Professor Camerer earned a BA degree in quantitative studies from Johns Hopkins in 1977, and an MBA in finance (1979) and a Ph.D. in decision theory (1981, at age 22) from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.
Professor Colin F. Camerer is the Rea and Lela Axline Professor of Business Economics at the California Institute of Technology (located in Pasadena, California), where he teaches cognitive psychology and economics.
Before coming to Caltech in 1994, Camerer worked at the Kellogg, Wharton, and University of Chicago business schools. He studies both behavioral and experimental economics.
- "Self-tuning experience weighted attraction learning in games" (updated) with Teck Ho, Kuan Chong. Journal of Economic Theory, March 2007 (posted 9.4.07)
- "Field and Lab Convergence in Poisson LUPI Games" by Robert Ostling, Joseph Tao-yi Wang, Eileen Chou and Colin Camerer. SSE/EFI Working Paper Series in Economics and Finance No. 671.
- "Pinocchio's Pupil: Using Eyetracking and Pupil Dilation to Understand Truth-telling and Deception in Games" by Joseph Tao-yi Wang, Michael Spezio and Colin Camerer. April 26, 2006. (posted 6.27.06)
- "Behavioral Economics" by Colin Camerer, prepared for the World Congress of the Econometric Society, 2005, London 18-24 August 2005.
- "When Does 'Economic Man' Dominate Social Behavior?" by Colin F.Camerer and Ernst Fehr. Science, Vol. 311, 6 January 2006.
- 'Neural Systems Responding to Degrees of Uncertainty in Human Decision-Making.' by Ming Hsu, Meghana Bhatt, Ralph Adolphs, Daniel Tranel, and Colin F. Camerer Science 9 December 2005: Vol. 310. no. 5754, pp. 1680 - 1683
- 'Modeling the Psychology of Consumer and Firm Behavior with Behavioral Economics.' by Teck H. Ho, Noah Lim and Colin Camerer, in press. (Posted 9/23/05)
- 'Comment on "Development Economics through the Lens of Psychology" by Sendhil Mullainathan' by Colin F. Camerer in AWBC on Development Economics, 2005, Lessons of Experience, Eds.
Francois Bourguignon and Boris Pleskovic. (Posted 6/29/05)
- "Paper, commentary, replies" "Economic man" in cross-cultural perspective: Behavioral experiments in 15 small-scale societies. Henrich, Joseph; Robert Boyd;
Samuel Bowles; Colin Camerer; Ernst Fehr; Herbert Gintis; Richard McElreath; Michael Alvard; Abigail Barr; Jean Ensminger; Kim Hill;
Francisco Gil-White; Michael Gurven; Frank Marlowe; John Q. Patton; Natalie Smith; and David Tracer. Forthcoming 2005 with commentary and reply in Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Cambridge University Press. (Posted 2/17/06)
- Overconfidence and Excess Entry: An Experimental Approach. 1999. Camerer, Colin and Dan Lovallo. American Economic Review, Vol. 89, No. 1: 306-318.
Also available are the Raw Data and the Instructions. (Posted 5/13/05)
- Code Creation in Endogenous Merger Experiments. Feiler, Lauren and Colin F. Camerer. Feb 2006. Instructions. (Posted 2/17/06)
- Adam Smith, Behavioral Economist. Ashraf, Nava, Colin F. Camerer, and George Loewenstein. Page proofs for Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2005, Vol. 19, No. 3. (Posted 7/5/05)
- The Impact of Simple Institutions in
Experimental Economies with Poverty Traps. Capra, Mónica C., Tomomi Tanaka, Colin F. Camerer, Lauren Feiler,
Veronica Sovero, Lisa Wang, and Charles Noussair. February 2005.
- Getting to Know You:
Reputation and Trust in a Two-Person Economic Exchange. King-Casas, B., D. Tomlin, Anen D., C.F. Camerer, S.R. Quartz, and P.R. Montague. Science, 1 April 2005, Vol. 308, 78-83. (Posted 3/31/05)
- A learning-based model of repeated games with incomplete information. Chong, Juin-Kuan, Colin F. Camerer, and Teck H. Ho. Forthcoming in Games and Economic Behavior.
- Self-referential thinking and equilibrium as states of mind in games: fMRI evidence. Bhatt, Meghana and Colin F. Camerer. Galley proofs, in press Games and Economic Behavior. (Posted 4/21/05)
- Experimental law and economics. Camerer, Colin and Eric Talley. Forthcoming in Handbook of Law and Economics (A.M. Polinsky and Steve Shavell, eds., 2004).
- Three cheers--psychological, theoretical, empirical--for loss-aversion. Camerer, Colin F. Forthcoming in Journal of Marketing Research, May 2005.
- Neuroeconomics: How neuroscience can inform economics. Camerer, Colin; George Loewenstein; and Drazen Prelec. Journal of Economic Literature , 2005, XLIII, 9-64. Reprint in Sistemi Intelligenti, 2004, XVI(3), 337-48.(Posted 6/6/05)
- Neuroeconomics: Why economics needs brains. Camerer, Colin F.; George Loewenstein; and Drazen Prelec. Reprint in Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2004, Vol. 106, no. 3, 555-79. (Posted 9/10/05)
- Behavioral game theory: Thinking, learning, and teaching. Camerer, Colin
F.; Teck-Hua Ho; and Juin-Kuan Chong. Presented at the Nobel Symposium and forthcoming in a book edited by Steffen Huck, Essays in Honor of Werner Guth.
- Experiments on Intertemporal Consumption
with Habit Formation and Social Learning. Chua, Zhikang and Colin F. Camerer.
- Aging and decision making: A comparison between neurologically healthy elderly and young individuals. Kovalchik, Stephanie, Colin F. Camerer, David M. Grether, Charles
R. Plott, and John M. Allman. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, forthcoming.
- Thinking about attention in games: Backward and forward induction. Camerer, Colin and Eric Johnson. To appear in a book (title
tba), forthcoming 2003.
- Timing and virtual observability in ultimatum bargaining and "weak link" coordination games. Weber, Roberto; Colin F. Camerer; and Marc Knez. Experimental Economics, forthcoming 2003.
- "In Honor of Matthew Rabin: Winner of the John Bates Clark Medal." Camerer, Colin and Richard H. Thaler. Journal of Economic Perspectives, Vol. 17, No. 3 Summer 2003, 159-176.
- Strategizing in the brain. Camerer, Colin. Science. Vol. 300, June 13, 2003, 1673-1675.
- Behavioural studies of strategic thinking in games. Camerer, Colin F. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Vol. 7, No. 5 May 2003, 225-231.
- A cognitive hierarchy theory of one-shot games: Some preliminary results. Not intended for publication. Camerer, Colin F.; Teck-Hua Ho; and Juin Kuan Chong. 2002. Short version. Revised short version. Also, GAUSS code, raw
data, and detailed tables can be found at http://www.bschool.nus.edu.sg/depart/mk/bizcjk/think.htm . Raw data from many p-beauty contest data sets.
- The introduction to
the book Advances in Behavioral Economics (Camerer, Loewenstein, Rabin,
Editors). Princeton University Press, 2003.
- Measuring social norms and preferences using experimental games: A guide for social scientists. Camerer, Colin F. and Ernst Fehr. January 2003. In Foundations of Human Sociality: Experimental and
Ethnographic Evidence from 15 Small-scale Societies.
Oxford University Press, forthcoming.
- "Regulation for conservatives: Behavioral economics and the case for "asymmetric paternalism". Camerer, Colin; Samuel Issacharoff; George Loewenstein; Ted O'Donoghue; and Matthew Rabin. Univ. Penn. Law Review,
Vol. 151, Jan. 3, 2003, 2111-1254. Full symposium of related papers available here.
- Individual differences in EWA learning with partial payoff information. Ho, Teck H.;
Colin F. Camerer; and Xin Wang. March 13, 2002.
- The Economics of learning models: A self-tuning theory of learning in games. Ho, Teck H., Colin F. Camerer, and Juin-Kuan Chong. May 2004 version. Nov. 2002 version: Functional EWA: A one-parameter theory of learning in games. Includes 4 more data sets not in May 2002 version. May 2002 version.
- Cultural conflict and merger failure: An experimental approach.Weber, Roberto A. and
Colin F. Camerer. Management Science, Vol. 49, No. 4, April 2003, 400-415.
- Detecting failures of backward induction: Monitoring information search in sequential bargaining. Johnson, Eric J.; Colin F. Camerer; Sanker Sen; and Talia Rymon. Journal of Economic Theory, in press.
- Sophisticated Experience-Weighted Attraction learning and strategic teaching in repeated games. Camerer, Colin F.; Teck-Hua Ho; and Juin-Kuan Chong. Journal of Economic Theory, 2002.
- Experience-weighted attraction learning in sender-receiver signaling games. Anderson, Christopher M. and Colin F. Camerer. Journal of Economic Theory, 2000, Vol. 16, 689-718. (Posted 4/5/05)
- Social Science Working Paper No. 1080. "Increasing cooperation in prisoner's dilemmas by establishing a precedent of efficiency in coordination." Camerer, Colin F. and Marc Knez. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes 82, 2000, 194-216.
- Social Science Working Paper No. 1059. "The effects of financial incentives in experiments: A review and capital-labor-production framework.'' Camerer, Colin F. and Robin M. Hogarth. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty 1999, 7-42.
- Social Science Working Paper No. 1043. "The econometrics and behavioral economics of escalation of commitment: A
re-examination of Staw and Hoang's NBA data.'' Camerer, Colin F. and Roberto A. Weber. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 1999.
- Taxi Drivers and Beauty Contests. Engineering and Science, 1997, No. 1, 10-19. (Posted 6/15/05)
- Reputation and corporate strategy: a review of recent theory and implications. Weigelt, K. and Camerer, C. Strategic
Management Journal, 9, 1988, 443-454.