Selected Papers by Topic (PDF Format)

Corruption

2017 Corruption in Community Driven Development: A Kenyan Case Study with Insights from Indonesia. U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre. Forthcoming. [Jean Ensminger]
n.d. Measuring Corruption: Unmasking Strategic Data Manipulation and Theft of Development Aid. Submitted for publication. [Jean Ensminger and Jetson Leder-Luis]
n.d. Inside Corruption Networks: Following the Money in Community Driven Development. Unpublished manuscript. [Jean Ensminger]

Experimental Economics

2014 Experimenting with Social Norms: Fairness and Punishment in Cross-Cultural Perspective. New York: The Russell Sage Foundation Press. [Jean Ensminger and Joseph Henrich, editors]
2014 Introduction, Project History, and Guide to the Volume.
Chapter 1 in: Experimenting with Social Norms: Fairness and Punishment in Cross-Cultural Perspective, Jean Ensminger and Joseph Heinrich, eds. Pp. 3-18. New York: Russell Sage Foundation Press. [Jean Ensminger and Joseph Heinrich]
2014 Theoretical Foundations: The Coevolution of Social Norms, Intrinsic Motivation, Markets, and the Institutions of Complex Societies.
Chapter 2 in: Experimenting with Social Norms: Fairness and Punishment in Cross-Cultural Perspective, Jean Ensminger and Joseph Heinrich, eds. Pp. 19-44. New York: Russell Sage Foundation Press. [Joseph Heinrich and Jean Ensminger]
2014 Cross-Cultural Experimental Methods, Sites, and Variables.
Chapter 3 in: Experimenting with Social Norms: Fairness and Punishment in Cross-Cultural Perspective, Jean Ensminger and Joseph Heinrich, eds. Pp. 45-87. New York: Russell Sage Foundation Press. [Jean Ensminger, Abigail Barr, and Joseph Henrich]
2014 Major Empirical Results: Markets, Religion, Community Size and the Evolution of Fairness and Punishment.
Chapter 4 in: Experimenting with Social Norms: Fairness and Punishment in Cross-Cultural Perspective, Jean Ensminger and Joseph Heinrich, eds. Pp. 89-148. New York: Russell Sage Foundation Press. [Joseph Henrich, Jean Ensminger, Abigail Barr, and Richard McElreath]
2014 Double-Blind Dictator Games in Africa and the United States: Differential Experimenter Effects.
Chapter 5 in: Experimenting with Social Norms: Fairness and Punishment in Cross-Cultural Perspective, Jean Ensminger and Joseph Heinrich, eds. Pp. 149-157. New York: Russell Sage Foundation Press. [Carolyn Lesorogol and Jean Ensminger]
2014 Prosociality in Rural America: Evidence from Dictator, Ultimatum, Public Goods, and Trust Games.
Chapter 18 in: Experimenting with Social Norms: Fairness and Punishment in Cross-Cultural Perspective, Jean Ensminger and Joseph Heinrich, eds. Pp. 445-464. New York: Russell Sage Foundation Press. [Jean Ensminger and Kathleen Cook]
2012 Does Account for Variation in Game Behavior.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109(2): E32-33. [Henrich, Joseph, Robert Boyd, Richard McElreath, Michael Gurven, Peter J. Richerson, Jean Ensminger, Michael Alvard, Abigail Barr, Clark Barrett, Alexander Bolyantz, Colin F. Camerer, Juan-Camilo Cardenas, Ernst Fehr, Herbert M. Gintis, Francisco Gil-White, Edwins Laban Gwako, Natalie Henrich, Kim Hill, Carolyn Lesorogol, John Q. Patton, Frank W. Marlowe, David P. Tracer, and John Ziker]
2010 Markets, Religion, Community Size and the Evolution of Fairness and Punishment.
Science,  March, 2010, 327:  1480-1484. [Joseph Henrich, Jean Ensminger, Richard McElreath, Abigail Barr, Clark Barrett, Alexander Bolyanatz, Juan Camilo Cardenas, Michael Gurven, Edwins Gwako, Natalie Henrich, Carolyn Lesorogol, Frank Marlowe, David Tracer, and John Ziker]
2010 Social Networks and Trust:  Results from Cross-Cultural Economic Experiments.
Chapter 3 in:  Who Can We Trust:  How Groups, Networks, and Institutions make Trust Possible, Karen S. Cook, Margaret Levi, and Russell Hardin, eds.  Pp. 65-90.  New York:  Russell Sage Foundation Press. [Abigail Barr, Jean Ensminger, and Jeffrey C. Johnson]
2009 Homo Æqualis: A Cross-Society Experimental Analysis of Three Bargaining Games.
Department of Economics Discussion Paper Series: 422, CSAE WPS/2009-02. [Abigail Barr, Chris Wallace, Jean Ensminger, Joseph Henrich, Clark Barrett, Alexander Boyanatz, Juan Camilo Cardenas, Michael Gurven, Edwins Gwako, Carolyn Lesorogol, Frank Marlowe, Richard McElreath, David Tracer, and John Ziker]
2008 More ‘altruistic’ punishment in larger societies.
Proceedings of the Royal Society of Biology, 275:  587-590. [F.W. Marlowe, J.C. Berbesque, A. Barr, A., C. Barrett, A. Bolyanatz, J. C. Cardenas, J. Ensminger, M. Gurven, E. Gwako, J. Henrich, N. Henrich, C. Lesorogol, R. McElreath, D. Tracer]
2006 Costly Punishment Across Human Societies.
Science, June, 2006, 312(23):  1767-1770. [Joseph Henrich, Richard McElreath, Abigail Barr, Jean Ensminger, Clark Barrett, Alexander Bolyanatz, Juan Camilo Cardenas, Michael Gurven, Edwins Gwako, Natalie Henrich, Carolyn Lesorogol, Frank Marlowe, David Tracer, and John Ziker]
2005 ‘Economic Man’ in Cross-cultural Perspective:  Behavioral Experiments in 15 Small-scale Societies.
The Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Dec 28(6):795-815; discussion 815-855. [Joseph Henrich, Robert Boyd, Samuel Bowles, Colin Camerer, Ernst Fehr, Herbert Gintis, Richard McElreath, Michael Alvard, Abigail Barr, Jean Ensminger, Natalie Smith Henrich, Kim Hill, Francisco Gil-White, Michael Gurven, Frank Marlowe, John Q. Patton, and David Tracer]
2004 Market Integration and Fairness:  Evidence from Ultimatum, Dictator, and Public Goods Experiments in East Africa.
Chapter 12 in:  Foundations of Human Sociality:  Economic Experiments and Ethnographic Evidence from Fifteen Small-Scale Societies, Joseph Henrich, Robert Boyd, Samuel Bowles, Colin Camerer, Ernst Fehr, and Herbert Gintis, editors.  Pp. 356-381. London:  Oxford University press. [Jean Ensminger]
2002 Experimental Economics in the Bush.
Engineering and Science, LXV: 2: 6-16. [Jean Ensminger]
2002 Experimental Economics:  A Powerful New Tool for Theory Testing in Anthropology.
Chapter 3 in:  Theory in Economic Anthropology, Jean Ensminger, ed. Pp. 59-78.  Lanham, MD:  AltaMira Press. [Jean Ensminger]
2000 Experimental Economics in the Bush:  How Institutions Matter.
Chapter 13 in:  Institutions and Organizations, Claude Menard, ed.  Pp. 158-171. London:  Edward Elgar. [Jean Ensminger]

African Political Economy

2002 Introduction: Theory in Economic Anthropology at the Turn of the Century.
Chapter 1 in:  Theory in Economic Anthropology, Jean Ensminger, ed.  Pp. 59-78. Lanham, MD:  AltaMira Press. [Jean Ensminger]
2001 Reputations, Trust, and the Principal Agent Problem.
Chapter 6 in:  Trust and Society, Karen Cook, ed.  Pp. 185-201.  New York, New York:  Russell Sage Foundation. [Jean Ensminger]
1998 Anthropology and the New Institutionalism.
Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 154(4):774-789. [Jean Ensminger]
1998 Conflict over Changing Social Norms.
Chapter 5 in:  The New Institutionalism in Economic Sociology, Mary Brinton and Victor Nee, eds.  Pp. 105-126.  New York, New York:  Russell Sage Foundation. [Jack Knight and Jean Ensminger]
1997 Transaction Costs and Islam:  Explaining Conversion in Africa.
Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 152(1):4-29. [Jean Ensminger]
1997 Changing Social Norms:  Common Property, Bridewealth, and Clan Exogamy (with CA comment).
Current Anthropology, 38(1)1-24. [Jean Ensminger and Jack Knight]
1997 Changing Property Rights:  Reconciling Formal and Informal Rights to Land in Africa.
Chapter 8 in:  The Frontiers of the New Institutional Economics, John N. Drobak and John V.C. Nye, eds.  Pp. 165-198.  New York, New York:  Academic Press. [Jean Ensminger]
1994 The Political Economy of Religion:  An Economic Anthropologist’s Perspective.
Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 150(4): 745-754. [Jean Ensminger]
1994 Transaction Costs Through Time:  The Case of Orma Pastoralists of East Africa.
Chapter 3 in:  Anthropology and Institutional Economics, James Acheson, ed.  Pp. 69-86.  New York:  University Press of America. [Jean Ensminger]
1992 Making a Market: The Institutional Transformation of an African Society.
New York:  Cambridge University Press. [Jean Ensminger]
1991 The Political Economy of Changing Property Rights: Dismantling a Pastoral Commons.
American Ethnologist, 18(4):683-699. [Jean Ensminger and Andrew Rutten]
1991 Structural Transformation and Its Consequences for Orma Women Pastoralists.
In Structural Adjustment and African Women Farmers, Christina H. Gladwin, ed. Pp. 281-300. Gainesville: University of Florida Press.
1990 Co-Opting the Elders:  The Political Economy of State Incorporation in Africa.
American Anthropologist, 92(3):662-675. [Jean Ensminger]

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