Selected Papers by Topic (PDF Format)

Corruption

2017 Written Testimony before the House Financial Services Committee, Subcommittee on International Monetary Policy and Trade on “Examining Results and Accountability at the World Bank.” March 22, 2017.

The full hearing can be found here [http://ow.ly/6ucp30cxeXM].

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 Unpublished manuscript.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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