Dr. J.T.R. (Jan) Stoop
My research is concerned with the measurement of social preferences of humans. I do this by means of lab experiments where (usually) students are playing a game behind a computer. These games gather insights into the social preferences of the participants. Besides lab experiments, I conduct field experiments in a 'natural environment', with non-student participants. The insights gathered from these experiments show to what degree the social preferences measured in the lab carry over the the real world.
Besides research on social preferences, I study how to design optimal labour contracts. This means that we study when employees exert most effort for their boss. One can think of a contract which pays on a per-unit base, or a scheme in which only the most productive employee receives money. The way in which I study these incentives is by means of lab experiments and field experiments.
J.A. List, D.P. van Soest, J.T.R. Stoop & H. Zhou (2020). On The Role of Group Size in Tournaments: Theory and Evidence from Lab and Field Experiments. Management Science, forthcomin.
D.P. Soest, van, J.T.R. Stoop & J. Vyrastekova (2016). Towards a delineation of the circumstances in which cooperation can be sustained in environmental and resource problems. Journal of Environmental Economics & Management, 77 (May), 1-13. doi: 10.1016/j.jeem.2015.12.004
J. Potters & J.T.R. Stoop (2016). Do cheaters in the lab also cheat in the field? European Economic Review, 87, 26-33. doi: 10.1016/j.euroecorev.2016.03.004
C. Noussair, D.P. Soest, van & J.T.R. Stoop (2015). Punishment, reward, and cooperation in a framed field experiment. Social Choice and Welfare, 45 (3), 537-559. doi: 10.1007/s00355-014-0841-8
C. Noussair & J.T.R. Stoop (2015). Time as a medium of reward in three social preference experiments. Experimental Economics, 18 (3), 442-456. doi: 10.1007/s10683-014-9415-y
C.N. Noussair, D.P. Soest, van & J.T.R. Stoop (2015). Cooperation in a Dynamic Fishing Game: A Framed Field Experiment (AER: Papers and Proceedings). The American Economic Review, 105 (5), 1-7. doi: 10.1257/aer.p20151018
J.T.R. Stoop (2014). From the lab to the field: envelopes, dictators and manners. Experimental Economics, 17 (2), 304-313. doi: 10.1007/s10683-013-9368-6
J.T.R. Stoop, C.N. Noussair & D.P. Soest, van (2012). From the lab to the field: Cooperation among fishermen. The Journal of Political Economy, 120 (6), 1027-1056. doi: 10.1086/669253
J.T.R. Stoop, D.P. Soest, van & J. Vyrastekova (2013). A tale of two carrots: the effectiveness of multiple reward stages in a common pool resource game. In John List & Michael Price (Eds.), Handbook on Experimental Economics and the Environment (pp. 291-318). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
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