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John Spraggon, Associate Professor

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Spraggon, John M. (PI). “Reward the Lucky, Punish the Unlucky.” School of Behavioral Sciences Research Grant, University of Massachusetts Amherst, $6000. Fall 2013- Spring 2015.

U. S. Environmental Protection Agency—Science to Achieve Results.  “Experimental Testbeds for New Applications of Environmental Trading Programs.” 9/1/2007 to 8/31/2010,  with John Stranlund, James Murphy, John Spraggon, Timothy Cason, Vernon Smith, Stephen Rassenti, David Porter. $987,124.74.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Standard Research Grant 410-2002-0632, “Enforcement in markets for tradable emission permits”, 2002-2005.

Papers Published

Suter, Jordan, F., John M. Spraggon and Greg L. Poe, 2013. “Thin and lumpy: an experimental investigation of water quality trading.” Water Resources and Economics 1, 36-60.

Spraggon, John M., 2013. “The Impact of Information and Cost Heterogeneity on Firm Behavior under an Ambient Tax/Subsidy Instrument.” Journal of Environmental Management, 122, 137-143. >>Instructions

Oxoby, Robert J., and John M. Spraggon, 2013. “A Clear and Present Minority: Heterogeneity in the Source of Endowments and the Provision of Public Goods.” Economic Inquiry, 51(4), 2071-2082.

Lopez, Maria Claudia, James J. Murphy, John M. Spraggon and John K. Stranlund, 2012.  “Comparing the Effectiveness of Regulation and Individual Emotions to Enhance Cooperation: Experimental Evidence from Fishing Communities in Colombia.” Economic Inquiry, 50(1), 131-142.

Stranlund, John K., James J. Murphy and John M. Spraggon, 2011.  “An Experimental Analysis of Compliance in Dynamic Emissions Markets.”  Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 62, 414-429.

McEvoy, David M.; James J. Murphy, John Spraggon, and John K. Stranlund, 2011.  “The Problem of Maintaining Compliance within Stable Coalitions: Experimental Evidence.”  Department of Resource Economics, University of Massachusetts-Amherst Working paper 2008-2. Oxford Economic Papers, 63(3), 475-498.

Spraggon, John M., and Robert J. Oxoby, 2010. “Ambient-Based Policy Instruments:  The Role of Recommendations and Presentation.”  Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, 39/2, 262-274.

Spraggon, John M., and Robert J. Oxoby, 2009.  “Game Theory for Playing Games: Sophistication in a Negative-Externality Experiment.”  Economic Inquiry, 47(3), 467-481. >> Instructions

“Whither Found Money Effects?  An Experimental Investigation of Endowment Source Heterogeneity in Two-Person Public Good Games.”  Economics Letters, 104(2), 2009, 102-105, with R. J. Oxoby.

"Mine and Yours: Property Rights in Dictator Games." Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 65, (2008), 703-713. With R. J. Oxoby.

“Individual Decision Making in Exogenous Targeting Instrument Experiments”, Experimental Economics , 7, (2004), 249-269.

“Testing Ambient Pollution Instruments with Heterogeneous Agents”, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management , 48, (2004), 837-856.

"Exogenous Targeting Instruments as a Solution to Group Moral Hazards." Journal of Public Economics 84(3), (2002), 427-456.

"Can Double Auctions Control Monopoly and Monopsony Power in Emissions Trading Markets?" Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 44, (2002), 70-92. with Andrew Muller, Stuart Mestelman and Rob Godby.

Chapters in Books

Stranlund, John K., James J. Murphy, and John M. Spraggon, 2013. “Imperfect Enforcement of Emissions Trading and Industry Welfare:  A Laboratory Investigation.”  Handbook on Experimental Economics and the Environment.  John A. List and Michael K. Price editors, Edward Elgar Publishing.

Lopez, Maria Claudia, James J. Murphy, John M. Spraggon and John K. Stranlund, 2013.  “Does Government Regulation Complement Existing Community Efforts to Support Cooperation? Evidence from Field Experiments in Colombia.”  Handbook on Experimental Economics and the Environment. John A. List and Michael K. Price editors, Edward Elgar Publishing.

Oxoby, Robert J. and John Spraggon. "The Effects of Recommended Play on Compliance with Ambient Pollution Targeting Instruments." Environmental Economics, Experimental Methods. Todd L. Cherry, Stephan Kroll and Jason F. Shogren, (Eds.), Taylor & Francis Ltd., 2008 (Refereed).

Working Papers

Spraggon, John, M., John K. Stranlund and Lucia Andrea Vergara Sobarzo, 2012. “A note on stochastic Public Revelation and voluntary contributions to public goods.” With Economics Letters. >>Instructions

Other Publications (Not Refereed)

Suter, Jordan F., John M. Spraggon and Greg L. Poe. Water quality trading experiments:  Thin markets and lumpy capital investments. "Global Water Forum Discussion Paper", number 1328.

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