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David Kingsley

David Kingsley
David KingsleyAssociate Professor
  • College
    College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Department
    Economics
  • Phone
    (978) 934-4000
  • Email

Research Interests

Experimental Economics, Cooperation, Institutions, Behavioral Economics

Education

  • Ph D: Economics, (2007), University of Colorado Boulder - Boulder, CO
  • MA: Economics, (2004), University of Colorado Boulder - Boulder, CO
  • BS: Business, (2001), University of New Hampshire Durham - Durham, NH

Biography

Kingsley is a behavioral economist who investigates strategic decision making using lab experiments. Much of his work considers decision making within social dilemmas –public goods and common pool resources. Such markets often fail because what is in the self-interest of the individual is at odds with what is in the interest of the group. His research explores the types of institutions (rules) groups are willing to self-impose to induce cooperative behavior. His research has been funded by the U.S. Forest Service and the International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics and has been published in the Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Applied Economics Letters, Journal of Public Economics, Land Economics, Economics Bulletin, Journal of Environmental Economics Policy and Economics Letters.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Departmental Teaching Award (2012), Teaching - University of Massachusetts Lowell Department of Economics
  • Economics Prize (2006), Scholarship/Research - University of the West Indies

Selected Publications

  • Kingsley, D., Brown, T.C. (2016) "Endogenous and costly institutional deterrence in a public good experiment," Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics 62: pp. 33-41
  • Kingsley, D. (2016) "Endowment Heterogeneity and Peer Punishment in a Public Good Experiment: Cooperation and Normative Conflict," Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics 60: pp. 49-61
  • Kingsley, D. (2015) "Peer Punishment Across Payoff Equivalent Public Good and Common Pool Resource Experiments," Journal of the Economic Science Association 1:2 pp. 197-204
  • McDonough, C.C., Kingsley, D. (2015) "The Impact of Mobile Broadband on the Digital Divide Affecting Older Adults," International Telecommunications Policy Review 22:2 pp. 27-42
  • Kingsley, D., Brown, T.C. (2015) "Endogenous and Costly Institutional Deterrence," Applied Economics Letters 22:7 pp. 544
  • Kingsley, D., Liu, B. (2014) "Cooperation Across Payoff Equivalent Public Good and Common Pool Resource Experiments," Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics 51: pp. 79-84
  • Kingsley, D., Brown, T.C. (2013) "Non-Market Valuation and Paired Comparison Experiments: A test of robustness," Journal of Environmental Economic Policy 2:2 pp. 119-132
  • Kingsley, D., Brown, T.C. (2013) "Preference Learning and the Willingness to Pay - Willingness to Accept Disparity," Economics Letters 120:3 pp. 473-476
  • Kingsley, D., Brown, T.C. (2012) "Does Prompting for Revision Influence Subjects' Offers in Willingness to Accept-Willingness to Pay Lab Experiments?," Economics Bulletin 32:3 pp. 2580-2585
  • Kingsley, D., Brown, T.C. (2010) "Preference Uncertainty, Preference Learning, and Paired Comparison Experiments," Land Economics 86:3 pp. 530-544
  • Kingsley, D., Brown, T.C., Peterson, G.L., Flores, N.E., Clarke, A., Birjulin, A. (2008) "Reliability of Individual Valuations of Public and Private Goods: Choice Consistency, Response Time, and Preference Refinement," Journal of Public Economics 92:7 pp. 1595-1606

Selected Presentations

  • Behavior in Symmetric Public Goods and Common Pool Resource Games - Economic Science Association, June 2012 - New York, New York
  • Endowment Heterogeneity and Informal Sanctions in Public Goods Games - Eastern Economic Association, March 2012 - Boston, Massachusetts

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Department of Economics Fellowship (), Fellowship - University of the West Indies Department of Economics
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell Seed Grant (), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Kingsley, D. (Co-Principal), Tran, N. (Co-Principal), Liu, B. (Co-Principal)
  • USDA Forest Service grant 10-CR-11221636-255 (), Grant - USDA Forest Service
    Kingsley, D. (Co-Principal), Brown, T. (Co-Principal)
  • Experimental Games in Entrepreneurial Finance (), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Ciuchta, M. (Co-Principal), Kingsley, D. (Co-Principal)
  • Formal versus Informal Sanctioning Institutions in Public Goods Games: Endogenous (2014), Grant -
    Kingsley, D. (Principal)
  • Preference Learning and Individual Values (2010), -
    Kingsley, D. (Principal)
  • Department of Economics Fellowship (2004), Fellowship - University of the West Indies Department of Economics