Experimental Economics; Cooperation; Institutions; Behavioral Economics.
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.