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Bradley Ruffle joined the department of economics at Wilfrid Laurier University in 2013. Previously, Ruffle was a professor at Ben-Gurion University, Israel. He earned his BA in economics and mathematics from York University, Glendon College and his MA and PhD in economics from Princeton University.
Ruffle is an experimental and behavioral economist. He uses experimental methods in the laboratory and in the field to test theories and examine economic and social phenomena. His research spans a diverse range of topics that include large-buyer discounts; fairness in negotiations; optimal pricing to introduce a network good; methods to collude in diverse environments; how different forms of taxation affect consumer purchases and individual labor-supply decisions; the role of beauty in hiring decisions; mechanisms for eliciting honest reporting; how religious groups are able to achieve high levels of within-group trust and cooperation; and reasons for in-kind gift-giving. He has published in top journals in economics, management and anthropology such as American Economic Review, Economic Journal, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Management Science, Current Anthropology, RAND Journal of Economics and Journal of Public Economics.
Ruffle, Bradley J. and Yossef Tobol (2017) “Clever Enough to Tell the Truth,” Experimental Economics, 20:1, 130–155.
Ruffle, Bradley J. and Oscar Volij (2016) “First-Mover Advantage in Two-Sided Competitions: An Experimental Comparison of Role Assignment Rules,” International Journal of Game Theory, 45:4, 933–970.
Feldman, Naomi E. and Bradley J. Ruffle (2015) “The Impact of Including, Adding and Subtracting a Tax on Demand,” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 7:1, 95–118.
Ruffle, Bradley J. and Ze'ev Shtudiner (2015) “Are Good-Looking People more Employable?” Management Science, 61:8, 1760–1776.
Ruffle, Bradley J. and Yossef Tobol (2014) “Honest on Mondays: Honesty and the temporal separation between decisions and payoffs,” European Economic Review, 65, 126-135.
Ruffle, Bradley J. (2013) “When do large buyers pay less? Experimental evidence,” Journal of Industrial Economics, 61:1, 108-137.
Blumkin, Tomer, Bradley J. Ruffle and Yosef Ganun (2012) “Are Income and Consumption Taxes Ever Really Equivalent? Evidence from a Real-Effort Experiment,” European Economic Review, 56, 1200-1219.
Kaplan, Todd R. and Bradley J. Ruffle (2012) “Which Way to Cooperate?” Economic Journal, 122, 1042-1068.
Kaplan, Todd R. and Bradley J. Ruffle (2009) “In search of welfare-improving gifts,” European Economic Review, 53, 445-460.
Normann, Hans-Theo, Bradley J. Ruffle and Christopher M. Snyder (2007) “Do Buyer-Size Discounts Depend on the Curvature of the Surplus Function? Experimental Tests of Bargaining Models,” RAND Journal of Economics, 38:3, 747-767.