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Nathan Berg

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First Name:Nathan
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Last Name:Berg
RePEc Short-ID:pbe334
Department of Economics University of Otago PO Box 56 Dunedin 9054 New Zealand


Department of Economics
School of Business
University of Otago

Dunedin, New Zealand

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64 3 479 8171
P.O. Box 56, Dunedin
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Working papers

  1. M. Akhtaruzzaman & Nathan Berg & Christopher Hajzler, 2017. "Expropriation Risk and FDI in Developing Countries: Does Return of Capital Dominate Return on Capital?," Staff Working Papers 17-9, Bank of Canada.
  2. Jeong-Yoo Kim & Nathan Berg, 2014. ": Quantity restrictions with imperfect enforcement in an over-used commons: Permissive regulation to reduce over-use?," Working Papers 1406, University of Otago, Department of Economics, revised May 2014.
  3. Nathan Berg & Jeong-Yoo Kim, 2013. "Prohibition of Riba and Gharar: A signaling and screening explanation?," Working Papers 1314, University of Otago, Department of Economics, revised Nov 2013.
  4. Nathan Berg & Todd Gabel, 2013. "Effects of New Welfare Reform Strategies on Welfare Participation: Microdata Estimates from Canada," Working Papers 1304, University of Otago, Department of Economics, revised Feb 2013.
  5. Berg, Nathan, 2010. "Behavioral Economics," MPRA Paper 26587, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  6. Berg, Nathan & Kim, Jeong-Yoo, 2010. "Demand for Self Control: A model of Consumer Response to Programs and Products that Moderate Consumption," MPRA Paper 26593, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  7. Kameda, Tatsuya & Tsukasaki, Takafumi & Hastie, Reid & Berg, Nathan, 2010. "Democracy under uncertainty: The ‘wisdom of crowds’ and the free-rider problem in group decision making," MPRA Paper 26584, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  8. Berg, Nathan & Hoffrage, Ulrich, 2010. "Compressed environments: Unbounded optimizers should sometimes ignore information," MPRA Paper 26372, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  9. Berg, Nathan & Biele, Guido & Gigerenzer, Gerd, 2010. "Does Consistency Predict Accuracy of Beliefs?: Economists Surveyed About PSA," MPRA Paper 24976, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  10. Berg, Nathan & Eckel, Catherine & Johnson, Cathleen, 2010. "Inconsistency Pays?: Time-inconsistent subjects and EU violators earn more," MPRA Paper 26589, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  11. Berg, Nathan, 2010. "Success from Satisficing and Imitation: Entrepreneurs’ Location Choice and Implications of Heuristics for Local Economic Development," MPRA Paper 26594, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  12. Berg, Nathan & Gabel, Todd, 2010. "New Reform Strategies and Welfare Participation in Canada," MPRA Paper 26591, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  13. Berg, Nathan & Gigerenzer, Gerd, 2010. "As-if behavioral economics: Neoclassical economics in disguise?," MPRA Paper 26586, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  14. Berg, Nathan, 2009. "Experiments to generate new data about school choice," MPRA Paper 26367, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  15. Berg, Nathan, 2009. "Illusive competition in school reform: Comment on Merrifield's "Imagined evidence and false imperatives"," MPRA Paper 26371, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  16. Berg, Nathan, 2008. "Imitation in location choice," MPRA Paper 26592, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  17. Berg, Nathan & Murdoch, James, 2008. "Access to grocery stores in Dallas," MPRA Paper 26585, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  18. Berg, Nathan & Gu, Anthony Y. & Lien, Donald, 2007. "Dynamic correlation: A tool hedging house-price risk?," MPRA Paper 26368, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  19. Berg, Nathan, 2007. "Introduction: Behavioral economics, business decision making and applied policy analysis," MPRA Paper 26369, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  20. Berg, Nathan, 2006. "Behavioral Labor Economics," MPRA Paper 26366, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  21. Berg, Nathan & Gigerenzer, Gerd, 2006. "Peacemaking among inconsistent rationalities?," MPRA Paper 26588, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  22. Berg, Nathan, 2005. "Non-response bias," MPRA Paper 26373, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  23. Berg, Nathan, 2002. "Behavioral cost-benefit economics: Toward a new normative approach to policy," MPRA Paper 26370, University Library of Munich, Germany.


  1. Berg, Nathan & Preston, Kate L., 2017. "Willingness to pay for local food?: Consumer preferences and shopping behavior at Otago Farmers Market," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, pages 343-361.
  2. Akhtaruzzaman, Muhammad & Berg, Nathan & Lien, Donald, 2017. "Confucius Institutes and FDI flows from China to Africa," China Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 44(C), pages 241-252.
  3. Akhtaruzzaman, M. & Berg, Nathan & Hajzler, Christopher, 2017. "Expropriation risk and FDI in developing countries: Does return of capital dominate return on capital?," European Journal of Political Economy, Elsevier, vol. 49(C), pages 84-107.
  4. Kim, Jeong-Yoo & Berg, Nathan, 2017. "Reexamining the Schmalensee effect," Economics - The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW), vol. 11, pages 1-12.
  5. Nathan Berg & Todd Gabel, 2017. "Who was affected by new welfare reform strategies? Microdata estimates from Canada," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 49(14), pages 1395-1413, March.
  6. Nathan Berg & Jeong-Yoo Kim, 2016. "Harsh Norms And Screening For Loyalty," Bulletin of Economic Research, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 68(3), pages 205-217, April.
  7. Berg, Nathan & Biele, Guido & Gigerenzer, Gerd, 2016. "Consistent Bayesians Are No More Accurate Than Non-Bayesians: Economists Surveyed About PSA," Review of Behavioral Economics, now publishers, vol. 3(2), pages 189-219, July.
  8. Berg, Nathan & El-Komi, Mohamed & Kim, Jeong-Yoo, 2016. "Market segmentation and non-uniform Shariah standards in Islamic finance," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 132(S), pages 39-49.
  9. Nathan Berg & Jeong-Yoo Kim, 2016. "Equilibrium National Border and Its Stability," Prague Economic Papers, University of Economics, Prague, pages 637-654.
  10. Nathan Berg & Teresa D. Nelson, 2016. "Pregnancy and Dropout: Effects of Family, Neighborhood, and High School Characteristics on Girls’ Fertility and Dropout Status," Population Research and Policy Review, Springer;Southern Demographic Association (SDA), vol. 35(6), pages 757-789, December.
  11. Kim, Jeong-Yoo & Lee, Myeong Ho & Berg, Nathan, 2016. "Peak-load pricing in duopoly," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 57(C), pages 47-54.
  12. Nathan Berg & Todd Gabel, 2015. "Did Canadian welfare reform work? The effects of new reform strategies on social assistance participation," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 48(2), pages 494-528, May.
  13. Nathan Berg & Jeong-Yoo Kim, 2015. "Quantity Restrictions with Imperfect Enforcement in an Overused Commons: Permissive Regulation to Reduce Overuse?," Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (JITE), Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, vol. 171(2), pages 308-329, June.
  14. Lim, Yoonsung & Kim, Jeong-Yoo & Berg, Nathan, 2015. "Price asymmetry revisited from a marketing perspective," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 49(C), pages 314-319.
  15. Monti, Marco & Pelligra, Vittorio & Martignon, Laura & Berg, Nathan, 2014. "Retail investors and financial advisors: New evidence on trust and advice taking heuristics," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 67(8), pages 1749-1757.
  16. Berg, Nathan, 2014. "Success from satisficing and imitation: Entrepreneurs' location choice and implications of heuristics for local economic development," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 67(8), pages 1700-1709.
  17. Nathan Berg, 2014. "The consistency and ecological rationality approaches to normative bounded rationality," Journal of Economic Methodology, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 21(4), pages 375-395, December.
  18. Marco Monti & Riccardo Boero & Nathan Berg & Gerd Gigerenzer & Laura Martignon, 2012. "How do common investors behave? Information search and portfolio choice among bank customers and university students," Mind & Society: Cognitive Studies in Economics and Social Sciences, Springer;Fondazione Rosselli, vol. 11(2), pages 203-233, December.
  19. Nathan Berg & Ulrich Hoffrage & Katarzyna Abramczuk, 2010. "Fast Acceptance by Common Experience - FACE-recognition in Schelling's model of neighborhood segregation," Judgment and Decision Making, Society for Judgment and Decision Making, vol. 5(5), pages 391-410, August.
  20. Nathan Berg & Gerd Gigerenzer, 2010. "As-if behavioral economics: neoclassical economics in disguise?," History of Economic Ideas, Fabrizio Serra Editore, Pisa - Roma, vol. 18(1), pages 133-166.
  21. Nathan Berg & Donald Lien, 2009. "Sexual orientation and self-reported lying," Review of Economics of the Household, Springer, vol. 7(1), pages 83-104, March.
  22. Berg, Nathan & Faria, Joao, 2008. "Negatively correlated author seniority and the number of acknowledged people: Name-recognition as a signal of scientific merit?," Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics), Elsevier, vol. 37(3), pages 1234-1247, June.
  23. Berg, Nathan, 2008. "S. Bowles, Microeconomics: Behavior, Institutions, and Evolution , Princeton University Press, Princeton and Oxford (2004) ISBN 978-0-691-09163-1 608 pp., Price: US$ 75," Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics), Elsevier, vol. 37(1), pages 444-447, February.
  24. Berg, Nathan & Hoffrage, Ulrich, 2008. "Rational ignoring with unbounded cognitive capacity," Journal of Economic Psychology, Elsevier, vol. 29(6), pages 792-809, December.
  25. Nathan Berg & Shlomo Maital, 2007. "Tailoring globalisation to national needs and well-being: one size never fits all," Global Business and Economics Review, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 9(2/3), pages 319-334.
  26. Nathan Berg & Gerd Gigerenzer, 2007. "Psychology Implies Paternalism? Bounded Rationality may Reduce the Rationale to Regulate Risk-Taking," Social Choice and Welfare, Springer;The Society for Social Choice and Welfare, vol. 28(2), pages 337-359, February.
  27. Nathan Berg & Donald Lien, 2006. "Same-sex sexual behaviour: US frequency estimates from survey data with simultaneous misreporting and non-response," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 38(7), pages 757-769.
  28. Nathan Berg, 2006. "A Simple Bayesian Procedure for Sample Size Determination in an Audit of Property Value Appraisals," Real Estate Economics, American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, vol. 34(1), pages 133-155, March.
  29. Berg, Nathan, 2005. "Schmid, Allan. Conflict and Cooperation: Institutional and Behavioral Economics, Blackwell, 2004, Malden, MA (342 pp., Price: US$ 39.95), ISBN 1-4051-1356-1," Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics), Elsevier, vol. 34(6), pages 866-868, December.
  30. Nathan Berg, 2005. "Decision-making environments in which unboundedly rational decision makers choose to ignore relevant information," Global Business and Economics Review, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 7(1), pages 59-73.
  31. Berg, Nathan & Lein, Donald, 2005. "Does society benefit from investor overconfidence in the ability of financial market experts?," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 58(1), pages 95-116, September.
  32. Berg, Nathan, 2004. "No-decision classification: an alternative to testing for statistical significance," Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics), Elsevier, vol. 33(5), pages 631-650, November.
  33. Nathan Berg, 2003. "Hedging housing risk in the new economy: is there a connection, and should firms care?," Global Business and Economics Review, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 5(1), pages 10-36.
  34. Nathan Berg & Donald Lien, 2003. "Tracking error decision rules and accumulated wealth," Applied Mathematical Finance, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 10(2), pages 91-119.
  35. Berg, Nathan, 2003. "Normative behavioral economics," Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics), Elsevier, vol. 32(4), pages 411-427, September.
  36. Nathan Berg, 2002. "Coping with journal-price inflation: leading policy proposals and the quality-spectrum," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 4(14), pages 1-7.
  37. Nathan Berg & Donald Lien, 2002. "Measuring The Effect Of Sexual Orientation On Income: Evidence Of Discrimination?," Contemporary Economic Policy, Western Economic Association International, vol. 20(4), pages 394-414, October.

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NEP is an announcement service for new working papers, with a weekly report in each of many fields. This author has had 15 papers announced in NEP. These are the fields, ordered by number of announcements, along with their dates. If the author is listed in the directory of specialists for this field, a link is also provided.
  1. NEP-CBE: Cognitive & Behavioural Economics (7) 2010-09-25 2010-11-13 2010-11-20 2010-11-20 2010-12-18 2010-12-18 2013-08-31. Author is listed
  2. NEP-EVO: Evolutionary Economics (5) 2010-09-25 2010-11-20 2010-11-20 2010-12-18 2010-12-18. Author is listed
  3. NEP-UPT: Utility Models & Prospect Theory (5) 2010-11-13 2010-11-20 2010-12-18 2010-12-18 2013-08-31. Author is listed
  4. NEP-HPE: History & Philosophy of Economics (4) 2010-09-25 2010-11-20 2010-12-18 2010-12-18
  5. NEP-MIC: Microeconomics (4) 2010-09-25 2010-11-20 2010-11-20 2010-12-18
  6. NEP-EXP: Experimental Economics (3) 2010-11-20 2010-11-20 2010-12-18
  7. NEP-NEU: Neuroeconomics (3) 2010-11-20 2010-12-18 2010-12-18
  8. NEP-ENV: Environmental Economics (2) 2010-11-13 2015-02-16
  9. NEP-FOR: Forecasting (2) 2010-09-25 2010-11-20
  10. NEP-SOC: Social Norms & Social Capital (2) 2010-12-18 2010-12-18
  11. NEP-CDM: Collective Decision-Making (1) 2010-11-20
  12. NEP-DCM: Discrete Choice Models (1) 2010-11-20
  13. NEP-ENT: Entrepreneurship (1) 2010-11-20
  14. NEP-GEO: Economic Geography (1) 2010-11-20
  15. NEP-INT: International Trade (1) 2017-03-05
  16. NEP-LAW: Law & Economics (1) 2015-02-16
  17. NEP-MKT: Marketing (1) 2010-11-20
  18. NEP-PKE: Post Keynesian Economics (1) 2010-12-18
  19. NEP-POL: Positive Political Economics (1) 2010-11-20
  20. NEP-REG: Regulation (1) 2015-02-16
  21. NEP-URE: Urban & Real Estate Economics (1) 2010-11-20


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