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Jeffrey Livingston

Professor, Economics
Ph.D., Univ of Maryland-College Park, 2003
MA, Univ of Maryland-College Park, 2000
BA, University of Kansas, 1997
BA, University of Kansas, 1996
Office: Adamian Academic Center 171 | 781.891._2538 | jlivingston@bentley.edu
| Department Fax: 781.891.2896
                       


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Bio

Jeffrey A. Livingston is an Associate Professor of Economics at Bentley University. His research interests include many issues in Behavioral Economics. His current research focuses on education policy, discrimination, and whether and how irrational behavior and the individual level impacts market outcomes.

Teaching Interests

Applied microeconometrics; behavioral and experimental economics; game theory; principles of and intermediate microeconomics

Research Interests

Behavioral and experimental economics; economics of education

Professional Links

http://jefflivingston.org

Awards and Honors

2006, Bentley Publication Award, 2006
2005, Bentley Innovation in Teaching Award, 2005.

Publications

Journal Article(s)
Livingston, J. A. (2020). A virtue ethics critique of ethical dimensions of behavioral economics: Comments from a behavioral economist. BUSINESS AND SOCIETY REVIEW, 125 (2), 261-268.

Garrett, J., Livingston, J. A., Tayler, W. B. (2019). Controls and cooperation in interactive and non-interactive settings. Contemporary Accounting Research, 36 (4). (link)

Livingston, J. A., Scholten, P. A. (2019). The Effect of ID Verification in Online Auctions: Evidence from a Field Experiment. Review of Industrial Organization, 54 (3), 595-615. (link)

Livingston, J. A., Gneezy, U., List, J. A., Qin, X., Sadoff, S., Xu, Y. (2019). Measuring Success in Education: The Role of Effort on the Test Itself. American Economic Review: Insights, 1 (3), 291-308. (link)

Livingston, J. A., List, J. A., Neckermann, S. (2018). Do financial incentives crowd out intrinsic motivation to perform on standardized tests? Economics of Education Review, 66 (October 2018), 125-136.

Scholten, P. A., Ortmeyer, D. L., Livingston, J. A., Wong, W. (2013). A hedonic approach to testing for indirect network effects in the LCD television market. Applied Economics Letters, 20 (1), 76-79. (link)

Livingston, J. A. (2012). The Hot Hand and the Cold Hand in Professional Golf. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 81 (1), 172-184. (link)

Livingston, J. A. (2010). The Behavior of Inexperienced Bidders in Internet Auctions. Economic Inquiry, 48 (2), 237-253.

Livingston, J. A. (2010). Functional Forms in Studies of Reputation in Online Auctions. Electronic Commerce Research, 10 (2), 167-190.

Scholten, P. A., Livingston, J. A., Chen, S. (2009). Do Countercyclical-Weekend Effects Persist in Online Retail Markets? Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, 8 (4).

Livingston, J. A. (2005). How Valuable is a Good Reputation? A Sample Selection Model of Internet Auctions Review of Economics and Statistics, 87 (3), 453 - 465.

Book Chapters
Livingston, J. A. What Attracts a Bidder to a Particular Internet Auction?. In Michael Baye (Eds.),  (pp. 24). Oxford: . JAI Press/Elsevier Science

Livingston, J. A, Quinn, M. A. (2007). The Psychology of Economics in Decision Making: A Review.  (pp. 25). Hauppauge, New York: . Nova Publishing

Livingston, J. A, Azfar, O, Meagher, P. (2006). Decentralization in Uganda. In Pranab Bardhan, Dilip Mookherjee (Eds.), . Cambridge, MA: . MIT Press

Conference Paper(s)
Scholten, P. A., Livingston, J. A., Ortmeyer, D. L., Wong, W. (2011). Empirically Testing for Indirect Network Externalities in the LCD Television Market . National Business and Economics Society , National Business and Economics Society .

Scholten, P. A., Livingston, J. A., Chen, J. (2007). The Nature of Sales in Online Markets: Asymmetric Consumer Information or Benefits to Bulk Shopping. International Atlantic Economic Society, 64th International Atlantic Conference.

Scholten, P. A., Chen, J., Livingston, J. A. (2005). The Timing and Nature of Price Adjustments in Electronic Retail Markets: Evidence from a Price Comparison Site. Souther Economic Association, 75th Southern Economic Association Annual Conference.

Scholten, P. A., Livingston, J. A., Chen, J. (2003). The Timing and Nature of Price Adjustments in Electronic Retail Markets: Evidence from a Price Comparison Site. ZEW, 4th ZEW Conference on the Economics of Information and Communication Technologies.

Other(s)
Livingston, J. A. (2003). The Role of Trust and Reputation in the Success of the Internet Auction Market.

Conference Presentations

Livingston, J. A. (2019). "Gender Differences in Intrinsic Motivation to Exert Effort on Standardized Tests." Presented at the American Economic Association's American Economic Association Annual Meetings, Atlanta, GA.

Livingston, J. A. (2018). "Harnessing Complementarities in the Education Production Function." Presented at the University of Chicago and Boston University's Advances with Field Experiments conference, Boston, MA.

Scholten, P. A., Livingston, J. (2018). "The Effect of ID Verification in Online Markets: Evidence from a Field Experiment." Presented at the Bentley University's 2018 IAAE International Association for Applied Econometrics Conference, Montreal, Canada.

Garrett, J., Livingston, J. A., Tayler, W. B. (2014). "Believe it or not: The effect of controls on trust." Presented at the Brigham Young University's BYU Accounting Research Symposium, Provo, UT.

Garrett, J., Livingston, J. A. (2014). "Disentangling the Control-Trust Relationship." Presented at the Harold S. Geneen Institute for Corporate Governance's Next Generation ESG Workshop, Bentley University.

Livingston, J. A. (2013). "Harnessing Complementarities in the Education Production Function." Presented at the American Economic Associatio's American Economic Association Annual Meetings, San Diego, CA.

Livingston, J. A. (2012). "Harnessing complementarities in the education production function." Presented at the Economic Science Association's Economic Science Association conference, Chicago, IL.

Livingston, J. A. (2012). "When the weak become weaker: the effect of market power on third degree price discrimination." Presented at the University of California at San Diego's Department seminar, San Diego, CA.

Livingston, J. A. (2011). "Harnessing complementarities in the education production function." Presented at the University of Chicago's Advances with Field Experiments, Chicago, IL.

Scholten, P. A., Livingston, J. A., Ortmeyer, D. L., Wong, W. (2011). "Empirically Testing for Indirect Network Externalities in the LCD Television Market." Presented at the National Business and Economics Society 's National Business and Economics Society , Willemstad, Curacao.

Livingston, J. A., Ortmeyer, D. L., Scholten, P. A., Wong, W. (2009). "Empirically Testing for Indirect Network Externalities in the LCD Television Market." Presented at the 67th International Atlantic Economic Conference, Rome, Italy.

Scholten, P. A., Livingston, J. A., Chen, J. (2007). "The Nature of Sales in Online Markets: Asymmetric Consumer Information or Benefits to Bulk Shopping." Presented at the International Atlantic Economic Society's 64th International Atlantic Conference, Madrid, Spain.

Scholten, P. A., Chen, J., Livingston, J. A. (2005). "The Timing and Nature of Price Adjustments in Electronic Retail Markets: Evidence from a Price Comparison Site." Presented at the Souther Economic Association's 75th Southern Economic Association Annual Conference, Washington, D.C..

Scholten, P. A., Livingston, J. A., Chen, J. (2003). "The Timing and Nature of Price Adjustments in Electronic Retail Markets: Evidence from a Price Comparison Site." Presented at the ZEW's 4th ZEW Conference on the Economics of Information and Communication Technologies, Mannheim, Germany.

Service

Department Service
Committee Member for Finance PhD task force, 2014 - Present
Mentor (Student) for Internship coordinator, 2013 - 2018
Recording secretary, 2011 - 2013
Course Coordinator for Minors coordinator, 2007 - 2010
Committee Member for Scholarly Activities Committee, 2004 - 2010
Committee Member for Faculty Evaluation Procedures Committee, 2008 - 2010

University Service
Task Force Member for Senate Faculty Planning Curriculum Revision Advisory Board, 2019 - Present
Task Force Member for Senate Faculty Planning Curriculum Task Force, 2018 - 2018
Committee Chair for Teaching and Scholarly Awards Committee, 2014 - 2017
Committee Member for Teaching and Scholarly Awards Committee, 2012 - 2017
Committee Member for Faculty Evaluation and Procedures Committee, 2008 - 2010

Professional Service
Reviewer, Journal Article for 23 different academic journals, 2004 - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for PLOS One, 2018 - 2018
Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of the European Economic Association, 2018 - 2018
Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of Sports Analytics, 2018 - 2018
Reviewer, Journal Article for Oxford Economic Papers, 2018 - 2018
Reviewer, Journal Article for Economics of Education Review, 2018 - 2018
Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of Sports Analytics, 2018 - 2018