Oliver Hauser

Harvard Business School & Harvard Kennedy School



Published articles

14.   Z. Rahwan, O. P. Hauser, E. Kochanowska, B. Fasolo (forthcoming). High stakes: A little more cheating,  a lot less charity. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization.

13.   O. P. Hauser (2018). Running out of time. Nature Sustainability 1, 162-163. [PDF]

12.   O. P. Hauser, E. Linos, T. Rogers (2017). From field studies to field experiments: Studying organizational behaviors in actual organizations. Research in Organizational Behavior. [PDF]

11.   O. P. Hauser, M. I. Norton (2017). (Mis)perceptions of inequality. Current Opinion in Psychology 18, 21-25. [PDF]

10.   S. Kettle, M. Hernandez, M. Sanders, O. P. Hauser, S. Ruda (2017). Failure to CAPTCHA Attention: Null Results from an Honesty Priming Experiment in Guatemala. Behavioral Sciences 7 (2), 28. [PDF]

9.   S. Bouwmeester et al. (including O. P. Hauser) (2017). Registered Replication Report for Rand, Green, & Nowak. Perspectives on Psychological Science.  [PDF | OSF]

8.   O. P. Hauser, G. Kraft-Todd, D. G. Rand, M. A. Nowak, M. I. Norton (2016). Invisible inequality leads to punishing the poor and rewarding the rich. Academy of Management Proceedings. [SSRN Working Paper]

7.   O. P. Hauser, A. Hendriks, D. G. Rand*, M. A. Nowak* (2016). Think global, act local: Preserving the global commons. Scientific Reports 6. [PDF]

6.   M. Luca, O. P. Hauser (2016). Good Communication Requires Experimenting with Your Language. Harvard Business Review. [Online article

5.   O. P. Hauser, M. Luca (2015). Your Company is Full of Good Experiments (You Just Have to Recognize Them). Harvard Business Review. [Online article]

4.   O. P. Hauser, M. Luca (2015). How to Design (and Analyze) a Business Experiment. Harvard Business Review. [Online article]

Reprinted in HBR Guide to Data Analytics Basics for Managers (2016, 2018).

3.   O. P. Hauser*, D. G. Rand*, A. Peysakhovich, M. A. Nowak (2014). Cooperating with the future. Nature 511, 220-223. [PDF | Data & Code]

Selected for Nature News & Views commentary: Louis Putterman (Brown University): “Behavioural economics: A caring majority secures the future.” [Online]

Selected for a Nature Video production: “Handing on a sustainable future” Video available on YouTube.

2.   O. P. Hauser, M. A. Nowak, D. G. Rand (2014). Punishment does not promote cooperation under exploration dynamics if anti-social punishment is possible. Journal of Theoretical Biology 360, 163-171. [PDF]

1.   O. P. Hauser, A. Traulsen, M. A. Nowak (2014). Heterogeneity in background fitness acts as a suppressor of selection. Journal of Theoretical Biology 343, 178–185. [PDF]

*equal contribution

Working Papers

(Email ohauser@hbs.edu for most recent drafts.)

O. P. Hauser, M. Greene, K. DeCelles, M. I. Norton, F. Gino. Minority Report: A Modern Perspective on Reducing Unethical Behavior in Organizations.

Winner of the Wharton People Analytics Research Paper Competition.

J. Jachimowicz*, O. P. Hauser*, C. To*, A. Galinsky. Team Salary Inequality Increases Employee Withdrawal Behaviors (in Large Teams) by Reducing Job Control. [PsyArXiv Working Paper]

O. P. Hauser*, J. M. Jachimowicz*, J. O’Brien, E. Sherman, A. Galinsky. Second-Order Normative Beliefs but Not First-Order Personal Beliefs Predict Energy Use. 

O. P. Hauser. Tipping for an audience: Observability and prosocial behavior.

O. P. Hauser*, C. Hilbe*, K. Chatterjee, M. A. Nowak. Social dilemma among unequals.

M. R. Jordan, W. Dickens, O. P. Hauser, D. G. Rand. Rethinking microloan defaults.

G. Donnelly, O. P. Hauser, F. Gino. Giving to receive: Moral self-regard increases when donating time, not money.

A. Wilson, O. P. Hauser, L. John. Proportional (versus absolute) charitable giving is perceived as more generous but not more impactful.

J. Sheehy-Skeffington, N. Kteily, A. K. Ho, O. P. Hauser. Antecedents and consequences of perceptions of economic inequality.

© 2018 by Oliver Hauser