Oliver Hauser

Harvard Business School & Harvard Kennedy School



Published articles

11.   O. P. Hauser, E. Linos, T. Rogers (in press). From field studies to field experiments: Studying organizational behaviors in actual organizations. Research in Organizational Behavior.

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

9.   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]

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

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).

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. Using Big Data and Targeted Nudges to Reduce Unethical Claiming of Government Benefits.

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, M. Sanders. Time for money: A social impact perspective on moral licensing.

Z. Rahwan, O. P. Hauser,  E. Kochanowska, B. Fasolo. High Stakes: A Little More Cheating And A Lot Less Charity. 

O. P. Hauser, G. Kraft-Todd, D. G. Rand, M. A. Nowak, M. I. Norton. Invisible inequality leads to punishing the poor and rewarding the rich.

O. P. Hauser. Tipping for an audience: Observability increases tipping behavior in a natural experiment.

O. P. Hauser*, C. Hilbe*, 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.

© 2017 by Oliver Hauser