Research by Topic





Iris Bohnet,, Hauser, O. P., & Kristal, A. (Working Paper). Can gender and race dynamics in performance appraisals be disrupted? The case of anchoring.

Iris Bohnet,, & Saidi, F. (2019). Informational inequity aversion and performance. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization , 159, 181-191. Publisher's Version

Paryavi, M., Bohnet, I. & van Geen, A. (2019). Descriptive Norms and Gender Diversity: Reactance from Men. Journal of Behavioral Public Administration, 2(1). Publisher's Version

Iris Bohnet. (2017). What works: Wie Verhaltensdesign die Gleichstellung revolutionieren kann. München: C.H. Beck. Publisher’s Version

Iris Bohnet. (2016). What Works: Gender Equality by Design. Harvard University Press. Publisher's Version Abstract

Iris Bohnet, van Geen, A., & Bazerman, M. H. (2016). When Performance Trumps Gender Bias. Joint Versus Separate Evaluation. Management Science , 62 (5), 1225-1234. 

Iris Bohnet, & Greig, F. (2009). Exploring gendered behavior in the field with experiments: Why public goods are provided by women in a Nairobi slum. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 70 (1), 1-9. 

Iris Bohnet, & Bowles, H. R. (2008). Special Section: Gender in Negotiation Introduction. Negotiation Journal, 24 (4), 389–392. 

Iris Bohnet, & Greig, F. (2008). Is There Reciprocity in A Reciprocal-exchange Economy? Evidence of Gendered Norms From A Slum In Nairobi, Kenya. Economic Inquiry, 46 (1), 77-83. 

Hong, K., & Iris Bohnet. (2007). Status and distrust: The relevance of inequality and betrayal aversion. Journal of Economic Psychology, 28 (2), 197–213. 

Bohnet, I. (2007). Why Women and Men Trust Others. In: Frey, B. S. & Stutzer, A. (eds.). Economics and Psychology. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 89-110. 




I. Bohnet, Herrmann, B., Paryavi, M., Tran, A., & Zeckhauser, R. (2017). Improving Outcomes in the Trust Game: The Games People Choose in Oman, the United States, and Vietnam. In: Van Lange, A.M., Bettina Rockenbach and Toshio Yamagishi. Trust in Social Dilemmas. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Al-Issis, M. & Bohnet, I. (2016). Risk Mitigation and Trust. Experimental Evidence from Jordan and the United States. Journal of Economic Psychology 53, 83-98.

Iris Bohnet, Herrmann, B., Al-Issis, M., Robbett, A., Al-Yahya, K., & Zeckhauser, R. (2012). The Elasticity of Trust: How to Promote Trust in the Arab Middle East and in the United States. In Restoring Trust in Organizations and Leaders: Enduring Challenges and Emerging Answers. Oxford, Oxford University Press.

Iris Bohnet, & Meier, S. (2012). Trust, Distrust and Bargaining. In The Oxford Handbook of Economic Conflict Resolution. Oxford, Oxford University Press.

Iris Bohnet, Herrmann, B., & Zeckhauser, R. (2010). "Trust and the Reference Points for Trustworthiness in Gulf and Western Countries." Quarterly Journal of Economics, CXXV (2), 811-828.

Iris Bohnet, Greig, F., Herrmann, B., & Zeckhauser, R. (2008). Betrayal Aversion: Evidence from Brazil, China, Oman, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United States. American Economic Review, 98 (1), 294-310.

Iris Bohnet. (2008). Trust in experiments. In S. N. Durlauf & L. E. Blume (Ed.), The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics (2nd ed.). Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan.

Iris Bohnet, & Baytelman, Y. (2007). Institutions and Trust: Implications for Preferences, Beliefs and Behavior. Rationality and Society, 19 (1), 99-135.

Ashraf, N., Iris Bohnet, & Piankov, N. (2006). Decomposing trust and trustworthiness. Experimental Economics, 9 193–208.

Iris Bohnet, Harmgart, H., Huck, S., & Tyran, J. - R. (2005). Learning Trust. Journal of the European Economic Association, 3 322–329.

Iris Bohnet, & Huck, S. (2004). Repetition and Reputation: Implications for Trust and Trustworthiness When Institutions Change. The American Economic Review, 94, 362–366.

Iris Bohnet, & Zeckhauser, R. J. (2003). Trust, Risk and Betrayal. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 55 (4), 467–484.

Iris Bohnet, Huck, S. & Tyran, J-R. (2003). Instinct or Incentive to be Trustworthy? The Role of Informational Institutions. In: Holler, M.J., Kliemt, H. Schmidtchen, D. & Streit, M. (eds.), Jahrbuch für Neue Politische Ökonomie 21, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 213-221.

Iris Bohnet, Frey, B. S., & Huck, S. (2000). More Order with Less Law: On Contract Enforcement, Trust and Crowding. The American Political Science Review, 95 (1), 131-144.


Social Preferences


Iris Bohnet, & Meier, S. (2009). Fairness. In D. Sander & K. R. Scherer (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to Emotion and the Affective Sciences. (pp. 179-180). Oxford, Oxford University Press.

Iris Bohnet. (2009). Experiments. In P. Bearman & P. Hedström (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Analytical Sociology (pp. 639-665). Oxford, Oxford University Press.

Iris Bohnet. (2006). How Institutions Affect Behavior: Insights from Economics and Psychology. In: De Cremer, D., Zeelenberg, M. & Murnighan, K.J. (eds.). Social Psychology and Economics. London: Lawrence Erlbaum, 213-238.

Iris Bohnet, & Kübler, D. (2005). Compensating the cooperators: is sorting in the prisoner’s dilemma possible? Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 56, 61–76.

Iris Bohnet, & Zeckhauser, R. (2004). Social Comparisons in Ultimatum Bargaining. Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 106, 495–510.

Iris Bohnet & Eaton, S. (2003). Does Performance Pay Perform? Conditions for Success in the Public Sector. In: Donahue, J. & Nye, J. (eds.). For the People: Can We Fix Public Service? Brookings, 238-254.

Iris Bohnet, & Frey, B. S. (1999). Social Distance and Other-Regarding Behavior in Dictator Games: Comment. American Economic Review, 89, 335–339.

Iris Bohnet, & Frey, B. S. (1999). The sound of silence in prisoner's dilemma and dictator games. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 38, 43–57.

Oberholzer-Gee, F., Iris Bohnet, & Frey, B. S. (1997). Fairness and Competence in Democratic Decisions. Public Choice, 91, 89–105.

Iris Bohnet, & Frey, B. S. (1997). Rent Leaving. Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics ({JITE}) / Zeitschrift für die gesamte Staatswissenschaft, 153, 711–721.

Iris Bohnet (1997). Kooperation und Kommunikation. Eine ökonomische Analyse individueller Entscheidungen. Tübingen: Mohr (Siebeck).