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Professor Oliver Hauser

Professor Oliver Hauser

Associate Professor of Economics

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Streatham Court, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4PU, UK

Oliver Hauser is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Exeter Business School, a UKRI Future Leaders Fellow, and a Research Fellow at Harvard University. He conducts research on inequality and cooperation in three main domains: organisations, society and the environment.

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Since January 2020, Oliver is an Associate Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at the University of Exeter,  having joined as a Senior Lecturer in July 2018. He is also a UKRI Future Leaders Fellow, leading an ambitious seven-year project entitled “BIG IDEAs: Using Randomised Controlled Trials to Reduce Bias in the Workplace”, and he currently holds a Research Fellowship at Harvard University’s Women and Public Policy Program and the Behavioral Insights Group.

At Exeter, Oliver is the Theme Lead for Economics, Finance and Business at the Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence and a faculty affiliate of the Centre for Leadership. In addition, he serves as academic advisor to MoreThanNow, a UK-based behavioural consultancy, and he is an academic affiliate of the Behavioural Insights Team (“Nudge Unit”) and of the WAGE Network of the UK Government Equalities Office. Previously, he taught and researched at the Harvard Business School, Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Extension School. He received his Ph.D. in Biology from Harvard University in 2016 and his B.Sc. in Physics at the University of Innsbruck in 2010. 

Oliver's research has been published in leading academic journals such as Nature (see “Social dilemmas among unequals” and “Cooperating with the future”), Nature Human Behaviour, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Leadership Quarterly, and Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization; practitioners' outlets such as the Harvard Business Review; and it has been covered by popular news outlets such as the Boston Globe and Huffington Post.  As an educator and researcher, he has received several awards and prizes, including Pacific Standard's "30 Top Thinkers Under 30" award, the Wharton People Analytics research competition prize, the Harvard University Richard J. Herrnstein Dissertation Prize, the Harvard John Parker Award, and several Certificates of Distinction in Teaching.

Qualifications

Ph.D. (Harvard), S.M. (Harvard), B.Sc. (Univ. Innsbruck)

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Key publications


Hauser OP, Hilbe C, Chatterjee K, Nowak MA (2019). Social dilemmas among unequals. Nature, 572, 524-527. Full text. DOI.
Hauser O, Luca M (2015). How to Design (and Analyze) a Business Experiment. Harvard Business Review Full text.
Hauser OP, Rand DG, Peysakhovich A, Nowak MA (2014). Cooperating with the future. Nature, 511(7508), 220-223. Full text. DOI.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Davidai S, Day MV, Goya-Tocchetto D, Hauser OP, Jachimowicz J, Mirza MU, Ordabayeva N, Phillips LT, Szaszi B, Tepper SJ, et al (In Press). COVID-19 Provides a Rare Opportunity to Create a Stronger, More Equitable Society.  Abstract. DOI.
Waldfogel HB, Sheehy-Skeffington J, Hauser OP, Ho AK, Kteily NS (In Press). Ideology selectively shapes attention to inequality. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA Full text.
Phillips LT, Tepper SJ, Goya-Tocchetto D, Davidai S, Ordabayeva N, Mirza MU, Szaszi B, Day MV, Hauser OP, Jachimowicz J, et al (In Press). Inequality in People's Minds.  Abstract. DOI.
Jachimowicz J, Davidai S, Goya-Tocchetto D, Szaszi B, Day MV, Tepper SJ, Phillips LT, Mirza MU, Ordabayeva N, Hauser OP, et al (In Press). Inequality in Researchers’ Minds:. Four Guiding Questions for Studying Subjective Perceptions of Economic Inequality.  Abstract. DOI.
Tan J, Jachimowicz J, Smerdon D, Hauser OP (In Press). Opposing Effects of Economic Inequality Concentrated at the Top or Bottom of the Income Distribution on Subjective Well-Being.  Abstract. DOI.
Jachimowicz J, to C, Hauser OP (In Press). Team Pay Inequality: Pay Disparity in Large Teams Increases Employee Turnover by Reducing Job Control.  Abstract. DOI.
Xiao Z, Hauser OP, Kirkwood C, Li DZ, Jones B, Higgins S (In Press). Uncovering Individualised Treatment Effect: Evidence from Educational Trials.  Abstract. DOI.
Liu F, Page A, Strode SA, Yoshida Y, Choi S, Zheng B, Lamsal LN, Li C, Krotkov NA, Eskes H, et al (2020). Abrupt decline in tropospheric nitrogen dioxide over China after the outbreak of COVID-19. Science Advances, eabc2992-eabc2992. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Lee A, Inceoglu I, Hauser O, Greene M (2020). Determining Causal Relationships in Leadership Research Using Machine Learning: the Powerful Synergy of Experiments and Data Science. The Leadership Quarterly, NA, NA-NA. Full text. DOI.
Donahue K, Hauser OP, Nowak MA, Hilbe C (2020). Evolving cooperation in multichannel games. Nature Communications, 11 Full text. DOI.
Hauser OP, Gino F, Norton M (2019). Budging Beliefs, Nudging Behaviour. Mind and Society, 17, 15-26. Full text. DOI.
Hauser OP, Kraft-Todd G, Rand DG, Nowak MA, Norton MI (2019). Invisible Inequality Leads to Punishing the Poor and Rewarding the Rich. Behavioural Public Policy, 1-21. Full text. DOI.
Jachimowicz JM, Hauser OP, O'Brien J, Sherman E, Galinsky A (2019). People Use Less Energy When They Think Their Neighbors Care About the Environment. Harvard Business Review Full text.
Hauser OP, Hilbe C, Chatterjee K, Nowak MA (2019). Social dilemmas among unequals. Nature, 572, 524-527. Full text. DOI.
Jordan M, Dickens WT, Hauser OP, Rand DG (2019). The role of inequity aversion in microloan defaults. Behavioural Public Policy Full text. DOI.
Satterstrom P, Polzer JT, Kwan LB, Hauser OP, Wiruchnipawan W, Burke M (2019). Thin Slices of Workgroups. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 151, 104-117. Full text. DOI.
Rahwan Z, Hauser OP, Kochanowska E, Fasolo B (2018). High stakes: a little more cheating, a lot less charity. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 152, 276-295. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Hauser O (2018). Running out of time. Nature Sustainability Full text.
Jachimowicz JM, Hauser OP, O'Brien JD, Sherman E, Galinsky AD (2018). The critical role of second-order normative beliefs in predicting energy conservation. Nature Human Behaviour, 2 Full text. DOI.
Hauser OP, Norton MI (2017). (Mis)perceptions of inequality. Current Opinion in Psychology, 18, 21-25. Full text. DOI.
Kettle S, Hernandez M, Sanders M, Hauser O, Ruda S (2017). Failure to CAPTCHA Attention: Null Results from an Honesty Priming Experiment in Guatemala. Behavioral Sciences, 7(4), 28-28. Full text. DOI.
Hauser OP, Linos E, Rogers T (2017). Innovation with field experiments: Studying organizational behaviors in actual organizations. Research in Organizational Behavior, 37, 185-198. Full text. DOI.
Bouwmeester S, Verkoeijen PPJL, Aczel B, Barbosa F, Bègue L, Brañas-Garza P, Chmura TGH, Cornelissen G, Døssing FS, Espín AM, et al (2017). Registered Replication Report: Rand, Greene, and Nowak (2012). Perspectives on Psychological Science, 12(3), 527-542. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Hauser O, Luca M (2016). Good Communication Requires Experimenting with Your Language. Harvard Business Review Full text.
Hauser OP, Hendriks A, Rand DG, Nowak MA (2016). Think global, act local: Preserving the global commons. Scientific Reports, 6(1). Full text. DOI.
Hauser O, Luca M (2015). How to Design (and Analyze) a Business Experiment. Harvard Business Review Full text.
Hauser O, Luca M (2015). Your Company is Full of Good Experiments (You Just Have to Recognize Them). Harvard Business Review Full text.
Hauser OP, Rand DG, Peysakhovich A, Nowak MA (2014). Cooperating with the future. Nature, 511(7508), 220-223. Full text. DOI.
Hauser OP, Traulsen A, Nowak MA (2014). Heterogeneity in background fitness acts as a suppressor of selection. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 343, 178-185. Full text. DOI.
P. Hauser O, A. Nowak M, G. Rand D (2014). Punishment does not promote cooperation under exploration dynamics when anti-social punishment is possible. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 360, 163-171. Full text. DOI.

Publications by year


In Press

Davidai S, Day MV, Goya-Tocchetto D, Hauser OP, Jachimowicz J, Mirza MU, Ordabayeva N, Phillips LT, Szaszi B, Tepper SJ, et al (In Press). COVID-19 Provides a Rare Opportunity to Create a Stronger, More Equitable Society.  Abstract. DOI.
Waldfogel HB, Sheehy-Skeffington J, Hauser OP, Ho AK, Kteily NS (In Press). Ideology selectively shapes attention to inequality. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA Full text.
Phillips LT, Tepper SJ, Goya-Tocchetto D, Davidai S, Ordabayeva N, Mirza MU, Szaszi B, Day MV, Hauser OP, Jachimowicz J, et al (In Press). Inequality in People's Minds.  Abstract. DOI.
Jachimowicz J, Davidai S, Goya-Tocchetto D, Szaszi B, Day MV, Tepper SJ, Phillips LT, Mirza MU, Ordabayeva N, Hauser OP, et al (In Press). Inequality in Researchers’ Minds:. Four Guiding Questions for Studying Subjective Perceptions of Economic Inequality.  Abstract. DOI.
Tan J, Jachimowicz J, Smerdon D, Hauser OP (In Press). Opposing Effects of Economic Inequality Concentrated at the Top or Bottom of the Income Distribution on Subjective Well-Being.  Abstract. DOI.
Jachimowicz J, to C, Hauser OP (In Press). Team Pay Inequality: Pay Disparity in Large Teams Increases Employee Turnover by Reducing Job Control.  Abstract. DOI.
Xiao Z, Hauser OP, Kirkwood C, Li DZ, Jones B, Higgins S (In Press). Uncovering Individualised Treatment Effect: Evidence from Educational Trials.  Abstract. DOI.

2020

Liu F, Page A, Strode SA, Yoshida Y, Choi S, Zheng B, Lamsal LN, Li C, Krotkov NA, Eskes H, et al (2020). Abrupt decline in tropospheric nitrogen dioxide over China after the outbreak of COVID-19. Science Advances, eabc2992-eabc2992. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Lee A, Inceoglu I, Hauser O, Greene M (2020). Determining Causal Relationships in Leadership Research Using Machine Learning: the Powerful Synergy of Experiments and Data Science. The Leadership Quarterly, NA, NA-NA. Full text. DOI.
Donahue K, Hauser OP, Nowak MA, Hilbe C (2020). Evolving cooperation in multichannel games. Nature Communications, 11 Full text. DOI.

2019

Hauser OP, Gino F, Norton M (2019). Budging Beliefs, Nudging Behaviour. Mind and Society, 17, 15-26. Full text. DOI.
Hauser OP, Kraft-Todd G, Rand DG, Nowak MA, Norton MI (2019). Invisible Inequality Leads to Punishing the Poor and Rewarding the Rich. Behavioural Public Policy, 1-21. Full text. DOI.
Jachimowicz JM, Hauser OP, O'Brien J, Sherman E, Galinsky A (2019). People Use Less Energy When They Think Their Neighbors Care About the Environment. Harvard Business Review Full text.
Hauser OP, Hilbe C, Chatterjee K, Nowak MA (2019). Social dilemmas among unequals. Nature, 572, 524-527. Full text. DOI.
Jordan M, Dickens WT, Hauser OP, Rand DG (2019). The role of inequity aversion in microloan defaults. Behavioural Public Policy Full text. DOI.
Satterstrom P, Polzer JT, Kwan LB, Hauser OP, Wiruchnipawan W, Burke M (2019). Thin Slices of Workgroups. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 151, 104-117. Full text. DOI.

2018

Rahwan Z, Hauser OP, Kochanowska E, Fasolo B (2018). High stakes: a little more cheating, a lot less charity. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 152, 276-295. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Hauser O (2018). Running out of time. Nature Sustainability Full text.
Jachimowicz JM, Hauser OP, O'Brien JD, Sherman E, Galinsky AD (2018). The critical role of second-order normative beliefs in predicting energy conservation. Nature Human Behaviour, 2 Full text. DOI.

2017

Hauser OP, Norton MI (2017). (Mis)perceptions of inequality. Current Opinion in Psychology, 18, 21-25. Full text. DOI.
Kettle S, Hernandez M, Sanders M, Hauser O, Ruda S (2017). Failure to CAPTCHA Attention: Null Results from an Honesty Priming Experiment in Guatemala. Behavioral Sciences, 7(4), 28-28. Full text. DOI.
Hauser OP, Linos E, Rogers T (2017). Innovation with field experiments: Studying organizational behaviors in actual organizations. Research in Organizational Behavior, 37, 185-198. Full text. DOI.
Bouwmeester S, Verkoeijen PPJL, Aczel B, Barbosa F, Bègue L, Brañas-Garza P, Chmura TGH, Cornelissen G, Døssing FS, Espín AM, et al (2017). Registered Replication Report: Rand, Greene, and Nowak (2012). Perspectives on Psychological Science, 12(3), 527-542. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.

2016

Hauser O, Luca M (2016). Good Communication Requires Experimenting with Your Language. Harvard Business Review Full text.
Hauser OP, Hendriks A, Rand DG, Nowak MA (2016). Think global, act local: Preserving the global commons. Scientific Reports, 6(1). Full text. DOI.

2015

Hauser O, Luca M (2015). How to Design (and Analyze) a Business Experiment. Harvard Business Review Full text.
Hauser O, Luca M (2015). Your Company is Full of Good Experiments (You Just Have to Recognize Them). Harvard Business Review Full text.

2014

Hauser OP, Rand DG, Peysakhovich A, Nowak MA (2014). Cooperating with the future. Nature, 511(7508), 220-223. Full text. DOI.
Hauser OP, Traulsen A, Nowak MA (2014). Heterogeneity in background fitness acts as a suppressor of selection. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 343, 178-185. Full text. DOI.
P. Hauser O, A. Nowak M, G. Rand D (2014). Punishment does not promote cooperation under exploration dynamics when anti-social punishment is possible. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 360, 163-171. Full text. DOI.

Modules

2020/21

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