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Dorothea Herreiner - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Dorothea Herreiner Dorothea Herreiner

Associate Professor of Economics | Loyola Marymount University


Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts





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Dorothea Herreiner is a microeconomist, game theorist, and experimental economist. She is interested in how individuals make choices and how these choices affect and are affected by the circumstances under which they are made. Dorothea has investigated and published on self organization, market institutions and rules. She has applied her knowledge of market structures to art markets (see gallery survey). Dorothea has also focused on the trade-offs between competition and cooperation between players in games, and in particlular, in networks. Another major area of her work and publications deals with fairness and justice criteria, both from a theoretical and experimental perspective. She has also analyzed the role of information, punishment, and externalities in public good and common pool resource experiments. Her most recent work focuses on competition attitudes of males and females and the role of stress in decision making.

Education (3)

European University Institute: Ph.D., Economics 1995

London School of Economics and Political Sciences: M.Sc., Economics 1991

University of Karlsruhe: Vordiplom (B.A.), Industrial Engineering 1990


Areas of Expertise (5)

Market Organization

Game Theory

Fairness and Justice

Experimental Economics

Economics of Art

Accomplishments (2)

Economics Department Teacher of the Year Award (professional)


Awarded by Loyola Marymount University.

Bellarmine Research Award (professional)


Awarded by Loyola Marymount University.

Affiliations (5)

  • American Economic Association : Member
  • Econometric Society : Member
  • Game Theory Society : Member
  • Economic Science Association : Member
  • Association for Cultural Economics International : Member

Articles (5)

Envy freeness in experimental fair division problems Theory and Decision


Envy is sometimes suggested as an underlying motive in the assessment of
different economic allocations. In the theoretical literature on fair division, following Foley [Foley, D.(1967), Yale Economic Essays, 7, 45–98], the term “envy” refers to an intra ...

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A simple procedure for finding equitable allocations of indivisible goods Social Choice and Welfare


The paper investigates how far a particular procedure, called the “descending demand procedure,” can take us in finding equitable allocations of indivisible goods. Both interpersonal and intrapersonal criteria of equitability are considered. It is shown that the ...

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Market organisation and trading relationships The Economic Journal


In this paper we give a theoretical model of buyers' behaviour on a market for a perishable good where no prices are posted. We show that if buyers learn from their own previous experience there is a sharp division between those who learn to be loyal to certain sellers ...

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Cooperation, mimesis, and local interaction Sociological Methods and Research


In a population with a local interaction structure, where individuals interact with their neighbors and learning is by way of imitating a successful neighbor, cooperation is shown to be a stable strategy that cannot easily be eliminated from the population.

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Fictitious play in coordination games International Journal of Game Theory


We study the Fictitious Play process with bounded and unbounded recall in pure coordination games for which failing to coordinate yields a payoff of zero for both players. It is shown that every Fictitious Play player with bounded recall may fail to coordinate ...

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