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

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 (9)

Experimental/Behavioral Economics

Environmental Economics


Cultural Economics

Faculty Development

Teaching and Learning

Industrial Organization

Game Theory

Social choice

Accomplishments (3)

Faculty Senate President

Loyola Marymount University, 2020

Economics Department Teacher of the Year Award

Awarded by Loyola Marymount University, 2010

Bellarmine Research Award (professional)

Awarded by Loyola Marymount University, 2008

Affiliations (5)

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

Languages (8)

  • German (fluent)
  • English (fluent)
  • Italian (fluent)
  • French (near fluent)
  • Spanish (near fluent)
  • Danish (basic)
  • Portuguese (basic)
  • Japanese (beginner)

Event Appearances (33)

Cheating and Norm Setting

WEAI  Tokyo, 2019

Galvanizing Students, Faculty, and Institutions by Making Learning Meaningful: Reacting‐to‐the‐Past at Different Institutions

American Association of Colleges & Universities  Atlanta 2019

Deep Learning with Reacting‐to‐the‐Past Role‐Immersion Games

Lilly Workshop  Anaheim 2019

Addressing Academic Honesty with a Culturally Diverse Student Body

Lilly Workshop  Anaheim 2019

Antitrust Laws and Competition

Reacting to the Past Game Development Conference  Indianola, 2018

Interactive Academic Honesty Tools

Lilly Workshop  Anaheim, 2018

"Cultivating Academic Honesty" and "Not Dismal, but Fun and Effective"

Weber State University  September 2018

Cultivating Academic Honesty

Utah Valley University  September 2018

"Teaching Economics – Not Dismal, but Fun and Effective" and "Learning Economics – What and How? Course and Assignment Design"

Simon Fraser University  October 2018

Non‐Exam Based Assessment of Student Learning

Loyola Law School  Los Angeles, California, February 2017

Envy Freeness and other Fairness Criteria - Experimental and Empirical Evidence

Fair Division Conference  St. Petersburg, Higher School of Economics, 2017

"Problem Solving Skills in Economics" and "Decoding Economics: Identifying and Addressing Learning Bottlenecks"

Conference on Teaching & Research in Economic Education (CTREE)  Denver, 2017

What Can Problem Solving Tell Us about Assignment Design

Lilly Workshop  Anaheim, 2017

Enhancing Learning through Assessment.

Loyola Law School  Los Angeles, March 2016

Building Community to Support Learning

Lilly Workshop  Newport Beach, 2016

Procedural Justice in Simple Bargaining Games

Dagstuhl Seminar, Fair Division  Wadern, 2016

Creating an Interdisciplinary Course

Lilly Workshop  Newport Beach, 2015

Roundtable: Coups, Assassinations, and Other Game Derailments (with Paula Lazrus, St. John’s University; Jonathan Truitt, Central Michigan University), Roundtable: Issues with Hateful Discourse in RTT

Reacting to the Past, Annual Faculty Institute  New York City, 2015

Is it Competition, Cooperation, or Both?

ESA World Meeting  Honolulu, Hawaii, 2014

Quantitative Analysis: Basic Concepts and Tools of Data Analysis.

IISSAM  Los Angeles, 2013

Stress Levels, Skills, and Characteristics and Competition Attitudes.

87th Annual Conference, Western Economic Association International  San Francisco, California, 2012

Are You Really that Stressed Out? Stress and Competition.

ESA North American Meeting  Tucson, Arizona, 2012

Punishment and Norm Enforce in Public Good Games.

ESA North American Meeting  Tucson, Arizona, 2011

Punishment and Norm Enforce in Public Good Games.

ESA European Conference  Luxemburg, 2011

Poster: SoTL and Community Reinforce One Another to Create Impact at Loyola Marymount University (joint with Stephanie August and Jacqueline Dewar)

ISSOTL Conference  Milwaukee, 2011

Women’s Competition Aversion in Promotion Settings: Experimental Evidence.

ESA North American Meeting  Tucson, Arizona, 2010

The Role of Intentions and Information for Empowerment: Procedural Justice in Simple Bargaining Games.

Second Brazilian Workshop of the Game Theory Society  Sao Paulo, July 2010

Women’s Competition Aversion in Promotion Settings: Experimental Evidence.

MOVE Workshop on Gender Differences in Competitiveness and Risk Aversion  Barcelona, November 2010

Women’s Competition Aversion in Promotion Settings: Experimental Evidence.

Winter Meeting American Economic Association  Atlanta, Georgia 2010

Workshop on Federalism and Decentralization

Discussant  Bonn, Germany, 2003

Envy Freeness in Experimental Fair Division Problems

First Brazilian Workshop on Game Theory  Sao Paolo, Brazil 2002

Envy Freeness as a Secondary Criterion of Fairness

Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory  Rhodes, Greece, 2003

Please see CV

for a complete list  of Event Appearances

Research Grants (7)

LMU Inclusive Excellence Grant

Loyola Marymount University 

Support for Teaching and Working with International Students at LMU (joint with Csilla Samay), 2018

Breaking the Boundaries of Collaboration in STEM Education Research


(Joint with Anna Bargagliotti and Jeffey Phillips), 2016

The Implementing the Cooperative‐Competitive Value in Experiments

Loyola Marymount University 

LMU Summer Research Grant, 2011

Reference Points, Perceived Procedures and Fairness

Loyola Marymount University 

LMU Faith and Justice Research Grant, 2008

Introduction to Environmental Studies

Bellarmine Collage of Liberal Arts 

Course Development Award (joint with Brian Treanor), 2008

Mellon Summer Institute and Grant

Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles 


Roles of Intermediaries in Markets; Theory and Experiments

Loyola Marymount University 

Bellarmine Research Award, 2007

Courses (7)

Mathematics for Economics

ECON 5300

Industrial Organization

ECON 4500

Game Theory

ECON 4140

Internships in Economics

ECON 3850

Intermediate Microeconomics

ECON 3100

Introductory Statistics

ECON 2300

Introductory Economics

ECON 1050

Articles (7)

Inequality Aversion and Efficiency with Ordinal and Cardinal Social Preferences – An Experimental Study

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization

with C. Puppe

November 2010, 76/2, 238‐253

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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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Please see CV

for a complete list of articles.