Associate Professor Steven Tucker

Steven Tucker

Associate Professor of Economics
Director of Waikato Experimental Economics Laboratory (WEEL)
Graduate Convenor, Economics

Qualifications: Ph.D. Economics, Purdue University

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About Steven

Steven Tucker is an Associate Professor of Economics and has been with The University of Waikato since 2012.  He is also a senior research associate with the Economic Science Lab at The University of Arizona.  He is an expert in experimental economics and applies the research method to a variety of areas, e.g. financial markets, social dilemmas, environmental economics, etc…

He is the founder and director of the Waikato Experimental Economics Laboratory (WEEL).

Papers Taught

Recent Publications

  • Eppink, F. V., Hanley, N., & Tucker, S. (2019). How best to present complex ecosystem information in stated preference studies?. Ecological Economics, 158, 20-25. doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2018.12.020

  • Ding, S., Lugoskyy, V., Puzzello, D., Tucker, S., & Williams, A. (2018). Cash versus extra-credit incentives in experimental asset markets. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 150, 19-27. doi:10.1016/j.jebo.2018.03.014

  • Xu, Y., Xu, X., & Tucker, S. (2018). Ambiguity attitudes in the loss domain: Decisions for self versus others. Economics Letters, 170, 100-103. doi:10.1016/j.econlet.2018.06.003

  • Hanley, N., Boyce, C., Czajkowski, M., Tucker, S., Noussair, C., & Townsend, M. (2017). Sad or happy? The effects of emotions on stated preferences for environmental goods. Environmental and Resource Economics, 68(4), 821-846. doi:10.1007/s10640-016-0048-9 Open Access version:

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Experimental Economics, Financial Markets, Environmental Economics, Social Dilemma

Contact Details

Room: MSB.2.12