Selected Papers

Selected publications

Efferson, C., McKay, R., and Fehr, E.  (2020).  The evolution of distorted beliefs versus mistaken choices under asymmetric error costs.  Evolutionary Human  Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1017/ehs.2020.25

Efferson, C., Vogt, S., and Fehr, E. The promise and the peril of using social influence to reverse harmful traditions. Nature Human Behaviour 4, 55–68 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-019-0768-2

Efferson, C. and Vogt, S.  Behavioural homogenization with spillovers in a normative domain.  Proceedings of the Royal Society B285, 20180492 (2018).  https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/full/10.1098/rspb.2018.0492

Vogt, S., Efferson, C., and Fehr, E.  The risk of female genital cutting in Europe: Comparing immigrant attitudes toward uncut girls with attitudes in a practicing country.  SSM – Population Health 3, 283-293 (2017).  https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352827317300319

Vogt, S., Mohmmed Zaid, N., El Fadil Ahmed, H., Fehr, E., and Efferson, C.  Changing cultural attitudes towards female genital cutting. Nature 538, 506–509 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature20100

Efferson, C., Lalive, R., Cacault, M.P., and Kistler, D.  The evolution of facultative conformity based on similarity.  PLoS ONE11, e0168551 (2016).  https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0168551

Efferson,C., Vogt, S., Elhadi, A., El Fadil Ahmed, H., and Fehr, E. Female genital cutting is not a social coordination norm. Science, 349, 1446-1447 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aaa7978

Efferson, C., Lalive, R., and Fehr, E.  The coevolution of cultural groups and ingroup favoritism.  Science, 321, 1844-1849 (2008).  https://science.sciencemag.org/content/321/5897/1844

Selected working papers

Schief, M., Vogt, S., and Efferson, C.  The structure of son bias in Armenia: From implicit associations to explicit behavior.  (2019).  https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3469644

Soraperra, I., Köbis, N., Efferson, C., Shalvi, S., Vogt, S., Offerman, T.  A market for integrity – An experiment on corruption in the education sector.  (2019).  https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3409962

 

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