[ Publications ]

A list of my publications; or visit ResearchGate or Google Scholar

Working Papers | Preprints

  • Vranka, M., Becková, A., & Houdek, P. (2017). Is Humblebragging an Effective Impression Management Tactic in a Job Interview? [pdf | html | OSF]


  • Houdek, P. (2022). Neurodiversity in (not only) Public Organizations: An Untapped Opportunity? Administration & Society, 54(9), 1848–1871. doi: 10.1177/00953997211069915 [pdf | html]
  • Tkáčik, M., & Houdek, P. (2022). Born on the first of April: The changes in the birth grant and its effect on the duration of the pregnancy. Applied Economics Letters. doi: 10.1080/13504851.2022.2130863 [pdf | html]


  • Vranka, M. A., Hudík, M., Frollová, N., Bahník, Š., Sýkorová, M., & Houdek, P. (2021). Honesty of Online Workers: A Field Experiment shows no Evidence of Self-Selection of Cheaters to a Cheating-enabling Work Environment. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics 94, 101730. doi: 10.1016/j.socec.2021.101730 [pdf | html | OSF]
  • Frollová, N., Houdek, P., & Vranka, M. (2021). A Qualitative Study of Perception of a Dishonesty Experiment. Journal of Economic Methodology, 28(3), 274-290. doi: 10.1080/1350178X.2021.1936598 [pdf | html | OSF]
  • Houdek, P., Koblovský, P., & Vranka, M. A. (2021). The Challenge of Human Psychology to Effective Management of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Society, 58(2), 131-134. doi: 10.1007/s12115-021-00575-x [pdf | html]
  • Procházka, J., Fedoseeva, Y., & Houdek, P. (2021). A field experiment on dishonesty: A registered replication of Azar et al. (2013). Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 90, 101617. doi: 10.1016/j.socec.2020.101617 [pdf | html]
  • Houdek, P., Bahník, Š., Hudík, M., & Vranka, M. A. (2021). Selection Effects on Dishonest Behavior. Judgment and Decision Making, 16(2), 238–266. [pdf | html | OSF]


  • Houdek, P. (2020). Detecting fraud beyond cooked books: Forensic economics, psychology and accounting toolkit. Organizational Dynamics, 49(4), 100734. doi: 10.1016/j.orgdyn.2019.100734 [pdf | html]
  • Brandt, M. J., Kuppens, T., Spears, R., Andrighetto, L., Autin, F., Babincak ... Houdek, P.,... & Zimmerman, J. L. (2020). Subjective status and perceived legitimacy across countries. European Journal of Social Psychology, 50(5), 921-942. doi: 10.1002/ejsp.2694  [pdf | html | OSF]
  • Houdek, P., Dvouletý, O., & Pažitka, M. (2020). Biological, environmental and socio-economic determinants of the human birth sex ratio in the Czech Republic. Journal of Biosocial Science, 52(1), 37–56. doi: 10.1017/S0021932019000233 [pdf | html]
  • Houdek, P. (2020). Fraud and Understanding the Moral Mind: Need for Implementation of Organizational Characteristics into Behavioral Ethics. Science and Engineering Ethics, 26(2), 691-707. doi: 10.1007/s11948-019-00117-z [pdf | html]


  • Bahník, Š., Houdek, P., Vrbová, L., & Hájek, J. (2019). Variations on anchoring: Sequential anchoring revisited. Judgment and Decision Making, 14(6), 711–720. [pdf | html | OSF]
  • Vranka, M., Frollová, N., Pour, M., Novakova, J., & Houdek, P. (2019). Cheating Customers in Grocery Stores: A Field Study on Dishonesty. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 83, 101484. doi: 10.1016/j.socec.2019.101484 [pdf | html | OSF]
  • Houdek, P. (2019). Is Behavioral Ethics Ready for Giving Business and Policy Advice? Journal of Management Inquiry, 28(1), 48–56. doi: 10.1177/1056492617712894 [pdf | html]


  • Klein, R. A., Vianello, M., Hasselman, F.,... Houdek, P.,... & Nosek, B. A. (2018). Many Labs 2: Investigating variation in replicability across sample and setting. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 1(4), 443-490. doi: 10.1177/2515245918810225 [pdf | html]
  • Houdek, P., Koblovský, P., Stastny, D., & Vranka, M. (2018). Consumer Decision Making in the Information Age. Society, 55(5), 422-429. doi: 10.1007/s12115-018-0283-5 [pdf | html]
  • Stastny, D., & Houdek, P. (2018). Evolutionary model of folk economics: That which is seen, and that which is not seen? Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 41, E188. doi:10.1017/S0140525X18000547 [pdf | html] {commentary}
  • Houdek, P. (2018). Economic Holobiont: Influence of Parasites, Microbiota and Chemosignals on Economic Behavior. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 12(77). doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2018.00077 [pdf | html]
  • Novakova, J., Houdek, P., Jolič, J., & Flegr, J. (2018). Experimental assessment of cheating prevalence in the Czech Republic as an example of a post-communist country. Deviant Behavior, 39(9), 1217-1228. doi: 10.1080/01639625.2017.1410381 [pdf | html]


  • Houdek, P., & Rybáková, N. (2017). Impulsiveness of Roma minority and Czech majority and its psychological, demographic and socioeconomic correlations. Acta Oeconomica Pragensia, 25(3), 13-38. doi: 10.18267/j.aop.587 [in Czech as: Impulzivita Romů a Čechů a její psychologické, demografické a socioekonomické koreláty, pdf | html]
  • Houdek, P. (2017). A Perspective on Research on Dishonesty: Limited External Validity Due to the Lack of Possibility of Self-Selection in Experimental Designs. Frontiers in Psychology, 8(1566). doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01566 [pdf | html]
  • Houdek, P. (2017). Rewards for Falling Off a Horse: Bad Corporate Governance Is Enabling Managers to Receive Pay for Luck. Organizational Dynamics, 46(3), 189-194. doi: 10.1016/j.orgdyn.2017.05.004 [pdf | html]
  • Houdek, P. (2017). Professional Identity and Dishonest Behavior. Society, 54(3), 253-260. doi: 10.1007/s12115-017-0132-y [pdf | html]
  • Bouwmeester, S., Verkoeijen, P. P. J. L., Aczel, B.,... Houdek, P.,... Wollbrant, C. E. (2017). Registered Replication Report: Rand, Greene, & Nowak (2012). Perspectives on Psychological Science, 12(3), 527-542. doi:10.1177/1745691617693624 [pdf | html]
  • Houdek, P., Koblovský, P., Plaček, J., & Smrčka, L. (2017). Causality Illusion and Overconfidence in Predicting (Quasi)Stochastic Events. Acta Oeconomica Pragensia, 25(1), 51–63. doi: 10.18267/j.aop.568 [in Czech as: Iluze kauzality a nadměrná důvěra ve schopnost predikce (kvazi)náhodných finančních událostí, pdf | html]
  • Houdek, P. (2017). Puppet Master: Possible Influence of the Parasite Toxoplasma gondii on Managers and Employees. Academy of Management Perspectives, 31(1), 63-81. doi: 10.5465/amp.2015.0163 [pdf | html]
  • Houdek, P. (2017). A Reply to: Do Toxoplasma-infected subjects have better leadership skills? Comment on paper "Puppet master: possible influence of the parasite Toxoplasma gondii on managers and employees". Academy of Management Perspectives, 31(4), 339-343. doi: 10.5465/amp.2017.0147 [pdf | html] {commentary} (An exchange with Flegr, J. (2017). Do Toxoplasma-Infected Subjects Have Better Leadership Skills? Comment on Paper “Puppet Master: Possible Influence of the Parasite Toxoplasma gondii on Managers and Employees”. The Academy of Management Perspectives, 31(4), 332-338. doi: 10.5465/amp.2017.0109)
  • Houdek, P., & Koblovský, P. (2017). Economics of sex: Cost benefit analysis. Society, 54(1), 18-22. doi: 10.1007/s12115-016-0089-2 [pdf | html]
  • Houdek, P., & Koblovský, P. (2017). Behavioural economics of organization: Employees and managers. E&M Ekonomie a Management, 20(1), 4-15. doi: 10.15240/tul/001/2017-1-001 [pdf | html]


  • Cheung, I., Campbell, L., LeBel, E.,… Houdek, P.,… & Yong, J. C. (2016). Registered replication report: Study 1 from Finkel, Rusbult, Kumashiro, & Hannon (2002). Perspectives on Psychological Science, 11(5), 750-764. doi: 10.1177/1745691616664694  [pdf | html]
  • Houdek, P., Novakova, J., & Stastny, D. (2016). Ultrasociality: When institutions make a difference. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 39, 24-26. doi: 10.1017/s0140525x15001089 [pdf | html] {commentary}
  • Houdek, P. (2016). A perspective on consumers 3.0: They are not better decision-makers than previous generations. Frontiers in Psychology, 7(848). doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00848 [pdf | html]
  • Houdek, P. (2016). What comes to a manager’s mind: Theory of local thinking. Journal of Management Inquiry, 25(4), 359-366. doi: 10.1177/1056492616640380 [pdf | html]
  • Houdek, P., & Koblovský, P. (2016). Behavioural finance and organisations: A review. Acta Oeconomica Pragensia, 2016(2), 33-45. doi: 10.18267/j.aop.527 [in Czech as: Přehled oboru behaviorální finance a organizace: pdf | html]
  • Houdek, P., & Novakova, J. (2016). Frozen cultural plasticity. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 39, 30-31. doi: 10.1017/s0140525x15000151 [pdf | html] {commentary}


  • Houdek, P., & Koblovský, P. (2015). Where is my money? New findings in fiscal psychology. Society, 52(2), 155-158. doi: 10.1007/s12115-015-9873-7 [pdf | html]
  • Vranka, M.A., & Houdek, P. (2015). Many faces of bankers’ identity: How (not) to study dishonesty. Frontiers in Psychology, 6(302). doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00302 [pdf | html] {commentary}

2014 and older

  • Kuběna, A.A., Houdek, P., Lindová, J., Příplatová, L., & Flegr, J. (2014). Justine effect: Punishment of the unduly self-sacrificing cooperative individuals. PLoS ONE, 9(3), e92336. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0092336 [pdf | html]
  • Rusinova, K., & Houdek, P. (2013). Physicians looking in the mirror: How we may influence the end-of-life decisions of surrogates. Critical Care Medicine, 41(7), 1814-1815. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e3182913395 [pdf | html] {commentary}
  • Houdek, P. (2008). Time Preferences in the Perspective of Cognitive Neurosciences. E-Logos, Electronic Journal for Philosophy, 15(2008), ISSN 1211-0442. [in Czech as: Časové preference z pohledu kognitivní neurovědy, pdf | html]
  • Houdek, P., & Koblovský, P. (2007). General introduction to behavioral law and economics. Acta Oeconomica Pragensia, 4(15), 137-145. [pdf | html]