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Graduate: At the University of Arizona I was primarily responsible for teaching the Economics of Information (Econ 501C), which is the third course in the Graduate micro sequence, and for teaching Advanced Micro Theory (auction theory). In the MBA program I have taught Managerial Economics. At UTS I taught PhD Game Theory.

Undergraduate: At the undergraduate level I have taught Intermediate Microeconomics (Econ 361), Experimental Economics, Game Theory, and a course on Information Economics on the Internet. (The Internet Economics course was developed jointly with Stan Reynolds and Mark Walker.) At HKUST I taught Introductory Microeconomics (Econ 110) and Game Theory (Econ 360).

Experiments and Teaching: In-class experiments are often useful (and fun) when teaching microeconomics and game theory. The Economic Science Lab, through Econport, offers a collection of experiments on markets, auctions, and normal form games (NFG), which can be run either in the laboratory or over the Web. The NFG software was developed, in part, under my NSF grant with Mark Walker. Charles Holt has developed Veconlab, a collection of web-based economics experiments, that are great for teaching. It includes experiments on auctions, bargaining, and markets, as well as other topics.

Research and Teaching: I find it very gratifying that some of my research has already found its way into undergraduate instruction. Dixit and Skeath’s book Game Theory discusses my paper Minimax Play at Wimbledon (AER, 2001) with Mark Walker, when motivating the use of mixed strategies. (This paper was recently mentioned in the N. Y. Times, in an article titled “Subconsciously, Athletes May Play Like Statisticians.”)


Spring 2019
Vanderbilt University (March 25), City University of Hong Kong (April 15).

2018 CPMD Conference on Market Design, Sydney, June 12-13.

2019 Asia-Pacific ESA Meetings at NYUAD, January 24-26, 2019. Keynote Speakers: Tim Cason, Bertil Tungodden, and Lise Vesterlund.

Served on Senior Program Committee for EC17.

Reserve Prices in Auctions with Entry when the Seller is Risk Averse, (with Diego Moreno), Economic Letters 154 (2017), pp. 6–9.

Interacting Information Cascades: On the Movement of Conventions Between Groups (with James Fisher) Economic Theory, 63 (2017), pp. 211-231.

Elected Fellow of the Econometric Society.

From Blind Stealing: Experience and Expertise in a Mixed-Strategy Poker Experiment (with Matt Van Essen), Games and Economic Behavior 91 (2015), pp. 186-206.

From Dissolving A Partnership Dynamically (with Matt Van Essen), Journal of Economic Theory 166 (2016), pp. 212–241.

From Dynamic Markets for Lemons: Performance, Liquidity, and Policy Intervention (with Diego Moreno), Theoretical Economics 11 (2016), pp. 601-639.

From Minimax Play at Wimbledon (with Mark Walker), American Economic Review 91 (2001), 1521-1538.

From Dynamic Markets for Lemons: Performance, Liquidity, and Policy Intervention (with Diego Moreno), Theoretical Economics 11 (2016), pp. 601-639.