2010 Presenters

Center for Theoretical Economics 

2010 Kansas Workshop on Economic Theory -- Presenters
June 1, 2010

Mehmet Ekmekci
Mehmet Ekmekci is an Assistant Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences.  He joined the faculty at the Kellogg School of Management in 2006, after completing his PhD in Economics at Princeton University.  His research interests include repeated games, political economy, and economic theory.  Professor Ekmekci is currently working on models of reputations, bargaining, and search frictions generating inefficiency and auctions.

Satoru Takahashi
Satoru Takahashi received his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 2007.  Since then, he has been an Assistant Professor of Economics at Princeton University.  His research has focused on repeated games and games with incomplete information.

Shaofeng Xu
Shaofeng Xu is a fourth-year economics graduate student at the University of California, Davis.  His research interests include economic theory, general equilibrium, and housing markets.

Joyee Deb
Joyee Deb is an Assistant Professor in Economics at the New York University Stern School of Business. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in 2008. She has an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University.  Joyee’s research interests are in microeconomic theory. Her primary focus is repeated games and reputations. In two recent papers, she studies long-term relationships between communities that interact with each other repeatedly, and examines whether it is possible to achieve efficient outcomes in such settings. Her other research interests include large games and political economy. 

Simone Cerreia-Vioglio
Born in Biella, Italy, Simone Cerreia-Vioglio completed his undergraduate in Finance from Universitá Bocconi, Milan.  Right after receiving his B.A., Simone joined the Ph.D. program in Economics at Columbia University.  During the five years of the Ph.D., Simone received several Department and University awards for his research.  The main focus of Simone’s research has been the study of monotonicity and convexity, as salient features of agents’ preferences.  This translates into the study of the principle of diversification and of different specifications of the Maximin Expected Utility decision criterion.  Simone’s research covers Decision Theory, Game Theory, and Mathematical Finance.

Sunanda Roy
Sunanda Roy is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Iowa State University. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Southern California, in 2002. Her specializations are Economic Theory and Macroeconomics. She is currently working on games of strategic substitutes and on issues of self insurance under incomplete markets. She is also interested in voting paradoxes.