2013 Presenters

Center for Theoretical Economics 

2013 Kansas Workshop on Economic Theory
May 10, 2013

Mark Dean

Originally from Yorkshire, Mark Dean is now an assistant professor at Brown by way of an economics PhD at NYU. His work covers the areas of behavioral economics, decision theory and neuroeconomics. Recently, he has focused on modeling decision makers who face cognitive costs to understanding the world around them. He uses decision theoretic tools to understand the behavioral implications of ‘rational inattention’, and laboratory experiments to test these implications. 

Kota Saito

Kota Saito is currently an assistant professor of Economics in Caltech. He got PhD in Northwestern University in 2011. He is studying decision theory, behavioral economics, and experiments. 

Terence Johnson

Terence Johnson is an assistant professor of economics at the University of Notre Dame. He received his PhD from the University of Maryland, and studies mechanism design, game theory, and industrial organization. His recent research focuses on mechanism design in dynamic environments and strategic network formation. His publications include a co-authored chapter in the Oxford Handbook of Market Design, and a forthcoming paper in the Journal of Economic Theory. 

Caroline Thomas

Caroline Thomas is assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin. She received her PhD in Economics from University College London in 2011. Caroline’s research is in microeconomic theory and game theory. She has worked on strategic experimentation, queuing games, Blotto games, repeated games and theoretical political economy. For the 2012-13 academic year, Caroline is on leave as a Deutsche Bank member at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. 

Anne-Christine Barthel

Anne-Christine Barthel is currently a PhD student in Economics at the University of Kansas. Previously, she received her undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Mannheim, Germany. She is currently teaching an undergraduate course in Industrial Organization as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. Her research interests include Microeconomic Theory, Game Theory and Industrial Organization. 

Ayca Kaya

Ayca Kaya earned her PhD from Stanford GSB in 2005. She has been working as an assistant professor at the University of Iowa since then. Her latest research is broadly on the role of informational frictions on the determination of market outcomes. 

Julian Romero

Julian Romero is currently an Assistant Professor of Economics at Purdue University. Prior to joining Purdue, he received his PhD in Social Sciences from the California Institute of Technology. Before his PhD, he studied Mathematics and Economics at Northwestern University. His research interests include game theory and experimental economics. 

Tarun Sabarwal

Tarun Sabarwal is Associate Professor of economics at the University of Kansas. His work sheds light on equilibrium predictions of strategic interactions governed by certain monotonicity properties. His work also helps clarify market outcomes in the presence of limited liability debt contracts. 

Emerson Melo

Emerson Melo is currently finishing his PhD at the California Institute of Technology, and he will be joining Cornell University as a Post doc Associate at the Center for the Interface of Networks, Computing, and Economics (CINCE). His primary research interests are Microeconomic Theory and Networks. 

Eric Hoffmann

Eric Hoffmann is a 4th year PhD student in the Department of Economics at the University of Kansas. He received his BA in economics and mathematics from the University of Central Florida. He currently teaches Game Theory at KU and will be teaching Intermediate Microeconomics next semester. His research interests include games of strategic substitutes and complements, equilibrium selection, Bayesian games, and global games.