Thomas R. Palfrey
Flintridge Foundation Professor of Economics and Political Science
Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences

California Institute of Technology

 

E-mail: trp at hss.caltech.edu
Office: 301A Baxter Hall
Phone: (626) 395-4088
Fax: (626) 395-8967


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Selected recent publications

 

Quantal Response and Non-equilibrium Beliefs Explain Overbidding in Maximum-Value Auctions (with C. Camerer and S. Nunnari) Games and Economic Behavior, forthcoming.

 

Quantal Response Equilibrium: A Stochastic Theory of Games (with J. Goeree and C. Holt) Princeton University Press: Princeton, NJ, 2016.

 

Equilibrium Tax Rates and Income Redistribution (with M. Agranov), Journal of Public Economics, forthcoming.

 

The Dynamic Free Rider Problem: A Laboratory Study (with M. Battaglini and S. Nunnari), American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, forthcoming.

 

How Cheap Talk Enhances Efficiency in Threshold Public Goods Games (with H. Rosenthal and N. Roy) Games and Economic Behavior, forthcoming.

 

Dynamic Free Riding with Irreversible Investments. (with M. Battaglini and S. Nunnari), American Economic Review, September 2014, 104(9): 2858-71. Appendix

 

Symmetric Play in Repeated Allocation Games (with C. Kuzmics and B. Rogers), Journal of Economic Theory, November 2014, 154: 2567.

 

Selected recent working papers

 

The Political Economy of Public Debt: A Laboratory Study (with M. Battaglini and S. Nunnari), Working Paper, California Institute of Technology, November 2015.

 

Static and Dynamic Underinvestment: An Experimental Investigation (with M. Agranov, G. Frechette, and E. Vespa) Social Science Working Paper #1399, California Institute of Technology, November 2015.

 

Trading Votes for Votes: A Decentralized Matching Algorithm (with A. Casella) Social Science Working Paper #1408, California Institute of Technology, November 2015.

 

Ignorance and Bias in Collective Decisions (with A. Elbittar, A. Gomberg, and C. Martinelli) Social Science Working Paper #1386, California Institute of Technology, December 2014.

 

External Validation of Voter Turnout Models by Concealed Parameter Recovery (with A. Merlo) Social Science Working Paper #1370, California Institute of Technology, February 2014.