• August 21st, 2020
Tigran Melkonyan
Economics, EFLS, Faculty
Email: tamelkonyan@culverhouse.ua.edu
Department:Economics, Finance, & Legal Studies
Title:Professor of Economics
Phone:(205) 348-9791
Building:Alston Hall
Education:Ph.D., Iowa State University, 1998, Economics

Area of Research Interest

Decisions under Risk and Uncertainty

Environmental Economics

Behavioral Economics

Game Theory

Selected Publications

Justice in an Uncertain World: Evidence on Donations to Cancer Research. (with Z. Safra and S. Ma) forthcoming in the Journal of Risk and Uncertainty.

“Is allocation affected by the perception of others' irresponsible behavior and by ambiguity?” (With Zvi Safra and Sinong Ma.) Risk Analysis. 2019.

“The Social Character of Moral Reasoning.” (With Nick Chater and Hossam Zeitoun.) Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 2019.

“Collusion in Bertrand versus Cournot competition: A Virtual Bargaining Approach.” (With Hossam Zeitoun and Nick Chater.) Management Science. 2018.

“Contests with Ambiguity.” (With David Kelsey.) Oxford Economic Papers. 2018.

“Ambiguity and the Economic Rhetoric of Climate Change.” (With Robert Chambers.) Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. 2017.

“Intrinsic Variability in Group and Individual Decision-Making.” (With Zvi Safra.) Management Science. 2016.

“Unwritten Rules: Virtual Bargaining as a Foundation for Social Interaction, Culture and Society.” (With Jennifer Misyak, Hossam Zeitoun, and Nick Chater.) Trends in Cognitive Science. 2014.

“Food Scares in an Uncertain World.” (With Robert Chambers.) Journal of the European Economic Association. 2013.

“Destined to Receive: The Impact of Remittances on Household Decisions in Armenia.” (With David Grigorian.) Review of Development Economics. 2011.

“Ambiguity, Pessimism, and Rational Religious Choice.” (With Mark Pingle.) Theory and Decision. 2010.

“Buy Low, Sell High: Price Gaps and Neoclassical Theory.” (With Robert Chambers.)  Journal of Mathematical Economics. 2009.

Pareto Optimal Trade in an Uncertain World: GMOs and the Precautionary Principle. (With Robert Chambers.) American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 2007.

“Value of Reputation in the Chain-store Game with Multiple Incumbents.” International Journal of Industrial Organization. 2006.

“Eliciting the Core of a Supermodular Capacity.” (With Robert Chambers.) Economic Theory. 2005.

“Voting over Efficient Decision Rules in Balanced Budget Organizations.” (With Brent Hueth.) Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. 2003.