Associate Professor of Economics

Harris Schlesinger Endowed Faculty Fellow

Economics, Finance, & Legal Studies

Research Interests


Ph.D., Economics, Texas A&M University, 2006

Selected Publications

“Contest Divisioning.” (With Phil Brookins.) Review of Economic Design. Forthcoming.

“Prize Linked Savings Games: Theory and Experiment.” (With Pacharasut Sujarittanonta and Ajalavat Viriyavipart.) “ Games and Economic Behavior. May 2022.

“Risk Preference Heterogeneity in Group Contests.” (With Phil Brookins.) Journal of Mathematical Economics. August 2021.

“Comparative Risk Apportionment.” (With Liqun Liu and William Neilson.) Economic Theory Bulletin. January 2021.

“Market Making with Convex Quotes.” (With Hae-shin Hwang.) Finance Research Letters. November 2020.

“Free Riders and the Optimal Prize in Public Good Funding Lotteries.” (With Zhe Yang.) Journal of Public Economic Theory. July 2020.

“Political Business Cycles in a Dynamic Bipartisan Voting Model.” (With Matt Van Essen.) Mathematical Social Sciences. November 2019.

“Risk Attitudes and Heterogeneity in Simultaneous and Sequential Contests.” (With Zhe Yang.) Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. June 2017.

“Risk Lovers and the Rent Over-investment Puzzle.” (With Chris Whaley.) Public Choice. July 2015.

“Price Discrimination through Refund Contracts in Airlines.” (With Diego Escobari.) International Journal of Industrial Organization. May 2014.

“Persuasive Communication when the Sender’s Incentives Are Uncertain.” (With Carlos Oyarzun.) Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. November 2013.

“Do Risk Lovers Invest in Self-Protection?” Economics Letters. November 2013.

“Prudence Probability Premium.” Economics Letters. October 2010.

“Indefinitely Repeated Games with One-Sided Carryover.” (With Cary Deck, Zachary Dorobiala, and Natalie Millar.) Working Paper.

“Bundling in Advance Sales: Theory and Evidence from Round-Trip vs Two One-Way Tickets.” (With Diego Escobari and Nicholas Rupp.) Working Paper.