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

California Institute of Technology

 

Director, Social Science Experimental Laboratory (SSEL) at Caltech

Co-Director, California Social Science Experimental Laboratory (CASSEL) at UCLA


E-mail: trp at hss.caltech.edu
Office: 301A Baxter Hall
Phone: (626) 395-4088
Fax: (626) 432-1726


CV


 

 Selected recent publications

 

Experiments in Political Economy , in The Handbook of Experimental Economics, Vol. II (Kagel and Roth, eds.), forthcoming.

 

Candidate Entry and Political Polarization: An Anti-Median Voter Theorem (with J. Grosser) American Journal of Political Science, forthcoming. Appendix

 

Legislative Bargaining and the Dynamics of Public Investment(with M. Battaglini and S. Nunnari), American Political Science Review, 2012. Appendix

 

Competitive Equilibrium in Markets for Votes (with A. Casella and A. Llorente-Saguer), Journal of Political Economy, 2012.

 

Speculative Overpricing in Asset Markets with Information Flows (with S. Wang) Econometrica, 2012.

 

The Dynamics of Distributive Politics(with M. Battaglini) Economic Theory, 2012.

 

Information Gatekeepers: Theory and Experimental Evidence (with I. Brocas and J. Carrillo) Economic Theory, 2012.

 

No Trade (with J. Carrillo), Games and Economic Behavior, 2011.

 

Network Architecture, Salience, and Coordination (with S. Choi, D. Gale, and S. Kariv). Games and Economic Behavior, 2011. Appendix

 

The Swing Voterís Curse in the Laboratory (with M. Battaglini and R. Morton), Review of Economic Studies, 2010.

 

Selected recent working papers

 

Vote Trading With and Without Party Leaders (with A. Casella and S. Turban) Social Science Working Paper #1359, California Institute of Technology, Current Version, January 2013

 

Turnout and Power Sharing(with H. Herrera and M. Morelli). Social Science Working Paper #1357, California Institute of Technology, Current Version July 2013

 

External Validation of Voter Turnout Models by Concealed Parameter Recovery (with A. Merlo) Social Science Working Paper #1370, California Institute of Technology, Current Version February 2013.

 

Symmetric play in repeated allocation games (with C. Kuzmics and B. Rogers), Social Science Working Paper #1363, California Institute of Technology, Current Version January 2013.

 

The Dynamic Free Riding with Irreversible Investments. [formerly titled The Free Rider Problem: A Dynamic Analysis]†† (with M. Battaglini and S. Nunnari), Social Science Working Paper #1355, California Institute of Technology, Current Version February 2013.

 

The Dynamic Free Rider Problem: A Laboratory Study (with M. Battaglini and S. Nunnari), Social Science Working Paper #1371, California Institute of Technology, Current Version January 2013 (under revision).

 

Equilibrium Tax Rates and Income Redistribution (with M. Agranov), Working Paper, California Institute of Technology, Current Version March 2013 (under revision).