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

 

External Validation of Voter Turnout Models by Concealed Parameter Recovery (with A. Merlo) Public Choice, July 2018, 176(1-2): 297-314.

 

Communication Among Voters Benefits the Majority Party (with K. Pogorelskiiy), Economic Journal, February 2019, 129(618): 961-990.

 

Candidate Entry and Political Polarization: An Experimental Study  (with J. Grosser), American Political Science Review, February 2019, 113(1): 209-225.

 

Trading Votes for Votes: A Dynamic Theory (with A. Casella), Econometrica, forthcoming.

 

The Political Economy of Public Debt: A Laboratory Study (with M. Battaglini and S. Nunnari), Journal of the European Economic Association, forthcoming.

 

Ignorance and Bias in Collective Decisions (with A. Elbittar, A. Gomberg, and C. Martinelli) Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, forthcoming.

 

Communication and Information in Games of Collective Decision (with C. Martinelli), in Handbook of Experimental Game Theory (M. Capra, R. Croson, M. Rigdon, and T. Rosenblatt eds.) Edward Elgar, forthcoming.

 

Stochastic Game Theory for the Social Sciences: A Primer on Quantal Response Equilibrium (with J. Goeree and C.), in Handbook of Experimental Game Theory (M. Capra, R. Croson, M. Rigdon, and T. Rosenblatt eds.) Edward Elgar, forthcoming.

 

External Validation of Voter Turnout Models by Concealed Parameter Recovery (with A. Merlo) Public Choice, July 2018, 176(1-2): 297-314.

 

Rank-Dependent Choice Equilibrium (with J. Goeree, C. Holt, P. Louis, and B. Rogers), 2018, in A. Schram and A. Ule eds., The Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Experimental Economics, forthcoming.

 

Selected working papers

 

The Effects of Income Mobility and Tax Persistence on Income Redistribution and Inequality (with M. Agranov), Social Science Working Paper #1423, California Institute of Technology, current version February 2019.

 

Trading Votes for Votes: An Experimental Study (with A. Casella), Working paper, Columbia University, June 2017.