Thomas R. Palfrey
Flintridge Foundation Professor of Economics and Political Science
Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences
E-mail: trp at hss.caltech.edu
Office: 301A Baxter Hall
Phone: (626) 395-4088
Fax: (626) 395-8967
Selected recent publications
Quantal Response Equilibrium: A Stochastic Theory of Games (with J. Goeree and C. Holt) Princeton University Press: Princeton, NJ, 2016.
Games Played by Teams of Players (with Jeongbin Kim and Jeffrey Zeidel), May 2021, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics.
The Effects of Income Mobility and Tax Persistence on Income Redistribution and Inequality (with M. Agranov), 2020, European Economic Review, 123:April Online Appendix.
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.
The Political Economy of Public Debt: A Laboratory Study (with M. Battaglini and S. Nunnari), Journal of the European Economic Association, August 2020, 18(4): 1969–2012.
Trading Votes for Votes: A Dynamic Theory (with A. Casella), Econometrica, March 2019, 87(2): 631-652.
Trading Votes for Votes: A Laboratory Study (with A. Casella), 2020, Games and Economic Behavior, forthcoming.
Ignorance and Bias in Collective Decisions (with A. Elbittar, A. Gomberg, and C. Martinelli) Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2020, 174(June): 332-359.
Communication and Information in Games of Collective Decision (with C. Martinelli), 2019, 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. Holt), 2019, 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), 2019, in A. Schram and A. Ule eds., The Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Experimental Economics, 252-268.
Selected working papers
Binary Conflict: Theory and Experiment (with C. Holt), March 2021.
An Experimental Study of 2x2 Games Played by Teams of Players (with Jeongbin Kim), June 2021.