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"As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality."
Albert Einstein

Vita

Game Theory

Intellectual Property

General Equilibrium

General Interest

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Publications

Papers by David and his coauthors in economic theory, mathematical economics and game theory. Documents are available in PDF.

Game Theory:

"Peer Discipline and Incentives Within Groups" [08/16/14] (with S. Modica)
"Altruism and Self Control" [08/07/14] (with A. Dreber, D. Fudenberg and D. Rand)
"Dynamics in the Evolution of Conventions" [05/10/14] (with S. Modica)
"Learning with Recency Bias" [12/16/13] (with D. Fudenberg)
"Peer Discipline and the Strength of Organizations" [07/20/13] (with S. Modica)
"Conflict, Evolution, Hegemony, and the Power of the State" [04/15/13] (with S. Modica)
"Market for Degrees and Educational Standards" [04/15/13] (with S. Modica)
"Tail Probabilities for Triangular Arrays" [04/14/13] (with D. Fudenberg)
"Codes of Conduct, Private Information and Repeated Games" [08/14/12] (with J. Block)
"An Approximate Dual-Self Model and Paradoxes of Choice under Risk" [08/03/12] (with D. Fudenberg and Z. Maniadis)
"Anti-Malthus: Conflict and the Evolution of Societies" [09/17/11] (with S. Modica)
"Evolving to the Impatience Trap: The Example of the Farmer-Sheriff Game" [08/06/11] (with S. Modica, F. Weinschelbaum and F. Zurita)
"Neuroeconomics?" [03/03/11]
"Virtual Model Validation for Economics" [01/31/11]
"Fairness and Independence: An Impossibility Theorem" [01/30/11] (with D. Fudenberg)
"On the Robustness of Anchoring Effects in WTP and WTA Experiments" [10/09/10] (with D. Fudenberg and Z. Maniadis)
"Timing and Self-Control" [09/06/10] (with D. Fudenberg)
"The Relationship of Economic Theory to Experiments" [07/21/10] (with J. Zheng)
"Risk, Delay, and Convex Self-Control Costs" [10/14/09] (with D. Fudenberg)
"Is Behavioral Economics Doomed?" [06/20/09]
"The Relationship of Economic Theory to Experiments" [02/03/09]
"Erratum to 'Folk Theorem with Imperfect Public Information'" [10/26/08] (with D. Fudenberg and E. Maskin)
"Learning-Theoretic Foundations for Equilibrium Analysis" [08/03/08] (with D. Fudenberg)
"A Large Deviation Theorem for Triangular Arrays" [12/13/07] (with D. Fudenberg)
"Repeated Games with Frequent Signals" [12/13/07] (with D. Fudenberg)
"The Slippery Slope of Concession" [12/05/07] (with J. Hirshleifer and M. Boldrin)
"Self Confirming Equilibrium and the Lucas Critique" [04/05/07] (with D. Fudenberg)
"Policy Platforms, Campaign Spending and Voter Participation" [03/17/07] (with H. Herrera and C. Martinelli)
"Continuous Time Limits of Repeated Games with Imperfect Public Monitoring" [02/02/07] (with D. Fudenberg)
"The Brother in Law Effect" [10/23/06] (with F. Weinschelbaum and F. Zurita)
"An Economists Perspective on Multi-Agent Learning" [10/05/06] (with D. Fudenberg)
"Deterrence in the Cold War and the War on Terror" [03/28/06] (with R. Levine)
"Can A Turing Player Identify Itself?" [01/29/06] (with B. Szentes)
"Quantum Games Have No News For Economics" [12/04/05]
"Auctions and Relationships" [09/28/05]
"The Paradox of Voter Participation: A Laboratory Study" [09/13/05] (with T. Palfrey)
"A Dual Self Model of Impulse Control" [07/28/05] (with D. Fudenberg)
"Superstition and Rational Learning" [07/16/05] (with D. Fudenberg)
"When is Reputation Bad" [04/08/05] (with J. Ely and D. Fudenberg)
"Evolution of Cooperation Through Imitation" [03/25/05] (with W. Pesendorfer)
"Perfect Public Equilibrium When Players are Patient" [09/26/04] (with D. Fudenberg and S. Takahashi)
"The Nash Threats Folk Theorem With Communication and Approximate Common Knowledge in Two Player Games" [06/04/04] (with D. Fudenberg)
"Learning to Play Bayesian Games" [07/21/02] (with E. Dekel and D. Fudenberg)
"Game Theory" [06/19/01]
"Subjective Uncertainty Over Behavior Strategies: A Correction" [06/16/01] (with E. Dekel and D. Fudenberg)
"Introduction: The Dynamic Games Special Issue" [09/08/00] (with A. Rustichini)
"Evolution and Information in a Gift Giving Game" [06/04/00] (with P. Johnson and W. Pesendorfer)
"Evolution Through Imitation in a Single Population" [05/09/00] (with W. Pesendorfer)
"The Castle on the Hill" [01/04/00]
"Payoff Information and Self-Confirming Equilibrium" [01/24/99] (with E. Dekel and D. Fudenberg)
"Learning in the Stock Flow Model" [12/29/97]
"Modeling Altruism and Spitefulness in Experiments" [10/17/97]
"Reputation with Noisy Precommitment" [08/13/97] (with C. Martinelli)
"Conditional Universal Consistency" [08/13/97] (with D. Fudenberg)
"Reputation and Distribution in a Gift Giving Game" [12/07/96]
"Measuring Subjectís Losses in Experimental Games" [12/07/96] (with D. Fudenberg)
"An Easier Way to Calibrate" [12/07/96] (with D. Fudenberg)
The Theory of Learning in Games [12/03/96] (with D. Fudenberg)
"Consistency and Cautious Fictitious Play" [10/29/96] (with D. Fudenberg)
"Maintaining a Reputation against a Patient Opponent" [10/29/96] (with M. Celentani, D. Fudenberg and W. Pesendorfer)
"Efficiency and Observability with Long-Run and Short-Run Players" [01/01/94] (with D. Fudenberg)
"The Folk Theorem with Imperfect Public Information" [01/01/94] (with D. Fudenberg and E. Maskin)
"Steady State Learning and Nash Equilibrium" [01/01/93] (with D. Fudenberg)
"Self-Confirming Equilibrium" [01/01/93] (with D. Fudenberg)
"An Approximate Folk Theorem with Imperfect Private Information" [01/01/91] (with D. Fudenberg)
"Reputation and Equilibrium Selection in Games with a Patient Player" [01/01/89] (with D. Fudenberg)
"Open and Closed-Loop Equilibria in Dynamic Games With Many Players" [01/01/88] (with D. Fudenberg)
"On the Robustness of Equilibrium Refinements" [01/01/88] (with D. Fudenberg and D. Kreps)
"Incomplete Information Bargaining with Outside Opportunities" [01/01/87] (with D. Fudenberg and J. Tirole)
"Limit Games and Limit Equilibria" [01/01/86] (with D. Fudenberg)
"Infinite-Horizon Models of Bargaining with One-Sided Incomplete Information" [01/01/85] (with D. Fudenberg and J. Tirole)
"Subgame-Perfect Equilibria of Finite- and Infinite-Horizon Games" [01/01/83] (with D. Fudenberg)


Innovation, Growth and Intellectual Property:

"The Case Against Patents" [08/03/12] (with M. Boldrin)
"Quality Ladders, Competition and Endogenous Growth" [03/23/10] (with M. Boldrin)
"Does Intellectual Monopoly Help Innovation" [12/25/09] (with M. Boldrin)
"Market Structure and Property Rights in Open Source" [05/06/09] (with M. Boldrin)
"A Model of Discovery" [01/20/09] (with M. Boldrin)
"Market Structure and Property Rights in Open Source Industries" [07/10/08] (with M. Boldrin)
"Appropriation and Intellectual Property" [07/06/08] (with M. Boldrin)
"Market Size and Intellectual Property Protection" [03/04/08] (with M. Boldrin)
"Intellectual Property and the Efficient Allocation of Surplus from Innovations" [10/05/06] (with M. Boldrin)
"Perfectly Competitive Innovation" [10/05/06] (with M. Boldrin)
"IP and Market Size" [07/17/05] (with M. Boldrin)
"Intellectual Property and the Efficient Allocation of Surplus from Creation" [05/20/05] (with M. Boldrin)
"Perfectly Competitive Innovation (Growth)" [02/22/05] (with M. Boldrin)
"The Economics of Ideas and Intellectual Property" [10/14/04] (with M. Boldrin)
"IER Lawrence Klein Lecture: The Case Against Intellectual Monopoly" [10/21/03] (with M. Boldrin)
"Rent Seeking and Innovation" [04/16/03] (with M. Boldrin)
"Perfectly Competitive Innovation" [01/19/02] (with M. Boldrin)
"The Case Against Intellectual Property" [01/14/02] (with M. Boldrin)
"Factor Saving Innovation" [07/18/01] (with M. Boldrin)
"Perfectly Competitive Innovation" [10/23/00] (with M. Boldrin)
"Growth Cycles and Market Crashes" [09/05/99] (with M. Boldrin)


General Equilibrium Theory:

"Entertaining Malthus: Bread, Circuses and Economic Growth" [01/20/14] (with L. Wu, R. Dutta and N. Papageorge)
"Competition and Innovation" [08/29/11] (with M. Boldrin, J. Allamand and C. Ornaghi)
"Whatís Intellectual Property Good for?" [04/08/11] (with M. Boldrin)
"Production Chains" [09/06/10]
"Monopoly and the Incentive to Innovate When Adoption Involves Switchover Disruptions" [02/29/08] (with T. Holmes and J. Schmitz Jr)
"All the Interesting Questions, Almost All the Wrong Reasons" [03/25/07] (with M. Boldrin)
"Globalization, Intellectual Property, and Economic Prosperity" [12/31/06] (with M. Boldrin)
"Bankruptcy and Collateral in Debt Constrained Models" [10/13/06] (with T. Kehoe)
"Learning and Belief Based Trading" [09/15/05] (with D. Fudenberg)
"Does Market Incompleteness Matter" [09/25/01] (with W. Zame)
"Information Aggregation, Currency Swaps, and the Design of Derivative Securities" [07/11/01] (with B. Chowdhry and M. Grinblatt)
"Lotteries, Sunspots and Incentive Constraints" [08/01/00] (with T. Kehoe and E. Prescott)
"Risk Sharing and Market Incompleteness" [04/17/00] (with W. Zame)
"Liquidity Constrained vs. Debt Constrained Markets" [02/28/00] (with T. Kehoe)
"Balanced-Budget Mechanisms with Incomplete Information" [12/07/96] (with D. Fudenberg and E. Maskin)
"When are Non-Anonymous Players Negligible" [12/07/96] (with D. Fudenberg and W. Pesendorfer)
"Debt Constraints and Equilibrium in Infinite Horizon Economies with Incomplete Markets" [01/01/96] (with W. Zame)
"When Are Agents Negligible?" [01/01/95] (with W. Pesendorfer)
"Debt Constrained Asset Markets" [01/01/93] (with T. Kehoe)
"Trembling Invisible Hand Equilibrium" [01/01/93]
"On Characterizing Equilibria of Models with Externalities and Taxes as Solutions to Optimization Problems" [01/01/92] (with T. Kehoe and P. Romer)
"Gross Substitutes in Large Square Economics" [01/01/91] (with T. Kehoe, A. Mas-Colell and M. Woodford)
"Asset Trading Mechanisms and Expansionary Policy" [01/01/91]
"The Economics of Indeterminacy in Overlapping Generations Models" [01/01/90] (with T. Kehoe)
"Indeterminacy in Applied Intertemporal General Equilibrium Models" [01/01/90] (with T. Kehoe)
"Determinacy of Equilibrium in Dynamic Models with Finitely Many Consumers" [01/01/90] (with T. Kehoe and P. Romer)
"Steady States and Determinacy in Economies with Infinitely Lived Agents" [01/01/89] (with T. Kehoe and P. Romer)
"Determinacy of Equilibrium in Large Square Economies" [01/01/89] (with T. Kehoe, A. Mas-Colell and W. Zame)
"Infinite Horizon Equilibrium with Incomplete Markets" [01/01/89]
"Efficiency and the Value of Money" [01/01/89]
"Nash Equilibria Equal Competitive Equilibria" [01/01/87]
"Comparative Statics and Perfect Foresight in Infinite Horizon Economies" [01/01/85] (with T. Kehoe)
"A Simple Durable Goods Model" [01/01/85]
"Regularity in Overlapping Generations Exchange Economies" [01/01/84] (with T. Kehoe)
"Intertemporal Separability in Overlapping Generations Models" [01/01/84] (with T. Kehoe)
"Innovacio - a verseny szemszogebol" [12/31/69] (with M. Boldrin)


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Nos. SBR-93-20695, SBR-96-17899, SES-99-86170 and SES-03-14713. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation

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