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Below is a list of my various research papers divided into four areas: public economics, noncooperative game theory, cooperative game theory and other topics.  Those with hyperlinks are available in Adobe PDF format.


 

Public Economics

"Convergence Theorems on the Core of a Public Goods Economy: Sufficient Conditions" Journal of Economic Theory, Vol. 62, No. 1, February 1994, pp. 161-185.

"Generalized Samuelson and Welfare Theorems for Nonsmooth Economies" with Dimitrios Diamantaras, Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 59, 1996, pp. 137-152.

"Anonymous Pricing in Public Goods Economies" with Myrna Wooders, in Topics in Public Economics, D. Pines, E. Sadka, and I. Zilcha, editors, Cambridge University Press, 1997, pp. 89-120.

"Taste-Homogeneity of Optimal Jurisdictions in a Tiebout Economy with Crowding Types and Endogenous Educational Investment Choices," with Myrna Wooders, Recherché Economiche, Vol. 50, 1996, pp. 367-87.

"Fundamental Nonconvexities in Arrovian Markets and a Coasian Solution to the Problem of Externalities" with John Boyd III, Journal of Economic Theory, Vol. 72, 1997, pp. 388-407.

"Equivalence of the Core and Competitive Equilibrium in a Tiebout Economy with Crowding Types"
with Myrna Wooders, Journal of Urban Economics, Vol. 41, 1997, pp. 421-440.

"Anonymous Lindahl Prices in a Tiebout Economy with Crowding Types" John P. Conley and Myrna H. Wooders, Canadian Journal of Economics, Vol. 31, 1998, pp.952-74.

"Public Economic Theory" John P. Conley and Myrna H. Wooders, Journal of Public Economic Theory, Vol. 1, 1999, pp. 1-3. (Editorial Comment)

"Optimal and Equilibrium Membership in Clubs in the Presence of Spillovers" with Manfred Dix, Journal of Urban Economics, Vol. 46, 1999, pp. 215-229.

"Tiebout Economies with Differential Genetic Types and Endogenously Chosen Crowding Characteristics" with Myrna Wooders, Journal of Economic Theory, Vol. 98, No. 2, 2001 pp. 261-294.

"Endogenous Enfranchisement when Groups' Preferences are Conflicting" with Akram Temimi, Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 109, No. 1, 2001, 79-102.

"Intergenerational Spillovers, Decentralization and Durable Public Goods", 2001

"Intergenerational Fiscal Constitutions: How to Protect Future Generations Using Land Taxes and Federalism" with Antonio Rangel, NBER working paper 8394, June 2001

"Migration-proof Tiebout Equilibrium: Existence and Asymptotic Efficiency"
with Hideo Konishi, Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 86 2002, 243-262.

"Finite Decentralization in a Tiebout Economy with Crowding Types" with Stefani Smith, Social Choice and Welfare, 2003, vol. 20, pp 49-75.

"Beneficial Inequality in the Provision of Municipal Services: Why Rich Neighborhoods should get Plowed First" with Manfred Dix, Southern Economic Journal, Vol. 70, 2003 No. 4, pp. 731-745.

"Hedonic Independence and the Taste-Homogeneity of Optimal Jurisdictions in Tiebout Economy with Crowding Types" with Myrna Wooders, Annals of Economics and Statistics July-Dec. 2004; Vol. (75-76): 197-219.

"Coasian Equilibrium" with Stefani Smith, Journal of Mathematical Economics, Volume 41, Issue 6, September 2005, Pages 687-704.

"Coalitions and Clubs: Existence, Decentralization, and Optimality" with Stephanie Smith 2003, in Group Formation in Economics : Networks, Clubs, and Coalitions Gabrielle Demange and Myrna Wooders, editors, Cambridge University Press, 2005

"The Law of the Demand in Tiebout Economies" with Edward Carwright and Myrna Wooders, 2005, in The Tiebout Model at fifty : essays in public economics in honor of Wallace Oates / William A. Fischel, editor, Lincoln Lamd Institute, Cambridge, MA, 2006

"Memetics and Voting: How Nature Makes us Public Spirited" with Ali Toossi and Myrna Wooders, International Journal of Game Theory, December, 2006, Volume 35, Number 1.pp.71-90.

"The Journal of Public Economic Theory at Ten Years Old" with Myrna Wooders, Journal of Public Economic Theory, Volume 10, Number 1, pp.1-5 (Editorial Comment)

"Intergenerational Spillovers, Decentralization and Durable Public Goods" with Robert Driskill and Ping Wang 2006

"Public Goods, Bounded Attention Spans and Equilibrium in the Internet Economy" with Paul J. Healy, 2007

"Anonymous Price Taking Equilibrium in Tiebout Economies with a Continuum of Agents; Existence and Characterization" with Nizar Allouch and Myrna Wooders, Journal of Mathematical Economics, (2009) Vol. 45 No. 9-10, pp. 492-510.

"Public Goods, Bounded Attention Spans and Equilibrium in the Internet Economy" with J. Healy, 2009.

Nonrivalry and Price Discrimination in Copyright Economics, Vol. 157 University of Pennsylvania Law Review, (2009) with Christopher Yoo.

“Private Benefits, Warm Glow and Reputation in the Free and Open Source Software Production Model”  with Fan-chin Kung,Journal of Public Economic Theory, 2010, Vol. 12, No. 4, pp. 665-689.

“Public Goods, Bounded Attention Spans and Equilibrium in the Internet Economy” with Paul J. Healy, 2009.

 

Noncooperative Game Theory


"Implementing the Nash Extension Bargaining Solution for Non-Convex Problems" with Simon Wilkie, Economic Design, Vol. 1, No. 2, 1995, pp. 205-216.

"Cheap Play with No Regret" with Bhaskar Chakravorti, International Journal of Game Theory, Vol. 24, No. 3, 1995, pp. 223-237.

"On Uniquely Implementing Cooperation in the Prisoner's Dilemma" with Bhaskar Chakravorti and Bart Taub, Economic Theory, Vol. 80, 1996, pp. 347-66.

"On Uniquely Implementing Cooperation in the Prisoner's Dilemma: Corrigendum"
with Bhaskar Chakravorti and Bart Taub, Economic Theory, Vol. 9, 1997, pp. 377-8

"Economic Applications of Probabilistic Cheap Talk" with Bhaskar Chakravorti and Bart Taub, in Topics in Mathematical Economics and Game Theory: Essays in Honor of Robert Aumann, M. Wooders, editor, Fields Institute Communication, Toronto, pp. 153-170, 1999

"Probabilistic Cheap Talk"
with Bhaskar Chakravorti and Bart Taub, Social Choice and Welfare, 2002, Vol. 19, pp. 281-294

"Bargaining efficiency and the repeated prisoners' dilemma", with Bhaskar Chakravorti, Economics Bulletin, 2004, Vol. 3 no. 3 pp. 1-8.

“Endogenous Games and Equilibrium Adaptation of Social Norms and Ethical Constraints” with William Neilson Games and Economic Behavior (2009) Vol. 6 No. 2, pp. 761-774.

“Endogenous Games, Multiculturalism and Assimilation”
with William Neilson, 2008.


Cooperative Game Theory


"The Bargaining Problem without Convexity: Extending the Egalitarian and Kalai-Smorodinski Solutions" with Simon Wilkie, Economics Letters, Vol. 36, 1991, pp. 365-9. (Reprinted in Bargaining And The Theory Of Cooperative Games: John Nash And Beyond, Edited by William Thomson, and  Elmer B. Milliman, Edmond Elger, 2011)

“Speed of Convergence and Stopping Rules in an Iterative Planning Procedure for Nonconvex Economies”, Journal of Comparative Economics, Vol. 17, pp. 737-767, 1993.

“Optimal Sequencing of Credible Reforms  Uncertain Outcomes”  with William Maloney, Journal of Development Economics, Vol. 48, pp. 151-163, 1995.

"An Extension of the Nash Bargaining Solution to Nonconvex Problems" with Simon Wilkie, Games and Economic Behavior, Vol. 13, 1996, pp. 26-38.

"Reference Functions and Possibility Theorems for Cardinal Social Choice Problems" with Rich McLean and Simon Wilkie, Social Choice and Welfare, Vol. 14, 1997, pp. 65-78.

“Axiomatic Foundations for Compromise Theory and the Relationship to Multi-Objective Programming Solutions” with Rich McLean and Simon Wilkie, 2008.
 
“Ordinal Egalitarian Solution for Finite Choice Sets” with Simon Wilkie, Social Choice and Welfare, (2012) Vol. 38, pp. 23-42.

 

Other Topics


"Iterative Planning Procedures in Non-Convex and Informationally Decentralized Economies" Journal of Comparative Economics, Vol. 17, 1993, pp. 737-767.

"Optimal Sequencing of Credible Reforms with Uncertain Outcomes" with William Maloney, Journal of Development Economics, Vol. 48, 1995, pp. 151-163.

"Crime and Ethics" with Ping Wang, Journal of Urban Economics, (2006), Vol 60, No. 1, pp 107-123.

"Incentives and the Effects of Publication Lags on Life Cycle Research Productivity in Economics", with Mario J. Crucini, Robert A. Driskill and Ali Sina Onder, NBER Working Paper 17043, 2011 http://www.nber.org/papers/w17043  

“But what have you done for me lately? Commercial Publishing, Scholarly Communication, and Open-Access” with Myrna Wooders Economic Analysis and Policy, (2009) Vol. 39 No. 1, pp.71-89.

The Economics of Cloud Computing” with Ergin Bayrak and Simon Wilkie, 2011 Korean Economic Review, (2011) Vol. 27, pp. 203-230.

The Effects of Publication Lags on Life Cycle Research Productivity in Economics” with Mario Crucini, Robert Driskill and Ali Sina Onder, Economic Inquiry, Forthcoming, 2012.

"Dixit-Stiglitz Approaches to International Trade: Enough is Enough" with Robert Driskill and Hideo Konishi, 2012.