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            CURRICULUM VITA

            John P. Conley

                                                                       

Office Address

Department of Economics                                           Tel:  615-322-2920
Vanderbilt University                                                  Fax: 615-343-8495
414 Calhoun Hall
Nashville, TN 37235
j.p.conley@vanderbilt.edu

Date of Birth:  May 5, 1962                         

Citizenship:     USA 

 

Research Areas:

Public Economics, Cooperative Game theory, Non-cooperative Game Theory, General Equilbrium.

 

Education

Ph.D., Economics, University of Rochester, 1990.

Master of Arts, University of Rochester, 1987.

Bachelor of Arts, University of Chicago, 1984.

 

Professional Experience

2002-Present   Professor, Department of Economics, Vanderbilt University

2009 (May)     Visiting Professor, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan

2004 (August)  Visitor, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

2002 (June)     Visiting Professor, Université Paris 1 - Panthéon Sorbonne

2001-2002       Professor, Department of Economics, University of Illinois, Champaign,

1996-2001       Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Illinois, Champaign.    

1996-1997       Visiting Scholar, Departments of Economics, Harvard University and Boston University (Joint appointment).

1989-1996       Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Illinois, Champaign.

 

Editorial Boards

Editor, Journal of Public Economic Theory 1997-

Editor, Economics Bulletin 2000-

 

Academic Service:

Scholarly Communications Portal Editor, AccessEcon.com  2007-

Vice President/Treasurer, Association for Public Economic Theory, 2002-Present

President, Association for Public Economic Theory, 1997-2002

Reviewer and referee for many journals, publishers, departments, and granting agencies.

 

Academic Organizations

Association for Public Economic Theory

 

Honors

Wallis Fellowship, University of Rochester, 1984-1985.

Lehman Fellowship, University of Rochester, 1984-1988.

Distinguished Teaching Fellow Award, University of Rochester, 1987-1988.

Departmental Teaching Fellowship, University of Rochester, 1988-1989.

Recognized on the University of Illinois Incomplete List of Outstanding Teachers,
1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002.

 

Panels and Lectures

Gosnell Lecture, Rochester Institute of Technology: The Economics of Cloud Computing, April 2011.

Panel to Advise Young Economists, 2011 North American Summer Meeting of the Econometric Society, June 2011.

 

Publications

Articles in Refereed Journals

"The Bargaining Problem without Convexity: Extending the Egalitarian and Kalai-Smorodinsky Solutions” with Simon Wilkie, Economics Letters, Vol. 36, pp. 365‑9, 1991. (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.

“Convergence Theorems on the Core of a Public Goods Economy: Sufficient Conditions”, Journal of Economic Theory, Vol. 62, pp.161-185, 1994.
           
“Implementing the Nash Extension Bargaining Solution for Non-Convex Problems” with Simon Wilkie, Economic Design, Vol. 1, pp. 205-216, 1995.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Anonymous Lindahl Prices in a Tiebout Economy with Crowding Types” with Myrna Wooders, Canadian Journal of Economics, Vol. 31,  pp. 952-74, 1998.

“Public Economic Theory”with Myrna Wooders, Journal of Public Economic Theory, Vol. 1,  pp. 1-3.(Editorial Comment), 1999.

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

“Endogenous Enfranchisement when Groups' Preferences are Conflicting” with Akram Temimi,  Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 109,  79-102, 2001.

“Tiebout Economies  Differential Genetic Types and Endogenously Chosen Crowding Characteristics” with Myrna Wooders,  Journal of Economic Theory, Vol. 98,  pp. 261-294, 2001.

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

“Migration-Proof Tiebout Equilibrium: Existence and Asymptotic Efficiency” with Hideo Konishi,   Journal of Public Economics, vol 86,  pp. 243-62, 2002.

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

“Beneficial Inequality in the Provision of Municipal Services: Why Rich Neighborhoods should get Plowed First” with Manfred Dix, Southern Economic Journal,  Vol. 70,  pp. 731–745, 2003.
           
“Bargaining Efficiency and the repeated Prisoners' Dilemma” with Bhaskar Chakravorti, Economics Bulletin, 2004, Vol. 3  pp. 1-8, 2004.
           
“Hedonic Independence and the Taste-Homogeneity of Optimal Jurisdictions in Tiebout Economy  Crowding Types” with Myrna Wooders,  Annals of Economics and Statistics  July-Dec. 2004; Vol. (75-76) pp. 197-219, 2004.

“Coasian Equilibrium” with Stefani Smith,  Journal of Mathematical Economics,  Vol. 41,  pp. 687-704, 2005.

“Crime and Ethics” with Ping Wang, Journal of Urban Economics, Vol. 60, pp. 107-123, 2006.

 “Memetics  and Voting: How Nature Makes us Public Spirited” with Ali Toossi and Myrna Wooders, International Journal of Game Theory, Vol. 35, pp.71-90, 2006.

“The Journal of Public Economic Theory at Ten Years Old” with Myrna Wooders,  Journal of Public Economic Theory, Vol. 10,  pp.1-5 (Editorial Comment), 2009.

“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 (lead article), Vol. 45, pp. 492-510, 2009.

“But What Have You Done for Me Lately? Commercial Publishing, Scholarly Communication, and Open-Access” with Myrna Wooders,  Economic Analysis and Policy, Vol. 39,  pp. 71-89, 2009.
 
“Endogenous Games and Equilibrium Adaptation of Social Norms and  Ethical Constraints”with William Neilson, Games and Economic Behavior, (2009) Vol 6,  pp. 761-774, 2009.

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

“Private Benefits, Warm Glow and Reputation in the Free and Open Source Software Production Model” with Fan-chin Kung, Journal of Public Economic Theory, (Special issue edited by Ted Bergstrom, Parkash Chander and Lise Vesterlund), (2010) Vol. 12, No. 4, pp. 665-689, 2010.

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

“Ordinal Egalitarian Solution for Finite Choice Sets” with Simon Wilkie, Social Choice and Welfare, Vol. 38, pp. 23-42, 2012.

“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.

 

Parts of Books

“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, pp. 89-120, 1997.

“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.

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

“The Law of Demand in Tiebout Economies” with Edward Cartwright and Myrna Wooders, in The Tiebout Model at fifty : essays in public economics in honor of Wallace Oates  William A. Fischel, editor, Lincoln Land Institute, Cambridge, MA, 2006     

Book Reviews

Book review of “Rejected:  Leading Economists Ponder the Publication Process,” edited by George B. Shepherd, Thomas Horton and Daughters, Sun Lakes, AZ, for International Review of Economics and Finance, Vol. 6 pp. 441-2, 1995.

“Publication lags and young economists’ research output” with Mario Crucini, Robert Driskill and Ali Sina Önder  VOX,  24. October 2011, http://www.voxeu.org/index.php?q=node/7146

Manuscripts    

“Intergenerational Fiscal Constitutions: How to Protect Future Generations Using Land Taxes and Federalism” with Antonio Rangel, NBER Working Paper No. W8394, 2001.
             
“Intergenerational Spillovers, Decentralization and Durable Public Goods” with Robert Driskill and Ping Wang, 2006.

“Endogenous Games, Cultural Integrity and the Coexistence of Conventions” with William Neilson, 2007.
             
“Axiomatic Foundations for Compromise Theory and the Relationship to Multi-Objective Programming Solutions” with Rich McLean and Simon Wilkie, 2008.

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

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

Grants

UIUC Research Board, for equipment to support research on “The Bargaining Problem without Convexity,” 1990.
           
UIUC Bureau of Economic and Business Research, to support research on “The Bargaining Problem without Convexity,” 1990.

UIUC Research Board, to support research on “Innovation Games with Nonincreasing Returns to Scale and Heterogeneous Goods,” 1992.

UIUC Research Board, to support research on “Endogenous Enfranchisement when Groups have Conflicting Tastes,” 1994.

UIUC Department of Economics, to support research on “Taste-Homogeneity of Optimal Jurisdictions in a Tiebout Economy with Endogenous Crowding Types,” 1994.

NSF, grant number SBR 95‑14918, to support “Taste-Homogeneity of Optimal Jurisdictions in a Tiebout Economy with Crowding Types,” 1996‑98.

 

Conference Organization

Session organizer: Public Choice Society Meeting, Houston, TX, April 1996.
           
Session organizer: Public Choice Society Meetings, San Francisco, CA, March 1997.

Session organizer: Public Choice Society meetings, New Orleans, LA, March 1998.

Co-organizer: Association for Public Economic Theory Meetings, Tuscaloosa, AL, May 1998.

Program committee: 3rd Spanish Meeting on Game Theory and Applications, Barcelona, Spain, June 1998

Program committee: Social Choice Society Conference, Vancouver, BC, July 1998.

Organizing committee: Warwick Conference on the Environment and Economies in Transition, Warwick, U. K, May 1999.

Session organizer: Economic Theory Meetings, Rodos, Greece, June 1999,

Organizing committee: Midwest Mathecon Meetings, October 1999, University of Illinois,

Organizing committee: PET 2000 (Second meeting of the Association for Public Economic Theory) University of Warwick, U.K., July 2000

Organizing committee: PET 2002 (Third meeting of the Association for Public Economic Theory) University of Paris 1 (Pantheon-Sorbonne), July 2002

Co-Chair, Organizing committee, PET2003 (Fourth meeting of the Association for Public Economic Theory) Duke University, July 2003

Organizer, Taipei Conference on Public Economics, Academia Sinica, August 2004(Vanderbilt University)

Organizing Committee PET04, Beijing, China, August 2004.

Organizing Committee, Midwest Mathecon Meetings, Nashville, April, 2005

Coorganizer of “Externalities, Public Goods and Games" workshop at Stony Brook
Summer Game Theory Festival, July 2006

Organizing Committee PET05, Marseilles, France, June 2005.

Organizing Committee, PET 06, Hanoi, Vietnam, August 2006

Coorganizer of “Externalities, Public Goods and Games" workshop at Stony Brook Summer Game Theory Festival, July 2006

Main Organizer, PET 07, Vanderbilt. June 2007

Organizing Committee, PET08, Seoul, Korea, June 2008

Organizing Committee, PET09, Galway, Ireland, June 2009

Organizing Committee, PET10, Istanbul, June 2010

Organizing Committee, PET11, Bloomington, June 2011

Organizing Committee, PET workshop on "The Political Economy of Development", Bangkok, June 2011

Program Committee, Soicety for the Advancement of Economic Theory Meetings, Faro, Protugal, June 2011

Program Committee, North American Summer Econometric Society Meetings, St. Louis, June 2011

Program committee, Lisbon Meetings in Game Theory and Applications, Lisbon, November 2011

Organizing Committee, PET12, Taipei, June 2012

Organizing Committee, PET13, Lisbon, June 2013

 

     Last update: May 2012