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ExpertiseSearch Theory,Auction Theory,
Mechanism Design,Game Theory
PhD, University of Minnesota, 2006MA, University of Minnesota, 2005BS, Arizona State University, 2001
Brennan C. Platt is an Associate Professor of Economics at Brigham Young University. He received his B.S. degrees in Economics and Mathematics from Arizona State University in 2001, graduating Summa Cum Laude and from the Honors College. He then earned his M.A. (2005) and Ph.D. (2006) in Economics from the University of Minnesota, and has worked at BYU since then. He researches the theory of price formation. One current strand of his research investigates the determination of prices in search environments, including how these are distorted by insurance. Another strand analyzes several unique all-pay auctions, such as penny auctions and political rent seeking.
S. Nuray Akin, Brennan C. Platt (2016).
Accounting for Age in Marital Search Decisions.
European Economic Review.
Lars Lefgren, Brennan C. Platt, Joseph Price (2015).
Sticking with What (Barely) Worked: A Test of Outcome Bias.