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John Stovall

​John Stovall​​

Assistant Professor

2113 WVB


​PhD, University of Rochester, 2010
MA, University of Rochester, 2006
BS, Brigham Young University, 2004

Research and Professional Experience

Before joining the Economics faculty at BYU in 2015, John Stovall was an assistant professor at the University of Warwick in Coventry, UK. John's research interests lie in microeconomic theory, specifically decision theory and social choice. His research explores the behavioral implications of temptation, as well as the fair allocation of resources.

Selected Publications

"​Rationalizing Self-defeating Behaviors: Theory and Evidence​," Journal of Health Economics, 76 (March 2021), 102407. (With Lars Lefgren and Olga Stoddard)​​

"Equal Sacrifice Taxation​," Games and Economic Behavior, 121 (May 2020), 55-75​.

"Temptation with Uncertain Normative Preference," Theoretical Economics, 13 (2018), 145-174.

"Collective Rationality and Monotone Path Division Rules," Journal of Economic Theory, 154 (November 2014), 1-24.

"Asymmetric Parametric Division Rules," Games and Economic Behavior, 84 (March 2014), 87-110.

"Multiple Temptations," Econometrica, 78 (January 2010), 349-376.​​

Working Papers

"Fair Compensation", May 2022.

"Utility in Fair Division".

Spring Office Hours

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