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Brennan C. Platt

Publica​tions & Working Papers

​​​​​Research Interests​

Search Theory
Auction Theory
Game Theory
Public Finance and Political Economy

Research Publications and Papers

Research is organized by topic below. For a chronological summary, see my current CV​.

​Some technical appendices are provided in Mathematica ".nb" files, which can be opened using Wolfram's free reader, CDF Player​.


Consumer Search

Rushing to Overpay: Modeling and Measuring the REIT Premium
S. Nuray Akin; Val Lambson; Grant McQueen; Brennan Platt; Barrett Slade; Justin Wood
Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics (47:506-537).
October 2013
SpringerWP Version

A Theory of Search with Deadlines and Uncertain Recall
S. Nuray Akin; Brennan Platt
Economic Theory (55:101-133)
January 2014
SpringerWP Version
DeadlinesTA.nb
Continuous time version

Insurance, Consumer Search, and Equilibrium Price Distributions
S. Nuray Akin; Brennan Platt
Journal of Risk and Insurance (81:397-429)
June 2014
Wiley OnlineWP Version
MoralHazardTA.nb

Accounting for Age in Marital Search Decisions
S. Nuray Akin; Brennan Platt
European Economic Review (85:245–271​)
June 2016
Science DirectWP Version
BioClockTA.pdf
BioClockData.zip

A Theory of Discounts and Deadlines in Retail Search
Dominic Coey; Bradley Larsen; Brennan Platt
American Economic Review (110:3748-85)
December 2020
AEAWebWorking Paper Version
See AEAWeb page for data, code, and online appendix

​Transition Dynamics in Equilibrium Search
S. Nuray Akin; Brennan Platt
American Economic Journal: Microeconomics
Forthcoming (accepted January 2021)
Working Paper
FireSalesTA.nb​


Labor Search

Running Out of Time: Limited Unemployment Benefits and Reservation Wages
S. Nuray Akin; Brennan Platt
Review of Economics Dynamics (15:149-170)
April 2012
Science DirectWP Version

​​​Job Search under Asymmetric Information: Endogenous Wage Dispersion and Unemployment Stigma
Shuaizhang Feng; Lars Lefgren; Brennan Platt; Bingyong Zheng​
Economic Theory (67:817-851)
June 2019
Springer​WP Version

Unemployment Insurance Eligibility and Wage Dynamics
Brennan Platt
Working Paper
UIEligibilityTA.nb


Auctions

The Role of Risk Preferences in Pay-to-Bid Auctions
Brennan Platt; Joseph Price; Henry Tappen
Management Science (59:2117-2134)
September 2013
InformsWP Version

​Inferring Ascending Auction Participation from Observed Bidders
Brennan Platt
International Journal of Industrial Organization (54:65-88)
September 2017
Science DirectWP Version

A Theory of Discounts and Deadlines in Retail Search
(also ​listed above in Consumer Search)
Dominic Coey; Bradley Larsen; Brennan Platt


Cooperative Game Theory

Spoilers, Blocking Coalitions, and the Core
Brennan Platt
Social Choice and Welfare (33:361-381)
September 2009
SpringerWP Version

The n-Person Kalai-Smorodinsky Bargaining Solution under Pre-Donations
S. Nuray Akin; Brennan Platt
Review of Economic Design (15:147-162)
June 2011
SpringerWP Version


Other Micro Theory

Queue-Rationed Equilibria with Fixed Cost of Waiting
Brennan Platt
Economic Theory (40:247-274)
August 2009
SpringerWP Version

Sticking with What (Barely) Worked: A Test of Outcome Bias
Lars Lefgren; Brennan Platt; Joseph Price
Management Science (61:1121-1136)
May 2015
InformsWP Version

Outcom-Based Accountability: Theory and Evidence
Lars Lefgren; Brennan Platt; Joseph Price
Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (160:121-137)
April 2019
ScienceDirectWorking Paper
CoachesTA.pdf

Contests for Priority Access
Brennan Platt
Working Paper


Economics of the Family

Theory of the Adapting Foster Family (TAFF): Development of a Middle-Range Theory and Mathematical Modeling in Nursing Science
Christine Platt; Sheila Gephart; Brennan Platt
Nursing Science Quarterly
Forthcoming (accepted March 2022)
Working Paper