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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​.

​Technical appendices appear in the lower right cell for each paper. Mathematica ".nb" files 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; 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
Economic Theory (55:101-133)
January 2014
SpringerWP Version
Continuous time version

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

Accounting for Age in Marital Search Decisions
S. Nuray Akin
European Economic Review (85:245–271​)
June 2016
Science DirectWP Version

A Theory of Discounts and Deadlines in Retail Search
Dominic Coey; Bradley Larsen
Working Paper

​Transition Dynamics in Equilibrium Search
S. Nuray Akin
Working Paper

Labor Search

Running Out of Time: Limited Unemployment Benefits and Reservation Wages
S. Nuray Akin
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; Bingyong Zheng​
Economic Theory (forthcoming)
accepted January 2018
Springer​WP Version

Unemployment Insurance Eligibility and Wage Dynamics
Working Paper

Auction Theory

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

​Inferring Ascending Auction Participation from Observed Bidders
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

Cooperative Game Theory

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

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

Other Micro Theory

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

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

Contests for Priority Access
Working Paper

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