Research

Research Interests

Microeconomic Theory, Mathematical Economics, Mechanism Design.

Working Papers

"How Rational Is Preference-Rationalized Choice?" (2018).

"Spatial Competition on a Torus" (2017).

"Marriage Matching with Correlated Preferences" (with Onur B. Celik), (2006).

"Can a Newly Proposed Mechanism for Allocating Contracts in U.S. Electricity Wholesale Markets Lead to Lower Prices?" (2004).

List of Published and Forthcoming Papers

"Von Neumann-Morgenstern stable set rationalization of choice functions," Theory and Decision, forthcoming.

"Continuous Utility Representation of Fuzzy Preferences" (2020) in G. Bosi, M. J. CampiĆ³n, J. C. Candeal and E. Indurain Mathematical Topics on Representations of Ordered Structures and Utility Theory: Essays in Honor of Professor Ghanshyam B. Mehta Springer Nature Switzerland AG, 301-309.

"A Marriage Matching Menagerie," (with James W. Boudreau). Operations Research Letters, (2017) 45: 68-71.

"Elections Generate All Binary Relations on Infinite Sets," Mathematical Social Sciences (2016) 84: 105-108.

"Topologies Generated by Nested Collections," (with M.J. Campion and E. Indurain). Bulletin of the Malaysian Mathematical Sciences Society, (2016) 395: 545-561.

"Two Preference Metrics Provide Settings for the Study of Properties of Binary Relations," Theory and Decision, (2015) 79: 615-625.

"Probabilistic Evaluations: A Universal Representation for Preferences over Countable Sets," Journal of Mathematical Economics (2015) 57: 25-27.

"Preference, Topology and Measure" Social Choice and Welfare, (2014) 43: 507-514.

"What Price Stability? Social Welfare in Matching Markets," (with J. Boudreau). Mathematical Social Sciences (2014) 67: 27-33.

"Topological Interpretations of Fuzzy Subsets. A Unified Approach for Fuzzy Thresholding Algorithms," (with E. Barrenechea, H. Bustine, M.J. Campion and E. Indurain). Knowledge-Based Systems (2013) 54: 163-171.

"A Simple Voting Scheme Generates all Binary Relations on Finite Sets," Journal of Mathematical Economics (2013) 49(2): 230-233.

"Preferences and the Price of Stability in Matching Markets," (with James Boudreau), Theory and Decision (2013) 74(2): 565-589.

"On Topological Spaces Whose Topology is Induced by a Binary Relation," (with Esteban Indurain) Quaestiones Mathematicae (2013) 36(1): 47-65.

"Dividing Profits Three Ways: Impartiality vs. Consensuality," (with James Boudreau) Mathematical Social Sciences (2011) 62: 79-86.

"Marriage Matching and Intercorrelation of Preferences," (with James Boudreau), Journal of Public Economic Theory (2010) 12: 587-602.

"How to Recognize a Single-Issue Spatial Election," Journal of Mathematical Economics (2010) 46: 1-5.

"Three-agent peer Evaluation," Economics Letters (2009) 105: 312-314.

"Marriage Matching and Gender Satisfaction," Social Choice and Welfare (2009) 32: 15- 27.

"Binary Relations: Finite Characterizations and Computational Complexity," Theory and Decision (2008) 65: 27-44.

"Spatial Voting with Endogenous Timing," (with S. Huck and W. Mueller) Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (2006) 162: 557-570.

"Continuously Representable Paretian Quasi-Orders," Theory and Decision (2006) 60: 1-16.

"Characterizing Paretian Preferences," Social Choice and Welfare (2005) 25: 179-186.

"Continuous Lexicographic Preferences," Journal of Mathematical Economics (2005) 41: 812-825.

"On the Profitability of Collusion in Location Games," (with S. Huck and W. Mueller) Journal of Urban Economics (2003) 54: 499-510.

"An Easy Proof that a Square Lattice is an Equilibrium for Spatial Competition in the Plane," Journal of Urban Economics (2002) 51: 46-53.

"Using Elections to Represent Preferences," Social Choice and Welfare (2001) 18: 823-831.

"Lexicographic Orders and Preference Representation," Journal of Mathematical Economics (2000) 34: 255-267.

"Order Isomorphisms for Preferences with Intransitive Indifference," Journal of Mathematical Economics (1998) 30: 421-431.

"A Pure Strategy Nash Equilibrium for a Three-Firm Location Game on a Two Dimensional Set," Location Science (1997) 4: 247-250.

"Continuous Strategy Games as Location Games," Journal of Economic Theory (1995) 66: 165-177.

"Geometric Versions of Finite Games: Prisoner.s Dilemma, Entry Deterrence and a Cyclical Majority Paradox," International Journal of Game Theory (1995) 24: 65-177.

"Computable Strategies for Repeated Prisoner's Dilemma," Games and Economic Behavior (1994) 7: 381-389.

"Recovering Homothetic Preferences," Economics Letters (1993) 82: 41-45.

"A Tight Upper Bound on the Money Metric Utility Function," American Economic Review (1992) 82: 660-663.

"Generalizing Location Games to a Graph," Journal of Industrial Economics (1991) 39: 683-688.

Research on Electricity Markets

Senior Personnel, NSF Grant No. ECS-0323685 "Robustness, Efficiency and Security of Electric Power Grids in a Market Environment" (with P. Luh (PI) and D. Pepyne) 9/2003-8/2007. $470, 000 paper: "Can a Newly Proposed Mechanism for Allocating Contracts in U.S. Electricity Wholesale Markets Lead to Lower Prices?" 2004.


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