Timothy Van Zandt

Professor of Economics and Shell Fellow of Economic Transformation, INSEAD

Timothy Van Zandt has been Professor of Economics at INSEAD since 1999. He obtained his PhD in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1989, and was Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Princeton University from 1990 to 1998. He has had several one-year research appointments: post-doctoral member of AT&T Bell Laboratories in New Jersey (1989-1990); Research Fellow at CORE in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium (1993-1994); Visiting Research Professor at the Center for Mathematical Studies in Economics and Managerial Science at Northwestern University (1998-1999); Visiting Professor at the Stern School of Business at New York University (2003-2004); and Visitor at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton, New Jersey (2003-2004); Visiting Scholar at Columbia University (2010-2011). Timothy has had shorter visits at Yale University and the Universidad Juan Carlos III in Madrid. He is also a CEPR Research Fellow.

Timothy's research focuses on microeconomic theory, particularly the economics of organisations, bounded rationality (learning, information processing, and communication), and mathematical economics. His recent publications (in journals such as the RAND Journal of Economics, Journal of Economics Theory, Economic Theory, and the Review of Economic Studies) cover topics such as equilibria in Bayesian games, communication, and decentralised information processing in organisations. He is currently conducting more applied research on growth and international trade and on reclassification risk in health insurance.

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