Vincent Crawford

Drummond Professor of Political Economy and Fellow of All Soul's College, University of Oxford

Professor Vincent P. Crawford is Drummond Professor of Political Economy, Fellow of All Soul's College, University of Oxford and Emeritus Professor at the University of California, San Diego. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Econometric Society, and the Guggenheim Foundation. He is currently Co-Editor of the American Economic Review. He received the A.B. Summa cum Laude in Economics from Princeton University in 1972 and the Ph.D. in Economics from M.I.T. in 1976.

Professor Crawford’s research has focused on game-theoretic questions in economics, with emphases on bargaining and arbitration, strategic communication, matching markets, learning, and coordination. His main current research and teaching areas are behavioral and experimental game theory and behavioral economics more generally. Representative recent papers include Cognition and Behavior in Two-Person Guessing Games: An Experimental Study with Miguel Costa-Gomes, 2006 American Economic Review 2006; Level-k Auctions: Can Boundedly Rational Strategic Thinking Explain the Winner’s Curse and Overbidding in Private-Value Auctions?  with Nagore Iriberri, Econometrica 2007; Fatal Attraction: Salience, Naivete, and Sophistication in Experimental Hide-and-Seek Games with Nagore Iriberri, American Economic Review 2007; and New York City Cabdrivers’ Labor Supply Revisited: Reference-Dependent Preferences with Rational-Expectations Targets for Hours and Income with Juanjuan Meng, University of California, San Diego Discussion Paper 2008-03.

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