I am on the job market and will be available for interviews at the 2017 ASSA meeting.
Microeconomics, Market and Mechanism Design, Behavioral and Experimental Economics
I study the design and performances of markets and institutions using tools from microeconomics and game theory. My research covers a wide range of applications from the design of assignment mechanisms for students in school districts to the choice of jury selection procedures, all the way to the ability of prediction markets to foster a consensus on the causes of climate change.
In my job market paper “Bounded rationality and the choice of jury selection procedures”, I develop the dominance threshold, an innovative measure of strategic complexity based on the bounded rationality theory of level-k thinking. I apply this measure to procedures used in trials to allow the parties to challenge prospective jurors. I show that procedures in which challenges are sequential tend to be strategically simpler than procedures in which challenges are simultaneous.
Phone: +01 615-926-3642
Mailing Address: Martin Van der Linden, Department of Economics, Vanderbilt University, PMB #351819, 2301 Vanderbilt Place, Nashville, TN 37235-1819