"As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality." Albert Einstein

Slides from talks given by David on economic theory, mathematical economics and game theory. Documents are available in PDF.

A Forward Looking Assessment of Behavioral Economics: Newcastle 6-2010

Self Control, Risk Aversion and the Allais Paradox

Randomly Impulsive Behavior

Max Weber Lecture EUI

IP Talks: HKU; public lecture at Simon Fraser; public lecture at McMaster

A Model of Discovery (AEA 2009)

 Monopoly and the Incentive for Innovation When Adoption Involves Switchover Disruptions 

Discussion of: the Patent System 

Discussion of: Technological Diversification by Koren and Tenreyro

Long-Run Short-Run Continous Talks SED WUSTL

Intellectual Monopoly Talks RAND Industry Canada

 Discussion of: Injunctions, Royalties, and Patent Holdups by Shapiro

 Discussion of: Don't Put All Your Eggs in One Basket by Eliaz and Guillaume

 Self-Confirming Equilibrium and the Lucas Critique

 Full Appropriation and Intellectual Property

 Discussion of: Neural Activity During Bargaining with Private Information by Bhatt, Lohrenz, Montague, and Camerer

 Discussion of: The Performance of the Pivotal-Voter Model in Small-Scale Elections by Coate, Conlin, and Moro 

 Quality Ladders, Competition and Endogenous Growth (Iowa)

Equilibrium Theory and Voting Experiments (LAMES 2006)

 Behavioral Anomalies in Games

Collateral and Bankruptcy in Debt Constrained Markets

 The Brother-in-Law Effect

Self Control, Risk Aversion and the Allais Paradox; Australia 2006 Harvard 2007 Penn 2008 Illinois 2008

Utilitarian View of Copyright (Cato)

 The Slippery Slope of Concession

 The Paradox of Voter Participation? A Laboratory Experiment

Perfectly Competitive Innovation

 Auctions and Relationships

Evolution of Cooperation Through Imitation

Short A Dual Self Model of Impulse Control Long Version

The Economics of Ideas and Intellectual Property

Discussion of "Money as a Mechanism in a Bewley Economy" by Edward J. Green and Ruilin Zhou

Steady State Learning and the Code of Hammurabi; short version; Stanford version; UCL version

The Case Against Intellectual Monopoly; Public Lecture; Lames 2004; IMF 2005; Australia 2006; Madrid 2007Halifax 2007

Intellectual Property and the Scale of the Market; Dallas Fed version; San Francisco Fed version


Discussion of "Learning and Transfer of Learning with no Feedback" by Roberto Weber

Austin: Long-Run Short Run; Austin: Reputation; Austin: Syllabus

Steady State Learning and the Code of Hammurabi

The Case Against Intellectual Monopoly

Short Rent Seeking and Innovation

Remarks on Game Theory and Strategy

Rent Seeking and Innovation

Comments on "Prospect Theory in Choice and Pricing Tasks" by Harbaugh, Krause and Vesterlund

Bruce Smith on Financial Intermediation and Development

Klein Lecture: The Case Against Intellectual Monopoly

Comments on "Contract Design and Self-Control" by Della Vigna and Malmendier

When is Reputation Bad?

The Case Against Intellectual Monopoly (undergraduate version)

Perfectly Competitive Innovation [update 9-2-2002]

Comments on "Financial Innovation, Market Participation and Asset Prices"

The Case Against Intellectual Property

Perfectly Competitive Innovation

Factor Saving Innovation

Evolution of Cooperation Through Imitation

Growth Cycles and Market Crashes

Lotteries, Sunspots and Incentive Constrainst

Modeling Altruism in Experiments

Liquidity Constrained Markets versus Debt Constrained Markets

Calibrated Learning and Global Convergence

How Irrational Are Subjects in Extensive Form Games?

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 9986170. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.