Key Research Interests and Expertise

Ben's main research interests lie in game theory, social choice theory and normative microeconomics.  In particular, he uses non-cooperative, cooperative, and experimental game theory to explore expected and rightful outcomes in situations - such as international agreements, and also company mergers and acquisitions - where formal commitments to cooperate induce both surpluses and externalities. In addition, he has interests in the formal representation of rights, the problem of reconciling normative economics with behavioural economics, and the economics of scientific and academic endeavour.


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