Speaker Profiles

Gustavo Manso

Haas School of Business, University of California-Berkley

Dr. Gustavo Manso is a Professor of Finance at University of California Berkley. He was previously an Associate Professor of Finance at MIT, Sloan School of Management. He is also the co-founder and board member of the Finance Theory Group. His current research and interests include: Corporate Finance, Entrepreneurship, Financial Instutions, and Financial Markets.

Navin Karik

Columbia University

Dr, Navin Karik is currently a Professor in Columbia’s Department of Economics. He has taught Ph.D level classes in Game Theory, Advanced Economic Theory, Political Economy and more. Dr. Karik also has many publications and current working papers. He will be speaking about “Contests for Experimentation”

Cary Deck

University of Alaska-Anchorage, University of Arkansas

Dr. Cary Deck is University of Alaska-Anchorage’s College of Business and Public Policy’s Rasmuson Chair. His research has used controlled laboratory experiments to investigate a wide array of topics from market institutions to individual choice of behavior. He received his Ph.D. From the University of Arizona in 2001 and was a Fulbright Scholar of Economics in Prague.

Brian Roberson

Purdue Univeristy

Dr. Brian Roberson is an Associate Professor of Economics at Purdue. His main teaching interests  are game theory and microeconomic theory. His research interests include: economic theory, game theory, political economy, and public economics. Professor Roberson received his Ph.D. from Purdue University in 2005.

Laura Razzolini

Virginia Commonwealth University

Dr. Laura Razzolini is a Professor in the Department of Economics at Virginia Commonwealth University. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from the Southern Methodist University in 1994. Her current papers include: Production and Gains from Trade, Postcards from the NSF, and The Returns to Seniority in the Labor Market for Academic Economists.

Erik Kimbrough

Simon Fraser University

Dr. Kimbrough received his Ph.D. in computational sciences from George Mason University in 2010. His current research utilizes experiments to explore the underpinnings of prosociality, cooperation and conflict resolution and to identify the origins of economic institutions such as property rights. He currently teachers courses on experimental methods in economics and intermediate microeconomics.

Jim Murphy

University of Alaska-Anchorage

Dr. Murphy is a Professor at UAA’s College of Business and Public Policy’s Economics Department. He was previously the Rasmuson Chair of Economics in 2006. His fields of interest are Experimental Economics, Natural Resource and Environmental Economics. He received his Ph.D. in Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California-Davis in 1999.

Daniel Kovenock

Simon Fraser University

Dr. Kovenock is a current Professor of Economics at Chapman University. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research interests involve: Game Theory, Industrial Organization, Microeconomic Theory, Political Economy, and Public Economics.

Subhasish M. Chowdhury

University of East Anglia

Dr. Chowdhury is a Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor of Economics at UEA. He is also a member of the Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science, and the centre for Competition Policy. He is currently pursuing research on Applied Game Theory and Microeconomics. He is interested in Contests, Industrial Organization, Experimental/Behavioral Economics, Public Economics and Political Economy.

Roman Sheremeta

Case Western University

Dr. Sheremeta received his Ph.D. in Economics from Purdue University in 2009. He received the Robert W. Johnson Award for his dissertation research, as well as many grants. His primary fields of interest are experimental economics and game theory with applications that extend into a number of different areas. He has published over 40 academic papers in a wide variety of topics. According to RePEc, Dr. Sheremeta is ranked among the Top Young Economists Worldwide.