Thomas R. Palfrey

California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Flintridge Foundation Professor of Economics and Political Science

1200 East California Blvd.

301A Baxter Hall

Pasadena, CA 91125

United States

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Scholarly Papers (28)

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Downloads 138 (171,765)
Citation 3

The Free Rider Problem: A Dynamic Analysis

Economic Theory Center Working Paper No. 021-2011
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 23 Sep 2011
Marco Battaglini, Salvatore Nunnari and Thomas R. Palfrey
Princeton University - Department of Economics, Bocconi University and California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Downloads 126 (185,245)
Citation 3

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The Free Rider Problem: A Dynamic Analysis

NBER Working Paper No. w17926
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 25 Mar 2012
Marco Battaglini, Salvatore Nunnari and Thomas R. Palfrey
Princeton University - Department of Economics, Bocconi University and California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Downloads 12 (499,465)
Citation 3

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Symmetric Play in Repeated Allocation Games

Institute of Mathematical Economics Working Paper No. 468
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 16 Jul 2012
Christoph Kuzmics, Thomas R. Palfrey and Brian W. Rogers
University of Graz - Department of Economics, California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences and Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management
Downloads 98 (221,703)

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symmetry, repeated games, focal points, experiments

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Citation 3

Competitive Equilibrium in Markets for Votes

MPI Collective Goods Preprint, No. 2012/3
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 25 Feb 2012
Alessandra Casella, Aniol Llorente-Saguer and Thomas R. Palfrey
Columbia University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics, Queen Mary University of London and California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Downloads 40 (360,506)
Citation 3

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Experiments, voting, Markets, Vote Trading, Competitive Equilibrium

Competitive Equilibrium in Markets for Votes

APSA 2011 Annual Meeting Paper
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 01 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 09 Aug 2011
Alessandra Casella, Aniol Llorente-Saguer and Thomas R. Palfrey
Columbia University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics, Queen Mary University of London and California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Downloads 38 (367,710)
Citation 3

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Competitive Equilibrium in Markets for Votes

NBER Working Paper No. w16315
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 30 Aug 2010
Alessandra Casella, Aniol Llorente-Saguer and Thomas R. Palfrey
Columbia University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics, Queen Mary University of London and California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Downloads 16 (476,386)
Citation 3

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Competitive Equilibrium in Markets for Votes

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP7992
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 14 Nov 2010
Alessandra Casella, Aniol Llorente-Saguer and Thomas R. Palfrey
Columbia University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics, Queen Mary University of London and California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Downloads 3 (546,914)
Citation 3

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Competitive Equilibrium, Experiments, Markets, Vote Trading, Voting

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Federal Mandates by Popular Demand

Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 108, No. 5, October 2000
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 31 Oct 2000
Thomas R. Palfrey and Jacques Cremer
California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences and Toulouse School of Economics (IDEI & GREMAQ)
Downloads 96 (221,703)
Citation 10

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Reputation and Rhetoric in Elections

PIER Working Paper No. 05-021
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 06 May 2005
Enriqueta Aragones, Thomas R. Palfrey and Andrew Postlewaite
Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) - Insitute for Economic Analysis, California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics
Downloads 94 (220,229)
Citation 2

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Repeated Elections, Commitment, Reputation

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Downloads 80 (252,391)
Citation 3

Minorities and Storable Votes

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 1583
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 29 Nov 2005
Alessandra Casella, Thomas R. Palfrey and Raymond G. Riezman
Columbia University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics, California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences and University of Iowa - Henry B. Tippie College of Business - Department of Economics
Downloads 41 (356,932)
Citation 3

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Minorities and Storable Votes

NBER Working Paper No. w11674
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 12 Dec 2005
Alessandra Casella, Thomas R. Palfrey and Raymond G. Riezman
Columbia University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics, California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences and University of Iowa - Henry B. Tippie College of Business - Department of Economics
Downloads 18 (464,914)
Citation 3

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Minorities and Storable Votes

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 5278
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 18 Nov 2005
Alessandra Casella, Thomas R. Palfrey and Raymond G. Riezman
Columbia University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics, California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences and University of Iowa - Henry B. Tippie College of Business - Department of Economics
Downloads 13 (493,734)
Citation 3

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Voting, minorities, tyranny of the majority, experiments

Minorities and Storable Votes

Columbia University Department of Economics Discussion Paper Series No. 0506-02
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 08 Sep 2009
Alessandra Casella, Thomas R. Palfrey and Raymond G. Riezman
Columbia University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics, California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences and University of Iowa - Henry B. Tippie College of Business - Department of Economics
Downloads 8 (521,448)
Citation 3

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The Compromise Game: Two-Sided Adverse Selection in the Laboratory

2nd Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 11 Jul 2007
Juan D. Carrillo and Thomas R. Palfrey
University of Southern California - Department of Economics and California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Downloads 77 (260,548)
Citation 3

Abstract:

two-sided private information, adverse selection, laboratory experiment, behavioral game theory, quantal response equilibrium, cognitive hierarchy, cursed equilibrium

The Compromise Game: Two-Sided Adverse Selection in the Laboratory

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP6103
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 14 May 2008
Juan D. Carrillo and Thomas R. Palfrey
University of Southern California - Department of Economics and California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Downloads 1 (564,477)
Citation 3

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Adverse selection, behavioural game theory, laboratory experiment

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Downloads 71 (270,514)
Citation 14

An Experimental Study of Storable Votes

Columbia University Economics Discussion Paper No. 0304-01
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 28 Oct 2003
Alessandra Casella, Andrew Gelman and Thomas R. Palfrey
Columbia University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics, Columbia University - Department of Statistics and Department of Political Science and California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Downloads 39 (364,089)
Citation 14

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Voting systems, experiments, storable Votes, committees

An Experimental Study of Storable Votes

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 4081
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 04 Dec 2003
Alessandra Casella, Andrew Gelman and Thomas R. Palfrey
Columbia University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics, Columbia University - Department of Statistics and Department of Political Science and California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Downloads 19 (459,277)
Citation 14

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Voting systems, experiments, storable votes, committees

An Experimental Study of Storable Votes

NBER Working Paper No. w9982
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 21 Sep 2003
Alessandra Casella, Andrew Gelman and Thomas R. Palfrey
Columbia University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics, Columbia University - Department of Statistics and Department of Political Science and California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Downloads 13 (493,734)
Citation 14

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Reputation and Rhetoric in Elections, Second Version

PIER Working Paper No. 05-027
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 03 Oct 2005
Enriqueta Aragones, Thomas R. Palfrey and Andrew Postlewaite
Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) - Insitute for Economic Analysis, California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics
Downloads 61 (281,554)
Citation 2

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Repeated Elections, Commitment, Reputation

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The Dynamic Free Rider Problem: A Laboratory Study

Economic Theory Center Working Paper No. 48-2012
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 08 Nov 2012
Marco Battaglini, Salvatore Nunnari and Thomas R. Palfrey
Princeton University - Department of Economics, Bocconi University and California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Downloads 60 (262,215)
Citation 3

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Durable Public Goods, Voluntary Contribution Mechanism, Experiments

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Mixed Equilibrium in a Downsian Model with a Favored Candidate

Universitat Pompeu Fabra Working Paper No. 502
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 04 Dec 2000
Enriqueta Aragones and Thomas R. Palfrey
Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) - Insitute for Economic Analysis and California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Downloads 60 (293,237)
Citation 31

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Spatial Competition, Mixed Strategies, Candidate Quality

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Compromise Game: Two-Sided Adverse Selection in the Laboratory

IEPR Working Paper No. 06.60
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 12 Jan 2007
Juan D. Carrillo and Thomas R. Palfrey
University of Southern California - Department of Economics and California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Downloads 58 (295,677)
Citation 3

Abstract:

two-sided private information, adverse selection, laboratory experiment, behavioral game theory, quantal response equilibrium, cognitive hierarchy, cursed equilibrium

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External Validation of Voter Turnout Models by Concealed Parameter Recovery

PIER Working Paper 13-012
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 12 Feb 2013
Antonio Merlo and Thomas R. Palfrey
University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics and California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Downloads 18 (386,163)

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Turnout, voting, model validation, parameter recovery, laboratory experiments

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Efficiency, Equity and Timing in Voting Mechanisms

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 5291
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 29 Dec 2005
Marco Battaglini, Rebecca Morton and Thomas R. Palfrey
Princeton University - Department of Economics, New York University (NYU) - Wilf Family Department of Politics and California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Downloads 15 (464,145)
Citation 5

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Committees, costly voting, information aggregation, sequential voting

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The Swing Voter's Curse in the Laboratory

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 5458
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 27 Apr 2006
Marco Battaglini, Rebecca Morton and Thomas R. Palfrey
Princeton University - Department of Economics, New York University (NYU) - Wilf Family Department of Politics and California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Downloads 12 (479,527)
Citation 12

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Swing voter's curse, voting behaviour, information aggregation

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Downloads 10 (489,709)
Citation 1

Vote Trading with and Without Party Leaders

NBER Working Paper No. w17847
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 20 Feb 2012
Alessandra Casella, Thomas R. Palfrey and Sebastien Turban
Columbia University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics, California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences and California Institute of Technology - Economics
Downloads 10 (510,768)
Citation 1

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Vote Trading with and Without Party Leaders

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP8848
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 01 Mar 2012
Alessandra Casella, Thomas R. Palfrey and Sebastien Turban
Columbia University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics, California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences and California Institute of Technology - Economics
Downloads 0
Citation 1

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Bargaining, Competitive equilibrium, Experiments, Votes market, Voting

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Static and Dynamic Underinvestment: An Experimental Investigation

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 02 Jan 2015
California Institute of Technology, New York University (NYU) - Department of Economics, California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences and UC Santa Barbara - Department of Economics
Downloads 6 (494,510)

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Equilibrium Tax Rates and Income Redistribution: A Laboratory Study

NBER Working Paper No. w19918
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 03 Mar 2014
Marina Agranov and Thomas R. Palfrey
California Institute of Technology and California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Downloads 5 (512,698)

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The Political Economy of Public Debt: A Laboratory Study

NBER Working Paper No. w22406
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 18 Jul 2016
Marco Battaglini, Salvatore Nunnari and Thomas R. Palfrey
Cornell University, Bocconi University and California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Downloads 4 (541,583)
Citation 1

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The Political Economy of Public Debt: A Laboratory Study

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP11357
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 07 Jul 2016
Marco Battaglini, Salvatore Nunnari and Thomas R. Palfrey
Cornell University, Bocconi University and California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Downloads 0
Citation 1

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laboratory experiment, public debt

Trading Votes for Votes. A Decentralized Matching Algorithm

NBER Working Paper No. w21645
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 19 Oct 2015
Alessandra Casella and Thomas R. Palfrey
Columbia University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics and California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Downloads 2 (554,355)

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Trading Votes for Votes. A Decentralized Matching Algorithm

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP10908
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 28 Oct 2015
Alessandra Casella and Thomas R. Palfrey
Columbia University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics and California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Downloads 0

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algorithms, matching, vote trading, voting

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Information Gatekeepers: Theory and Experimental Evidence

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP7457
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 07 Oct 2009
Isabelle Brocas, Juan D. Carrillo and Thomas R. Palfrey
University of Southern California - Department of Economics, University of Southern California - Department of Economics and California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Downloads 2 (521,539)
Citation 3

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adversarial system, experiment, information acquisition, search

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No Trade

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP6554
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 06 Jun 2008
Juan D. Carrillo and Thomas R. Palfrey
University of Southern California - Department of Economics and California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Downloads 1 (536,520)
Citation 3

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bilateral bargaining, experimental economics, no-trade theorem, private information

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Candidate Entry and Political Polarization: An Experimental Study

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 16 May 2017
Jens Großer and Thomas R. Palfrey
Florida State University - Departments of Political Science & Economics and California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Downloads 0 (516,992)

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Political Polarization, Candidate Entry, Citizen Candidate Game, Laboratory Experiments

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The Effects of Income Mobility and Tax Persistence on Income Redistribution and Inequality

NBER Working Paper No. w22759
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 24 Oct 2016
Marina Agranov and Thomas R. Palfrey
California Institute of Technology and California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Downloads 0 (503,889)

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The Dynamic Free Rider Problem: A Laboratory Study

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP10788
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 27 Aug 2015
Marco Battaglini, Salvatore Nunnari and Thomas R. Palfrey
Cornell University, Bocconi University and California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Downloads 0 (549,040)
Citation 3

Abstract:

durable public goods, experiments, voluntary contribution mechanism

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Turnout and Power Sharing

The Economic Journal, Vol. 124, Issue 574, pp. F131-F162, 2014
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 25 Feb 2014
Helios Herrera, Massimo Morelli and Thomas R. Palfrey
Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) - Centro de Investigacion Economica, Bocconi University and California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Downloads 0 (549,040)
Citation 2

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Laboratory Experiments in Political Economy

Annual Review of Political Science, Vol. 12, June 2009
Posted: 08 Aug 2009
Thomas R. Palfrey
California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences

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voter turnout, strategic voting, theory testing, committees and elections

Laboratory Experiments in Political Economy

Annual Review of Political Science, Vol. 12, pp. 379-388, 2009
Posted: 04 Jun 2010
Thomas R. Palfrey
California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences

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Anomalous Behavior in Public Goods Experiments: How Much and Why?

The American Economic Review, December 1997
Posted: 01 May 1998
Thomas R. Palfrey and Jeffrey E. Prisbrey
California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences and Government of the United States of America - Mass Media Bureau

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