Facundo Albornoz works on different dimensions of economic policy, institutional development and international trade; in particular, his recent research focuses on the determinants of the school system (with Sami Berlinski and Antonio Cabrales) and how education outcomes and resources are affected by immigration (with Antonio Cabrales and Esther Hauk); the effect of foreign influence on political regimes (with Toke Aidt) and domestic conflicts (with Esther Hauk); and the determinants of export success at the firm level, emphasising uncertainty (with Hector Calvo, Gregory Corcos and Emanuel Ornelas) and previous export experience (with Juan Carlos Hallak).
Bandyopadhyay is an applied economic theorist working on various topics in political economy and public policy. His current research focuses on political coalitions and theoretical and empirical work on the economics of crime.
Development Economics, Behavioural Economics, Experimental Economics
Drouvelis’ research interests are in the area of behavioural and experimental economics. Currently, his main research interests are on social preferences, on voluntary cooperation in the presence of free rider incentives, and on coordination games.
Dutta has worked and published on Econometric theory, Development Economics, Monetary and Fiscal policy analysis, Political Economy and Economic History. The last two figure prominently in current research interests.
Grosskopf's research is in the area of experimental economics and concerns human decision-making and its effect on economic exchange. Her work incorporates concepts from psychology into economic research. She has worked on issues related to bargaining, cheap talk, contract and market design, expression of emotions, fairness, happiness and reputation.
Lazarova works on various topics in coalition formation and two-sided matching problems where she explores issues of stability. In particular, she has studied contracts and compensation in the context of transferrable utility games, pair-wise stability in the context of network formation, a new type of a bargaining set in the context of weighted majority games, partial cooperation in the context of normal form games, and dynamic bargaining in multilateral markets. In the area of many-to-many matching problems with peer effects she works on a characterization of stable outcomes.
Ray works on different issues related to communication in games; in particular, his research focuses on theoretical concepts such as implementation in correlated strategies, mediation in cheap talk games and applied topics such as (weak) correlation in oligopolies and environmental games; he also is involved in experiments to test these notions.
Rowat works primarily on weak property rights. This work began by considering the possibility of non-linear strategies in differential games, and continued to address the consequences of intertemporal transfer technologies in dynamic commons games. More recently, he has sought to endogenise the structure of property rights, working with pillage games, a class of cooperative games..
Sarin works in decision and game theory. The approach he takes to both are behavioral. He has modeled learning in decisions and games, in the spirit of psychological/behavioral treatments of the subjects. He has also experimentally tested some of the models he has developed as well as those developed by others.