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Richard van Weelden

  • Professor | Applied Game Theory, Political Economy

My research interests are in game theory and political economy.  In recent work I have studied electoral accountability, the internal organization of political parties, veto bargaining, delegation, and persuasion.  Recent papers have been published in leading journals including American Economic Review, Review of Economic Studies, AER: Insights, and the American Journal of Political Science.  I received a PhD from Yale University in December of 2010 and prior to joining Pitt I was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago.