Curriculum Vitae

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August 2019

John P. Conley

Department of Economics
Vanderbilt University
414 Calhoun Hall
Nashville, TN 37235
Tel: 615-322-2920
j.p.conley@vanderbilt.edu
http://jpconley.com

Citizenship

USA

Fields of Interest

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Economics
CrytpoEconomics
Mechanism Design
Cooperative Game Theory
Noncooperative Game Theory
General Equilibrium Theory
Public Economics
Science of Science

Education

1990 Ph.D., Economics University of Rochester
1987 Master of Arts University of Rochester
1984 Bachelor of Arts University of Chicago

Professional

2002-Present: Professor Department of Economics, Vanderbilt University

2018-Present: Chief Economist The Geeq Project

2016-17: Visiting Researcher Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA

2012 (June): Visiting Professor Université Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne, Paris, France

2009 (June): Visiting Professor Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, Paris, France

2004 (August): Visiting Resarcher, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

2002 (June): Visiting Professor Université Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne

2001-2002: Professor Department of Economics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

1996-2001: Associate Professor Department of Economics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

1996-1997: Visiting Scholar Departments of Economics, Harvard University and Boston University (Joint appointment).

1989-1996: Assistant Professor Department of Economics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Editorial Boards

1997-Present: Editor Journal of Public Economic Theory

2000-Present: Editor Economics Bulletin

Advisory Positions

2017-Present: FinTech Advisor Impact Venture Capital

2017-2018: Technical Advisor The Geeq Project

Academic Service

2007-Present: Scholarly Communications Portal Editor of AccessEcon.com

2016-2017: Board of Directors, Open Academic Society

2002-2016: Vice President of the Association for Public Economic Theory

1997-2002: President of the Association for Public Economic Theory

Panels, Public and Named Lectures

March 2019: World Bank Mini Boot Camp Crypto, Information and ICT Economics: What Do We know (three lectures)

February 2019: DARPA, Applications and Barriers to Consensus Protocols (ABC), Invited Speaker

November 2018: San Francisco Chapter, Vanderbilt Alumni Association, Public Lecture: “An introduction to Blockchain, Bitcoin, and CryptoEconomics”

November 2018: Portland, Oregon, Chapter, Vanderbilt Alumni Association, Public Lecture: “An introduction to Blockchain, Bitcoin, and CryptoEconomics”

May 2018 Moderator for the Expert Panel on Blockchain Industry & Policy, Impact 2018 Global Venture Summit

April 2018: Tennessee Tech University, 20th Annual Window on the World Symposium: “An Introduction to Blockchain, Bitcoin and CryptoEconomics”

February 2018: Golden Triangle Angel Network, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada: “Blockchain: Really?”

January 2018: Metro New York Chapter Vanderbilt Alumni Association, Public Lecture: “An introduction to Blockchain, Bitcoin, and CryptoEconomics”

April 2017 Rice University Conference on Business and the Blockchain: “The Economics Cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings”

July 2014: Plenary Speaker – International Society of New Institutional Economics (ISNIE) Conference, Duke University: “Theory and the Coase Theorem”

May 2013: Erasmus Distinguished Lectures on the Frontiers of Economic Theory, (Inaugural lecture in this series), Paris School of Economics – Université Paris 1:“The Economics of Cloud Computing”

November 2012: MSPE Invited Lecture – University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign: “The Economics of Cloud Computing”

November 2012: Panel of Journal Editors to Advise Young Economists, Southern Economic Association meetings,

June 2011: Panel to Advise Young Economists – 2011 North American Summer Meeting of the Econometric Society,

April 2011: Gosnell Lecture – Rochester Institute of Technology,: “The Economics of Cloud Computing”

November 2007: Invited lecture for the Office for Information Management – University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign: “Current State of Electronic Academic Publishing”

July 2007: Invited lecture, Georgia State University: “Current State of Research in Public Economics”

Publications

Articles in Refereed Journals

John P. Conley, Robert Driskill and Ping Wang (2019) “Capitalization, Decentralization, and Intergenerational Spillovers in a Tiebout Economy with a Durable Public Good” Economic Theory, Vol. 67, pp. 1–27

John Conley, Ali Sina Önder and Benno Torgler (2016), “Are all Graduate Cohorts Created Equal? Gender, Unemployment, and Research ProductivityScientometrics, Vol. 108, pp. 937–958

John P. Conley and Ali Sina Önder (2014) “The Research Productivity of New Ph.D.s in Economics: the Surprisingly High Non-Success of the SuccessfulJournal of Economic Perspectives, Vol. 28, pp. 205–216

John P. Conley and William Neilson (2013) “Endogenous Coordination and Discoordination Games: Multiculturalism and Assimilation” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 92, pp. 176–191

John P. Conley Mario Crucini, Robert Driskill and Ali Sina Önder (2013) “The Effects of Publication Lags on Life Cycle Research Productivity in EconomicsEconomic Inquiry, Vol. 51, pp. 1251–127

John P. Conley and Simon Wilkie (2012) “Ordinal Egalitarian Solution for Finite Choice SetsSocial Choice and Welfare, Vol. 38, pp. 23-42

Ergin Bayrak, John P. Conley and Simon Wilkie (2011) “The Economics of Cloud ComputingKorean Economic Review, Vol. 27, pp. 203-230

John P. Conley and Fan-chin Kung (2010) “Private Benefits, Warm Glow and Reputation in the Free and Open Source Software Production Model” Journal of Public Economic Theory, (Special issue edited by Ted Bergstrom, Parkash Chander and Lise Vesterlund), Vol. 12, No. 4, pp. 665-689

John P. Conley and Christopher Yoo (2009) “Nonrivalry and Price Discrimination in Copyright EconomicsUniversity of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 157, pp. 101–130

John P. Conley and William Neilson (2009) “Endogenous Games and Equilibrium Adaptation of Social Norms and Ethical ConstraintsGames and Economic Behavior, Vol 6, pp. 761-774

John P. Conley and Myrna Wooders (2009) “But What Have You Done for Me Lately? Commercial Publishing, Scholarly Communication, and Open-AccessEconomic Analysis and Policy, Vol. 39, pp. 7189

Nizar Allouch, John P. Conley and Myrna Wooders (2009) “Anonymous Price Taking Equilibrium in Tiebout Economies with a Continuum of Agents; Existence and CharacterizationJournal of Mathematical Economics (lead article), Vol. 45, pp. 492510

John P. Conley, Ali Toossi and Myrna Wooders (2006) “Memetics and Voting: How Nature Makes us Public Spirited International Journal of Game Theory, Vol. 35, pp.7190

John P. Conley and Ping Wang (2006) “Crime and EthicsJournal of Urban Economics, Vol. 60, pp. 107123.

John P. Conley and Stefani Smith (2005) “Coasian EquilibriumJournal of Mathematical Economics, Vol. 41, pp. 687704

John P. Conley and Myrna Wooders (2004) “Hedonic Independence and the Taste-Homogeneity of Optimal Jurisdictions in Tiebout Economy Crowding TypesAnnals of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 75-76, pp. 197219

Bhaskar Chakravorti and John P. Conley (2004) “Bargaining Efficiency and the repeated Prisoners’ DilemmaEconomics Bulletin, 2004, Vol. 3 pp. 1-8

John P. Conley and Manfred Dix (2003) “Beneficial Inequality in the Provision of Municipal Services: Why Rich Neighborhoods should get Plowed First Southern Economic Journal, Vol. 70, pp. 731–745

John P. Conley and Stefani Smith (2003) “Finite Decentralization in a Tiebout Economy with Crowding TypesSocial Choice and Welfare, Vol. 20, pp. 4975

John P. Conley and Hideo Konishi (2002) “Migration-Proof Tiebout Equilibrium: Existence and Asymptotic Efficiency Journal of Public Economics, Vol 86, pp. 24362

Bhaskar Chakravorti, John P. Conley and Bart Taub (2002) “Probabilistic Cheap TalkSocial Choice and Welfare, Vol. 19, pp. 281294

John P. Conley and Myrna Wooders (2001) “Tiebout Economies Differential Genetic Types and Endogenously Chosen Crowding CharacteristicsJournal of Economic Theory, Vol. 98, pp. 261294

John P. Conley and Akram Temimi (2001) “Endogenous Enfranchisement when Groups’ Preferences are Conflicting” Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 109, pp. 79102

John P. Conley and Manfred Dix (1999) “Optimal and Equilibrium Membership in Clubs in the Presence of SpilloversJournal of Urban Economics, Vol. 46, pp. 215229

John P. Conley and Myrna Wooders (1998) “Anonymous Lindahl Prices in a Tiebout Economy with Crowding TypesCanadian Journal of Economics, Vol. 31, pp. 952974

John P. Conley and Myrna Wooders (1997) “Equivalence of the Core and Competitive Equilibrium in a Tiebout Economy with Crowding TypesJournal of Urban Economics, Vol. 41, pp. 421440

Bhaskar Chakravorti, John P. Conley and Bart Taub (1997) “On Uniquely Implementing Cooperation in the Prisoner’s Dilemma: CorrigendumEconomic Theory, Vol. 9, pp. 377–378

John Boyd III and John P. Conley (1997) “Fundamental Nonconvexities in Arrovian Markets and a Coasian Solution to the Problem of ExternalitiesJournal of Economic Theory, Vol. 72, pp. 388407

John P. Conley Rich McLean and Simon Wilkie (1997) “Reference Functions and Possibility Theorems for Cardinal Social Choice Problems Social Choice and Welfare, Vol. 14, pp. 6578

Bhaskar Chakravorti, John P. Conley and Bart Taub (1996) “On Uniquely Implementing Cooperation in the Prisoner’s DilemmaEconomic Theory, Vol. 80, pp. 34766

John P. Conley and Myrna Wooders (1996) “Taste-Homogeneity of Optimal Jurisdictions in a Tiebout Economy Crowding Types and Endogenous Educational Investment ChoicesRecherché Economiche, Vol. 50, pp. 367–387

John P. Conley and Simon Wilkie (1996) “An Extension of the Nash Bargaining Solution to Nonconvex ProblemsGames and Economic Behavior, Vol. 13, pp. 2638

John P. Conley and Dimitrios Diamantaras (1996) “Generalized Samuelson and Welfare Theorems for Nonsmooth Economies” Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 59, pp. 137152

John P. Conley and William Maloney (1995) “Optimal Sequencing of Credible Reforms Uncertain OutcomesJournal of Development Economics, Vol. 48, pp. 151163

Bhaskar Chakravorti and John P. Conley (1995) “Cheap Play with No RegretInternational Journal of Game Theory, Vol. 24, pp. 223237

John P. Conley and Simon Wilkie (1995) “Implementing the Nash Extension Bargaining Solution for Non-Convex ProblemsEconomic Design, Vol. 1, pp. 205216

John P. Conley (1994) “Convergence Theorems on the Core of a Public Goods Economy: Sufficient ConditionsJournal of Economic Theory, Vol. 62, pp. 161185

John P. Conley (1993) “Speed of Convergence and Stopping Rules in an Iterative Planning Procedure for Nonconvex EconomiesJournal of Comparative Economics, Vol. 17, pp. 737767

John P. Conley and Simon Wilkie, “The Bargaining Problem without Convexity : Extending the Egalitarian and Kalai-Smorodinsky Solutions” (1991) Economics Letters, Vol. 36, pp. 365369. (Reprinted in Bargaining And The Theory Of Cooperative Games: John Nash And Beyond, Edited by William Thomson, and Elmer B. Milliman, Edmond Elger, 2011)

Books

John P. Conley (2014) “Microeconomics for Smarter Students” (Open access textbook)

John P. Conley (2016) “The Economics of Information and Communications Technology” (Textbook manuscript in progress)

Parts of Books

Edward Cartwright, John P. Conley and Myrna Wooders (2005) “The Law of Demand in Tiebout Economies”, in The Tiebout Model at fifty : Essays in public economics in honor of Wallace Oates, William A. Fischel, editor, Lincoln Land Institute, Cambridge, MA

John P. Conley and Stephanie Smith (2003) “Coalitions and Clubs: Existence, Decentralization, and Optimality”, in Group Formation in Economics : Networks, Clubs, and Coalitions Gabrielle Demange and Myrna Wooders, editors, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK

Bhaskar Chakravorti, John P. Conley and Bart Taub (1999) “Economic Applications of Probabilistic Cheap Talk” in Topics in Mathematical Economics and Game Theory: Essays in Honor of Robert Aumann, M. Wooders, editor, Fields Institute Communication, Toronto, pp. 153170

John P. Conley and Myrna Wooders (1997) “Anonymous Pricing in Public Goods Economies” in Topics in Public Economics, D. Pines, E. Sadka, and I. Zilcha, editors, Cambridge University Press, pp. 89120

Book Reviews, Editorials and Other Publications

John P. Conley, (2012) “Low acceptance rates, commercial publishing, and the future of scholarly communication” Economics Bulletin, Vol. 32 No. 4 p. A37 (Letter to the Editor)

John P. Conley, Mario Crucini, Robert Driskill and Ali Sina Önder (2011) “Publication lags and young economists’ research output”, VOX, 24. October

John P. Conley and Myrna Wooders (2009) “The Journal of Public Economic Theory at Ten Years Old” Journal of Public Economic Theory, Vol. 10, pp. 15 (Editorial Comment)

John P. Conley and Myrna Wooders (1999) “Public Economic Theory” Journal of Public Economic Theory, Vol. 1, pp. 13 (Editorial Comment)

John P. Conley (1995) Book review of “Rejected: Leading Economists Ponder the Publication Process,” edited by George B. Shepherd, Thomas Horton and Daughters, Sun Lakes, AZ, for International Review of Economics and Finance, Vol. 6 pp. 4412

White Papers and Working Papers

John P. Conley (2019) “Proof of Honesty: Coalition-Proof Blockchain Validation without Proof of Work or Stake

John P. Conley, (2019) “Blockchain as a Decentralized Mechanism for Financial Inclusion and Economic Mobility”, Vanderbilt University Department of Economics Working Papers, VUECON-19-00012

John P. Conley, (2019) “Economic Implications of New Technologies for Licensed and Unlicensed Spectrum”, Vanderbilt University Department of Economics Working Papers, VUECON-19-00011

John P. Conley, (2019) “Encryption, Hashing, PPK, and Blockchain: A Simple Introduction”, Vanderbilt University Department of Economics Working Papers, VUECON-19-00013

John P. Conley, (2017) “Blockchain and the Economics of Crypto-tokens and Initial Coin Offerings”, Vanderbilt University Department of Economics Working Papers, VUECON-17-00008

John P. Conley, (2017) “Blockchain Cryptocurrency Backed with Full Faith and Credit”, Vanderbilt University Department of Economics Working Papers, VUECON-17-00007

John P. Conley, Robert Driskill (2016) “Dynamic Games for Market Dominance in the Cloud”

Conference Organization

2019 Technical Program Committee: MARBLE 2019, The 1st International Conference on Mathematical Research for Blockchain Economy

2019 Organizing Committee SEAT 2019

2019 Organizing Committee, Decentralization Conference, University of Michigan

2014 Organizing Committee, PET14, Seattle, WA

2013 Scientific Committee, UECE Lisbon Meetings in Game Theory and Applications, Lisbon, Portugal

2013 Organizing Committee, Committee, PET13, Lisbon, Portugal

2012 Organizing Committee, PET12, Taipei, Taiwan

2011 Program committee, Lisbon Meetings in Game Theory and Applications, Lisbon, Portugal

2011 Program committee, North American Summer Econometric Society meetings, St. Louis, MO

2011 Program Committee, Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory meetings, Faro, Portugal

2011 Organizing Committee, PET workshop on the Political Economy of Development, Bangkok, Thailand

2011 Organizing Committee, PET11, Bloomington, IN

2011 Organizing Committee, PET10, Istanbul, Turkey

2009 Organizing Committee, PET09, Galway, Ireland

2008 Organizing Committee, PET08, Seoul, Korea

2007 Main Organizer, PET 07, Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN

2006 Co-Organizer of the Externalities, Public Goods and Games workshop at Stony Brook Summer Game Theory Festival, Stony Brook, NY

2006 Organizing Committee, PET 06, Hanoi, Vietnam

2005 Organizing Committee PET05, Marseilles, France

2005 Organizing Committee, Midwest Mathecon Meetings, Nashville, TN

2004 Organizing Committee PET04, Beijing, China

2004 Organizer, Taipei Conference on Public Economics, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

2003 Co-Chair, Organizing committee, PET 2003. Duke University, NC

2002 Organizing committee, PET 2002 University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, Paris, France

2000 Organizing committee, PET 2000, University of Warwick, U.K

1999 Session organizer, Economic Theory Meetings, Rodos, Greece

1999 Organizing committee, Warwick Conference on the Environment and Economies in Transition, Warwick, UK

1998 Program committee, Social Choice Society Conference, Vancouver, Canida

1998 Program committee, 3rd Spanish Meeting on Game Theory and Applications, Barcelona, Spain

1998 Co-organizer: Association for Public Economic Theory Meetings (Inaugural Meeting of APET), Tuscaloosa, AL

1998 Session organizer, Public Choice Society meetings, New Orleans, LA

1997 Session organizer, Public Choice Society Meetings, San Francisco, CA

1996 Session organizer, Public Choice Society Meeting, Houston, TX