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John P. Conley

April 2017


Department of Economics
Vanderbilt University
414 Calhoun Hall
Nashville, TN 37235
Tel: 615-322-2920
Fax: 615-343-8495
j.p.conley@vanderbilt.edu
https://jpconley.wordpress.com

Citizenship

USA

Fields of Interest

Information and Communications Technology Economics
Cooperative Game Theory
Noncooperative Game Theory
General Equilibrium Theory
Public Economics
Science of Science
Public Expenditure Theory
Local Public Goods
Mechanism Design

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

Professional Experience

2002-Present Professor Department of Economics, Vanderbilt University

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) Visitor, 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

Academic Service:

2016-Present Board of Directors, Open Academic Society

2007-Present Scholarly Communications Portal Editor of AccessEcon.com

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

1997-2002 President of the Association for Public Economic Theory

Honors

Recognized on the University of Illinois Incomplete List of Outstanding Teachers, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002

Distinguished Teaching Fellow Award, University of Rochester, 1987-1988

Departmental Teaching Fellowship, University of Rochester, 1988-1989

Lehman Fellowship, University of Rochester, 1984-1988

Wallis Fellowship, University of Rochester, 1984-1985

Panels, Public and Named Lectures

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

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

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 Conley, Ali Sina Önder and Benno Torgler (2016), “Are all Graduate Cohorts Created Equal? Gender, Unemployment, and Research Productivity” Scientometrics, 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 Successful” Journal 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 Economics” Economic Inquiry, Vol. 51, pp. 1251–127

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

Ergin Bayrak, John P. Conley and Simon Wilkie (2011) “The Economics of Cloud Computing” Korean 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 Economics” University 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 Constraints” Games 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-Access” Economic Analysis and Policy, Vol. 39, pp. 71-89

Nizar Allouch, John P. Conley and Myrna Wooders (2009) “Anonymous Price Taking Equilibrium in Tiebout Economies with a Continuum of Agents; Existence and Characterization” Journal of Mathematical Economics (lead article), Vol. 45, pp. 492-510

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.71-90

John P. Conley and Ping Wang (2006) “Crime and Ethics” Journal of Urban Economics, Vol. 60, pp. 107-123.

John P. Conley and Stefani Smith (2005) “Coasian Equilibrium” Journal of Mathematical Economics, Vol. 41, pp. 687-704

John P. Conley and Myrna Wooders (2004) “Hedonic Independence and the Taste-Homogeneity of Optimal Jurisdictions in Tiebout Economy Crowding Types” Annals of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 75-76, pp. 197-219

Bhaskar Chakravorti and John P. Conley (2004) “Bargaining Efficiency and the repeated Prisoners’ Dilemma” Economics 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 Types” Social Choice and Welfare, Vol. 20, pp. 49-75

John P. Conley and Hideo Konishi (2002) “Migration-Proof Tiebout Equilibrium: Existence and Asymptotic Efficiency” Journal of Public Economics, Vol 86, pp. 243-62

Bhaskar Chakravorti, John P. Conley and Bart Taub (2002) “Probabilistic Cheap Talk” Social Choice and Welfare, Vol. 19, pp. 281-294

John P. Conley and Myrna Wooders (2001) “Tiebout Economies Differential Genetic Types and Endogenously Chosen Crowding Characteristics” Journal of Economic Theory, Vol. 98, pp. 261-294

John P. Conley and Akram Temimi (2001) “Endogenous Enfranchisement when Groups’ Preferences are Conflicting” Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 109, pp. 79-102

John P. Conley and Manfred Dix (1999) “Optimal and Equilibrium Membership in Clubs in the Presence of Spillovers” Journal of Urban Economics, Vol. 46, pp. 215-229

John P. Conley and Myrna Wooders (1998) “Anonymous Lindahl Prices in a Tiebout Economy with Crowding Types” Canadian Journal of Economics, Vol. 31, pp. 952-974

John P. Conley and Myrna Wooders (1997) “Equivalence of the Core and Competitive Equilibrium in a Tiebout Economy with Crowding Types” Journal of Urban Economics, Vol. 41, pp. 421-440

Bhaskar Chakravorti, John P. Conley and Bart Taub (1997) “On Uniquely Implementing Cooperation in the Prisoner’s Dilemma: Corrigendum” Economic Theory, Vol. 9, pp. 377-8

John Boyd III and John P. Conley (1997) “Fundamental Nonconvexities in Arrovian Markets and a Coasian Solution to the Problem of Externalities” Journal of Economic Theory, Vol. 72, pp. 388-407

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. 65-78

Bhaskar Chakravorti, John P. Conley and Bart Taub (1996) “On Uniquely Implementing Cooperation in the Prisoner’s Dilemma” Economic Theory, Vol. 80, pp. 347-66

John P. Conley and Myrna Wooders (1996) “Taste-Homogeneity of Optimal Jurisdictions in a Tiebout Economy Crowding Types and Endogenous Educational Investment Choices” Recherché Economiche, Vol. 50, pp. 367-87

John P. Conley and Simon Wilkie (1996) “An Extension of the Nash Bargaining Solution to Nonconvex Problems” Games and Economic Behavior, Vol. 13, pp. 26-38

John P. Conley and Dimitrios Diamantaras (1996) “Generalized Samuelson and Welfare Theorems for Nonsmooth Economies” Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 59, pp. 137-152

John P. Conley and William Maloney (1995) “Optimal Sequencing of Credible Reforms Uncertain Outcomes” Journal of Development Economics, Vol. 48, pp. 151-163

Bhaskar Chakravorti and John P. Conley (1995) “Cheap Play with No Regret” International Journal of Game Theory, Vol. 24, pp. 223-237

John P. Conley and Simon Wilkie (1995) “Implementing the Nash Extension Bargaining Solution for Non-Convex Problems” Economic Design, Vol. 1, pp. 205-216

John P. Conley (1994) “Convergence Theorems on the Core of a Public Goods Economy: Sufficient Conditions” Journal of Economic Theory, Vol. 62, pp. 161-185

John P. Conley (1993) “Speed of Convergence and Stopping Rules in an Iterative Planning Procedure for Nonconvex Economies” Journal of Comparative Economics, Vol. 17, pp. 737-767

John P. Conley and Simon Wilkie, “The Bargaining Problem without Convexity : Extending the Egalitarian and Kalai-Smorodinsky Solutions” (1991) Economics Letters, Vol. 36, pp. 365-369. (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. 153-170

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. 89-120

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, http://www.voxeu.org/index.php?q=node/7146

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. 1-5 (Editorial Comment)

John P. Conley and Myrna Wooders (1999) “Public Economic Theory” Journal of Public Economic Theory, Vol. 1, pp. 1-3 (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. 441-2

White Papers

John P. Conley (2017) “Cryptocurrency Backed with Full Faith and Credit”

John P. Conley (2017) “The Economics of Crypto-tokens and Initial Coin Offerings”

Manuscripts

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

John Conley (2016) “LTE-U and 802.11 Standards for Unlicensed Spectrum”

John P. Conley and Ali Sina Önder (2014) “Leadership and Coalition Formation: Understanding the Open-Source Software Movement ”

John P. Conley and Robert Driskill (2013) “Dixit-Stiglitz Approaches to International Trade: Enough is Enough”

John P. Conley, Robert Driskill and Ping Wang (2013) “Capitalization, Decentralization, and Intergenerational Spillovers in a Tiebout Economy with a Durable Public Good”

John P. Conley, Rich McLean and Simon Wilkie (2013) “Axiomatic Foundations for Compromise Theory and the Relationship to Multi-Objective Programming Solutions”

John P. Conley (2013) “Public Goods, Bounded Attention Spans and Equilibrium in the Internet Economy”

Grants

1996-98 NSF, grant number SBR 95-14918, to support “Taste-Homogeneity of Optimal Jurisdictions in a Tiebout Economy with Crowding Types”

1994 UIUC Research Board, to support research on “Endogenous Enfranchisement when Groups have Conflicting Tastes,”

1994 UIUC Department of Economics, to support research on “Taste-Homogeneity of Optimal Jurisdictions in a Tiebout Economy with Endogenous Crowding Types”

1992 UIUC Research Board, to support research on “Innovation Games with Non-increasing Returns to Scale and Heterogeneous Goods,” 1992

1990 UIUC Research Board, for equipment to support research on “The Bargaining Problem without Convexity”

1990 UIUC Bureau of Economic and Business Research, to support research on “The Bargaining Problem without Convexity”

Conference Organization

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

Doctoral Dissertation Committees:

Name                            Department                              Year                   Role

Quenin Noreiga         Engineering (Vanderbilt)      2012                  Secondary Supervisor

Sunghoon Hong         Economics (Vanderbilt)         2012                  Secondary Supervisor

Alper Nakkas              Economics (Vanderbilt)        2010                   Secondary Supervisor

Ali Sina Önder            Economics (Vanderbilt)       2009                    Major Supervisor

Ben Zissimos               Economics (Warwick)           2003                    Outside Reader

Hyun-A Kim                Economics (UIUC)                   2002                    Secondary Supervisor

Ali Toossi                      Economics (UIUC)                  2002                     Major Supervisor

Santiago Pinto             Economics (UIUC)                 2001                     Secondary Supervisor

Gonzalo Fernandez    Economics (UIUC)                 2001                     Secondary Supervisor

David J. Balan              Economics (UIUC)                 2000                     Secondary Supervisor

Diego Fernandez        Economics (UIUC)                 2000                      Secondary Supervisor

Manfredo Dix              Economics (UIUC)                 1998                      Major Supervisor

Yanghoon Song           Ag. Econ. (UIUC)                     1998                      Secondary Supervisor

Stefani Smith              Economics (UIUC)                  1997                     Major Supervisor

Akram Temimi           Economics (UIUC)                   1996                    Major Supervisor

Fu-Chuan Li                Economics (UIUC)                   1995                    Secondary Supervisor

Emilson Silva             Economics (UIUC)                   1993                     Secondary Supervisor

Facial Mansouri        Economics (UIUC)                   1992                     Major Supervisor

Heesoo Chung           Economics (UIUC)                   1992                      Secondary Supervisor

Teaching

Ph.D. Level

Public Economics: Expenditure Theory

Microeconomics 3: General Equilibrium Theory

Graduate Microeconomics Seminar

Job Market Seminar

Master’s Level

Cost/Benefit and Project Evaluation for MSPE

Public Economics for MSPE

Microeconomic Theory for MSPE

Microeconomic Theory for GPED

Strategy for MBA’s

Undergraduate Level

Intermediate Microeconomics

Public Finance

Economics of Information and Communications Technology