Research

Published and Unpublished Work


Below is a list of my various research papers divided into four areas: Public Economics and Political Economy; Innovation, Intellectual Property, Information Technology, and Publishing; Cooperative Game Theory; Non-Cooperative Game Theory; and Other Topics. Those with hyperlinks are available in Adobe PDF format.


Information and Communications Technology,

Innovation, and Intellectual Property

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

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

John P. Conley (2016) “Dynamic Games for Market Dominance in the Cloud – extended abstract

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

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. 15 7 , pp. 101-130

 Science of Science and Publishing

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

John P. Conley and Ali Sina Önder (2014)  Journal of Economic Perspectives, Vol. 28, pp. 205–216: “The Research Productivity of New Ph.D.s in Economics: the Surprisingly High Non-Success of the Successful”  (Published version) also see “An Empirical Guide to Choosing a Graduate Program and Hiring Assistant Professors in Economics” (Draft version)

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, Ali Sina Önder and Benno Torgler (2013), “Coauthor Networks in Economics: How the nature of networks affects productivity”

John P. Conley, (2012) “Low acceptance rates, commercial publishing, and the future of scholarly communicationEconomics Bulletin, Vol. 32 No. 4 p.A37

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

 

Public Economics and Political Economy

John P. Conley, Robert Driskill and Ping Wang (2017) “Capitalization, Decentralization, and Intergenerational Spillovers in a Tiebout Economy with a Durable Public Good

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, Vol. 45, pp. 492-510

John P. Conley and Paul J. Healy (2009) “Public Goods, Bounded Attention Spans and Equilibrium in the Internet Economy”

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

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 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

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 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

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

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 Antonio Rangel (2001) “Intergenerational Fiscal Constitutions: How to Protect Future Generations Using Land Taxes and Federalism” NBER Working Paper No. W8394

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

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 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

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

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

 

Cooperative Game Theory

John P. Conley, Rich McLean and Simon Wilkie (2014) “Axiomatic Foundations for Compromise Theory and the Relationship to Multi-Objective Programming Solutions

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

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 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

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

 

Non-Cooperative Game Theory

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Other Topics

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

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

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

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