• 741 Citations

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Research Interests

Range from pure game theory to applied microeconomics to behavioral and experimental economics. His work includes contributions to the foundations of game theory under incomplete information, repeated games, and mechanism design, the evolution of preferences, and torture.

Education/Academic qualification

Economics, PhD, University of California, Berkeley

… → 1996

Economics, BA, University of California, Irvine

… → 1990

Research interests

  • Behavioral economics
  • Evolution
  • Game theory
  • Microeconomic theory

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  • Behavioral Mechanism Design

    Ely, J. C.

    National Science Foundation


    Project: Research project

    Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship

    Ely, J. C.

    Alfred P. Sloan Foundation


    Project: Research project

    Research Output

    • 741 Citations
    • 26 Article
    • 2 Review article
    • 1 Chapter

    Moving the goalposts

    Ely, J. C. & Szydlowski, M., Feb 1 2020, In : Journal of Political Economy. 128, 2, p. 468-506 39 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations


    Ely, J. C., Jan 2017, In : American Economic Review. 107, 1, p. 31-53 23 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 21 Scopus citations

    Do agents maximise? Risk taking on first and second serves in tennis

    Ely, J., Gauriot, R. & Page, L., Dec 2017, In : Journal of Economic Psychology. 63, p. 135-142 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Scopus citations


    Ely, J. C., Garrett, D. F. & Hinnosaar, T., Dec 1 2017, In : Journal of the European Economic Association. 15, 6, p. 1258-1301 44 p., jvw025.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 8 Scopus citations

    A model of price discrimination under loss aversion and state-contingent reference points

    Carbajal, J. C. & Ely, J. C., May 1 2016, In : Theoretical Economics. 11, 2, p. 455-485 31 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 10 Scopus citations