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Research Interests

Professor Baliga uses game theory and the theory of incentives to study fundamental issues in economics and political science. He is writing a book bringing together much of the game-theoretic research in international relations into one over-encompassing framework. He is currently studying how the strategic nature of conflict changes with the technology of war and how the the logic of deterrence changes when there is an attribution problem as in cyberattacks.

Education/Academic qualification

Economics, PhD, Harvard University

… → 1993

BA, University of Cambridge

… → 1988

Research interests

  • Contract Theory
  • Game Theory
  • International Economics
  • Mechanism Design
  • Microeconomics

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Research Output

The strategy and technology of conflict

Baliga, S. & Sjöström, T., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Political Economy.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Torture and the commitment problem

    Baliga, S. & Ely, J. C., Oct 1 2016, In : Review of Economic Studies. 83, 4, p. 1406-1439 34 p., rdv057.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 5 Scopus citations

    The Strategy of Conflict and the Technology of War

    Baliga, B. S. & Sjöström, T., Sep 15 2015, 29 p.

    Research output: Working paper

  • Bargaining and war: A review of some formal models

    Baliga, S. & Sjöström, T., Dec 1 2013, In : Korean Economic Review. 29, 2, p. 235-266 32 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 6 Scopus citations

    Coordination, Rent-Seeking and Control

    Baliga, B. S. & Sjöström, T., Apr 11 2013, 37 p.

    Research output: Working paper