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Erik Lillethun

Graduate Student – Department of Economics

Phone: (856) 669-1108

Office: ECON 122

Email: elilleth@ucsd.edu

Advisor: Joel Watson

Department of Economics
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive # 0508
La Jolla, CA 92093-0508

Education

  • Ph.D., Economics, University of California, San Diego, 2017 (expected)
  • M.A., Economics, Duke University, 2011
  • B.S.E., Computer Science and Certificate in Finance, with Honors, Princeton University, 2006

Fields

  • Primary: Microeconomic Theory, Game Theory
  • Secondary: Law and Economics, Industrial Organization, Behavioral Economics

Research Interests

My research uses game theory to discover problems in real world systems and find solutions. Currently, this centers around the economics of information acquisition and transmission, especially with strategic agents who choose how to gather and pass on information. This includes settings of information choice, strategic communication, information design, and information intermediaries. I endeavor to identify situations prone to insufficient or excessive acquisition or transmission of information and to discover solutions to these problems that can be put into practice.

References

Joel Watson (Chair)
Department of Economics
University of California, San Diego
Phone: (858) 534-6132
Email: jwatson [at] ucsd [dot] edu
Website

S. Nageeb Ali
Department of Economics
Pennsylvania State University
Phone: (814) 867-4822
Email: nageeb [at] psu [dot] edu
Website
Joel Sobel
Department of Economics
University of California, San Diego
Phone: (858) 534-4367
Email: jsobel [at] ucsd [dot] edu
Website