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Todd Sarver, Professor

Todd Sarver

Todd Sarver’s research focuses on microeconomic theory, decision theory, and behavioral economics. His interests include modeling psychological phenomenon such as regret and temptation, cognitive constraints and bounded rationality, and attitudes toward risk in dynamic environments. He has received grants from the National Science Foundation, and his most recent work has been published in Econometrica, Review of Economic Studies, Theoretical Economics, and Journal of Economic Theory.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  232 Social Sciences, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-1800
Email Address: send me a message
Web Page:  https://sites.duke.edu/toddsarver/

Teaching (Spring 2023):

  • ECON 705D.001, MICROECONOMIC ANALYSIS II Synopsis
    Social Sciences 136, TuTh 10:15 AM-11:30 AM
  • ECON 705D.01D, MICROECONOMIC ANALYSIS II Synopsis
    Social Sciences 113, W 07:00 PM-07:50 PM
  • ECON 705D.02D, MICROECONOMIC ANALYSIS II Synopsis
    Social Sciences 111, W 07:00 PM-07:50 PM
Education:

Ph.D.Boston University2006
Specialties:

Microeconomic Theory
Behavioral Economics
Decision Theory
Research Interests:

Todd Sarver’s research focuses on microeconomic theory, decision theory, and behavioral economics. His interests include modeling psychological phenomenon such as regret and temptation, cognitive constraints and bounded rationality, and attitudes toward risk in dynamic environments. He has received grants from the National Science Foundation, and his most recent work has been published in Econometrica and Games and Economic Behavior.

Curriculum Vitae  Bio
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Sarver, T; Sadowski, P, An Evolutionary Perspective on Updating Risk and Ambiguity Preferences (December, 2019)
  2. Ahn, DS; Iijima, R; Le Yaouanq, Y; Sarver, T, Behavioral Characterizations of Naiveté for Time-Inconsistent Preferences, Cowles Foundation Discussion Paper no. 2074 (November, 2018)
  3. Ahn, DS; Iijima, R; Sarver, T, Naiveté About Temptation and Self-Control: Foundations for Naive Quasi-Hyperbolic Discounting, Cowles Foundation Discussion Paper no. 2099 (February, 2018)
  4. Sarver, T, Dynamic Mixture-Averse Preferences, Econometrica, vol. 86 no. 4 (January, 2018), pp. 1347-1382 [doi]  [abs]
  5. Sarver, T, Risk Attitude Optimization and Heterogeneous Stock Market Participation (October, 2017)


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