Tom Wilkening, PhD
 

Contact Information

 

Department of Economics

University of Melbourne

Victoria, 3010

Australia

 

tel. +61 3 8344 7027

fax. +61 3 8344 5104

email.

Tom.Wilkening@unimelb.edu.au


Welcome

I am an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics at the University of Melbourne. I received my PhD from MIT in 2008.

 

My main research interests are in the field of mechanism design, experimental economics, and organizations. 


 

Working Papers


"Getting Dynamic Implementation to Work" (with Yi-Chun Chen, Richard Holden, Takashi Kunimoto, and Yifei Sun) [download article]


"Land Trade and Development:  A Market Design Approach" (with Gharad Bryan, Jonathan de Quidt, and Nitin Yadav) [download article]

"Two-Sided Allocation Problems, Matching with Transfers, and the Impossibility of Ex Post Efficiency" (with David Delacretaz, Simon Loertscher, and Leslie Marx)  Revise and Resubmit at the Journal of Economic Theory [download article]


"Experimental Guidance for Eliciting Beliefs with the Stochastic Becker-DeGroot-Marshack Mechanism" (with Ingrid Burfurd) Revise and Resubmit at the Journal of the Economic Science Association. [download article]

"Behavioral Constraints on the Design of Subgame-Perfect Implementation Mechanisms" (with Ernst Fehr and Michael Powell) [download article]

 "Protecting Antiquities:  A Role for Long-Term Leases?" (with Michael Kremer) [download article]

 


Published Papers

"The Role of Bounded Rationality and Imperfect Information in Subgame Perfect Implementation - An Empirical Investigation" (with Philipe Aghion, Ernst Fehr, and Richard Holden) Forthcoming at the Journal of the European Economic Association. [download article]

"Information and the Persistence of Private-Order Contractual Enforcement Institutions:  An Experimental Analysis" European Economic Review, vol. 89. pages 193-215. October 2016. [download article]

"Evaluating the Impact of Visualization of Wildfire Hazard Upon Decision-Making Uncertainty" (with Lisa Cheong, Susan Bleisch, Allison Kelly, Kevin Tolhurst, and Matt Duckham) International Journal of Geographical Information Science, vol. 30(7). pages 1377-1404. January 2016. [link to article]

"A Long Way Coming:  Designing Centralized Markets with Privately Informed Buyers and Sellers" (with Simon Loertscher and Leslie Marx) Journal of Economic Literature. vol. 53(4). pages 857-97. December 2015.  [download article]

"Recursive Contracts, Firm Longevity, and Rat Races: An Experimental Analysis"

(with Peter Bardsley, Nisvan Erkal and Nikos Nikiforakis)  European Economic Review. vol. 61, pages 217-231. July 2013. [download article] [download instructions]

 

The Lure of Authority:  Motivation and Incentive Effects of Power" (with Ernst Fehr and Holger Herz) The American Economic Review. vol. 103(4). pages 1325-59. June 2013.  [download article] [translated instructions]


 "Regulatory Fog:  The Informational Origins of Regulatory Persistence" (with Patrick Warren) Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. vol. 84(3), pages 840-856. December 2012. [download working paper] [link to article]
 
"Normative Conflict & Feuds:  The Limits of Self-Enforceement" (with Nikos Nikiforakis and Charles N. Noussair) Journal of Public Economics. vol. 96(9-10), pages 797-807. October 2012 [link to article] 

 
Published Review Papers

"Auction and Economic Design" (with Simon Loertscher) The Australian Economic Review, vol.  44(3), pages 347-354, September 2011 [download article]

"Experimental Economics:  Rethinking the Rules,"  The Economic Record, The Economic Society of Australia, vol. 87(276), pages 178-180, March 2011 
[download article]