Van Kolpin is a Professor of economics, since 1986, at the University of Oregon, Eugene, Ore, USA. He completed his undergraduate studies at Coe College, Iowa, USA, in 1982 and his graduate studies (M.A., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees) at the University of Iowa, USA, in 1986. His principal research interests lie in the field of game theory and span in both cooperative and noncooperative contexts. His papers on cooperative theory investigate topics ranging from the stability of cooperative solutions to characterizations of coalitional power in both static and dynamic settings. The results from this body of work have implications for the modeling of economic/political environments, implementation of social choice, and the regulation of economic agents. In a series of related papers, Professor Kolpin also examines issues of equity in resource allocation and pure exchange. The conclusions that emerge apply in contexts of both centralized and decentralized social choice. His research on noncooperative theory analyzes equilibrium behavior in a diverse set of environments that include psychological games, discriminatory behavior, asymmetric information, infinitely many players, and higher education markets.
Biography Updated on 28 December 2012