Biography

I am a Professor in the School of Economics, and currently the Deputy Head of the School (from 2015) and Associate Dean for Research in the Faculty of Social Sciences (from 2016).  I received my PhD in Managerial Economics and Decision Science from Northwestern University in 2001, and my BS in Computer Science and in Economics from the California Institute of Technology in 1994.

I am interested in choice: specifically, how people go about making choices. My research programme extends the standard methods of economic analysis by taking account that the processes we use to make choices can affect not only what choice gets made, but how we feel about the outcomes of those choices as well.

Through the use of game theory, economists have recognised that the choices made in groups can depend on details of process such as timing and information. A strand of my research contributes to the standard application of game theory in economics and other disciplines, including via my Open Source software package, Gambit: Software Tools for Game Theory.

My work incorporates a richer notion of process, which takes into account the role that choice architecture, labeling, and social context, among others, colour the choice process. I am currently pursuing this as a co-I along with colleagues at UEA, Nottingham, and Warwick in the ESRC Network for Integrated Behavioural Science, under its theme "The science of consumer behaviour".

You can find additional information on my activities on my personal homepage.

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Rentschler, L., Turocy, T. L.

(2016)

Two-bidder all-pay auctions with interdependent valuations, including the highly competitive case,

in Journal of Economic Theory

163.

pp. 435-466

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Montero, M., Possajennikov, A., Sefton, M., Turocy, T. L.

(2016)

Majoritarian Blotto contests with asymmetric battlefields: An experiment on apex games,

in Economic Theory

61.

pp. 55-89

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Modak Chowdhury, S., Sheremeta, R. M., Turocy, T.

(2014)

Overbidding and overspreading in rent-seeking experiments: Cost structure and prize allocation rules,

in Games and Economic Behavior

87.

pp. 224-238

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Lim, W., Matros, A., Turocy, T.

(2014)

Bounded rationality and group size in Tullock contests: Experimental evidence,

in Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization

99.

pp. 155-167

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Gronberg, T., Luccasen, R., Turocy, T., Van Huyck, J.

(2012)

Are tax-financed contributions to a public good completely crowded-out? Experimental evidence,

in Journal of Public Economics

96.

pp. 596-603

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Turocy, T. L.

(2010)

Computing sequential equilibria using agent quantal response equilibria,

in Economic Theory

42.

pp. 255-269

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Turocy, T. L.

(2005)

A Dynamic Homotopy Interpretation of the Logistic Quantal Response Equilibrium Correspondence,

in Games and Economic Behavior

51.

pp. 243-263

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


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Xue, L., Sitzia, S., Turocy, T. L.

(2017)

Mathematics self-confidence and the "prepayment effect" in riskless choices,

in Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization

135

pp. 239–250

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(Article)

(Published)


Rentschler, L., Turocy, T. L.

(2016)

Two-bidder all-pay auctions with interdependent valuations, including the highly competitive case,

in Journal of Economic Theory

163

pp. 435-466

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Montero, M., Possajennikov, A., Sefton, M., Turocy, T. L.

(2016)

Majoritarian Blotto contests with asymmetric battlefields: An experiment on apex games,

in Economic Theory

61

(1)

pp. 55-89

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Vu, T. M., Siebers, P., Skatova, A., Turocy, T.

(2015)

Modelling the effect of individual differences in punishment sensitivity on behaviour in a public goods game,

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(Published)


Modak Chowdhury, S., Sheremeta, R. M., Turocy, T.

(2014)

Overbidding and overspreading in rent-seeking experiments: Cost structure and prize allocation rules,

in Games and Economic Behavior

87

pp. 224-238

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Lim, W., Matros, A., Turocy, T.

(2014)

Bounded rationality and group size in Tullock contests: Experimental evidence,

in Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization

99

pp. 155-167

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Turocy, T. L., McKelvey, R., McLennan, A.

(2013)

Gambit: A Computer System for Constructing and Analyzing Finite Extensive and Normal Form Games,

Full Text

(Software)

(Published)


Gronberg, T., Luccasen, R., Turocy, T., Van Huyck, J.

(2012)

Are tax-financed contributions to a public good completely crowded-out? Experimental evidence,

in Journal of Public Economics

96

(7-8)

pp. 596-603

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Turocy, T. L., Watson, E.

(2012)

Reservation values and regret in laboratory first-price private values auctions: Context and bidding behavior,

in Southern Economic Journal

78

(4)

pp. 1163-1180

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Turocy, T. L.

(2010)

Computing sequential equilibria using agent quantal response equilibria,

in Economic Theory

42

(1)

pp. 255-269

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Turocy, T. L.

(2009)

Covering Your Posterior: Teaching Signaling Games Using Classroom Experiments,

in Journal of Economic Education

40

(2)

pp. 188-199

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Turocy, T. L.

(2008)

Auction Choice for Ambiguity-Averse Sellers Facing Strategic Uncertainty,

in Games and Economic Behavior

62

(1)

pp. 155-179

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Turocy, T. L.

(2008)

In Search of the Last-Ups Advantage in Baseball: A Game-Theoretic Approach,

in Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports

4

(2)

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Turocy, T. L., Stillman, M. E., Takayama, N., Verschelde, J.

(2008)

Towards a black-box solver for finite games: Finding all Nash equilibriua with Gambit and PHCpack,

in Software for Algebraic Geometry

pp. 133-148

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Chen, Y., Razzolini, L., Turocy, T. L.

(2007)

Congestion Allocation for Distributed Networks: An Experimental Study,

in Economic Theory

33

(1)

pp. 121-143

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Turocy, T. L.

(2007)

On the Sufficiency of Transitive Preferences,

in Economics Bulletin

4

(22)

pp. 1-9

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Turocy, T. L., Watson, E., Battalio, R.

(2007)

Framing the First-Price Auction,

in Experimental Economics

10

(1)

pp. 37-54

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Turocy, T. L.

(2005)

A Dynamic Homotopy Interpretation of the Logistic Quantal Response Equilibrium Correspondence,

in Games and Economic Behavior

51

(2)

pp. 243-263

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Turocy, T. L.

(2005)

Offensive Performance, Omitted Variables, and the Value of Speed in Baseball,

in Economics Letters

89

pp. 283-286

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Plott, C. R., Turocy, T. L.

(1996)

Intertemporal speculation under certain future demand: Experimental results,

in Understanding Strategic Interaction : Essays in Honor of Reinhard Selten.

Springer

pp. 475-493

ISBN 978-3-642-64430-6

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(Chapter (peer-reviewed))

(Published)


Key Research Interests

The economics of decision processes, including game theory and behavioural economics.