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Van Kolpin

Associate Head
Economics, SAIL
Phone: 541-346-3011
Office: 512 PLC
Office Hours: W24: by appointment
Research Interests: game theory, microeconomic theory, social choice theory


  • Ph.D, Applied Mathematical Science, University of Iowa, 1986
  • M.A., Economics, University of Iowa, 1984
  • M.S., Mathematics, University of Iowa, 1983
  • B.A., Mathematics, Computer Science, Coe College, 1982


  • Game Theory
  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Social Choice Theory



  • “Endogenous Convention, Prejudice, and Trust in Demographic Summary Games,” Journal of Mathematical Economics, forthcoming.
  • “The Real Deal?  Information Asymmetries and Tuition Discounting in Higher Education,” Review of Economic Analysis, 2013, with Mark Stater.
  • “Acceptability Prioritized Preferences and Equilibrium Existence,” Economics Bulletin, 2013.
  • “Separating Equilibrium and Persistent Inefficiency,” International Game Theory Review, 2012.
  • “Equity Basis Selection in Allocation Environments: An Empirical Analysis,” Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2011, with David Aadland.


  • Game Theory
  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Industrial Organization
  • Econometric Theory