Professor of Economics at New York University Abu Dhabi and Distinguished Research Professor, University of Technology Sydney

John Wooders is an associate editor of the Journal of Public Economic Theory and Economics Letters, and he has published in the top international journals, including Econometrica, the American Economic Review, the Journal of Economic Theory, and as well as numerous papers in Games and Economic Behavior and other journals. His work combines theoretical and experimental methods, to understand behaviour in markets and games. He is an expert on Internet auctions, and has published several widely cited papers that study the new economics issues raised by such auctions. His work on markets in which trade is decentralized provide insight into how markets for goods (e.g., housing, labour) and assets (e.g., mortgage backed securities) perform when there are information asymmetries, and the policy interventions that can improve performance. He is also an expert on the effect of experience on behaviour, and co-authored a now-famous paper based on data from professional tennis.

Experience

  • 2011–present
    Distinguished Research Professor, University of Technology Sydney
  • 2016–present
    Professor, New York University Abu Dhabi

Education

  • 1992 
    Cornell, PhD Economics