I am an Associate Professor of Economics and BPF Dean's Fellow in the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. My research areas are applied microeconomic theory, personnel economics, and experimental economics.
Brookins, P., Jindapon, P. Contest divisioning.
Brookins, P., Jindapon, P. Risk preference heterogeneity in group contests.
Brookins, P., Ryvkin, D., Smyth, A. Indefinitely repeated contests: An experimental study.
Boosey, L., Brookins, P., Ryvkin, D. Information disclosure in contests with endogenous entry: An experiment.
Boosey, L., Brookins, P., Ryvkin, D. Contests between groups of unknown size.
Brookins, P., Lightle, J., Ryvkin, D. Sorting and communication in weak-link group contests.
Boosey, L., Brookins, P., Ryvkin, D. Contests with group size uncertainty: Experimental evidence.
Brookins, P., Ryvkin, D. Equilibrium existence in group contests.
Brookins, P., Lightle, J., Ryvkin, D. An experimental study of sorting in group contests.
Brookins, P., Lightle, J., Ryvkin, D. Optimal sorting in group contests with complementarities.
Brookins, P., Lucas, A., Ryvkin, D. Reducing within-group overconfidence through group identity and between-group confidence judgments.
Brookins, P., Ryvkin, D. An experimental study of bidding in contests of incomplete information.
Group size uncertainty in common-pool resource dilemmas (with Weston Watts). [link]
Playing games with GPT: What can we learn about a large language model from canonical strategic games? (with Jason DeBacker). [link][files]
Sequential contests with incomplete information: Theory and experimental evidence (with Alexander Matros and Foteini Tzachrista). [link]
Stochastic-share contests (with Andrew Smyth). [link]
Peer information and risk-taking under competitive and non-competitive pay schemes (with Jennifer Brown and Dmitry Ryvkin). [working paper]
Self-chosen goals, incentives, and effort (with Sebastian J. Goerg and Sebastian Kube). [working paper]
Disclosure in group contests (with Luke Boosey and Dmitry Ryvkin). [link]
A summary of the National Academies workshop on prizes,
Last update: August 2023