Philip Brookins
Philip Brookins
Assistant Professor and Dean's Fellow
Department of Economics
Darla Moore School of Business
University of South Carolina
1014 Greene Street
Columbia, SC 29208

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I am an Assistant Professor of Economics and Dean's Fellow in the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina, and a Research Affiliate at the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard. My research areas are applied microeconomic theory, personnel economics, and experimental economics.

Brookins, P., Jindapon, P. Contest divisioning. Review of Economic Design, forthcoming. [link]

Brookins, P., Jindapon, P. Risk preference heterogeneity in group contests. Journal of Mathematical Economics, 95, 102499, 2021. [link]

Brookins, P., Ryvkin, D., Smyth, A. Indefinitely repeated contests: An experimental study. Experimental Economics, 24, 1390-1419, 2021. [link] [supergame length code]

Boosey, L., Brookins, P., Ryvkin, D. Information disclosure in contests with endogenous entry: An experiment. Management Science, 66(11), 5128-5150, 2020. [link] [working paper]

Boosey, L., Brookins, P., Ryvkin, D. Contests between groups of unknown size. Games and Economic Behavior, 113, 756-769, 2019. [link]

Brookins, P., Lightle, J., Ryvkin, D. Sorting and communication in weak-link group contests. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 152, 64-80, 2018. [link][extended working paper]

Boosey, L., Brookins, P., Ryvkin, D. Contests with group size uncertainty: Experimental evidence. Games and Economic Behavior, 105, 212-229, 2017. [link]

Brookins, P., Ryvkin, D. Equilibrium existence in group contests. Economic Theory Bulletin, 4(2), 265-276, 2016. [link]

Brookins, P., Lightle, J., Ryvkin, D. An experimental study of sorting in group contests. Labour Economics, 35, 16-25, 2015. [link]

Brookins, P., Lightle, J., Ryvkin, D. Optimal sorting in group contests with complementarities. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 112, 311-323, 2015. [link]

Brookins, P., Lucas, A., Ryvkin, D. Reducing within-group overconfidence through group identity and between-group confidence judgments. Journal of Economic Psychology, 44, 1-12, 2014. [link]

Brookins, P., Ryvkin, D. An experimental study of bidding in contests of incomplete information. Experimental Economics, 17(2), 245-261, 2014. [link]

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, The role of inducement prizes, that I worked on is finally available! If you are curious about how prizes fit into federal and non-federal support for innovation, the benefits and disadvantages of prizes, the differences between cash and non-cash prizes, conditions under which prizes are most effective, how to measure the effectiveness of prizes, and the characteristics of prize winners, then take a look. [link][survey coming soon]

Last update: August 2022