Philip Brookins
Philip Brookins
Assistant Professor
Department of Economics
Darla Moore School of Business
University of South Carolina
1014 Greene Street
Columbia, SC 29208
E-mail: philip.brookins@moore.sc.edu


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About
I am an Assistant Professor of Economics 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.

News
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]

Publications
Brookins, P., Jindapon, P. Risk preference heterogeneity in group contests. Journal of Mathematical Economics, forthcoming. [link]

Brookins, P., Ryvkin, D., Smyth, A. Indefinitely repeated contests: An experimental study. Experimental Economics, forthcoming. [link]

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]

Working Papers
Peer information and risk-taking under competitive and non-competitive pay schemes (with Jennifer Brown and Dmitry Ryvkin), Revise and resubmit [working paper]

Self-chosen goals, incentives, and effort (with Sebastian J. Goerg and Sebastian Kube) [working paper]

Entry in group contests (with Luke Boosey and Dmitry Ryvkin) [link]

Last update: February 2021