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Research Interests

Game theory, bargaining theory, industrial organisation and contract theory.


Robert Evans is an economic theorist who has worked on, among other topics, bargaining theory and reputation in long-run relationships. Much of his recent work has been on contract theory and mechanism design, particularly in contexts in which parties are unable to commit fully to their agreements. He has published in leading international journals such as Econometrica, Review of Economic Studies and Journal of Economic Theory.

Recent Publications

Published Papers

Evans, R. and Reich, S. Contract design and non-cooperative renegotiation, (2015) Journal of Economic Theory
Evans, R. A. Mechanism design with renegotiation and costly messages, (2012) Econometrica
Evans, R. A. Simple efficient contracts in complex environments, (2008) Econometrica
Evans, R. A. and Reiche, S. K. Imperfect commitment and the revelation principle: the multi-agent case with transferable utility, (2008) Economics Letters
Evans, R. A. A One-Period Version of Rubinstein's Bargaining Game, (2003) Contributions to Theoretical Economics


PI Paper 1 - Lent - General Equilibrium, Externalities, Welfare
PIIB Paper 4 - Michaelmas - Game Theory & Contract Theory with Applications
M120 - Topics in Economic Theory
Phd10 - Economic Theory

PhD Students


Alex Harris
PhD Title: Evolution of Preference Types under Screening
Research: Cooperation, Social Norms, Evolution of Preferences, Networks


Tristan Hennig
PhD Title: Asset prices and trading under imperfect information processing (Areas: Game Theory, Asset Pricing, Behavioural Finance)

Professor Robert Evans

Professor and Chair of Graduate Studies Committee

Research Group:
Microeconomic Theory

CV: Curriculum Vitae

Contact Details
Room: 54
Office Hours: 12-1 Thursday
College: Fellow of St. John's College