Department of Economics and the College
Benjamin Brooks is a game theorist specializing in auction theory, mechanism design, games of incomplete information, and repeated games. Much of his research focuses on non-standard models of information in otherwise classical game theoretic models. He and his co-authors have worked on methodology for deriving bounds on behavior that rely on relatively weak assumptions about the form of information held by economic agents, with applications to models of monopolistic and Bertrand pricing as well as bidding in first-price auctions. He has also worked to develop computational methods and tools for solving incomplete information games and repeated games.
His research has been published in the American Economic Review.
Brooks completed a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and quantitative economics at Tufts University and earned an MA and a PhD in economics from Princeton University.