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John Hatfield

John Hatfield
john.hatfield@gmail.com
CBA 6.254 (512) 471-4901
CBA

Biography

John Hatfield studies market design, an engineering-oriented field of economic theory that considers how the design of the rules and regulations of a market affects the functioning and outcomes of that market. He specializes in matching theory, a field of economics that studies markets in which agents have explicit preferences over whom they buy from and sell to, not just over the underlying goods bought and sold. Examples of such economies include the markets for medical residency positions, the assignment of students to public schools, and the formation of collaborative research enterprises. His work in market design has led to a deeper understanding of such diverse markets as kidney exchange, assigning U.S. Army military cadets to branches of service, and the dynamics of shareholder voting.

Publications

John W. Hatfield. 2018. Improving the Equity and Efficiency of College Admissions, in More Equal by Design: Economic Design Responses to Inequality, Scott Duke Kominers and Alex Teytelboym, eds. Oxford University Press, forthcoming.
John W. Hatfield and Katrina Kosec. Local Environmental Quality and Inter-Jurisdictional Spillovers. Economica, forthcoming.
John W. Hatfield and Scott Duke Kominers. 2017. Contract Design and Stability in Matching Markets. Games and Economic Behavior 101, 78-97.
John W. Hatfield, Scott Duke Kominers, and Alexander Westkamp. 2017. Stable and Strategy-Proof Matching with Flexible Allotments. American Economic Review 107(5), 214-219.
John W. Hatfield and Lars Borner. 2017. The Design of Debt Clearing Markets: Clearinghouse Mechanisms in Pre-Industrial Europe. Journal of Political Economy 125(6), 1991-2037.
John W. Hatfield, Fuhito Kojima, and Yusuke Narita. 2016. Improving Schools Through School Choice: A Market Design Approach. Journal of Economic Theory 166, 186-211.
John W. Hatfield, Charles R. Plott, and Tomomi Tanaka. 2016. Price Controls, Non-Price Quality Competition, and the Nonexistence of Competitive Equilibrium. Games and Economic Behavior 99, 134-163.
John W. Hatfield, Fuhito Kojima, and Yusuke Narita. 2016. Promoting School Competition Through School Choice: A Market Design Approach. Journal of Economic Theory 166, 186-211.
John W. Hatfield. 2015. Federalism, Taxation, and Economic Growth. Journal of Urban Economics 87, 114-125.
John W. Hatfield and Scott Duke Kominers. 2015. Multilateral Matching. Journal of Economic Theory 156, 175-206.
John W. Hatfield. 2014. Many-to-Many Matching with Max-Min Preferences. Discrete Applied Mathematics 179, 235-240.
John W. Hatfield and Katrina Kosec. 2013. Federal Competition and Economic Growth. Journal of Public Economics 97(Jan), 144-159.
John W. Hatfield, Jordan M. Barry, and Scott Duke Kominers. 2013. On Derivatives Markets and Social Welfare: A Theory of Empty Voting and Hidden Ownership. Virginia Law Review 99(6), 1103-1168.
John W. Hatfield, Scott Duke Kominers, Michael Ostrovsky, Alexandru Nichifor, and Alexander Westkamp. 2013. Stability and Competitive Equilibrium in Trading Networks. Journal of Political Economy 121(5), 966-1005.
John W. Hatfield and Gerard Padro i Miquel. 2012. A Political Economy Theory of Partial Decentralization. Journal of European Economic Association 10(3), 605-633.
John W. Hatfield and Scott Duke Kominers. 2012. Matching in Networks with Bilateral Contracts. American Economic Journal: Microeconomics 4(1), 176-208.
John W. Hatfield and Jordan M. Barry. 2012. Pills and Partisans: Understanding Takeover Defenses. University of Pennsylvania Law Review 160(3), 633-713.
John W. Hatfield and Fuhito Kojima. 2010. Substitutes and Stability for Matching with Contracts. Journal of Economic Theory 145(5), 1704-1723.
John W. Hatfield and Paul R. Milgrom. 2005. Matching with Contracts. American Economic Review 95(4), 913-935.