- Game Theory
- Economics of Information
- Political Economy and Non-Market Strategy
- Experimental Economics
Raphael Boleslavsky and Christopher Cotton, "Information and extremism in elections," American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, forthcoming.
Christopher Cotton and Cheng Li, "Profiling, screening and criminal recruitment," Journal of Public Economic Theory, forthcoming.
Christopher Cotton, Frank McIntyre and Joseph Price, "Gender differences in repeated competition: Evidence from school math contests," Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2013.
Christopher Cotton, "Submission fees and response times in academic publishing," American Economic Review, February 2013.
Christopher Cotton, "Pay-to-play politics: Informational lobbying and contribution limits when money buys access," Journal of Public Economics, 2012
Christopher Cotton and Chang Liu, "100 horsemen and the empty city: A game theoretic analysis of deception in Chinese military legend," Journal of Peace Research, 2011. (A strategic assessment of events popularly used to illustrate what Sun-tzu meant by deception in The Art of War.)
Christopher Cotton, "Should We Tax or Cap Contributions? A Lobbying Model with Policy Favors and Access," Journal of Public Economics, 2009
Christopher Cotton, "Multiple bidding in auctions as bidders learn about their valuations," Economics Letters, 2009
- Ph.D., Economics, Cornell University, 2008
- M.A., Cornell University, 2007
- B.A., Economics, Michigan State University, 2001
- Game theory applied to questions at the intersection of business, government and public policy
- Corporate lobbying and political influence; strategic information production
- Theoretical and experimental analysis of competitions and tournaments