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Tim Cason

Tim Cason

Professor of Economics
Gadomski Chair of Economics
Economics

Education

Ph.D., Economics, University of California (Berkeley)
B.A., Economics and Mathematics, Indiana University (Bloomington)

Professor Cason's teaching and research interests are in the areas of industrial organization, experimental economics, and environmental economics. His current research areas include experimental markets, environmental regulation, and antitrust.

He has published research in many leading journals, including Science, the Journal of Political EconomyEconometrica, the American Economic Review, and the Review of Economic Studies. He is a former Co-Editor of the Journal of Public Economics, a past editor of the journal Experimental Economics, and has also served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Management Science, the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, and Games and Economic Behavior.

He was President of the Economic Science Association (2009-2011), which is the international society of experimental economists. Prior to joining the Krannert faculty in 1998, he was an associate professor (1997-98) and assistant professor (1991-97) at the University of Southern California. He has done public utility, regulatory and antitrust consulting.

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    Clean Trade

    Countries across the globe now use emissions-trading systems as a policy to cost-effectively reduce pollution. But what incentives do these tradable-permit markets offer companies to invest in advanced pollution-abatement technology? Purdue University’s Tim Cason, the Gadomski Chair of Economics at the Krannert School of Management, is addressing that question through experimental economics.

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  • Experimental Economics and Emissions Trading

    Video by Tim Cason for the Purdue Research Center in Economics

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    Investing in the Environment: Giant leaps in pollution abatement

    Countries across the globe now use emissions trading systems to reduce pollution more cost-effectively. But what incentives do these tradeable-permit markets offer companies to invest in advanced pollution abatement technology? Purdue’s Tim Cason, the Gadomski Chair of Economics and director of the Vernon Smith Experimental Economics Laboratory (VSEEL) at the Krannert School, is addressing that question through experimental economics. He most recently investigated the topic in a paper co-authored with United Kingdom colleague Frans de Vries from the University of Stirling for Environmental and Resource Economics.

    Full story: Investing in the Environment: Giant leaps in pollution abatement

  • Emissions Trading
    Experimental research by Krannert economist explores investments in global pollution abatement
    Countries across the globe now use emissions-trading systems as a policy to cost-effectively reduce pollution. But what incentives do these tradable-permit markets offer companies to invest in advanced pollution-abatement technology? Purdue University’s Tim Cason, the Gadomski Chair of Economics at the Krannert School of Management, is addressing that question through experimental economics.
  • Purdue Resarchers
    Economics professor Tim Cason part of a Purdue research team harnessing game theory for cybersecurity of large-scale nets
    A Purdue research team including economics professor Tim Cason has laid the groundwork for a method to improve cybersecurity for large-scale systems like the power grid and autonomous military defense networks by harnessing game theory and creating new intelligent algorithms.

Contact

cason@purdue.edu
Phone: (765) 494-1737
Office: RAWL 4093

Quick links

Personal website

Area(s) of Expertise

Experimental and Behavioral Economics, Environmental Economics and Policy, Industrial Organization, Public Economics