Brennan Platt, Associate Professor

Department: Economics

Vita

Email: brennan_platt@byu.edu

Office: 135 FOB

Phone: 801-422-8904

Website

Bio

Brennan C. Platt is an Associate Professor of Economics at Brigham Young University. He received his B.S. degrees in Economics and Mathematics from Arizona State University in 2001, graduating Summa Cum Laude and from the Honors College. He then earned his M.A. (2005) and Ph.D. (2006) in Economics from the University of Minnesota.

Education

  • PhD in Economics from University of Minnesota, 2006
  • MA in Economics from University of Minnesota, 2005
  • BS in Economics from Arizona State University, 2001
  • BS in Mathematics from Arizona State University, 2001

Research Interests

Brennan researches the theory of price formation. One current strand of his research investigates the determination of prices in search environments, including how these are distorted by insurance. Another strand analyzes several unique all-pay auctions, such as penny auctions and political rent seeking.