Brennan Platt, Associate Professor
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.
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.
- Platt, B. (2019). Cherry-Picking with Asymmetric Information: Endogenous Wage Dispersion and Unemployment Stigma. Economic Theory, 67(4), 817–851.
- Platt, B. (2019). Outcome Based Accountability: Theory and Evidence. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 160, 121-137.
- Platt, B. (2017). Inferring Ascending Auction Participation from Observed Bidders. International Journal of Industrial Organization, 54, 65-88.
- Akin, S. N., & Platt, B. (2016). Accounting for Age in Marital Search Decisions. European Economic Review, 85, 245-271.
- Lefgren, L., Platt, B., & Price, J. (2015). Sticking with What (Barely) Worked. Management Science, 61(5), 1121 - 1136.
- Platt, B., Price, J., & Tappen, H. (2013). The Role of Risk Preferences in Pay-to-Bid Auctions. Management Science, 59(9), 2117-2134.
- Platt, B., & Akin, S. N. (2012). Running Out of Time: Limited Unemployment Benefits and Reservation Wages. Review of Economic Dynamics, 15(2), 149-170.
- Akin, S. N., Platt, B., & Sertel, M. R. (2011). The n-person Kalai-Smorodinsky Bargaining Solution under Pre-donations. Review of Economic Design, 15(2), 147-162.
- Platt, B. (2009). Spoilers, Blocking Coalitions, and the Core. Social Choice and Welfare, 33, 361-381.
- Platt, B. (2009). Queue-Rationed Equilibria with Fixed Costs of Waiting. Economic Theory, 40, 247-274.