Itai Sher

Portrait of Itai Sher
Associate Professor
302 Crotty Hall
545-0366

CV: 

Education: 

Ph.D., Economics, Northwestern University, 2007
M.A., Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin, 2001
B.A., Philosophy, Reed College, 1997

Professional Experience: 

Associate Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst (2017-Present)
Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, University of California, San Diego (2015-2017)
Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Minnesota (2007-2015)

Research Interests: 

Welfare Economics
Ethics and Economics
Microeconomic Theory

Teaching: 

Econ 499C-499D: Honors Thesis Seminar
Econ 702: Game Theory

Professional Activities: 

  • Co-organizer of Conference on Normative Ethics and Welfare Economics at the Becker Friedman Institute, University of Chicago, October  2014.
  • Co-organizer of Conference on Normative Ethics and Welfare Economics at the Harvard Business School, October 2016.

Selected Publications: 

“Evaluating Allocations of Freedom,” forthcoming in The Economic Journal.
 
“Ethical Considerations on Quadratic Voting,” (with Ben Laurence) Public Choice 172(1-2) (2017) pp.195-222.
 
“Price Discrimination through Communication,” (with Rakesh Vohra) Theoretical Economics 10 (2015), pp. 597-648.
 
“Children’s Strategic Theory of Mind,” (with Melissa Koenig and Aldo Rustichini) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(37) (2014), pp. 13307-13312.
 
“Identifying Combinatorial Valuations from Aggregate Demand,” (with Kyoo il Kim), Journal of Economic Theory 153 (2014), pp. 428-458.
 
“Persuasion and Dynamic Communication,” Theoretical Economics 9 (2014), pp. 99-136.
 
“Optimal Shill Bidding in the VCG Mechanism,” Economic Theory 50 (2012), pp. 341-387.
 
“Credibility and Determinism in a Game of Persuasion,” Games and Economic Behavior71 (2011), pp. 409-419.