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Brian Roberson

Brian Roberson

Associate Professor of Economics
Director of Graduate Studies in Economics

Education

Ph.D., Economics, Purdue University, 2005
M.S., Applied Mathematics, Texas Tech University, 2001
B.A., Engineering, Texas Tech University, 1999

Professor Roberson's main teaching interests are game theory and microeconomic theory.  His research interests are economic theory, game theory, political economy, and public economics.  Professor Roberson received his Ph.D. from Purdue University in 2005.  

Journal Articles

  • Boyer, P, Konrad, K. & Roberson, B. (2017). Targeted campaign competition, loyal voters, and supermajorities. Journal of Mathematical Economics,
  • Rietzke, D. & Roberson, B (2013). The Robustness of 'Enemy-of-My-Enemy-is-My-Friend' Alliances. Social Choice and Welfare, vol. 40 (4), 937-956. | Related Website |
  • Roberson, B. & Kvasov, D (2012). The Non-Constant-Sum Colonel Blotto Game. Economic Theory, (51), 397-434. | Related Website |
  • Arce, D.G., Kovenock, D. & Roberson, B (2012). Weakest-Link Attacker-Defender Games with Multiple Attack Technologies. Naval Research Logistics, vol. 59 (6), 457-469. | Related Website |
  • Kovenock, D. & Roberson, B (2012). Strategic Defense and Attack for Series and Parallel Reliability Systems: Comment. Defence & Peace Economics, vol. 23 507-515. | Related Website |
  • Kovenock, D. & Roberson, B (2012). Strategic Defense and Attack for Series and Parallel Reliability Systems: Rejoinder. Defence & Peace Economics, vol. 23 521-524. | Related Website |
  • Kovenock, D. & Roberson, B (2012). Coalitional Colonel Blotto Games with Application to the Economics of Alliances. Journal of Public Economic Theory, vol. 14 (4), 653-676. | Related Website |
  • Kovenock, D. & Roberson, B (2011). A Blotto Game with Multi-Dimensional Incomplete Information. Economics Letters, vol. 113 (3), 273-275.
  • Kovenock, D. & Roberson, B (2011). Non-Partisan 'Get-Out-the-Vote' Efforts and Policy Outcomes. European Journal of Political Economy, vol. 27 (4), 728-739. | Related Website |
  • Kovenock, D., Mauboussin, M.J. & Roberson, B (2010). Asymmetric Conflicts with Endogenous Dimensionality. Korean Economic Review, vol. 26 (2), 287-305. | Related Website |
  • Kovenock, D. & Roberson, B. (2009). Is the 50-State Strategy Optimal?. Journal of Theoretical Politics, vol. 21 213-236. | Related Website |
  • Kovenock, D. & Roberson, B. (2009). Inefficient Redistribution and Inefficient Redistributive Politics. Public Choice, vol. 139 263-272. | Related Website |
  • Kovenock, D. & Roberson, B. (2008). Electoral Poaching and Party Identification. Journal of Theoretical Politics, vol. 20 275-302. | Related Website |
  • Roberson, B. (2008). Pork-Barrel Politics, Targetable Policies, and Fiscal Federalism. Journal of the European Economic Association, vol. 6 819-844. | Related Website |
  • Roberson, B. (2006). The Colonel Blotto Game. Economic Theory, vol. 29 1-24. | Related Website |

Book Chapters

  • Kovenock, D. & Roberson, B (2012). Conflicts with Multiple Battlefields. Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Peace and Conflict (edited by Michelle R. Garfinkel and Stergios Skaperdas), | Related Website |
  • Roberson, B (2011). Allocation Games. Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science,

Working Papers

  • Roberson, B Errata: The Colonel Blotto Game. | Download |
  • Kovenock, D., Roberson, B. & Sheremeta, R The Attack and Defense of Weakest-Link Networks. | Related Website |
  • Kovenock, D. & Roberson, B Generalizations of the General Lotto and Colonel Blotto Games. | Related Website |
  • Kovenock, D. & Roberson, B The Optimal Defense of Network Connectivity. | Related Website |

Contact

brobers@purdue.edu
Phone: (765) 49-44531
Office: KCTR 231

Quick links

Personal website

Area(s) of Expertise

Game Theory, Political Economy, Public Economics, Economic Theory, Contest Theory, Colonel Blotto Game