Theodore L. Turocy, Behavioural game theorist
Associate Dean for Research, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of East Anglia
Professor, School of Economics, University of East Anglia
Director, The Gambit Project
Engineer • Scientist • Scholar
- Associate Dean for Research, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of East Anglia.
- Professor, School of Economics, University of East Anglia
- Vice President of Information, Economic Science Association
- Communications Director and co-Investigator, ESRC Network for Integrated Behavioural Science
- Past Director, Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science, University of East Anglia
- Outfielder, Norwich Iceni Baseball Club, 2017 British Single-A Champions!
- Office: REG 3.05
- Address: School of Economics, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, United Kingdom
- Email: T.Turocy (aht) uea (daht) ac (daht) uk
- Telephone: +44 (0) 1603 597179
- Linked data: [Google scholar] [ORCID] [parkrun]
(General-interest) blog posts for the UEA School of Economics blog:
- The behavioural economics underpinning the success of parkrun.
- The last-ups (non-)advantage in baseball: Cognitive biases and the persistence of unfounded beliefs.
I gave a talk at the UEA Behavioural Game Theory Workshop on 24 June 2015 and the GW4 Conference on Game Theory and Applications in Cardiff on 10 May 2016, in which I did a live demonstration of some of Gambit's features for working with quantal response equilibria, as a Jupyter notebook. [View it online!], or get the source in my [gist at github].
Gambit: Software Tools for Game Theory
I am the project maintainer of Gambit, the premier software package for computation in finite game theory.
Rentschler, L. and Turocy, T.L. Tu mihi soli places: An experiment on the competitiveness of all-pay auctions with private information
Fallucchi, F., Luccasen, R.A. and Turocy, T.L. The strategic sophistication of conditional cooperators: Evidence from public goods games
Fallucchi, F., Luccasen, R.A. and Turocy, T.L. Identifying discrete behavioural types: A re-analysis of public goods game contributions by hierarchical clustering
Chowdhury, S.M., Mukherjee, A. and Turocy, T.L. That's the ticket: Explicit lottery randomisation and learning in Tullock contests
Turocy, T.L. and Cason, T.N. Bidding in first-price and second-price interdependent-values auctions: A laboratory experiment
Mayer, A. and Turocy, T.L. Wage bargaining with direct competition and heterogeneous access to vacancies.
Turocy, T.L. An inspection game model of the stolen base play in baseball: A theory of theft.
Kaplan, T.R. and Turocy, T.L. Behavioural bidding in first-price auctions: Marginal or average-case reasoning
Radoc, B., Sugden, R., and Turocy, T.L. Colour-coded decisions: An experiment on case-based decision theory.
Published original research
Xue, L., Sitzia, S., and Turocy, T.L. (2017) Mathematics self-confidence and the "prepayment effect" in riskless choices. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 135: 239-250.
Rentschler, L. and Turocy, T.L. (2016) Two-bidder all-pay auctions with interdependent valuations, including the highly competitive case. Journal of Economic Theory 163: 435-466.
Montero, M., Possajennikov, A., Sefton, M. and Turocy, T.L. (2016) Majoritarian Blotto contests with asymmetric battlefields: An experiment on apex games. Economic Theory 61(1): 55-89.
Vu, T.M., Siebers, P.-O., Skatova, A., and Turocy, T.L. (2015) Modelling the effect of individual differences in publishment sensitivity on behaviour in a public goods game. The 14th International Conference on Modeling and Applied Simulation, September 21-23, 2015, Bergeggi, Italy.
Chowdhury, S.M., Sheremeta, R.M., and Turocy, T.L. (2014) Overbidding and overspreading in rent-seeking experiments: Cost structure and prize allocation rules. Games and Economic Behavior 87: 224-238.
Lim, W., Matros, A. and Turocy, T.L. (2014) Bounded rationality and group size in Tullock contests: Experimental evidence. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 99: 155-167.
Gronberg, T.J., Luccasen, R.A., Turocy, T.L., Van Huyck, J.B. (2012) Are tax-financed contributions to a public good completely crowded-out? Experimental evidence. Journal of Public Economics 96: 596-603.
Turocy, T.L., Watson, E. (2012) Reservation values and regret in laboratory first-price auctions: Context and bidding behavior. Southern Economic Journal 78(4): 1163-1180.
Turocy, T.L. (2010) Computing sequential equilibria using agent quantal response equilibria. Economic Theory 42(1): 255-269.
Turocy, T.L. (2009) Covering your posterior: Teaching signaling games using classroom experiments. Journal of Economic Education 40(2): 188-199.
Turocy, T.L. (2008) Auction choice for ambiguity-averse sellers facing strategic uncertainty. Games and Economic Behavior 62(1): 155-179.
Turocy, T.L. (2008) In search of the last-ups advantage in baseball: A game-theoretic approach. Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports 4(2): 5.
Turocy, T.L. (2008) Towards a black-box solver for finite games: Finding all Nash equilibria with Gambit and PHCpack. In Software for Algebraic Geometry, Stillman, M.E., Takayama, N., Verschelde, J., eds. New York: Springer.
Chen, Y., Razzolini, L., Turocy, T.L. (2007) Congestion allocation for distributed networks: An experimental study. Economic Theory 33(1): 121-143.
Turocy, T.L., Watson, E., Battalio, R.C. (2007) Framing the first-price auction. Experimental Economics 10(1): 37-51.
Turocy, T.L. (2007) On the sufficiency of transitive preferences. Economics Bulletin 4(22): 1-9
Turocy, T.L. (2005) A dynamic homotopy interpretation of the logistic quantal response equilibrium correspondence. Games and Economic Behavior 51(2): 243-263.
Turocy, T.L. (2005) Offensive performance, omitted variables, and the value of speed in baseball. Economics Letters 89(3): 283-286.
Plott, C.R., Turocy, T.L. (1997) Intertemporal speculation under uncertain future demand: Experimental results. In Understanding Strategic Interaction: Essays in Honor of Reinhard Selten, Albers, W., Guth, W., Hammerstein, P., Moldovanu, B., van Damme, E., eds. Berlin: Springer
Not currently available online
Turocy, T.L. (2011) Software for solving noncooperative strategic form games. In Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science.
Turocy, T.L. (2007) Computation in finite games: Using Gambit for quantitative analysis. In Positive Changes in Political Science: The Legacy of Richard D. McKelvey's Most Influential Writings, Aldrich, J.H., Alt, J.E., and Lupia, A., eds. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 475-487.
Turocy, T.L., von Stengel, B. (2002) Game theory. In Encyclopedia of Information Systems, Volume 2. San Diego: Elsevier Science, 403-420.