Theodore L. Turocy, Behavioural game theorist

Director, Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science, University of East Anglia

Professor, School of Economics, University of East Anglia

Director, The Gambit Project


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Gambit: Software Tools for Game Theory

I am the project maintainer of Gambit, the premier software package for computation in finite game theory.

Working papers

Rentschler, L. and Turocy, T.L. All-pay auctions with interdependent valuations: The highly competitive case.

[Version of 6 July 2014] · [As SSRN working paper 2446789]


Mayer, A. and Turocy, T.L. Wage bargaining with direct competition and heterogeneous access to vacancies.

[Version of 16 December 2013]


Montero, M., Possajennikov, A., Sefton, M. and Turocy, T.L. The value of votes in weighted voting games: Majoritarian contests with asymmetric battlefields.

[Version of 17 December 2013] · [As SSRN working paper 2369056]


Kaplan, T.R. and Turocy, T.L. Bidding behaviour in asymmetric first-price auctions


Radoc, B., Sugden, R., and Turocy, T.L. Colour-coded decisions: An experiment on case-based decision theory.


Turocy, T.L. A theory of theft: An inspection game model of the stolen base play in baseball.


Published original research

Chowdhury, S.M., Sheremeta, R.M., and Turocy, T.L. (2014) Overdissipation and overspreading in rent-seeking experiments: Cost structure and prize allocation rules. Games and Economic Behavior 87: 224-238.

[DOI: 10.1016/j.geb.2014.05.004] · [Final working paper] · [As SSRN working paper 2436018]


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.

[DOI: 10.1016/j.jebo.2013.12.010] · [Final working paper]


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.

[DOI: 10.1016/j.jpubeco.2012.04.001] · [CBESS working paper 12-02]


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.

[DOI: 10.4284/0038-4038-78.4.1163] · [Final working paper] · [Full dataset] · Instructions: [Profit frame] · [Surplus frame]


Turocy, T.L. (2010) Computing sequential equilibria using agent quantal response equilibria. Economic Theory 42(1): 255-269.

[DOI: 10.1007/s00199-009-0443-3]


Turocy, T.L. (2009) Covering your posterior: Teaching signaling games using classroom experiments. Journal of Economic Education 40(2): 188-199.

[DOI: 10.3200/JECE.40.2.188-199] · [Final working paper version]


Turocy, T.L. (2008) Auction choice for ambiguity-averse sellers facing strategic uncertainty. Games and Economic Behavior 62(1): 155-179.

[DOI:10.1016/j.geb.2007.03.009]


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.

[DOI: 10.2202/1559-0410.1104]


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.

[Final working paper version]


Chen, Y., Razzolini, L., Turocy, T.L. (2007) Congestion allocation for distributed networks: An experimental study. Economic Theory 33(1): 121-143.

[DOI: 10.1007/s00199-007-0213-z]


Turocy, T.L., Watson, E., Battalio, R.C. (2007) Framing the first-price auction. Experimental Economics 10(1): 37-51.

[DOI: 10.1007/s10683-006-9130-4] · [Data and programs] · Instructions: [Sealed] · [Silent] · [Dutch]


Turocy, T.L. (2007) On the sufficiency of transitive preferences. Economics Bulletin 4(22): 1-9

[Published version]


Turocy, T.L. (2005) A dynamic homotopy interpretation of the logistic quantal response equilibrium correspondence. Games and Economic Behavior 51(2): 243-263.

[DOI: 10.1016/j.geb.2004.04.003]


Turocy, T.L. (2005) Offensive performance, omitted variables, and the value of speed in baseball. Economics Letters 89(3): 283-286.

[DOI:10.1016/j.econlet.2005.05.039] · [Longer working paper version]


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


Survey articles

Turocy, T.L. (2011) Software for solving noncooperative strategic form games. In Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science.

[DOI: 10.1002/9780470400531.eorms0801] · [Working paper version]


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.

[Working paper version]


Turocy, T.L., von Stengel, B. (2002) Game theory. In Encyclopedia of Information Systems, Volume 2. San Diego: Elsevier Science, 403-420.

[Working paper version LSE-CDAM-2001-09]