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Peyton Young

Professorial Fellow
Professor of Economics

Research Interests : Evolutionary game theory, the dynamics of social norms and social institutions, the diffusion of technological and social innovations.


'The Evolution of Conventions', Econometrica, 61, 1993. 

(with Mary Burke), 'Competition and Custom in Economic Contracts: A Case Study of Illinois Agriculture', American Economic Review, 91, 2001. 

'Innovation Diffusion in Heterogeneous Populations: Contagion, Social Influence, and Social Learning', American Economic Review, 99, 2009. 

Individual Strategy and Social Structure, Princeton University Press, 1998.

Equity in Theory and Practice, Princeton University Press, 1994.