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Lutz-Alexander Busch



My research generally involves applied micro economic theory, and much of it has been in applied game theory, in particular bargaining.

One overarching consideration in my approach is to view observed outcomes as "correct" and optimal: if they fail to appear to be optimal, then I tend to assume that the problem has been misspecified by the observer, not by the participant. This approach is evidenced in the "Endogenous Incomplete Contracts" paper, as well as the "Ticket pricing.." paper.

At times more purely theoretical questions arise as well, as in the "Robust Nonexistence..." paper, and some ideas I am currently working on which are not yet ripe for public consumption.