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Key Research Interests
The economics of decision processes, including game theory and behavioural economics.
I am a Professor in the School of Economics, and currently the Deputy Head of the School (from 2015) and Associate Dean for Research in the Faculty of Social Sciences (from 2016). I received my PhD in Managerial Economics and Decision Science from Northwestern University in 2001, and my BS in Computer Science and in Economics from the California Institute of Technology in 1994.
I am interested in choice: specifically, how people go about making choices. My research programme extends the standard methods of economic analysis by taking account that the processes we use to make choices can affect not only what choice gets made, but how we feel about the outcomes of those choices as well.
Through the use of game theory, economists have recognised that the choices made in groups can depend on details of process such as timing and information. A strand of my research contributes to the standard application of game theory in economics and other disciplines, including via my Open Source software package, Gambit: Software Tools for Game Theory.
My work incorporates a richer notion of process, which takes into account the role that choice architecture, labeling, and social context, among others, colour the choice process. I am currently pursuing this as a co-I along with colleagues at UEA, Nottingham, and Warwick in the ESRC Network for Integrated Behavioural Science, under its theme "The science of consumer behaviour".
You can find additional information on my activities on my personal homepage.
PhD Supervision Interests
Game theory, auctions, the provision of public goods, contests, computational methods in game theory and economics, choice architecture.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
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Developing a behaviour change toolkit in a coastal change environment
1/03/23 → 31/08/24
Better Targeting Behaviour Change Interventions Using Decision-Making Characteristics
Patel, A., Borcan, O. & Turocy, T.
1/09/22 → 29/02/24
Choice Overload and Stochastic Dominance (NIBS)
Economic and Social Research Council
30/05/22 → 30/06/22
The determinants of consumer engagement
Economic and Social Research Council
28/10/20 → 30/09/21
Two-bidder all-pay auctions with interdependent valuations, including the highly competitive caseRentschler, L. & Turocy, T. L., May 2016, In: Journal of Economic Theory. 163, p. 435-466 30 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile13 Citations (Scopus)17 Downloads (Pure)
The sophistication of conditional cooperators: Evidence from public goods gamesFallucchi, F., Luccasen, R. A. & Turocy, T. L., Nov 2022, In: Games and Economic Behavior. 136, p. 31-62 32 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Downloads (Pure)
Behaviour change interventions in the water sectorKamat, J., Meleady, R., Turocy, T. & Danino, V., 1 Jun 2022, In: Institute of Water Journal. 7, p. 10-16 7 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Identifying discrete behavioural types: A re-analysis of public goods game contributions by hierarchical clusteringFallucchi, F., Luccasen, R. A. & Turocy, T. L., Dec 2019, In: Journal of the Economic Science Association. 5, p. 238–254 17 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile12 Downloads (Pure)
Correlation neglect and case-based decisionsRadoc, B., Sugden, R. & Turocy, T. L., 2019, In: Journal of Risk and Uncertainty. 59, 1, p. 23–49 27 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile2 Citations (Scopus)8 Downloads (Pure)
Mathematics self-confidence and the 'prepayment effect' in riskless choices
Turocy, T. (Creator), Xue, L. (Contributor) & Sitzia, S. (Contributor), UK Data Service, 7 Dec 2017