Van Weelden, Richard

Associate Professor

University of Pittsburgh, United States



Max Weber alumnus

Department of Economics

Cohort(s): 2010/2011

Ph.D. Institution

Yale University, United States


My research interests are in applied game theory and political economy. In my job market paper I studied re-election pressures and their impact on candidate competition. Other areas I have worked on include voting, communication, oversight, and transparency.
I have accepted an Assistant Professor position in the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago, starting in summer 2011, when the Max Weber Fellowship ends.
I received a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University in December 2010. My dissertation, ‘Essays on Partisanship, Polarization, and Political Decision-Making’ was supervised by Dirk Bergemann, Justin Fox, Johannes Hörner, and Larry Samuelson. I also have an undergraduate degree in mathematics from the University of Alberta in Canada.
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