Chris Wallace

William Tyler Professor of EconomicsProf. Chris Wallace

Head of Department

Chris Wallace is the William Tyler Professor of Economics and Head of Department. Before arriving in Leicester in 2011, he was the Fellow and Tutor in Economics at Trinity College, Oxford, and a Lecturer, and latterly Professor of Economic Theory, at the University of Oxford between 2000 and 2011. Before this he was an undergraduate and graduate at the London School of Economics; he completed his doctorate in 1999 at Nuffield College, Oxford, where he continued to work as an Open Prize Research Fellow between 1998 and 2000. His research is in the area of game theory: in particular his work focuses on issues of equilibrium selection and the use and value of information in games. He has published papers in journals such as the Review of Economic Studies, the Economic Journal, the Journal of Economic Theory, and the Journal of Monetary Economics. He acted as business manager and company secretary for the Review of Economic Studies from 2004 to 2012, has been an associate editor of the Economic Journal since 2009, and has been Head of Department since 2014.

Contact Details

  • Tel: +44 (0) 116 252 2492
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  • Office: AC108, Astley Clarke Building
  • Office Hours: Wednesdays 10:00 to 12:00


Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

  • Game Theory
  • Evolutionary Game Theory and Equilibrium Selection
  • Information Acquisition and Transmission in Coordination Games
  • Bargaining Games and Verifiable Information

Supervision Interests

Prepared to supervise research students interested in any aspect of game theory.

Current PhD Supervision


Administrative Responsibilities

  • Head of Department

Recent Publications

  • "Cournot Competition and the Social Value of Information" (with D. P. Myatt), Journal of Economic Theory, 158, 2015, pp. 466-506.
  • "Stochastic Evolutionary Game Dynamics", (with H. P. Young), in The Handbook of Game Theory, Vol. 4, Ch. 6, eds. H. P. Young and S. Zamir, North Holland, Amsterdam, 2015, pp. 327-380.
  • "Central Bank Communication Design in a Lucas-Phelps Economy", (with D. P. Myatt), Journal of Monetary Economics, 63, 2014, pp. 64-79.
  • "Information and Evidence in Bargaining", (with P. Eso), Economic Theory Bulletin, 2, no. 1, 2014, pp. 23-32.
  • "Persuasion and Settlement in a Dynamic Bargaining Game", (with P. Eso - in Hungarian), Kozgazdasagi Szemle LX, 2013, pp. 930-939.
  • "Endogenous Information Acquisition in Coordination Games", (with D. P. Myatt), The Review of Economic Studies 79, no. 1, 2012, pp. 340-374.
  • "Evolution, Teamwork and Collective Action: Production Targets in the Private Provision of Public Goods", (with D. P. Myatt) The Economic Journal 119, no. 534, 2009, pp. 61-90.
  • "When Does One Bad Apple Spoil the Barrel? An Evolutionary Analysis of Collective Action", (with D. P. Myatt) The Review of Economic Studies 75, no. 2, 2008, pp. 499-527.
  • "An Evolutionary Analysis of the Volunteer's Dilemma", (with D. P. Myatt) Games and Economic Behavior 62, no. 1, 2008, pp. 67-76.

Work in Progress

  • "Information Use and Acquisition in Price-Setting Oligopolies", (with D. P. Myatt), 2015.
  • "Persuasion and Pricing: Dynamic Trading with Hard Evidence", (with P. Eso), 2014.
  • "Homo Aequalis: A Cross-Society Experimental Analysis of Three Bargaining Games", (with A. Barr, et. al.) University of Oxford, Department of Economics Working Paper 422, 2009.

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