Chris Wallace

William Tyler Professor of EconomicsProfessor Chris Wallace

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  • Office: AC108, Astley Clarke Building

Personal details

  • CV (2016)

Prior to arriving in Leicester in 2011, I 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 I was an undergraduate and graduate at the London School of Economics; I completed my doctorate in 1999 at Nuffield College, Oxford, where I continued to work as an Open Prize Research Fellow between 1998 and 2000.

My research is in the area of game theory. In particular my work focuses on issues of equilibrium selection and the use and value of information in games. I have 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.

I acted as business manager and company secretary for the Review of Economic Studies from 2004 to 2012, was an associate editor of the Economic Journal from 2009 to 2015, and was Head of the Department of Economics at Leicester from 2014 to 2016. I was elected as a Council Member of the Royal Economic Society in 2017.


Office hours

Wednesdays 10:00-12:00

Recent Publications

  • "Information Use and Acquisition in Price-Setting Oligopolies", (with D. P. Myatt), The Economic Journal, forthcoming, 2017.
  • "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.

Recent Working papers

  • "Information Acquisition and Use by Networked Players", (with D. P. Myatt) CRETA Discussion Paper 32, 2017.
  • "Persuasion and Pricing: Dynamic Trading with Hard Evidence", (with P. Eso) CRETA Discussion Paper 24, 2016.
  • "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.


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


I am happy to supervise research students interested in any aspect of game theory.

You should apply to our Economics PhD programme before you are allocated a supervisor. You do not need to contact me separately.

Current and recent PhD supervision

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