Professor of Economics
Todd Sarver’s research focuses on microeconomic theory, decision theory, and behavioral economics. His interests include modeling psychological phenomenon such as regret and temptation, cognitive constraints and bounded rationality, and attitudes toward risk in dynamic environments. He has received grants from the National Science Foundation, and his most recent work has been published in Econometrica, Theoretical Economics, and Games and Economic Behavior.
- Ph.D., Boston University 2006
Ergin, H., and T. Sarver. “Hidden actions and preferences for timing of resolution of uncertainty.” Theoretical Economics 10, no. 2 (January 1, 2015): 489–541. https://doi.org/10.3982/TE1340. Full Text
Ergin, H., and T. Sarver. “The unique minimal dual representation of a convex function.” Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications 370, no. 2 (October 1, 2010): 600–606. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmaa.2010.04.017. Full Text
Sarver, T. “Anticipating regret: Why fewer options may be better.” Econometrica 76, no. 2 (January 1, 2008): 263–305. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0262.2008.00834.x. Full Text
Dekel, E., B. L. Lipman, A. Rustichini, and T. Sarver. “Representing preferences with a unique subjective state space: A corrigendum.” Econometrica 75, no. 2 (March 1, 2007): 591–600. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0262.2006.00759.x. Full Text
Lenzo, J., and T. Sarver. “Correlated equilibrium in evolutionary models with subpopulations.” Games and Economic Behavior 56, no. 2 (August 1, 2006): 271–84. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geb.2005.08.012. Full Text
Ahn, D., R. Iijima, Y. Yaouanq, and T. D. Sarver. “Behavioral Characterizations of Naiveté for Time-Inconsistent Preferences,” November 14, 2016. Open Access Copy
Sarver, T. D. “Mixture-Averse Preferences and Heterogeneous Stock Market Participation,” September 9, 2016. Open Access Copy
Sarver, T. “Optimal Reference Points and Anticipation,” May 2014.
Evolution and Adaptation: Ambiguity Attitudes with Optimal Risk Preferences awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2019 to 2022
Collaborative Research: Foundations for Comparative Naivete and Sophistication awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2017