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Felix Vardy

Felix Vardy

Visiting Research Scholar and Lecturer
Haas Business and Public Policy Group
Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group
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Academic Status: On duty
Office Hours: By appointment, F492
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PhD, Princeton University
MA, Princeton University
BSc, Free University, Mathematical Economics, Amsterdam

Positions Held

At Haas since 2009
2008 - 2009, Senior Economist, World Bank
2002 - 2008, Economist, International Monetary Fund 
2002 Senior, Economist, Netherlands Competition Authority

Current Research and Interests

  • Game theory
  • Political economy

Selected Papers and Publications

  • "Diversity in the Workplace," with John Morgan. American Economic Review 99, no. 1 (March 2009): 472-485.
  • "Reforming the IMF," with John Morgan. The Economists' Voice 4, no. 4 (October 2007).
  • "The Value of Commitment in Contests and Tournaments When Observation Is Costly," with John Morgan. Games and Economic Behavior 60, no. 2 (Auguest 2007): 326-338.
  • "The Internal Job Market of the IMF's Economist Program," with Greg Barron. IMF Staff Papers 52, no. 3 (December 2005): 410-429.
  • "Stackelberg Leader Games with Observation Costs." Games and Economic Behavior 49, no. 2 (November 2004): 374-400.
  • "An Experimental Study of Commitment and Observability in Stackelberg Games," with John Morgan. Games and Economic Behavior 49, no. 2 (November 2004): 401-423.
  • "Can Negotiations Prevent Fish Wars?" with Harold Houba and Koos Sneek. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 24, no. 8 (July 2000): 1265-1280.


  • Economic Analysis for Business Decisions, EWMBA 201A
  • International Business: Business Opportunities and Challenges in Emerging Markets, MBA//EWMBA 277-1

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