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Glenn College Colloquium Series: P.J Healy

Event Date
February 12, 2024
12:30-1:30 p.m.
LEC (Room 130), Page Hall (1810 College Rd N, Columbus, OH 43210)

Paul J. Healy is a Professor of Economics at the Ohio State University. He currently serves as the Associate Director of the Ohio State Experimental Economics Laboratory. Dr. Healy earned his PhD from the California Institute of Technology in 2005 and joined the Ohio State Department of Economics in 2007.

Dr. Healy’s research interests focus on economic theory and game theory. He uses both theoretical and experimental methodologies. Much of his work is centered on mechanism design theory and behavioral mechanism design, where both theory and behavioral insights are used to help in the design of socially-beneficial economic institutions. He has published his work in a variety of scholarly journals, including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Economic TheoryExperimental Economics, and Economic Theory.  He has also published interdisciplinary work in Management Science and in Psychological Review, top journals in the fields of management and psychology, respectively.

Examples of Dr. Healy’s research include explorations of the dynamic stability of various economic mechanisms, the limits on the success of prediction markets and alternative mechanisms that can be used when prediction markets are likely to fail, and mechanisms for the efficient allocation of budgetary resources with NASA. Dr. Healy has also studied overconfidence and theoretical properties of belief updating in the presence of informative signals.



The Glenn College is committed to collaborating across policy areas and sectors to advance public administration, management and policy research. Our Colloquium series offers discussion of innovative research designs exemplifying the full spectrum of methods of inquiry pertinent to public affairs.

Pizza will be provided during the event. A virtual option is available for those who cannot attend in person.