Assistant Professor of Economics in the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina
Philip Brookins is an Assistant Professor of Economics in the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. His research involves the use of game-theoretic techniques to model and characterize behavior in competitive settings, such as contests and tournaments, and the use of experimental methods to test the validity of such models. In particular, he examines how individuals and groups behave in contests when they are information-constrained, e.g., not fully informed as to the number of competitors and/or their characteristics, as well as how they behave when competing as part of a team composed of heterogeneously talented members. Philip joined the University of South Carolina in 2019 after completing a postdoctoral research position at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods (Bonn, Germany). He has a doctoral, master’s, and bachelor’s degree in economics and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Florida State University.