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Christopher Tyson

Christopher Tyson
Senior Lecturer

Location: GC418
Phone: +44 20 7882 8851
Website: Office hours: please see website

Research keywords: Microeconomics

Dr Christopher Tyson is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Economics and Finance, and has been at Queen Mary since 2006.

His primary research interests are in individual decision making; specifically, in the areas of revealed preference analysis, bounded rationality, utility theory, and intertemporal choice. His other interests include game theory, bargaining, choice under uncertainty, and evolutionary models.

Prior to joining Queen Mary, Dr Tyson held a postdoctoral research fellowship at Nuffield College, Oxford. He studied at Princeton University (AB 1998) and the Stanford Graduate School of Business (PhD 2004).

Dr Tyson currently serves as academic director of the School’s MRes programmes. He is also an elected member of Senate and the School’s representative on the steering group of the Centre for Mind in Society.


  • Behavioral implications of shortlisting procedures. Social Choice and Welfare 41(4):941-963, October 2013.
  • Two-stage threshold representations. (With Paola Manzini and Marco Mariotti.) Theoretical Economics 8(3):875-882, September 2013.
  • Preference symmetries, partial differential equations, and functional forms for utility. Journal of Mathematical Economics 49(4):266-277, August 2013.
  • Dominance solvability of dynamic bargaining games. Economic Theory 43(3):457-477, June 2010.
  • Cognitive constraints, contraction consistency, and the satisficing criterion. Journal of Economic Theory 138(1):51-70, January 2008.
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