The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Banks, Jeffrey Scot (1958–2000)

  • David Austen-Smith
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Jeff Banks received his BA from University of California, Los Angeles, in 1982 and his Ph.D. from California Institute of Technology in 1986. He arrived as a new assistant professor of political science and economics at the University of Rochester with two significant and influential publications in hand, reflecting his principal interests in social choice theory (1985) and game theory (1987) respectively. By the time he died of complications from treating leukemia, Banks had published (or had forthcoming) more than 50 papers in economics, game theory and formal political theory, edited one conference volume, published a review monograph and coauthored two books.


Adverse selection Agency models Banks Set Banks, J Divinity Incomplete information Industrial organization Moral hazard Nash equilibrium Pretrial bargaining Social choice Spatial theory of elections Subgame perfection 

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  • David Austen-Smith
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