Skip to main content
School of Economics and Finance

Christopher Tyson



Telephone: +44 20 7882 8851
Room Number: GC447
Office Hours: Please see website


Research keywords: Microeconomics.

Dr Christopher Tyson is a Reader 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).



  • Tyson C. (2021) "Exponential satisficing", American Economic Journal: Microeconomics 13:439-467.
  • Dardanoni V., Manzini P., Mariotti M., Tyson C. (2020) "Inferring cognitive heterogeneity from aggregate choices", Econometrica 88:1269-1296.
  • Tyson C. (2018) "Rationalizability of menu preferences", Economic Theory 65:917-934.
  • Manzini P., Mariotti M., Tyson C. (2016) "Partial knowledge restrictions on the two-stage threshold model of choice", Journal of Mathematical Economics 64:41-47.
  • Tyson C. (2015) "Satisficing behavior with a secondary criterion", Social Choice and Welfare 44:639-661.
  • Fella G., Tyson C. (2013) "Privately optimal severance pay", B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics: Contributions 13:415-453.
  • Tyson C. (2013) "Behavioral implications of shortlisting procedures", Social Choice and Welfare 41(4):941-963.
  • Manzini P., Mariotti M., Tyson C. (2013) "Two-stage threshold representations", Theoretical Economics 8(3):875-882.
  • Tyson C. (2013) "Preference symmetries, partial differential equations, and functional forms for utility", Journal of Mathematical Economics 49(4):266-277.
  • Tyson C. (2010) "Dominance solvability of dynamic bargaining games", Economic Theory 43(3):457-477.
  • Tyson C. (2008) "Management of a capital stock by Strotz's naive planner", Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 32:2214-2239.
  • Tyson C. (2008) "Cognitive constraints, contraction consistency, and the satisficing criterion", Journal of Economic Theory 138(1):51-70.


Mikhail Timonin (PhD 2017)

Back to top