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School of Economics and Finance

Christopher Tyson



Room Number: GC447
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Christopher Tyson is a Professor in the School of Economics and Finance. His primary research interests are in economic theory; specifically, in the areas of individual decision making, revealed preference analysis, and models of bounded rationality and cognition. His other interests include game theory, bargaining, intertemporal choice, and evolutionary models.

Professor Tyson joined Queen Mary University of London in 2006, after completing a postdoctoral research fellowship at Nuffield College, Oxford. He studied at Princeton University (AB 1998) and the Stanford Graduate School of Business (PhD 2004).



  • Dardanoni V., Manzini P., Mariotti M., Petri H., Tyson C. (2023) "Mixture choice data: Revealing preferences and cognition", Journal of Political Economy 131:687-715.
  • 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.
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