Kevin Reffett

Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
9801
Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
9801

Biography

Kevin Reffett is a professor of economics in the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. His research focuses on monotone methods in economic models and parameterized optimization problems, and includes work in comparative statics and lattice programming, large games, stochastic and dynamic games, minimal state space Markovian equilibrium in dynamic general equilibrium models, envelope theorems, fixed point theory in ordered spaces. He is an associate editor for the Journal of Public Economic Theory, Dynamic Games and Applications, and Journal of Dynamics and Games.

Education

  • Ph.D. Purdue University 1990
  • M.A. University of Iowa 1985
  • B.B.A. University of Iowa 1983

Research Interests

Monotone methods, equilibrium monotone comparative statics, lattice programming and qualitative optimization, stochastic games, large games, existence and characterization of recursive equilibrium, nonsmooth envelope theorems

Publications

Some Representation Publications

  • L. Balbus, P. Dziewulski, K. Reffett, L. Wozny, 2018, A qualitative theory of large games with strategic complementarities, forthcoming Economic Theory.
  • M. Datta, K. Reffett, and L. Wozny. 2018. Comparing recursive equilibrium in economics with dynamics complementarities and indeterminancies. forthcoming Economic Theory,
  • L. Balbus, K. Reffett, and L. Wozny, 2018. The uniqueness of time-consistent Markov policies for quasi-hyperbolic consumers under uncertainty, forthcoming Journal of Economic Theory.
  • O. Morand, K. Reffett, and S. Tarafdar. 2018, Generalized envelope theorems: applications to dynamics programming. forthcoming, Journal of Optimization and Applications.
  • L. Balbus, K. Reffett, and L. Wozny, 2016. Monotone equilibria in nonatomic supermodular games. Games and Economic Behavior, 82-87
  • L. Balbus, K. Reffett, and L. Wozny, 2014. A constructive study of Markovian equilibrium in stochastic games with strategic complementarities, Journal of Economic Theory, 150, 815-840.
  • L. Balbus, K. Reffett, and L. Wozny, 2013. Markovian equilibrium in stochastic supermodular games with imperfect private and public information Dynamic Games and Applications,  (special issue in honor of Lloyd Shapley), 3, 187-206
  • L. Mirman, O. Morand, and K. Reffett. 2008. "A qualitative approach to Markovian equilibrium in infinite horizon economies with capital." Journal of Economic Theory. 139(1), 75-98.
  • O. Morand and K. Reffett. 2007. "Stationary Markovian equilibrium in Overlapping Generations Models with stochastic production and Markov shocks." Journal of Mathematical Economics. 43, 3-4, 501-522.
  • S. Heikkila and K. Reffett. 2006. "Fixed point theorems and their applications to the theory of Nash equilibria." Nonlinear Analysis, 1415-1436.

Research Activity

I am currently working on large games of incomplete information with complementarities, comparing aggregates in games, constrained lattice programming, and methods for characterizing recursive equilibrium (minimal state space Markovian equilibrium) in various macroeconomic models with multiple equilibria and dynamic complementarities.

Courses

Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 312Intermed Microecon Theory
ECN 470Mathematical Economics
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 470Mathematical Economics
ECN 503Global Business Environment
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 470Mathematical Economics
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 591Seminar
ECN 770Mathematics for Economists
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 213Honors Macroeconomics
ECN 591Seminar
ECN 770Mathematics for Economists
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 470Mathematical Economics
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 591Seminar
ECN 770Mathematics for Economists