Andrew Monaco's primary interests span game theory, microeconomic theory, industrial organization, and international trade. He also takes an interest in behavioral economics, experimental economics, and applied microeconomics. Monaco has been focusing on the theory of strategic decision making, particularly with regard to agents with strategically different aims; and on game theoretic applications across economics. Within this he has researched applications of game theory to environmental policy politics, looking for ways that parties with conflicting interests are able, or may be able, to reach resolutions that meet the most demanding needs of each party. He also has done studies and taught classes on the economics of online dating and job search, showing how such “matching markets” differ from other markets. Monaco writes the economics blog, “Close to the Edge,” and runs the university blog, “Sound Economics.” Prior to arriving at Puget Sound, he taught at Colgate University.
B.A., William Paterson University of New Jersey, 2005; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2009, 2012