Steve Levkoff, PhD, CAP®
RESEARCH:

CURRENT RESEARCH FIELDS:

  • Primary
    • Energy Markets, Productivity, & Pollution
    • Data Envelopment, Convex Programming,  & Nonparametric Efficiency Estimation
  • Secondary
    • Risk & Time Preference
    • Collusion & Repeated Games
    • Virtual Markets & Optimal Game Design

GENERAL INTERESTS:
  • productivity analysis, environmental economics & natural resource management, experimental & behavioral economics, game theory, industrial organization, financial markets, nonparametric econometrics


PUBLICATIONS AND WORKING PAPERS:

  • "On Modeling Pollution-Generating Technologies," (with Bob Russell and Sushama Murty),  Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2012. Volume 64, Issue 1, p117-35.
  • "Boundary Problems with the 'Russell' Graph Measure of Technical Efficiency: A Refinement,"  (with Bob Russell and Bill Schworm), Journal of Productivity Analysis, 2012, Volume 37, Issue 3, p239-48.
  • "Efficiency Trends in U.S. Coal-fired Energy Production & the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendment: A Nonparametric Approach," working paper, UC San Diego, 2013.
  • "Decomposing NOx and SO2 Electric Power Plant Emissions in a Byproduction Framework:  A Nonparametric DEA Study," 2012, (revise & resubmit).
  • "A Profit Frontier Approach to Measuring Coordination Failure as Focal Point Threshold Inefficiencies in Infinite Horizon Prisoners' Dilemma Games," funded by NSF Grant SES-0962668, working paper, UC San Diego, 2012.
  • "Payoff Asymmetries and Inefficiencies in Cooperative and Non cooperative Infinite Horizon Games: Experimental Evidence," funded by NSF Grant SES-0962668, working paper, UC San Diego, 2012.
  • "Testing for Technological Regress in the U.S. Electrical Industry from 1985-1995," working paper, UC San Diego, 2013.
  • "Time Horizon Misperception and Coordination Failure in Infinitely Repeated Games: Experimental Evidence," funded by NSF Grant SES-0962668, working paper, UC San Diego, 2013.
  • "Ex-post Rationalization of Decisions Under Uncertainty," working paper, UC San Diego, 2013.
  • "On Balance-optimizing the PVP Experience," featured post, Gamasutra 2014.
  • "On the Ethical Dilemma of Making Virtual Experiences Too Compelling," special guest post on Nerd Kingdom's Science Blog at http://NerdKingdom.com, 2013.
  • "Real Trade-offs in Virtual Worlds," special guest post on Nerd Kingdom's Science Blog at http://NerdKingdom.com, 2013 and featured post in Gamasutra 2014.
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