Carmen Astorne-Figari, Ph.D.
University of Memphis, Department of Economics
427 Fogelman Admin Building
Memphis, Tennessee 38152
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PERSONAL INFORMATION Citizenship: Peruvian, Italian Visa Status: F1 EMPLOYMENT Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Memphis, August 2012 EDUCATION Ph.D. in Economics, Washington University in St. Louis, 2012 M.A. in Economics, Washington University, 2008 B.S. in Economics, Universidad del Pacífico, Lima-Perú, 2002 DISSERTATION A Game Theoretic Approach to Behavioral Economics RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS Primary: Applied Microeconomic Theory Secondary: Game Theory, Industrial Organization TEACHING EXPERIENCE Washington University in St. Louis Instructor: Graduate: Summer Math Review for incoming first year PhD students, Summer 2008-2011 Undergraduate: Mathematical Economics (self created course), Fall 2009-2010 Teaching Assistant: Graduate: Microeconomic Theory, Game Theory, 2007-2008 Undergraduate: Intermediate Microeconomic Theory, Spring 2011 Universidad del Pacífico Instructor Undergraduate: Principles of Microeconomics, Managerial Economics, 2004-2006 Teaching Assistant: Undergraduate: Intermediate Microeconomic Theory,Principles of Microeconomics, 2001-2004 RESEARCH EXPERIENCE Washington University in St. Louis Research Assistant to Professor David Levine at the Economic Theory Center, 2007-2008 Research assistant to Professor David Levine, 2009 Universidad del Pacífico Junior Researcher, 2004-2006 Research Assistant, 2002-2004 SCHOLARSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS Washington University in St. Louis John Stuart Mill Fellowship, 2006-2011 Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship, 2011-2012 Summer Research Fellowship, 2010, 2011 NSF grant to attend the 3rd Meeting of Nobel Laureates at Lindau, 2008 WORKING PAPERS 1.The Bunny and the Battery: Advertising to Consumers with Limited Attention (Job Market Paper) 2.Asymmetric Sequential Search (with Aleksandr Yankelevich) 3.Kin-Targeted Altruism with Noise PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES Conferences: Missouri Economics Conference, presenter, Spring 2009 Southern Economic Association Conference, presenter and discussant,Fall 2010 Georgetown University, presenter, Summer 2011 Southern Economic Association Conference, presenter and discussant, Fall 2011 Seminars: Universidad del Pacifico, Jul 2010 Universidad de Piura, Jul 2010 Mississippi State University, Jan 2012 Bowdoin College, Jan 2012 University of Memphis, Feb 2012 Refereeing: International Journal of Game Theory, Review of Economic Studies OTHER Participant in the WUSTL Monday Book and Discussion Group, 2008-2011 Participant in the 3rd Meeting of Economics Nobel Laureates, Lindau, Germany, Summer 2008 Senator, Graduate Student Senate, Washington University in St. Louis, 2007-2008 Member, Graduate Student Association, Washington University in St. Louis, 2008-2011 Monthly Economics Department Happy Hour, organizer, 2009-2010 Semi-Annual Economics Department Picnic, organizer, 2010-2011 Washington University 3rd Economics Graduate Student Conference, organizer, Fall 2008 Student Representative, Universidad del Pacífico, Lima, Perú, 2000-2001 MEMBERSHIPS American Economic Association, Southern Economic Association, LACEA LANGUAGES English (fluent), Spanish (native), Italian (basic) REFERENCES Professor David K. Levine Department of Economics Washington University St. Louis, MO 63130 firstname.lastname@example.org 1-314-935-5648 Professor John Nachbar Department of Economics Washington University St. Louis, MO 63130 email@example.com 1-314-935-5612 Professor Bruce Petersen Department of Economics Washington University St. Louis, MO 63130 firstname.lastname@example.org 1-314-935-5643