Terence Johnson is an industrial organization economist, focused on dynamic game theory and market design. His scholarly work appears in the Journal of Economic Theory and the Oxford Handbook of Market Design. His current theoretical research focuses on game theoretic and econometric properties of continuous-time games, and how dynamic network formation processes can be estimated.
His applied work concerns adapts market design tools to solving novel problems, primarily in developing countries. With co-author Molly Lipscomb (University of Virginia), he is working on redesigning sanitation markets in Burkina Faso and Ghana on a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. With Notre Dame co-authors Wyatt Brooks and Kevin Donovan, he is studying entrepreneurship in Kenya with funding from the Ford Family Program.
Market and mechanism design; dynamic game theory
"Subsistence Entrepreneurship & Targeted Interventions: Evidence from Dandora, Kenya"
Second International Conference on Human Dignity and Human Development
‘What are We Going to Do Next Time?’
Jun 4, 2020
A new Ford Program study is asking whether cash grants can help female entrepreneurs in Kenya keep their businesses afloat during the coronavirus pandemic.
Global Conference Looks At Development, Poverty
Jul 9, 2019
Approximately 40 researchers from around the world gathered at the University of Notre Dame recently for ThReD’s annual conference on poverty and development. The event was co-sponsored by the Kellogg Institute for International Studies.
Making Research Plans a Reality in East Africa
Sep 8, 2018
In recent years, the Ford Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity has made major strides towards its goal of high-quality, community-based research in the developing world. In that endeavor, Regional Research Programs Manager for East Africa Jackline Oluoch-Aridi, who opened the program’s first field office in Nairobi five years ago, plays a key role.