Brock Stoddard joined the Department of Economics at the University of South Dakota in 2013. He received his PhD in Economics from Indiana University, Bloomington. His research broadly focuses on social dilemmas where a divergence exists between actions that maximize self-income and actions that are socially optimal for the group as a whole. His primary research interests are social dilemmas in the context of public goods and common-property resources. Specifically, his research uses laboratory experiments to identify the role production uncertainty and allocation mechanisms play in the voluntary provision and sustainability of public goods and CPRs. Additionally, his research examines competition between unequal teams in public good provision, applying to social mobility and intra-firm contests.
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