Curriculum Vitae

Troy Tassier, Ph.D.

November 26, 2015


E528 Dealy Hall, Department of Economics, Fordham University, Bronx, NY 10458

Telephone: (718) 817-4793

e-mail: tassier@fordham.edu

https://sites.google.com/site/troytassier/

 

Research Fields  

Economic and Social Networks, Economic Epidemiology, Labor Economics, Complex Adaptive Systems

Academic Employment

·         Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Fordham University, 2009 - current

·         Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Fordham University, 2003 - 2009

·         Affiliated Faculty, International Political Economy and Development Program, Fordham University, 2003 - current

·         Affiliated Faculty, Urban Studies Program, Fordham University, 2004 - current

·         Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for the Study of Complex Systems, University of Michigan, 2002-2003

 Other Employment

                ·         Senior Trader, Mortgage Backed Securities, First of America Bank, Kalamazoo, Michigan 1995-1997

·         Mortgage Lending (multiple positions), University Bank, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan 1993-1995

 Education

                ·          University of Iowa, Ph.D. Economics, 2002

·         University of Iowa, M.A. Economics, 2000

·         Michigan Technological University, B.S. Economics, 1993

 Courses Taught

                ·         Undergraduate:  Principles of Microeconomics, Microeconomic Theory, Economics of Diversity

·         Graduate:  Game Theory, Microeconomic Theory, Mathematics for Economists, Epidemics and Development Policy, Economics and Social Networks

 Publications - Books

                ·         The Economics of Epidemiology, Springer, Heidelberg, 2013.

Publications - Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

·         "Network Position and Health Care Worker Infections," Troy Tassier, Philip Polgreen and Alberto Segre, Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination, forthcoming.

·         “The Dynamics of Subcenter Formation: Midtown Manhattan, 1861-1906,” Jason Barr and Troy Tassier, Journal of Regional Science, 56(5):754-791, 2016.

·         "Vaccination Games with Peer Effects in a Heterogeneous Hospital Worker Population," Troy Tassier, Philip Polgreen, and Alberto Segre, Administrative Sciences, 5: 2-26, 2015.

·         "Endogenous Movement and Equilibrium Selection in Spatial Coordination Games," David Hagmann and Troy Tassier, Computational Economics, 44 (3): 379-395, 2014.

·         “Bedrock Depth and the Formation of the Manhattan Skyline, 1890-1915,” Jason Barr, Troy Tassier, and Rossen Trendafilov, Journal of Economic History, 71 (4), 1060-1077, 2011.

·         “A Characterization of Equilibria in the Groves Ledyard Mechanism,” Scott E. Page and Troy Tassier, Journal of Mathematical Economics, 46, 1229-1242, 2010.

·         “Using Social Networks to Prioritize Vaccination Strategies for Healthcare Workers,” Philip Polgreen, Troy Tassier, Sriram Pemmaraju, and Alberto Segre, Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 31(9), 893-900, 2010.

·         “Endogenous Neighborhood Selection and the Attainment of Cooperation in a Spatial Prisoner’s Dilemma,” Jason Barr and Troy Tassier, Computational Economics, 35(3), 211-234, 2010.

·         “Social Network Structure, Equality, and Segregation in a Labor Market with Referral Hiring,” Troy Tassier and Filippo Menczer, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 66, 514-528, 2008.

·         “Referral Hiring and Gender Segregation in the Workplace,” Troy Tassier, Eastern Economic Journal, 34, 429-440, 2008.

·         “Segregation and Strategic Neighborhood Interaction,” Jason Barr and Troy Tassier, Eastern Economic Journal, 34, 480-503, 2008.

·         “Why Chains Beget Chains: An Ecological Model of Firm Entry and Exit and the Evolution of Market Similarity,” Scott E. Page and Troy Tassier, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 31, 3427-3458, 2007.

·         “Labor Market Implications of Weak Ties,” Troy Tassier, Southern Economic Journal, 72(3), 704-719, 2006. (1st Runner-up for the 2006 Georgescu-Roegen Prize which is awarded to the best article published in the Southern Economic Journal.)

·         “A Markov Model of Referral Based Hiring and Workplace Segregation,” Troy Tassier, Journal of Mathematical Sociology, 29(3), 233-262, 2005.

·         “Equilibrium Selection and Stability for the Groves Ledyard Mechanism,” Scott E. Page and Troy Tassier, Journal of Public Economic Theory, 6 (2), 311-335, 2004.

·         “A Model of Fads, Fashions, and Group Formation,” Troy Tassier, Complexity, 9, 51-61, 2004.

·         “Emerging Small-World Referral Networks in Evolutionary Labor Markets,” Troy Tassier and Filippo Menczer, IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation (Special Issue on Computational Economics), 5 (5), 482-492, 2001.

Publications - Peer Reviewed Conference Proceedings

·         “Agent-Based Models as a Complement to Economic Theory: A Durable Goods Example,” Troy Tassier, Mark Everson, and Dave Ostrowski, Proceedings of the 2002 Congress on Evolutionary Computation, 729-734, 2002.

·         “Using Cultural Algorithms to Evolve Strategies in Agent Based Models,” Dave Ostrowski, Troy Tassier, Mark Everson, and Robert Reynolds, Proceedings of the 2002 Congress on Evolutionary Computation, 741-746, 2002.

Publications - Peer Reviewed Book Chapters

·         “Complexity and Economics,” Troy Tassier, 21st Century Economics: A Reference Handbook, edited by Rhona C. Free, Sage Publications, 883-890, 2010.

Other Publications

·         Book Review: Handbook of Research on Complexity Edited by J. Barkley Rosser, Jr., Troy Tassier, Eastern Economic Journal, 39, 132-133, 2013.

·         “Introduction to the Symposium on Agent-Based Computational Economics,” Jason M Barr, Troy Tassier, and Leanne Ussher, Eastern Economic Journal, 37, 1-5, 2011.

·         “Introduction to Symposium,” Jason M Barr, Troy Tassier, and Leanne Ussher, Eastern Economic Journal (Special Issue on Agent-Based Computational Economics), 34, 421-422, 2008.

·         “The Future of Agent-Based Research in Economics: A Panel Discussion, Eastern Economic Association Annual Meetings, Boston, March 7, 2008,” Jason M Barr, Troy Tassier, Leanne J Ussher, Blake LeBaron, Shu-Heng Chen, and Shyam Sunder, Eastern Economic Journal, 34, 550-565, 2008.

Research in Progress

·         “Who You Know vs. What You Know: Effects of Referral Hiring on Education Decisions”

·         “Epidemics on Dynamic Networks”

·         “Epidemics with Dynamic Behavioral Choice”

·         “Epidemics with Local Inference of Risk”

·         “Fads and Fashions with Repeated Peer Effects”

Grants

·         “The Effect of Bedrock Depth and Spatial Factors on the Manhattan Skyline,” Fordham University, 2008, $4,000.

·         “Beyond Random Mixing in Epidemiological Models: An Interdisciplinary Proposal from the Departments of Medicine and Computer Science,” Philip Polgreen (PI), Alberto Segre (PI), Ted Herman, Sriram, V. Pemmaraju, and Troy Tassier, University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, 2007, $50,000.

·         “An Application of Network Theory to Optimize Influenza Vaccination Among Healthcare Workers,” Philip Polgreen, MD (PI), and Troy Tassier, University of Iowa, College of Public Health, 2005, $10,000.

·         MacArthur Network on Social Interactions and Economic Inequality, Graduate Student Research Fellowship, 1999, $15,000.

Awards

·         1st Runner-up for the 2006 Georgescu-Roegen Prize (which is awarded to the best academic article published in the Southern Economic Journal) for “Labor Market Implications of Weak Ties”, 2006.

Department Level Service

·         Mathematics and Economics BA Degree Program Advisor, 2006-current

·         Major Advisor, Economics, 2003-2007

·         Merit Committee, 2010

·         Co-organizer (with Duncan James) Economics Department Seminar Series, 2005-2006

·         Economics Department Hiring Committee, 2004-2005, 2010-2011, 2011-2012

·         Economics Department Sub-Committee on Hosting Candidates, 2004-2005, 2005-2006

·         Honors Program Thesis Mentor: Brendan Marshall (CBA 2005), Katie Medernach (FCRH 2005), Robert Cilento (FCRH 2006), Sara Shahmiri (2012), Rebecca McSween (2015)

·         Ph.D. Advising: Wael Hibri (2009), Brandon Vick (2013), John Griffin (ongoing)  

University and College Level Service

·         Faculty Representative to the Board of Trustees Finance Committee, 2010-2011

·         Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Budget Planning Committee, 2010-2011

·         Interdisciplinary Capstone Core Curriculum Committee, 2010-2012

·         Urban Studies Executive Committee 2009-current

·         University Research Council, 2008-2013

·         Undergraduate Research Symposium Planning Committee, 2009-2010, 2011-2012

·         “Parent’s University - Faculty Lecture,” Family Weekend, Fall 2009

·         Faculty Panelist, “What Professors Want,” Freshman Advising Program, Fall 2008, 2009

·         Task Force Member on the Creation of an Urban Studies M.A. Program

·         Task Force Member on the Creation of a Degree Program in Information Science

·         GSAS Student Life Committee, 2005-2006

·         Faculty Life Sub-Committee of the Faculty Senate, 2005-2010

·         Global Outreach Faculty Chaperone, 2005

·         Sophomore Adviser, 2005-current

·         Freshman Adviser, 2004-current

·         Faculty Institute on Service Learning - Participant, Spring 2004, Spring 2005

·         New Faculty Mentoring Program - Participant, 2003-2004

Professional Service

·         Co-organizer NYC Computational Economics and Complexity Workshop (with Jason Barr and Leanne Ussher)

Referee

American Economic Review, Canadian Journal of Economics, Complexity, Computational Economics, Eastern Economic Journal, European Economic Review, European Sociological Review, International Game Theory Review, Israel Science Foundation, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Journal of Mathematical Sociology, Journal of Socio-Economics, National Science Foundation, Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Oxford University Press, Social Science Quarterly, Taylor and Francis, and US-Israel Binational Science Foundation.