Ashwin Kambhampati

(ush-win come-bum-paw-tea)

PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 2021

Assistant Professor of Economics, United States Naval Academy

My research is in the area of microeconomic theory. I am particularly interested in contract theory, matching theory, and market design.

I have taught three class sections per semester at USNA since Fall 2021, including courses in Game Theory, Industrial Organization, and a Capstone Research Seminar in Microeconomic Theory.

Email: kambhamp [at]



Economics Letters, August 2023, Vol. 229.

Final working paper here. This is Ryan's AY2023 honors project, co-supervised with Scott.

Journal of Economic Theory, January 2023, Vol. 207.

Final working paper here.

RAND Journal of Economics, Fall 2022, Vol. 53.

Final working paper here. Companion working paper here. Online Appendices here.

Working Papers

Randomization and the Robustness of Linear Contracts (draft coming soon), with Juuso Toikka and Rakesh Vohra

Revised and resubmitted to Theoretical Economics.

Abstract published in EC '21: Proceedings of the 22nd ACM Conference on Economics and Computation.

Revised and resubmitted to Games and Economic Behavior.

A continuous version of Matching to Produce Information: A Model of Self-Organized Research Teams (Online Appendix) with a complete characterization of inefficiency.

In Progress

Service Assignment at the United States Naval Academy, with CDR Chad Redmer and Naomi Utgoff


A Theory of Firm Boundaries with Long-Run Incentives and At-Will Employment, with Gorkem Bostanci

Search Committees with Disparate Costs, with Nageeb Ali and Aislinn Bohren