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 the internal structure of organizations. I am teaching two sections of SE450: Game Theory and a Capstone Research Seminar this semester.

Email: kambhamp [at]



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

Final working paper here.

RAND Journal of Economics, Fall 2022, Vol. 53: 484-515.

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

Working Papers

Robust Performance Evaluation of Independent and Identical Agents (latest update: December 2022; under review)

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

Video from Not the 2021 Theory Job Market (NT2021TM)

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

Revise and resubmit at Games and Economic Behavior.

Poster from the 2018 Pennsylvania Economic Theory Conference.

Pay Equality Among Heterogeneous Agents (latest update: February 2023), with Ryan Hoffman and Scott Kaplan

Revise and resubmit at Economics Letters.

This is MIDN 1/C Hoffman's honors project.

In Progress

Randomization and the Robustness of Linear Contracts (preliminary draft available upon request), with Juuso Toikka and Rakesh Vohra

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 (preliminary draft available upon request), with Gorkem Bostanci