James Dearden is a specialist in game theory. His most recent research interests include economic incentives and contracts, pricing and consumer search, firm disclosure of product quality, product return policies, and the economics of college rankings and admissions.
Professor Dearden has published papers on these topics in journals including American Economic Review, RAND Journal of Economics, Journal of Marketing Research, International Economic Review, Journal of Public Economics, International Journal of Research in Marketing, Production and Operations Management, and Economic Theory. He teaches microeconomics, game theory, and the theory of industrial organization. Professor Dearden began his academic career in 1987 at American University and has been a visiting fellow at the Center for Economic Research, Tilburg University, Netherlands.