Associate Professor Murali Agastya
MStat I.Stat.I. PhD W.Ont.
H04 - Merewether Building
The University of Sydney
Dr Murali Agastya's main research interests are in the theory of auctions, optimal selling procedures/mechanism design, learning in games and market microstructure. He is also doing some work in modelling of decision rules when individuals have to make choices with an incomplete knowledge of the rules underlying strategic situations. His main teaching interests are in game theory, finance and microeconomic theory.
Before coming to Sydney University, Murali was a lecturer at University College London and a Research Fellow of The Center for Economic Learning and Social Evolution. He was also a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Rationality and Interactive Decision Theory at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and has held visiting professorial positions at University of Tokyo, University of Western Ontario and Ben Gurion University, Israel.
His major publications include: "Perturbed Adaptive Dynamics in Coalition Form Games", Journal of Economic Theory, December 1999; "Adaptive Play in Multi-player Bargaining Situations", Review of Economic Studies, July 1997; and "Multi-player Bargaining Situations: A Decision Theoretic Approach", Games and Economic Behavior, January 1996.
- Finance and microeconomic theory
- Game theory
- Learning in games and market microstructure
- Optimal selling procedures/mechanism design
- Theory of auctions
Major Fields: Microeconomics, Mathematical and Quantitative Methods.
Specific Fields: Game theory and bargaining theory, auctions & mechanism design,
information, knowledge, and uncertainty.
- Choice and Classification in either complex or adversarial environments; Agastya M, Chawla S; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
- A game theoretic approach to classification in adversarial environments; Agastya M; University of Sydney/Bridging Support.
- University of Sydney - Near Miss Scheme; Agastya M; University of Sydney (CHASS)/Bridging Support.
- Strategic Thought and Prediction in Strategic Environments; Agastya M; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).