Daniel F. Stone

Associate Professor of Economics

I teach classes on microeconomics, game theory, and behavioral economics. Most of my research is on belief formation and choice under uncertainty.  I use both empirical methods (often with data from sports as a "natural lab") and game theoretic formal analysis.  I am especially interested in persuasion, communication, and belief updating in general, and, more specifically, political media, polarization, persistent disagreement, and inter-personal hostility.  I try to make some positive contributions to the discourse in the twittersphere @d_f_stone.



A great gift from the great people at Considdr.com (recent Bowdoin grads).  Thanks!


  • Ph.D., Economics, Johns Hopkins, 2008
  • M.A., Economics, Johns Hopkins, 2006
  • B.S., Applied Mathematics, Yale, 2001

PDF Curriculum Vitae


Links to papers on SSRN (free/ungated downloads)


Data/code for:


Econ 3533: Behavioral Economics syllabus

Econ 2323: Economics of Information syllabus

Econ 3305: Game Theory syllabus

Econ 2555: Intermediate Microeconomic Theory syllabus

Econ 1101: Principles of Microeconomics syllabus


Minimal spanning set of econ blogs

Links on engaging with different perspectives

On fighting fake news (and use of term "fake news")

Advice/quasi-practical info 

Non-academic pieces by me