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Alexander Zimper

Alexander Zimper is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Economics. He holds a Doctoral degree in Economics from the University of Mannheim, Germany. Before joining the UCT in 2006, he researched within the Sonderforschungsbereich 504, University of Mannheim, on decision making under ambiguity.

Courses Taught

Accepted/Published Papers:

  • Guerdjikova, A. and A. Zimper (2007) Flexibility of choice versus reduction of ambiguity, Social Choice and Welfare, accepted.
  • Schmidt, U. and A. Zimper (2007) Security- and potential level preferences with thresholds, Journal of Mathematical Psychology, accepted.
  • Zimper, A. (2007) Strategic games with security- and potential level players, Theory and Decision, forthcoming.
  • Zimper, A. (2007) A fixed point characterization of the dominance-solvability of lattice games with strategic substitutes, International Journal of Game Theory, forthcoming.
  • Zimper, A. (2006) Assessing the likelihood of panic-based bank runs, The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics: Vol. 6: Iss. 1 (Contributions), Article 9.
  • Zimper, A. (2006) Uniqueness conditions for strongly point-rationalizable solutions to games with metrizable strategy sets, Journal of Mathematical Economics, 42, 729-751.
  • Ludwig, A. and A. Zimper (2006) Investment behavior under ambiguity: The case of pessimistic decision makers, Mathematical Social Sciences, 52, 111-130.
  • Zimper, A. (2005) A note on the equivalence of rationalizability concepts in generalized nice games, International Game Theory Review, forthcoming.
  • Ludwig, A. and A. Zimper (2006) Rational expectations and ambiguity: A comment on Abel (2002), Economics Bulletin, 4(2), 1-15.
  • Zimper, A. (2005) Equivalence between best responses and undominated strategies: A generalization from finite to compact strategy sets, Economics Bulletin, 3(7), 1-6.

Selected Research Papers:

  • An epistemic model of an agent who does not reflect on reasoning processes, resubmitted to Mathematical Social Sciences [Download] (.PDF) (23/01/2007)

Curriculum Vitae

  • Download Alexander's CV here (.DOC) (23/01/2007)

Contact Information

Office: Room 5.59 Leslie Social Science Building
Phone: +27 21 650 4362
E-mail: Alexander.Zimper@uct.ac.za

Alexander Zimper

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