Willingness to take PhD students
Colin Rowat works primarily in three areas. His work in weak property rights was initially motivated by climate change questions, and was modelled using differential games. More recently, he has used pillage games to analyse how resource distributions depend on power. His work in this area has been supported by an ESRC grant and published in journals such as Economic Theory and the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control.
Dr Rowat's work on pillage games has led to work applying techniques in automated theorem proving to economics, the first such venture from within economics. This work is funded by an EPSRC grant awarded partly on the basis of papers published in the International Journal of Game Theory and Lecture Notes in Computer Science.