James W. Bono

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B.A. American University
Ph.D. University of California, Irvine
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James W. Bono is an expert on game theory, industrial organization, and econometrics.  One of his major focus areas is spectrum auctions, where he has provided strategic advice in high-stakes spectrum auctions worldwide. He also focuses on antitrust matters, where he has provided critical analysis in high profile cases.  In addition, he has worked on collective bargaining, intellectual property matters, aviation policy, and cyber security for smart power grids.

Dr. Bono has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in journals such as Review of Behavioral Economics, Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, and Managerial and Decisions Economics. He has given invited lectures at top conferences, universities, and private firms. Dr. Bono has also created an open-source Python package for game theory research called PyNFG.

Prior to joining Economists Incorporated, Dr. Bono was an Assistant Professor at American University, where he taught advanced microeconomics for Ph.D. and Master’s students. In his four years at American, Dr. Bono was a Co-Principal Investigator on three successful external grant proposals. He also consulted for NASA on a range of game theoretic projects, including designing auctions for allocating the National Airspace among airlines, managing flight rerouting negotiations, and predicting airline technology adoption decisions.

Dr. Bono earned a Ph.D. degree in economics from the University of California, Irvine and a B.A. in international studies with a mathematics minor from American University.