Articles by Jonathan L. Burke, PhD

Jonathan L. Burke, PhD, is a professor of economics, in the Business Administration Division of Seaver College, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA. His research specialty uses general-equilibrium theory to offer a single model of perfect competition as a benchmark to compare various economic models. He seeks to find the breadth of economic environments that are consistent with perfect competition, and establish the determinacy and efficiency of perfectly-competitive equilibrium for intertemporal economic models. His primary teaching blends intermediate microeconomics and game theory to help managers make profitable strategic decisions. He can be reached at

Doing Business with the Untrustworthy

Empirical observations, laboratory experiments, and game theory offer guidance for a prudent person doing repeat business with potentially untrustworthy partners.

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