Professor Kelley's research interests focus on integrating the fields of international and resource economics with cognitive psychology and experimental economics. One line of research investigates the ability of alternative decision-making and learning paradigms to explain human behavior in laboratory experiments. A second line of research integrates these experimental results into the fields of international finance and trade. And a third line of research, which has culminated in two related NSF research grants, investigates the relevance of these experimental results and cognitive theories for use in multi-agent models exploring land cover change and resource use.
PhD, University of California Santa Cruz, International Economics, 1998