Patrick Hummel

Patrick Hummel joined Google in 2012. Prior to joining Google, Patrick worked as a research scientist in the Microeconomics and Social Systems group at Yahoo! Research. He attended Stanford Graduate School of Business on an NSF graduate research fellowship, earning a Ph.D. in economics in 2010. Earlier, he completed undergraduate studies at Caltech in 2006, where he graduated first in his undergraduate class with a B.S. in applied and computational mathematics, a B.S. in economics, and an M.S. in chemistry. He is also a World Chess Federation Master and a former US National High School Chess Champion, and he previously qualified for the US Chemistry and US Physics Olympiad Teams.

Google Publications

Previous Publications

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    Sequential or Simultaneous Elections? A Welfare Analysis

    Patrick Hummel, Brian Knight

    International Economic Review, vol. 56 (2015), pp. 851-887

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    Simultaneous Use of Auctions and Posted Prices

    Patrick Hummel

    European Economic Review, vol. 78 (2015), pp. 269-284

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    Strategic Ambiguity About Military Capacity with Multiple Adversaries

    Patrick Hummel

    Journal of Theoretical Politics, vol. 27 (2015), pp. 288-300

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    Fundamental Models for Forecasting Elections at the State Level

    Patrick Hummel, David Rothschild

    Electoral Studies, vol. 35 (2014), pp. 123-139

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    Optimal Primaries

    Patrick Hummel, Richard Holden

    Journal of Public Economics, vol. 109 (2014), pp. 64-75

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    Pre-Election Polling and Third Party Candidates

    Patrick Hummel

    Social Choice and Welfare, vol. 42 (2014), pp. 77-98

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    A Model of Flops

    Patrick Hummel, John Morgan, Phillip C. Stocken

    RAND Journal of Economics, vol. 44 (2013), pp. 585-609

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    Candidate Strategies in Primaries and General Elections with Candidates of Heterogeneous Quality

    Patrick Hummel

    Games and Economic Behavior, vol. 78 (2013), pp. 85-102

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    Learning and Incentives in User-Generated Content: Multi-Armed Bandits with Endogenous Arms

    Arpita Ghosh, Patrick Hummel

    Proceedings of the 4th Innovations in Theoretical Computer Science Conference (ITCS) (2013), pp. 233-246

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    Resource Allocation When Different Candidates Are Stronger on Different Issues

    Patrick Hummel

    Journal of Theoretical Politics, vol. 25 (2013), pp. 128-149

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    Deliberation in Large Juries with Diverse Preferences

    Patrick Hummel

    Public Choice, vol. 150 (2012), pp. 595-608

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    Deliberative Democracy and Electoral Competition

    Patrick Hummel

    Games and Economic Behavior, vol. 75 (2012), pp. 646-667

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    Implementing Optimal Outcomes in Social Computing: A Game-Theoretic Approach

    Arpita Ghosh, Patrick Hummel

    Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on the World Wide Web (WWW) (2012), pp. 539-548

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    Sequential Voting in Large Elections with Multiple Candidates

    Patrick Hummel

    Journal of Public Economics (2012), pp. 341-348

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    A Game-Theoretic Analysis of Rank-Order Mechanisms for User-Generated Content

    Arpita Ghosh, Patrick Hummel

    Proceedings of the 12th ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce (EC) (2011), pp. 189-198

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    Abstention and Signaling in Large Repeated Elections

    Patrick Hummel

    Games and Economic Behavior, vol. 72 (2011), pp. 586-593

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    Information Aggregation in Multicandidate Elections under Plurality Rule and Runoff Voting

    Patrick Hummel

    Mathematical Social Sciences, vol. 62 (2011), pp. 1-6

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    Pre-Election Polling and Sequential Elections

    Patrick Hummel

    Journal of Theoretical Politics, vol. 23 (2011), pp. 463-479

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    Proportional Versus Winner-Take-All Electoral Vote Allocations

    Patrick Hummel

    Public Choice, vol. 148 (2011), pp. 381-393

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    Sequential Voting When Long Elections Are Costly

    Patrick Hummel

    Economics and Politics, vol. 23 (2011), pp. 36-58

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    Flip-Flopping from Primaries to General Elections

    Patrick Hummel

    Journal of Public Economics, vol. 94 (2010), pp. 1020-1027

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    Jury Theorems with Multiple Alternatives

    Patrick Hummel

    Social Choice and Welfare, vol. 34 (2010), pp. 65-103

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    On the Nature of Equilibria in a Downsian Model with Candidate Valence

    Patrick Hummel

    Games and Economic Behavior, vol. 70 (2010), pp. 425-445

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    Buying Supermajorities in a Stochastic Environment

    Patrick Hummel

    Public Choice, vol. 141 (2009), pp. 351-369

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    Electronic Structures of Tetragonal Nitrido and Nitrosyl Metal Complexes

    Patrick Hummel, Jay R. Winkler, Harry B. Gray

    Theoretical Chemistry Accounts, vol. 119 (2008), pp. 35-38

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    Iterative Elimination of Weakly Dominated Strategies in Binary Voting Agendas with Sequential Voting

    Patrick Hummel

    Social Choice and Welfare, vol. 31 (2008), pp. 257-269

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    Strikingly Similar Electronic Structures of [Mn(N)(CN)5]3- and [Mn(NO)(CN)5]3-

    Patrick Hummel, Harry B. Gray

    Coordination Chemistry Reviews, vol. 151 (2007)

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    Electronic Excited States of Tetracyanonickelate(II)

    Patrick Hummel, Nicholas Halpern-Manners, Harry B. Gray

    Inorganic Chemistry, vol. 45 (2006)

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    Electronic Structures of Trans-Dioxo Metal Complexes

    Patrick Hummel, Jay R. Winkler, Harry B. Gray

    Dalton Transactions, vol. 1 (2006), pp. 168-171

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    Ligand Field Excited States of Metal Hexacarbonyls

    Patrick Hummel, Jonas Oxgaard, William A. Goddard III, Harry B. Gray

    Inorganic Chemistry, vol. 44 (2005), pp. 2454-2458

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    Ligand Field Strengths of Carbon Monoxide and Cyanide in Octahedral Coordination

    Patrick Hummel, Jonas Oxgaard, William A. Goddard III, Harry B. Gray

    Journal of Coordination Chemistry, vol. 58 (2005), pp. 41-45

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    Test of the Binding Threshold Hypothesis for Olfactory Receptors: Explanation of the Differential Binding of Ketones to the Mouse and Human Orthologs of Olfactory Receptor 912-93

    Patrick Hummel, Nagarajan Vaidehi, Wely B. Floriano, Spencer E. Hall, William A. Goddard III

    Protein Science, vol. 14 (2005), pp. 703-710

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    α-Synuclein Structures from Fluorescence-Energy Transfer Kinetics: Implications for the Role of the Protein in Parkinson's Disease

    Jennifer C. Lee, Ralf Langen, Patrick Hummel, Harry B. Gray, Jay R. Winkler

    Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, vol. 101 (2004), pp. 16466-16471

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    On Consecutive Quadratic Non-Residues: A Conjecture of Issai Schur

    Patrick Hummel

    Journal of Number Theory, vol. 103 (2003), pp. 257-266

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    Solid Constructions Using Ellipses

    Patrick Hummel

    Pi Mu Epsilon Journal, vol. 11 (2003), pp. 429-435

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    Crucial Decisions of the Second World War

    Patrick Hummel

    The Concord Review, vol. 12 (2001), pp. 177-202