LSU’s Sudipta Sarangi Serves as Guest Editor for Special Issue of Journal

10/05/2012 03:26 PM

BATON ROUGE – Sudipta Sarangi, Gulf Coast Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Inc. Distinguished Professor of Business Administration and professor in the LSU Department of Economics, served as a guest editor of the September 2012 special issue of Mathematical Social Sciences, an international, interdisciplinary journal of economics, psychology, political sciences, sociology and other social sciences.


“I am delighted that Mathematical Social Sciences has published a selection of papers from the Bargaining, Evolution and Networks Conference held at LSU in 2010,” Sarangi stated.


According to Sarangi, the special issue contains papers that were presented at the conference held in honor of his adviser, Hans Haller, on the occasion of Haller’s 60th birthday. Haller is a professor of economics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. The conference papers span the wide range of Haller’s interests, from utility theory to bargaining and network theory.


Sarangi edited the issue along with Francis Bloch, a professor of economics at Ecole Polytechnique in Paris.


“The 10 papers of this special issue reflect the broad range of problems on which Hans Haller has made significant contributions: bargaining theory and decision under uncertainty, cooperative games, networks and applied problems in public economics and industrial organization,” Sarangi and Bloch wrote in the issue’s editorial. “We can only hope that Hans Haller will continue to advance the research frontier on these issues and open up new fields of research.”


To read the editorial, visit For more information about the special issue, visit


Mathematical Social Sciences publishes original research articles, survey papers, short notes and book reviews with a focus on various topics including the logic of individual knowledge, choice and preference, decision under risk and uncertainty, collective choice and representation, voting and implementation, justice and inequality and theories of measurement for the social sciences.


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Wendy  Marx 
E. J. Ourso College of Business

Posted on Friday, October 5, 2012