Christopher Wallace

Christopher Wallace


  • Department of Economics
    Arthur Lewis Building, Room 3.018
    University of Manchester
    Manchester M13 9PL

    United Kingdom

Personal profile


Chris Wallace is Professor of Economics and Head of Department in the Department of Economics at the University of Manchester. He served his first term as Head of Department from 2018 to 2021. He spent a year of sabbatical (research leave) as a visiting academic at the University of Oxford from 2021 to 2022.

Before joining Manchester in 2017, he was the William Tyler Professor of Economics at the University of Leicester, where he worked between 2011 and 2017; he was the Fellow and Tutor in Economics at Trinity College, Oxford, and a Lecturer, and latterly Professor of Economic Theory, at the University of Oxford between 2000 and 2011.

Chris studied as an undergraduate and graduate student at the London School of Economics, completing his doctorate in 1999 at Nuffield College, Oxford, where he continued to work as an Open Prize Research Fellow between 1998 and 2000.

His research is in the area of game theory. In particular, his recent work focuses on the acquisition, use, and disclosure of information in games. He has published papers in journals such as the Review of Economic Studies, the Economic Journal, the Journal of Economic Theory, and the Journal of Monetary Economics.

Chris acted as business manager and company secretary for the Review of Economic Studies from 2004 to 2012, was an associate editor of the Economic Journal from 2009 to 2015, and was Head of the Department of Economics at Leicester from 2014 to 2016. He was elected as a Council Member of the Royal Economic Society in 2017 (serving till 2022) and to the CHUDE (Conference of Heads of University Departments of Economics) Steering Committee in 2019.

Curriculum Vitae


Recently graduated Ph.D. students (Leicester):

Matteo Foschi. Graduated 2016. First placement: Max Weber Fellowship, EUI Florence.

Maria Kozlovskaya. Graduated 2016. First placement: Lecturer, University of Huddersfield.

Alexandros Rigos. Graduated 2016. First placement: Postdoctoral Researcher, Lund University.

Office hours

By appointment only

Research interests

Here is a recent working paper:

(2022) "Evidence Disclosure in Competitive Markets", (with Péter Esö) University of Oxford, Department of Economics Working Paper 980.

Here is an older working paper:

(2009) “Homo Æqualis: A Cross-Society Experimental Analysis of Three Bargaining Games”, (with A. Barr, et. al.) University of Oxford, Department of Economics Working Paper 422.