Eller Professor of Economics
- Ph.D., Purdue University, 1970
- Microeconomic theory
- Game theory
- Experimental economics
Professor Walker's current research focuses on the effects of experience, expertise, and learning in strategic decision making.
Recent Research Papers
- "Experienced Bidders in Online Second-Price Auctions," with R.Garratt and J. Wooders, 2009.
- "Out-of-Equilibrium Performance of Three Lindahl Mechanisms: Experimental Evidence," with M. Van Essen and N. Lazzati, WP 09-09, 2009.
- "Equilibrium in Matches: Binary Markov Games," with J. Wooders and R. Amir, WP 10-04, forthcoming in Games and Economic Behavior.
- "Discrete Implementation of the Groves-Ledyard Mechanism," with Todd Swarthout, Review of Economic Design, 2009.
Other Selected Publications
- "Minimax Play at Wimbledon," with John Wooders, American Economic
- "On the Generic Non-Optimality of Dominant-Strategy Allocation Mechanisms: A General Theorem that Includes Pure Exchange Economies," with Leonid Hurwicz, Econometrica, 1990.
- "The Free Rider Problem: Experimental Evidence," with Oliver Kim, Public
- "A Simple Incentive-Compatible Scheme for Attaining Lindahl
Allocations," Econometrica, 1981.
- "On the Nonexistence of a Dominant-Strategy Mechanism for Making Optimal
Public Decisions," Econometrica, 1980.