Faculty Research

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  • Economic Science Laboratory
  • Institute for Behaviroal Economics
  • Environmental Economics Group
  • Research Seminars
  • Working Paper Series
  • Links for Economists

We concentrate our resources on just a few fields in economics and we excel in those fields. We’ve long been known for our research in experimental economics and in economic history, and we continue to be a world leader in both fields. We’ve recently built one of the world’s best young faculty groups in industrial organization. And we have a smaller but superb group in labor economics. Cutting across these research areas are the department’s strengths in microeconometrics, microeconomic theory, and game theory.

The department’s relatively small faculty has published hundreds of research papers, including several dozen articles in the American Economic Review, Econometrica, and the Journal of Political Economy.

More than half the department’s faculty members currently hold or have recently held research grants from such organizations as the National Science Foundation, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Russell Sage Foundation, and others.

The department’s research consistently earns national and international awards. Department faculty members or graduate students have recently been awarded the 2015 Nakahara Prize by the Japanese Economic Association, 2004 Royal Economic Society Prize, the 2001 Richard Lester Prize, the 2004 Nevins Prize, and the 2004 AAEA Prize for the year’s best doctoral dissertation in resource economics or agricultural economics.


Cihan Artunç (Ph.D., Yale University, 2014)
Assistant Professor
Economic History, Law and Economics

Andreas Blume (Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 1989).
McClelland Professor of Economics and Department Head
Game Theory

John Z. Drabicki (Ph.D., Purdue University, 1974).
Associate Professor, McCoy/Rogers Faculty Fellow, and Assistant Department Head
Macroeconomics, International Economics, Applied Microeconomic Theory

Martin Dufwenberg (Ph.D., Uppsala University, 1995).
Eller Professor and Director of the Institute for Behavioral Economics
Game Theory, Experiments, Behavioral Economics

Price V. Fishback (Ph.D., University of Washington, 1983)
Thomas R. Brown Professor
Economic History, Labor Economics

Gautam Gowrisankaran (Ph.D., Yale University, 1995)
Professor, McCoy/Roger Faculty Fellow, Director of Graduate Studies
Industrial Organization, Health Economics, Applied Econometrics, Energy and Environmental Economics.

Keisuke Hirano (Ph.D. Harvard University, 1998).
APS Profesor, McCoy/Rogers Faculty Fellow

Keith Joiner (MPH, Yale University, 2003 and MD, University of Colorado, 1974)
Professor of Medicine, Cell Biology, Health Promotion Services, and Economics
Health Economics and Policy, International Health Care Systems, Incentive System Design and Academic Health Centers

Ashley Langer (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2010)
Assistant Professor.
Environmental & Energy Economics, Industrial Organization, Transportation Economics

Derek Lemoine (Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 2011)
Assistant Professor
Environmental and Energy Economics, Climate Change, Decision-Making Under Uncertainty, Technological Change

James C. McBrearty (Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1968)
Associate Professor
Arbitration, Collective Bargaining, Employment Law

Ronald L. Oaxaca (Ph.D., Princeton University, 1971)
McClelland Professor
Labor Economics, Applied Econometrics, Applied Microeconomics

Asaf Plan (Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 2010)
Assistant Professor
Micoreconomic Theory, Game Theory, Behavioral Theory

Stanley Reynolds (Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1983)
Eller Professor of Economics
Industrial Organization, Applied Microeconomic Theory, Experimental Economics

Jessamyn Schaller (Ph.D. University of California, Davis, 2012)
Assistant Professor
Labor Economics, Economic Demography, Public Economics

Mark Stegeman (Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987)
Associate Professor of Economics
Microeconomic Theory, Game Theory, Industrial Organization

Mauricio Varela (Ph.D. Northwestern University, 2010)
Assistant Professor
Industrial Organizatinon, Health Economics

Mark Walker (Ph.D., Purdue University, 1970)
Eller Professor of Economics
Microeconomic Theory, Game Theory, Experimental Economics

Tiemen Woutersen (Ph.D. Brown University, 2000)
Associate Professor of Economics
Econometrics, Industrial Organization

Mo Xiao (Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 2003)
Associate Professor of Economics
Industrial Organization, Applied Microeconomics


Charity-Joy Acchiardo
Thomas Dalton

Timothy Dang
Dirk Mateer
Gregory McNamee
Todd Neumann
Steven Reff
Alexandre Borges Sugiyama

Courtesy Appointed Faculty

Katherine Y. Barnes (College of Law)
Sandy Dall'erba (School of Geography and Development)
Dean Lueck (Agricultural & Resource Economics)
David J. Schmidtz (Philosophy)

Associated Faculty

Satheesh Aradhyula (Agricultural & Resource Economics)
Simone M. Sepe (College of Law)

Emeritus Faculty

R. Bruce Billings
Michael K. Block
John E. Buehler
James C. Cox

Donald Heckerman
Bernard P. Herber
Jimmye S. Hillman
Gary D. Libecap
Robert H. Marshall
Michael Rieber
Kenneth R. Smith
Gerald J. Swanson

Lester D. Taylor
Gordon Tullock
Donald A. Wells