Mark Walker

Eller Professor of Economics


Ph.D. in Economics, Purdue University, 1970

Areas of Expertise

  •  Microeconomic Theory
  •  Game Theory
  •  Experimental Economics


ECON 501B Microeconomic Theory
ECON 519 Mathematical Economics


Current Research

Professor Walker's current research focuses on the effects of experience, expertise, and learning in strategic decision making.

Recent Research Papers

  • “A Simple Market-Like Allocation Mechanism for Public Goods” (with M. Ven Essen), Games and
    Economic Behavior, Vol. 101 (2017), 6-19.
  • “Experienced Bidders in Online Second-Price Auctions” (with R.Garratt and J. Wooders), Journal of
    Experimental Economics, Vol. 15 (2012), 44-57.
  • “Out-of-Equilibrium Performance of Three Lindahl Mechanisms: Experimental Evidence” (with M. Van
    Essen and N. Lazzati), Games and Economic Behavior, Vol. 74 (2012), 366-381.
  • “Equilibrium in Matches: Binary Markov Games” (with J. Wooders and R. Amir), Games and Economic
    Behavior, Vol. 71 (2011), 487-502.

Other Selected Publications

  • “Discrete Implementation of the Groves-Ledyard Mechanism” (with T. Swarthout), Review of Economic
    Design, Vol. 13 (2009), 101-114.
  • “Minimax Play at Wimbledon” (with J. Wooders), American Economic Review, Vol. 91 (2001), 1521-
  • “On the Generic Non-optimality of Dominant-Strategy Allocation Mechanisms: A General Theorem that
    Includes Pure Exchange Economies” (with L. Hurwicz), Econometrica, Vol. 58 (1990), 683-704.
  • “The Free Rider Problem: Experimental Evidence,” (with O. Kim) Public Choice, Vol.43 (1984), 3-24.
  • “A Simple Incentive-Compatible Scheme for Attaining Lindahl Allocations,” Econometrica, Vol. 49
    (1981), 65-71.
  • “On the Nonexistence of a Dominant-Strategy Mechanism for Making Optimal Public Decisions,”
    Econometrica, Vol. 48 (1980), 1521-1540.