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

  • "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, Games and Economic Behavior. 2012.
  • "Equilibrium in Matches: Binary Markov Games," with J. Wooders and R. Amir, Games and Economic Behavior. 2011.
  • "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 Review, 2001.
  • "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
    , 1984.
  • "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.