R. MARK ISAAC
Date and Place
Department of Economics (Office)
B.S.F.S., International Economics,
M.S., Social Science, California Institute of Technology, June 1978.
Ph.D., Social Science, California Institute of Technology, June 1981.
Title: Essays on the Role of Information in Natural
Resource Exploration and Development.
Date of Completion: July 1980.
Primary Advisor: Roger G. Noll
John and Hallie Quinn Eminent Scholar and Professor of Economics, Florida State University, July 2001 – present. Chair, Economics Department, 2012-2018.
Head, Economics Department,
Professor of Economics ,
Associate Professor of Economics,
Assistant Professor of Economics,
Economist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, July 1979-September 1979.
Consultant, Polinomics Research Laboratories, June 1979-July 1979.
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Division of Humanities and Social Sciences, California Institute of Technology, September 1978-March 1979; October1979-June 1980.
Graduate Research Assistant, Environmental
Research Assistant - Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Dewey F. Bartlett, June 1973-July 1976 (employed part-time during academic year).
BROAD RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS
Applied Microeconomic Theory
Regulation, Industrial Organization, Market Behavior and Performance, Market Design, Energy Policy
Public Goods Provision and Valuation
Experimental Methods in Economics and Political Science
Economics and Theology
EDITORIAL BOARDS, REVIEW BOARDS, and PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS
Co-editor, Special issue of Public Finance Review
Co-Editor, Special Issue in Honor of Elinor Ostrom, Experimental Economics
Member of the Board of Editors, American Economic Review, 1993 -1999.
Member of the Editorial Council, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management,1994-1997.
Member of the Editorial Board, Experimental Economics, 1998 – present.
Member of the National Science Foundation panel for the Economics Program, 2005-2007.
Treasurer, Economic Science Association, 1985 – 2012.
Member, Executive Board, Southern Economic Association, 2002 – 2004.
Member, Nominating Committee, Southern Economic Association, 2010.
Currently Series Editor of Research in Experimental Economics (Volume 20 in process). Volume Editor or Co-editor of Volume 4 (1991), Volume 5 (1993), Volume 6 (1996), Volume 7 (1999), Volume 8 (2001), Volume 9 (2002), Volume 11 (2006), Volume 13 (2010), and Volume 14 (2011).
INVITED CONFERENCE and SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS 2007- present
2013 Department of Economics, North Carolina State University
2013 Social Dilemmas Workshop, Cal Tech, 2013
2010 Social Dilemmas Workshop, Rice University, 2010.
Conference in honor of Nobel Laureate Vernon L. Smith’s 80th Birthday, University of Arizona, 2008.
CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS 2007- present
2008 Social Dilemmas Workshop, 2008
Association of Private Enterprise Education, 2008
Southern Economic Association, 2008
Association of Private Enterprise Education, 2009
Economic Science Association World Meetings, 2009
Southern Economic Association, 2009
Allied Social Science Association Meetings, 2010
Association of Private Enterprise Education, 2010
Economic Science Association World Meetings, 2010
Southern Economic Association, 2010
Association of Private Enterprise Education, 2011
Economic Science Association World Meetings, 2011
Allied Social Science Association, 2012
Association for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Culture 2012
Southern Economic Association, 2012
Association for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Culture, 2013
Southern Economic Association, 2013
North American Meetings Economic Science Association 2014
Southern Economic Association 2014
Public Choice Society 2016
Public Choice Society 2017
Traditional Books (Not including edited volumes)
The Allocation of Scarce Resources: Experimental Economics and the Problem of Allocating Airport Slots, co-authored with David Grether and Charles Plott. (Boulder, Co.: Westview Press, 1989).
Risky Curves: On The Empirical Failure of Expected Utility, co-authored with Daniel Friedman, Duncan James, and Shyam Sunder (London: Routledge, 2014). Paperback version issued 2017.
Current Research in Progress
Luke Boosey, Brent Davis, and R. Mark Isaac, “An Experimental Investigation in the Role of Prices and Information in Firms with Intersectoral Linkages.”
Luke Boosey, R. Mark Isaac, Douglas Norton, and Joseph Stinn, “Eliciting Contributor Types in Repeated Public Goods Games.”
Luke Boosey, R. Mark Isaac, and Abhijit Ramalingam, research on leadership and group monitoring.
Blake Dunkle, R. Mark Isaac, and Philip Solimine, research on Lynch, et al. reputation building with buyer feedback.
Articles Currently Under Submission to Refereed Journals
R. Mark Isaac, Douglas A. Norton, and Svetlana Pevnitskaya, “A New Experimental Mechanism To Investigate Polarized Demands For Public Goods: The Effects Of Censoring.”
Article Appearing in Refereed Monograph Series 2004-present
R. Mark Isaac and Douglas A. Norton, “Just the Facts Ma’am: A Case Study of the Reversal of Corruption in the Los Angeles Police Department,” (Basingstoke, U.K.: Palgrave, 2013)
Articles Appearing in Refereed Journals 2004-present
R. Mark Isaac, Douglas A. Norton, and Svetlana Pevnitskaya, “A New Experimental Mechanism To Investigate Polarized Demands For Public Goods: The Effects Of Censoring,” forthcoming, Experimental Economics.
Paul E. Chambers, E. Glenn Dutcher, and R. Mark Isaac, “Improving Public Good Provisions through Aid: An Experimental Analysis of Aid Structures with Heterogeneous Agents,” Ecological Economics 146: 435-446, 2018.
Luke Boosey and R. Mark Isaac, “Asymmetric Network Monitoring and Punishment in Public Goods Experiments,” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 132A: 26-41, 2016.
R. Mark Isaac, Carl Kitchens, and Javier E. Portillo, “Can Buyer ‘Mobility’ Reduce Failures in Land Assembly?” Journal of Urban Economics 95: 16-30, 2016.
R. Mark Isaac, John P. Lightle, and Douglas A. Norton, “The Pay-What-You-Want Business Model: Warm Glow Revenues and Endogenous Price Discrimination.” Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics 57: 215-223, 2015.
R. Mark Isaac and Douglas A. Norton, “The Parable of the Great Banquet: Insight from Laboratory Experiments,” Faith and Economics No. 63, Spring 2014.
Sean M. Collins and R. Mark Isaac, “Holdout: Existence, Information, and Contingent Contracting,” Journal of Law and Economics 55:793-814, 2012..
R. Mark Isaac and Douglas A. Norton, “The Role of Trust, Endogenous Institutions, and the Possibility of Grace in Public Goods Provision,” Public Choice 156: 253-284, 2013..
Douglas A. Norton and R. Mark Isaac, “Experts With a Conflict of Interest: A Source of Ambiguity?” Experimental Economics 15:260-277, 2012.
R. Mark Isaac, Svetlana Pevnitskaya, and Kurt Schnier, “Individual behavior and Bidding Heterogeneity In Sealed Bid Auctions When The Number of Bidders is Unknown,” Economic Inquiry 50:516-533, 2012.
T.K. Ahn, R. Mark Isaac, and Timothy C. Salmon, “Rent Seeking in Groups,” International Journal of Industrial Organization 29:116-125, 2011.
R. Mark Isaac, Svetlana Pevnitskaya, and Timothy C. Salmon, “Do Preferences for Charitable Giving Help Auctioneers?” Experimental Economics 13: 14-44, 2010.
T.K. Ahn, R. Mark Isaac, and Timothy C. Salmon, "Coming and Going: Experiments on Endogenous Group Sizes for Excludable Public Goods," Journal of Public Economics 93: 336-351, 2009.
T.K. Ahn, R. Mark Isaac, and Timothy C. Salmon, “Endogenous Group Formation,” Journal of Public Economic Theory 10: 171-194, 2008
R. Mark Isaac, Timothy C. Salmon, and Arthur Zillante, “A Theory of Jump Bidding in Ascending Auctions,” (with Tim Salmon and Arthur Zillante). Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 62: 144-164, 2007.
Timothy C. Salmon and Arthur Zillante, “An Experimental Test of Alternative Models of Bidding in Ascending Auctions,” International Journal of Game Theory: 33:287-313, 2005.
R. Mark Isaac and Kurt Schnier, “Silent Auctions in the Field and in the Laboratory,” Economic Inquiry 43: 715-733, 2005.
Articles in Collected Volumes 2004 – Present
Luke Boosey, R. Mark Isaac, and Douglas A. Norton, “Passionate Providers and the Possibility of Public Commitment,” in A. Botelho, ed., “WSPC Reference of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy in the Era of Global Change” Volume 4: Experimental Economics (Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, 2015).
R. Mark Isaac, “Markets and Justice,” in For the Least of These: A Biblical Answer to Poverty, Anne Bradley and Art Lindsley, eds. Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics. 2014. (Soon to be reprinted by Zondervan).
R. Mark Isaac and Douglas A. Norton, “Experiments With Public Goods: From Cooperation to Formation,” in R. Mark Isaac and Douglas A. Norton, eds. (Note: Kurt Schnier acted as special editor for this paper) Research in Experimental Economics, Volume 14: Charity With Choice (Bingley, U.K.: Emerald Books, 2010).
R. Mark Isaac and Douglas A. Norton, “Endogenous Production Technology in a Public Goods Enterprise,” in R. Mark Isaac and Douglas A. Norton, eds. (Note: Kurt Schnier acted as special editor for this paper) Research in Experimental Economics, Volume 14: Charity With Choice (Bingley, U.K.: Emerald Books, 2010).
James C. Cox and R. Mark Isaac, “Procurement Contracting” in Charles R. Plott and Vernon L. Smith, eds., Handbook of Experimental Economics (Amsterdam: North Holland, 2008)
James C. Cox and R. Mark Isaac, “Experiments in Decentralized Monopoly Restraint ” in Charles R. Plott and Vernon L. Smith, eds., Handbook of Experimental Economics (Amsterdam: North Holland, 2008)
R. Mark Isaac and Kurt Schnier, “Sealed Bid Variations on the Silent Auction,” in R.
Mark Isaac and Douglas Davis, eds., Research in Experimental Economics, Vol.
11: Experiments Investigating Fundraising and Charitable Contributors,” (
R. Mark Isaac and Timothy C.
Salmon, “Revenue from the Saints, the Showoffs, and the Predators: Comparisons
of Auctions with Price Preference Values,” Research in Experimental
Economics, Vol. 11: Experiments Investigating Fundraising and Charitable
Non-refereed Papers 2004- present
Review of Robert H. Nelson, The New Holy Wars: Economic Religion vs. Environmental religion in Contemporary America, Journal of Church and State, 2012.
Review of Rebecca B. Morton and Kenneth C. Williams, Experimental Political Science and the Study of Causality, Public Choice, 2011.
R. Mark Isaac and Douglas A. Norton, “Rethinking Rome,” Presbyterian Outlook, 2009.
All Other Papers Prior to 2004 (oldest to newest)
"Cooperative Game Models of the Influence of the Closed Rule in Three Person, Majority-Rule Committees: Theory and Experiment," (with Charles Plott) in Game Theory and Politics, Peter Ordeshook, ed., (New York: NYU Press, 1978).
"The Inherent Disadvantage of the Presidential Party in Midterm
Congressional Elections," (with Randall Calvert). Public Choice 36, No. 1 141-146.
"Price Controls and the Behavior of Auction Markets: An Experimental Examination," (with Charles Plott). American Economic Review 71, No.3:
448-459, June 1981.
"Petroleum Price Controls When Information is a Joint Product," Land Economics 56, No. 2: 181-187, May 1980.
"Fuel Cost Adjustment Mechanisms and
the Regulated Utility Facing Uncertain Fuel Prices."
"The Allocation of Landing Rights by Unanimity Among Competitors," (with David Grether and Charles Plott). American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings, May 1981.
"Demand Revealing Mechanisms for
Private Good Auctions," (with Robert Forsythe). In Research in Experimental Economics, Vol. II.,
"Public Goods Provision in an Experimental Environment," (with Kenneth McCue and Charles Plott). Journal of Public Economics 26, 1985.
"Natural Monopoly and Contested
Markets: Some Experimental Results," (with Don Coursey and
"Divergent Expectations on Free Riding: An Experimental Examination of Possible Explanations," (with James Walker and Susan Thomas). Public Choice 43, 1984.
"The Effects of Market Organization
on Conspiracies in Restraint of Trade," (with Valerie Ramey and
"Market Contestability in the
Presence of (Sunk) Entry Costs," (with Don Coursey, Margaret Luke, and
"Laboratory Experimental Economics as a Tool in Public Policy Analysis,"Social Science Journal, July 1983.
"OCS Leasing and Auctions: Incentives
and the Performance of Alternative Bidding Institutions," (with James Cox
"In Search of the Winner's Curse," (with James Cox). Economic Inquiry 22: 579-592.
"In Search of Predatory
"Information and Conspiracy in Sealed-Bid Auctions," (with James Walker). Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 6: 139-159, 1985.
"In Search of the Winner's Curse: Reply," (with James Cox). Economic Inquiry 24: 517-520.
"Incentive Regulation: A Case Study in the Use of Laboratory Experiments," (with James Cox). In Laboratory Market Research, Shane Moriarity, ed. (Norman, OK.: Univ. of Oklahoma Center for Economic and Management Research, 1986).
"Innovation and Property Rights in
Information: An Experimental Approach to Testing Hypotheses About R&D
"Remnants of Regulation." in Gary Libecap, ed., Advances in the Study of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Growth Vol. II. (Greenwich, Conn.: JAI Press, 1988).
"Experimental Economics and Experimental Psychology: Ever the Twain Shall Meet?" (with James Cox), in A.J. and H.W. MacFadyen (eds.) Economic Psychology: Intersection in Theory and Application (Amsterdam: North Holland, 1986).
"Cooperative Institutions for Information Sharing in the Oil Industry." Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 14,1987.
"The Value of Information in Resource Exploration: The Interaction of Strategic Plays and Institutional Rules." Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 14, 1987.
"Mechanisms for Incentive Regulation: Theory and Experiment," (with James C. Cox). RAND Journal of Economics, Autumn 1987.
"Group Size Hypotheses of Public Goods Provision: An Experimental Examination" (with James M. Walker). Quarterly Journal of Economics 103: 179-199 (1988).
"Appropriability and Market Structure
in a Stochastic Invention Model," (with
"Communication and Free Riding Behavior: The Voluntary Contributions Mechanism," (with James M. Walker). Economic Inquiry 26: October 1988.
"The Assurance Problem in a Laboratory Market" (with James M. Walker and David Schmidtz). Public Choice 62:217-236, 1989.
"On the Suboptimality of Public Goods Provision: Further Experimental Evidence," (with James M. Walker). In Research in Experimental Economics, Vol. 4, R. Mark Isaac, ed. (Greenwich, Conn: JAI Press, Inc., 1991).
"Theories and Tests of Blind Bidding in Sealed Bid Auctions," (with Robert Forsythe and Thomas Palfrey). RAND Journal of Economics, Summer 1989.
"Costly Communication: An Experiment in a Nested Public Goods Problem," (with James M. Walker), in Contemporary Laboratory Research in Political Economy, Thomas Palfrey, ed., (Ann Arbor: Univ. of Michigan Press, 1991).
"Schumpeterian Competition in
Experimental Markets," (with
"Managing J. Pierrepont Finch: Should He Be Given a PC?" (with David Pingry). Information and Management 21:269-277. (1991)
"Price Cap Regulation: A Case Study of Some Pitfalls of Implementation." Journal of Regulatory Economics.3:193-210 (June, 1991).
"Incentive Regulation and Innovation," (with James C. Cox) in Research in Experimental Economics, Volume 5, R. M. Isaac, ed., (Greenwich, Conn.: JAI Press, Inc., 1993)
"Institutional Framing and Perceptions of Fairness," (with Deborah Mathieu and Edward E. Zajac). Constitutional Political Economy 2: 329-370 (1991).
"An Experimental Investigation of the Hahn-Noll Revenue Neutral Auction for Emissions Licenses," (with Robert Franciosi, David Pingry, and Stanley Reynolds). Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 24:1-24 (1993).
"Group Size and the Voluntary
Provision of Public Goods: Experimental Evidence Utilizing Very Large
Groups," (with James M Walker and
"Stochastic Innovation and Product Market
"Heterogenous Demand for Public Goods: Effects on the Voluntary Contributions Mechanism," (with Joseph Fisher, Jefffrey Schatzberg, and James M. Walker), Public Choice 85:249-266 (1995).
"Moral Hazard and Adverse Selection in Procurement Contracting," (with James C. Cox, Paula-Ann Cech, and David Conn). Games and Economic Behavior 17: 147-176 (1996).
"The Scope for Laboratory Experiments In Research on Marketable Pollution Permits," in Designing Institutions for Environmental and Resource Management, E.T. Loehman and D.M. Kilgour, eds.. (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 1998).
"Asymmetric Benefits in the Voluntary
Contributions Mechanism," (with Dean Packard and Joe Bial), in R.M. Isaac,
ed., Research In Experimental Economics
Vol. 8 (
"Experiments with the Pivot Process for Providing Public Goods," (with Greg Attiyeh and Robert Franciosi), Public Choice 102: 95-114 (2000).
"Absolute and Relative Rewards for Individuals in Team Production," (with David Dickinson), Managerial and Decision Economics 19: 299-310 (1998).
"Nash as an Organizing Principle in the Voluntary Provision of Public Goods: Experimental Evidence," (with James M. Walker), Experimental Economics, v.1, No.3, 1999.
"Experimental Research on the EPA's 'Two Tier' System for Marketable Emissions Permits," (with Robert Franciosi and Stanley S. Reynolds) in C. Holt and R.M. Isaac, eds., Research In Experimental Economics Vol. 7 (Greenwich, Conn.: JAI Press, Inc., 1999).
"Just Who Are You Calling Risk Averse?" (with Duncan James). Journal of Risk and Uncertainty 20,2: 177-187, 2000.
"Asset Market Efficiency: The Effects of Tournament Incentives for Individuals," (with Duncan James). American Economic Review 90: 995-1004, 2000.
"Robustness of the Incentive Compatible Combinatorial Auction," (with Duncan James). Experimental Economics 3 (31-53), 2000.
"Experimental Economics Methods in
the Large Undergraduate Classroom: Practical Considerations," (with James
“Two or Four Firms: Does It Matter,”
“Boundaries of the Tournament Pricing Effect in Asset Markets: Evidence From Experimental Markets,” (with Duncan James). Southern Economic Journal 69: 936-951, 2003.
“Games: Voluntary Contributions” in The Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science, Macmillan, 2002.
Other Conference Papers Not Otherwise Appearing in Print or Submitted to Journals
"The Pricing of the Electronic Funds Transfer System," (with Robert Forsythe and David Walker). 1978 Meetings of the Public Choice Society.
"Market Contestability in
Experiments: A Survey," (with Glenn Harrison). 1985
"Efficiency and Justice in the Regulatory Process: A Program for Social Science Research" (with Edward E. Zajac). Telecommunications Deregulation Forum of the Karl Eller Center for the Study of the Private Market Economy,1986.
"Success and Failure of the Voluntary
Contributions Process: Some Evidence from Experimental Economics" (with
James M. Walker).
"Group Decision Support Systems and Experimental Economics: An Interaction Waiting to Happen," (with David Pingry and Mary Anne Winniford). 1988 Fall Meetings of the Economic Science Association.
"The Scope for Laboratory Economics
Experiments in the Industrial Organization of Health Care," Industrial
Organization of Health Care Conference, Boston University and U.S. Dept. of
"Theology and Economics: A Dialogue
on Public Choice," (with Bradley K. Hansen), presented at the 1994 Public
Choice Society meetings in
"Is There a Confessional Economics?" (with Bradley K. Hansen), presented at the annual convention of the Association of Private Enterprise Education, Las Vegas, NV., April 1996.
"Learning to Play Dominant
Strategies." Presented at the 1996 Alumni
"Explaining Efficiency in the
Incentive Compatible Combinatorial Auction," (with Duncan James).
Presented (by Duncan James) at the Fall 1997 Economic Science Association
"A Theory of Risk Aversion"
(with Duncan James). Presented by Isaac and James at the Spring 1999 PCS/ESA
“Mancur Olson And The Question Of Group Size: His Influence On Experimental Research In Public Goods,” presented to a special session in honor of Mancur Olson at the 2002 Public Choice Society Meetings.
“Four Thoughts on
Experiments in an Economics Curriculum”. Presented at the conference of the
Association of Private Enterprise Education,
“A New Technology
to Run an Asset Market in the Classroom,” (with Mark Keightley). Presented by
Keightley at the 2005 meetings of the Southern Economic Association,
"The Relationship Between Crude Oil
Price Controls and Refined Product Prices," Analysis Memorandum
AM/EI/78-16, Office of Energy Industry Analysis, Energy Information
"Caltech Environmental Quality
Laboratory Sulfate Project": Appendices detailing the impacts of federal
petroleum and natural gas price controls on air pollution control strategies in
"Alternatives to Rate of Return Regulation," (with M. Block, J. Cox, D. Pingry, S. Rassenti, V. Smith). Presented to the Arizona Corporation Commission February 1985.
"Marketable Acid Rain Emissions
Permits: An Investigation of Revenue Neutral Auctions," (with Robert
Franciosi, David Pingry, and Stanley Reynolds). Presented to the
"Extension of Research Into
Marketable Emissions Permits," (with Robert Franciosi, David E. Pingry,
and Stanley S. Reynolds). Presented to
Misc. Papers and Reports
"Cheap Fuel, Cleaner Air and the
"Competition and Pricing in the
Book Reviews: Journal of Economic Literature (2), Energy Journal, Information Economics and Policy, Economica, Public Choice, Journal of Church and State
CURRENT SPECIFIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Factors influencing public goods provision
Factors influencing group formation
Charity Auctions, silent auctions and price reference auctions
Influence of the number of firms on market performance
Auctions for pollution permits
Institutional framing and perceptions of fairness
Integration of theology and economics
Mechanism design for public policy
Economics of compassion
Asset markets and tournament contracts
Risk aversion in the laboratory and in the field
GRANTS AND RESEARCH CONTRACTS
1982, Federal Trade Commission:
"Empirical Investigation of Antitrust Issues Using Laboratory
1983, National Science Foundation: "Experimental Studies of Private Market and Non-Market Resource Allocation Mechanisms," (with James M. Walker).
1984, Review of Utility Regulation for the
Arizona Corporation Commission (Michael Block and
1985, Summer Mentorship Research Award
1986, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation:
"Frontiers in Experimental Economics," (with
1986, National Science Foundation: "Experimental Tests of Theoretical Models for Cooperative and Non-Cooperative Behavior: Private and Public Goods Markets," (collaborative with a grant to James M. Walker).
1986, RAND Corporation: "Incentive Procurement Mechanisms: Theory and Experiment," (with David Conn and James Cox).
1987, Riley, Carlock, and Applewhite:
"The Gasoline Industry in
1989, National Science Foundation,
"Collaborative (with James M. Walker and
1990, Martin-Marietta (
1991, Martin-Marietta (
1997, Western States Petroleum Council, An
Update of the 1987 report of gasoline prices in
1998, National Science Foundation, "Mutual Fund Compensation and Financial Intermediation" (with Duncan James).
2005, National Science Foundation, “An Experimental Investigation of Endogenous Group Formation for Public Goods Provision and Risk-Sharing,” (with T.K. Ahn, Kislaya Prasad, and Tim Salmon).
2007, Charles G. Koch Foundation, Support for Pre-doctoral fellow.
2008, State of
2012, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics
2014, PI Faculty Advisor for Douglas Norton dissertation fellowship, Science of Philanthropy
Principles Micro/Macro and Macro (Honors)
Intermediate Micro (Regular, Honors, Business)
Upperclass Level Electives (Experimental Economics, Industrial
Organization, Regulation, Social Choice, Economics of Compassion, The Economics of Sustainability)
Graduate Core (Experimental Economics, Microtheory for
Business Students, PhD Microtheory)
Graduate Seminars and Workshops (Experimental Economics,
Industrial Organization, Regulation, Information, Public Goods).
MBA Course on Topical Industrial Organization and Market Design
At Florida State University: Numerous Undergraduate Honors, Independent Study and Graduate Independent Study Courses, on topics including market power in cap-and-trade markets,
Ethics and Copyrights, High Speed Rail, The News Media as a Control on Corruption
NOTABLE SERVICE OUTSIDE OF THE ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT
UNIVERSITY of ARIZONA --- through 2001 (All below are past memberships)
Member, and then Chair, of the University Promotion and Tenure Committee
Member, and Chair, of the College Faculty Status Committee
Speaker for the Vice Provost's Office on the promotion and tenure process
Member of an ad-hoc committee for the Vice Provost's Office on possible
changes in University P&T policy
Member of the University Committee on General Education
Member of the University Advisory Committee on the PEEL grant (educational strategies for students with disabilities)
Member of the University Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure
Member of the Academic Advisory Board of the Goldwater Institute
FLORIDA STATE --- 2001 and subsequent
Selection Committee Member for the Robert O. Lawson Award (2016)
Faculty Fellow, Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity,
Past Member of the University Committee on Promotion and Tenure
Past Member of the College of Social Sciences Promotion and Tenure Committee
Past member FSU Steering Committee on the Institute for Energy System, Economics, and Sustainability
Currently, Treasurer of the Experimental Social Science Cluster (a Pathways cluster)
Past Member, College of Social Science Dean’s Search Committee and Council of Research and Creativity.
PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY
For 20 + years, Treasurer of the Economic Science Association (through 2012)
Currently, Member of the editorial board of Experimental Economics and of the Journal of the Economic Science Association.
Past Member, editorial board, American Economic Review
Co-organizer of the 2014 North American ESA Conference
Co-organizer (with Douglas A. Norton) of the business plan for a non-profit student/faculty coffee house at the Florida State University Presbyterian University Center.
Currently non-serving Elder at the First Presbyterian Church of Havana, Florida.
Burning Spear Guardian of the Flame Award – 2012
OTHER HONORS AND AWARDS
Phi Beta Kappa, 1976.
Earl C. Anthony Fellowship, 1976-1977.
The John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Fellowship, 1978-1979.