R. Mark Isaac

Quinn Eminent Scholar Professor

Department of Economics Chair

Department of Economics

Florida State University

288 Bellamy Building

Tallahassee, FL 32306-2180

Office: Bellamy 288A
Phone: (850) 644-7081
Fax: (850) 644-4535

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Research Interests

  • Factors Influencing Public Goods Provision
  • Endogenous Group Formation
  • Markets for Information and R&D Effort
  • Incentive-Compatible Mechanisms
  • Combinatorial 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
  • Asset Markets and Tournament Contracts
  • Risk Aversion


B.S.F.S., International Economics, Georgetown University, 1976.
M.S., Social Science, California Institute of Technology, June 1978.
Ph.D., Social Science, California Institute of Technology, June 1981.
(Dissertaion: Essays on the Role of Information in Natural
Resource Exploration and Development, Roger G. Noll, advisor)

Recent Academic Experience

John & Hallie Quinn Eminent Scholar, Department of Economics, Florida State University, 2001 - present.

Professor, Department of Economics, University of Arizona, 1989 - 2001.
Head, Economics Department, University of Arizona, 1991 - 1998.

Congressional Staff Experience

Research Assistant - Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Dewey F. Bartlett, 1973 - 1976

(employed part-time during academic year).

Editorial Boards

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.
Editor, Research in Experimental Economics, Vols. 4 - present

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