Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Umphrey Lee 301E
Tim Salmon joined the Department of Economics at Southern Methodist University in 2011. He was previously a Professor of Economics at Florida State University. His research focuses largely on issues related to mechanism design, experimental methods and behavioral economics. This includes work on topics ranging from the design of auctions, to the examination the basis of political preferences to the design of mechanisms to decrease corruption in developing countries. He is a co-Editor at Economic Inquiry, Associate Editor for the Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, the Southern Economic Journal and the Review of Behavioral Economics and is a member of the Editorial Board for Experimental Economics and the Journal of the Economic Science Association.
Mechanism Design, Auction Theory, Experimental Economics
Game Theory, Theory of Industrial Organization, Managerial Economics, Experimental Economics
- An Evaluation of Econometric Models of Adaptive Learning, Econometrica, Vol. 69, No. 6 (2001): 1597-1628.
- Second Chance Offers vs. Sequential Auctions: Theory and Behavior, with Bart Wilson, Economic Theory, Vol. 34. No. 1 (2008): 47-67.
- Revenue Equivalence Revisited, with Radosveta Ivanova-Stenzel, Games and Economic Behavior, Vol. 64, No. 1 (2008): 171-192.
- Coming and Going: Experiments on Endogenous Group Sizes for Excludable Public Goods, with T.K. Ahn and Mark Isaac. The Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 93, No. 1-2 (2009): 336-351.
- Do Preferences for Charitable Giving Help Auctioneers?, with Mark Isaac and Svetlana Pevnitskaya, Experimental Economics, Vol. 13, No. 1 (2010):14-44.
- The High/Low Divide: Self-Selection by Values in Auction Choice, with Radosveta Ivanova-Stenzel.Games and Economic Behavior, Vol 73, No. 1 (2011):200-214.
- Social Insurance and Income Redistribution in a Laboratory Experiment, with Justin Esarey and Charles Barrilleaux. Political Research Quarterly. Vol. 65, No. 3 (2012): 685-698.
- What Motivates Political Preferences? Self-Interest, Ideology, and Fairness in a Laboratory Democracy, with Justin Esarey and Charles Barrilleaux. Economic Inquiry. Vol. 50, No. 3 (2012): 604-624.
- An Investigation of the Average Bid Mechanism for Procurement Auctions with Wei-Shiun Chang and Bo Chen. Management Science. Vol. 61 No. 6 (2014): 1237-1254
- Economic Science Association, Treasurer, 2012-2017
- Economic Science Association, Member Executive Committee 2008-2011
- Economic Inquiry, co-editor, 2011-
- Experimental Economics, Editorial Board, 2009-
- Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Associate Editor, 2013-
- Review of Behavioral Economics, Associate Editor, 2013-
- Southern Economic Journal, Associate Editor 2014-
- Journal of the Economic Science Association, Editorial Board 2015-
- National Science Foundation - 3 year grant funded by the Innovation & Organizational Sciences Division. August 2009-August 2013.
- National Science Foundation - 1 year grant funded by the Political Science Division. January 2007.
- National Science Foundation - 3 year grant. Funded by Decision, Risk and Management Science Division and Economics Division.
- Alfred P. Sloan Foundation - Dissertation Fellowship, 1998-99 School Year (unable to accept due to administrative conflict)
- The National Science Foundation - Dissertation Improvement Grant - Decision, Risk and Management Science Division, June 1998
- The Russell Sage Foundation - Grant from the Small Grants Program in Behavioral Economics, September 1997