Department of Economics

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Tim Salmon


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 Socio-Economics and the Review of Behavioral Economics and is a member of the Editorial Board for Experimental Economics.

Research Interests

Mechanism Design, Auction Theory, Experimental Economics

Courses Taught

Game Theory, Theory of Industrial Organization, Managerial Economics, Experimental Economics

Selected Publications


  • Economic Science Association, Treasurer, 2012-
  • Economic Science Association, Member Executive Committee 2008-2011
  • Economic Inquiry, co-editor, 2011-
  • Experimental Economics, Editorial Board, 2009-
  • Journal of Socio-Economics, Associate Editor, 2013-
  • Review of Behavioral Economics, Associate Editor, 2013- 
  • 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

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