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Curtis R. Taylor, Professor

Curtis R. Taylor

Taylor's primary research interest  is microeconomic theory with emphasis on the areas of Industrial Organization, Political Economy, and the Theory of Contracts.  He has worked on a variety of topics such as: the optimal design of research contests, the causes and timing of market crashes, and consumer privacy. Professor Taylor's research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of  Agriculture, and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, among others. 

He served as an associate editor for the  American Economic Review from 1995 to 2001, and is currently on the editorial boards of the RAND Journal of Economics, the Journal of Industrial Organization, the BE  Journal of Theoretical Economics, and the BE Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  315 Social Sciences, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-1827
Email Address: send me a message
Web Page:  http://www.duke.edu/~crtaylor

Teaching (Spring 2019):

  • ECON 205D.001, INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS II Synopsis
    Social Sciences 136, TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
  • ECON 205D.01D, INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS II Synopsis
    Old Chem 003, Tu 06:30 PM-07:20 PM
  • ECON 205D.02D, INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS II Synopsis
    LSRC A156, M 06:30 PM-07:20 PM
  • ECON 205D.03D, INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS II Synopsis
    Social Sciences 105, Th 08:45 AM-09:35 AM
  • ECON 205D.04D, INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS II Synopsis
    Old Chem 003, Th 03:20 PM-04:10 PM
  • ECON 205D.05D, INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS II Synopsis
    Bio Sci 155, Tu 03:20 PM-04:10 PM
  • ECON 205D.06D, INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS II Synopsis
    LSRC A156, W 07:30 PM-08:20 PM
  • ECON 705D.001, MICROECONOMIC ANALYSIS II Synopsis
    Social Sciences 311, TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
  • ECON 705D.01D, MICROECONOMIC ANALYSIS II Synopsis
    Social Sciences 107, W 06:30 PM-07:20 PM
  • ECON 705D.02D, MICROECONOMIC ANALYSIS II Synopsis
    Soc/Psych 126, W 06:30 PM-07:20 PM
  • ECON 955S.01, RES SEM IN ECONOMICS THEORY Synopsis
    Social Sciences 113, Tu 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
Education:

Ph.D.Yale University1992
B.A.University of Washington1986
Specialties:

Microeconomics
Industrial Organization
Game Theory
Research Interests:

Taylor's primary research interest  is microeconomic theory with emphasis on the areas of Industrial Organization, Political Economy, and the Theory of Contracts.  He has worked on a variety of topics such as: the optimal design of research contests, the causes and timing of market crashes, and consumer privacy. Professor Taylor's research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of  Agriculture, and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, among others. 

He served as an associate editor for the  American Economic Review from 1995 to 2001, and is currently on the editorial boards of the RAND Journal of Economics, the Journal of Industrial Organization, the BE  Journal of Theoretical Economics, and the BE Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy.

Keywords:

Ownership • Venture capital

Curriculum Vitae  Bio
Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

    Working Papers   (More Publications)

    1. Burton, DM; Love, HA; Ozertan, G; Taylor, CR, Property rights protection of biotechnology innovations, Journal of Economics Management Strategy, vol. 14 no. 4 (August, 2004), pp. 779-812, WILEY, ISSN 1058-6407 [doi]  [abs]
    2. Taylor, CR; Yildirim, H, Re-examining Voter Turnout in Large Elections (May, 2005) [pdf]  [abs]
    Recent Publications   (More Publications)

    1. Boleslavsky, R; Kelly, DL; Taylor, CR, Selloffs, bailouts, and feedback: Can asset markets inform policy? (May, 2017), pp. 294-343, Elsevier BV [doi]  [abs]
    2. Green, B; Taylor, CR, Breakthroughs, deadlines, and self-reported progress: Contracting for multistage projects, American Economic Review, vol. 106 no. 12 (December, 2016), pp. 3660-3699, American Economic Association [doi]  [abs]
    3. Acquisti, A; Taylor, C; Wagman, L, The economics of privacy, Journal of Economic Literature, vol. 54 no. 2 (June, 2016), pp. 442-492, American Economic Association [doi]  [abs]
    4. Chavez, H; Taylor, CR; Rodríguez-Kábana, R, Population dynamics and interactions between plant parasitic and non-parasitic nematodes: An empirical analysis, Applied Soil Ecology, vol. 78 (June, 2014), pp. 11-17, Elsevier BV [doi]  [abs]
    5. Taylor, C; Wagman, L, Consumer privacy in oligopolistic markets: Winners, losers, and welfare, International Journal of Industrial Organization, vol. 34 no. 1 (January, 2014), pp. 80-84, Elsevier BV, ISSN 0167-7187 [doi]  [abs]


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