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David McAdams, Professor of Fuqua School of Business and Economics and Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society

David McAdams

David McAdams is Professor of Business Administration at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University. He is also Professor of Economics in the Economics Department at Duke. He earned a B.S. in Applied Mathematics at Harvard University, an M.S. in Statistics from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in Business from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Before joining the faculty at Duke, he was Associate Professor of Applied Economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He has also worked as Special Assistant to the Director, Bureau of Economics, Federal Trade Commission.

Professor McAdams' primary research interests are microeconomic theory and game theory, with a special focus on strategic interactions between buyers and sellers, including auctions, pricing, negotiations, and relationships. His work has been published in the leading journals of economics, including Econometrica, American Economic Review, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Economic Theory, and Journal of Econometrics. Currently, he is an associate editor of Journal of Economic Literature, International Journal of Industrial Organization, and International Journal of Game Theory.

Professor McAdams is author of "Game-Changer: Game Theory and the Art of Transforming Strategic Situations" (W.W. Norton, 2014).

Professor McAdams teaches the economics elective "Game Theory for Strategic Advantage" in the Daytime MBA program at Fuqua, as well as the PhD elective "Market Design I: Auctions" in the Economics Department.

Professor McAdams' consulting work focuses on two areas: (i) “market design / bidding strategy consulting” for those designing or participating in an auction market (e.g. FCC spectrum auctions, electricity procurement auctions, B2B exchanges); and (ii) “game-theory consulting” for firms (from startup to Fortune 50) facing mission-critical strategic challenges or opportunities.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  Fuqua School of Business, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-7926
Email Address: send me a message
Web Page:  http://www.fuqua.duke.edu/faculty/david-mcadams

Education:

Ph.D.Stanford University2001
M.S.Stanford University2001
B.S. Harvard University1996
Specialties:

Microeconomic Theory
Microeconomics
Industrial Organization
Game Theory
Research Interests:

Professor McAdams' research interests focus on microeconomic theory and game theory, with a special focus on strategic interactions between buyers and sellers, including auctions, pricing, negotiations, and relationships. His work has been published in the Econometrica, American Economic Review, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Economic Theory, and Journal of Econometrics. Currently, he is an associate editor of the International Journal of Industrial Organization, Review of Economic Design, and Journal of Economic Literature.

Curriculum Vitae  Bio
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. McAdams, D; Wollein Waldetoft, K; Tedijanto, C; Lipsitch, M; Brown, SP, Resistance diagnostics as a public health tool to combat antibiotic resistance: A model-based evaluation., Plos Biology, vol. 17 no. 5 (May, 2019), pp. e3000250 [doi]  [abs]
  2. Horta├žsu, A; McAdams, D, Empirical work on auctions of multiple objects, Journal of Economic Literature, vol. 56 no. 1 (March, 2018), pp. 157-184, American Economic Association [doi]  [abs]
  3. Galik, CS; McAdams, D, Supply, Demand, and Uncertainty: Implications for Prelisting Conservation Policy, Ecological Economics, vol. 137 (July, 2017), pp. 91-98, Elsevier BV [doi]  [abs]
  4. Turner, KM; Christensen, H; Adams, EJ; McAdams, D; Fifer, H; McDonnell, A; Woodford, N, Analysis of the potential for point-of-care test to enable individualised treatment of infections caused by antimicrobial-resistant and susceptible strains of Neisseria gonorrhoeae: a modelling study., Bmj Open, vol. 7 no. 6 (June, 2017), pp. e015447 [doi]  [abs]
  5. McAdams, D, Resistance diagnosis and the changing economics of antibiotic discovery., Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, vol. 1388 no. 1 (January, 2017), pp. 18-25 [doi]  [abs]


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