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Biographical Info of Daniel A. Graham

Daniel A. Graham is a professor of economics at Duke University. He has taught both graduate and undergraduate students on such subjects as microeconomic theory and in the economics of information. He joined the Duke faculty as an assistant professor, after earning his Ph.D. in economics in 1969. Before he began studying at Duke in 1967, he graduated with a major in economics and mathematics from West Texas State University.

Professor Graham’s research focuses on cost/benefit analysis, insurance, and incentives, and other topics involving microeconomic theory in relation to uncertainty. In the past, he has received funding from the National Science Foundation for his work on “Collusive Behavior at Auctions” and “Sellers and Heterogeneous Bidders at Auctions: Non-Cooperative and Collusive Strategic Behavior.” His latest research projects involved examining pure trade with private information, the general multi-object auction, and information and queues.

He has published his research and ideas extensively in a number of prestigious academic journals and books. His work with Robert C. Marshall and Jean-Francois Richard on “Liftlining” appeared in volume 6 of Advances in Applied Microeconomics, and their work on “Phantom Bidding Against Heterogeneous Bidders” was included in volume 32 of Economic Letters; his work with John M. Vernon on the paper, “A Note on Decentralized Utility Regulation” was published in the Southern Economic Journal; and another project he conducted with Marshall and Richard entitled, “Differential Payments with a Bidder Coalition and the Shapley Value”, was printed in the American Economic Review. He also wrote a book entitled, Microeconomics: The Analysis of Choice.

Along with publishing, Professor Graham has shared his research and insights at conferences and seminars throughout the country. He presented at the Econometric Society Summer Meetings in Colorado, the Southern Economic Association meetings in St. Louis, the American Economic Association meetings in New York, the International Conference on Game Theory at Ohio State, and others.

Since becoming a teacher at Duke, Professor Graham has also held the position of Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of Economics from 1996-2000. During one of his sabbaticals in 1976-77, he worked at the National Bureau of Economic Research in New York City. His contributions to his field were acknowledged when he was selected to be included in Who’s Who in Economics: A Biographical Dictionary of Major Economists 1700 to 1994.

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