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Duncan James

Professor of Economics

Rose Hill Campus: Dealy E-505
Phone: 718-817-4053


Ph.D., University of Arizona


  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Finance
  • Experimental Economics


Dr. James studied experimental economics and received a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. He has shed new light on old puzzles within auctions, decision theory, and game theory on a number of occasions. Such results can be found in the Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Experimental Economics, MODSIM Papers and Proceedings, and Econometrica. Additionally, he published findings on the effects of “beat the market” incentive contracts on laboratory asset markets in the American Economic Review in September 2000 – before the first of the great bubble bursts of the new millennium.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles
Clocks and Trees: Isomorphic Dutch Auctions and Centipede Games, with James C. Cox, Econometrica, 2012, 80(2), pp. 883-903.

Incentive Compatible Elicitation Procedures. Modsim Conference Proceedings, 2011,19(1), pp. 1421-1427.

Experience Weighted Attraction, Becker-DeGroot-Marschak, and the First-Price Auction, with Derrick Reagle. Modsim Conference Proceedings, 2009, 18(1), pp. 1437-1441.

Boundaries of the Tournament Pricing Effect in Asset Markets: Evidence From Experimental Markets, with Mark Isaac, Southern Economic Journal, 2003, 69(4), pp. 936-951.

Just Who Are You Calling Risk Averse?, with Mark Isaac. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 2000, 20(2), pp. 177-187.

Books and Book Chapters
Friedman, D., Isaac, M., James, D. and Sunder, S. Risky Curves (2014). New York: Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-415-63610-0.