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Curtis R. Taylor

Professor of Economics
Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708-0097
315 Social Sciences, Durham, NC 27708


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.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor of Economics · 2000 - Present Economics, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Education, Training & Certifications

Yale University · 1992 Ph.D.
University of Washington · 1986 B.A.