Smith, Vernon L.

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1927-01-01
US
English

Biographical notes:

Economist and faculty member at the University of Arizona.

From the description of Papers, [ca. 1950]-1999. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 82631968

Lawyer, librarian and lecturer at School of Law, University of California from 1939 until his death in 1959.

From the description of Vernon M. Smith papers, 1931-1956 (bulk 1942-1945). (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 26643545

Economist and faculty member at the University of Arizona specializing in experimental economics, price behavior, and game theory.

From the description of Vernon L. Smith papers, 1938-2007 and undated. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 37687190

  • January 1, 1927: Born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1949: B.S.E.E., California Institute of Technology
  • 1952: M.A., University of Kansas
  • 1955: Received Ph.D. from Harvard University
  • 1951 - 1952 : Appointed as Instructor of Economics, University of Kansas
  • 1954 - 1955 : Served as Economist, Harvard Economics Research Project
  • 1955 - 1967 : Professor, Purdue University
  • 1957: Publication of On the Use of Engineering Data and Statistical Techniques in the Analysis of Production and Technological Change: Fuel Requirements in the Trucking Industry,Econometrica
  • 1957 - 1959 : Research Consultant, RAND Corporation
  • 1958: Publication with K. David and J. Wiley of Economics: An Analytical Approach,
  • 1958 - 1959 : Faculty Research Fellow, Ford Foundation
  • 1961: Publication of Investment and Production, Harvard University Press
  • 1962: While a visiting professor at Stanford University, published An Experimental Study of Market Behavior, in the Journal of Political Economy, considered a landmark paper on experimental economics
  • 1967 - 1968 : Professor, Brown University
  • 1968 - 1975 : Professor, University of Massachusetts
  • 1976 - 2002 : Professor, University of Arizona
  • 1977: The Principle of Unanimity and Voluntary Consent in Social Choice published in the Journal of Political Economy, pioneering the systematic study of institutional design for public choice decisions
  • 1979: Published Research in Experimental Economics, Vol. 1, as editor, Greenwich: JAI Press
  • 1982: Publication of Research in Experimental Economics, Vol. 2
  • 1983 - : Editorial Board of The Cato Journal
  • 1985 - : Associate Editor, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization
  • 1985: Publication of Research in Experimental Economics, Vol. 3, editor, Greenwich JAI Press, 1985
  • 1986 - 1987 : Founding President, Economic Science Association
  • 1986 - 2001 : Served as Research Director, Economics Science Laboratory (ESL) at University of Arizona
  • 1992 - : Editorial and Advisory Boards, Economic Theory
  • 1993: Consultant and lecturer, Prospect Electricity, Australia, on privatizing electric power
  • 1994: The 1994 Preferences, Property Rights and Anonymity in Bargaining Games in Games and Economic Behavior is considered seminal to the systematic study of personal exchange
  • 2001: Joined the faculty of George Mason University, along with other colleagues from the ESL at Arizona Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Experimental Science (ICES) at George Mason University
  • 2002: Awarded Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his work on empirical economic analysis, especially related to alternative market mechanisms; shared prize with Daniel Kahneman of Princeton
  • 2008: Founded the Economic Science Institute at Chapman University in Orange, California

From the guide to the Vernon L. Smith Papers, 1938-2007 and undated, (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University)

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  • Game theory
  • Prices
  • Capital investments
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  • Auctions--Economic aspects
  • Economics--Methodology
  • Public utilities--Prices
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  • Economics--Research

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