Douglas Walker, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics
Doug Walker received his B.S. in accounting from Kansas State, and his Ph.D. in Economics from Auburn. He has taught at Auburn, Louisiana State University, and Georgia College. He teaches microeconomics, international economics, senior seminar, and the economics of gambling. His research focuses on the economic and social impacts of legalized gambling, and he has published more than 25 journal articles on casinos and gambling. His second book on the Economics of Gambling is due out in 2013.
Auburn University - Auburn, Alabama
Ph.D., Economics, 1998
Kansas State University - Manhattan, Kansas
B.S., Business Administration, 1993
- Economics of gambling
- Applied microeconomics
- ECON 200 Principles of Microeconomics
- ECON 317 Microeconomic Analysis
- ECON 360 Economics of Gambling
- ECON 400 Senior Seminar
Honors and Awards
- Distinguished Research Award for 2008-09, College of Charleston, School of Business and Economics
Book: Casinonomics: Social and Economic Impacts of Casino Gambling, forthcoming in 2013
"The Economics of Casino Gambling", 2nd edition. Forthcoming in 2012.
"The effect of legalized gambling on state government revenue," (2011) with J. Jackson. Contemporary Economic Policy.
"The impact of casinos on fatal alcohol-related traffic accidents in the U.S.," (2010) with C. Cotti. Journal of Health Economics.
"Determinants of the probability and timing of commercial casino legalization in the U.S.," (2010) with P. Calcagno and J. Jackson. Public Choice.