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Douglas Walker, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics

Address: Beatty 427
Office Hours: TR 10:30-11:30 am, 3:00-3:30 pm; by appointment MW 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Phone: 843.953.8192
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Curriculum Vitae: Download

Doug Walker has been teaching at the College since 2007. He previously taught at Georgia College, LSU, and Auburn. His primary research focus is on the economic and social impacts of legalized gambling, on which he has published more than 50 articles and book chapters. In addition, Walker has published two books, the most recent of which is Casinonomics: The Socioeconomic Impacts of the Casino Industry (2013). Walker teaches microeconomics, the senior research seminar in economics, and a special topics course on the socioeconomics of gambling.


Auburn University - Auburn, Alabama
Ph.D., Economics, 1998

Kansas State University - Manhattan, Kansas
B.S., Business Administration, 1993

Research Interests

  • Economics of gambling
  • Applied microeconomics

Courses Taught

  • ECON 200  Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 310 International Economics
  • 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


“Setting Win Limits: An Alternative Approach to ‘Responsible Gambling’”? with S. Litvin, R. Sobel, and
R. St-Pierre. Journal of Gambling Studies 

“How Availability and Accessibility of Gambling Venues Affect Problem Gambling: A Review of the
Literature” (2014) with R. St-Pierre, J. Derevensky, and R. Gupta. Gaming Law Review & Economics
18(2): 150-172.

“Casino Revenue Sensitivity to Competing Casinos: A Spatial Analysis of Missouri” (2014) with T. Nesbit.
Growth and Change 45(1): 21-40.

“Casinos and Political Corruption in the United States: A Granger Causality Analysis” (2013) with P.
Calcagno. Applied Economics 45(34): 4781-4795.

“The Effect of Legalized Gambling on State Government Revenue” (2011) with J. Jackson. Contemporary
Economic Policy 29(1): 101-114.

“Casino Revenues and Retail Property Values: The Detroit Case” (2011) with J. Wiley. Journal of Real
Estate Finance and Economics 42(1): 99-114.

“The Impact of Casinos on Fatal Alcohol-Related Traffic Accidents in the United States” (2010) with C.
Cotti. Journal of Health Economics 29(6): 788-796.

“Determinants of the Probability and Timing of Commercial Casino Legalization in the United States”
(2010) with P. Calcagno and J. Jackson. Public Choice 142(1-2): 69-90.

Download curriculum vitae for a complete listing of publications and other professional accomplishments.