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Richard Engelbrecht-Wiggans
Professor of Business Administration

Educational Background

Ph.D. Games and Optimization, Cornell University, 1978
A.B. Chemistry and Physics, Harvard College, 1973.

Positions Held

At the University of Illinois since 1980 (Engineering from 1980-83, College of Business from 1982-present). Research associate and lecturer, Yale University, 1977-80. Mathematical analyst, Logistics Systems, Inc., 1973-74.

Recent Publications

Engelbrecht-Wiggans, R. J., List, A., & Lucking-Reiley, D. 2004. Demand reduction in multi-unit auctions: Evidence from a sportscard field experiment: Reply. American Economic Journal, forthcoming.

Kahn, C., & Engelbrecht-Wiggans, R. 2002. Multiunit auctions in which almost every bid wins. Southern Economic Journal, 68: 617-31.

Engelbrecht-Wiggans, R. 2001.The effect of entry and information costs and oral versus sealed-bid auctions. Economics Letters, 70: 195-202.

Engelbrecht-Wiggans, R., & Chakraborty, I. 2001. Corners and collusion in auctions. Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, 10: 241-52.

Engelbrecht-Wiggans, R., & Deltas, G. 2001. Auctions with an in expert bidder. Economics Letters, 73: 35-42.

Engelbrecht-Wiggans, R. 2000. Optimal auctions revisited. In P. Klemperer (Ed.), The economic theory of auctions: 526-538. Northhampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

Honors and Awards

Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent, 1999-2000. NSF Grant, 2000, 2004.

Academic Service

Reviewer, RAND Journal of Economics, 2002; Games and Economic Behavior, 2002; Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, 2002; Economic Theory, 1999-2001; National Science Foundation, 1999-2001; American Economic Review, 2001; Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 2000.

Teaching and Research

Teaches courses in operations research, quantitative analysis of decisions and mathematical programming for management science. Research focuses on operations research, decision sciences.

Contact Information:
85 Wohlers Hall
1206 South Sixth Street
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 333-1088

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