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Mark Issac

Mark Issac

Professor/ Eminent Scholar, Economics, Florida State University

Phone: (850) 644-7081

Bellamy Building
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2180



Ph.D., The California Institute of Technology, 1981

Research Interests:

Public Goods Provision, Auctions, Experimental Economics Methods, Industrial Organization and Regulation, Energy Policy, Religion and Economics

Publications List:

  • "Asymmetric Benefits in the Voluntary Contributions Mechanism," (with Dean Packard and Joe Bial). Research in Experimental Economics, Volume 8, JAI PRess, 2001.
  • "Experiments with the Pivot Process for Providing Public Goods," (with Greg Attiyeh and Robert Franciosi). Public Choice 102:95-114, 2000.
  • "Just Who Are You Calling Risk Averse?" (with Duncan James). Journal of Risk and Uncertainty 20,2: 177-187, 2000.
  • "Asset Market Efficiency: The Effects of Tournament Incentives for Individuals," (with Duncan James). American Economic Review 90: 995-1004, 2000.
  • "Robustness of the Incentive Compatible Combinatorial Auction." (with Duncan James). Experimental Economics 3 (31-53), 2000.
  • "Experimental Economics Methods in the Large Undergraduate Classroom: Practical Considerations," (with James Walker and Arlington Williams) in Research in Experimental Economics, Vol. 8 (Amsterdam: JAI-Elsevier, 2001).
  • "Two or Four Firms: Does It Matter," (with Stanley Reynolds) in C. Holt and R.M. Isaac, eds., Research in Experimental Economics, Vol. 9 (Amsterdam: JAI-Elsevier, 2002).
  • "Boundaries of the Tournament Pricing Effect in Asset Markets: Evidence From Experimental Markets," (with Duncan James).Southern Economic Journal 69: 936-951, 2003.
  • "Games: Voluntary Contributions" in The Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science, Macmillan, 2002.