Dr. Curtis R. Taylor
Professor of Economics
Department of Economics
Game theory, corporate finance,
contract theory, and political economy.
Office: 315 Social Sciences
Mail: Department of
213 Social Sciences Building
Durham, NC 27708-0097
Phone: (919) 660-1827 Cell:
(919) 306-5605 Fax: (919) 684-8974
Email: crtaylor at econ dot duke dot edu
Professor Taylor joined
the Department of Economics at Duke University in the fall of 2000
after spending nine years on the faculty at Texas A&M University.
He earned his doctorate in economics from Yale University in 1992.
He served as a National Fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford
University from 1995 to 1996, a Research Fellow for The Alfred P.
Sloan Foundation from 1996 to 1998, and a Research Associate of the
Private Enterprise Research Center
at Texas A&M University from 1995 to 2000. Professor Taylor
taught in the American Economic Association Summer program from 2003
to 2007, and he served as the Director of Graduate Studies for Duke
Economics from 2003 to 2006 and again from 2011 to 2018.
Taylor's primary research interest is microeconomic theory with
emphasis on the areas of Industrial Organization, Political Economy,
and the Theory of Contracts. He has worked on a variety of
topics such as: the optimal design of research contests, the causes
and timing of market crashes, and consumer privacy. Professor Taylor's
research has been supported by grants from the National
Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Texas
Coordinating Board, among others. He has served on the editorial boards of numerous journals including: the American Economic Review, the RAND Journal of Economics, and the Journal of Industrial Organization.