David McAdams

Research Interests

Game Theory, Economic Epidemiology, Auction Theory, Market Design, Industrial Organization

Executive Bio

David McAdams is Professor of Business Administration at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University. He is also Professor of Economics in the Economics Department at Duke..

McAdams’ primary research interests are microeconomic theory and game theory, including auctions, pricing, negotiations, relationships, and, most recently, the epidemiology of information. His work has been published in the leading journals of economics, including EconometricaAmerican Economic ReviewReview of Economic StudiesJournal of Political EconomyJournal of Economic Theory, and Journal of Econometrics.

McAdams is author of “Game-Changer: Game Theory and the Art of Transforming Strategic Situations” (W.W. Norton, 2014) and co-author of “Games of Strategy: Fifth Edition” with Susan Skeath and Avinash Dixit (W.W. Norton, 2020), a leading game-theory textbook.

He teaches the economics elective “Game Theory for Strategic Advantage” in the Daytime MBA program at Fuqua, as well as the PhD elective “Auction Theory” in the Economics Department.

Contact Information

Email: david.mcadams(at)duke.edu
Phone: 919-660-7926