Game Theory, Economic Epidemiology, Auction Theory, Market Design, Industrial Organization
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 has broad research interests in microeconomic theory and game theory, with particular focus on (i) the epidemiology of information, with applications to infectious disease and misinformation, and (ii) auction theory, with applications to market design. His work has been published in the leading journals of economics, including Econometrica, American Economic Review, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Economic Theory, and Journal of Econometrics, as well as leading field journals outside of economics, including PLoS Biology and BMJ Global Health.
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 “Art & Application of Game Theory” in the Daytime MBA program at Fuqua, as well as the PhD elective “Auction Theory” in the Economics Department.