Daniel R. Vincent

Professor

Daniel R. Vincent, Professor, received his PhD in economics from Princeton University in 1987. He was a Rhodes Scholar and received an MA from Oxford and a BA in History from the University of Toronto. Before joining the University of Maryland, he taught at the University of Western Ontario, the Department of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences at Northwestern University and at the California Institute of Technology.

His main area of research is the application of game theory to trading environments. He has studied dynamic bargaining with asymmetric information and the theory of auctions. His current research is on revenue maximizing selling mechanisms for sellers with more than one object - an area sometimes referred to as "multidimensional mechanism design." Other research interests include industrial organization theory, with a focus on two-sided markets and on antitrust issues. In 1999, he was a visiting scholar at the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Recent papers include "Bayesian and Dominant Strategy Implementation in the Independent Private Values Model" (Econometrica,2010), "Multidimensional Mechanism Design" and "Bundling as an Optimal Selling Mechanism for a Multi-Good Monopolist" (both jointly authored with Alejandro Manelli and both in theJournal of Economic Theory) as well as "The No Surcharge Rule and Buyer Rebates: Vertical Control by a Payments Network" with Marius Schwartz in theReview of Network Economics.

Areas of Interest:
  • Application of Game Theory to Trading Environments
  • Auction Theory
  • Game Theory
  • Antitrust Economics
Personal Website:
Degrees
  • Ph.D. Princeton University, 1987
  • MA Oxford University
  • BA University of Toronto
Course Name Course Title Semester Syllabus
ECON415 Market Design Fall 2017
ECON708 Advanced Topics in Applied and Theoretical Microeconomics Spring 2017
ECON868 Workshop in Industrial Organization Spring 2017
ECON662 Theories of Industrial Organization Fall 2016
ECON708 Advanced Topics in Applied and Theoretical Microeconomics Fall 2016
ECON868 Workshop in Industrial Organization Fall 2016
ECON415 Market Design Fall 2016
ECON708 Advanced Topics in Applied and Theoretical Microeconomics Spring 2016
ECON868 Workshop in Industrial Organization Spring 2016
ECON662 Theories of Industrial Organization Fall 2015 Syllabus
Course Name Course Title Semester Syllabus
ECON604 Microeconomic Analysis II Spring 2016 Syllabus
ECON604 Microeconomic Analysis II Spring 2017
  • Dan Vincent
4130B Tydings Hall
Department of Economics
Phone: (301) 405-3485
Email: dvincent@umd.edu
Office Hours:
Thursday 12:30 - 2:00 PM