» Dr. David Porter
Professor, Donna and David Janes Endowed Chair in Experimental Economics

Economic Science Institute, School of Computational Sciences
Schmid College of Science and Technology
Mathematics and Computer Science, School of Computational Sciences
The George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics
School of Computational Sciences
Dr. David Porter
Office Location:
Wilkinson Hall 105
Phone:
(714) 997-6915
Email:
Education
Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science
University of Arizona, Master of Science
University of Arizona, Ph.D. in Economics
Biography
Professor of Economics and Mathematics, Donna and David Janes Endowed Chair in Experimental Economics. Dr. Porter utilizes experimental methods in economics to design, develop, test and implement new and complex market systems. He was the principle architect of the Cassini Resource Exchange that made resource trading possible on the Cassini mission to Saturn. Dr. Porter also helped develop the Sears Logistic Auction for allocating truckload traffic, the Automated Credit Exchange for trading pollution permits, the Commonwealth of Virginia's new source credit auction for NoX emissions and BondConnect, which facilitates portfolio trades of various bond classes. Dr. Porter has designed and developed combinatorial markets that enable the efficient trading of packaged commodities. He also uses experiments to examine price formation in asset markets, including bubbles and the microstructure of asset markets and its affect on price dynamics.
Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
“Market Bubbles,” in Real World Decision Making: An Encyclopedia of Behavioral Economics 2013.
"Affecting Policy by Manipulating Prediction Markets: Experimental Evidence," Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2013
"Prediction Markets in the Laboratory" The Journal of Economic Surveys, 2013.
‘Double Bubbles in Assets Markets with Multiple Generations,” with Cary Deck and Vernon Smith, Journal of Behavioral Finance, forthcoming.
“Applied Combinatorial Auction Design,” in Oxford Handbook of Managerial Economics 2012.
“Reaction to Public Information in Markets: How Much Does Ambiguity Matter?” The Economic Journal, 2012.
"Radio Spectrum and the Disruptive Clarity of Ronald Coase," Journal of Law and Economics 2012.
“Commodity Durability, Trader Specialization, and Market Performance,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, January 2012.
“Combinatorial Auctions,” in Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science 2011.
“Economic Systems Design,” in Economía experimental y del comportamiento 2011.
“The Effect of Reliability, Content and Timing of Public Announcements on Asset Trading Behavior,” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, November 2010.
“The Design, Testing and Implementation of Virginia’s NOx Allowance Auction,” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, February 2009.
“Honoring David Grether’s Contribution to Experimental Economics,” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, February 2009.
“Bidding Your Way to the Launch Pad,” ASK, The Academy Project Engineering Leadership. 2009.
“Thar She Blows: Can Bubbles Be Rekindled with Experienced Subjects?” American Economic Review 2008, 98:3, 924–937.