» Dr. Timothy W. Shields
Assistant Professor

The George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics
Economic Science Institute
Dr. Timothy W. Shields
Office Location:
Beckman Hall 303K
(714) 289-2092
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Bachelor of Arts
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Master of Business Administration
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Accounting. Dr. Timothy Shields received his Doctorate in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota in 2007, where he repeatedly won the Outstanding Ph.D. Student Teaching Award teaching financial and managerial accounting. Dr Shields' current research focuses upon how accounting information either facilitates or hinders individual and group welfare, and uses methods from experimental economics, analytical modeling, and cognitive sciences. He is currently researching how repeated transactions versus one-time interaction affect subjects' depth of strategic thinking, how conflicts of interest affect communication, and how simple heuristic models offer insight into one's choice of action over time. Dr Shields has presented his research at major conferences.

Prior to becoming an academic, Dr Shields worked as a Certified Public Accountant and a Financial Officer in Reno, Nevada.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
Schniter, E., and Shields, T.W., “Recalibrational Emotions and the Regulation of Trust-Based Behaviors” In Psychology of Trust: New Research, David Gefen Ed., Nova Publishers, in press.
Roman M. Sheremeta, Timothy W. Shields, Do liars believe? Beliefs and other-regarding preferences in sender–receiver games, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Available online 9 October 2012, forthcoming.
Thomas A. Rietz, Roman M. Sheremeta, Timothy W. Shields, Vernon L. Smith, Transparency, efficiency and the distribution of economic welfare in pass-through investment trust games, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Available online 8 October 2012, forthcoming.
Dickhaut, J., Shields, T.W., and Stecher, J., (2001) Generating Ambiguity in the Laboratory, Management Science, Vol. 57(4): 705–712