Garrett Milam

Garrett Milam

Professor and Chair, Economics

Garrett Milam teaches courses on Game Theory, Experimental Economics, Behavioral Economics, Microeconomic Theory, and Contemporary Economics, including a course called Gamblers, Liars, and Cheats. His research involves using laboratory experiments to explore the structure and performance of market institutions, with a particular focus on the creation or reassigning of property rights. As part of his work with the university’s Civic Scholarship Initiative, Milam worked with regional policy makers on issues of transferable development rights (TDR) and the purchase of development rights (PDR) for land use management. TDR and PDR are mechanisms to promote reasonable urban growth, taking into account the sometimes clashing interests of developers, property owners, and conservationists. His recent work, co-authored with Andrew Monaco, involves an experimental investigation into the potential for behavioral game theory to explain individual decisions in circumstances of asymmetric opportunity.

OFFICE HOURS - SPRING 2022

M/W 1-1:50 p.m., Tu 2-2:50 p.m., Th 10-10:50 a.m. & by appointment

Education
BS California Polytechnic State University 1996
MA University of California Santa Cruz 1998
Ph.D University of California Santa Cruz 2002
Classes
Environmental & Nat Res Econ ECON 225-A 2228
Behavioral Economics ECON 291-A 2228
Senior Thesis Seminar ECON 411-G 2228

Contact Information

Mcintyre 213G