Curtis R. Taylor
Professor of Economics
Taylor's primary research interest is microeconomic theory with emphasis on the areas of Industrial Organization, Political Economy, and the Theory of Contracts. He has worked on a variety of topics such as: the optimal design of research contests, the causes and timing of market crashes, and consumer privacy. Professor Taylor's research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, among others.
He served as an associate editor for the American Economic Review from 1995 to 2001, and is currently on the editorial boards of the RAND Journal of Economics, the Journal of Industrial Organization, the BE Journal of Theoretical Economics, and the BE Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy.
- Ph.D., Yale University 1992
- B.A., University of Washington 1986
Green, B., and C. R. Taylor. “Breakthroughs, deadlines, and self-reported progress: Contracting for multistage projects.” American Economic Review 106, no. 12 (December 1, 2016): 3660–99. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.20151181. Full Text
Chavez, H., C. R. Taylor, and R. Rodríguez-Kábana. “Population dynamics and interactions between plant parasitic and non-parasitic nematodes: An empirical analysis.” Applied Soil Ecology 78 (June 1, 2014): 11–17. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apsoil.2014.02.002. Full Text
Taylor, C., and L. Wagman. “Consumer privacy in oligopolistic markets: Winners, losers, and welfare.” International Journal of Industrial Organization 34, no. 1 (January 1, 2014): 80–84. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijindorg.2014.02.010. Full Text
Moss, D. L., and C. R. Taylor. “Short ends of the stick: The plight of growers and consumers in concentrated agricultural supply chains.” Wisconsin Law Review 2014, no. 2 (January 1, 2014): 337–68.
Krishna, R Vijay, Giuseppe Lopomo, and Curtis R. Taylor. “Stairway to heaven or highway to hell: Liquidity, sweat equity, and the uncertain path to ownership.” Rand Journal of Economics 44, no. 1 (March 2013): 104–27.
Burke, J. M., C. R. Taylor, and L. Wagman. “Information acquisition in competitive markets: An application to the US mortgage market.” American Economic Journal: Microeconomics 4, no. 4 (December 1, 2012): 65–106. https://doi.org/10.1257/mic.4.4.65. Full Text
Conitzer, V., C. R. Taylor, and L. Wagman. “Hide and seek: Costly consumer privacy in a market with repeat purchases.” Marketing Science 31, no. 2 (March 1, 2012): 277–92. https://doi.org/10.1287/mksc.1110.0691. Full Text
Taylor, C. R., and H. Yildirim. “Subjective performance and the value of blind evaluation.” Review of Economic Studies 78, no. 2 (April 7, 2011): 762–94. https://doi.org/10.1093/restud/rdq005. Full Text
Taylor, C. R., and H. Yildirim. “A unified analysis of rational voting with private values and group-specific costs.” Games and Economic Behavior 70, no. 2 (January 1, 2010): 457–71. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geb.2010.02.008. Full Text
Boleslavsky, R., D. L. Kelly, and C. R. Taylor. “Selloffs, bailouts, and feedback: Can asset markets inform policy?,” May 1, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jet.2017.02.009. Full Text
Taylor, Curtis R., Vincent Conitzer, and Liad Wagman. “Online Privacy and Price Discrimination,” July 2010.
Taylor, Curtis R., and Huseyin Yildirim. “Re-examining Voter Turnout in Large Elections,” May 2005.
Collaborative Research: Monotone Methods in Dynamic Screening Contracts awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2011 to 2015
Privacy and Information Acquisition in Competitive Markets awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2004 to 2008
Consumer Profiles, Consumer Privacy, and the Information Marketplace awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2002 to 2004
Markets with Imperfect Information Transmission awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2000 to 2001