Adjunct Assistant Professor of Economics
Professor Toomey received his Ph.D. in Economics from Cornell University and has previously taught at Vassar College and Hamilton College. His teaching includes Principles of Microeconomics, Microeconomic Theory, Public Economics, Behavioral Economics, and Game Theory. His recent research involves experimentally and theoretically exploring a new mechanism to efficiently and amicably resolve property disputes. Other current research includes behavioral economics work on inconsistencies in willingness-to-pay and experimental design work for running the provision-point mechanism for public goods in a classroom teaching setting.
Ph.D., Economics, Cornell University (2005)
M.A., Economics, Cornell University (2004)
B.A., Economics, Whitman College (1998) (Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa)
Experimental and game theoretic approaches applied to behavioral economics and public economics questions. Design of classroom teaching experiments.
Microeconomics, Public Economics, Behavioral Economics, and Game Theory.