Office: Economics, Duke Hall #203
Nicholas Shunda joined University of Redlands in fall 2008. He studied economics at Villanova University, from which he graduated summa cum laude and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He obtained his PhD from University of Connecticut and was named Outstanding Teaching Assistant for 2007-2008. He teaches courses in Microeconomics, Industrial Organization, Econometrics, Mathematical Economics, and Game Theory. He received an Outstanding Teahing Award in 2014. His research applies microeconomic theory, game theory, and psychological and evolutionary principles to understand behavior in auctions and contests.
Principles of Economics
Industrial Organization and Public Policy
Introduction to Econometrics
M.A., Economics, University of Connecticut, 2004
B.A., Economics, Villanova University, 2002
Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Redlands, 2008-2014
Instructor, University of Connecticut, 2005-2008
Teaching Assistant, University of Connecticut, 2002-2006
Teaching Assistant, Johns Hopkins University's CTY Summer Program, Dickinson College, 2001-2004
Research Assistant on NSF-EPNES Grant ECS-0323685, "Robustness, Efficiency, and Security of Electric Power Grids in a Market Environment," University of Connecticut, 2003-2006
W. Harrison Carter Scholarship in Economics, University of Connecticut, 2007
Outstanding Teaching Assistant, University of Connecticut, 2007
Abraham Ribicoff Graduate Fellowship, University of Connecticut, 2007
Graduate Fellow, American Academy of Political and Social Science, 2007
Albert E. Waugh Scholarship in Economics, University of Connecticut, 2003
Medallion of Academic Excellence in Economics, Villanova University, 2002
Member, Phi Beta Kappa, Villanova University, 2002
Boudreau, J.W., and Shunda, N. (2016). "Sequential Auctions with Budget Constraints: Evidence from Fantasy Basketball Auction Drafts." Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, forthcoming.
Arozamena, L., Shunda, N., and Weinschelbaum, F. (2014). "Optimal Nondiscriminatory Auctions with Favoritism." Economics Bulletin, 34(1), 252-262.
Boudreau, J.W., and Shunda, N. (2012). "On the Evolution of Prize Perceptions in Contests." Economics Letters, 116(3), 498-501.
Shunda, N. (2009). "Auctions with a Buy Price: The Case of Reference-Dependent Preferences." Games and Economic Behavior, 67(2), 645-664
American Economic Association
Game Theory Society
Royal Economic Society