Nicholas Shunda

Associate Professor
Economics

Nick Shunda

Education

Ph.D., Economics,
University of Connecticut, 2008

M.A., Economics,
University of Connecticut, 2004

B.A., Economics,
Villanova University, 2002

Contact

Duke Hall
203B
P: 909.748.8569
E: nicholas_shunda@redlands.edu

Courses Taught

ECON 101: Principles of Economics

ECON 202: Game Theory

ECON 350: Microeconomic Theory

ECON 400: Introduction to Econometrics

ECON 401: Mathematical Economics

ECON 452: Industrial Organization and Public Policy

Experience

2015-present: Chair, Department of Economics, University of Redlands, Redlands, CA

2014-present: Associate Professor of Economics, University of Redlands, Redlands, CA

2008-2014: Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Redlands, Redlands, CA

2005-2008: Instructor of Economics, University of Connecticut, Storrs CT

2003-2006: Research Assistant, NSF-EPNES Grant ECS-0323685, “Robustness, Efficiency, and Security of Electric Power Grids in a Market Environment,” University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

2002-2006: Teaching Assistant in Economics, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

2001-2004: Teaching Assistant for Existential Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University’s CTY Summer Program, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA

Publications

Articles:

Boudreau, J.W., Sanders, S., & Shunda, N. (2018). The Role of Noise in Alliance Formation and Collusion in Conflicts. Public Choice, forthcoming.

Boudreau, J.W., & Shunda, N. (2016). Sequential Auctions with Budget Constraints: Evidence from Fantasy Basketball Auction Drafts. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 62, 8-22.

Arozamena, L., Shunda, N., & Weinschelbaum, F. (2014). Optimal Nondiscriminatory Auctions with Favoritism. Economics Bulletin, 34(1), 252-262.

Boudreau, J.W., & 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.

Awards, Honors, Grants

2014: University of Redlands Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Redlands Mortar Board Professor of the Year (nominee)

2013: University of Redlands Mortar Board Professor of the Year (nominee)

2012-2013: University of Redlands Faculty Research Grant

2010-2011: University of Redlands Faculty Research Grant

2010: University of Redlands Mortar Board Professor of the Year (nominee)

2007: W. Harrison Carter Scholarship in Economics, University of Connecticut Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, Abraham Ribicoff Graduate Fellowship

2006: Undergraduate Student Government’s Outstanding Educator/Advisor of the Year Award (nominee), Graduate Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science

2005: University of Connecticut Economics Rights Conference, Student Paper Contest Graduate Division (2nd place)

2003: Albert E. Waugh Scholarship in Economics

2002: Summa cum laude graduation honors, Villanova University’s Medallion of Academic Excellence in Economics, Phi Beta Kappa membership

2001: Villanova University’s Adam Smith Prize for Undergraduate Economics Research (2nd place)

2000: Omicron Delta Epsilon membership, Phi Kappa Phi membership

1999-2002: Big East Academic All-Star Team for Cross-Country and Track & Field

Invited Presentations

2013: Public Choice Society Conference, Conference on Tournaments, Contests and Relative Performance Evaluation, International Industrial Organization Conference

2011: Allied Social Science Associations/American Economic Association Meeting, Western Economic Association Conference

2010: Eastern Economic Association Conference, Public Choice Society Conference, Loyola Marymount University, Western Economic Association Conference, International Conference on Game Theory

2009: International Meeting on Experimental and Behavioral Economics, University of California-San Diego

2008: James Madison University, Clarkson University, University of Redlands, Games 2008: World Congress of the Game Theory Society

2007: University of Connecticut Economics Brownbag Series, International Industrial Organization Conference, Northeast Writing Centers Association Conference

2006: University of Connecticut Graduate Student Seminar Series, Consortium on Competition and Cooperation, Spring Meeting of Young Economists, University of Connecticut Economics Brownbag Series

2005: Economic Rights Conference: Conceptual, Measurement, and Policy Issues, University of Connecticut Graduate Student Seminar Series

Affiliations

American Economic Association

Econometric Society

Game Theory Society

Public Choice Society