Curriculum Vitae

February 2012

BIOGRAPHICAL

Year and place of birth: 1959, Athens, Greece. Naturalized U.S. citizen.

EDUCATION

  • University of Rochester, Ph.D. in Economics. Dissertation entitled Public Goods, Equity, Regularity, and Uncertainty, 1988.
  • University of Rochester, M.A. in Economics, 1987.
  • Athens School of Economics and Business Science (Greece), M.A. in Economics, 1983.
  • University of Athens (Greece), B.S. in Economics, 1981.

FIELDS OF INTEREST

Public Economics, Social and Economic Networks, General Equilibrium, Game Theory, Mathematical Economics.

EMPLOYMENT

  • 1994 to date Associate Professor of Economics, Temple University.
  • 1988 to 1994 Assistant Professor of Economics, Temple University.

AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS

  • 2011, Sabbatical from Temple University, Spring Semester. Research on ambiguity and social networks.
  • 1998─2000, Fuller Research Fellowship, Temple University. Research expenses, travel.
  • 2000, Sabbatical from Temple University, spring semester. Proposed project: developing second-best approaches to collective goods theory.
  • 2000, Appointed Visiting Associate Professor at California Institute of Technology.
  • 1992, Summer Research Fellowship, Temple University.
  • 1987─1988, Raymond N. Ball Dissertation Year Fellowship, University of Rochester.
  • 1986, Norman Kaplan Prize for performance in graduate coursework, Economics Department, University of Rochester.
  • 1984─1987, Fellowship, Economics Department, University of Rochester.
  • 1985, 6, 7, Summer research support, Economics Department, University of Rochester.
  • 1981─1983, School Scholarship, Athens School of Economics and Business Science.
  • 1976─1980, Scholarship, National Scholarship Foundation of Greece.

RESEARCH

Articles and notes in regularly-appearing, refereed academic journals

  1. Dimitrios Diamantaras and Robert P. Gilles, “Ambiguity, Social Opinion and the Use of Common Property Resources”, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, September 2011, vol. 80: 210–222; appeared online on April 6, 2011. Previous title: “Public Opinion and the Tragedy of the Commons”, 2008.
  2. Robert P. Gilles, Tabitha James, Reza Barkhi and Dimitrios Diamantaras, “Simulating Social Network Formation: A Case-Based Decision Theoretic Model”, International Journal of Virtual Communities and Social Networking, October-December 2009, 1(4): 1-20.
  3. Robert P. Gilles and Dimitrios Diamantaras, “New Classical Economics: Toward a New Paradigm for Economics?”, Division of Labour and Transaction Costs, June 2005, 1/1:35–56.
  4. Dimitrios Diamantaras and Robert P. Gilles, “On the Microeconomics of Specialization”. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, October 2004, 55/2: 223–236.
  5. Robert P. Gilles, Dimitrios Diamantaras, and Pieter H.M. Ruys, “Optimal Design of Trade Institutions,” former version titled “Valuation, Efficiency and Cores in Economies with Costly Trade,” joint with Robert Gilles and Pieter H.M. Ruys, Review of Economic Design, December 2003, 8: 269–292.
  6. Robert P. Gilles and Dimitrios Diamantaras, “To Trade or Not to Trade: Economies with a Variable Number of Tradeables,” International Economic Review, August 2003, 44: 1173─1204.
  7. Robert P. Gilles and Dimitrios Diamantaras, “Linear cost sharing in economies with non-Samuelsonian public goods: core equivalence,” Social Choice and Welfare, January 1998, 15: 121–139.
  8. Dimitrios Diamantaras and Robert P. Gilles, “The pure theory of public goods: efficiency, decentralization, and the core,” International Economic Review, November 1996, 851–860.
  9. Dimitrios Diamantaras, Robert P. Gilles, and Suzanne Scotchmer, “Decentralization of Pareto optima in economies with public projects, nonessential private goods and convex costs,” Economic Theory, October 1996, 555–564.
  10. John Conley and Dimitrios Diamantaras, “Generalized Samuelson conditions and welfare theorems for nonsmooth economies,” Journal of Public Economics, 59 (1996) 137–152.
  11. Dimitrios Diamantaras and Simon Wilkie, “On the set of Pareto efficient allocations in economies with public goods,” Economic Theory, 7 (1996) 371–379.
  12. Dimitrios Diamantaras and Simon Wilkie, “A generalization of Kaneko’s ratio equilibrium for economies with private and public goods,” Journal of Economic Theory, 62 (1994) 499–512.
  13. Dimitrios Diamantaras, “Regular public good economies,” Journal of Mathematical Economics, 21 (1992) 523–542.
  14. Dimitrios Diamantaras, “Generic existence of rational expectations Lindahl equilibria,” International Economic Review 33 (1992) 513–523.
  15. Dimitrios Diamantaras, “On equity with public goods,” Social Choice and Welfare 9 (1992) 141–157.
  16. Dimitrios Diamantaras, “Envy-free and efficient allocations in large public good economies,” Economics Letters 36 (1991) 227–232.
  17. Dimitrios Diamantaras and William Thomson, “A refinement and extension of the no-envy concept,” Economics Letters 33 (1990) 217–222.

Books

  1. Dimitrios Diamantaras, Emina I. Cardamone, Karen A. Campbell, Scott Deacle and Lisa A. Delgado, A Toolbox for Economic Design, Palgrave Macmillan, March 2009. A graduate and advanced undergraduate level textbook written with four Temple University Economics graduate students as coauthors.

Other publications

  1. Dimitrios Diamantaras, review of Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius, by Sylvia Nasar, Journal of Economic Psychology, 33 (2012), 435-436.
  2. Dimitrios Diamantaras, review of Cooperative Microeconomics: A Game-Theoretic Introduction, by Hervé Moulin, Southern Economic Journal, April 1998, 1012─1016.
  3. Dimitrios Diamantaras, Robert P. Gilles and Pieter H.M. Ruys (1997), “Decentralization in economies with costly trade: the public project approach to transaction costs,” in L.A. Bokuts, S.S. Kutateladze, and M.M. Lawrentev (editors), Syberian Conference on Applied and Industrial Mathematics: Sobolov Institute of Mathematics, PAN, 306─315.

Selected presentations

  1. Social Opinion and the Use of Common Property Resources, joint with Robert P. Gilles, Economics Research Seminar, Villanova University, October 2009.
  2. Public Opinion and the Tragedy of the Commons, joint with Robert P. Gilles, 9th International Meeting of the Society for Social Choice and Welfare, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, June 2008.
  3. Cultures and Output, joint with Charles Swanson, Economics Research Seminar, Drexel University, November 17, 2004.
  4. “On the Microeconomics of Specialization” (old title “Specialization Results for the Consumer-Producer Problem”), joint with Robert P. Gilles, April 2002, presented at the Sixth International Meeting of the Society for Social Choice and Welfare in Pasadena, CA, in July 2002.
  5. “Nash Implementation of Valuation Equilibrium,” joint with Simon Wilkie, presented in the 2001 North American Summer Meetings of the Econometric Society, College Park, Maryland, June 2001.
  6. “Optimal design of trade institutions in a service economy,” joint with Robert P. Gilles and Pieter H.M. Ruys, presented in the Southeast Economic Theory Conference, Georgetown University, November 1999.
  7. “Pricing in economies with a variable number of commodities,” joint with Robert Gilles, presented in the North American Winter Meetings of the Econometric Society, New Orleans, January 1997 and in the Public Choice Society Meetings, San Francisco, March 1997.
  8. “Valuation, efficiency and cores in economies with costly trade,” joint with Robert P. Gilles and Pieter H.M. Ruys, presented in the Public Choice Society Meetings, Houston, TX, April 1996.
  9. “Public aspects of trade infrastructures in large economies,” joint with Robert Gilles and Pieter Ruys, presented in the 1994 North American Winter Meetings of the Econometric Society, Boston, MA, January 1994.
  10. “Efficiency in economies with a public project,” February 1993 (rev.: June 1993), joint with Robert P. Gilles, presented in the Public Finance Seminar, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, April 1993.
  11. “Equitable allocations in economies with local public goods,” presented in the Ohio State Edwin Smart Symposium on Game Theory, 1990 and in a Micro Theory seminar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, March 1991.
  12. “A generalization of Kaneko’s ratio equilibrium for economies with private and public goods,” joint with Simon Wilkie, presented as “Ratio equilibrium in the presence of many private goods” in the Midwest Mathematical Economics Conference at Urbana-Champaign, November 1990, and in the Cost Sharing Workshop at Stony Brook, July 1991.
  13. “Envy-free and efficient allocations in large public good economies,” presented in the Ohio State Edwin Smart Symposium on Game Theory, summer 1989.
  14. “Regular public good economies,” presented in the Econometric Society North American Winter Meetings, New York, December 1988.
  15. “Generic existence of rational expectations Lindahl equilibrium,” presented in the Midwest Mathematical Economics Conference at Pennsylvania State University, University Park PA, October 1988.
  16. “Culture as Organizational Capital in Economic Growth”, “The pure theory of public goods,” “Efficiency in economies with a public project,” “Equitable allocations in economies with local public goods,” “A generalization of Kaneko’s ratio equilibrium for economies with private and public goods,” “Envy-free and efficient allocations in large public good economies,” “Regular public good economies” and “Strict No-Envy, the Consistency Principle, and Public Competitive Equilibria in Economies with Public Goods,” presented in the Economics Department Workshop at Temple University.

Papers in progress

  • “Middlemen, Ambiguity and Contestability in Economic Networks”, joint with Robert P. Gilles, Queen’s University, Belfast.
  • “A Computational Simulation Model of Entrepreneurship”, joint with Karen A. Campbell, former graduate student in economics at Temple University and presently economist at the Risk Initiatives Team, World Economic Forum and Wharton Center for Leadership and Change.
  • “Trading Posts and the Emergence of Commodity Money in a World of Consumer-Producers,” joint with Karen A. Campbell, former graduate student in economics at Temple University and presently economist at the Risk Initiatives Team, World Economic Forum and Wharton Center for Leadership and Change, and Robert P. Gilles, Queen’s University, Belfast, started 2008.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Chaired the session “Auction Theory II” in the 2001 North American Summer Meetings of the Econometric Society, College Park, Maryland, June 2001.
  • Was a discussant in all Econometric Society conferences listed above.
  • Member of the Board of Editors of the Journal of Public Economic Theory (1998 to September 1999).
  • Referee for Econometrica, Journal of Political Economy, Economic Theory, Social Choice and Welfare, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Public Economics, International Economic Review, Journal of Economics and Business, Mathematical Social Sciences, Games and Economic Behavior, Review of Economic Design.

PH.D. DISSERTATIONS SUPERVISED

As principal advisor

  • Luke A. Tilley, Temple University, November 2011, Dynamic Energy Models and Carbon Mitigation Policies.
  • Brent M. Edelman, Temple University, May 2010, Classroom Peer Effects, Effort, and Race.
  • Emina I. Cardamone, Temple University, April 2010, Games of Charitable Giving. Dr. Cardamone will be a visiting assistant professor at Ursinus College in 2010─2011.
  • Lisa A. Delgado, Temple University, May 2009, Matching Market for Skills. Dr. Delgado is currently an adjunct professor, at Penn State, Abington.
  • Karen A. Campbell, Temple University, May 2008, Towards a General Theory of Entrepreneurial Behavior. This dissertation was awarded a prize for an exceptional dissertation by the Economics Department in 2008 and the first chapter has been published in Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics. Dr. Campbell is currently a senior economist at the World Economic Forum.
  • Jeffrey S. Coons, Temple University, 1996, Necessary Conditions and Sufficient Conditions for an Informationally Efficient Equilibrium.

As dissertation committee member

  • Neals Frage, Temple University, 2007, “Market Structure and the Relationship Between Foreign Direct Investment and Exports”.
  • Gregory Green, Temple University, 1997, “Game Theoretic Analysis of Intraindustry Trade”.
  • John A. Aloysius, Temple University, 1996, “The Selection of Joint Projects by a Consortium”.

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SUPERVISED

Marc Fulmer, Summer 2010. Project on online promise-to-pay systems for online services.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

PH.D. COURSES (TEMPLE UNIVERSITY):

  • Mechanism Design and Implementation Theory independent study, 2004.
  • Mathematics for Economics, I and II. Developed online materials for both.
  • Topics in Mathematical Economics (Game Theory and Mechanism Design Theory) Spring 2006.
  • Microeconomic Theory I and II. Developed online materials for Micro II.
  • Independent study on choice theory, Fall 1991; independent study on social choice theory, Spring 1995; on the incomplete markets in general equilibrium, Spring 1999.
  • Macroeconomic Theory I, Spring 2002.

PH.D. COURSE (UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER):

Mathematics review course for entering graduate students — University of Rochester, 1987.

MBA COURSES (TEMPLE UNIVERSITY):

  • Microeconomic Analysis.
  • Economic Analysis.

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES (TEMPLE UNIVERSITY):

  • Intermediate Microeconomics.
  • Economics of the Arts and Culture: new course self-designed in 2001-2002. First taught in Spring 2003.
  • Economics of Risk and Uncertainty (new course, self-designed, Spring 1999).
  • Game Theory (honors course; new course, self-designed, 1993).
  • Economics of fairness (honors course; new course, self-designed, 1994).
  • Microeconomic Principles.
  • Macroeconomic Principles.
  • Macroeconomic Principles for art majors.
  • Economic Principles for education majors.
  • Mathematical Economics. Developed new Mathematica-based materials and made them available to students on the network, Spring 2001.
  • Mathematics for Economists II — AEA Summer Minority Program at Temple University, 1989 and 1990.

SERVICE

Temple University

  • Chair, Department of Economics Special Recruitment Committee, May–July 2010.
  • Member, Department of Economics Executive Committee, 2009─2010.
  • Member, Department of Economics Personnel Committee, 2009─2010.
  • Economics Department Webmaster, 2008─present.
  • Member, Temple University Graduate Board, 2003─2009.
  • Chair, Department of Economics Hiring Committee, 2007─2010.
  • Member, Department of Economics Hiring Committee, 2006─2007.
  • Graduate Program Director, Department of Economics, 1995─1997.
  • Member, Department of Economics Hiring Committee, 1988─1990.
  • Member and Secretary, Department of Economics Graduate Affairs Committee, 1989─1991, 1992─1994; member 1994─present.
  • Department of Economics Graduate Placement Advisor, 1990─1998.
  • Department of Economics Advisor in the Mathematical Economics Program, 1991─present.
  • School of Business and Management Promotion and Tenure Committee, 1995─2001.
  • School of Business and Management representative faculty senator, 1993─1996.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Member of the Econometric Society, Society for Social Choice and Welfare, American Economic Association.