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    PH D, Harvard University, Economics, 1978.

    BA, Harvard College, Applied Mathematics, 1974.

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    GSM FE730 F1 Economics and Management Decisions

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      Samuelson, W. F. (1998). Settlements Out of Court: Efficiency and Equity. Group Decision and Negotiation, 7.

      Samuelson, W. F., Lindsey, J., & Zeckhauser, R. (1996). Selling Procedures with Private Information and Common Values. Management Science, 220-231.

      Samuelson, W. F. (1995). Computer-Aided Negotiation and Economic Analysis. Negotiation Journal, 35-44.

      Bodie, Z., Merton, R., & Samuelson, W. F. (1992). Labor Supply Flexibility and Portfolio Choice in a Life-Cycle Model. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 15.

      Samuelson, W. F. (1991). Final-Offer Arbitration Under Incomplete Information. Management Science, 1234-47.

      Samuelson, W. F., & Zeckhauser, R. (1989). Status Quo Bias and Insurance Markets. The John Liner Review, 38-50.

      Samuelson, W. F., Johnson, S., & Kotlikoff, L. (1988). Consumption, Computation Mistakes, and Fiscal Policy. American Economic Review, 408-512.

      Samuelson, W. F., & Zeckhauser, R. (1988). Status Quo Bias in Decision Making. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 7-59.

      Samuelson, W. F., & Hansen, R. (1988). Evolution in Economic Games. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 315-338.

      Samuelson, W. F. (1987). Auctions with Contingent Payments. American Economic Review, 740-745.

      Samuelson, W. F. (1986). Bidding for Contracts. Management Science, 1533-1550.

      Samuelson, W. F., & Rosenthal, L. (1986). Price Movements as Indicators of Tender Success. Journal of Finance, 481-499.

      Samuelson, W. F. (1985). Dividing Coastal Waters. Journal of Conflict Resolution, 83-111.

      Samuelson, W. F. (1985). Competitive Bidding with Entry Costs. Economic Letters, 53-57.

      Samuelson, W. F. (1984). Bargaining under Asymmetric Information. Econometrica, 995-1005.

      Samuelson, W. F., & Bazerman, M. (1983). I Won the Auction but Don't Want the Prize. Journal of Conflict Resolution, 618-634.

      Samuelson, W. F., & Chatterjee, K. (1983). Bargaining under Incomplete Information. Operations Research, 835-851.

      Samuelson, W. F., & Riley, J. (1981). Optimal Auctions. American Economic Review, 381-393.

      Samuelson, W. F. (1980). First-Offer Bargains. Management Science, 155-165.

      Samuelson, W. F. (1980). The Object-Distribution Problem Revisited. Quarterly Journal of Economics, 85-98.


      Samuelson, W. F., & Marks, S. (2014). Managerial Economics. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons.

      Chatterjee, K., & Samuelson, W. F. (2013). Game Theory and Business Applications. (Vol 2). New York, New York United States: Springer Publishers (International Series in Operations Research and Management Science).


      Samuelson, W. F., & Riley, J. (In Press). Optimal Auctions. In David Martimore, Recent Developments in the Economic Theory of Incentives. New York, New York/United States: Edward Elgar Publishing.

      Samuelson, W. F., & Chatterjee, K. (2013). Introduction to Game Theoretic Models. In Game Theory and Business Applications. New York United States: Springer.

      Samuelson, W. F. (2013). Auctions: Advancing Theory and Practice. In Game Theory and Business Applications. New York United States: Springer.

      Samuelson, W. F. (2013). A Game-Theoretic Approach to Legal Settlements. In Game Theory and Business Applications. New York United States: Springer.

      Samuelson, W. F. (1996). In Market Entry under Incomplete Information, in R. Keeney, J. Sebenius, and R. Zeckhauser, Wise Choices: Games Decisions, and Negotiations (pp 272-297). Harvard Business School Press.

      Samuelson, W. F. (1985). In A Comment on the Coase Theorem, in A. Roth (Ed.), Game-Theoretic Models of Bargaining (pp 321-339). Cambridge University Press.

      Samuelson, W. F. (1983). In Competitive Bidding for Defense Contracts, in R. Englebrecht-Wiggans et al (Eds.), Auctions, Bidding, and Contracting: Uses and Theory (pp 389-419). New York University Press.



      Samuelson, W. F. (Author Only). 2016 International Conference on Group Decision and Negotiation, Negotiation Insights using Game Theory and Experiments, Group Decision and Negotiation Society, Bellingham, Washington. (June 23, 2016).