Curtis R. Price, Ph.D.


Contact Details:            
Curtis R. Price
Associate Professor of Economics
Romain College of Business
8700 University Blvd
University of Southern Indiana, Evansville IN 47712
This site is dedicated to my professional and personal activities. I am currently an associate professor of economics at the University of Southern Indiana coming to the university after completing my graduate studies at Purdue University.   My main research interests lie in experimental methodology, managerial economics, and the intersection of gender and competition.  I am an affiliated researcher at the Vernon Smith Experimental Economics Laboratory (VSEEL) at Purdue University and founder and coordinator of the Judith A. and Robert E. Griffin Experimental Economics Laboratory at the University of Southern Indiana.
My current profession is my second career. In my first life, I was a casualty actuary (mainly worker's compensation) and continue to have a keen interest in actuarial science.  I continue to do consulting in both actuarial and related areas.  Otherwise, I spend my time fishing and doing research.  
  • Ph.D. Economics, Purdue University, 2008
  • Master of Science in Economics, Purdue University, 2004
  • Master of Arts in Mathematics, Eastern Illinois University, 1998
  • Bachelor of Arts, Eastern Illinois University, 1996

Selected Publications

  • Endowment Origin, Demographic Preferences and Individual Preferences in Contests (2015), Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, 24(3), p597-619
  • Does the Gender Preference for Competition Affect Job Performance? Evidence from a Real Effort Experiment (2012), Managerial and Decision Economics, V.33 , p. 531-536
  • Gender, Competition, and Managerial Decisions (2012), Management Science,v.58(1), p.114-122
  • Endowment Effects in Contests (2011), Economics Letters, v.111(3), p.217-219 ; with Roman M. Sheremeta
 Research and Teaching Interests
  • Experimental and Behavioral Economics
  • Game Theory
  • Mathematical Economics
  • Labor Economics

Employment History

2014 to current   Associate Professor of Economics, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN
2008 to 2014       Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN
2003 to 2008       Graduate Instructor, Purdue University, Krannert Graduate School of                                            Management, W. Lafayette, IN

1999 to 2003        Actuarial Analyst, Midwest Employers Casualty Company, Maryland Heights, MO

2000 to 2003        Adjunct Instructor of Mathematics, Maryville University of St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

1998 to 1999        Statistical Analyst, Kemper Insurance Company, Long Grove, IL

1998 to 1999        Adjunct Instructor of Mathematics, William Rainey Harper College, Palatine, IL

1997 to 1998        Graduate Instructor of Mathematics, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

1996 to 1997        Graduate Instructor of Mathematics, University of Montana, Missoula, MT




Subpages (2): Research Vita