David S. Dixon

Ph.D. Lecturer in Economics

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Contact Information

Office Location: ECON 2026
Phone: (505) 277-1951
Fax: (505) 277-9445
Personal Website: http://www.unm.edu/~ddixon
Curriculum Vitae


Dave Dixon is a lecturer for UNM-Department of Economics. He has a Ph.D. in Economics and an M.S. in Physics from UNM, and a B.A. in Physics from University of Vermont. Dr. Dixon only recently achieved his lifelong calling as an academic after many years in research outside of academia.

Teaching Interests

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Mathematics for Economics
  • Statistics, Econometrics, and Computational Economics
  • Industrial Organization

Research Areas

  • Agent-based Computational Economics (ACE)
  • Natural Resource Economics with emphasis on non-renewable resources and sustainable fisheries
  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Mathematics for Economics
  • Computational Economics
  • Network Game Theory

Selected Publications

"The importance of neighborhood in hurricane evacuation," with Pallab Mozumder and William Vásquez. Presented at the 88th Annual Conference of the Western Economics Association International, Seattle, WA. 1 July 2013.

"An Agent-Based Model of Network Oligopolies." Presented at the 87th Annual Conference of the Western Economics Association International, San Francisco, CA. 2 July 2012.

"Toward an economic model of a genetically sustainable fishery," with Thomas F. Turner. Presented at theSecond Annual Conference of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Asheville, NC. 4 June 2012. 

"An Agent-Based Adaptation of Friendship Games: Observations on Network Topologies." Presented at the Second Annual Conference of the Computation Social Sciences Society of the Americas, Santa Fe, NM. 12 October 2011. http://www.unm.edu/~ddixon/papers/FriendshipTopology.pdf

"Cournot equilibrium as emergent behavior in a nonrenewable resource agent-based model." Presented at the 86th Annual Conference of the Western Economics Association International, San Diego, CA. 2 July 2011. http://www.unm.edu/~ddixon/papers/Cournot.pdf

"Policy implications from agent-based models of non-renewable resource production." Presented at the 37th Annual Conference of the Eastern Economics Association, New York, NY. 25 February 2011. http://www.unm.edu/~ddixon/papers/AcePolicy.pdf

"Hotelling's Rule in the limit: an agent-based exploration of the model space." Presented at the 85th Annual Conference of the Western Economics Association International, Portland, OR. 30 June 2010. http://www.unm.edu/~ddixon/papers/AceHotelling.pdf