Bio | CV

     I am a professor in the Department of Economics at the College of Charleston, where I've taught since 2007. My research examines the economic and social impacts of gambling, with a focus on U.S. casino gambling. I am one of the top experts in the world on this issue, which I've been studying since 1995. I have published two books and more than 50 articles and book chapters on the socioeconomic effects of gambling.
     During the 2021-22 academic year, I was a Visiting Distinguised Research Fellow in Gambling Economics at UNLV's International Gaming Institute. During my sabbatical in fall 2014 I was a visiting professor at Harvard Medical School and the Cambridge Health Alliance, Division on Addiction, where I began studying "responsible gambling."
     Outside of academics I have served as an advisor or consultant for a variety of industry groups, state governments, and consulting firms, on issues related to legalized gambling.

Research & Consulting
 Google Scholar profile
   consulting & invited work  |  Casinonomics Consulting webpage


   Most of my classes are in microeconomics. I also teach a special-topics course on the economics of gambling. In the past, I have taught intermediate macroeconomics, international trade theory, senior research seminar, and public finance. 

   Click here for information on my classes at the College of Charleston.

Doug Walker
Professor of Economics
College of Charleston
Charleston, SC, USA

Office:  427 Beatty, 5 Liberty St.
Phone: +1 843 953-8192

Updated 12/4/23