I am a professor in the Department of Economics at the College of Charleston, where I've taught since 2007. My primary research interest is on the economic and social impacts of gambling, particularly U.S. casino gambling. I'm regarded as 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 impacts of gambling. During my sabbatical in fall 2014 I was a visiting professor at Harvard Medical School and the Cambridge Health Alliance's Division on Addiction, where I began to study "responsible gambling." I am currently working in the area of sports betting.
     Outside of academics I have served as an advisor or consultant for a variety of industry groups, state governments, and consulting firms. 

Research & Consulting

   consulting & invited work


   current research project abstracts

     26 March - Market Saturation and the Casino Industry: Evidence from Indiana
     30 March - How Effective are Expert TV Hosts at Saving Failing Businesses?
     13 April - Who Sets Betting Limits? Evidence from a Survey of MA Gamblers
     20 April - Improving Customer Ratings
     01 May - Stairway to Heaven: The Behavioral Economics of Prosperity Televangelism

For more information on my research, see my C.V. or Google Scholar profile

Most of my classes are in microeconomics. I teach the principles and intermediate microeconomics. I have also taught international trade, senior seminar, intermediate macroeconomics, 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 8/20/18