Economics Professor Lends Expertise on Gambling Addictions

Douglas Walker, Professor Economics

Douglas Walker, Professor Economics

Douglas Walker, professor of economics at the College of Charleston’s School of Business, speaks with WalletHub about the gambling industry and the social and economic problems it can lead to – despite it being a major contributor to the U.S. economy. Read the full story.

Walker’s primary research focus is on the economic and social impacts of legalized gambling, on which he has published more than 50 articles and book chapters. In addition, Walker has published two books, the most recent of which is Casinonomics: The Socioeconomic Impacts of the Casino Industry (2013). Walker teaches microeconomics, the senior research seminar in economics, and a special topics course on the socioeconomics of gambling.

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