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William Gates
Professor and Dean
Mail Code: GB/Gt
Graduate School of Business and Public Policy
Monterey, CA 93943
Phone: 831-656-2754
Email: bgates (at)
PhD - Yale, 1984
BA - Univ of California, San Diego, 1975
  • 2009-present: Dean
  • 2003-2009: Associate Dean of Research, GSBPP
  • 2015-present: Professor of Economics, GSBPP
  • 1995-2015: Associate Professor of Economics, GSBPP
  • 1988-1995: Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, GSBPP Professor of Economics
  • 1991 - 2001: Adjunct Professor of Economics, Monterey Institute of International Studies, Golden Gate University
  • 1979 - 1988: Economist, Systems Analysis Section, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Policy Analysis
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Game Theory/Mechanism Design (Matching Games and Auctions)
  • Incentives and Asymmetric Information (Incentive Contracting)
  • Public Goods (Economics of Defense Alliances)
  • Cost Benefit Analysis (Privatization, Outsourcing)
  • Industrial Organization (Government R&D and Technology Policy)
  • 2008 Louise D. Liskin Award for Teaching Excellence, Graduate School of Business and Public Policy
  • 2000 Allen Griffin Award for Excellence in Teaching (Post-Secondary Institutions), presented by the Community Foundation for Monterey County
  • 1999 RADM John Jay Schieffelin Award for Teaching Excellence
  • 1998 Finalist RADM John Jay Schieffelin Award for Teaching Excellence (top 5% of NPS faculty)
  • 1995 Finalist RADM John Jay Schieffelin Award for Teaching Excellence (top 5% of NPS faculty)
  • 1992 Administrative Sciences Department Nominee for Instructional Recognition
  • 1990 Finalist RADM John Jay Schieffelin Award for Teaching Excellence (top 5% of NPS faculty)
  • 2002-2004: NPS Faculty Council (elected at-large faculty representative); Faculty Executive Council
  • 1995-present: Western Economic Association International
  • 1990-present: American Economic Association
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS: (View an extended list)
  • Coughlan, P. J., & Gates, W. R. “Auctions as Force-Shaping and Force-Management Tools”, in Attitudes Aren’t Free: Thinking Deeply About Diversity in the US Armed Forces, Parco, J., Levy, D., & Randy, F. (ed). 2010.
  • Doerr, K., Gates, W., & Mutty, J. “A Hybrid Approach to the Valuation of RFID/MEMS Technology Applied to Ordnance Inventory”. International Journal of Production Economics, 103 (2), 2006, 726-741.
  • Gates, W., & Nissin, M. “Experimental Analysis of e-Employment Market Design”. Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce, 14 (3), 2004, 195-222.
  • Gates, W., & McCarthy, M. “United States Marine Corps Aerial Refueling Requirements: Queuing Theory and Simulation Analysis”. Defense and Security Analysis, 20 (3), 2004, 273-287.
  • Gates, W., &Terasawa, K.L., “Reconsidering Publicness in Alliance Defense Expenditures: NATO Expansion and Buden Sharing,” Journal of Defense and Peace Economics, pp. 369-383, October 2003.
  • Keywords: Applied Microeconomics, Policy Analysis, Cost Benefit Analysis, Cost Effectiveness Analysis, Defense Alliances, Government R&D Policy, Government Technology Policy, Labor Markets, Electronic Markets, Web-Based Markets, Two-Sided Matching Markets, Game Theory

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