Daniel R. Vincent, Professor, received his PhD in economics from Princeton University in 1987. He was a Rhodes Scholar and received an MA from Oxford and a BA in History from the University of Toronto. Before joining the University of Maryland, he taught at the University of Western Ontario, the Department of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences at Northwestern University and at the California Institute of Technology.

His main area of research is the application of game theory to trading environments. He has studied dynamic bargaining with asymmetric information and the theory of auctions. His current research is on revenue maximizing selling mechanisms for sellers with more than one object - an area sometimes referred to as "multidimensional mechanism design." Other research interests include industrial organization theory, with a focus on two-sided markets and on antitrust issues. In 1999, he was a visiting scholar at the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Recent papers are “Dominant-strategy and Bayesian incentive compatibility in multi-object trading environments (with A. Manelli, Journal of Mathematical Economics, 2019) and “Platform competition with user rebates under no-surcharge rules (with Marius Schwartz in the Journal of Industrial Economics, forthcoming). Other papers are "Bayesian and dominant strategy implementation in the independent private values model" (with A. Manelli, Econometrica2010), "Multidimensional mechanism design" and "Bundling as an optimal selling mechanism for a multi-good monopolist" (both jointly authored with Alejandro Manelli and both in the Journal of Economic Theory) as well as "The No Surcharge Rule and Buyer Rebates: Vertical Control by a Payments Network" with Marius Schwartz in the Review of Network Economics.

Areas of Interest

  • Application of Game Theory to Trading Environments
  • Auction Theory
  • Game Theory
  • Antitrust Economics
  • Two-sided Markets


  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Princeton University, 1987
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Oxford University
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    University of Toronto
Course Name Course Title Semester Syllabus
ECON414 Game Theory Fall 2023
ECON703 Advanced Microeconomics I Fall 2023
ECON414 Game Theory Spring 2023
ECON414 Game Theory Fall 2022
ECON703 Advanced Microeconomics I Fall 2022 Syllabus
ECON604 Microeconomic Analysis II Spring 2022
ECON708 Advanced Topics in Applied and Theoretical Microeconomics Spring 2021
ECON604 Microeconomic Analysis II Spring 2021
ECON415 Market Design Spring 2021
Course Name Course Title Semester Syllabus
ECON604 Microeconomic Analysis II Spring 2023

Former Students

  • Haiwen Zhou
    Professor, Old Dominion University
  • Niswan Erkal
    Professor, University of Melbourne
  • Kyeong Hoon Kang
    Korea Institute of Finance
  • Vesela Grozeva
    Ernst and Young
  • Adriana Vamosiu
    Professor, University of San Diego
  • Heisnam Singh
    Price Waterhouse Cooper
  • Terence Johnson
    University of Notre Dame
  • Shunjie Tu
    Freddy Mac
Daniel R. Vincent
4130B Tydings Hall
Department of Economics
dvincent [at] umd.edu
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