Alumni Lunch & Learn with Dr. Allen Wilhite, Chair of the Department of Economics & Information Systems

"Technology Adoption Decisions using Game Theory and Networking"

Friday, November 15
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Shelby Center for Science & Technology, Room 160 (map)


Online registration is now closed.  Please call 256-824-ALUM (2586) if you wish to attend.

$12 each.  Pre-registration required; includes lunch.  

Most economic decisions are not made in a vacuum because we influence and are influenced by others.  Similarly as firms decide to adopt a particular technology, they are frequently influenced by the technology adoption decision of other firms, but the degree of that influence can differ across firms.  Dr. Wilhite's research explores how the local interaction of closely related firms affects the global adoption pattern of competing technologies as well as the dynamic behavior of those decisions.  It is not only the existence of inter-firm relationships, but the pattern of those relationships that determines adoption patterns and alters the dynamic path of adoption as well. 

About the speaker:

Dr. Allen Wilhite is a Professor of Economics and Chair of the Department of Economics, Accounting, and Finance at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.  Professor Wilhite's primary research interests are economic networks and agent-based computational economics.  Professor Wilhite received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Illinois in 1981.  He has published more than forty articles in academic journals or as chapters in books.  His recent publications appear inScienceJournal of Economic Behavior and OrganizationThe Handbook of Computational Economics, Public Choice, The International Journal of Production Research, Computational EconomicsKnowledge Engineering Review, and The Journal of Politics.