- Discipline: Lecturer
- Organization: University of Hawaii
Kyle Hampton is a lecturer at University of Hawaii. His fields of study include experimental economics and mechanism design. His current research explores the information aggregating properties of markets, the economics of innovation, and the effect of anti-trust exemptions in the Hawaiian airline industry. Hampton has a particular interest in the use of laboratory experiments for teaching economics. Prior to joining the faculty at UH, Hampton spent several years teaching seminars sponsored by theInternational Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics. These seminars introduced high school students to economic principles through hands-on participation in simulated economic environments. He has also designed and taught seminars for educators and helped design software for use in classroom experiments. Hampton earned a double-B.A. in economics and philosophy from the University of South Carolina and a Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University, studying under 2002 Nobel Prize recipient Vernon Smith.