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My original academic home is the Economic Science Institute (ESI) at Chapman University as the Donald P. Kennedy Endowed Chair of Economics and Law.  I am tenured in the  Argyros School of Business and Economics and the Fowler School of Law.  My office is room 109 in Wilkinson Hall.

In Fall 2016, Jan Osborn, Vernon Smith, Keith Hankins, and I founded my second academic home, the Smith Institute for Political Economy and Philosophy. The Smith Institute's broad mission is

  • to reintegrate the study of the humanities and economics in the spirit of Adam Smith, the author of The Theory of Moral Sentiments and An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, and

  • to recombine research and undergraduate education as a discovery process in the spirit of Vernon Smith, the progenitor of experimental economics.

The Smith Institute will significantly expand the Humanomics program at Chapman.

I am currently pursuing laboratory research on how humans use exchange and specialization to create prosperity and the jurisprudential foundations of property that undergird those processes.  My other research programs apply the experimental method to cross-species comparisons of social decision making in human and nonhuman primates, e-commerce, electric power deregulation, and antitrust.

--Bart J. Wilson

Mailing Address:

Economic Science Institute
Chapman University
One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866


Other Contact Info:

Phone: (714) 628-7306
(714) 628-
E-mail: bartwilson 'at'
CV (Adobe pdf file)


This site was last updated 06/21/17