Eric  Rasmusen

Eric Rasmusen

Department: Business Economics and Public Policy, Kelley School of Business, IU Bloomington


Research Interests: Game theory, law-and-economics, philosophy of religion


Indiana University, Kelley School of Business, Dan R. and Catherine M. Dalton Professor, 2005- present. Indiana University Foundation Professor, 2001-2005. Professor of Economics and Public Policy, 1996-2002. Associate Professor, 1992-1996.

Oxford University, Nuffield College, Visitor 2007-2008.

University of Tokyo, Center for International Research on the Japanese Economy and Faculty of Economics: Visiting Professor, 2001.

Harvard Law School: John M. Olin Senior Research Fellow in Law and Economics, 2000-2001.

University of California, Los Angeles, John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management: Assistant Professor, 1984-1992.

Yale Law School: Olin Faculty Fellow, 1991-1992.

University of Chicago, Center for the Study of the Economy and the State and Graduate School of Business: John M. Olin Visiting Assistant Professor of Business Economics, 1989-90.

Teaching Assistant, Economics Department and Sloan School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982-84.


"The Economics of Desecration: Flag Burning and Related Activities." Journal of Legal Studies (June 1998) 27(2): 245- 270. 

``The Concealment Argument: Why No Conclusive Evidence or Proof for God's Existence Will Be Found.'' working paper, 

"Maximization Is Fine—But Based on What Assumptions?" forthcoming, Economics Journal Watch

Courses Taught

Government regulation