Neil Niman

Associate Professor/Fac Dir of BIP
Associate Professor of Economics, Faculty Director of Business in Practice
Phone: (603) 862-3336
Office: Dean's Office, Paul College Rm 310, Durham, NH 03824
Neil Niman

Neil is currently the faculty director for the Business in Practice Program. Prior to that, he served for six years as the Associate Dean of Academic Programs at the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics. Before that he served five years as the Chair of the Department of Economics. In 2012 he won the University Award for Public Service in recognition of having served sixteen years as the Treasurer of the History of Economics Society and nine years on the Durham Town Council (four as council chair).

His areas of interest include: behavioral economics, organizational economics and the history of economic thought. In July 2014 his book: The Gamification of Higher Education: Developing a Game-Based Business Strategy in a Disrupted Marketplace was published by Palgrave Macmillan. He has used game design principles to develop a new teaching pedagogy (http://econjourney.com) and a new first year experience for Paul College students (FIRE).

Education

  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Texas
  • M.A., Economics, University of California - Riverside
  • B.A., Economics, University of California - Santa Cruz
  • B.A., Economics & Mod & Soc, University of California - Santa Cruz

Research Interests

  • Economics
  • Economics Education
  • Games in Education

Courses Taught

  • ADMN 700: PAUL Assessm't Core Knowledge
  • ADMN 792: Honors/The Consulting Project
  • ECON 402: Principles of Economics Micro
  • ECON 605: Inter Microeconomic Analysis
  • PAUL 598: Top/Inbound Marketing
  • PAUL 660: BiP:S/Let's Make a Deal
  • PAUL 790: Honors/The Workshop
  • PAUL 792: Honors/The Consulting Project

Selected Publications

Furnagiev, S., Niman, N., & Lemos, S. (2018). Developing the journey process: A novel approach to teaching undergraduate economics. Journal of Economics and Finance Education.

Niman, N. B., & Niman, N. B. (2014). The Coming "Perfect Storm" in Higher Education. In GAMIFICATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION: DEVELOPING A GAME-BASED BUSINESS STRATEGY IN A DISRUPTED MARKETPLACE (pp. 7-+). Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

Niman, N. B. (2014). Gamification of Higher Education: Developing a Game-Based Business Strategy in a Disrupted Marketplace. doi:10.1057/9781137331465

Niman, N. B., & Niman, N. B. (2014). Insights from the Game Industry. In GAMIFICATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION: DEVELOPING A GAME-BASED BUSINESS STRATEGY IN A DISRUPTED MARKETPLACE (pp. 27-+). Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

Niman, N. B., & Niman, N. B. (2014). The Classroom as a Game Space. In GAMIFICATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION: DEVELOPING A GAME-BASED BUSINESS STRATEGY IN A DISRUPTED MARKETPLACE (pp. 127-+). Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

Niman, N. B. (2013). The Allure of Games: Toward an Updated Theory of the Leisure Class. GAMES AND CULTURE, 8(1), 26-42. doi:10.1177/1555412013478685

Niman, N. B. (2006). Sexual Selection and Economic Positioning. Journal of Bioeconomics, 8(1), 21-33. doi:10.1007/s10818-005-0493-y

Niman, N. B. (2004). The evolutionary firm and Cournot's Dilemma. CAMBRIDGE JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS, 28(2), 273-289. doi:10.1093/cje/28.2.273

NIMAN, N. B. (1992). MODELING COORDINATION IN ORGANIZATIONS AND MARKETS. MANAGEMENT SCIENCE, 38(12), 1819-1826. doi:10.1287/mnsc.38.12.1819

NIMAN, N. B. (1991). THE ENTREPRENEURIAL FUNCTION IN THE THEORY OF THE FIRM. SCOTTISH JOURNAL OF POLITICAL ECONOMY, 38(2), 162-176. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9485.1991.tb00308.x

Most Cited Publications