Walter J. Lane, Ph.D.

Walter J. Lane, Ph.D.

Associate Professor


Office: 438C Kirschman Hall
Phone: 504-280-7145


Ph.D. University of California
B.A., Point Loma College

Research Interests:
Health Care Economics

Ph.D. University of California, San Diego, 1978 At UNO since 1986 Dr. Lane received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, San Diego with a specialization in Microeconomic Theory and Industrial Organization. He has published in the American Economic Review, the Bell Journal of Economics, and the Southern Economic Journal. His current research interests are in the field of Health Care Economics.

  • Microeconomics
  • Antitrust and Regulation
  • Health Care Economics

Associate Chair, University of New Orleans, 1995-Present Graduate Coordinator, University of New Orleans, 1988-94 Associate Professor, University of New Orleans, 1986-Present Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University, 1979-1986 Visiting Assistant Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1978- 1979 Associate Instructor, UCSD, 1978 Lecturer, Point Loma College, 1976-1977 Teaching Assistant, UCSD, 1975-1977

Journal Articles

"A Theory of Oligopolistic Competition", with M. L. Greenhut, The Manchester School of Economic and Social Studies, Vol. 57 (September 1989) 248-61. "Compulsory Trademark Licensing", The Southern Economic Journal, Vol. 54 (January 1988) 643-55. "The Futility of Antitrust Attacks on Tie-In Sales: An Economic and Legal Analysis", The Hastings Law Journal, Vol. 36 (November, 1984) 173-213; with H. N. Butler and O. R. Phillips. Quality, Uncertainty, Search and Advertising", Economic Review, Vol. 73 (December, 1983) 881-894; with S. N. Wiggins. "Product Differentiation in a Market with Endogenous Sequential Entry", Bell Journal of Economics, Vol. 11 Spring, 1980) 237-260. AWARDS, LECTURESHIPS, OR PRIZES Graduated Summa Cum Laude, Point Loma College, 1974 Regents Fellowship, UCSD, 1974-1975 Research Grant, College of Liberal Arts, Texas A&M, 1980 CONSULTING Consultant to LSU Medical School Study on the Provision of Services to HIV Positive Persons in the New Orleans Metropolitan Area (1997). Principal Investigator for Study of Effect of Casino and Riverboat Gaming on Public Utilities in the City of New Orleans (1995-1996). Expert Witness for Osborne, McComiskey & Richardson-Harp in Sierra Club, et al. Vs. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, et al. (1988). Attorney General, State of California. "Crude Oil Refinery Values as Shadow Prices," (1985). Federal Trade Commission Contract L0797. "An Economic Analysis of Strategic Planning Models," with S.N. Wiggins (1981).