Doug Walker operates Casinonomics Consulting. His specialty is the economic and social impacts of gambling. For projects that involve inter-disciplinary issues, Dr. Walker works with a network of academic colleagues from other disciplines, including psychology, public health, social work, and law. Casinonomics can handle small and large projects on any aspect of gambling.

Staff that have recently worked on Casinonomics projects include:

Douglas M. Walker, Ph.D.
Dr. Walker is a Professor of Economics at the College of Charleston, in Charleston, SC. During the fall 2014 term he was a Visiting Professor at Harvard Medical School and the Cambridge Health Alliance, Division on Addiction. He has been studying legalized gambling since 1995. He has published more than 50 journal articles and book chapters on the economic and social impacts of gambling, particular casino gambling. Walker has experience consulting for industry, government, and research organizations.

Russell S. Sobel, Ph.D.
Dr. Sobel is a Professor of Economics & Entrepreneurship at The Citadel, in Charleston, SC. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Florida State University in 1994. He has authored or co-authored over 150 books and articles, including a nationally-best-selling college Principles of Economics textbook. His research has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and others. He has won numerous awards for both his teaching and his research, including the 2008 Sir Anthony Fisher Award for the best state policy publication of the year. His recent research focuses in the areas of state economic policy reform and entrepreneurship. Dr. Sobel performs data collection and analysis, and econometric analysis with Casinonomics.

Collin Hodges, Ph.D.
Dr. Hodges is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Central Arkansas. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics at the College of Charleston and his Master’s and Ph.D. at West Virginia University. He conducts research in the field of applied microeconomics with particular emphasis on health, regional and public economics. Hodges does background research and works with data collection, organization and analysis for Casinonomics. Additional information can be obtained by visiting