Game Theory, Public Economic Theory, General equilibrium Theory, Decision Theory, Economic Networks, Mathematical Economics


Dr. Dimitrios Diamantaras joined the economics department at Temple in 1988, upon completing his doctoral studies in economics at the University of Rochester. He has taught many different courses at Temple at all levels, including courses in principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics, intermediate and graduate microeconomics, game theory, economics of fairness, mathematical economics, the economics of risk and uncertainty, a course he created in 1999, the economics of arts and culture, a course he created in 2003, and the economic theory of networks, a course he created and first offered in Spring 2013. The latest undergraduate course he has designed has recently been approved: it is a writing intensive course on economic inequality, offered for the first time under this title in Spring 2019. The economics department and the graduate students named Dr. Diamantaras Outstanding Graduate Teacher of the Year in 2013. He was honored by the economics department in May 2019 for Outstanding Service by a Faculty Member. Dr. Diamantaras’s research focuses on public economics, general equilibrium, decision theory, economic networks, and game theory.

His publications have appeared in the scholarly journals Economics Letters, Social Choice and Welfare, International Economic Review, Journal of Mathematical Economics, Journal of Economic Theory, Economic Theory, Journal of Public Economics, Review of Economic Design, Division of Labour and Transaction Costs, International Journal of Virtual Communities and Social Networking, and Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. He was named Fuller Research Fellow for 1998-2000 by the Fox School of Business and Management. Together with four economics graduate students, he wrote a book entitled “A Toolbox for Economic Design”, which was published in March 2009 by Palgrave Macmillan. Dr. Diamantaras has served as director of the economics graduate program at Temple University, on the School of Business promotion and tenure committee, on the Graduate Board of Temple University, and on many departmental committees. He has been the advisor for the economics department for students who choose the Mathematical Economics major since 1991 and the economics department’s webmaster since 2008. He is also an advocate for free/open source software and shares his experience in using open source software to economics and mathematics with colleagues and students.

Website | Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications

  • Robert P. Gilles, Marialaura Pesce, and Dimitrios Diamantaras, “The Provision of Collective Goods through a Social Division of Labour”, Journal of Economic
    Behavior and Organization
    , 178 (October) (2020), 287—312.

  • Dimitrios Diamantaras and Robert P. Gilles, “Ambiguity, Social Opinion and the Use of Common Property Resources”, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2011, vol. 80: 210–222.

  • Robert P. Gilles, Tabitha James, Reza Barkhi and Dimitrios Diamantaras, “Simulating Social Network Formation: A Case-Based Decision Theoretic Model”, International Journal of Virtual Communities and Social Networking, October-December 2009, 1(4): 1-20.
  • Dimitrios Diamantaras, Emina I. Cardamone, Karen A. Campbell, Scott Deacle and Lisa A. Delgado, A Toolbox for Economic Design, Palgrave Macmillan, March 2009.
  • Robert P. Gilles and Dimitrios Diamantaras, “New Classical Economics: Toward a New Paradigm for Economics?”, Division of Labour and Transaction Costs, June 2005, 1/1:35–56.
  • Dimitrios Diamantaras and Robert P. Gilles, “On the Microeconomics of Specialization”. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, October 2004, 55/2: 223–236.
  • Robert P. Gilles, Dimitrios Diamantaras, and Pieter H.M. Ruys, “Optimal Design of Trade Institutions”, Review of Economic Design, December 2003, 8: 269–292.
  • Robert P. Gilles and Dimitrios Diamantaras, “To Trade or Not to Trade: Economies with a Variable Number of Tradeables,” International Economic Review, August 2003, 44: 1173─1204
  • Robert P. Gilles and Dimitrios Diamantaras, “Linear cost sharing in economies with non-Samuelsonian public goods: core equivalence,” Social Choice and Welfare, January 1998, 15: 121–139.
  • Dimitrios Diamantaras and Robert P. Gilles, “The pure theory of public goods: efficiency, decentralization, and the core,” International Economic Review, November 1996, 851–860.
  • Dimitrios Diamantaras, Robert P. Gilles, and Suzanne Scotchmer, “Decentralization of Pareto optima in economies with public projects, nonessential private goods and convex costs,” Economic Theory, October 1996, 555–564.

Courses Taught


  • Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis


  • Economic Theory of Networks
  • Economic Inequality
  • Mathematical Economics


  • Mathematics for Economists I
  • Microeconomic Analysis