NAME: William Lynn Holmes



a.                   Office: Economics Department, Temple University, 804 Ritter Annex, 1301 Cecil B Moore Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19122



b.                  Office: 215-204-8175

c.                   Fax: 215-204-8173




DEGREE:  Ph.D., University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, 1966 (Dissertation title: Control Aspects of Economic Planning Under Information Restrictions)


TEACHING EXPERIENCE: University of Illinois, 1963-66

   Temple University, 1966-Date


RESEARCH INTERESTS: Microeconomic theory, Economics analysis of social behavior


RESEARCH IN PROGRESS: Application of rational-choice techniques to explaining social behavior


PRESENT POSITION: Associate Professor of Economics


PUBLICATIONS: See following


CURRENT ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES: Department: Undergraduate advising coordinator; secretary Undergraduate Affairs Committee; chair, undergraduate honors committee; chair, Personnel committee





1.      Evaluation of Government Investment Projects, Public Finance, Vol. 22, no. 3, 1967, pp. 255-263 (Co-Author: John F. Due)

2.      Linear Decision Rules for Economic Stabilization and Growth: Comment, Quarterly Journal of Economics, vol. 82, August 1968, pp. 514-518

3.      A Homeostatic Approach to General Economic Equilibrium, Temple Economic and Business Bulletin, Fall 1968, pp.22-26

4.      Derivation and Application of A Discrete Maximum Principle, Western Economic Journal, vol. 6, December 1968, pp. 385-394

5.      Dynamic Dual Programming Problems and Their Economic Interpretation, Metroeconomica, vol. 26, 1974, pp. 1-10

6.      Supply Curves and the Monopolist, The Southern Economic Journal, vol. 39, no. 2, October 1972, pp. 298-302