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William R Gates

Professor
Manpower and Economics
Graduate School of Defense Management

Phone: (831) 656-3621
NPS Experience
  • 2015 - current: Professor
  • 1995 - 2015: Associate Professor
  • 1988 - 1995: Visiting Assistant Professor
Other Experience
  • 1991 - 2001 Adjunct Professor of Economics, Monterey Institute of International Studies, Golden Gate University
  • 1979 - 1988 Economist, Systems Analysis Section, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Research Interests
Game Theory/Mechanism Design (Matching Markets and Auctions)
Incentives and Asymmetric Information (Incentive Contracting)
Public Goods (Economics of Defense Alliances)
Cost Benefit Analysis (Privatization, Outsourcing)
Industrial Organization (Government R&D and Technology Policy)
Teaching Interests
Policy Analysis
Microeconomics
Cost-Benefit Analysis

Awards

  • 2008 - Louise D. Liskin Award for Teaching Excellence, Graduate School of Business and Public Policy, Naval Postgraudate School
  • 2000 - Allen Griffin Award for Excellence in Teaching (Post-Secondary Institutions), Community Foundation for Monterey County
  • 1999 - RADM John Jay Schieffelin Award for Teaching Excellence, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 1998 - Finalist RADM John Jay Schieffelin Award for Teaching Excellence, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 1995 - Finalist RADM John Jay Schieffelin Award for Teaching Excellence, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 1992 - Administrative Sciences Department Nominee for Instructional Recognition
  • 1990 - Finalist RADM John Jay Schieffelin Award for Teaching Excellence, Naval Postgraduate School

Boards, Memberships, & Certifications

Professional Memberships
  • 1995 Western Economic Association International
  • 1990 American Economic Association

Scholarly Work

Publications
  • Book Chapter
  • Gates, W. R., & Coughlan, P. J, (2010). Auctions as Force-Shaping and Force-Management Tools. Attitudes Aren’t Free: Thinking Deeply About Diversity in the US Armed Forces, Parco, J., Levy, D., & Randy, F. (ed). Maxwell Air Force Base, AL: Air University Press. 2010. (Refereed)
  • Journal Article
  • Coughlan, P. J., Gates, W. R., & Myung, N, (2014). One Size Does Not Fit All: Personalized Incentives in Military Compensation. Defense & Security Analysis, 4(30), 360-378.
  • Doerr, K. H., Gates, W. R., & Mutty, J. E, (2006). A hybrid approach to the valuation of RFID/MEMS technology applied to ordnance inventory. International Journal of Production Economics, 2(103), 726–741.
  • Gates, W. R., & Terasawa, K. L, (2003). Reconsidering Publicness in Alliance Defense Expenditures: NATO Expansion and Burden Sharing. Journal of Defence and Peace Economics, 5(14), 369-383.
  • Terasawa, K. L., & Gates, W. R, (1998). Relationships between government size and economic growth: Japan’s government reforms and evidence from OECD. International public management journal, 2(1), 195–223.
  • Gates, W. R., & Terasawa, K. L, (1996). "Implementing Unit Costing: Efficiency in Translating Policy to Practice. Journal of Cost Analysis, 1(3), 89-117.
  • Terasawa, K. L., & Gates, W. R, (1993). Burden-sharing in the Persian Gulf: Lessons learned and implications for the future. Defense Analysis, 2(9), 171–195.
  • Gates, W. R., & Terasawa, K. L, (1992). Commitment, threat perceptions, and expenditures in a defense alliance. International Studies Quarterly, , 101–118.
  • Gates, W. R, (1989). Department of Defense procurement policy reform: An evolutionary perspective. The Journal of Cost Analysis, 2(8), 1–32.
  • Gates, W. R, (1988). Federally supported commercial technology development: solar thermal technologies 1970–1982. Research Policy, 1(17), 27–42.
  • Gates, W. R., & Terasawa, K. L, (1983). Solar Thermal Technologies: Potential Benefits to U.S. Utilities and Industry. Jornal of Energy, (7), 361-366.
  • Technical Report
  • Gates, W. R., & Hatch, W. D, Design of an Enlisted Detailing and Retention Marketplace.
  • Gates, W. R., Gates, W. R., & Simerman, P. A, (2019). Menu-of-Contracts: A New Approach to Improving Navy Retention Bonus.
  • Arkes, J. A., Ahn, S., Menichini, A. A., & Gates, W. R, (2019). Retention Analysis Model (RAM) for Navy Manpower Anaysis.
  • Gates, W. R., Bacolod, M., Brinkley, D. E., Lindsey, L. L., & Spence, L, (2015). Developing Cost Effective DL Strategies for Educating Naval Officers.
  • Gates, W. R., Coughlan, P. J., & Myung, N, (2013). The Combinatorial Retention Auction Mechanism (CRAM)
  • Gates, W. R., Coughlan, P. J., & Myung, N, (2013). One Size Does Not Fit All: Personalized Incentives in Military Compensation.
  • Coughlan, P. J., & Gates, W. R, (2012). Endogenous Split as a Bid Protest Management Tool, Acquisition Research Sponsored Report Series.
  • Coughlan, P. J., Gates, W. R., & Zimmerman, B. M, (2011). The combinatorial retention auction mechanism (CRAM): integrating monetary and non-monetary reenlistment incentives.
  • Melese, F., Angelis, D. I., Coughlan, P. J., Franck, R., Gates, W. R., Kidalov, M. V., & LaCivita, C. J, (2010). A New Paradigm to Address Bid Protests.
  • Coughlan, P. J., & Gates, W. R, (2009). Innovations in Defense Acquisition: Asymmetric Information and Incentive Contract Design.
  • Coughlan, P. J., Gates, W. R., & Lamping, J, (2008). Innovations in Defense Acquisition Auctions: Lessons Learned and Alternative Mechanism Designs.
  • Malina, M. A., Doerr, K. H., & Gates, W. R, (2005). Promotion Expenditure, Categories, Time Lag Structure, and the Demand for Almonds.
  • Gates, W. R., & Washburn, A, (2001). The Navy Operational Support Aircraft Fleet.
  • Gates, W. R., Maruyama, X. K., Powers, J. P., Rosenthal, R. E., & Cooper, A. W, (1998). A Bottom-Up Assessment of Navy Flagship Schools: The NPS Faculty Critique of CNA’s Report.