Robert Parks

Robert Parks

Professor Emeritus
PhD, Purdue University
research interests:
  • Econometrics
  • Public Finance

contact info:

mailing address:

  • Department of Economics
    MSC 1208‐228‐308
    Washington University in St. Louis
    One Brookings Drive
    St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

Professor Parks' fields of interest are finance, welfare economics, general equilibrium theory, and econometrics.

Parks joined Washington University in 1971. He is author of 'An Impossibility Theorem for Fixed Preferences: A Dictatorial Bergson-Samuelson Welfare Function,' Review of Economic Studies, 1976, Existence of Voting Market Equilibria' (with A. Denzau), Journal of Economic Theory, 1983, and 'Pareto Irrelevant Externalities,' Journal of Economic Theory, 1991. Since 1993, he has operated the Economics Working Paper Archive ( and given over 70 lectures on internet resources.