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Faculty Profile

Mark Zupan
Director, Bradley Policy Center
Olin Professor of Economics and Public Policy
Professor of Economics and Public Policy
Phone: 585.275.3316
Office: 2-202H Carol Simon Hall

Bio

Mark Zupan assumed his duties at the Simon School on a full-time basis on January 1, 2004 and served as Dean of the Simon Business School through June of 2014. Mark Zupan served as dean and professor of economics at the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management from 1997 to 2003. Among his accomplishments at Eller were highly successful fundraising efforts, a record of promoting scholarship, fostering innovation in academic programs and enhanced community outreach. Before his appointment at Arizona, Zupan taught at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business, where he also served as associate dean of master’s programs. He was a teaching fellow in Harvard’s Department of Economics while pursuing his doctoral studies at MIT, and he has been a visiting faculty member at the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College. Zupan earned a BA degree in economicsfrom Harvard University and a PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Research Interests

Zupan’s research interests include water policy, the influence of economics and ideological preferences on the political behavior of voters and elected officials, industrial organization, regulation and political economy. He has received research grants from the National Science Foundation and the Center for International Business Education and Research at the University of Southern California. He is the co-author of two books: Microeconomic Theory and Applications (with E. K. Browning), published by John Wiley and Sons, and Microeconomic Cases and Applications (with T. W. Gilligan and A. M. Marino), published by HarperCollins. Zupan is also the author of numerous scholarly articles which have appeared in leading publications including the American Economic Review, Journal of Law and Economics, Rand Journal of Economics, Public Choice, and Journal of Regulatory Economics. His opinion pieces have appeared in such outlets as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the Financial Times of London, Los Angeles Times, Arizona Republic, BusinessWeek.com, Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, NY) and San Francisco Chronicle. He has served as co-editor of the journal Economic Inquiry, and has also been on the editorial boards of Public Choice, Journal of Business Economics and Research in Law and Economics.

Professional History

Dean and Professor of Economics
University of Arizona Eller College of Business and Public Administration, Tucson AZ
January 1997 - December 2003
Associate Professor
University of Southern California School of Business Administration, Los Angeles CA
March 1991 - December 1996
Visiting Professor
Dartmouth College Amos Tuck School of Business Administration, Hanover NH
September 1995 - December 1995
Associate Dean, Masters Programs
University of Southern California School of Business Administration, Los Angeles CA
February 1992 - November 1994
Assistant Professor
University of Southern California School of Business Administration, Los Angeles CA
September 1986 - February 1991

Education

MIT - 1987
Ph D
Economics

Publications

An Economic Perspective on Leadership
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Handbook of Leadership Theory and Practice: Boston: Harvard Business Press
Microeconomic Theory and Applications
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
2011
The Virtues of Free Markets
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: CatoJournal
Volume: 31
Issue: 2
 
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