Director, Bradley Policy Center
Olin Professor of Economics and Public Policy
Professor of Economics and Public Policy
Office: 2-202H Carol Simon Hall
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 InterestsZupan’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.