Dirk Yandell

Professor of Economics
Dirk Yandell
(619) 260-4835
Office Location
Olin Hall 315
  • Ph.D. Purdue University, Economics
  • M.S. Purdue University, Economics
  • B.A. University of San Diego, Mathematics and Economics
Areas of Expertise

Selected Publications

  • Using Experiments, Cases, and Activities in the Classroom, Prentice Hall
  • Short Sale Spillovers: Are Short Sales Like Foreclosures?, Journal of Business Management and Applied Economics
  • Short-run Driver Response to a Gasoline Price Spike: Evidence from San Diego, CA, Journal of Applied Business and Economics
  • Efficiency in the California Real Estate Labor Market, American Journal of Economics and Business Administration
  • Vertical Integration of Successive Monopolies: A Classroom Experiment, Perspectives on Economic Education Research


Dirk Yandell joined the USD faculty in 1981. Professor Yandell has taught over 20 different courses at USD. He enjoys integrating experimental methods into the classroom, and regularly receives top teaching evaluations. He has received a number of teaching awards, including the Sears Roebuck Foundation Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award, the Innovative Undergradate Business Educator award, the Professor of the Year award by the Graduate Business Student Association, and the Outstanding Preceptor award. His book, Using Economic Experiments in the Classroom (Prentice Hall, Inc., 3rd edition, 2007) reflects his interest in experimental economics and classroom pedagogy. He has also published a number of articles in the areas of business economics and public policy. Professor Yandell teaches a variety of undergraduate courses and has been active in USD's MBA and MSEL graduate programs. He has also taught in the MSGL program. He was a faculty member in USD's Institute for…