Dirk Yandell

Dirk Yandell
Phone: (619) 260-4835
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Office: Alcala Park West - Coronado 224

Professor of Economics

  • PhD, Purdue University, Economics
  • MS, Purdue University, Economics
  • BA, University of San Diego, Mathematics and Economics

Dirk Yandell has taught more than 20 different courses since joining the the School of Business faculty in 1981. He regularly receives top teaching evaluations and teaching awards, including the Sears Roebuck Foundation Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award, the Innovative Undergraduate 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 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 and has led seminars in the areas of quality management, statistical process control, cost estimating, present value analysis and contract pricing. He regularly serves as an expert witness in court cases.

Yandell was the inaugural recipient of the James M. Burns Professorship Award, which award honors the life and work of former School of Business Dean Jim Burns.


  • James M. Burns Professor, 2014

Selected Publications

  • Yandell, D. (2007) Using Experiments, Cases, and Activities in the Classroom, Prentice Hall(3rd), 235.
  • Yandell, D. (2017) Grade Expectations and Overconfidence: Is Economics Different?, Journal for Economic Educators, 17(2), 18-28.
  • Narwold, A., Conroy, S., Yandell, D. (2014) Short Sale Spillovers: Are Short Sales Like Foreclosures?, Journal of Business Management and Applied Economics, III(4), 1-12.
  • Yandell, D., Narwold, A. (2013) Short-run Driver Response to a Gasoline Price Spike: Evidence from San Diego, CA, Journal of Applied Business and Economics, 15(2).
  • Yandell, D. (2011) Efficiency in the California Real Estate Labor Market, American Journal of Economics and Business Administration, 3, 589-595.

Office Hours

Section 07
9/06 - 12/13 T TH 8:00 am - 9:00 amAlcala Park West - Coronado - 224
M 8:00 am - 11:00 amAlcala Park West - Coronado - 224
Section 08
9/06 - 12/13 T TH 8:00 am - 9:00 amAlcala Park West - Coronado - 224
M 8:00 am - 11:00 amAlcala Park West - Coronado - 224