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Dirk Yandell, PhD

Professor, Economics

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 Project Management and the USD/SDSU Institute for Quality and Productivity. He has consulted and 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.


Ph.D. Purdue University, Economics M.S. Purdue University, Economics B.A. University of San Diego, Mathematics and Economics

Scholarly and Creative Work

Journal Article, Academic Journal Yandell, D. (2011). Efficiency in the California Real Estate Labor Market. American Journal of Economics and Business Administration, 3 Yandell, D., Badasyan, N., Goeree, J., Hartmann, M., Morgan, J., Rosenblat, T., Servatka, M., , ., H (2009). Vertical Integration of Successive Monopolies: A Classroom Experiment. Perspectives on Economic Education Research, 5 (1), 61-77.