Dirk Yandell

Chair, Economics/Public Policy and Real Estate
Professor of Economics
Dirk Yandell
(619) 260-4835
Office Location
Olin Hall 315
  • PhD, Purdue University, Economics
  • MS, Purdue University, Economics
  • BA, 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 has taught more than 20 different courses since joining the SBA 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 SBA Dean Jim Burns.