Carnegie Mellon University

Dennis Epple

Dennis Epple

Thomas Lord University Professor of Economics

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  • TEP - Tepper Building - Room 4126
  • 412-268-1536
Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Areas of Study

Economics

Education

  • Princeton University - Ph D (Economics) - 1975
  • Princeton University - MS (Economics) - 1973
  • Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs - MS (Public Affairs) - 1971
  • Purdue University - BS (Aeronautical Engineering) - 1968

Publications

  • Learning by Doing in Multi-Product Manufacturing: Variety, Customizations and Overlapping Product Generations

    (author(s): C. Egelman, Dennis Epple, Linda Argote, E. R. H. Fuchs)
    Management Science 63(2), 2017; 405-423

  • The U.S. Market for Higher Education: A General Equilibrium Analysis of State and Private Colleges and Public Funding Policies

    (author(s): Dennis Epple, Richard Romano, Sinan Sarpca, Holger Sieg)
    Journal of Public Economics

  • Majority Choice of Tax Systems in Single- and Multi-Jurisdictional Economies

    (author(s): Stephen Calabrese, Dennis Epple, Richard Romano)
    Journal of Public Economics 131, 2015; 58-70

  • Evaluating Education Programs That Have Lotteried Admission and Selective Attrition

    (author(s): Dennis Epple, John Engberg, Jason Imbrogno, Holger Sieg, Ron Zimmer)
    Journal of Labor Economics 32(1), 2014

  • Inefficiencies from Metropolitan Political and Fiscal Decentralization: Failures of Tiebout Competition

    (author(s): Stephen Calabrese, Dennis Epple, Richard Romano)
    Review of Economic Studies 79(3), 2012; 1081-1111

  • Admission, Tuition, and Financial Aid Policies in the Market for Higher Education

    (author(s): Dennis Epple, Richard Romano, Holger Sieg)
    Econometrica 74(4), 2006; 885-928

  • Estimating Equilibrium Models of Local Jurisdictions

    (author(s): Dennis Epple, Holger Sieg)
    Journal of Political Economy 107(4), 1999; 645-681

  • Competition between Private and Public Schools, Vouchers and Peer-Group Effects

    (author(s): Dennis Epple, Richard Romano)
    American Economic Review 88(1), 1998; 33-62

  • The Acquisition, Transfer, and Depreciation of Knowledge in Service Organizations: Productivity in Franchises

    (author(s): E. Darr, Linda Argote, Dennis Epple)
    Management Science 41(11), 1995; 1750-1762

  • Mobility and Redistribution

    (author(s): Dennis Epple, T. Romer)
    Journal of Political Economy 99(4), 1991; 828-858

  • Equilibrium Among Local Jurisdictions: Toward an Integrated Treatment of Voting and Residential Choice

    (author(s): Dennis Epple, R. Filimon, T. Romer)
    Journal of Public Economics 24(3), 1984; 281-308

Working Papers

  • Market Power and Price Discrimination in the U.S. Market for Higher Education

    (author(s): Dennis Epple, Richard Romano, Sinan Sarpca, Holger Sieg, Melanie Zaber)

  • Majority Choice of an Income Targeted Educational Voucher

    (author(s): Dennis Epple, Richard Romano, Sinan Sarpca)
    American Economic Journal: Microeconomics

University Service

  • Budget and Financial Affairs Committee (2014 - )
  • Steering Committee Program for Interdisciplinary Education Research (2010 - )
  • Economics Program, Head (2005 - 2014)

Public Service

  • American Economic Association, Chairperson, Committee on Oversight and Operation of Programs (2011 - )
  • Working Group on Human Capital and Economic Opportunity: Measuring and Interpreting Inequality (2011 - )
  • CESifo Research Network, Member, Research Network (2006 - )
  • Natural Bureau of Economic Research, Research Associate (1998 - )
  • Econometric Society Winter Meetings, Program Committee (2009 - 2009)
  • Econometric Society North American Summer Meetings, Program Co-Chair with Stan Zin (2008 - 2008)
  • MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Economic Inequality and Social Interactions (1998 - 2005)

Professional Activities

  • Committee Member, American Economic Association, Committee to Nominate Officers and Distinguished Fellows (2016 -)
  • Editorial Review Board Member, Research In Economics (2015 -)
  • Co-Editor, Journal of Public Economics (2006 - 2014)
  • Board of Editors, Journal of Public Economics (2001 - 2006)
  • Board of Editors, Quarterly Journal of Economics (2001 - 2005)
  • Board of Editors, American Economic Review (1999 - 2003)
  • Co-Editor, American Economic Review (1994 - 1999)

Courses Taught

  • Statistical Decision Making (45752)
    • 2017 Mini 3 Section: A, B, C
    • 2016 Mini 3 Section: A, B, C
    • 2015 Mini 3 Section: A, B, C
  • Statistical Applications in Management (45855)
    • 2016 Mini 4 Section: A
    • 2015 Mini 4 Section: A