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Tepper School of Business
Thomas Lord University Professor of Economics




POS - Posner Hall - Room 257B




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


Vita Short Course on School Finance Reform Prepared for the National Tax Association Simultaneous Equation Econometrics Data Computational Models: - School Competition - Ends Against the Middle - Inefficiencies in Metropolitan Political Fiscal Decentralization


  • 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


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

(author(s): C. Egelman, Dennis Epple, Linda Argote, E. Fuchs)


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


  • 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)


  • 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)


  • Statistical Decision Making (45752) 2015 Mini 3 Section: A, B, C

  • Statistical Applications in Management (45855) 2015 Mini 4 Section: A

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