James G. Mulligan


Department of Economics
Purnell Hall
University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware 19716

TEL: (302) 831-1918

FAX: (302) 831-6968

E-MAIL: mulligaj@udel.edu

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Industrial Organization, Microeconomic Theory, Game Theory

Research Interests

Industrial Organization, Diffusion of Technology, and Club Theory 


Ph.D., Economics, University of Minnesota, MN, 1980

M.S., Education, University of Southern California, CA, 1975

B.S., United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, 1970


Professor, Department of Economics, University of Delaware, DE, 1993-present

Visiting Professor, Faculté de Sciences Economiques et de Gestion, Université Lumière (Lyon 2), Lyon, France, 1992, 1994

Visiting Professor, Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Lyon, Ecully, France, 1987

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Delaware, DE,  1986-93

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Delaware, DE, 1980-86

Teaching Associate, Economics, University of Minnesota, MN, 1976-80

Captain, U.S. Army, 1970-75

Teaching Awards

Outstanding M.B.A. Teacher Award, University of Delaware, 1993

Award for Teaching Excellence, University of Minnesota, 1979

Selected Publications

"Vintage Effects and the Diffusion of Time-Saving Technological Innovations" The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy (with E. Falaris and N. Das), Vol. 9: Issue 1 (Advances) (2009).  Available at: http://www.bepress.com/bejeap/vol9/iss1/art23

“Did Corliss Steam Engines Fuel Urban Growth in the Late Nineteenth Century? Less Sanguine Results,” The Journal of Economic History (with Burt Abrams and Jing Li), Vol. 68, No. 4 (December 2008).

"Persistent Adoption of Time-saving Process Innovations," (with N. Das), in The Economics of Persistent Innovation, ed. W. Latham and C. Le Bas, Springer (2006).

"Market Segmentation and the Diffusion of Quality-Enhancing Innovations:  The Case of Downhill Skiing,"(with E. Llinares), The Review of Economics and Statistics, (August 2003), 85(3): 493-501.

"The Pricing of a Round of Golf:  The Inefficiency of Membership Fees Revisited," The Journal of Sports Economics, (November 2001).

"Daycare Quality and Daycare Regulation: A Queuing Model" (with S. Hoffman), Economics of Education Review, (February 1998).

"Standardized Test Scores and School Accountability" (with C. Link), in Assessing Educational Practices, ed. W. Baumol and W. Becker. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press (1996).

"Classified Advertising Rates That Vary by Category" (with M. Webster), International Journal of Advertising (1994).

"Classmates' Effects on Black Student Achievement in Public School Classrooms" (with C. Link), Economics of Education Review (December 1991).

"Scale Economies and Capacity Utilization: The Importance of Relative Fuel Prices" (with D. Coates), Energy Economics (April 1988).

"Scale Economies for the GI/G/c Queuing Model," Mathematical and Computer Modeling (March 1988).

"Hospital Scale Economies Given Stochastic Demand and Service," Economic Letters (January 1987).

"Technical Change and Scale Economies Given Stochastic Demand and Production," International Journal of Industrial Organization (June 1986).

"The Efficiency of Electric Power Pools: Evidence from Firing-Unit Data" (with D. Coates), Applied Economics (December 1986).

"The Merits of a Longer School Day" (with C. Link), Economics of Education Review, Vol. 23, No. 3 (1986).

"The Stochastic Determinants of Hospital-Bed Supply" The Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 4 (1985).

"The Cost-Reduction Potential of Electric Power Pools" (with M. Caputo), Economic Letters, No. 18 (1985).

"A Stochastic Production Function for Machine Repair," Applied Economics (June 1985).

"A Cost Function for Computer-Assisted Programming Instruction," The Journal of Economic Education (Fall 1984).

"A Classroom Production Function," Economic Inquiry (April 1984).

"The Economies of Massed Reserves," The American Economic Review (September 1983).