About the Author
Professor Edgar Browning received his Ph.D. in 1971 from Princeton University. He joined the Department of Economics at Texas A&M University in 1984. His fields of interest are public finance, microeconomic theory, public choice, public policy analysis, applied microeconomics, labor economics. Dean Zupan assumed his duties at the Simon School on a full-time basis on January 1, 2004. He is responsible for the administrative and academic functions of the Simon School, and serves as the leading advocate of the School's faculty, programs and students to the business community and other external constituencies. Zupan served as dean and professor of economics at the University of Arizona's Eller College of Management from 1997 to 2003. Among his accomplishments at Eller were highly successful fundraising efforts, a record of promoting scholarship, fostering innovation in academic programs and enhanced community outreach. Before his appointment at Arizona, Zupan taught at the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business, where he also served as associate dean of master's programs. He was a teaching fellow in Harvard's Department of Economics while pursuing his doctoral studies at MIT, and he has been a visiting faculty member at the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College. Zupan earned a BA degree in economics from Harvard University and a PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.