John Ying

Associate Professor of Economics

Department: Economics
Campus Address: 413 Purnell Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-1910


  • Ph.D., Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 1987
  • M.A., Economics, University of California, Berkeley,  1985
  • B.S., Physics, University of Michigan, 1980
  • Curriculum Vitae


Recent and Selected Publications

  • “Testing the Effectiveness of Regulation and Competition on Cable Television Rates” (with Mary T. Kelly), Eastern Economic Journal, forthcoming.
  • “On Measuring Competitive Viability and Monopoly Power in Cable: An Empirical Cost Approach,” (with Mary T. Kelly), Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 85, No. 4 (Nov. 2003), pp. 962-970.
  • "Hospital Costs and Excess Bed Capacity: A Statistical Analysis," (with Theodore E. Keeler), Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 78, No. 3 (Aug. 1996), pp. 470-481.
  • "Unnatural Monopolies in Local Telephone," (with Richard T. Shin), RAND Journal of Economics, Vol. 23, No. 2 (Summer 1992), pp. 171-183.
  • "Pricing in a Deregulated Environment: The Motor Carrier Experience," (with Theodore E. Keeler), RAND Journal of Economics, Vol. 22, No. 2 (Summer 1991), pp. 264-273.  Reprinted in MacAvoy, Paul W. and Richard Schmalensee, eds., The History of Deregulation, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, forthcoming.
  • "The Inefficiency of Regulating a Competitive Industry: Productivity Gains in Trucking Following Reform," Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 72, No. 2 (May 1990), pp. 191-201.

Awards & Honors

  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Regulatory Economics, 1999-present
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Economics, University of California, Irvine, 1992
  • Visiting Professor, Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration, University of British Columbia, 1991
  • Consultant: Regional Bell Operating Companies, U.S. Postal Service
  • Grants: University of Delaware Research Foundation


  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Economics of Regulation
  • International Trade

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.5 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Club, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Undergraduate scholarships, made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends, enable us to support promising scholars. Here, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and his mother, Leni Markell, join recipients of the William Markell Scholarship (center), which benefits students in Accounting and MIS.

The Institute for Financial Services Analytics is a collaboration between the Lerner College, UD's College of Engineering and JPMorgan Chase, and hosts events for academics and the business community designed to address consumer analytics and industry applications.

All Lerner College departments offer discovery learning experiences and emphasize data-based analytics to enrich the student experience. Here, students at Vita Nova, our award-winning restaurant run through HRIM, joined professional chefs and winemakers in hosting a 2014 Mid-Atlantic Wine and Food Festival event.

Lerner College faculty - like Meryl Gardner, whose research on foods and moods was recently published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

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