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University of Colorado Denver Business School, offering Bachelor, MBA, MS, and PhD degrees

Business School, University of Colorado Denver
 


Woodrow Eckard, MBA Director, Professor of Economics
​​Courses
  • Applied Economics for Managers BUSN6620
  • Quantitative Methods for Finance FNCE6290

Expertise

  • Industrial Organization
  • Economic History
  • Antitrust Regulation
  • Sports Economics
  • Financial Economics

History

Education

  • PhD, Industrial Organization Economics, UCLA Anderson School of Management, 1977
  • MBA, UCLA Anderson School of Management, 1974
  • BCE, Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1967

Professional Experience

  • Professor and Associate Professor of Economics, CU Denver Business School, 1984-present
  • Manager of Regulatory Economics and Senior Staff Economist, General Motors Corporation, 1978-84
  • Civil Engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1967-72

Honors

  • Mehalchin Term Professorship, 2004-07
  • Dean’s Scholar Award, 2001
  • Outstanding Service Award, 2001
  • Professor of the Year, 11-Month MBA Program, 1999
  • Dean’s Scholar Award, 1996
  • Total Petroleum Fellow, 1990
  • Outstanding Faculty Member, 1989
  • Dean’s Scholar Award, 1988

Publications

  • “Is the Bowl Championship Series a Cartel? Some Evidence” Journal of Sports Economics, vol. 14, no. 1 (February): 3-22. 2013
  • “The Impact of Price Discrimination on Consumer Surplus at Pop Music Concerts” Economic Letters, vol. 118, no. 1 (January): 222-224. 2013
  • “The Revenue Gains from Multi-Tier Ticket Pricing: Evidence from Pop Music Concerts” Managerial and Decision Economics, vol. 33, no. 7-8 (Oct.-Dec.): 463-473. 2012
  • “Anti-Irish Job Discrimination Circa 1880: Evidence from Major League Baseball” Social Science History, vol. 34, no. 4 (Winter): 407-43. 2010
  • “NCAA Athlete Graduation Rates: Less Than Meets the Eye” Journal of Sport Management, vol. 24, no. 1 (January): 45-59. 2010
  • “Retail Price Concentration, Transactions Costs, and Price Flexibility circa 1900” Explorations in Economic History, vol. 44, no. 1 (January): 131-53. 2007
  • “Professional Team Sports are Only a Game: Comment” Journal of Sports Economics, vol. 7, no. 2 (May): 234-39. 2006
  • “Are Autocratic Rulers Also Inside Traders? Cross Country Evidence” Economic Inquiry, vol. 43, no. 1 (January): 13-23. 2005
  • “Team Promotion in Early Major League Baseball and the Origin of the Closed Sports League.”Explorations in Economic History, vol. 42, no. 1 (January): 122-52. 2005
  • “The Law of One Price in 1901” Economic Inquiry, vol. 42, no. 1 (January): 101-10. 2004
  • “The ANOVA-Based Competitive Balance Measure: A Defense.” Journal of Sports Economics, vol. 4, no. 1 (February): 74-80. 2003
  • “Why Regulate Insider Trading? Evidence from the First Great Merger Wave (1897-1903).”The American Economic Review, vol. 91, no. 5 (December): 1329-50.Co-author: Ajeyo Banerjee. 2001
  • “Baseball’s Blue Ribbon Economic Report: Solutions in Search of a Problem.” Journal of Sports Economics, vol. 2, no. 3 (August): 213-27. 2001
  • "Free Agency, Competitive Balance, and Diminishing Returns to Pennant Contention." Economic Inquiry, vol. 39, no. 3 (July): 430-43. 2001
  • “The Origin of the Reserve Clause: Owner Collusion vs. ‘Public Interest’.”Journal of Sports Economics, vol. 2, no. 2 (May): 113-30. 2001
  • "Are Mega-Mergers Anticompetitive?: Evidence from the First Great Merger Wave.” The Rand Journal of Economics, vol. 29, no. 4 (Winter): 803-27. Co-author: Ajeyo Banerjee. 1998
  • "The Competitive Impact of Air Crashes: Stock Market Evidence." The Journal of Law and Economics, vol. 41, no. 2, part 1 (October): 503-19. Co-authors: Jean-Claude Bosch and Vijay Singal. 1998
  • “The NCAA Cartel and Competitive Balance in College Football.” Review of Industrial Organization, vol. 13, no. 3 (June): 347-69. 1998 [reprinted in The Economics of Sport, Andrew Zimbalist ed., 2001, p. 480-503.]
  • “EPA Enforcement, Firm Response Strategies, and Stockholder Wealth: An Empirical Examination.” Managerial and Decision Economics vol. 19, no. 3 (May): 167-78. Co-authors: Jean-Claude Bosch and Insup Lee. 1998
  • "The Impact of the 1980's Merger Movement on U.S. Industrial Concentration." The Antitrust Bulletin, vol. 40, no. 2 (Summer): 397-421. 1995
  • "A Note on the Profit/Concentration Relation." Applied Economics, vol. 27, no. 2 (February): 219-23. 1995
  • "An Empirical Test of the Free Rider and Market Power Hypotheses: A Comment." The Review of Economics and Statistics, vol. 76, no. 3 (August): 586-89. 1994
  • "Plant-Level Scale Economies and Industrial Concentration." The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, vol. 34, no. 2 (Summer): 173-82. 1994
  • "Cost Competition: New Evidence on an Old Issue." Applied Economics, vol. 24, no. 11 (November): 1241-50. 1992
  • "Price Fixing: The Probability of Getting Caught." The Review of Economics and Statistics, Co-author: Peter G. Bryant, vol. 73, no. 3 (August): 531-36. 1991
  • "The Profitability of Price Fixing: Evidence from Stock Market Reaction to Federal Indictments." The Review of Economics and Statistics, vol. 73, no. 2 (May): 309-17. Co-author: Jean-Claude Bosch. 1991
  • "Competition and the Cigarette TV Advertising Ban." Economic Inquiry, vol. 29, no. 1 (January): 119-33. 1991
  • "The Extent of Single Firm Dominance in U.S. Manufacturing Industries: Reply." Review of Industrial Organization, Vol. 5, no. 3 (September): 107-13. 1990
  • "Concentration Changes and Large Firm/ Small Firm Efficiency Differences: Evidence from U.S Manufacturing Industries.” Applied Economics, vol. 22, no. 1 (January): 131-42. 1990
  • "The Extent of Single Firm Dominance in U.S. Manufacturing Industries." Review of Industrial Organization, vol. 4, no. 1 (March): 23-38. 1989
  • "Advertising, Concentration Changes, and Consumer Welfare." The Review of Economics and Statistics, vol. 70, no. 2 (May): 340-43. [also see Erratum, REStat, August 1988, 547, correcting a major printing error]. 1988
  • "Advertising, Competition, and Market Share Instability." Journal of Business, vol. 60, no. 4 (October): 539-52. 1987
  • "U.S. Small Community Air Service Subsidies: Essential or Superfluous?" Journal of Transport Economics & Policy, vol. 21, no. 3 (September): 255-77. Co-author: Lawrence F. Cunningham. 1987
  • "The Effects of State Automobile Dealer Entry Regulation on New Car Prices." Economic Inquiry, vol. 23, no. 2 (April): 223-42. 1985 [reprinted in T.L. Wyrick, The Economist’s Handbook: A Research and Teaching Guide, 1994]
  • "Alternative Vertical Structures: The Case of the Japanese Auto Industry." Business Economics, vol. 19, no. 5 (October): 57-61. 1984
  • "Firm Market Share, Price Flexibility, and Imperfect Information.” Economic Inquiry, vol. 20, no. 3 (July): 388-92. 1982
  • "Concentration Changes and Inflation: Some Evidence." Journal of Political Economy, vol. 89, no. 5 (October): 1044-51. 1981
  • "Industrial Concentration, Plant Scale Economies, and Multi-Plant Operations: Further Evidence." Review of Business and Economic Research vol.16, no. 3 (Spring): 90-97. 1981
  • "Antitrust and the Concentration Doctrine: A Rejoinder." Business Economics, vol. 16, no. 2 (March): 22-25. 1981
  • "The Free Market Incentive: Self Interest vs. Greed." Business Economics, vol. 15, no. 4 (September): 32-35. 1980
  • "Antitrust Policy and the Market Concentration Doctrine: A Static View of a Dynamic Economy." Business Economics, vol. 15, no. 1 (January): 31-34. 1980
  • "A Note on the Empirical Measurement of Vertical Integration." Journal of Industrial Economics, vol. 28, no. 1 (September): 105-07. 1979 ​
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