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 $1.4 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Fund, 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.

Lerner College faculty - like Anu Sivaraman, who is among Social Media Marketing Magazine’s “Top 100 Marketing Professors on Twitter” and’s “Top 50 Marketing Professors on Twitter” - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

All Lerner College departments offer experience-driven learning and emphasize evidence-based analytics methods to enrich the student experience. Here, finance students visit New York City’s financial districts for a first-hand look at markets trading and to meet with UD alumni.

Charles W. Horn, AS75, and wife Patricia, recently made a $3 million commitment to enhance and expand entrepreneurial studies.

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