Michael Arnold

Associate Professor of Economics
Director, University Honors Program

Department: Economics
Campus Address: 420 Purnell Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-1916


  • Ph.D., Economics, University of California, Los Angeles 1992
  • M.A., Economics, Virginia Polytech Institute & State University, 1987
  • B.A., Economics, College of William and Mary, 1984
  • Curriculum Vitae


  • "Adverse Selection in Reverse Auctions for Environmental Services," with Josh Duke and Kent Messer, Land Economics, forthcoming.
  • "Asymmetric Capacity Constraints and Equilibrium Price Dispersion," with Christine Saliba, Economics Letters. 111 (2011), 158–160
  • "Asymmetric Market Shares, Advertising, and Pricing: Equilibrium with an Information Gatekeeper" with Chenguang Li, Christine Saliba and Lan Zhang, Journal of Industrial Economics, 59 (2011), 63-84.
  • "Bargaining and Fixed Price Offers: How Online Intermediaries are Changing New Car Transactions," (with Thierry Penard), Review of Network Economics, Vol. 1, # 6, pp. 134-160, 2007.
  • "The Analytics of Search with Posted Prices," (with S. Lippman) Economic Theory, Vol. 17: 447-466, 2001.

Awards & Honors

  • Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics Oustanding Teacher Award, 2011
  • Associate Chair for Undergraduate Programs, Department of Economics, University of Delaware, 2001-2005


  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Uncertainty and Information
  • Industrial Organization

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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