College of Business

Michael R. Ward

Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1993
Office: COB 330

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Research/Teaching Interests: Adoption and Competition in High Technology Industries, and Telecommunications and Pharmaceuticals

Dr. Michael R. Ward has been at the university since 2002. He had previously been an Assistant and Associate Professor at the University of Illinois (1995-2003) and served as a Staff Economist at the Federal Trade Commission (1991-1995). His research focuses on adoption and competition in high technology industries, especially telecommunications and pharmaceuticals.

Recent Research

  • Ward, Michael R. (2010). “Video Games and Adolescent Fighting,” Journal of Law and Economics.
  • Ward, Michael R., Carolyn Dehring and Craig Depken (2008). “A Direct Test of the Homevoter Hypothesis,” Journal of Urban Economics, (64)1, 155-170.
  • Ward, Michael R., Carolyn Dehring and Craig Depken (2007). “The Impact of Stadium Announcements on Residential Property Values: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Dallas-Fort Worth,” Contemporary Economic Policy, 25(4), 627-638.
  • Ward, Michael R. and David Reiffen (2007). “‘Branded Generics’ as a Strategy to Limit Cannibalization of Pharmaceutical Markets,” Managerial and Decision Economics, 28(4-5), 251-65.