Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

John M. Trapani, III

Professor - Business, Director - Goldring Institute of International Business

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Department Affiliation

  • B.A., University of Texas-Arlington, Economics, 1968
  • M.A., University of Texas-Arlington, Economics, 1969
  • Ph.D., Tulane University, Economics, 1972
Academic Experience
  • Professor, Tulane University, 1994-
  • Professor, University of Texas-Arlington, 1981-1989
  • Assistant/Associate Professor, Tulane University, 1974-1981
  • Assistant Professor, University of Texas-Arlington, 1972-1974

Research & Teaching Specializations: Industrial Organization; Economics of Regulation; Applied Econometrics

Related Experience
  • Project Director, Inter-American Development Bank, Burkenroad Reports for Latin America “Investment research in Mexico, Colombia, and Venezuela”
  • Associate Dean for Executive and International Programs, Tulane University, 1989-1990, 2010-
  • Vice Dean, School of Business, Tulane University, 2001-2007
  • Established Latin American Faculty Development PhD program in business, 1994
  • Director, Goldring Institute of International Business, School of Business, Tulane University, 1992-
  • Senior Associate Dean, School of Business, Tulane University, 1990-2001
  • Established double degree EMBA programs with top business in region: ITAM, Mexico; U. Chile, Chile; Catolica de Peru, Peru, ITESM, Mexico; IESA, Venezuela & Panama; Universidad de los Andes, Colombia, ICESI, Colombia; Universidad Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala; ESPOL-ESPAE, Ecuador
  • John M. Trapani III Professorship established in the Freeman School of Business, 2013
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Houston EMBA Program, School of Business, Tulane University 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, New Orleans EMBA Program, School of Business, Tulane University 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011
  • Teaching Excellence Award, Entergy EMBA Program, School of Business, Tulane University, 2004
  • Martin F. Schmidt Chair in Business and Economics, A.B. Freeman School of Business, Tulane University, 2001-
  • Morton A. Aldrich Professor of Business and Economics, Tulane University, 1994-
  • Spanish
Selected Publications
  • 1994. “A Hedonic Approach to Assessing the Welfare Effects of U.S. Airline Deregulation.” With Martin Gaynor. Applied Economics.
  • 1987. “Earnings Differentials and Market Structure.” With Joyce Shackett. Journal of Human Resources. 22 (4).
  • 1987. “An Analysis of Pricing and Production Efficiency of Public and Private Utilities in the U.S.” With Paul Hayashi. In Regulating Utilities in an Era of Deregulation. Michael Crew, editor. London: The Macmillan Press.
  • 1986. “Eminent Domain: A New Industrial Policy Tool, Comment.” Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics. 142 (1).
  • 1985. “Pricing Efficiency Under Rate of Return Regulation: Some Empirical Evidence for the Electric Utility Industry.” With Paul Hayashi and Melanie Sevier. Southern Economic Journal. 51.

Recently-Taught Latin American-Related Courses: Global Leadership I; MBA required course

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