Brandon Tripp
Policy Analysis and Management

419 Kennedy Hall


Brandon Tripp is an economist specializing in behavioral economics. He earned bachelors and masters degrees in economics from the University of Kansas, and a PhD in economics from Cornell University. After a postdoc in the economics dept at Cornell, he joined PAM as a lecturer in 2016. 

In teaching any sort of economics or policy course, I try to engage students early (and often) in an ongoing discussion. Whenever possible, I try to emphasize the ideas that: (i) most economics questions can have multiple answers; and (ii) most answers rely on some critical assumptions. I believe that this approach also helps build the student's confidence to simply ask a question in the first place -- a positive externality that goes beyond economics!

PAM 2040: Economics of the Public Sector
PAM 6390: Microeconomic Theory (PhD)
PAM 3130/5130: Behavioral Economics and Public Policy
PAM 5040: Economics of the Public Sector (Masters)

PAM 3100: Multiple Regression Analysis

University of Kansas: BA (Economics, 06) & MA (Economics, 08)

Cornell University: PhD (Economics, 14)

Advisor for Health Care Policy major

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