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Dr. Michael Tannen

Associate Professor

Department of Business Management


Tel: 202.274.7046

Michael Tannen is Associate Professor of Management in the School of Business and Public Administration (SBPA), UDC.  He teaches courses in Operations Management, Decision Theory, Spreadsheet Analytics, and Managerial Economics.  Before joining UDC in 2006 he served as Visiting Professor at the United States Naval Academy.  In a prior position, he was Senior Operations Researcher (evaluation of health benefits programs) at the U.S. Department of Defense (receiving Secretary’s meritorious award.  .

Michael received an MBA and a BBA from the Baruch School of Business and a Ph.D. in Economics from Brown University.  He has published over 70 research papers, and authored numerous reports for Federal Government Agencies and The Congress.  He also provided oral and written testimony in a half dozen airline merger proceedings and a National Railroad Emergency Board Proceeding.  As to overall impact, ResearchGate reports Michael’s ‘Research Interest Score is higher than 75% of researchers with work related to Business Administration,’ while Google Scholar indicates his work has over 300 citations.

Following the onset of the COVID pandemic and greater online instruction he became interested in evaluating and tailoring alternative methods of presenting the material specifically to UDC students to better promote understanding.  This included making class recordings available, substituting slides he composed in full sentences, and providing real world applications.  Evaluation process is ongoing.

Ph.D., Economics, Brown University

M.B.A., Management and Finance, Baruch School, CUNY

B.B.A., Management and Finance, Baruch School, CUNY

  • Success in applying academic concepts to solving challenging problems.

Tannen, M.  “Tariffs, Environmental Change, and the Maine Lobster Industry,” Research in Business and Economics Journal, July 2019.

Tannen, M.  “Introducing Learning by Doing Into the Breakeven (CVP) Analysis Model,”  Journal of Accounting and Finance, August 2020.

Tannen, M.Effect of Diesel Exhaust Exposure on Railroad Worker Health and Mortality,”  Archives of Business Research, August 2021.

Tannen, M. “How Long Does it Take for Your Money or Debt to Double?” Journal of Management and Business Education, April 2022.

Wu, D., M. Tannen, J. Anyu, F. Xu and  S. Ivanov. “Contract Manufacturing, Market Competition, and Labor Productivity in US Manufacturing Industries,” Operations Management Research, August 2022.

Tannen, M.  Linking Efficiency, Profitability and Productivity Measures, with Application to the  U.S. Airline Industry, paper accepted for upcoming NEDSI Conference presentation.