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Vic Arnold

Professor Emeritus

Department:     Management

Additional Titles:     Kleberg-King Ranch Centennial Professor in Management Emeritus

Industry Areas:     Public Policy

Research Areas:     Economic Development, Public Policy, Statistical Analysis

Staff Profile

Vic Arnold is the Kleberg-King Ranch Centennial Professorship Emeritus in Management at The University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business. During his active tenure with the school, Arnold’s research and teaching interests included natural resource and environmental management strategies, policy analysis, economic development, and management in the public sector. He also served as chair of the Management Department.

Arnold received B.S. and M.S. degrees from Colorado State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin.



Jack G. Taylor Award for Excellence in Teaching, CBA


Vic L. Arnold, Indranil Bardhan, William W. Cooper, and Armando Gallegos. 1998. Primal and Dual Optimality in Computer Codes Using Two-Stage Solution Procedures in DEA, in Operations Research: Methods, Models and Applications, J. Aronson and S. Zionts, eds. Westport, CT and London: Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc.

Vic L. Arnold, Indranil R. Bardhan, and William W. Cooper. 1997. A Two-Stage DEA Approach for Identifying and Rewarding Efficiency in Texas Secondary Schools, in IMPACT: How IC2 Research Impacts Public Policy and Business Management. A Volume in Honor of George Kozmetsky, New York, NY: Kluwer Academic Press.

Vic L. Arnold, Indranil R. Bardhan, William W. Cooper, and S.C. Kumbhakar. 1996. New Uses of DEA and Statistical Regressions for Efficiency Evaluation and Estimation - With an Illustrative Application to Public Secondary Schools in Texas. The Annals of Operations Research 66, 255-277.


Vic L. Arnold and Indranil R. Bardhan. 1994. Excellence and Efficiency in Texas Public Schools. Texas Business Review.


Taesik Ahn, Vic L. Arnold, Abraham Charnes, and William W. Cooper. 1989. DEA and Ratio Efficiency Analyses for Public Institutions of Higher Learning in Texas, in Research in Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting, James L. Chan and James M. Patton, eds. Greenwich, CT: JAI Press.


Vic L. Arnold. 1983. Long Range Planning for Managing Growth and Change, in The Future of the Sunbelt: Managing Growth and Change, Steven C. Ballard and Thomas E. James, eds. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers.


Vic L. Arnold, ed. 1980. Alternatives to Confrontation: A National Policy Toward Regional Change. Lexington, MA: Lexington Books.


Vic L. Arnold and John Hamilton. 1978. The Greene Settlement: A Study of International Law and Expropriation. The Texas International Law Journal 14, 90-98.


Vic L. Arnold. 1975. Public Choice, Agricultural Economics and the Public Sector: A Public Sector Consumer's View, in Proceedings of American Agricultural Economics Association,


Vic L. Arnold and David Bromley. 1970. Social Goals, Problem Perception and Public Intervention: The Fishery. San Diego Law Review 7, 63-70.