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Douglas Dalenberg, Professor

Location: Liberal Arts 413
Hours: Summer 2015 By appointment or discovery.

Phone: (406) 243-4406


Numbers and the stories they tell have always fascinated Doug.  He is lucky to have found a job where he gets to play with numbers and math quite a bit.  As a result much of his teaching and research uses applied econometric analysis to try to hear what the numbers are saying.  Although we know "The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything" is 42 (Douglas Adams), he is still working on the question.


Doctor of Philosophy, University of Oregon, 1987

Bachelor of Arts, Pacific Lutheran University, 1981


Tennis, Rooting for the Cubs and Mariners, Geyser gazing in Yellowstone

Research Interests

The common thread running through my research is using the tools of regression analysis to discover patterns in data.  Currently I am applying those tools to studying happiness, or more precisely, subjective well-being.  I am also involved in projects dealing with National Park visitation and attitudes regarding fire in Montana.

Selected Publications

Paveglio, T., T. Prato, D. Dalenberg, and T. Venn, “Understanding Evacuation Preferences and Wildfire Mitigations among Northwest Montana Residents,” International Journal of Wildland Fire, 2014, 23(3) 435-444.

Freimund, W. and D. Dalenberg, Chaco Culture National Historical Park: 2009 Visitor Survey, National Park Service, 2010.

Bookwalter, J. T. and D. R. Dalenberg, "Relative to What or Whom? The Importance of Norms and Relative Standing to Well-Being in South Africa," World Development, 38(3), 2010, 345-355.

Pryor, A., D. Dalenberg, D. McCorkle, J. Reardon, and J. Wicks, “Buy or Burn?: Empirical Tests of Models of Crime Using Data from a General Population,” The Social Science Journal, 45, 2008 95-106.

Bookwalter, J. T., B. S. Fuller and D. R. Dalenberg, “Do Household Heads Speak for the Household? A Research Note,” Social Indicators Research, 79, 2006 405-419.

Howie, P., J. Wicks, J. Fitzgerald, D. Dalenberg, and R. Connelly, “Mothers’ Time Spent in Care of Her Children and Market Work: A Simultaneous Model with Attitudes as Instruments,” Applied Economics Letters, 13, 2006, 503-506.

Field of Study

Applied Econometrics

Public Economics

Applied Microeconomics


Fall 2015

ECNS 403 Introduction to Econometrics MWF 10:10-11:00 TBA, Lab W 1:10-2:00 TBA

ECNS 301 Intermediate Microeconomics with Calculus, MWF 11:10-12:00 LA 337


Most Inspirational Teacher of the Year, University of Montana, 2013.

Graduate Teaching Fellow Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Oregon, 1985.