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Douglas Dalenberg

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Douglas Dalenberg

Liberal Arts 413 ยท (406) 243-4406
Office Hours:

Spring 2014

TR 1:00-2:00  or

By appointment or discovery.

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

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.


Current Couses

Spring 2014

ECNS 499 Senior Thesis, TR 9:40-11:00 SS254

ECNS 513 Macrotheory, TR 2:10-3:30 LA 401

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.