Dale Truett is a professor of economics. He joined the UTSA faculty in 1973 after teaching at the University of Florida and Florida International University. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Texas at Austin in 1967, his M.A. in Latin American studies from the University of Texas at Austin and his B.A. in social sciences from Purdue University. He was founding chairman of the Department of Economics at Florida International University and was UTSA’s first director of the Division of Economics and Finance. His biographical data have appeared in the following Marquis publications: Who's Who in America; Who's Who in American Education; Who’s Who in Finance and Business; and Who's Who in the South and Southwest.
Dr. Truett’s current research activities, frequently carried out with his co-author, Dr. Lila Truett, include industry studies, applied international trade issues and topics in the theory of the firm. He has also co-authored three textbooks with Dr. Lila Truett. He has twice received the College of Business Advisory Council Research Award. In recognition of his contributions to research and teaching, he was awarded an Ashbel Smith Professorship, UTSA’s highest honor for professional scholarship in 1997. He has held visiting professorships at the University of Texas at Austin and the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in Mexico. Also, he has traveled to over 35 countries and has done research in many of these.
Dr. Truett’s current areas of teaching include managerial economics, microeconomic theory and macroeconomics. He has previously taught courses in international economics, international finance and financial management.
“Firm Size and Efficiency in the South African Motor Vehicle Industry,” with L. J. Truett, Australian Economic Papers, forthcoming.
“Challenges for France in the Emerging International Environment: A Dynamic Analysis,” with L. J. Truett, Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 27, No. 4, October 2009, pp. 566-573.
“Insourcing, Outsouring, and Unemployment in the Spanish Auto Industry,” with L. J. Truett, Review of Development Economics, Vol. 12, No. 4, 2008, pp. 702-713.
“A Cost-Based Analysis of Scale Economies in the French Auto Industry,” with L. J. Truett, International Review of Economics and Finance, Vol. 16, No. 3, 2007, pp. 369-382.
“Production and Cost Characteristics of the South African Motor Vehicle Industry,” with L. J. Truett, Applied Economics, Vol. 38, No. 20, November 2007, pp. 2381-2392.
“Production Function Geometry with `Knightian’ Total Product,” with L. J. Truett, Journal of Economic Education, Vol. 37, No. 3, Summer 2006, pp. 348-358.
“A Cost Function Analysis of Import Demand in South Africa,” with L. J. Truett, Journal of Development Economics, Vol. 70, April 2003, pp. 425-442.
“The Aggregate Demand/Aggregate Supply Model: A Premature Requiem?” with L. J. Truett, The American Economist, Vol. 42, No. 1, Spring 1998, pp. 71-75.
“Economies of Scale in the Mexican Automotive Sector,” with L. J. Truett, Journal of Productivity Analysis, Vol. 7, No. 4, October 1996, pp. 429-446.
“The Translog Cost Function and Demand for Imports: The Case of Mexico,” with L. J. Truett and B. Apostolakis, Southern Economic Journal, Vol. 60, No. 3, January 1994, pp. 685-700.
“Trade Preferences and Exports of Manufactures: A Case Study of Bolivia and Brazil,” with L. J. Truett, Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv, Band 129, Heft 3, 1993, pp. 573-590.
“The Demand for Life Insurance in Mexico and the United States,” with L. J. Truett, Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 57, No. 2, June 1990, pp. 321-328.
Managerial Economics: Analysis, Problems, Cases, with L. J. Truett, 8th ed. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, 2004.
Economics, with L. J. Truett, St. Louis, Missouri: Times Mirror/Mosby College Publishing, 1987.
"The Generalized System of Preferences After Seven Years: The Case of Mexico," with L. J. Truett, The Borderlands Journal, Spring 1985, pp. 129-147.
“The Maquiladoras: Prospects for Mexico," with L. J. Truett, Journal of Economic Development, Dec. 1984, pp. 45-65.
"Recent Growth of the Cement Industry in Texas," Texas Business Review, Nov.‑Dec. 1983, pp. 296-99.
"Sectoral Origins of the Mexican Trade Deficit," with L. J. Truett, Journal of Economic Development, Dec. 1982, pp. 19-30.
"Public Policy and the Growth of the Mexican Tourism Industry," with L. J. Truett, Journal of Travel Research, Vol. 20, Winter 1982, pp. 11-19.
"The Mexican Automobile Industry After Fifteen Years of Integration Policy," with L. J. Truett, Southwest Business and Economic Review, August 1981, pp. 20-30.
"Mexico and GSP: Problems and Prospects," with L. J. Truett, Inter-American Economic Affairs, Autumn 1980, pp. 67-91.
"Texas in International Trade," with Paul Bartlett and Lila Flory, in Louis J. Rodriguez, ed., Dynamics of Growth: An Economic Profile of Texas, Austin: Madrona Press, 1978, pp. 222-43.
"Economic Perspectives: Structural Inflation in Industrialized Countries," Caribbean Review, Jan./Feb./Mar. 1975, pp. 5-6.
"Economic Perspectives: The New Economics of the Caribbean," Caribbean Review, Oct./Nov./Dec. 1974, pp. 5-7.
"Comment: Professor Kaldor on Inflation, Growth, and Technological Change," in D. Geithman, ed., Fiscal Policy for Industrial Development in Latin America, University of Florida Press: 1974.
"Creeping Mexicanization," Caribbean Review, Jul./Aug./Sept. 1974, pp. 19-24.
"Returns to Scale and Outlay: An Ambiguity in the Theory of Production and Cost," with D. Geithman, Economia Internazionale, Maggio 1974, pp. 3-13.
"Classical Production Functions, Technical Optimality, and Scale Adjustments of the Firm," with B. Roberts, American Economic Review, December 1973, pp. 975-82.
"Economic Models of Investment and Urban Growth," Public Policy and Urbanization in the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica, Gainesville, Florida: Center for Latin American Studies, University of Florida, 1972.
"The Elasticity of Expansion and Scale Adjustments of the Firm," American Economic Review, December 1971, pp. 962‑65.
"Industrial Promotion Policies and Strategies in Latin America," appears as a substantial part of Ch. 5 in United Nations Industrial Development Survey, Vienna: United Nations Industrial Development Organization, 1971.