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Rafael A. Tenorio

  • Professor
  • Department of Economics
  • (312) 362-8309
  • 1 E. Jackson Blvd.
    DePaul Center 6207
    Chicago, IL 60604

Academic Degrees

PhD Johns Hopkins University, Economics, 1990
MA Johns Hopkins University, Economics, 1986
BA University of Lima, Economics, 1982


Rafael Tenorio is a Professor of Economics at DePaul University. He has been at DePaul since 1999, and has been the Economics Department Research Seminar Organizer for all of this time. He also chaired the college Research Committee between 2000 and 2005, and has served both in the College Promotion and Tenure Committee and the Economics Department MBA Curriculum Committee.

Rafael's research interests are in applied game theory, microeconomics and strategic decision-making. His work has been published in various refereed journals such as Management Science, the Journal of International Economics, the Economic Journal, Economic Theory, The Journal of Industrial Economics, and The Review of Economics and Statistics.

Rafael has served as a referee/reviewer for several institutions, such as The National Science Foundation, The Canada Social Science Research Council and the International Testing Service, as well as numerous academic journals, including The American Economic Review, Management Science, The Journal of Finance and The American Journal of Political Science. He has received Curriculum Development Grants from Procter & Gamble and the Lilly Endowment, and many Research Grants from both DePaul University and the University of Notre Dame.

Rafael received his undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Lima in 1982, and he earned his Masters and PhD in Economics from the John Hopkins University in 1986 and 1990, respectively. He teaches courses on Business Strategy, Strategic Decision Making and Game Theory, Economics for Decision-Making, and Strategy and Competition Policy.​