Kevin McCardle

Professor in Decisions, Operations, and Technology Management

Phone: (310) 825-3926

Fax: (310) 825-1581

Cornell Hall, Room D-520


Kevin McCardle joined UCLA Anderson as a Professor in 1999. He was Senior Associate Dean and Director of the MBA program from 2007 till 2010.

Professor McCardle was on the faculty at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University from 1985 till 1999. His prior work experience includes several years as a mathematical analyst at Rand Corporation, Hughes Aircraft, and TRW.

His research interest is in mathematical models of decision making. Specifically, his research studies the role of information and risk attitudes in decisions that are made sequentially or competitively. His resarch has been funded by the NSF and by Chevron. He is currently the Area Editor for Decision Analysis at Operations Research. He has been an associate editor at Operations Research, Management Science, and Decision Analysis.

His primary teaching responsibility has been to the core course, Data and Decisions. For that effort he has won several teaching awards.

Professor McCardle has served on the board of St. Monica Catholic Schools since 2007. He was elected chair in 2009. Since 2004, he has served on the board of St. Joseph Center, an independent non-profit that provides education, prevention, and intervention services for low income and homeless individuals on the west side of Los Angeles. He was elected chair in 2009. His service with St. Joseph Center was recognized with a UCLA Rosenfeld Distinguished Community Partnership Prize in 2006.


Ph.D. Mathematics, 1985, UCLA
M.A. Mathematics, 1985, UCLA
B.S. Mathematics, 1977, Marquette University


Decision Analysis
  • Sushil Bikhchandani and Kevin F. McCardle. (2012). Behavior-based Price Discrimination by a Patient Seller. B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics, [ Link ]
  • H. Dharma Kwon, Steven A. Lippman, Kevin F. McCardle, and Christopher S. Tang. (Fall 2010). Project Management Contracts with Delayed Payments. Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, 12, 4: 692-707. [ Link ]
  • Steven A. Lippman and Kevin F. McCardle. (March 2012). Embedded Nash Bargaining: Risk Aversion and Impatience. Decision Analysis, 9, 1: 31-40. [ Link ]
  • Neda Farzinnia and Kevin F. McCardle. (2010). Bayesian Updating with Confounded Signals. Communications in Statistics -- Theory and Methods, 39: 956-972. [ Link ]
  • Soo-Haeng Cho, Kevin F. McCardle, and Christopher S. Tang. (July-August 2009). Optimal Pricing and Rebate Strategies in a Two-Level Supply Chain. Production and Operations Management, 18, 4: 426-446. [ Link ]
  • Kevin F. McCardle, Kumar Rajaram, and Christopher S. Tang. (March 2009). A Decision Analysis Tool for Evaluating Fundraising Tiers. Decision Analysis, 6(1): 4-13. [ Link ]
  • Soo-Haeng Cho and Kevin F. McCardle. (Jan-Feb, 2009). The Adoption of Multiple Dependent Technologies. Operations Research, 57: 157-169. [ Link ]
  • Steven A. Lippman, Kevin F. McCardle, and Christopher S. Tang. (2012). Using Nash Bargaining to Design Project Management Contracts under Cost Uncertainty. [ Link ] [ Download ]