Wisconsin School of Business

Donald (Don) Harmatuck

Senior Lecturer

Professor Emeritus - Operations & Information Management

Donald Harmatuck is a professor in the Department of Operations and Information Management at the Wisconsin School of Business.

His research interests are in several areas relating to transport, including transportation economics, transportation policy, cost and demand modeling, economic appraisal of transport investment, motor carrier cost functions, and vehicle routing.

He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
 

Selected Published Journal Articles


Harmatuck, D. (2008). Light Rail Cost Functions and Technical Inefficiency. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board (2042), 58-70. doi: 10.3141/2042-07.
Harmatuck, D. (2007). Revealed Parking Choices and Value of Time. Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board (2010), 26-34. doi: 10.3141/2010-04.
Harmatuck, D., & Choi, J. (2006). Post operating performance of construction mergers and acquisitions of the United States of America. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering (33), 266-277. doi: 10.1139/l05-115.
Harmatuck, D. (2005). Cost Functions and Efficiency Estimates for Midwest Bus Transit System. Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board (National Academy of Science) (Finance, Economics, and Economic Development 2005), doi: 10.3141/1932-06.
Harmatuck, D. (1996). Motor Carrier Cost Function Comparisons. Transportation Journal (31), pp.31-46.
Harmatuck, D. (1996). The Influence of Transportation Infrastructure on Economic Development. The Logistics and Transportation Review (32), 63-76.
Harmatuck, D. (1985). Backhaul Pricing: Mathematical Programming and Game Theoretic Approaches to Allocating Joint Costs. Transportation Research Forum (26), 474-48.
Harmatuck, D. (1985). Short Run Motor Carrier Cost Function for Five Large Common Carriers. The Transportation and Logistics Review (21), 217-23.
Harmatuck, D. (1984). A Methodology for Decomposing Motor Carrier Profits. Logistics and Transportation Review (20), 99-109.
Harmatuck, D. (1981). A Motor Carrier Joint Cost Function: A Flexible Functional Form with Activity Prices. Journal of Tranport Economics and Policy (15), 135-153.
Harmatuck, D., & Wolfgram, M. (1981). An Evaluation of Econometric Models for Forecasting Gasoline Consumption Using Time Series Techniques. Transportation Research Forum (22), 343-353.
Harmatuck, D. (1979). The Effect of Recreational Vehicles on Highway Speed. Traffic Quarterly (33), 539-553.
Harmatuck, D. (1979). A Policy Senstive Railroad Cost Function. The Logistics and Transportation Review (15), 277-315.
Harmatuck, D. (1979). Problems in Estimating the Social Cost of Minimum Rate Regulation. Transportation Journal (18), 19-28.
Harmatuck, D. (1976). A Comparison of Two Approaches to Stock Location. Transportation and Logistics Review (12), 282-284.
Harmatuck, D. (1976). Economic Analysis of Public Response to Urban Transit Issue. Transportation Research Forum (17), 298-306.
Harmatuck, D. (1976). Referendum Voting as a Guide to Public Support for Mass Transit. Traffic Quarterly (30), 346-369.
Harmatuck, D. (1975). The Effects of a Service Interruption on Bus Ridership Levels in a Middle-Sized Community. Transportation Research, 43-54.

Presentations


Forkenbrock Series for Public Policy ( 2008 ) Infrastructure Debate, Again

2008 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting ( 2008 ) Light Rail Cost Functions

Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting ( 2007 ) Revealed Parking Choice and the Value of Time

Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting ( 2006 ) Revealed Parking Choices and the Value of Time

Transportation and Public Utilities Group at the ASSA meetings ( 1989 ) Motor Carrier Cost Functions and Productivity Comparisons (Completed Paper)

Atlanta ORSA/TIMS meetings (1985) ( 1 ) Periodic Time Series models of Gasoline Consumption


Undergraduate Courses


Business Logistics Analysis
Course DescriptionIntegration of transportation with inventory, warehousing and location strategies; analysis of alternative sources of transportation, including proprietary transport; logistics relative to production and marketing policies.
(OTM 640 Section 1), Fall 2008.

Transportation and Business Logistics
Course DescriptionEmphasis on the business logistics process from a managerial perspective; analysis of logistics systems to develop implementation strategies for effective flow of material and information throughout the supply chain.
(OIM 640), Fall 2002.

Transportation and Business Logistics (OIM 640), Spring 2002.

Transportation and Business Logistics
Course DescriptionEmphasis on the business logistics process from a managerial perspective; analysis of logistics systems to develop implementation strategies for effective flow of material and information throughout the supply chain.
(OIM 640), Fall 2003.

Business Logistics Analysis
Course DescriptionEmphasis on the business logistics process from a managerial perspective; analysis of logistics systems to develop implementation strategies for effective flow of material and information throughout the supply chain.
(OIM 640), Spring 2003.

Business logistics Analysis
Course DescriptionIntegration of transportation with inventory, warehousing and location strategies; analysis of alternative sources of transportation, including proprietary transport; logistics relative to production and marketing policies.
(OIM 640), Fall 2004.

Business Logistics
Course DescriptionIntegration of transportation with inventory, warehousing and location strategies; analysis of alternative sources of transportation, including proprietary transport; logistics relative to production and marketing policies.
(OIM 640), Fall 2005.

Business Logistics Analysis
Course DescriptionIntegration of transportation with inventory, warehousing and location strategies; analysis of alternative sources of transportation, including proprietary transport; logistics relative to production and marketing policies.
(OTM 640 Section 1), Fall 2009.

Business Logistics Analysis
Course DescriptionIntegration of transportation with inventory, warehousing and location strategies; analysis of alternative sources of transportation, including proprietary transport; logistics relative to production and marketing policies.
(OIM 640 Section 1), Fall 2006.

Business Logistics Analysis
Course DescriptionIntegration of transportation with inventory, warehousing and location strategies; analysis of alternative sources of transportation, including proprietary transport; logistics relative to production and marketing policies.
(OTM 640), Fall 2006.

Business Logistics Analysis
Course DescriptionIntegration of transportation with inventory, warehousing and location strategies; analysis of alternative sources of transportation, including proprietary transport; logistics relative to production and marketing policies.
(OTM 640 Section 1), Fall 2010.

Business Logistics Analysis (OTM 640), Fall 2011.

Business Logistics Analysis
Course DescriptionIntegration of transportation with inventory, warehousing and location strategies; analysis of alternative sources of transportation, including proprietary transport; logistics relative to production and marketing policies.
(OTM 640 Section 1), Fall 2007.

Urban Transport Economics
Course DescriptionEconomic issues involved in providing transport services in urban comminities; study of demand; alternative means of supply; public and private financing problems; pricing and resource allocation; role of local, state and federal governments.
(TPU 478 Section 1), Spring 2009.

Urban Transport Economics
Course DescriptionEconomic issues involved in providing transport services in urban comminities; study of demand; alternative means of supply; public and private financing problems; pricing and resource allocation; role of local, state and federal governments.
(TPU 478), Fall 2001.

Urban Transport Economics
Course DescriptionEconomic issues involved in providing transport services in urban comminities; study of demand; alternative means of supply; public and private financing problems; pricing and resource allocation; role of local, state and federal governments.
(TPU 478), Spring 2005.

Urban Transport Economics
Course DescriptionEconomic issues involved in providing transport services in urban comminities; study of demand; alternative means of supply; public and private financing problems; pricing and resource allocation; role of local, state and federal governments.
(TPU 478 Section 1), Spring 2007.

Urban Transport Economics
Course DescriptionEconomic issues involved in providing transport services in urban comminities; study of demand; alternative means of supply; public and private financing problems; pricing and resource allocation; role of local, state and federal governments.
(TPU 478 Section 1), Spring 2008.

Economics of Transportation
Course DescriptionInfluence of transport costs on economic development, industrial location and market penetration; economic characteristics of carriers; pricing policies and practices in transport; interrelationship of public policy issues and decisions by suppliers and users of transportation.
(OIM 444), Fall 2001.

Economics of Transportation (O I M 444 Section 1), Fall 2006.

Economics of Transportation
Course DescriptionInfluence of transport costs on economic development, industrial location and market penetration; economic characteristics of carriers; pricing policies and practices in transport; interrelationship of public policy issues and decisions by suppliers and users of transportation.
(OIM 444 Section 1), Summer 2006.

Economics of Transportation (OTM 444), Fall 2011.

Economics of Transportation
Course DescriptionInfluence of transport costs on economic development, industrial location and market penetration; economic characteristics of carriers; pricing policies and practices in transport; interrelationship of public policy issues and decisions by suppliers and users of transportation.
(OTM/OTM 444 Section 01), Summer 2007.



Graduate Courses


Phd Readings and Research- Richard Sheil (OTM 994 Section 1), Fall 2007.

Reading and Research- Michael Rogriguez (OTM 794 Section 1), Fall 2007.

Economics of Transportation (OTM 744), Fall 2011.

Managerial Economics
Course DescriptionDevelops an economic model of the firm and market, addressing topics of supply and demand, marginal analysis, economic value and cost, elasticity, pricing, incentives, and competition. Objective is to teach how economic logic can provide practical insights into business decision making.
(OIM 730), Spring 2002.

Managerial Economics
Course DescriptionDevelops an economic model of the firm and market, addressing topics of supply and demand, marginal analysis, economic value and cost, elasticity, pricing, incentives, and competition. Objective is to teach how economic logic can provide practical insights into business decision making.
(OIM 730), Spring 2002.

Managerial Economics Evening
Course DescriptionDevelops an economic model of the firm and market, addressing topics of supply and demand, marginal analysis, economic value and cost, elasticity, pricing, incentives, and competition. Objective is to teach how economic logic can provide practical insights into business decision making.
(OIM 730), Summer 2002.

Managerial Economics
Course DescriptionDevelops an economic model of the firm and market, addressing topics of supply and demand, marginal analysis, economic value and cost, elasticity, pricing, incentives, and competition. Objective is to teach how economic logic can provide practical insights into business decision making.
(OIM 730), Spring 2003.

Managerial Economics
Course DescriptionDevelops an economic model of the firm and market, addressing topics of supply and demand, marginal analysis, economic value and cost, elasticity, pricing, incentives, and competition. Objective is to teach how economic logic can provide practical insights into business decision making.
(OIM 730), Spring 2003.

Managerial Economics
Course DescriptionDevelops an economic model of the firm and market, addressing topics of supply and demand, marginal analysis, economic value and cost, elasticity, pricing, incentives, and competition. Objective is to teach how economic logic can provide practical insights into business decision making.
(OIM 730), Spring 2004.

Managerial Economics
Course DescriptionDevelops an economic model of the firm and market, addressing topics of supply and demand, marginal analysis, economic value and cost, elasticity, pricing, incentives, and competition. Objective is to teach how economic logic can provide practical insights into business decision making.
(OIM 730), Spring 2004.



Combined Undergraduate & Graduate Courses


Economics of Transportation
Course DescriptionInfluence of transport costs on economic development, industrial location and market penetration; economic characteristics of carriers; pricing policies and practices in transport; interrelationship of public policy issues and decisions by suppliers and users of transportation.
(OTM/OTM 444/744 Section 1), Fall 2008.

Economics of Transportation
Course DescriptionInfluence of transport costs on economic development, industrial location and market penetration; economic characteristics of carriers; pricing policies and practices in transport; interrelationship of public policy issues and decisions by suppliers and users of transportation.
(OTM/OTM 744/444 Section 1), Summer 2009.

Economics of Transportation
Course DescriptionInfluence of transport costs on economic development, industrial location and market penetration; economic characteristics of carriers; pricing policies and practices in transport; interrelationship of public policy issues and decisions by suppliers and users of transportation.
(OIM/OIM 444/744), Fall 2002.

Economics of Transportation
Course DescriptionInfluence of transport costs on economic development, industrial location and market penetration; economic characteristics of carriers; pricing policies and practices in transport; interrelationship of public policy issues and decisions by suppliers and users of transportation.
(OIM/OIM 444/744), Fall 2003.

Economics of Transportation
Course DescriptionInfluence of transport costs on economic development, industrial location and market penetration; economic characteristics of carriers; pricing policies and practices in transport; interrelationship of public policy issues and decisions by suppliers and users of transportation.
(OIM/OIM 444/744), Fall 2004.

Economics of Transportation
Course DescriptionInfluence of transport costs on economic development, industrial location and market penetration; economic characteristics of carriers; pricing policies and practices in transport; interrelationship of public policy issues and decisions by suppliers and users of transportation.
(OIM/OIM/ECO 744/444/502), Fall 2005.

Economics of Transportation
Course DescriptionInfluence of transport costs on economic development, industrial location and market penetration; economic characteristics of carriers; pricing policies and practices in transport; interrelationship of public policy issues and decisions by suppliers and users of transportation.
(OIM/OIM 744/444), Summer 2005.

Urban Transport Economics
Course DescriptionEconomic issues involved in providing transport services in urban comminities; study of demand; alternative means of supply; public and private financing problems; pricing and resource allocation; role of local, state and federal governments.
(TPU/ECO 478/478), Spring 2006.

Economics of Transportation
Course DescriptionInfluence of transport costs on economic development, industrial location and market penetration; economic characteristics of carriers; pricing policies and practices in transport; interrelationship of public policy issues and decisions by suppliers and users of transportation.
(OTM/OTM 744/444 Section 1), Fall 2009.

Economics of Transportation
Course DescriptionInfluence of transport costs on economic development, industrial location and market penetration; economic characteristics of carriers; pricing policies and practices in transport; interrelationship of public policy issues and decisions by suppliers and users of transportation.
(OTM/OTM 444/744), Fall 2006.

Economics of Transportation
Course DescriptionInfluence of transport costs on economic development, industrial location and market penetration; economic characteristics of carriers; pricing policies and practices in transport; interrelationship of public policy issues and decisions by suppliers and users of transportation.
(OTM/OTM 444/744 Section 1), Fall 2010.

Economics of Transportation
Course DescriptionInfluence of transport costs on economic development, industrial location and market penetration; economic characteristics of carriers; pricing policies and practices in transport; interrelationship of public policy issues and decisions by suppliers and users of transportation.
(OTM/OTM 744/444 Section 1), Fall 2007.

Economics of Transportation
Course DescriptionInfluence of transport costs on economic development, industrial location and market penetration; economic characteristics of carriers; pricing policies and practices in transport; interrelationship of public policy issues and decisions by suppliers and users of transportation.
(OTM/OTM 744/444 Section 1), Summer 2007.



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Donald (Don) Harmatuck

Senior Lecturer
 
Professor Emeritus | Operations & Information Management
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