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assistant professor of business economics & public policy


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Office: SHDH 1407

215.746.3134 (office)
215.898.7635 (fax)



Ph.D., Economics, Northwestern University, 2013
M.A., Economics, Northwestern University, 2009
M.Sc., Math Econ and Econometrics, Toulouse School of Economics, 2007
B.SocSci., Economics, National University of Singapore, 2006

Fields of Specialization
Industrial Organization, Regulation, Environmental Economics

Curriculum Vitae

Website last updated: June 2018

Published Papers

Exclusive Dealing with Imperfect Downstream Competition (with J. Wright)
-International Journal of Industrial Organization 26 (1), 227-246, 2008
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How Should the Graduate Economics Core be Changed? (with K. Borovickova, H. Golden, et al)
-Journal of Economic Education 42 (4), 416-419, 2011
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Corporate Reputational Dynamics and Activist Pressure (with D. Besanko and D. Diermeier)
-Advances in Strategic Management Vol 34, 2016
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The Effect of Product Misperception on Economic Outcomes: Evidence from the Extended Warranty Market (with Y. Salant)
-Accepted at Review of Economic Studies, 2018
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Working papers

Measuring the Welfare Gains from Optimal Incentive Regulation
-R&R at Review of Economic Studies, 2018
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Coordinating Separate Markets for Externalities (with C. R. Knittel, K. Metaxoglou and A. Trindade)
-Back to the drawing board, 2018
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On Identification in Repeated Games (with J. Granja and A. Szydlowski)
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When Does Regulation Distort Costs? New Insights from Electricity Markets Deregulation (with J. S. Han, J. F. Houde and A. van Benthem)

Designing More Cost-Effective Trading Markets for Renewable Energy (with A. van Benthem, F. Flores-Golfin and G. Vassey)

Ex-post Evaluation of Ex-ante Policies: An Application to Pollution Regulation
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Other work and dormant projects

Dynamics of Corporate Campaigns (with D. Besanko and D. Diermeier)
-Book under contract with Oxford University Press.

Private Politics and Public Interest: NGOs, Corporate Campaigns, and Social Welfare (with D. Besanko and D. Diermeier)
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A Note on Weak Identification in the Berry, Levinsohn and Pakes (1995) Model
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Sunk Costs and Regulatory Environment in Southern Antebellum Banking.