primary fields of interest are Industrial Organization and Applied
underlying theme of my research agenda is understanding how consumer behavior
can influence the actions of firms and inform public policy. My research
spans three main areas: information and technology, the retail sector, and
arts and media markets. (Click here to
see my research organized by topic.) I apply a broad range of econometric methods, ranging
from structural estimation to natural experiments.
and Forthcoming Papers
"Content Aggregation by
Platforms: The Case of the News Media" with Catherine Tucker,
Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, forthcoming.
(Earlier versions of
this paper were circulated under the titles "Copyright, Digitization, and
Aggregation" and "News and Online
"Consumer Response to
Tax Changes" with Erich Muehlegger, National Tax Journal,
Vol. 67, pp. 621-650, 2014. (Online Model
"Paywalls and the Demand for Online News"
with Catherine Tucker, Information Economics and Policy, Vol. 25,
pp. 61-69, 2013.
- "How Does the Use of
Trademarks by Third-Party Sellers Affect Online Search?" with
Catherine Tucker, Marketing Science, Vol. 31, pp. 819-837, 2012.
- "The Effect of Ticket Resale Laws on Consumption
and Production in Performing Arts Markets" with Melissa Boyle, Eastern
Economic Journal, Vol. 38, pp. 210-222, 2012.
- "The Reality of Reality Television: Does Reality
TV Influence Local Crime Rates?" with Mary Lopez, Economics
Letters, Vol. 108, pp. 330-333, 2010.
- "Internet Auctions and Frictionless Commerce:
Evidence from the Retail Gift Card Market" with Jennifer Pate, Review
of Industrial Organization, Vol. 36, 2010.
- "Empirical Analysis of
Competition between Wal-Mart and Other Retail Channels," Journal
of Economics and Management Strategy, Vol. 18, 2009. (Lead article)
- "Broadway Productions and the Value of a Tony
Award" with Melissa Boyle, Journal of Cultural Economics,
Vol. 33, 2009.
Works in Progress
"Internet Use, Prices, and Market Structure" with
I teach five
courses during the two-semester academic year, and my courses span all levels
of the curriculum.
- Econ 102: Principles of Economics II
- Econ 250: Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
- Econ 272: Applied Econometrics
- Econ 302: Industrial Organization
- Econ 495: Senior Seminar
- Econ 498: Honors Seminar