Lesley Chiou

Associate Professor
Department of Economics
Occidental College

Phone: (323) 259-2875
Fax: (323) 259-2704
E-mail: lchiou at oxy dot edu
Web address: http://faculty.oxy.edu/lchiou

Office hours: On leave 2016-2017

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My primary fields of interest are Industrial Organization and Applied Econometrics.

An 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.

Published and Forthcoming Papers

Papers under Review

Works in Progress

  • "Internet Use, Prices, and Market Structure" with Marc Rysman.



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