Brian McManus

Associate Professor of Economics

University of North Carolina

 

Contact information

Department of Economics CB 3305

University of North Carolina

Chapel Hill, NC  27599

 

email: mcmanusb@email.unc.edu

web: www.unc.edu/~mcmanusb

office: 919-966-5392

fax: 919-966-4986

 

Education

2002: Ph.D., Economics, University of Virginia

1994: B.A., Economics and Government, College of William and Mary

 

Professional experience

July 2012 present:       Associate Professor of Economics (with tenure), University of North Carolina

July 2008 July 2012:   Assistant Professor of Economics, University of North Carolina

July 2001 July 2008:   Assistant Professor of Economics, John M. Olin School of Business, Washington University

 

Research

Publications

-      "Competition and Crowding Out in the Market for Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment," with Andrew Cohen and Beth Freeborn. International Economic Review 54 (February 2013), pp. 159-184.

-      "Charity as a Substitute for Reputation: Evidence from an Online Marketplace," with Dan Elfenbein and Ray Fisman.  Review of Economic Studies 79 (October 2012), pp. 1441-1468.

-      "The Effects of Insurance Mandates on Choices and Outcomes in Infertility Treatment Markets," with Bart Hamilton.  Health Economics 21 (August 2012), pp.994-1016.

-      "The Demand for Products Linked to Public Goods: Evidence from an Online Field Experiment," with Rick Bennet.  Journal of Public Economics 95 (June 2011), pp.403-415.

-      "A Greater Price for a Greater Good? Evidence that Consumers Pay More for Charity-Linked Products," with Dan Elfenbein.  American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 2 (May 2010), pp. 28-60.

-      "Last Minute Bidding in eBay Charity Auctions" with Dan Elfenbein. Economics Letters 17 (April 2010), pp.42-45.

-      "Substance Abuse Treatment and Motor Vehicle Fatalities" with Beth Freeborn.  Southern Economic Journal 76 (April 2010), pp.1032-1048.

-      "Nonlinear Pricing in an Oligopoly Market: the Case of Specialty Coffee." RAND Journal of Economics 38 (Summer 2007) pp.512-532.

-      "Charity Auctions," with Maxim Engers.  International Economic Review 48 (Aug. 2007) pp. 953-994.

-      "Two Part Pricing with Costly Arbitrage." Southern Economic Journal 68 (Oct. 2001), pp. 369-386.

 

Work in progress

-      "Market Structure Reputation, and the Value of Quality Certification," with Dan Elfenbein and Ray Fisman. August 2014.

-     "Learning by Driving: Productivity Improvements by New York City Taxi Drivers," with Kareem Haggag and Giovanni Paci. June 2014.

-      Choice dynamics in fertility treatment, with Bart Hamilton and Juan Pantano. Email me for paper.

-      Incentive contracts and drug testing, with Larry Chavis.

-      Charity by firms and consumers during large-scale disasters, with Dan Elfenbein and Ray Fisman.

 

Older papers 

-      "Technology Diffusion and Market Structure: Evidence from Infertility Treatment Markets," with Bart Hamilton - Sept 2005.

-      "A Model of an Assisted Reproductive Technology Market," with Bart Hamilton - Nov 2003.

 

Teaching

At UNC:

-      Graduate Industrial Organization (Syllabus)

-      Undergraduate Industrial Organization (Syllabus)

-      Undergraduate Microeconomics (Syllabus)

 

At Wash U:

-      Undergraduate Microeconomics (Syllabus)

-      Undergraduate Empirical Industrial Organization (Syllabus)

-      MBA Managerial Economics

 

Click here to view the UNC Applied Microeconomics Seminar schedule. 

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