Associate Professor of Economics
University of North Carolina
Department of Economics CB 3305
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
2002: Ph.D., Economics, University of Virginia
1994: B.A., Economics and Government, College of William and Mary
July 2012 - : 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
- "Competition and Crowding Out in the Market for Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment," with Andrew Cohen and Beth Freeborn – December 2011. Forthcoming in the International Economic Review.
- "Charity as a Substitute for Reputation: Evidence from an Online Marketplace," with Dan Elfenbein and Ray Fisman. Forthcoming in the Review of Economic Studies.
- "The Effects of Insurance Mandates on Choices and Outcomes in Infertility Treatment Markets," with Bart Hamilton. Forthcoming in Health Economics.
- "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
- Choice dynamics in fertility treatment, with Bart Hamilton and Juan Pantano.
- Incentive contracts and drug testing, with Larry Chavis.
- Quality certification, trust, and market structure, with Dan Elfenbein and Ray Fisman.
- Charity by firms and consumers during large-scale disasters, with Dan Elfenbein and Ray Fisman.
- "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.
- Graduate Industrial Organization (Syllabus)
- Undergraduate Industrial Organization (Syllabus)
At Wash U:
- Undergraduate Microeconomics (Syllabus)
- Undergraduate Empirical Industrial Organization (Syllabus)
- MBA Managerial Economics
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