PhD, Economics, Stanford University
BS, Physics, Mathematics, University of Maryland – College Park
At Haas since 2013
2013 – present, Assistant Professor, Haas School of Business
2010 – 2013, Cornell Economics Department
Current Research and Interests
Industrial Organization – Uses data to understand how the structure of markets influences market outcomes, firm profits, and consumer welfare. Research projects include the effect of airline mergers on service networks and the revenue maximizing design of online auction platforms like eBay.
Market Design – This field studies the design of markets for both public and private sector causes. Topics include the design of online auction platforms and school choice programs.
Psychology and Economics –Research includes papers in behavioral finance and nonstandard procedures for making probabilistic judgments. Topics include how mood affects equities prices and how neglect of base rates can influence persuasion (e.g., advertising) and reputation (e.g., firm branding).
Selected Papers and Publications
“To Reveal or Not to Reveal: Privacy Preferences and Economic Frictions,” 2017, Games and Economic Behavior, 75 (2), pp. 518-537 (with B. Hickman)
“College Assignment as a Large Contest,” 2013, Journal of Economic Theory, 175, pp. 88-126.
“Efficiency and information aggregation in large uniform-price auctions,” 2013, Journal of Economic Theory, 148 (6), p. 2436 – 2466. (with N. Augenblick)
“Ambiguous Beliefs and Mechanism Design,” 2012, Games and Economic Behavior, 75 (2), pp. 518-537.
UGBA 101A – Microeconomic Analysis for Business Decisions
EWMBA 201A – Economics for Business Decision Making