Research

Fields

  • Industrial Organization
  • Econometrics
  • Media Economics

Publications

"Quality Overprovision in Cable Television Markets" (PDF, 1 MB) (with Matthew Shum and Oleksandr Shcherbakov), American Economic Review, v109n3 (March 2019), 956-995.

“Asymmetric Information and Imperfect Competition in Lending Markets,” (PDF, 1 MB) (with Nicola Pavanini and Fabiano Schivardi), American Economic Review v108n7 (July 2018),1659-1701. 

Short summary on VoxEU

"The Welfare Effects of Vertical Integration in Multichannel Television Markets" (PDF, 1 MB)(with Robin S. Lee, Michael D. Whinston and Ali Yurukoglu), Econometrica, Vol. 86, No. 3 (May, 2018), 891–954

“The Economics of Television and Online Video Markets,” (PDF, 3 MB) Chapter 7 in Anderson, S., Waldfogel, J., and D. Stromberg, Handbook of Media Economics, volume 1A, 2016, Elsevier Press.

"Cable Regulation in the Internet Era", Chapter 4 in Rose, N., ed., "Economic Regulation and Its Reform: What Have We Learned?", 2014, forthcoming, University of Chicago Press.
"Accommodating Endogenous Product Choices: A Progress Report",International Journal of Industrial Organization , v30 (2012), 315-320.
"The Welfare Effects of Bundling in Multichannel Television Markets", American Economic Review , v102n2 (April 2012), 643-685.
"Economics at the FCC: 2007-2008", (with Evan Kwerel and Jonathan Levy), Review of Industrial Organization , v33n3 (November 2008), 187-210.
"The Discriminatory Incentives to Bundle in the Cable Television Industry", Quantitative Marketing and Economics , v6n1 (March 2008), 41-78.
"Bidding Asymmetries in Multi-Unit Auctions: Implications of Bid Function Equilibria in the British Spot Market for Electricity", (with Joseph Crespo and Helen Tauchen), International Journal of Industrial Organization , v25n6 (December 2007), 1233-1268.

"Bundling, Product Choice, and Efficiency: Should Cable Television Networks be Offered A La Carte?", (with Joseph Cullen), Information Economics and Policy , v19n3-4 (October 2007), 379-404.

Short summary for Micro Insights

"Monopoly Quality Degradation and Regulation in Cable Television", (with Matthew Shum), Journal of Law and Economics , v50n1 (February 2007), 181-209.
"Uncertainty and Learning in Pharmaceutical Demand", (with Matthew Shum), Econometrica , 73n4 (July 2005), 1135-1174.
"Recent Advances in Structural Econometric Modeling: Dynamics, Product Positioning, and Entry", (with J.-P. Dube, K. Sudhir, A. Ching, M. Draganska, J. Fox, W. Hartmann, G. Hitsch, B. Viard, M. Villas-Boas, and N. Vilcassim), Marketing Letters , v16n2 (July 2005).
"The Impact of the 1992 Cable Act on Household Demand and Welfare", RAND Journal of Economics , v31n3 (Autumn 2000), 422-449.

Articles Under Review

The Regulation of Public Service Broadcasting (PDF, 316 KB): Should there be more advertising on television?,” (with Jeremy Smith and Paul Sturgeon), working paper, University of Warwick, July 2017, revise and resubmit at International Journal of Industrial Organization

Preference estimation with unobserved choice set heterogeneity using sufficient sets (PDF, 1 MB),” (with Rachel Griffith and Alessandro Iaria), University of Zurich, October 2017, revise and resubmit at Journal of Econometrics.

Policy Papers and Presentations

‘How tech rolls’: Potential competition and ‘reverse’ killer acquisitions," (with Cristina Caffarra and Tommaso Valletti), voxeu.org, May 2020

Kabuki Dances or Rube Goldberg Machines (PDF, 640 KB): Vertical Analysis of Media Mergers,” (with Cristina Caffarra and Helen Weeds), Competition Policy International (CPI) Antitrust Chronicle, August 2018.

AT&T/Time Warner and Antitrust Policy Toward Vertical Mergers (PDF, 810 KB),” (with Robin S.
Lee and Michael D. Whinston and Ali Yurukoglus), Competition Policy International (CPI) Antitrust Chronicle, July 2019.

"The Problems with (Dominant) Platforms (PDF, 799 KB)," Keynote Lecture, 11th Paris Conference on Digital Economics, Telecom ParisTech, April 6, 2019.

 

Working Papers

“The impact of ’rollover’ contracts on switching in the UK voice market: Evidence from disaggregate customer billing data,” (with Nicola Tosini and Keith Waehrer), Working paper, University of Warwick, June 2011. 

“The Empirical Consequences of Advertising Content in the Hungarian Mobile Phone Market,” (with Jozsef Molnar), University of Arizona, March 2008. 

 

Work In Progress

“Orthogonal Instruments: Estimating Price Elasticities in the Presence of Endogenous Product Characteristics,” (with Dan Ackerberg and Jin Hahn), mimeo, University of Warwick, June 2011. 

“Channel 5 or 500? Vertical Integration, Favoritism, and Discrimination in Multichannel Television,” (with Robin Lee, Breno Viera, Michael Whinston, and Ali Yurukoglu), mimeo, University of Zurich, October 2013.