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We find that the Fox News Channel and MSNBC have large persuasive effects. We consider these effects in a model where consumers prefer news that is closer to their own ideology. The results suggest that media mergers may raise additional public policy issues compared to mergers in other product markets.
We empirically examine recently declassified offer and counteroffer data from multi-party international tariff negotiations. We document eight stylized facts. We assess the role of relaxing bilateral reciprocity to multilateral reciprocity, and whether preferential tariffs served as a stumbling block for liberalization.
Examines infrastructure investment dynamics and degree of power outages under monopoly regulation. We simulate regulatory commitment and explore regulator heterogeneity.
Shortages of Sterile Injectable Pharmaceuticals
Examines dramatic increase in reported drug shortages as a result of changing regulatory reimbursement design.
The Welfare Effects of Bundling in Multichannel
Television Markets (with Gregory S. Crawford)
American Economic Review, Vol. 102, No. 2, April 2012
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An empirical model to predict the effects of a la carte pricing regulations in cable television, accounting for the renegotiation of bilateral contracts between upstream content and downstream distribution.
The Welfare Effects of Vertical Integration in Multichannel Television Markets (Greg Crawford, Robin Lee, Michael Whinston)
Patterns of Carriage and Positioning of Vertically Integrated Content (Greg Crawford, Robin Lee, Breno Vieira, Michael Whinston)
Bilateral Bargaining with Externalities in International Tariff Negotiations: Analysis using Data from the GATT (Kyle Bagwell, Robert Staiger)
Bilateral Bargaining, Contracts, and Entry in IPTV
Bilateral Contracts that Reference Rivals in Healthcare (Cory Capps, John Lazarev)
Current and previous courses
Period: 2009 - Present day
Statistics and Data Analysis for Business Applications
First year econometrics course for GSB PhD students.
Level: Undergraduate and PhD