Liran Einav: Papers (by topic)

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 INSURANCE MARKETS
 
  • Paying on the Margin for Medical Care: Evidence from Breast Cancer Treatments, with Amy Finkelstein and Heidi Williams [current draft: June 2014] 

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  • The Response of Drug Expenditure to Non-Linear Contract Design in Medicare Part D , with Amy Finkelstein and Paul Schrimpf, NBER Working Paper No. 19393, revise and resubmit, Quarterly Journal of Economics [current draft: August 2013] 

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  • The RAND Health Insurance Experiment, Three Decades Later , with Aviva Aron-Dine and Amy Finkelstein
    Journal of Economcis Perspectives, 27(1), Winter 2013, 197-222
    Supplement: online appendix and data and estimation programs

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  • Moral hazard in health insurance: How important is forward looking behavior?, with Aviva Aron-Dine, Amy Finkelstein, and Mark Cullen, revise and resubmit, Review of Economics and Statistics, NBER Working Paper No. 17802 [current draft: November 2012] 

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  • Selection on Moral Hazard in Health Insurance, with Amy Finkelstein, Stephen Ryan, Paul Schrimpf, and Mark Cullen
    American Economic Review, 103(1), February 2013, 178-219
    Supplement: online appendix and estimation programs

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  • How General Are Risk Preferences? Choices under Uncertainty in Different Domains, with Amy Finkelstein, Iuliana Pascu, and Mark Cullen
    American Economic Review, 102(6), October 2012, 2606-2638
    Supplement: online appendix and estimation programs

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  • Selection in Insurance Markets: Theory and Empirics in Pictures, with Amy Finkelstein
    Journal of Economics Perspectives, 25(1), Winter 2011, 115-138 
    Supplement: all figures in Powerpoint

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  • Beyond Testing: Empirical Models of Insurance Markets, with Amy Finkelstein and Jonathan Levin
    Annual Review of Economics, 2, September 2010, 311-336 

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  • Estimating Welfare in Insurance Markets using Variation in Prices, with Amy Finkelstein and Mark Cullen
    Quarterly Journal of Economics, 125(3), August 2010, 877-921 (lead article)
    Supplement: online appendix

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  • Optimal Mandates and The Welfare Cost of Asymmetric Information: Evidence from The U.K. Annuity Market, with Amy Finkelstein and Paul Schrimpf
    Econometrica, 78(3), May 2010, 1031-1092
    Supplement: estimation programs and a readme file

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  • Estimating Risk Preferences from Deductible Choice, with Alma Cohen
    American Economic Review, 97(3), June 2007, 745-788
    Winner of an Emerald Management Reviews Citation of Excellence as one of the 50 best articles published in 2007 in management
    Supplement: online appendix, estimation programs and information about using the data

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     SUBPRIME AUTO LOANS
     
  • The Impact of Credit Scoring on Consumer Lending, with Mark Jenkins and Jonathan Levin
    RAND Journal of Economics, 44(2), Summer 2013, 249-274

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  • Contract Pricing in Consumer Credit Markets, with Mark Jenkins and Jonathan Levin
    Econometrica, 80(4), July 2012, 1387-1432
    Supplement: online appendix A, online appendix B, and estimation programs

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  • Liquidity Constraints and Imperfect Information in Subprime Lending, with William Adams and Jonathan Levin
    American Economic Review, 99(1), March 2009, 49-84
    Mentioned in The New York Times (January 18, 2009)
    Supplement: online appendix, estimation programs

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     INTERNET MARKETS
     
  • Consumer Price Search and Platform Design in Internet Commerce, with Michael Dinerstein, Jonathan Levin, and Neel Sundaresan [current draft: July 2013] 

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  • Sales Mechanisms in Online Markets: What Happened to Internet Auctions?, with Chiara Farronato, Jonathan Levin, and Neel Sundaresan, revise and resubmit, Journal of Political Economy, NBER Working Paper No. 19021 [current draft: April 2013] 
    Featured in Bloomberg BusinessWeek (May 26, 2013)

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  • Assessing Sale Strategies in Online Markets using Matched Listings, with Theresa Kuchler, Jonathan Levin, and Neel Sundaresan
    American Economic Journals: Microeconomics, accepted
    Previously circulated as "Learning from Seller Experiments in Online Markets"
    Summarized in Vox (September 18, 2011)
    Supplement: online appendix A and online appendix B

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  • Growth, Adoption, and Use of Mobile e-Commerce , with Jonathan Levin, Igor Popov, and Neel Sundaresan
    American Economic Review: Papers & Proceedings, 104(5), May 2014, 489-494
    Summarized in LSE USAPP Blog Supplement: online appendix and estimation programs

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  • Sales Taxes and Internet Commerce, with Dan Knoepfle, Jonathan Levin, and Neel Sundaresan
    American Economic Review, 104(1), January 2014, 1-26 (lead article) 
    Summarized in LSE USAPP Blog, mentioned in Wall Street Journal (March 22, 2012) and in PC Magzine (May 7, 2013), featured in The Atlantic (May 3, 2012), and referred to in a related SIEPR Policy Brief (January 2013) that we wrote.
    Supplement: online appendix

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     STRATEGIC COMMITMENT
     
  • Production Targets, with Guillermo Caruana
    RAND Journal of Economics, 39(4), Winter 2008, 990-1017
    Supplement: online appendix (selected quotes from interviews and press)

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  • A Theory of Endogenous Commitment , with Guillermo Caruana
    Review of Economic Studies, 75(1), January 2008, 99-116
    Online appendix: description of the main algorithm
    Additional material: examples, algorithm for generic finite two-player games
    Programs: download two-by-two algorithm programs, download programs for generic finite two-player games
    Earlier draft: working paper version with more results

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  • Multilateral Bargaining with Concession Costs, with Guillermo Caruana and Daniel Quint
    Journal of Economic Theory, 132(1), January 2007, 147-166

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  • Efficient Entry, with Daniel Quint
    Economics Letters, 88(2), August 2005, 278-283

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     MOTION PICTURES
     
  • Not All Rivals Look Alike: Estimating an Equilibrium Model of The Release Date Timing Game 
    Economic Inquiry, 48(2), April 2010, 369-390
    Selected as "Best Economic Inquiry Article of 2010"

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  • Stock Market Response to Changes in Movies' Opening Dates, with Abraham Ravid
    Journal of Cultural Economics, 33(4), November 2009, 311-319
    Mentioned in The New York Times (July 14, 2009)

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  • Uniform Prices for Differentiated Goods: The Case of the Movie-Theater Industry, with Barak Orbach
    International Review of Law and Economics, 27(2), June 2007, 129-153
    Featured in The Washington Post (November 24, 2006) and Arizona Daily Star (January 6, 2007), and mentioned in The Wisdom of Crowds (page 101)

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  • Seasonality in the U.S. Motion Picture Industry
    RAND Journal of Economics, 38(1), Spring 2007, 127-145
    Previously circulated as "Gross Seasonality and Underlying Seasonality: Evidence fom the U.S. Motion Picture Industry"
    Supplement: raw data, edited and supplemented data
    Covered in The New York Times (September 5, 2013) and The New York Times Magazine (September 8, 2013)

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     OTHER IO'ISH PAPERS
     
  • How General Are Risk Preferences? Choices under Uncertainty in Different Domains, with Amy Finkelstein, Iuliana Pascu, and Mark Cullen
    American Economic Review, forthcoming
    Supplement: online appendix and estimation programs

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  • A Model of Market Power in Customer Markets, with Paulo Somaini
    Journal of Industrial Economics, 61(4), December 2013, 938-986
    Supplement: programs for numerical analysis

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  • Endogenous Participation and Local Market Power in Highway Procurement, with Ignacio Esponda [current draft: March 2008] 

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  • Equilibrium Demand Elasticities across Quality Segments, with Olivier Coibion and Juan Carlos Hallak
    International Journal of Industrial Organization, 25(1), February 2007, 13-30

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  • Determinants of International Tourism: A Three-Dimensional Panel Data Analysis, with Yair Eilat
    Applied Economics, 36(12), July 2004, 1315-1328

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     OTHER (NON-IO)
     
  • On The Optimality of Line Call Challenges in Professional Tennis, with Ran Abramitzky, Shimon Kolkowitz, and Roy Mill
    International Economic Review, 53(3), August 2012, 939-964
    Supplement: data and programs

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  • Recording Discrepancies in Nielsen Homescan Data: Are They Present and Do They Matter?, with Ephraim Leibtag and Aviv Nevo
    Quantitative Marketing and Economics, 8(2), June 2010, 207-239
    Previously circulated as "Not-So-Classical Measurement Errors: A Validation Study of Homescan"
    Data supplement (that can be used to construct distributions of price measurement errors and use them to correct estimates from Homescan data)
    USDA-ERS report titled "On the Accuracy of Nielsen Homescan Data" (earlier version with more nitty gritty details)

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  • Is Hanukkah Responsive to Christmas?, with Ran Abramitzky and Oren Rigbi
    Economic Journal, 120(545), June 2010, 612-630
    Economic Journal, 120(545), June 2010, 612-630
    Featured in Slate Magazine (December 19, 2008), Financial Times (December 17, 2010), The Economist (December 17, 2011), and The Washington Post (December 22, 2011).

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  • What's in a Surname? The Effects of Surname Initials on Academic Success, with Leeat Yariv
    Journal of Economic Perspectives, 20(1), Winter 2006, 175-188
    Featured in Forbes (May 22, 2006), The Boston Globe (June 25, 2006), The Chronicle of Higher Education (April 20, 2006), Slate Magazine (January 28, 2011), The Sunday Times (May 20, 2010), The Washington Monthly (April 13, 2006), and The Washington Post (May 4, 2006), and mentioned in SuperFreakonomics (page 59)
    Supplement: publications data, faculty data, working paper version with probits and a toy model

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  • Informational Asymmetries and Observational Learning in Search
    Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 30(3), June 2005, 241-259
    Supplement: earlier version with more results

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  • The Effect of Mandatory Seat Belt Laws on Driving Behavior and Traffic Fatalities, with Alma Cohen
    Review of Economics and Statistics, 85(4), August 2003, 828-843
    Supplement: data set and do file

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     DISCUSSIONS, SURVEYS, AND COMMENTS
     
  • The Data Revolution and Economic Analysis, with Jonathan Levin
    in Innovation Policy and the Economy, Volume 14, edited by Josh Lerner and Scott Stern, May 2014, 1-24
    Mentioned in The New York Times (September 7, 2013)

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  • Jonathan Levin: 2011 John Bates Clark Medalist, with Steve Tadelis
    Journal of Economics Perspectives, 26(2), Spring 2012, 207-222

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  • Empirical Industrial Organization: A Progress Report, with Jonathan Levin
    Journal of Economics Perspectives, 24(2), Spring 2010, 145-162
    Supplement: Reprinted (in Russian!) in Voprosi Economiki

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  • Discrete Choice Models of Firms' Strategic Decisions, with Michaela Draganska, Sanjog Misra, Victor Aguirregabiria, Pat Bajari, Paul Ellickson, Dan Horsky, Sridhar Narayanan, Yesim Orhun, Peter Reiss, Katja Seim, Vishal Singh, Raphael Thomadsen, and Ting Zhu
    Marketing Letters, 19(3-4), December 2008, 399-416

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  • Empirical Models of Imperfect Competition: A Discussion, with Aviv Nevo
    in Advances in Economics and Econometrics: Theory and Applications, Ninth World Congress, Volume II, edited by Richard Blundell, Whitney K. Newey, and Torsten Persson, Cambridge University Press, November 2006, Chapter 3, 86-96 [link to book]
    Supplement: A Note on The Analogies between Empirical Models of Auctions and of Differentiated Product Markets (A related note with more details - but not very polished - that got some citations)

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  • Flawed Rankings: A Comment [on Dusansky-Vernon] (comment), with Zvi Griliches
    Journal of Economic Perspectives, 12(4), Fall 1998, 233-235 

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