I am an economist specializing in industrial organization, with associated interests in antitrust policy, microeconomic theory, and experimental economics.  My research uses game-theoretic tools to address issues involving competition.
Currently I am an Affiliated Research Scientist at Chapman University's Economic Science Institute and Argyros School of Business & Economics.  I also am a Visiting Associate Professor in the John E. Walker Department of Economics at Clemson University.
After earning my Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University in 1996, for over six years I worked in the Bureau of Economics at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.   For both investigations and litigation I provided economic analyses regarding competition in industries such as ready-to-eat cereal, baby food, prescription pharmaceuticals, drug wholesaling, entertainment, Internet service provision, petroleum, industrial chemicals, and smokeless tobacco.  While at the FTC I held appointments as the Special Assistant to the Director of the Bureau of Economics, and as a visiting research fellow at Harvard Law School.
From 2002-2005 I was an Assistant Professor of Economics and Management at the University of Rochester's Simon School of Business.  I taught strategic decision making to students in the M.B.A. and Executive M.B.A. programs, and industrial organization to students in the Ph.D. program.
From 2005-2012 I was an Assistant Professor of Economics at Clemson University.  I taught Principles of Microeconomics to undergraduate classes both large and small (more than 300 students and fewer than 40 students), microeconomic theory in the first-year Ph.D. core, the first course in the industrial organization field for Ph.D. students, and game theory to undergraduate, M.A., and Ph.D. students.
For a more complete picture of my background, please view my curriculum vitae.
To get a sense of why I do what I do, please take a look at these statements about my research and my teaching.

The following working papers are available for download:

An Alternating-Offers Model of Multilateral Negotiations

A New Perspective on Entry in Horizontal Merger Analysis


The following publications are available for download, depending on your institutional access:

Coase, Hayek, Pigou and Walras: Taxes vs. Permit Auctions in Environmental Policy (with Bill Dougan) Man and the Economy, Vol. 1, Iss. 2 (2014), pp. 159-170.

How the Nature of Product Differentiation Affects Procurement Competition Southern Economic Journal, Vol. 81, No. 2 (2014), pp. 323-344.

Horizontal Product Differentiation in Auctions and Multilateral Negotiations (with Bart J. Wilson) Economica, Vol. 81, Iss. 324 (2014), pp. 768-787.

The Price Effects of Using Firewalls as an Antitrust Remedy Review of Industrial Organization, Vol. 38, No. 2 (2011), pp. 209-222.

Vertical Mergers in Procurement Markets International Journal of Industrial Organization, Vol. 29, No. 2 (2011), pp. 200-209.

Information Revelation and Buyer Profits in Repeated Procurement Competition Journal of Industrial Economics, Vol. 58, No. 1 (2010), pp. 79-105.

The Risk of Contagion from Multimarket Contact (with Robert D. Willig) International Journal of Industrial Organization, Vol. 24, No. 6 (2006), pp. 1157-1184.

Verifiable Offers and the Relationship Between Auctions and Multilateral Negotiations (with Bart J. Wilson) Economic Journal, Vol. 115 (2005), pp. 1016-1031.

Using Reserve Prices to Deter Collusion in Procurement Competition (Lead article) Journal of Industrial Economics, Vol. 53, No. 3 (2005), pp. 301-326.

The Competitive Effects of Mergers Between Asymmetric Firms International Journal of Industrial Organization, Vol. 22, No. 5 (2004), pp. 679-692.

A Comparison of Auctions and Multilateral Negotiations (with Bart J. Wilson) RAND Journal of Economics, Vol. 33, No. 1 (2002), pp. 140-155.

The Effect of Asymmetric Entry Costs on Bertrand Competition (Lead article) International Journal of Industrial Organization, Vol. 20, No. 5 (2002), pp. 589-609.

Design Comparisons for Procurement Systems (with Bart J. Wilson) SIGecom Exchanges, Vol. 1, No. 1 (2000), pp. 14-20.

Disincentives for Cost-Reducing Investment Economics Letters, Vol. 57, No. 3 (1997), pp. 359-363.