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Marc Remer        




I am an Assistant Professor of Economics at Swarthmore College.  Prior to joining Swarthmore, I spent five years
 as a research economist in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.  At the DOJ, my primary focus was
evaluating the competitive impact of mergers. Below are links to my research papers and CV.


Email: mremer1 "at" swarthmore "dot" edu.
Link to my CV


Publications

"Sub-Perfect Game: Profitable Biases of NBA Referees," with Daniel F. Stone and Joseph Price, Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, 2012, Vol. 21, pp. 271-300.  [SSRN], Media Coverage: Oregonian, June 3rd, 2009.

         
"Using Cost Pass-Through to Calibrate Demand,'' with Nathan H. Miller and Gloria Sheu, Economics Letters2013, Vol. 118, pp. 451-454  [May 2012].


"Bias in Reduced Form Estimates of Pass-Through," with Alexander MacKay, Nathan H. Miller, and Gloria Sheu, Economics Letters, 2014, Vol. 123, pp. 200-202 [January 2014].


"US v. H&R Block: Market Definition in Court since the 2010 Merger Guidelines," with R. Warren-Boulton, Antitrust Bulletin, 2014, Vol. 59, pp. 599-618.


"An Empirical Investigation of the Determinants of Asymmetric Pricing," International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2015, Vol.42, pp. 46-56.  [September 2013]


"Pass-Through and the Prediction of Merger Price Effects,'' with Nathan H. Miller, Conor Ryan, and Gloria Sheu, Journal of Industrial Economics, 2016, Vol. 64, pp. 684-709. [June 2015]


"Upward Pricing Pressure as a Predictor of Merger Price Effects," with Nathan H. Miller, Conor Ryan, and Gloria Sheu, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2017, Vol. 52, pp. 216-247.  [February 2016]


"Lowering Consumer Search Costs Can Lead to Higher Prices," with Mitsukuni Nishida, Economics Letters, 2018, Vol. 162, pp. 1-4.  [August 2017]

"The Determinants and Consequences of Search Cost Heterogeneity: Evidence From Local Gasoline Markets," with Mitsukuni NishidaJournal of Marketing Research, 2018, Vol. 55, pp. 305-320.  [February 2017]

 Working Papers

"An Empirical Model of Consumer Affiliation and Dynamic Price Competition," with Alexander MacKay [January 2018]

  •     Vega Economics Award for the Best Paper in Industrial Economics presented at the 2018 North American Econometric Society Summer Meetings

"Racial Bias and Networking in Employment Outcomes: Evidence from NBA Coaches," with Nicholas Hill [October 2017]

"Competition and the Complexity of Pricing Strategies: Evidence from Retail Gasoline Stations" [June 2017].

"Empirical Regularities of Asymmetric Pricing in the Retail Gasoline Industry," (available upon request).

"Musical Addiction: A Case Study of Phish Concert Goers," (undergraduate thesis).


 Teaching Experience

  Swarthmore College 

  Introduction to Economics

  Industrial Organization

  Antitrust and Market Regulation

  Directed Reading in Game Theory 

  Johns Hopkins University 

  Economic and Social Networks, Instructor
                                                              
  Elements of Microeconomics, Instructor
 
  Elements of Micro, Micro Theory, Elements of Macro, Macro Theory, TA