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


"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]

 Working Papers

"The Determinants and Consequences of Search Cost Heterogeneity: Evidence From Local Gasoline Markets," with Mitsukuni Nishida [February 2017]   (conditionally accepted at Journal of Marketing Research).

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

"Lowering Consumer Search Costs Can Lead to Higher Prices," with Mitsukuni Nishida [August 2017].

"An Empirical Model of Dynamic Price Competition," with Alexander MacKay (draft coming soon).

"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