Mikko Packalen
    Associate Professor
    University of Waterloo


Research Papers

Neophilia Ranking of Scientific Journals (with Jay Bhattacharya)        pdf

Scientometrics (forthcoming)     Earlier NBER version is here.

Popularization: Vox

Age and the Trying Out Of New Ideas (with Jay Bhattacharya)        pdf

Journal of Human Capital (forthcoming)

Popularizations: Nature | Nature Editorial | Twitter | De Standaard | The Scientist | Fivethirtyeight | Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Cities and Ideas (with Jay Bhattacharya)           pdf

Revise and Resubmit, Journal of Urban Economics

Popularizations: NBER Digest | NPRWashington Post/The Switch | Equitable Growth | CityLab | Pacific Standard | World Economic Forum

New Ideas in Invention (with Jay Bhattacharya)           pdf

Revise and Resubmit, Research Policy; Replaces "Words in Patents: Research Inputs and the Value of Innovativeness in Invention" (link to old version)

Popularizations: The Atlantic | Twitter | Les Affaires 

Opportunities and Benefits as Determinants of the Direction of Scientific Research (with Jay Bhattacharya)       pdf

Journal of Health Economics (2011)    Replaced "Is Medicine An Ivory Tower?" (link to old version with also pharmaceutical industry analysis)

The Other Ex-Ante Moral Hazard in Health (with Jay Bhattacharya)      pdf

Journal of Health Economics (2012)    Earlier version with a less formal model and disease-specific analysis is here.

Popularizations: Marginal Revolution | Boston Globe/Ideas | The Economist/Free Exchange | Baker Institute | Cato Institute | Mercatus Center | Fraser Institute

Inference about Clustering and Parametric Assumptions in Covariance Matrix Estimation (with Tony Wirjanto)     pdf   

Computational Statistics and Data Analysis (2012)

Static and Dynamic Merger Effects: A Market Share Based Empirical Analysis (with Anindya Sen)     pdf

International Review of Law and Economics (2013)

Complements and Potential Competition    pdf

International Journal of Industrial Organization (2010)

Market Share Exclusion    pdf


Identification and Estimation of Social Interactions through Variation in Equilibrium Influence      pdf

Under Revision

On the Learnability of Rational Expectations Equilibria in Three Business Cycle Models

Lic.Soc.Sci Thesis (2000)

Adaptive Learning of Rational Expectations: A Neural Network Approach

English version of M.Soc.Sci Thesis (1998)

Research Funding


National Institute on Aging (PI: Bruce A. Weinberg; link)

Amazon Web Services (cloud computing)




Academic Year 2015-16:

    101 Introduction to Microeconomics

       341 Public Economics

Academic Year 2014-15:

    101 Introduction to Microeconomics

    341 Public Economics

Academic Year 2012-13:

    101 Introduction to Microeconomics

    321 Introduction to Econometrics