DANIEL ERSHOV

CURRICULUM VITAE

EMPLOYMENT

Assistant Professor (Lecturer), 2022 -

UCL School of Management, London, UK


PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT

Assistant Professor (Junior Chair), 2017 - 2022

Toulouse School of Economics, Toulouse, France


OTHER AFFILIATIONS

CEPR Research Affiliate, 2021-

CESifo Research Network Affiliate, 2019-


EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Economics, 2012-2017

University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Committee: Victor Aguirregabiria (chair), Avi Goldfarb, Heski Bar-Isaac


M.Sc. in Economics, 2008-2009

London School of Economics, London, England


B.Soc.Sc. in Economics (summa cum laude), 2004-2008

University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada


RESEARCH INTERESTS

Primary: Quant Marketing / Empirical Industrial Organization (firm competition, market regulation, online markets)

Secondary: Applied Microeconomics, Applied Econometrics


WORKING PAPERS ​

“Consumer Product Discovery Costs, Entry, Quality and Congestion in Online Markets” (2021) 2nd R&R AEJ:Micro


"Algorithmic Pricing and Competition: Empirical Evidence from the German Retail Gasoline Market" (2022) R&R JPE

with Stephanie Assad, Robert Clark and Lei Xu


"The Effects of Advertising Disclosure Regulations on Social Media: Evidence from Instagram" (2022) R&R RAND

with Matthew Mitchell

Extended abstract published in proceedings of ACM-EC 2020


“Estimating Complementarity with Large Choice Sets: An Application to Mergers” (2021) R&R RAND

with Scott Orr, Jean-William P. Laliberté and Mathieu Marcoux


"Sharing News Left and Right: The Effects of Policies Targeting Misinformation on Social Media" (2021) R&R EJ

with Juan S. Morales


“Competing with Superstars in the Mobile App Market" (2022)

NET Institute Working Paper 18-02


“Estimating the Effects of Deregulation in the Ontario Wine Retail Market” (2016)

with Victor Aguirregabiria and Junichi Suzuki


PUBLICATIONS

Autonomous Algorithmic Collusion: Economic Research and Policy Implications” (with S. Assad, E. Calvano, G. Calzolari, R. Clark, V. Denicolo, J. Johnson, S. Pastorello, A. Rhodes, L. Xu and M. Wildenbeest), Oxford Review of Economic Policy, forthcoming, 2021.

“Market Incentives for Business Innovation: Results from Canada” (with C. Bérubé and M. Duhamel), Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, Vol. 12(1), pp.47-65, 2012.


WORK IN PROGRESS

"Learned Complementarity"

with Adam N. Smith


"Managing Algorithm Development among Third Party Contractors"

with Elizabeth Lyons


"Do Consumers Prefer Local? Evidence from Ontario's Wine Industry"

with Jessica Burley and Michael Gilraine



AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIPS, INVITED WORKSHOPS

CESifo Distinguished Affiliate Award, 2019

NET Institute Summer Grant, NYU, 2018

Hartle Award, University of Toronto, 2018

Summer Institute for Field Experiments, University of Chicago, 2017

NBER Digitization PhD Workshop, Stanford University, 2015-2017

Ontario Graduate Scholarship, University of Toronto, 2015-2017

CRESSE Fellowship in Competition Policy, 2015

Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarship, SSHRC, 2012-2015

Highest degree GPA in Economics, University of Ottawa, 2008

Undergraduate Merit Scholarship, University of Ottawa, 2004-2008


EXPERIENCE

Instructor, Imperial College London Business School (London, UK), 2022


PhD Course on Algorithms and Econometrics


Instructor, Toulouse School of Economics (Toulouse, France), 2018-2021

Topics in Applied Industrial Organization (M2 Course)

Economics of the Internet (M2 Course)

Digital Economics (M2 Course)

Empirical Industrial Organization (PhD Course)


Instructor, University of Toronto (Toronto, ON), 2016

Empirical Industrial Organization (Undergraduate)


Teaching Assistant, University of Toronto (Toronto, ON), 2012-2017

Undergraduate and MBA courses


Research Assistant, University of Toronto (Toronto, ON), 2013-2014

Mitchell Hoffman (Rotman School of Management)

Avi Goldfarb (Rotman School of Management)


Economist, Government of Canada (Ottawa, ON), 2009-2012


SEMINARS AND CONFERENCES

2022

Indian School of Business, DigEcon Workshop at Norwich, ENSAI Economic Days

2021

CEPR Virtual IO Seminar, Bocconi, Virtual Quant Marketing Seminar, Padova, Chicago Booth Marketing, Stanford, UCLA Anderson Marketing, Stockholm School of Economics, Imperial College Marketing, EARIE, QME, Bank of Colombia, Cambridge-Judge, UCL School of Management, Queen's Smith, eQMS, APIOC

2020

University of East Anglia, LSE (postponed), University of Bologna, IO^2, Oxford Workshop on Consumer Search and Digital Platforms (cancelled), ACM-EC, NBER Economics of AI, TSE Digital Workshop, Telecom Paris, Tel Aviv University - Coller School of Management, CESifo Economics of Digitization Conference, University of Amsterdam conference on Algorithmic Collusion, FTC

2019

TSE Digital Economics Conference, Imperial College, TSE Food Economics Conference, MaCCI Summer Institute, CESifo Economics of Digitization Conference, Israeli IO Day

2018

CEMFI, TSE Digital Workshop, CSIO-IDEI Workshop, Canadian Economics Association, Université de Montréal, BECCLE Competition Policy Conference, TSE Food Economics Workshop, Barcelona GSE Summer Forum Digital Economics Workshop, UCL School of Management, CREST/ECODEC Workshop, Telecom Paris, NET Institute Conference

2017

TSE, Sciences Po, Tilburg, Ryerson, Bank of Canada, IIOC, 8th Annual Consumer Search and Switching Costs Workshop, 8th Annual Searle Internet Commerce Conference, University of Toronto, CRESSE, EARIE, Jornadas de Economia Industrial, Trento, Mannheim

2016

Canadian Economics Association, Trans-Atlantic Doctoral Conference, KU Leuven, University of Toronto, Jornadas de Economia Industrial, EARIE

2015

Canadian Economics Association, University of Toronto


REFEREEING

Econometrica, Review of Economic Studies, American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of the European Economic Association, The Economic Journal, Management Science, Marketing Science, RAND, AEJ: Micro, European Economic Review, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Review of Industrial Organization, Journal of Industrial Economics, Economic Letters, Economic Inquiry, Economic Issues


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Co-organizer of Virtual Digital Economy Seminar: 2020-

Co-organizer of CEPR Virtual IO Seminar Series: 2020

Co-organizer of TSE Digital Workshop: 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21

Co-organizer of 2021 TSE Digital Economics Conference: 2019, 2020, 2021

TSE Placement Committee 2019/20, 2020/21


SKILLS

Statistical Software:

STATA, MATLAB, EViews


Programming:

Python, Visual Basic


Other:

QGIS, LaTeX


Languages:

English, Russian (fluent), Hebrew (fluent),

French (intermediate), Spanish (v. basic)


Cooking:

Curry, marinara, borscht