David P. Byrne

About

I am an Associate Professor of Economics at The University of Melbourne. I do empirical research in industrial organization, with a focus on energy and resource markets. I am also Deputy Director of the Centre for Market Design, an affiliate of the Melbourne Energy Institute, and have been an expert in antitrust cases in Australia and Canada. I received my PhD in economics from Queen's University in 2011.

My Curriculum Vitae and Google Scholar profile contain details on my work. You can email me at byrned@unimelb.edu.au.

Working papers

Price Discrimination, Search, and Negotiation in an Oligopoly: A Field Experiment in Retail Electricity
with Leslie A. Martin and Jia Sheen Nah
Dec 2019, R&R at Quarterly Journal of Economics.

Identification and Estimation of Differentiated Products Models Without Instruments Using Cost Data
with Susumu Imai, Neelam Jain, Vasilis Sarafidis and Masayuki Hirukawa
Nov 2020, R&R at Journal of Econometrics.

The Price Effects of Shaming Oligopolists: A Study of the COVID-19 Oil Price Shock
with Aaron Barkley and Xiaosong Wu
Dec 2020, submitted.

Publications

Consumer Search and Income Inequality
with Leslie A. Martin
International Journal of Industrial Organization, forthcoming.
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Startup Search Costs
with Nicolas de Roos
American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, forthcoming.
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An Experimental Study of Monthly Electricity Demand (In)elasticity
with Andrea La Nauze and Leslie A. Martin
The Energy Journal, 42(2), 205-222, 2021.
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Supplying Slot Machines to the Poor
with Melisa Bubonya
Southern Economic Journal, 83(3), 1081-1109, 2020.
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Learning to Coordinate: A Study in Retail Gasoline
with Nicolas de Roos
American Economic Review, 109(2), 591-619, 2019.
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Gasoline Pricing in the Country and the City
Review of Industrial Organization, 55(2), 209-235, 2019.
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Tell Me Something I Don't Already Know: Informedness and the Impact of Information Programs
with Andrea La Nauze and Leslie A. Martin
Review of Economics and Statistics, 100(3), 510-527, 2018.
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Consumer Search in Retail Gasoline Markets
with Nicolas de Roos
Journal of Industrial Economics, 65(1), 183-193, 2017.
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Testing Models of Differentiated Product Markets: Consolidation in the Cable TV Industry
International Economic Review, 56(3), 805-850, 2015.
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How do Consumers Respond to Gasoline Price Cycles?
with Gordon Leslie and Roger Ware
The Energy Journal, 36(1), 115-147, 2015.
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Canadian City Housing Prices and Urban Market Segmentation
with Jason Allen, Robert Amano and Allan W. Gregory
Canadian Journal of Economics, 42(2), 1132-1149, 2009.
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Review articles

Australia has the World's Best Petrol Price Data: FuelWatch and FuelCheck
with Jia Sheen Nah and Peng Xue
Australian Economic Review, 51(4), 564-777, 2018.
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Fuelling Australia: Structural Changes and New Policy Challenges in the Petrol Industry
Australian Economic Review, 47(4), 523-539, 2014.
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Petrol Price Cycles
Australian Economic Review, 45(4), 497-506, 2012.
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