David P. Byrne


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.


Consumer Search and Income Inequality
with Leslie A. Martin
International Journal of Industrial Organization, forthcoming.

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.

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.

Fuelling Australia: Structural Changes and New Policy Challenges in the Petrol Industry
Australian Economic Review, 47(4), 523-539, 2014.

Petrol Price Cycles
Australian Economic Review, 45(4), 497-506, 2012.