Ignacio J. Núñez

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I received my PhD in economics at The University of Texas at Austin in 2022.     In 2023 I joined Charles River Associates (CRA) where I am Senior Associate in the Antitrust and Competition Practice in Boston.

During my PhD studies my primary field was industrial organization. My past projects relate to the empirical study of simultaneous auctions, the residential demand for heating and its effects on air pollution, and optimal pricing in electricity markets

At CRA I specialize in merger and litigation cases. My past projects relate to technology (digital advertising), insurance, and healthcare industries, designing structural models such as merger simulation models in two-sided markets and Nash bargaining models; and causal inference analysis with experimental and quasi-experimental data.

My email is ijnunez (at) utexas.edu

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Prior to my graduate studies I received my Bachelor and Master degrees in Industrial and Electrical Engineering in 2014. 

Then, I worked as Research Professor at Universidad de los Andes in Chile from 2014 to 2017.  During this period, I taught industrial organization and calculus to undergraduate students and started research projects on electricity markets. I also worked as research assistant for Alexander Galetovic in litigation cases related to public transportation, fishing, and retail, other industries. And I worked as freelance consultant for AES Gener designing optimization models to understand the optimal technology adoption of new renewable and energy storage technologies.