Fields of Research Interest:
○ Industrial Organization
○ Applied Microeconomics
○ Environmental Economics
○ Transportation Economics

○ Antitrust & Competition Policy
○ Auctions


○ Ph.D. Empirical IO

○ Competitive Strategy

○ Government and Business

○ Regulation and Antitrust

Contact Information:
University of Florida
Department of Economics
224 Matherly Hall
P.O. Box 117140
Gainesville, FL 32611-7140

E-mail: jdonna at
Phone: 352.392.0151
Fax: 352.392.7860
Office: 329 Matherly Hall
University website:

Presentation at RedNIE. (In Spanish.)

Published and Forthcoming Articles:

Last update: January 19, 2022.

Journal Articles:

1. Measuring the Welfare of Intermediaries (with P. Pereira, T. Pires, and A. Trindade).

Management Science, forthcoming,

Available at SSRN:

Additional Material: Online Appendix

Award: Awarded Best Paper in the "Market Competition" by Gabinete de Estratégia e Estudos, Portuguese Ministry of Economics, May 2018.

Presentations: 2017 Triangle Microeconomics Conference in Honor to Tiago Pires, IIOC, SED, and Barcelona GSE Summer Forum: Consumer Search and Switching Costs, among others.

2. Gender Differences within the Firm: Evidence from Two Million Travelers (with G. Veramendi).

Journal of Human Resources, forthcoming,

Available at SSRN:

3. “The Economic Rationale of United States v. Google (with G. Bet and R. Blair).

Antitrust Bulletin, 1-17, 2022,

Available at SSRN:

4. Measuring Long-Run Gasoline Price Elasticities in Urban Travel Demand

RAND Journal of Economics, 52: 945-994,

Available at SSRN:

Additional Material: Online Appendix

Presentations: IIOC; Consumer Search and Switching Costs Workshop (UCLA Anderson School of Management, Marketing Department); Barcelona GSE Summer Forum – Applied Industrial Organization; Stanford Institute for Theoretical Economics (SITE) – Session 3: Empirical Implementation Models of Strategic Interaction and Dynamic Behavior Workshop.

5. Water theft as social insurance: south-eastern Spain, 1851-1948 (with J. Espin-Sanchez).

Economic History Review, 74: 721-753, 2021,

Available at SSRN:

6. Networks, Frictions, and Price Dispersion (with P. Schenone and G. Veramendi).

Games and Economic Behavior, 124: 406–431, 2020,

Available at SSRN:

Presentations: 2017 NBER Summer Institute, among others.

Additional Material: Online Appendix

7. Complements and Substitutes in Sequential Auctions: The Case of Water Auctions" (with J. Espin-Sanchez).

RAND Journal of Economics, 49: 87–127, 2018,

Available at SSRN:

Additional Material: Paper at Rand Online Appendix Interviews.

Awards: Best Paper Award at EARIE (2012) and JEI (2012).

8. Frictions in Internet Auctions with Many Traders: a Counterexample (with P. Schenone and G. Veramendi).

Economics Letters, 138: 81-84, 2016,

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9. Crime and Beliefs: Evidence from Latin America (with R. Di Tella and R. MacCulloch).

Economics Letters, 99: 566–569, 2008,

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Working Papers:

10. Direct-to-Consumer Sales by Manufacturers and Bargaining

(with P. Pereira, A. Trindade, R. C. Yoshida). Revise and resubmit at RAND Journal of Economics,

Available at SSRN:

Presentations: Federal Trade Commission Seminar Series, IIOC 2021, NBER SI 2021 Industrial Organization, RedNIE.

11. The Illiquidity of Water Markets (with J. Espin-Sanchez).

Revise and resubmit at Review of Economic Studies,

Available at SSRN:

Additional Material: Online Appendix Note with Additional Results Interviews

Award: Awarded the Public Utility Research Prize for the Best Paper in Regulatory Economics at the IIOC, April 2016.

Media coverage: Summarized in Europe Now (PDF) special double issue on Water, Global Water Forum, VOX EU, and News and Updates.

Presentations: 2016 NBER Summer Institute Industrial Organization, Barcelona GSE Summer Forum Applied Industrial Organization, Empirical Microeconomics Workshop, among others.

Other Publications:

12. Oil, Macroeconomic Volatility, and Crime in the Determination of Beliefs in Venezuela (with R. Di Tella and R. MacCulloch), Venezuela Before Chávez: Anatomy of an Economic Collapse, chapter 13, Penn State University Press, 2014,

Available at SSRN:

Additional Material | Book:

Research in Progress:

13. “Simultaneous Search, Firm Concentration, and Market Power in Labor Markets”

(with N. Sapargali, R. Vejlin, and G. Veramendi).

14. “Quantifying the Welfare Effects in Networked Markets”

(with J. Boehnke, D. Masterov, and G. Veramendi).

15. “Consideration Sets and Price Dispersion: Evidence from eBay”

(with J. Boehnke, D. Masterov, and G. Veramendi).

16. “Quantity Discounts, Price Discrimination, and Incentive Compatibility Constraints”

(with T. Pires).

General-Press Essays:

17. “Diferencias de genero dentro de la empresa" (with G. Veramendi).

Nada es Gratis, Septiembre 2021. (In Spanish.)

18. “Robo de agua como seguro social (with J. Espin-Sanchez).

Nada es Gratis, Junio 2021. (In Spanish.)

19. “Water Theft As Social Insurance: Southeastern Spain, 1851-1948 (with J. Espin-Sanchez).

The Long Run -- The Economic History Society, Feb 2021.

20. “Are Water Markets Liquid? Evidence from Southeastern Spain (with J. Espin-Sanchez).

Europe Now, Issue 23, Special Issue on Water, December, 2018.

21. “Gender differences in Booking Business Demand (with C. Ciobanu, G. Lungu, and G. Veramendi), Centre for Economic Policy Research.

Harvard Business Review, April 2016.

○ Featured in The Economist, Fortune, Yahoo! Finance, News and Updates, Slate, Business Travel News, CWT Solutions Group, OnCampus, El Economista, Daily Mail, among others.

22. “The Illiquidity of Water Markets (with J. Espin-Sanchez), Centre for Economic Policy Research.

Vox EU, May 2014.

23. The Illiquidity of Water Markets (with J. Espin-Sanchez), UNESCO Chair in Water Economics.

The Global Water Forum, Sep 2014.