Fields of Research Interest:
○ Industrial Organization
○ Applied Microeconomics
○ Antitrust & Competition Policy

Public Economics

Teaching:

○ 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


Office: 329 Matherly Hall

E-mail: jdonna at ufl.edu

Phone: 352.392.0117

Fax: 352.392.7860

University website: https://people.clas.ufl.edu/jdonna/

Published and Forthcoming Articles:

Last update: February 17, 2022.

Journal Articles:



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

Management Science, 1-33, 2022, https://doi.org/10.1287/mnsc.2021.4266


Available at SSRN: http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3285205

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

Antitrust Bulletin, 67: 23-39, 2022, http://doi.org/10.1177/0003603X211067116


Available at SSRN: http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4012827



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

RAND Journal of Economics, 52: 945-994, 2021, https://doi.org/10.1111/1756-2171.12397


Available at SSRN: http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3285200

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.



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

Economic History Review, 74: 721-753, 2021, https://doi.org/10.1111/ehr.13047


Available at SSRN: http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2667588



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

Journal of Human Resources, Published Online Before Print, 2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.3368/jhr.58.2.0818-9664R2.


Most-Read Article at JHR: http://jhr.uwpress.org/reports/most-read

Available at SSRN: http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3285202



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

Games and Economic Behavior, 124: 406–431, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geb.2020.09.002


Most-Downloaded Article at GEB: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/games-and-economic-behavior/most-downloaded-articles

Available at SSRN: http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2667585

Presentations: 2017 NBER Summer Institute.

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, https://doi.org/10.1111/1756-2171.12221


Available at SSRN: http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2667579

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, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2015.11.033


Available at SSRN: http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2667659



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

Economics Letters, 99: 566–569, 2008, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2007.10.002


Available at SSRN: http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2667660



Book Chapter:



10. Oil, Macroeconomic Volatility, and Crime in the Determination of Beliefs in Venezuela (with R. Di Tella and R. MacCulloch), in Venezuela Before Chávez: Anatomy of an Economic Collapse, edited by Ricardo Hausmann and Francisco Rodríguez. Penn State University Press, 2014, chapter 13, pp. 407-424, https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5325/j.ctv14gp2r6


Available at SSRN: http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2667587

Additional Material | Book: https://doi.org/10.5325/j.ctv14gp2r6


Working Papers:



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

(with P. Pereira, A. Trindade, R. C. Yoshida). Revise and resubmit at RAND Journal of Economics, https://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3779962


Available at SSRN: https://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3779962

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



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

Revise and resubmit at Review of Economic Studies, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2667654.


Available at SSRN: http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2667654.

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.



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. Female business travelers pay less than their male colleagues because they tend to book earlier.

The Conversation, February 17, 2022.


○ Featured in: Government Executive, Phys.org, The North Platte Telegraph, Houston Chronicle, New Haven Register, Beaumont Enterprise, The Telegraph, The Intelligencer, Stamford Advocate, The Gainesville Sun, among others; over 50,000 readers according to The Conversation's analytics.


18. “Impuesto a la gasolina, elasticidades de largo plazo, y consecuencias distributivas.

Nada es Gratis, Enero 2022. (In Spanish.)


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

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

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

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



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

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



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

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



23. “Women Book Business Travel Earlier, Saving Companies Millions (with C. Ciobanu, G. Lungu, and G. Veramendi),

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.



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

Vox EU, May 2014.



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

The Global Water Forum, Sep 2014.