Yevheniia Yarmosh

Yevheniia (Zhenia) Yarmosh

Ph.D. Candidate

Department of Economics at UC Berkeley

email: zhenia [at] econ.berkeley.edu

Research Fields:

  • Primary: Industrial Organization
  • Secondary: Economics of Digitization, Psychology and Economics

Curriculum Vitae: PDF

I am currently on the the job market and will be available for interviews at the ASSA Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA (January 4-6th, 2019)

Research

Overspending in the Videogames Market - Job Market Paper [PDF]

Abstract: This paper studies overspending in the videogames market resulting from purchasing games and never opening them later. According to the descriptive statistics around 28% of games in people’s game libraries are unopened at the moment. The main data are gathered from Steam, one of the biggest online gaming platforms. It contains daily purchasing and consumption statistics as well as daily prices in 40 currencies for the period of 5 months. I overview the mechanisms that may be causing such behavior, and conclude that it is due to biased beliefs about future consumption of new games. I build a structural model that takes this behavior into account and quantify the bias.

Teaching

Summer Instructor, Department of Economics, U.C. Berkeley (Summer 2017, 2018)

  • Industrial Organization and Public Policy

Graduate Student Instructor (Teaching Assistant), Department of Economics, U.C. Berkeley (Fall 2014 - Spring 2018)

  • Industrial Organization and Public Policy
  • Game Theory in the Social Sciences
  • Economic Analysis – Micro