I have been an Associate Professor of Economics at Indiana University since 2017. At Indiana University, I am an affiliate of the Ostrom Workshop and the Indiana University Network Institute. In Portugal, I am also a research affiliate of the Lisbon School of Economics and Management of the University of Lisbon and the UECE Research Center.
I am a microeconomist focusing on industrial organization, management strategy, and innovation. I earned my Ph.D. in Economics from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, under the supervision of Rabah Amir, Jean Gabszewicz, and Jacques Thisse. After my Ph.D., I was an Assistant Professor (with tenure) at the Lisbon School of Economics and Management of the University of Lisbon (2005-2011). In 2009 I co-founded the Lisbon Meetings in Game Theory and Applications, one of Europe's most prestigious conferences for economic theory.
Selected ongoing projects
A selection of research projects that I am working on
"Strategic behavior of multiplatform monopolies"
We study the optimal pricing strategies of multiplatform monopolies that offer substitute platforms. We provide an analysis of the firm's profits and of social welfare.
Manuscript in preparation for "Management Science"
"Dynamic pricing of an innovative green good under discounted
We examine the price strategy of a firm that supplies the market with an innovative green good. We obtain the steady state levels of adoption and provide welfare analysis and environmental impact analysis.
Manuscript under Revise and Resubmit for "Games and Economic Behavior"
"Can self-preferencing reduce pollution?"
We examine the strategy of self-preferencing by firms towards sustainable product options, both from the welfare point of view and from the environmental impact point of view.
Manuscript in preparation for "Journal of Law and Economics"
"Nationalistic bias in collusion prosecution"
We examine potential biases that emerge in collusion prosecution when colluding firms belong to multiple countries. We unveil a prosecution delay that is detrimental to welfare and that can be corrected through a supranational competition authority.
Accepted to publication at "Scandinavian Journal of Economics"
"Digitization and firm reorganization"
In several industries, firms are adopting digital technologies. In this research we study the effects of digitization on firm reorganization and ultimately on productivity.
Manuscript in preparation.
"First-best health policy in vaccine markets with health and network externalities"
We study the optimal subsidy scheme for a social planner to induce the adoption of a vaccine when multiple market distortions are present such as negative health externalities, market power and network effects. In many cases, while the first-best is attainable, it requires negative prices for vaccines, which amounts to rewarding consumers to induce them to vaccinate.
Accepted, Journal of Public Economic Theory
A Theory of Government Bailouts in a Heterogeneous Banking System, (with E. Panetti) Forthcoming at Economic Theory
The merger paradox, collusion, and competition policy (with J. Paz y Mino and G. Torrens), Journal of Public Economic Theory, June 2020, https://doi-org.proxyiub.uits.iu.edu/10.1111/jpet.12448
The effects of official and unofficial information on tax compliance (with L. D. Opromolla, A. Vezzulli and R. Marques). Journal of Economic Psychology, Volume 78, June 2020, 102265
Price competition with differentiated goods and incomplete product awareness (with C. Cosandier and M. Knauff), Economic Theory, doi:10.1007/s00199-017-1050-3
Conformity-based behavior and the dynamics of price competition: a new rationale for fashion shifts (with J. Resende), Journal of Dynamics and Games, 2016, Vol. 3(2), pp.153-167.
Technology Adoption: Hysteresis and absence of lock-in, (with P. Colla), Economics Letters Vol. 141, Pages 107-111, April 2016.
Revealing Incentives for Compatibility Provision in Vertically Differentiated Network Industries (with C. Vergari), Journal of Economics and Management Strategy , 2016, Vol 25(3), pp 720–749.
When should a monopolist improve quality in a network industry? The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics, Vol. 13, Issue 1, Pages 381–414, January 2013.
On Gale and Shapley “College admissions and stability of marriage" (with J. Gabszewicz, J. Pais, and J. Resende), Theoretical Economics Letters, Vol. 2, Pages 291-293, August 2012.
R&D as a prisoner's dilemma and R&D-avoiding cartels (with R. Amir, C. Halmenschlager and J. Pais), The Manchester School, Volume 79, Issue 1, Pages 81-99, January 2011.
Symmetry-Breaking in two-player games via strategic substitutes and diagonal nonconcavity: A synthesis, (with R. Amir and M. Knauff), Journal of Economic Theory, Volume 145, Issue 5, Pages 1968-1986, September 2010.
A note on expanding demand and monopoly pricing (with Jean Gabszewicz), Economics Letters Volume 98, Issue 1, Pages 9-15, January 2008.
Intrinsic quality improvements and network externalities (with Jean Gabszewicz), International Journal of Economic Theory, Volume 3, Issue 4, Pages 261-278, December 2007.
Optimal monopoly price paths with expanding networks (with Jean Gabszewicz), Review of Network Economics Volume 6, Issue 1, March 2007.
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Catholic University of Louvain
Doctoral degree in Economics
University Pompeu Fabra
Master of Science in Economics and Finance
Nova School of Business and Economics
Bachelor of Science in Economics
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Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone: (812) 855-1021
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