Assistant Professor

Subject Areas: Industrial organization, Microeconomics

I graduated from Yale University and happily returned to CT in 2013 to join UConn. I moved here from Ithaca NY where I was an assistant professor and senior lecturer at Cornell University. I am a micro and industrial organization economist, interested in innovation and patent policy, and also in the economics of higher education, specifically grading policies.

Education:
Ph.D., Economics, Yale University
B.Sc., Mathematics, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

Honors and Appointments:
— Grillo Award for Research Excellence, University of Connecticut
— Raymond Powell Teaching Prize, Yale

Courses Taught:
— Intermediate Microeconomics
— Microeconomic Theory (graduate)
— Industrial Organization
— Game Theory

Research Interests: Innovation, Patent Policy, Economics of higher Education

Selected Publications

“Project Selection: Commitment and Competition.” Games and Economics Behavior, 2016, Volume 96, Pages 30–48, with Vidya Atal and Sidartha Gordon.

“Patent Quality and a Two-Tiered Patent System.” Journal of Industrial Economics, 2014, 62(3):  503–540, with Vidya Atal.

 “Optimal Project Selection Mechanisms.” American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 2014, 6(3): 227-55, with Sidartha Gordon.

“Collaboration and Networking in Cooperative Standard Setting.” Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, 2014, Volume 23(1), with Aija Leiponen.

“Partisan Grading.” American Economics Journal: Applied Economics, (2012), 4(1), 30-48, with Asaf Zussman.

“Putting Grades in Context.” Journal of Labor Economics, (2012), 39(2), 445 – 478, with Vrinda Kadiyali, Asaf Zussman.

“Prior Art: to Search or not to Search.” International Journal of Industrial Organization, (2010), 28(5), 507-521, with Vidya Atal.

“Grade Information and Grade Inflation: The Cornell Experiment.” Journal of Economics Perspectives, (2009), 23(3), 93-108, with Vrinda Kadiyali, Asaf Zussman.

“Defensive Publications in an R&D Race.” Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, (2006), 15(1), 229-254.

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