I am a co-editor at Economic
Inquiry where I mostly handle applied papers. I am also the new Data Editor for the journal. Here is a statement
by the Editor of the journal (Tim Salmon)
about our policies. If you are an academic, I hope his statement gives you a reason to
send your next paper to EI.
Some of my recent work in pharmaceuticals focuses on firm strategies and how they impact consumer welfare, firm profits, and growth. I have worked on the valuation/welfare effects of introducing generics and second-generation (`me-too') drugs in a product market, the impact of additional presentations on the growth of a business unit, and now more recently on entry deterring effects of presentation proliferation and of product hopping. I have also worked on pay-for-delay deals in the European and American legal contexts and the cost of such (anticompetitive) deals. One of the main contributions of this work is the policy simulations that show which legislative changes are likely to make anti-competitive deals not possible and which might make the situation worse.
Concurrently, I am also working on policies to address the rise of antibacterial resistance
managing the demand for broad- vs narrow-spectrum antibiotics. I
also have current work on evaluating alcohol regulations such as a ban
on non-linear pricing or establishing price floors to curb excessive alcohol consumption and its heterogenous impact.
I got my Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management from the Heinz School at
Carnegie Mellon University, USA. Before joining UEA, I
was a Lecturer (Assistant prof) at King’s College London (Department of
Primary Care and Public Health Sciences) and before that an Assistant
Florida State University (Department of Economics). I also did a
two-year post-doctoral stint at the University of California, Berkeley
(School of Public
Health). I got my undergraduate degree from Bard College, NY in
physics and economics with a concentration in mathematics.
I have taught undergraduate, master’s, and Ph.D. students at UEA and other institutions. The bulk of my teaching has been to economics majors to whom I have taught microeconomics, econometrics, statistics, math methods, industrial organization, and health economics at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. But I also have significant experience at teaching to non-economists. I have taught Health Economics and Policy to medical and public health students and Competition Economics and/IO to professionals from regulatory agencies and consulting firms. Currently, I both teach in and serve as the program co-director for the Postgraduate Certificate in Competition and Regulatory Policy run via CCP at UEA.
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