Professor of Economics
McClelland Hall 401BB
1130 East Helen Street
P.O. Box 210108
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0108
Areas of Expertise
- Industrial organization
- Applied microeconomics
- Applied econometrics
PhD in Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 2007
Matthijs Wildenbeest joined the Eller College of Management in 2022. Prior to joining Eller, he taught at Indiana University. His areas of expertise include industrial organization, applied microeconomics, and applied econometrics. His current research focuses on consumer search behavior, platform design, pricing algorithms, and pricing in vertical markets.
- ECON 696P Industrial Organization and Regulation 1
- ECON 452 Informational Economics and the Internet
- "Consumer search and prices in the automobile market," with José Luis Moraga-González and Zsolt Sándor, forthcoming in the Review of Economic Studies.
- "Simultaneous search for differentiated products: the impact of search costs and firm prominence," with José Luis Moraga-González and Zsolt Sándor, Economic Journal 131, 1308-1330, 2021.
- "Non-parametric estimation of search costs for differentiated products: evidence from Medigap," with Haizhen Lin, Journal of Business & Economic Statistics 38, 754-770, 2020.
- "Search with learning for differentiated products: evidence from E-commerce,” with Babur De los Santos and Ali Hortaçsu, Journal of Business & Economic Statistics 35, 626-641, 2017.
- "Prices and heterogeneous search costs," with José Luis Moraga-González and Zsolt Sándor, RAND Journal of Economics 48, 125-46, 2017.
Other Selected Publications
- "Testing models of consumer search using data on web browsing and purchasing behavior," with Babur De los Santos and Ali Hortaçsu, American Economic Review 102, 2955-80, 2012.
- "An empirical model of search with vertically differentiated products," RAND Journal of Economics 42, 729-57, 2011.