Matthew Leisten

Matt Leisten

Economist,
Federal Trade Commission

I am an industrial organization economist who received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 2020. I study, theoretically and empirically, how firms set prices in the face of uncertain and evolving market conditions. I have studied:

  • How firms gather information to reduce uncertainty
  • How firms adapt to uncertainty they cannot easily reduce
  • How the nature of information and pricing technoology (e.g., pricing algorithms) impacts competition
  • How economists can infer firms' information (when choosing prices) from market data.

Here is my:

[CV] [Researchgate] [Google Scholar] [Twitter].

Latest update: New draft of "Informational Differences Among Rival Firms" posted in December.