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Nathan Larson Associate Professor Economics

Additional Positions at AU
Director, Economics PhD Program
BS Duke University, PhD MIT

For the Media
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Spring 2024

  • ECON-813 Microeconomic Analysis II

  • ECON-898 Doctoral Continuing Enrollment

  • ECON-899 Doctoral Dissertation

Summer 2024

  • ECON-899 Doctoral Dissertation

Fall 2024

  • ECON-345 Introduction to Game Theory

  • ECON-898 Doctoral Continuing Enrollment

  • ECON-899 Doctoral Dissertation

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Recent Publications

Adoption of Water-Saving Technology in Agriculture: The Case of Laser Levelers (with Sheetal Sekhri), Water Resources and Economics, 2016, Vol. 14, 44-64.

Strategic Delay in Global GamesB.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics2015, 16(1), 83-117.

Inertia in Social Learning from a Summary Statistic, Journal of Economic Theory, 2015, Vol. 159, 596-626. (Previously circulated as In with the New or Out with the Old: Bottlenecks in Social Learning)

Personalized Pricing and Advertising: An Asymmetric Equilibrium Analysis, with Alicia Baik and Simon Anderson, Games and Economic Behavior, 2015, Vol. 92, 53-73.

Explaining Deviations from Equilibrium in Auctions with Avoidable Fixed Costs (with Wedad Elmaghraby), Games and Economic Behavior, 2012, 76(1), 131-159.

Niche Products, Generic Products, and Consumer Search, Economic Theory, 2011, September, 1-40.

No-Trade in the Laboratory, with Marco Angrisani, Antonio Guarino, and Steffen Huck, B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics (Advances), 2011, Vol. 11, Issue 1, Article 9.

Private Value Perturbations and Informational Advantage in Common Value Auctions, Games and Economic Behavior, 2009, vol. 65(2), pp 430-460.

Match Choice and Ghettoization in Evolutionary Games, Journal of Economic Theory, 117 (2004).

Papers Under Revision

Clustering on the Same News Source in an Asset Market (previously circulated as On the Concentration of Information in Equilibrium), revision requested at the Journal of Financial Markets

Working Papers

Price Discrimination in the Information Age: List Prices, Poaching, and Retention with Personalized Targeted Discounts (with Alicia Baik and Simon Anderson), submitted to the Review of Economic Studies

Word-of-Mouth Recommendations and Discounts in Consumer Search

Network Security

Dynamic Viral Marketing on a Social Network

The Effect of Mergers, Divestitures, and Board Composition on CEO Compensation Before and After the Financial Crisis (with Ralph Sonenshine and Mike Cauvel)