Pedro Gardete Named 2012 CPC Dissertation Prize Winner
The recipient of the 2012 Competition Policy Center Dissertation Prize is Pedro Gardete, Haas School of Business, for his dissertation "The Value of Market Information in the Dynamics of Capital-Intensive Industry: The Case of DRAM Manufacturing". <Download> a complete list of Dissertation Prize winners from 2002-2012.
Koichiro Ito Named 2011 CPC Dissertation Prize Winner
The recipient of the 2011 Competition Policy Center Dissertation Prize is Koichiro Ito, Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics, for his dissertation "Do Consumers Respond to Marginal or Average Price? Evidence from Nonlinear Electricity Pricing". <Download> a complete list of Dissertation Prize winners from 2002-2011.
Rob Seamans Named 2010 CPC Dissertation Prize Winner
The 2010 CPC Dissertation Prize goes to Rob Seamans for his paper "Fighting City Hall: Entry Deterrence and New Technology Upgrades in Local Cable TV Markets." Rob is now an assistant professor at NYU's Stern School of Business. Rob's research suggests that "incumbent cable systems are more likely to upgrade when located in a market with a potential government-owned entrant. However, the same systems are then less likely to offer new products enabled by the upgrade. Understanding the extent to which managers of incumbent private firms respond to potential entry from government firms is especially important in light of recent US government entry into several industries." <Download> a complete list of Dissertation Prize winners from 2002-2010.
The 2009 CPC Dissertation Prize goes to Ryan Kellogg for his paper "Learning by Drilling: Inter-Firm Learning and Relationship Persistence in the Texas Oilpatch.". Ryan graduated from Agriculture and Resource Economics in the spring of 2008. He is now an assistant professor in the Economics Department at the University of Michigan.
Ryan's research bridges industrial organization, energy economics, and environmental policy-projects range from analyses of the behavior of oil and gas firms to evaluations of U.S. pollution abatement programs. Ryan teaches undergraduate and graduate industrial organization.