James W. Roberts

Fred W. Shaffer Professor

External Address: 
Rm 213 Social Sciences Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708-0097
Phone: 
(919) 660-1800

Education

  • Ph.D., Northwestern University 2009
  • M.A., Northwestern University 2005
  • B.A., Davidson College 2004

Roberts, JW, and Sweeting, A. "Bailouts and the Preservation of Competition: The Case of the Federal Timber Contract Payment Modification Act." American Economic Journal: Microeconomics 8, no. 3 (August 2016): 257-288. Full Text

Bhattacharya, V, Roberts, JW, and Sweeting, A. "Regulating bidder participation in auctions." The RAND Journal of Economics 45, no. 4 (December 2014): 675-704. Full Text

McDevitt, RC, and Roberts, JW. "Market structure and gender disparity in health care: preferences, competition, and quality of care." The RAND Journal of Economics 45, no. 1 (March 2014): 116-139. Full Text

Roberts, JW. "Unobserved heterogeneity and reserve prices in auctions." The RAND Journal of Economics 44, no. 4 (December 2013): 712-732. Full Text

Roberts, JW, and Sweeting, A. "When Should Sellers Use Auctions?." AMERICAN ECONOMIC REVIEW 103, no. 5 (August 2013): 1830-1861. Full Text

Handel, BR, Misra, K, and Roberts, JW. "Robust firm pricing with panel data." Journal of Econometrics 174, no. 2 (2013): 165-185. Full Text

Eliason, PJ, Grieco, PLE, McDevitt, RC, and Roberts, JW. Strategic Patient Discharge: The Case of Long-Term Care Hospitals. September 2016.

Gedge, C, Roberts, JW, and Sweeting, A. A Model of Dynamic Limit Pricing with an Application to the Airline Industry. July 2014.

Bayer, PJ, Mangum, K, Roberts, JW, Bayer, PJ, Mangum, K, and Roberts, JW. "Speculative Fever: Investor Contagion in the Housing BubbleSpeculative Fever: Investor Contagion in the Housing Bubble." Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID) Working Paper, no. 211 (February 1, 2016). Open Access Copy

Bayer, PJ, Geissler, C, Mangum, K, and Roberts, JW. "Speculators and Middlemen: The Strategy and Performance of Investors in the Housing Market." Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID) Working Paper, no. 93 (January 13, 2015). (Working Paper)

Information Policy for the Development of U.S. Shale Gas Resource: Property Rights, Leases, Competition and Regulation awarded by National Science Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2019

Extending Entry Models, With Applications to Mergers, Bailouts, Entry Deterrence and Procurement awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2013 to 2018