James W. Roberts

Fred W. Shaffer Professor of Economics

External Address: 
228B Social Sciences, Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90097
(919) 660-1800


  • 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

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 2017