Research Spotlight: Assistant Professor Andrew Sweeting

Monday, August 2, 2010
Research Spotlight: Assistant Professor Andrew Sweeting

02 August 2010 12:00AM

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A specialist in industrial organization (IO), Professor Andrew Sweeting examines firm behavior and the performance of markets, especially those with a limited number of competitors. Sweeting is particularly interested in antitrust policy, such as how to analyze mergers, and developing structural econometric models to understand both firms’ strategies (e.g., how to set prices) and market structure. The value of these methods is that they tie theory and empirics together and they allow us to evaluate the effects of policies that we cannot observe in the data.