Ryan Carty McDevitt

Ryan Carty McDevitt

Associate Professor of Economics

Ryan McDevitt is an economist.  His research has been published in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, and the Review of Economic Studies and has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Bureau of Economic Research.  He has won teaching awards for his courses in both economics and strategy.


  • Ph.D., Northwestern University 2010
  • B.A., Williams College 2002

Eliason, P. J., B. Heebsh, R. C. McDevitt, and J. W. Roberts. “How Acquisitions Affect Firm Behavior and Performance: Evidence from the Dialysis Industry.” Quarterly Journal of Economics 135, no. 1 (February 1, 2020): 221–67. https://doi.org/10.1093/qje/qjz034. Full Text

Chatterji, A. K., J. Kim, and R. C. McDevitt. “School spirit: Legislator school ties and state funding for higher education.” Journal of Public Economics 164 (August 1, 2018): 254–69. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpubeco.2018.05.013. Full Text

Grieco, P. L. E., and R. C. Mcdevitt. “Productivity and quality in health care: Evidence from the dialysis industry.” Review of Economic Studies 84, no. 3 (January 1, 2017): 1071–1105. https://doi.org/10.1093/restud/rdw042. Full Text

Goldfarb, A., R. C. McDevitt, S. Samila, and B. S. Silverman. “The effect of social interaction on economic transactions: Evidence from changes in two retail formats.” Management Science 61, no. 12 (December 1, 2015): 2963–81. https://doi.org/10.1287/mnsc.2014.2030. Full Text

Hochberg, Y. V., M. J. Mazzeo, and R. C. McDevitt. “Specialization and Competition in the Venture Capital Industry.” Review of Industrial Organization 46, no. 4 (June 1, 2015): 323–47. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11151-015-9462-3. Full Text

Mcdevitt, R. C., and J. W. Roberts. “Market structure and gender disparity in health care: Preferences, competition, and quality of care.” Rand Journal of Economics 45, no. 1 (March 1, 2014): 116–39. https://doi.org/10.1111/1756-2171.12044. Full Text

McDevitt, R. C. “"A" business by any other name: Firm name choice as a signal of firm quality.” Journal of Political Economy 122, no. 4 (January 1, 2014): 909–44. https://doi.org/10.1086/676333. Full Text

McDevitt, R. C. “Names and reputations: An empirical analysis.” American Economic Journal: Microeconomics 3, no. 3 (August 1, 2011): 193–209. https://doi.org/10.1257/mic.3.3.193. Full Text

Greenstein, S., and R. C. McDevitt. “The broadband bonus: Estimating broadband Internets economic value.” Telecommunications Policy 35, no. 7 (August 1, 2011): 617–32. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.telpol.2011.05.001. Full Text

Greenstein, S., and R. McDevitt. “Evidence of a modest price decline in US broadband services.” Information Economics and Policy 23, no. 2 (June 1, 2011): 200–211. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.infoecopol.2011.03.002. Full Text

McDevitt, R. C., and M. Mazzeo. “Business Strategy and Antitrust Economics.” In The Oxford Handbook of International Antitrust Economies, 2014.

McDevitt, R. C., and S. Greenstein. “Measuring the Broadband Bonus in Thirty OECD Nations.” In Measuring the Internet Economy, 2012.

McDevitt, R. C., and S. Greenstein. “The Global Broadband Bonus: Broadband Internet's Impact on Seven Countries.” In The Linked World: How ICT Is Transforming Societies, Cultures, and Economies, 2011.

Eliason, Paul J., Paul L. E. Grieco, Ryan C. McDevitt, and James W. Roberts. “Strategic Patient Discharge: the Case of Long-Term Care Hospitals.,” November 2018. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.20170092. Full Text

Selected Grants

The Influences of Market Power, Mergers, and Provider Incentives on the Cost and Quality of Healthcare: The Case of Dialysis awarded by National Science Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 2019 to 2022