Andrew Sweeting is a tenured Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland, College Park. He received his PhD in Economics from MIT in 2004 and he has also held positions at Northwestern University (2004-2007) and at Duke University (2007-2014, with tenure 2012-14). Andrew has been a Faculty Research Fellow and then Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) since 2007. His research has covered a range of topics including the effects of mergers on prices and product variety, how to quantify the constraints that potential entry and product repositioning will place on market power after mergers (this work received the 2018 Robert F. Lanzillotti Prize for the best paper in antitrust economics), the design of auctions, the identification of collusion in wholesale electricity markets, the welfare effects of targeted advertising and the effects of revenue management in secondary markets for event tickets. His research has been supported by three separate multi-year grants from the National Science Foundation and he currently manages a collaboration between the NBER and Nielsen Media with support from the Sloan Foundation. Published papers have appeared in leading economics journals such as Econometrica, American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy and the RAND Journal of Economics. Andrew is currently Editor of the Journal of Industrial Economics, a Foreign Editor of the Review of Economic Studies, and the founder and organizer of the annual DC Industrial Organization Conference. Andrew worked as an antitrust consultant in London and Brussels from 1997 to 1999, served on the UK Competition Commission’s Academic Panel from 2007 to 2014 and visited the US Department of Justice in 2017.
Areas of Interest
- Industrial Organization
- Applied Econometrics
- Market Design
Degree TypePhDDegree DetailsMassachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004
- Bailouts and the Preservation of Competition, , American Economic Journal: Microeconomics 8(3 ), 257-288, August .
- Bailouts and the Preservation of Competition., , American Economic Journal: Microeconomics Forthcoming, July .
- Selective Entry and Auction Design, , International Journal of Industrial Organization 43, 189-207, November .
- Multiplicity of Equilibria and Information Structures in Empirical Games: Challenges and Prospects, , Marketing Letters 26(2 ), 115-125, June .
- Regulating Bidder Participation in Auctions, , The RAND Journal of Economics 45(4 ), 675-704, October .
- Dynamic Product Positioning in Differentiated Product Industries: The Effect of Fees for Musical Performance Rights on the Commercial Radio Industry., , Econometrica 81(5 ), 1763-1803, September .
- When Should Sellers Use Auctions?, , American Economic Review 103(5 ), 1830-1861, August .
- Price Dynamics in Perishable Goods Markets: The Case of Secondary Markets for Major League Baseball Tickets., , Journal of Political Economy 120(6 ), 1133-1172, December .
- The Effects of Mergers on Product Positioning: Evidence from the Music Radio Industry, , RAND Journal of Economics 41(2 ), 372-397, July .
- The Strategic Timing of Radio Commercials: An Empirical Analysis Using Multiple Equilibria, , RAND Journal of Economics 40(4 ), 710-742, October .
- Market Power in the England and Wales Wholesale Electricity Market 1995-2000, , The Economic Journal 117(520 ), 654-685, April .
- Coordination, Differentiation and the Timing of Radio Commercials, , Journal of Economics and Management Strategy 15(4 ), 909-942, December .
Editor, Journal of Industrial Economics
Foreign Editor, Review of Economic Studies
Daisy DaiAssistant Professor, Lehigh University
Joe MazurAssistant Professor, Purdue University
Chung-Ying LeeAssistant Professor, National University of Taiwan
Yair TaylorEconomist, US Department of Justice