As well as being a part-time Professor of Industrial Organisation at UEA, I am the Rex G. Baker Jr. Professor of Political Economy at the University of Texas at Austin and Research Fellow at CEPR, a London based, research network of European economists. Before landing in Austin I held positions at much colder places such as INSEAD, NYU, and UPenn. I completed my undergraduate studies at Universidad de Valencia and later my Ph.D. in Economics at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.
My area of research is Empirical Industrial Organization with an edge on price discrimination. Most of my work makes use of theoretical models of nonlinear pricing to develop structural estimation methods that account for asymmetry of information and strategic interactions that firms encounter when they design their tariff options. I have applied a significant share of my research to study telecommunications pricing, both under monopoly and competition. This line of research has been somewhat left aside over the past few years, among other things, because I found it much easier to sell some other applications. But I intend to return to this arena with a series of papers on common/exclusive agency and nonlinear pricing competition. My papers related to this line of research have been published in Econometrica, International Economic Review, Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Mathematical Economics, Journal of Regulatory Economics, and Review of Economic Studies.
I am currently working on the redistributive effects of ruling out price discrimination when consumers are clearly heterogeneous. This project makes use of BLP estimation of alcohol demand using data from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. I hope that a sequel addresses some interesting dynamic analysis of mergers. The other projects that keep my mind busy lately are concerned with the massive adoption of diesel-powered engines in Europe and the logic of scrapping programs in the automobile industry.
Personal Website: http://www.eugeniomiravete.com/index.html
Consumer Inertia, Choice Dependence and Learning from Experience in a Repeated Decision Problem,
in The Review of Economics and Statistics
pp. 524-537Full Text UEA Repository
Testing for complementarities among countable strategies,
in Empirical Economics
pp. 1521-1544Full Text UEA Repository
Competition and the Use of Foggy Pricing,
in American Economic Journal: Microeconomics
pp. 194-216Full Text UEA Repository
Sinking, swimming, or learning to swim in medicare part d,
in American Economic Review
pp. 2639-2673Full Text UEA Repository
Competitive pressure and the adoption of complementary innovations,
in American Economic Review
pp. 1540-1570Full Text UEA Repository
Convolution and composition of totally positive random variables in economics,
in Journal of Mathematical Economics
pp. 479-490Full Text UEA Repository
Testing for complementarity when strategies are dichotomous,
in Economics Letters
pp. 28-31Full Text UEA Repository
Competing with menus of tariff options,
in Journal of the European Economic Association
pp. 188-205Full Text UEA Repository
Key Research Interests
Competition and the Use of Foggy Pricing
American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 5 (1) 194-216, February 2013.
Sinking, Swimming, or Learning to Swim in Medicare Part D
American Economic Review, 102 (6) 2639-2673, October 2012. Co-authored with Jonathan Ketcham, Claudio Lucarelli, and M. Christopher Roebuck.
A Roman TARP Program
Journal of Political Economy, 120 (3), back cover, June 2012.
Price Discrimination in Service Industries
Marketing Letters, 23 (2), 423-438, June 2012. Co-authored with Anja Lambrecht, Katja Seim, Naufel Vilcassim, Amar Cheema, Yuxin Chen, Gregory Crawford, Kartik Hosanagar, Raghuram Iyengar, Oded Koenigsberg, Robin Lee, and Ozge Sahin.
Competitive Pressure and the Adoption of Complementary Innovations
American Economic Review, 102 (4), 1540-1570, June 2012. Co-authored with Tobias Kretschmer and José C. Pernías.
Convolution and Composition of Totally Positive Random Variables in Economics
Journal of Mathematical Economics, 47 (4-5), 479-490, August/October 2011.
Testing for Complementarity when Strategies are Dichotomous
Economics Letters, 106 (1), 28-31, January 2010. Co-authored with José C. Pernías.
Competing with Menus of Tariff Options
Journal of the European Economic Association, (refereed) Symposium Issue on Complementarity and Information, 7 (1), 188-205, March 2009.
Infant Industry Argument
In Kenneth Reinert and Ramkishen Rajan (eds.): The Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy, Vol. II, 622-626, Princeton University Press, 2008.
Price Discrimination: Theory
In Larry E. Blume and Steven N. Durlauf (eds.): The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd edition, Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
The Role of Self Selection, Usage Uncertainty and Learning in the Demand for Local Telephone Service
Quantitative Marketing and Economics, 5 (1), 1-34 (lead article), March 2007. Co-authored with Sridhar Narayanan and Pradeep K. Chintagunta.
Innovation Complementarity and Scale of Production
Journal of Industrial Economics, 54 (1), 1-29 (lead article), March 2006. Co-authored with José C. Pernías.
The Welfare Performance of Sequential Pricing Mechanisms
International Economic Review, 46 (4), 1321-1360, November 2005.
Estimating Markups under Nonlinear Pricing Competition
Journal of the European Economic Association, 2 (2/3), 526-535, April-May 2004. Co-authored with Lars-Hendrik Röller.
Time-Consistent Protection with Learning by Doing
European Economic Review, 47 (5), 761-790 (lead article), October 2003.
Choosing the Wrong Calling Plan? Ignorance and Learning
American Economic Review, 93 (1), 297-310, March 2003.
Estimating Demand for Local Telephone Service with Asymmetric Information and Optional Calling Plans
The Review of Economic Studies, 69 (4), 943-971, October 2002.
Preserving Log-Concavity under Convolution: Comment
Econometrica, 70 (3), 1253-54, May 2002.
Infant-Industry Tariff Protection with Pressure Groups
International Journal of Industrial Organization, 16 (6), 749-784, November 1998.
Screening Consumers through Alternative Pricing Mechanisms
Journal of Regulatory Economics, 9 (2), 111-132 (lead article), March 1996.
Aggregation in Input-Output Tables: How to Select the Best Cluster Linkage
Economic Systems Research, 3, 99-109 (lead article), June 1991.
Book Review: "El Desarrollo de la España Contemporánea" by Gabriel Tortella
The Journal of Economic History, 55, 707-709. September 1995.