Professor of Economics
Director of Graduate Studies
- Ph.D., Yale University, 1995
- ECON 696F, Economics of Dynamic IO
- Industrial Organization
- Health Economics
- Applied Econometrics
- Energy and Environmental Economics
Prof. Gowrisankaran's research focuses on industrial organization; health economics; energy and environmental economics; and applied econometrics. His recent research has examined the dynamics of pricing for durable goods industries; the equilibrium costs of intermittency for renewable energy; the impact of hospital mergers on bargaining leverage with managed care organizations; and other topics.
Recent Research Papers
- “Dynamics of Consumer Demand for New Durable Goods,” with Marc Rysman (2011).
- “Intermittency and the Value of Renewable Energy,” with Stanley S. Reynolds and Mario Samano (2011).
- Gowrisankaran, Gautam, Robert J. Town and Eric Barrette (2011). “Managed Care, Drug Benefits, and Mortality: An Analysis of the Elderly.” The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy 11: Issue 2 (Advances) Article 3.
- Gowrisankaran, Gautam and John Krainer (2011). “Entry and Pricing in a Differentiated Products Industry: Evidence from the ATM Market.” RAND Journal of Economics 42: 1-22.
- Chernew, Michael, Gautam Gowrisankaran and Dennis Scanlon (2008). “Learning and the Value of Information: Evidence from Health Plan Report Cards.” Journal of Econometrics 144: 156-74.
Other Selected Publications
- “Quantifying Equilibrium Network Externalities in the ACH Banking Industry,” with Daniel A. Ackerberg (2006). RAND Journal of Economics 37: 738-61.
- “Bayesian Inference For Hospital Quality in a Selection Model,” with John Geweke and Robert J. Town (2003). Econometrica 71: 1215 – 1238.
- “A Dynamic Model of Endogenous Horizontal Mergers,” (1999). RAND Journal of Economics 30: 56 – 83.
- “Dynamic Equilibrium in the Hospital Industry,” with Robert J. Town (1997). Journal of Economics and Management Strategy 6: 45 – 74.
- “Quality and Employers' Choice of Health Plan,” with Michael Chernew, Catherine McLaughlin and Teresa Gibson (2004). Journal of Health Economics 23: 471–92.