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Gautam Gowrisankaran

Gautam Gowrisankaran

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Professor of Economics
McCoy/Rogers Fellow
Director of Graduate Studies

  • Ph.D., Yale University, 1995
Current Courses
  • ECON 696F, Economics of Dynamic IO
Research Interests
  • Industrial Organization
  • Health Economics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Energy and Environmental Economics
Current Research

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.