Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland
I am an Industrial Organization economist at the University of Maryland and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. My research develops new computational and empirical methods for understanding the design of auctions and online marketplaces, the effects of mergers on both prices and product variety, the dynamics of prices in both competitive and oligopolistic markets and the effects of targeted advertising. I am an Editor of the Journal of Industrial Economics, a Foreign Editor of the Review of the Economic Studies and an Associate Editor of the Economic Journal. I am also the founder and organizer of the Washington DC Area IO Conference and a member of the academic panel of the UK Competition Commission. At Maryland, I am the placement director for the PhD program.
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Phone: (301) 405 8325
email: sweeting `at' econ.umd.edu