Matthijs R. Wildenbeest
Professor of Economics
The University of Arizona
I am a Professor of Economics at the University of Arizona. I am also a CEPR fellow and an associate editor at the International Journal of Industrial Organization.
My research fields are Industrial Organization and Applied Microeconomics.
You can find a copy of my CV here and my Google Scholar page here.
Working Papers and Work in Progress
Agency pricing and bargaining: empirical evidence from the e-book market. With Babur De los Santos and Dan O'Brien. October 2021. Revise and resubmit at American Economic Journal: Microeconomics.
Properties of profit premium in an equilibrium framework. With Zsolt Sándor and Attila Szőcs. May 2019.
Online news consumption and limited consideration. October 2022.
Demand estimation with simultaneous search for differentiated products. With José Luis Moraga-González and Zsolt Sándor. March 2023.
Published and Forthcoming Papers
Platform design when sellers use pricing algorithms. With Justin Johnson and Andrew Rhodes. February 2023. Accepted for publication at Econometrica.
Consumer search and prices in the automobile market. With José Luis Moraga-González and Zsolt Sándor. Forthcoming in the Review of Economic Studies.
Autonomous algorithmic collusion: economic research and policy implications. With Stephanie Assad, Emilio Calvano, Giacomo Calzolari, Robert Clark, Vincenzo Denicolo, Daniel Ershov, Justin Johnson, Sergio Pastorello, Andrew Rhodes, and Lei Xu. Oxford Review of Economic Policy 37, 459-478, 2021. [working paper]
Simultaneous search for differentiated products: the impact of search costs and firm prominence. With José Luis Moraga-González and Zsolt Sándor. Economic Journal 131, 1308-1330, 2021. [working paper]
Non-parametric estimation of search costs for differentiated products: evidence from Medigap. With Haizhen Lin. Journal of Business & Economic Statistics 38, 754-770, 2020. [working paper]
Search with learning for differentiated products: evidence from E-commerce. With Babur De los Santos and Ali Hortaçsu. Journal of Business & Economic Statistics 35, 626-641, 2017. [working paper]
E-book pricing and vertical restraints. With Babur De los Santos. Quantitative Marketing and Economics 15, 85-122, 2017. [working paper]
Prices and heterogeneous search costs. With José Luis Moraga-González and Zsolt Sándor. RAND Journal of Economics 48, 125-46, 2017. [working paper] [supplemental appendix]
Nonsequential search equilibrium with search cost heterogeneity. With José Luis Moraga-González and Zsolt Sándor. International Journal of Industrial Organization 50, 392-414, 2017. [working paper]
What's in a name? Measuring prominence, and its impact on organic traffic from search engines. With Mike Baye and Babur De los Santos. Information Economics and Policy 34, 44-57, 2016. [open access]
Search Engine Optimization: what drives organic traffic to retail sites? With Mike Baye and Babur De los Santos. Journal of Economics & Management Strategy 25, 6–31, 2016. [open access]
Estimation of search frictions in the British electricity market. With Monica Giulietti and Michael Waterson. Journal of Industrial Economics 62, 555-90, 2014. [working paper]
Semi-nonparametric estimation of consumer search costs. With José Luis Moraga-González and Zsolt Sándor. Journal of Applied Econometrics 28, 1205-23, 2013. [working paper] [supplemental appendix]
Testing models of consumer search using data on web browsing and purchasing behavior. With Babur De los Santos and Ali Hortaçsu. American Economic Review 102, 2955-80, 2012. [working paper]
An empirical model of search with vertically differentiated products. RAND Journal of Economics 42, 729-57, 2011. [working paper]
Maximum likelihood estimation of search costs. With José Luis Moraga-González. European Economic Review 52, 820-48, 2008. [working paper]
Truly costly sequential search and oligopolistic pricing. With Maarten Janssen and José Luis Moraga-González. International Journal of Industrial Organization 23, 451-66, 2005. [working paper]
Combating anti-competitive behavior involving algorithms: platform design and organizational process. With Justin Johnson and Andrew Rhodes. Competition Policy International, July 2020.
Empirical search and consideration sets. With Elisabeth Honka and Ali Hortaçsu. In Jean-Pierre Dubé and Peter Rossi (editors), Handbook of the Economics of Marketing, Elsevier, 193-257, 2019.
Searching for physical and digital media: the evolution of platforms for finding books. With Mike Baye and Babur De los Santos. In Shane Greenstein, Avi Goldfarb, and Catherine Tucker (editors), NBER Book Economic Analysis of the Digital Economy, The University of Chicago Press, 137-68, 2015.
The evolution of product search. With Mike Baye and Babur De los Santos. Journal of Law, Economics & Policy 9, 201-21, 2013.
Comparison sites. With José Luis Moraga-González. In Martin Peitz and Joel Waldfogel (editors), The Oxford Handbook of the Digital Economy, Oxford University Press, 224-53, 2013.
Consumer search and pricing behavior in Internet markets. With Maarten Janssen and José Luis Moraga-González. In Eric Brousseau and Nicolas Curien (editors), Internet and Digital Economics, Cambridge University Press, 460-83, 2007.