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Heski Bar-Isaac


    Heski Bar-Isaac

    Professor of Integrative Thinking and Business Economics

    Degrees: Ph.D. University of London (London School of Economics)
    M.Sc. University of London (London School of Economics)
    BA University of Oxford
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    Heski  Bar-Isaac is a Professor of Integrative Thinking and Business Economics.

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    Academic Positions

    2015-  Professor; University of Toronto
    2012-  Associate Professor; University of Toronto
    2010-12  Associate Professor; NYU Stern
    2011  Visiting Associate Professor; MIT Sloan
    2003-10  Assistant Professor; NYU Stern
    2002-03  Visiting Doctoral Student; Northwestern University

    Non-Academic Positions

    1998-99  Consultant; OXERA Ltd

    Selected Publications - Papers

    • Brokers' Contractual Arrangements in the Manhattan Rental Markets; Heski Bar-Isaac and Alessandro Gavazaa; Journal of Urban Economics; Issue: 86; 2015; Pages: 73-82
    • Raising Retailers' Profits: On Vertical Practices and the Exclusion of Rivals; John Asker and Heski Bar-Isaac; American Economic Review; Issue: 104(2); 2014; Pages: 672-86
    • (Good and Bad) Reputation for a Servant of Two Masters (with Joyee Deb); Heski Bar-Isaac and Joyee Deb; American Economic Journal: Microeconomics; Issue: 6(4); 2014; Pages: 293-325
    • Ratings Quality over the Business Cycle; Heski Bar-Isaac and Joel Shapiro; Journal of Financial Economics; Issue: 108 (1); 2013; Pages: 62-78
    • Search, Design and Market Stucture; Heski Bar-Isaac, Guillermo Caruana and Vicente Cuñat; American Economic Review; Issue: 102; 2012; Pages: 1140-1160

    Selected Publications - Books and Chapters

    • Interrogation Methods and Terror Networks; Mariagiovanna Baccara and Heski Bar-Isaac; Springer; Issue: Mathematical Methods in Counterterrorism, eds N. Memon, J. D. Farley, D. L Hicks, and T. Rosenorn; 2009; Pages: 271-290

    Academic / Professional Service

    2013-  Editor; Journal of Industrial Economics
    2014  Scientific Chair; EARIE Annual Conference (Milan)
    2012 -  Executive Committee; EARIE
    2012 -  Editorial Advior; Canadian Journal of Economics
    2009-  Associate Editor; Economic Journal
    2011-12  Co-Editor; International Journal of Industrial Organization
    2009-11  Associate Editor; International Journal of Industrial Organization

    Honors and Awards

    2015  Roger Martin Award for Research Excellence; Rotman School of Management
    2015  Jerry S. Cohen Award for Antitrust Scholarship: Best Economics Article of 2014; American Antitrust Institute
    2014  Insight Grant; SSHRC
    2013  Excellence in Teaching Award; Rotman School of Management

    Research and Teaching Interests

    Managerial Economics, Industrial Organization, Organizational Economics, Economics of Information, Reputation, Professional Services, Applied Microeconomic Theory  

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