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Ambarish Chandra

Ambarish Chandra

    Ambarish Chandra

    Assistant Professor of Economic Analysis and Policy, Department of Management, University of Toronto Scarborough

    Degrees: PhD, Northwestern University
    MA, Northwestern University
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    Ambarish Chandra is an Assistant Professor of Economic Analysis and Policy in the Department of Management, University of Toronto-Scarborough, with a cross-appointment to the Business Economics area at Rotman.  He was previously a faculty member at the University of British Columbia. Ambarish's research is in the area of industrial organization and applied microeconomics. His primary interest is in media industries, particularly advertising markets. He has examined the importance of targeted advertising, studied price dispersion in gasoline markets, and evaluated the effect of government subsidies for hybrid vehicles. His current work examines travel and trade across the U.S.-Canada border.

    Academic Positions

    2011-present  Assistant Professor; Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
    2006-2011  Assistant Professor; Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia

    Selected Publications - Papers

    • Consumer Search and Dynamic Price Dispersion; Chandra, A., Tappata, M.; Rand Journal of Economics; 2011
    • Green Drivers or Free Riders? An Analysis of Tax Rebates for Hybrid Vehicles; Chandra A., Gulati, S., Kandlikar, M.; Journal of Environmental Economics & Management; 2010
    • Mergers in Two-Sided Markets: An Application to the Canadian Newspaper Industry; Chandra, A., Collard-Wexler, A.; Journal of Economics & Management Strategy; 2009
    • Targeted Advertising: The Role of Subscriber Characteristics in Media Markets; Journal of Industrial Economics; 2009

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