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Matthew Osborne

Matthew Osborn

    Matthew Osborne

    Assistant Professor of Marketing, Department of Management, University of Toronto Mississauga

    Degrees: PhD, Stanford University
    BA, University of Western Ontario
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    Matthew Osborne is an Assistant Professor of Marketing in the Department of Management at the University of Toronto Mississauga, with a cross-appointment to the Marketing Area at Rotman. His research interests include the development of modelling techniques to help understand consumer choices and firm behaviour. His research has focused on areas such as consumer choice of wireless carriers, consumer learning about new products, and how firms price in markets where transport costs are important. His research papers have been published in journals such as The American Economic Review, Economics Letters, Quantitative Marketing and Economics, and the RAND Journal of Economics.  

    Academic Positions

    2013-Present  Assistant Professor of Marketing; University of Toronto Mississauga
    2006-2007  Visiting Assistant Professor; University of Minnesota

    Non-Academic Positions

    2009-2013  Research Economist;US Bureau of Economic Analysis
    2007-2009  Research Economist;US Dept of Justice

    Selected Publications - Papers

    • Pass-Through in a Concentrated Industry: Empirical Evidence and Regulatory Implications; Nathan Miller, Gloria Sheu; The RAND Journal of Economics; Issue: 48(1); 2017; Pages: 69-93
    • Cellular Service Demand: Biased Beliefs, Learning, and Bill Shock; Michael Grubb, Matthew Osborne; American Economic Review; Issue: 105(1); 2015; Pages: 234-271
    • Consistency and Asymptotic Normality for Equilibrium Models with Partially Observed Outcome Variables; Nathan Miller, Matthew Osborne; Economics Letters; Issue: 123(1); 2014; Pages: 70-74
    • Spatial Differentiation and Price Discrimination in the Cement Industry: Evidence from a Structural Model; Nathan Miller, Matthew Osborne; The RAND Journal of Economics; Issue: 45(2); 2014; Pages: 221-247 (lead article)
    • Consumer Learning, Switching Costs and Heterogeneity: A Structural Examination; Quantitative Marketing and Economics; Issue: 9(1); 2011; Pages: 25-70
    • Approximating the Cost-of-Living Index for a Storable Good; American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, Forthcoming

    Professional Affiliations/Memberships

    The Econometric Society
    American Economic Assocation

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