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Heski Bar-Isaac

Heski  Bar-Isaac

Heski Bar-Isaac

Professor of Integrative Thinking and Economic Analysis and Policy; Area Coordinator, Economic Analysis & Policy Area


Ph.D. University of London (London School of Economics)
M.Sc. University of London (London School of Economics)
BA University of Oxford




Heski Bar-Isaac is a Professor of Integrative Thinking and Economic Analysis and Policy.

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Academic Positions

  • 2015-

    Professor, University of Toronto

  • 2016-17

    Visiting Professor, London Business School

  • 2012-2015

    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



    Pages: 73-82

  • (Good and Bad) Reputation for a Servant of Two Masters (with Joyee Deb)

    Heski Bar-Isaac and Joyee Deb

    American Economic Journal: Microeconomics



    Pages: 293-325

  • Raising Retailers' Profits: On Vertical Practices and the Exclusion of Rivals

    John Asker and Heski Bar-Isaac

    American Economic Review



    Pages: 672-86

  • Ratings Quality over the Business Cycle

    Heski Bar-Isaac and Joel Shapiro

    Journal of Financial Economics

    Issue:108 (1)


    Pages: 62-78

  • Search, Design and Market Stucture

    Heski Bar-Isaac, Guillermo Caruana and Vicente Cuñat

    American Economic Review



    Pages: 1140-1160

Selected Publications - Books and Chapters

  • Interrogation Methods and Terror Networks

    Mariagiovanna Baccara and Heski Bar-Isaac


    Issue:Mathematical Methods in Counterterrorism, eds N. Memon, J. D. Farley, D. L Hicks, and T. Rosenorn


    Pages: 271-290

Research and Teaching Interests

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

Honors and Awards

  • 2016

    Emerald Citations of Excellence , Emerald Group Publishing

  • 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

Professional Affiliations/Memberships

  • CEPR Research Fellow

  • CRESSE Associate

Academic / Professional Service

  • 2016 -

    Editorial Board, American Economic Review

  • 2012 -

    Executive Committee, EARIE

  • 2013-2018

    Editor, Journal of Industrial Economics

  • 2014

    Scientific Chair, EARIE Annual Conference (Milan)

  • 2009-2017

    Associate Editor, Economic Journal

  • 2012 -15

    Editorial Advior, Canadian Journal of Economics

  • 2011-12

    Co-Editor, International Journal of Industrial Organization

  • 2009-11

    Associate Editor, International Journal of Industrial Organization

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