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Ambarish Chandra

Ambarish Chandra

Ambarish Chandra

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


PhD, Northwestern University
MA, Northwestern University


Ambarish Chandra conducts research in Empirical Industrial Organization. He studies competition and public policy in a number of industries, with particular emphasis on the airline, automobile and newspaper industries. His recent research has focused on how travel and trade across the U.S.-Canada border responds to exchange rate changes. He also is the PhD Area Coordinator for the Economics Analysis and Policy area.

Academic Positions

  • 2018-

    Associate Professor, Rotman School of Management and Department of Management UTSC

  • 2011-present

    Assistant Professor, Rotman School of Management and Department of Management UTSC

  • 2006-2011

    Assistant Professor, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia

Selected Publications - Papers

  • How Does Advertising Depend on Competition? Evidence from U.S. Brewing

    Chandra, Ambarish and Matthew Weinberg

    Management Science


  • Revisiting the Relationship between Competition and Price Discrimination

    Chandra, Ambarish and Mara Lederman

    American Economic Journal: Microeconomics


  • Who Loses When Prices Are Negotiated? An Analysis of the New Car Market

    Chandra, Ambarish, Sumeet Gulati and James Sallee

    Journal of Industrial Economics


  • Newspapers and Magazines

    Chandra, Ambarish and Ulrich Kaiser

    in The Handbook of Media Economics, Simon Anderson, David Stromberg and Joel Waldfogel eds., Elsevier


  • Targeted Advertising in Magazine Markets and the Advent of the Internet

    Chandra, Ambarish and Ulrich Kaiser

    Management Science


  • The Economics of Cross-Border Travel

    Chandra, Ambarish, Keith Head and Mariano Tappata

    Review of Economics and Statistics


  • Consumer Search and Dynamic Price Dispersion

    Chandra, A., Tappata, M.

    Rand Journal of Economics


  • Green Drivers or Free Riders? An Analysis of Tax Rebates for Hybrid Vehicles

    Chandra A., Gulati, S., Kandlikar, M.

    Journal of Environmental Economics & Management


  • Mergers in Two-Sided Markets: An Application to the Canadian Newspaper Industry

    Chandra, A., Collard-Wexler, A.

    Journal of Economics & Management Strategy


  • Targeted Advertising: The Role of Subscriber Characteristics in Media Markets

    Journal of Industrial Economics


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