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Matthew Osborne

Matthew Osborne

Matthew Osborne

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


PhD, Stanford University
BA, University of Western Ontario




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

  • Frequency versus Depth: How Changing the Temporal Process of Promotions Impacts Demand for a Storable Good

    Japanese Economic Review, Special Issue: Bridging Marketing and Economics (Lead Article)



    Pages: 258-283

  • Approximating the Cost-of-Living Index for a Storable Good

    American Economic Journal: Microeconomics

    Issue:Vol. 10(2)


    Pages: 286-314

  • Pass-Through in a Concentrated Industry: Empirical Evidence and Regulatory Implications

    Nathan Miller, Gloria Sheu

    The RAND Journal of Economics



    Pages: 69-93

  • Cellular Service Demand: Biased Beliefs, Learning, and Bill Shock

    Michael Grubb, Matthew Osborne

    American Economic Review



    Pages: 234-271

  • Consistency and Asymptotic Normality for Equilibrium Models with Partially Observed Outcome Variables

    Nathan Miller, Matthew Osborne

    Economics Letters



    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



    Pages: 221-247 (lead article)

  • Consumer Learning, Switching Costs and Heterogeneity: A Structural Examination

    Quantitative Marketing and Economics



    Pages: 25-70

Selected Publications - Forthcoming

  • Identification and Estimation of Forward-looking Behavior: The Case of Consumer Stockpiling

    Andrew Ching and Matthew Osborne

    Marketing Science

Featured Work

Professional Affiliations/Memberships

  • The Econometric Society

  • American Economic Assocation

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