Jonathan A. Libgober
Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Southern California
Welcome to my website!
I am a microeconomic theorist studying the acquisition, transmission or dynamics of information. I am particularly focused on the design of optimal policies, and am interested in both pure and applied theory.
I received my PhD in Economics from Harvard in May 2018. I have been at USC since the start of 2019.
Research Registries: Facts, Myths, and Possible Improvements
We empirically study pre-registration patterns in economics, and discuss the implications of policies related to the timing of registration. The Mathematica notebook referenced in the Appendix can be found here.
I heard it was this or perish...
American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, Forthcoming
Lack of transparency over research methods can induce bias. But the incentive to de-bias may lead to more informative experiments.
The model introduced is one of costly communication with partial (sender) commitment.
Informational Robustness in Intertemporal Pricing
(with Xiaosheng Mu)
Review of Economic Studies,
Constant price paths deliver the optimal profit guarantee when a seller does not know how buyers learn about a product.
Formally, this paper introduces an informationally robust approach into the dynamic pricing literature.
Once a student, always a student...
Thesis Title: Information and Learning in Mechanism Design
Advisors: Drew Fudenberg and Eric Maskin
M.A. awarded 2014, field exams in Microeconomic Theory and Industrial Organization
University of Chicago
S.B. in Mathematics (Departmental Honors, Paul R. Cohen award for top 5 record in graduating class)
A.B. in Economics (Departmental Honors, David S. Hu award for coursework and thesis)
A.B. in Statistics
Phi Beta Kappa