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.
Contact me for more info. (Last update: October 23rd, 2019)
Informational Robustness in Intertemporal Pricing
with Xiaosheng Mu (R&R @ ReStud) New version!
Constant price paths deliver the optimal profit guarantee when a seller does not know how buyers learn about a product.
False Positives and Transparency
(R&R @ AEJ: Micro)
Lack of transparency over research methods can induce biased claims. But it also creates an incentive to counteract the de-biasing of that research.
Machine Learning for Strategic Inference in a Simple Dynamic Game
with In-Koo Cho
In a simple buyer-seller game, we exhibit an algorithm which ensures that agents play a Bayesian best reply (approximately).
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