SUSAN CARLETON ATHEY
Department of Economics
Cambridge, MA 02138
Fax: (617) 495-8570
Born November, 1970.
of Arts, 1991.
Majors in economics, mathematics,
and computer science.
Magna Cum Laude. Phi Beta
School of Business
Statics in Stochastic Problems with Applications."
Advisors: Paul Milgrom and John Roberts (co-chairs),
2006-present Professor of Economics
National Bureau of Economic
2001-present Research Associate
Center for Advanced Study in the
Department of Economics, Stanford
2001-2004 Associate Professor of Economics
2004-2006 Holbrook Working Professor of Economics and
Professor (by courtesy) in the Graduate School of Business
Department of Economics,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1999-2001 Castle Krob Career
Development Associate Professor of Economics
1997-1999 Castle Krob Career
Development Assistant Professor of Economics
1995-1997 Assistant Professor of Economics
Cowles Foundation for Economic
Research, Yale University
1997-1998 Visiting Assistant Professor
Hoover Institution, Stanford
2000-2001 National Fellow
National Bureau of Economic
1997-2001 Faculty Research Fellow
2008-present Visiting/Consulting Researcher,
Microsoft Research, New England
Consultant to Microsoft Corporation as Chief Economist
2008-present Academic Affiliate,
Analysis Group Economics
Market Design, Inc.
April,1999; October, 2000; February, 2001 Consultant, Research Department,
Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank
May, 1998 Visiting
Professor, I.D.E.I. Toulouse.
- Cambridge Economics Economics and Computational Day, co-founder,
- Member, Nominating Committee
for American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2011-present
- Member, President’s
Committee for the National Medal of Science
- Co-organizer, NBER
Information Technology/Productivity Summer Workshop, 2009-present
- Co-director, NBER
Working Group on Market Design, 2009-present.
- Council, Game Theory
Society, 2009-. (elected position).
- Associate Editor, Theoretical
- Associate Editor, B.E.
Journals in Theoretical Economics, 2000-.
PAST PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
- Council, Econometric
Society, 2007-2010. (elected position)
- Executive Committee,
American Economic Association, 2008-2010. (elected position)
- Co-Editor, American
Economic Journals: Microeconomics, 2007-2008.
- Associate Editor, Econometrica, 2006-2007.
- Associate Editor, Quarterly
Journal of Economics, 2001-2007.
Board, Not a Journal Economics, 2001-2008.
- Fellows Nominating Committee, Econometric Society,
- Elaine Bennett
Research Prize Committee (AEA/CSWEP), 2002, 2004, 2006 (Chair).
- Chair, Program
Committee, Winter Meetings of the Econometric Society, 2006.
- National Science
Foundation Economics Panel, 2004-2006.
- Co-director, Market
Design Program, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research,
- Mentor, CeMent Mentoring Workshop, AEA/CSWEP, 2006.
- Young Faculty
Nominating Committee, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral
- Associate Editor, American
Economic Review, 2002-2005.
- Associate Editor, RAND
Journal of Economics, 2002-2004.
- Foreign Editor, Review
of Economic Studies, 2001-2004.
- American Economic
Association Nominating Committee, 2003.
- Stanford University
- Co-editor, Journal
of Economics and Management Strategy, 1997-2001.
- Program Committee,
Summer Meetings of the Econometric Society, 1997 and 1998; 8th World Congress
of the Econometric Society, 2000; Winter Meetings of the Econometric
Society, 2001 and 2005.
- Fellow, American
Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2008.
- World Economic Forum,
Young Global Leaders, 2008.
- John Bates Clark
- Fellow, Econometric
Faculty Scholar, Stanford University, 2004-2006.
- Elaine Bennett
Research Award, 2001.
- Sloan Foundation
Research Fellow, 2000.
- Kilby Awards
Foundation Young Innovator Award, 1998.
Economics Association Teaching Award, 1995-1996.
- Review of Economic
Studies Tour, 1995.
- Stanford University
Lieberman Fellow, 1994-1995.
- State Farm
Dissertation Award in Business, 1994.
- National Science
Foundation Graduate Fellowship, 1991-1994.
Scholar, Stanford Graduate School of Business, 1992-1993.
- Mary Love Collins
Scholarship, Chi Omega Foundation, 1991-1992.
- Duke University Alice
Baldwin Memorial Scholarship, 1990-1991.
- Sir Richard Stone
Annual Lecture, Cambridge University, 2012.
- Dunaway Lecture,
Michigan State University, 2012.
- Keynote address, 2011
Southern California Symposium on Network Economics and Game Theory.
- Keynote address, International
Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence, Barcelona, July 2011.
- Fisher Schultz
Lecture, Econometric Society, 2011.
- Plenary Lecture for
Society of Economic Dynamics, 2010.
- Plenary Lecture for
joint meeting of Electronic Commerce and Theoretical Aspects of
Rationality and Knowledge, 2009.
- Society of Economic
Design Plenary Lecture, 2008.
- Frank Hahn Lecture,
Royal Economic Society Conference, 2008.
- John F. Nash, Jr.,
Lecture, Carroll Round, Georgetown, 2008.
- Schultz Lecture,
University of Chicago, 2007.
- Toulouse Lectures in
- Invited Speaker, 9th
World Congress of the Econometric Society.
- Johnson Distinguished
Lecturer in Economics, Duke University, 2004.
GRANTS AND RESEARCH
Information and Dynamic Games," NSF Grant No. SES-0351500.
Information in Auctions, Pricing Games, and Ongoing
Relationships," NSF CAREER Award No. SES-9983820.
- "Bidding Behavior
in U.S. Forest Service Timber Auctions," MIT Provost's Fund for
Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Research Award, 1997.
- "Empirical Tests
for Complementarities: A Structural Approach,"
MIT Sloan School of Management, Creative Research Award, 1996 (with Scott
Statics: Theory and an Empirical Framework for Testing Predictions,"
NSF Grant No. SBR-9631760.
- "Product and
Process Innovation," William Miller Fund, Stanford GSB.
- "Position Auctions with
Consumer Search," (with Glenn Ellison). Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2011, 126(3), 123-1270.
- "Comparing Open and
Sealed Bid Auctions: Theory and Evidence from Timber Auctions," (with
Jonathan Levin and Enrique Seira). Quarterly
Journal of Economics, 2011,
- "The Impact of Targeting
Technology on Advertising Markets and Media Competition,” with Joshua Gans, American Economic Review, May 2010.
- "Skewed Bidding in Pay Per Action Models of
Online Advertising," with Nikhil Agarwal and David Yang.� American Economic Review, May 2009.
- "Collusion with Persistent Cost Shocks,"
(with Kyle Bagwell). Econometrica, May
2008, 76 (3), 493-540.
- "Designing Efficient Mechanisms for Dynamic
Bilateral Trading Games," (with Ilya Segal), American Economic
Review, May 2008.
- "Efficiency in Repeated Trade with Hidden
Valuations," (with David Miller). Theoretical Economics,
2007, 2 (3), 299-354.
- "Discrete Choice Models with Multiple Unobserved
Choice Characteristics," (with Guido Imbens). International
Economic Review, 2007, 48 (4), 1159-1192.
- "What Does Performance in Graduate School
Predict? Graduate Economics Education and Student Outcomes" (with
Larry Katz, Alan Krueger, James Poterba, and Steve Levitt), American
Economic Review, May 2007.
- "Identification and Inference in Nonlinear
Difference-In-Difference Models," (with Guido Imbens). Econometrica 74 (2), March, 2006, 431-498.
- "The Optimal Degree of Monetary Policy
Discretion," (with Andrew Atkeson and
Patrick Kehoe), Econometrica 73 (5),
September, 2005, 1431-1476.
- "Collusion and Price Rigidity," (with Kyle
Bagwell and Chris Sanchirico). Review of
Economic Studies 71 (2), April 2004, 317-349.
- "Identification in Standard Auction
Models," (with Philip Haile), Econometrica, 70 (6), November 2002,
- "The Impact of Information Technology on
Emergency Health Care Outcomes," (with Scott Stern), RAND Journal
of Economics, 33 (3), Autumn 2002, pp.
- "Monotone Comparative Statics Under
Journal of Economics, February 2002, CXVII (1): 187-223.
- "Optimal Collusion with Private
Information," (with Kyle Bagwell), RAND Journal of Economics,
Autumn 2001, 32 (3): 428-465.
- "Single Crossing Properties and the Existence of
Pure Strategy Equilibria in Games of Incomplete
Information," Econometrica 69 (4),
July, 2001: 861-890.
- "Organizational Design: Decision Rights and
Incentive Contracts," (with John Roberts), American Economic
Review, May 2001.
- "Information and Competition in U.S. Forest
Service Timber Auctions," (with Jonathan Levin), Journal of
Political Economy, 109 (2), April 2001. Reprinted in: Empirical
Industrial Organization, Paul Joskow and Michael
Waterson, ed., Critical Ideas in Economics,
Edward Elgar, forthcoming 2004.
- "Investment and Market Dominance," (with
Armin Schmutzler), RAND Journal of Economics
32 (1), Spring 2001: 1-26.
- "Mentoring and Diversity," (with Chris
Avery and Peter Zemsky), American Economic
Review 90 (4) September 2000: 765-786.
- "Information Technology and Training in
Emergency Call Centers." (with Scott Stern). Proceedings of the
Fifty-First Annual Meetings (New York, Jan 3-5, 1999). Madison, WI:
Industrial Relations Research Association, pp. 53-60.
- "Product and Process Flexibility in an
Innovative Environment, "(with Armin Schmutzler),
RAND Journal of Economics, 26 (4) Winter1995: 557-574.
- Dynamic Games and
Contracts with Hidden Information, In Progress. Toulouse
Lectures in Economics 2007, Princeton University Press.
- "Empirical Models of Auctions,"
in Advances in Economics and Econometrics: Theory and Applications,
Ninth World Congress, Volume II. Richard Blundell, Whitney K. Newey, Torsten Persson, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Approaches to Auctions," forthcoming, Handbook of Econometrics,
- Robust Comparative Statics
(with Paul Milgrom and John Roberts), research monograph (draft form).
- "Adoption and Impact of
Advanced Technologies in Emergency Response Systems," (with Scott
Stern), in The Changing Hospital
Industry: Comparing Not-for-Profit and For-Profit Institutions, David
Cutler, ed. University of Chicago Press, 2000, pp. 113-155.
- “The Impact of the Internet
on Advertising Markets for News Media” (with Emilio Calvano
and Joshua Gans). Working paper.
- “The Impact of News
Aggregators on Internet News Consumption: The Case of Localization” (with
Markus Mobius). Working paper.
- “Peaches, Lemons, and
Cookies: Designing Auction Markets with Dispersed Information.” With Moshe Babaioff, Michael Grubb and
Ittai Abraham. Working paper.
- "Subsidies and
Set-Asides in Auctions," (with Jonathan Levin and Dominic Coey). Under
- "A Structural Model of
Sponsored Search Advertising Markets" (with Denis Nekipelov). Under review.
- "A Theory of Group
Formation and Social Hierarchy," (with Saumitra Jha and Emilio Calvano). Under review.
- "Dynamics of Open Source
Movements," (with Glenn Ellison). Under review.
- "An Efficient Dynamic
Mechanism," (with Ilya Segal). Under review.
Properties of Stochastic Objective Functions,"
MIT Working Paper 96-1R. Revise & Resubmit, B.E. Journals in
- "Investment and
Information Value for a Risk-Averse Firm," MIT Working Paper No.
00-30. Revise & Resubmit, B.E. Journals in Theoretical
- "The Value of
Information in Monotone Decision Problems" (with Jonathan Levin), MIT
Working Paper No. 98-24, November 1998.
- "An Empirical Framework
for Testing Theories about Complementarities in Organizational
Design," (with Scott Stern). NBER Working Paper 6600, February
1998. Revise & Resubmit, Management Science.
- "The Allocation of
Decisions in Organizations," (with Joshua Gans and Scott Stern),
Mimeo, MIT, 1996.
WORK IN PROGRESS
- “Social Media and Internet
News Consumption” (with Markus Mobius).
- "Dynamic Auctions with
Persistent Private Information," (with Kyle Bagwell). In progress.
- "Authority and
Incentives," (with John Roberts), In
- Graduate: Advanced
Topics in Game Theory, Industrial Organization, Contract Theory,
Industrial Organization, Intermediate Applied Microeconomics.
- Member: Econometric
Society, American Economic Association, Committee for the Status of Women
in the Economics Profession.
- Referee for: American
Economic Review, Econometrica, Economic
Journal, Games and Economic Behavior, Industrial Relations, International
Economic Review, International Review of Finance and Economics, Journal
of Econometrics, International Journal of Industrial Organization,
Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Journal of Human Resources,
Journal of Industrial Economics, Journal of Political Economy, Management
Science, National Science Foundation, RAND Journal of Economics,
Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, Review of
Economics and Statistics, Southern Economic Journal.