Matthew Chesnes


Economist
Bureau of Economics
Federal Trade Commission



RESEARCH  




Publications  

Banning Foreign Pharmacies from Sponsored Search: The Online Consumer Response. (With Daisy Dai and Ginger Zhe Jin). Forthcoming in Marketing Science.
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    @ NBER.
    @ SSRN.
    @ FTC Working Paper Series.

The Impact of Outages on Prices and Investment in the US Oil Refining Industry. Energy Economics. Volume 50, July 2015, Pages 324-336.
(Formerly titled: Capacity and Utilization Choice in the U.S. Oil Refining Industry.)
    @ Energy Economics
    @ SSRN.
    @ FTC Working Paper Series.

    Data:
       Plant Capacity
       Utilization Rates
       Gasoline Prices
       Distillate Prices
       Crude Oil Prices

Asymmetric Pass-Through in U.S. Gasoline Prices. The Energy Journal. Volume 37, 2016.
    @ Energy Journal
    @ SSRN.
    @ FTC Working Paper Series.
    USA Today Mention.  (PDF).



Working Papers  

Direct-to-Consumer Advertising and Online Search (With Ginger Zhe Jin). Working Paper. Updated: August, 2016.
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    @ NBER.
    @ SSRN.
    @ FTC Working Paper Series.

Sequential Automobile Auctions (With Sung-Jin Cho and John Rust). Work in Progress.

Asymmetric Pass-Through and Supply-Side Factors. Work in Progress.

Publication Success of Economics PhDs: The Role of Affiliation (With Doug Herman). Work in Progress.

Lucky Number 8: Digit Bias in Retail Gasoline Prices (With Paul Zimmerman). Work in Progress.

Essays in Empirical Industrial Organization. Dissertation, The University of Maryland, August 4, 2009.
    Link.



Course Notes  

Ph.D. Economics Course Notes. The University of Maryland, August 2004 - August 2009.
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Maryland Mathematics Seminar. The University of Maryland, August 2004.
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M.Sc. Economics Course Notes. LSE, 2001 - 2002.
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Other Documents  

CV. August, 2016.
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Research Statement. January, 2009.
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Paper and Memos. The Federal Reserve Board, 2002 - 2004.
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Auction Theory and Implementation: The Case of Telecom Licenses. M.Sc. Thesis, LSE, May, 2002.
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Mathematics Review Sheet. LSE, September, 2001
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Statistics Review Sheet. LSE, September, 2001
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Online Book Sales and Oil Prices. Comprehensive exam in Economics, Kenyon College, January, 2001
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Dynamical Systems and Chaos: The Mathematics and Economic Applications. Comprehensive exam in Mathematics, Kenyon College, January, 2001
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The Effects of Minimum Wage Policy on Employment and Poverty Levels. Paper for Poverty and Discrimination in America, Kenyon College, May, 2001
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    Presentation Link.

Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems. Review Sheet, Kenyon College, May, 2001
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Bootstrapping. Linear Regression Models Final Exam, Kenyon College, May, 2001
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LaTex Guide. A Not-So-Short Guide to Typesetting in LaTex
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