Maria Arbatskaya

Associate Professor

Office: Rich 329

Phone: 404-727-2770

Fax: 404-727-4639

Email: marbats@emory.edu

Education

  • PhD, Economics, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1999
  • MA, Economics, New Economic School, Moscow, Russia, 1995
  • Diploma, Applied Mathematics, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, 1993

Biography

Maria Arbatskaya's research is in the areas of Industrial Organization and Applied Game Theory. She is mostly interested in understanding how information affects market outcomes. Among the current topics she explores are referrals, search, advertising, and ranking. She teaches Intermediate Microeconomics, Industrial Organization, and Game Theory.

Publications

Arbatskaya, Maria, and Hideo Konishi, "Consumer Referrals," International Journal of Industrial Organization 48 (2016): 34–58.

Arbatskaya, Maria, and Hideo Konishi, "Managing Consumer Referrals on a Chain Network," Review of Network Economics 13:1 (March 2014): 69–94.

Arbatskaya, Maria, and Hugo Mialon, "Dynamic Multi-activity Contests," Scandinavian Journal of Economics 114 (June 2012): 520-538.

Arbatskaya, Maria, and Hideo Konishi, "Referrals in Search Markets," International Journal of Industrial Organization 30 (January 2012): 89-101.

Arbatskaya, Maria, and Hugo Mialon, "Multi-Activity Contests," Economic Theory 43 (2010): 23-43.

Arbatskaya, Maria, "Ordered Search," Rand Journal of Economics 38 (2007): 119-127.

Arbatskaya, Maria, Hviid, Morten, and Greg Shaffer, "On the Use of Low-price Guarantees to Discourage Price Cutting," International Journal of Industrial Organization 24:6 (2006): 1139-1156.

Arbatskaya, Maria, and Michael R. Baye, "Are Prices 'Sticky' Online? Market Structure Effects and Asymmetric Responses to Cost Shocks in Online Mortgage Markets," International Journal of Industrial Organization 22:10 (2004): 1443-1462.

Arbatskaya, Maria, Hviid, Morten, and Greg Shaffer, "On the Incidence and Variety of Low-price Guarantees," Journal of Law and Economics 47 (2004): 307-332.

Arbatskaya, Maria, "The Exclusion Principle for Symmetric All-pay Auctions with Endogenous Valuations," Economic Letters 80 (2003): 73-80.

Arbatskaya, Maria, "Can Low Price Guarantees Deter Entry?" International Journal of Industrial Organization 19 (2001): 1387-1406.

Arbatskaya, Maria, "Behavior-based Price Discrimination and Consumer Switching," Advances in Applied Microeconomics, Volume 9: Industrial Organization, JAI Press (2000): 149-171.

Arbatskaya, Maria, Hviid, Morten, and Greg Shaffer, "Promises to Match or Beat the Competition: Evidence from Retail Tire Prices" Advances in Applied Microeconomics, Volume 8: Oligopoly, JAI Press (1999): 123-138.

Working Papers

"Product Liability and Regulation When Consumer Label-reading Effort Counts," with Maria Vyshnya Aslam. Revise and Resubmit.

"Briber or Bribee: How to Fight Corruption and Favoritism?" with Hugo Mialon.

"The Parking Lot Problem," with Kaushik Mukhopadhaya and Eric Rasmusen.

"Timing of Price Announcements with an Application to the Internet Mortgage Markets," with Michael R. Baye.

"An Efficiency Argument for Higher Transaction Costs"

"Buy Now, Search Later: A Model of Low-Price Guarantees With Post-Sale Search"