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Christian Rojas, Associate Professor

Photo of Christian RojasMy interests are in Industrial Organization, Applied Microeconomics and Experimental Economics. Curriculum Vitae


Industrial Organization:

L. Baraldi and C. Rojas. 2012. "Cost Pass-Through with Network Externalities." Forthcoming, International Journal of Business & Economics.

C. Rojas. 2012. The Effect of Mandated Exclusive Territories in the US Brewing Industry , B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 12 (1). DOI: 10.1515/1935-1682.3088

S. Wang, C. Rojas and N. Lavoie. 2012. Buyer Market Power and Vertically Differentiated Retailers,  Journal of Agricultural and Food Industrial Organization, 10 (1). DOI: 10.1515/1542-0485.1338

C. Rojas. 2012. The Role of Demand Information and Monitoring on Tacit Collusion. RAND Journal of Economics, 43, 78-109.

C. Rojas and T. Shi. 2011. Tax Incidence when Quality Matters: Evidence from the Beer Market, Journal of Agricultural and Food Industrial Organization, 1-33. DOI: 10.2202/1542-0485.1353

C.Rojas and D. Huang. 2011. Eliminating the Outside Good Bias in Logit Models of Demand with Aggregate Data (with D. Huang). Under review.

C. Rojas. 2008. “Price Competition in U.S. Brewing.” Journal of Industrial Economics, 56, 1-31 [lead article]

C. Rojas and E. Peterson. 2008. “Demand for Differentiated Products: Price and Advertising Evidence from the U.S. beer Market.” International Journal of Industrial Organization, 26, 288-307.

D. Huang, C. Rojas and F. Bass. 2008. “What Happens when Demand is Estimated with a Misspecified Model?” Journal of Industrial Economics, 56, 809-39.

C. Rojas, A. Andino and W. Purcell. 2008 “Retailers’ Response to Wholesale Price Changes: New Evidence from Scanner-Based Quantity-Weighted Beef Prices.”Agribusiness: An International Journal, 24, 1-15 [lead article]

Experimental and Education:

C. Eckel, P. Grossman, A. de Oliveira, K. Johnson, C. Rojas and R. Wilson. 2011. Social Norms of Sharing in High School: Teen Student Giving in the Dictator Game , Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. 80, 603-12.

C. Eckel, P. Grossman, A. de Oliveira, K. Johnson, C. Rojas and R. Wilson. 2011. (Im)patience among Adolescents: A Methodological Note. Under review.

C. Eckel, P. Grossman, A. de Oliveira, K. Johnson, C. Rojas and R. Wilson. 2011. On the Development of Risk Preferences: Experimental Evidence. R&R, Journal of Risk & Uncertainty..

C. Dave, C. Eckel, C. Johnson and C. Rojas, 2010. “Eliciting Risk Preferences: When is Simple Better?” Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 41, 219-43.

C. Rojas, 2010. Market Power and the Lerner Index: A Classroom Experiment. Journal of Industrial Organization Education, Vol 5, Issue 1.

A. Basuchoudhary, C. Metcalf, K. Pommerenke, D. Reiley, C. Rojas, M. Rostek and J. Stodder. 2008. “Price Discrimination and Resale: A Classroom Experiment.” Journal of Economic Education, 40, 229-244.

C. Eckel, K. Johnson, C. Montmarquette and C. Rojas. 2007. “Debt Aversion and the Demand for Loans for Post-Secondary Education.” Public Finance Review, 35, 233-62.

S. Ball, C. Eckel and C. Rojas2006. “Technology Improves Learning in Large Principles of Economics Classes: Using our WITS.” American Economic Review, P&P, 96, p. 442-6.

Work in Progress

The Effects of Vertical Integration: An Empirical Analysis of the Soft Drinks Industry.

An Analysis of the Determinants of Cost Pass-Through Rates (with R. Tiwary)

Brand-Level Effects of Sugar Taxes on Soft Drink Consumption (with F. Colantouni)

Local Buyer Market Power and Horizontally Differentiated Manufacturers (with S. Wang and N. Lavoie)

Computer Code Available for Download

Matlab Program to Run the Epps-Singleton Two-Sample Test of Equality of Distributions.

Description of Matlab files and how to run the test (Word File)
Matlab m-file that reproduces Epps-Singleton (1986) results (numerical_example.m
Matlab m-file that runs the Epps-Singleton (1986) test, calculates p-value, and critical values (es.m)

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