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Paul Ellickson, Assistant Professor

Paul Ellickson

Please note: Paul has left the "Economics" group at Duke University; some info here might not be up to date.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  210 Social Sciences
Office Phone:  (919) 660-1828
Email Address: send me a message
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A.B.University of California at Berkeley1993

Industrial Organization
Research Interests: Industrial Organization, Econometrics, Marketing, Applied Micro

Paul B. Ellickson, who received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, joined the Duke faculty in 2002 after spending three years on the faculty at the Simon School of Business Administration at the University of Rochester. His research interests are in industrial organization and applied econometrics. Current research projects analyze competition in retail industries from a game theoretic perspective. He teaches graduate industrial organization and econometrics.

Areas of Interest:

Industrial Organization, Marketing, Econometrics


Retail Competition • Dynamic Oligopoly • Spatial Models • structural estimation • retail competition • spatial competition • appl;ied microeconomics • econometrics

Current Ph.D. Students  

  • Jason R Blevins  
  • Denis Nekipelov  
  • Stephen R. Finger  
  • Shanjun Li  
  • Stephanie Houghton  
  • Stephen Ryan  
Recent Publications

  1. P.B. Ellickson, Quality Competition in Retailing: A Structural Analysis, International Journal of Industrial Organization, vol. 24 no. 3 (Accepted, Fall, 2006)
  2. P.B. Ellickson, Does Sutton Apply to Supermarkets?, The RAND Journal of Economics (Accepted, Forthcoming)
  3. P.B. Ellickson with Sanjog Misra, "Supermarket Pricing Strategies", Marketing Science (Submitted, 2006) (Revise and Resubmit.)
  4. P.B. Ellickson with S. Stern and M. Trajtenberg, "Patient Welfare and Patient Compliance: An Empirical Framework for Measuring the Benefits from Pharmaceutical Innovation", in Medical Care Output and Productivity, edited by Ernst Berndt and David Cutler (July, 2001), University of Chicago Press

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