Thomas D. Jeitschko
Michigan State University
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Dean of the Graduate School
Associate Provost for Graduate Education
Professor of Economics



Chittenden Hall
466 W. Circle Dr., Rm. 212
East Lansing, MI 48824-1044
U.S.A.
Phone: +1 517 353 3220
Fax: +1 517 353 3355
E-mail: jeitschko@msu.edu

Official Department Webpage


Curriculum Vitae


    Biosketch:
Thomas D. Jeitschko [Y-EYE-TCH-coh; 'jaiʧ kʰoʊ] is the Dean of the Graduate School and Associate Provost for Graduate Education at Michigan State University. He supports the graduate students and postdocs of MSU and oversees and supports the Masters, Professional and Ph.D. programs across the fourteen graduate degree granting colleges. Thomas previously served as the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies in the College of Social Science where he is a Professor of Economics and was the Director of the American Economic Association Summer Program; a two-month intensive pre-doctoral residential program that prepares talented undergraduate students from under-represented backgrounds for graduate work in economics and related fields.

Thomas holds an advanced degree from the University of Münster in Germany (Dipl. VWL, 1991) with a specialization in Economic History and a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 1995 with a specialization in Mathematical Economics and Economic Theory. He first joined MSU in 2001 and has taught graduate courses and served on Ph.D. committees in the College of Social Science, the Business College, the College of Law, the College of Engineering, and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Thomas' research interests are in applied economic theory with concentrations in industrial organization, law and economics, and micro-economics more broadly. He has published in a wide variety of journals, including the American Economic Review, the European Economic Review, Games and Economic Behavior, Economic Theory, the Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, and the Journal of Industrial Economics; and he is an associate editor of the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization and the International Journal of Industrial Organization, and an editorial board member of the Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, in addition to holding several other editorial appointments.

Thomas has also worked at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington D.C. as an Economist in the Antitrust Division where he was the lead economist on many investigations of mergers and potentially anticompetitive firm conduct. In addition to many other cases, he was the lead economist evaluating possible anti-competitive effects of the proposed merger between the NYSE and the Deutsche Börse and the proposed takeover of NYSE by Nasdaq and ICE, he was involved in investigations covering Medicaid and health insurance providers, and he has expertise in Financial Markets, Securities and Derivatives Exchanges, OTC, Indices; Airlines at Slot-Controlled Airports; Telecommunications and Internet Content Provision; Generic Drugs; Patents and Patent Pooling; and Auctions. He has advised and consulted for States Attorneys General Offices throughout the U.S. concerning antitrust and consumer protection matters and has been retained by the U.S. Department of Justice as an expert.

Prior to his current appointment at MSU, Thomas has held faculty positions at Royal Holloway College, University of London and Texas A&M University, as well as shorter appointments at Duke, Johns Hopkins, and Georgetown Universities, and Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany. Thomas is currently a collaborator on two NSF grants and he regularly presents his research at invited seminars and conferences throughout the U.S. and abroad and he also regularly presents before Federal and International Agencies about his research in antitrust and consumer protection.

Areas of Expertise:

Industrial Organization; Law and Economics; Antitrust and Consumer Protection; Learning and Information; Applied Game Theory; Applied Theory; Behavioral, Experimental and Socio-Economics

Mergers, Acquisitions, Joint Ventures; Auctions; Intellectual Property and Patents/Patent Pooling; Financial Markets: Securities and Derivatives Exchanges, OTC, Indices; Medical Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid; Airlines at Slot-Controlled Airports; Telecommunications and Internet Content Provision; Generic Drug Markets; Pricing Policies and Price Gouging


Editorial Responsibilities
Associate Editor: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization
Associate Editor: International Journal of Industrial Organization
Associate Editor: Applied Economics Research Bulletin
Editorial Board Member: Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics


Research
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Working Papers also available at SSRN and IDEAS
electronic copies available upon request

    Journal Publications:

    "What past agency actions say about complexity in merger remedies, with an application to generic drug divestitures," with Eric Emch and Arthur Zhou; Competition: The Journal of the Antitrust, UCL and Privacy Section of the California Lawyers Association, 27(1), 87-104, Winter 2017-18.

    "Bundling and Joint Marketing by Rival Firms," with Yeonjei Jung and Jaesoo Kim; Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, 26(3), 571-589, Fall 2017.

    "Soft Transactions," with C. Oscar Lau; Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 141, 122-134, 2017.

    "Bid and Time Truthful Online Auctions in Dynamic Spectrum Markets," with Chowdhury Sayeed Hyder and Li Xiao; IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking, forthcoming 2017.

    "Endogenous Entry in Markets with Unobserved Quality," with Anthony Creane; Journal of Industrial Economics, LXIV(3), 494-519, September 2016.

    "Exporting to Bypass Weak Institutions," with Anthony Creane; European Economic Review, 83, 185-197, April 2016.

    "Incongruities of Real and Intellectual Property: Economic Concerns in Patent-Policy and Practice," Michigan State Law Review, 2015(2), 831-844, 2015.

    "Economic security and democratic capital: Why do some democracies survive and others fail," with Susan Linz, Jose Noguera and Anastasia Semykina, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 50, 13-28, June 2014.

    "On the Challenges Facing Patent Pooling in Biotechnology," with Nanyun Zhang, Journal of Intellectual Property Rights, 19(2) 113-122, March 2014.

    "Adverse Effects of Patent Pooling on Product Development and Commercialization," with Nanyun Zhang, B. E. Journal of Theoretical Economics, 14(1), 27-57, 2014.

    "Signaling, Learning and Screening Prior to Trial: Informational Implications of Preliminary Injunctions," with Byung-Cheol Kim, Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, 29(5), 1085-1113, 2013.

    "NYSE Changing Hands: Antitrust and the attempted acquisition of an erstwhile monopolist," Journal of Stock and Forex Trading, 2(2), 1-6, 2013.

    "Signaling in Deterministic and Stochastic Settings," with Hans Normann, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 82(1), 39-55, April 2012.

    "The Impact of E-Auctions in Adjusting Procurement Strategies for Specialty Coffee," with Laura Donnet and Dave Weatherspoon, Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 59(1), 63-86, March 2011.

    "Signal Jamming in a Sequential Auction," with Wei Ding and Elmar Wolfstetter, Economics Letters, 108(1), 58-61, July 2010.

    "Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself: Community Formation and the Church," with Thomas DeLeire, Seamus O'Connell, and Rowena Pecchenino, Faith and Economics, 55, 19-56, Spring 2010.

    "Entry and Bidding in Common and Private Value Auctions with an Unknown Number of Rivals," with Dakshina De Silva and Georgia Kosmopoulou, Review of Industrial Organization, special issue on Public-Private Agreements, Competition, and Institutions, 35(1-2), 73-93, September 2009.

    "Having Life More Abundantly: Caring for the Body, Mind, and Spirit," with Seamus O'Connell and Rowena Pecchenino, Faith and Economics, 53, 1-33, Spring 2009.

    "The Effect of Capitalization on Bank Risk in the Presence of Regulatory and Managerial Moral Hazards," with Shin Dong Jeung, The IUP Journal of Bank Management, 12(2), 7-31, May 2008.

    "Identity, Collective Beliefs, and the Allocation of Resources," with Seamus O'Connell and Rowena Pecchenino, Economic and Social Review, 39(1), 39-54, Spring 2008.

    "A Snapshot of Advances in and Applications of Auctions Research" Applied Economics Research Bulletin, 2(1), 1-8, March 2008.

    "Auction Hosting Site Pricing and Market Equilibrium with Endogenous Bidder and Seller Participation," with George Deltas, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 25(6), 1190-1212, December 2007.

    "Do Well-Capitalized Banks Take More Risk? Evidence from the Korean banking system," with Shin Dong Jeung; Journal of Banking Regulation; 8(4), 291-315, August 2007.

    "Averting Economic Collapse and the Solipsism Bias," with Antonio Guarino and Steffen Huck, Games and Economic Behavior, 57(2), 264-285, November 2006.

    "Do you want fries with that? An exploration of serving size, social welfare, and our waistlines," with Rowena Pecchenino, Economic Inquiry, 44(3), 442-450, July 2006.

    "Gluttony and Sloth: Symptoms of Trouble or Signs of Bliss? A Theory of Choice in the Presence of Behavioral Adjustment Costs," with Heather Bednarek and Rowena Pecchenino, B. E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 5(1), Art. 6, February 2006.

    "Entry Deterrence under Financial Intermediation with Private Contracts and Hidden Information," with Neelam Jain and Leonard Mirman, Review of Economic Design, 9(3), 203-225, August 2005.

    "Stochastic Synergies in Sequential Auctions," with Dakshina De Silva and Georgia Kosmopoulou, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 23(3-4), 183-201, April 2005.

    "Incentives for Risk-Taking in Banking: A Unified Approach," with Shin Dong Jeung, Journal of Banking and Finance, 29(3), 759-777, March 2005.

    "Entry Deterrence under Agency Constraints," with Neelam Jain and Leonard Mirman, International Journal of Business and Economics, 2(3), 179-195, December 2003.

    "Financial Intermediation and Entry-Deterrence," with Neelam Jain and Leonard Mirman, Economic Theory, 22(4), 793-815, November 2003.

    "Strategic Experimentation in Financial Intermediation with Threat of Entry," with Neelam Jain and Leonard Mirman, Annals of Operations Research, 114(1-4), 203-227, August 2002.

    "Scale Economies and the Dynamics of Recurring Auctions," with Elmar Wolfstetter, Economic Inquiry, 40(3), 403-414, July 2002.

    "The Simple Analytics of Information and Experimentation in Dynamic Agency," with Leonard Mirman and E. Salgueiro, Economic Theory, 19(3), 549-570, April 2002.

    "Information and Experimentation in Short-Term Contracting," with Leonard Mirman, Economic Theory, 19(2), 311-331, February 2002.

    "Issues in Price Discrimination: A Comment on and Addendum to 'Teaching Price Discrimination'," Southern Economic Journal, 68(1), 178-186, July 2001.

    "Financial Intermediation and Entry-Deterrence: A survey," with Neelam Jain and Leonard Mirman, Economics Bulletin, 12(1), 1-13, June 2001.

    "Local Discouragement and Global Collapse: A Theory of Coordination Avalanches," with Curtis Taylor, American Economic Review, 91(1), 208-224, March 2001.

    "Auctions when Bidders Prepare by Investing in Ideas," with Elmar Wolfstetter, Economics Letters, 68(1): 61-66, July 2000.

    "Equilibrium Price Paths in Sequential Auctions with Stochastic Supply," Economics Letters, 64(1): 67-72, July 1999.

    "Learning in Sequential Auctions," Southern Economic Journal, 65 (1): 98-112, July 1998.

    Published Conference Proceedings:

    Truthful Online Double Auctions with Real-time Stochastic Arrival of Demand and Supply, with Chowdhury Hyder and Li Xiao, IEEE, 25th International Conference on Computer Communication and Networks, ICCCN, August 2016.

    Bid and Time Strategyproof Online Spectrum Auctions with Dynamic User Arrival and Dynamic Spectrum Supply, with Chowdhury Hyder and Li Xiao, IEEE, 25th International Conference on Computer Communication and Networks, ICCCN, August 2016.

    Towards a Truthful Online Spectrum Auction with Dynamic Demand and Supply, with Chowdhury Sayeed Hyder and Li Xiao; IEEE Military Communications Conference Proceedings, 413-418, October 2015.

    Sequencing of Vertical Research Joint Venture Size, with Nakarin Amarase, International Proceedings of Economics Development and Research, 39, 31-35, June 2012.

    Working Papers and Work in Progress:

    "Platform Competition with Endogenous Homing," with Mark Tremblay; DICE Discussion Paper No. 166, November 2014.

    "Information Acquisition, Signaling, and Learning in Duopoly," with Ting Liu and Tao Wang; DICE Discussion Paper No. 230, October, 2016.

    "Welfare Effects of Certification under Latent Adverse Selection," with Anthony Creane and Kyoungbo Sim

    "Repeated Procurement and Regulation under Imperfect Observability: The Dynamics of Incentive Contracts Revisited," with Andrew Withers

    "Using Rules-of-Thumb: Sophisticated v. Simple Mixing in 2x2 Randomly Matched Games," with Christian Alcocer

    "Naïve and Sophisticated Mixing: Experimental Evidence," with Christian Alcocer and Robert Shupp

    "Zero-Rating and Vertical Content Foreclosure," with Soo Jin Kim and Aleksandr Yankelevich

    "A Note of Caution on Using Hotelling Models in Platform Markets," with Soo Jin Kim and Aleksandr Yankelevich

    "Towards the Next Generation of Scholarship: Challenges and Opportunities for Full Participation in PhD Training in Economics"