Luke M. Olson

Research Analyst
Applied Research and Outreach

Selected Publications

  • "Dynamics in a Mature Industry: Entry, Exit, and Growth of Big-Box Grocery Retailers," with Daniel Hanner, Daniel Hosken, Loren K. Smith, Journal of Economics and Marketing Strategy, forthcoming.
  • "The Effect of Generic Drug Competition on Prices During the Hatch-Waxman 180-Day Exclusivity Period," with Brett W. Wendling, Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Economics Working Paper No. 317, 2013.
  • "Do Retail Mergers Affect Competition? Evidence from Grocery Retailing," with Daniel Hosken and Loren K. Smith, Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Economics Working Paper No. 313, 2012.
  • "Authorized Generic Drugs: Short-Term Effects and Long-Term Impact," 2011.
  • "Authorized Generics: An Interim Report," 2009.
  • “A Computer Algebra Primer and Homework Exercises for use in an Intermediate Macroeconomics Course – A Student/Teacher Collaboration,” with Ryder Delaloye and Max Jerrell, Computational Economics, 2005.
  • “The Proposed US-SACU Free Trade Agreement (FTA): Comparison with the FTAA, CAFTA, US-Chile FTA, and US-Singapore FTA,” with Jill M. Verbeck, John Kemoli Sagala, Yin Min Kyi, and Daniel Ogbaharya, ACAS Bulletin, 2004.

Selected Presentations

  • "Do Retail Mergers Affect Competition? Evidence from Grocery Retailing," International Industrial Organization Conference. Boston, MA (2013)
  • "Introduction to R Workshop," Internal Bureau of Economics Workshop. Washington, DC (2012, 2014)
  • "A Brief introduction to Questionnaire Design," Internal Bureau of Economics Workshop. Washington, DC (2011)

Education

George Washington University
Certificate Survey Design and Data Anaysis
2011
Michigan State University
MA Economics
2007
Northern Arizona University
BS Mathematics with Statistics Emphasis
2006
St. John's College
BA Liberal Arts, Classics
2001

Fields of Interest

  • Data Analysis
  • Statistics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Programming
  • Pharmaceuticals

Professional Experience

Research Analyst
Federal Trade Commission
2008-present

Analyst
Anderson Economic Group
2008

Teaching Assistant, Economics
Michigan State University
2006-2007