Matias F. Barenstein

Economist
Consumer Protection

Selected Publications

  • "Economics at the FTC: The Google-DoubleClick Merger, Resale Price Maintenance, Mortgage Disclosures, and Credit Scoring in Auto Insurance," with M. Baye, D. Holt, P. Ippolito, J. Lacko, J. Leary, J. Pappalardo, P. Pautler, M. Vita, Review of Industrial Organization, 2008.
  • "Credit-Based Insurance Scores: Impacts on Consumers of Automobile Insurance," 2007.
  • "A Monthly Struggle for Self-Control? Hyperbolic Discounting, Mental Accounting, and the Fall in Consumption Expenditures between Paydays," with D. Huffman, Institute for the Study of Labor - IZA Discussion Paper, 2004.
  • "Fiscal Decentralization and Governance: A Cross-Country Analysis," with L. de Mello, G. T. Abed and S. Gupta (eds.), Governance, Corruption & Economic Performance, International Monetary Fund, 2002.

Selected Presentations

  • "Credit-Based Insurance Scores," Symposium on Credit Scoring and Credit Reporting - Suffolk Law School. Boston, MA (2012)

Education

University of California, Berkeley
PhD Economics
2004

Fields of Interest

  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Econometrics
  • Consumer Finance
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Insurance

Professional Experience

Economist
Federal Trade Commission
2004-present