Andrew Stivers

Deputy Director
Division:
Office of The Director
Email Address:
astivers@ftc.gov

Selected Publications

  • "Protecting Consumers in Privacy and Data Security: A Perspective of Information Economics," with Ginger Zhe Jin, SSRN Working Paper, 2017.
  • "Voluntary quality disclosure under price-signaling competition," with F. Caldieraro and D. Shin, Managerial and Decision Economics, 2011.
  • "Pricing in retail gasoline markets," with S. Russell, S. McMullen and S. Mishra, Journal of the Transportation Research Forum, 2010.
  • "Regulating market language: Market failure in descriptive signals," Journal of Consumer Policy, 2009.
  • "Same sex marriage and the regulation of language," with A. Valls, Politics, Philosophy and Economics, 2007.
  • "Optimal number of standards under economies of scope in quality production," Economics Letters, 2006.
  • "Advertising, search costs, and social welfare," with V. Tremblay, Information Economics and Policy, 2005.
  • "Unraveling for Information: Competition and Uncertainty," Topics in Theoretical Economics, 2004.
  • "Quality standards with exogenously distributed quality," Economics Letters, 2004.

Selected Presentations

  • "Privacy and Data Security: An Economic Perspective of Consumer Protection," 16th Annual Workshop on the Economics of Information Security. La Jolla, CA (2017)
  • "Basic Economics of Privacy," Third Annual LEC Public Policy Conference on Privacy and Data Security. Washington, DC (2015)
  • "Privacynomics: The Proper Role of Economics in Privacy Policymaking," IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2015. Washington, DC (2015)
  • "U.S. Menu Labeling Rule," QUADS Behavioral Economics Workshop. Ottawa, Canada (2011)

Education

University of Texas at Austin
PhD Economics
2001

Fields of Interest

  • Consumer Protection
  • Information Privacy
  • Data Security

Professional Experience

Deputy Director
Federal Trade Commission
2014-present

Deputy (acting), Office of Analytics and Outreach
Center for food Safety and Applied Nutrition, FDA
2013-2014

Director, Public Health Informatics and Analytics
Center for food Safety and Applied Nutrition, FDA
2011-2014

Senior Economist
Center for food Safety and Applied Nutrition, FDA
2008-2011

Assistant Professor
Dept of Economics, Oregon State University
2001-2008