Andrew Stivers

Deputy Director
Office of The Director
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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)


University of Texas at Austin
PhD Economics

Fields of Interest

  • Consumer Protection
  • Information Privacy
  • Data Security

Professional Experience

Deputy Director
Federal Trade Commission

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

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

Senior Economist
Center for food Safety and Applied Nutrition, FDA

Assistant Professor
Dept of Economics, Oregon State University