Beth Freeborn

Beth A. Freeborn

Economist
Division:
Consumer Protection
Phone:
(202) 326-2837
Email Address:
bfreeborn@ftc.gov

Selected Publications

  • "Penalty Structures and Deterrence in a Two‐Stage Model: Experimental Evidence," with Lisa R. Anderson, Greg DeAngelo, Winand Emons, and Hannes Lang, Economic Inquiry, 2017.
  • "Determinants of Tacit Collusion in a Cournot Duopoly Experiment," with Lisa R. Anderson and Jason Hulbert, Southern Economic Journal, 2015.
  • "Accuracy of Information Maintained by U.S. Credit-Bureaus: Frequency of Errors and Effects on Consumers' Credit Scores," with L. Douglas Smith, Michael Staten, Thomas Eyssell, Maureen Karig, and Andrea Golden, Journal of Consumer Affairs, 2013.
  • "Competition and Crowding-Out in the Market for Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment," with Andrew Cohen and Brian McManus, International Economic Review, 2013.
  • "Risk Aversion and Tacit Collusion in a Bertrand Duopoly Experiment," with Lisa Anderson and Jason Hulbert, Review of Industrial Organization, 2012.
  • "Judicial Discretion and Sentencing Behavior: Did the Feeney Amendment Reign in District Judges?," with Monica Hartmann, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, 2010.
  • "Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment and Motor Vehicle Fatalities," with Brian McManus, Southern Economic Journal, 2010.
  • "Varying the Intensity of Competition in a Multiple Prize Rent Seeking Experiment," with Lisa Anderson, Public Choice, 2010.
  • "Tacit Collusion in Price-Setting Duopoly Markets: Experimental Evidence with Complements and Substitutes," with Lisa Anderson and Charles Holt, Southern Economic Journal, 2010.
  • "Arrest Avoidance: Law Enforcement and the Price of Cocaine," Journal of Law and Economics, 2009.

Selected Reports

Education

University of Virginia
PhD Economics
2006
University of Virginia
BA Economics
1998

Fields of Interest

  • Industrial Organization
  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Economics of Crime
  • Experimental IO

Professional Experience

Economist
Federal Trade Commission
2011-Present

Assistant Professor
College of William and Mary
2004-2011