Beth Freeborn

Beth A. Freeborn

Consumer Protection
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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


University of Virginia
PhD Economics
University of Virginia
BA Economics

Fields of Interest

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

Professional Experience

Federal Trade Commission

Assistant Professor
College of William and Mary