Christopher P. Adams

Antitrust I
(202) 326-2592
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Selected Publications

  • "Vettes and Lemons on eBay," with Laura Hosken and Peter Newberry, Quantitative Marketing and Economics, 2011.
  • "The Sealed-Bid Abstraction in Online Auctions," with Robert Zeithammer, Marketing Science, 2010.
  • "Causes and Implications of Some Bidders Not Conforming to the Sealed-Bid," with Robert Zeithammer, Marketing Science, 2010.
  • "Spending on New Drug Development," with Van Brantner, Health Economics, 2010.
  • "Estimating Demand from eBay Prices," International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2007.
  • "Introduction to Online Auction Symposium," with Pat Bajari, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2007.
  • "Estimating the Cost of New Drug Development: Is it really $802m?" with Van Brantner, Health Affairs, 2006.
  • "Optimal Team Incentives with CES Production," Economics Letters, 2006.
  • "Pharmaceutical Development Phases: A duration analysis," with Rosa Abrantes-Metz and Albert Metz, Journal of Pharmaceutical Finance, Economics and Policy, 2005.
  • "Empirical Facts and Innovation Market Analysis," with Rosa Abrantes-Metz and Albert Metz, Antitrust Source, 2005.

Selected Presentations

  • "Identification of the Roy Model," Duke University. Durham, NC (2012)
  • "Identification of the Roy Model," Cornell University. Ithaca, NY (2012)
  • "Decision Making Over Sample Data," Econometric Society Summer Meetings. St. Louis, MO (2011)


University of Melbourne
BA Economics and Economic History
University of Melbourne
MA Economics
University of Wisconsin
MS Economics
University of Wisconsin
PhD Economics

Fields of Interest

  • Empirical Industrial Organization
  • Antitrust
  • Auctions
  • Econometrics

Professional Experience

Federal Trade Commission

Visiting Assistant Professor University of Vermont