Devesh R. Raval

Economist
Division:
Consumer Protection
Phone:
(202) 326-2260
Email Address:
draval@ftc.gov

Selected Publications

  • "What's Wrong with Capital in the 21st Century's Model?," After Piketty: The Inequality Agenda post-Capital in the 21st Century, 2017.
  • "The Micro Elasticity of Substitution and Non Neutral Technology," Revise and Resubmit, RAND Journal of Economics, 2017.
  • "Whose Voice Do We Hear in the Marketplace?: Evidence from Consumer Complaining Behavior," Revise and Resubmit, Marketing Science, 2017.
  • "Using Disaster Induced Closures to Evaluate Discrete Choice Models of Hospital Demand," with Ted Rosenbaum and Nathan Wilson, Working Paper, 2017.
  • "A Semiparametric Discrete Choice Model: An Application to Hospital Mergers," with Ted Rosenbaum and Steve Tenn, Economic Inquiry, 2017.
  • "How Strong is Gravity? Separating Home Bias from Transport Costs Using Hospital Choice," with Ted Rosenbaum, Working Paper, 2017.
  • "Why Do Previous Choices Matter for Hospital Demand? Decomposing Switching Costs from Unobserved Preferences," with Ted Rosenbaum, Working Paper, 2017.
  • "Payer Steering and Patient Welfare: Evidence from Medicaid," with Ted Rosenbaum, Working Paper, 2017.
  • "Economics at the FTC: Fraud, Mergers and Exclusion," with David J. Balan, Patrick DeGraba, Francine Lafontaine, Patrick McAlvanah, and David Schmidt, Review of Industrial Organization, 2015.
  • "Micro Data and Macro Technology," with Ezra Oberfield, Revise and Resubmit, Econometrica, 2014.

Education

University of Chicago
PhD Economics
2011
University of Chicago
MA Economics
2007
University of Virginia
BA Economics and Mathematics
2005

Fields of Interest

  • Industrial Organization
  • Macroeconomics
  • Applied Econometrics

Professional Experience

Economist
Federal Trade Commission
2013-present

Senior Economist
Amazon.com
2012-2013

Economist
Amazon.com
2011-2012