Devesh Raval

Devesh R. Raval

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

Selected Publications

  • "Micro Data and Macro Technology," with Ezra Oberfield, Econometrica, Forthcoming. 
  • "Why is Distance Important for Hospital Choice? Separating Home Bias from Transport Costs," with Ted Rosenbaum, Journal of Industrial Economics, Forthcoming.
  • "Whose Voice Do We Hear in the Marketplace?: Evidence from Consumer Complaining Behavior," Marketing Science, 2020. 
  • "Using Disaster Induced Closures to Evaluate Discrete Choice Models of Hospital Demand," with Ted Rosenbaum and Nathan Wilson, RAND Journal of Economics (Revise and Resubmit), 2020.
  • "Which Communities Complain to Policymakers? Evidence from Consumer Sentinel," Economic Inquiry, 2020.
  • "The Micro Elasticity of Substitution and Non Neutral Technology," RAND Journal of Economics, 2019. 
  • "Testing the Production Approach to Markup Estimation," Working Paper, 2019.
  • "Why Do Previous Choices Matter for Hospital Demand? Decomposing Switching Costs from Unobserved Preferences," with Ted Rosenbaum, Review of Economics and Statistics, 2018.
  • "How Do Machine Learning Algorithms Perform in Changing Environments? Evidence from Disaster Induced Hospital Closures," with Ted Rosenbaum and Nathan Wilson, Journal of Health Economics (Revise and Resubmit), 2018.
  • "A Semiparametric Discrete Choice Model: An Application to Hospital Mergers," with Ted Rosenbaum and Steven Tenn, Economic Inquiry, 2017.

Selected Reports

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
  • Productivity
  • Applied Econometrics

Professional Experience

Victor H. Kramer Foundation Fellow
Harvard Law School
2021-2022

Economist
Federal Trade Commission
2013-present

Senior Economist
Amazon.com
2012-2013

Economist
Amazon.com
2011-2012