Devesh R. Raval

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

Selected Publications

  • "Economics at the FTC: Fraud, Mergers and Exclusion," with David J. Balan, Patrick DeGraba, Francine Lafontaine, and Patrick McAlvanah, Review of Industrial Organization, forthcoming.
  • "Industrial Reorganization: Learning about Patient Substitution Patterns from Natural Experiments," with Ted Rosenbaum and Nate Wilson, Working Paper, 2015.
  • "A Semiparametric Discrete Choice Model: An Application to Hospital Mergers," with  Ted Rosenbaum and Steve Tenn, Working Paper, 2015.
  • "How Important are Distance and Switching Costs in Retail Choice: Evidence from Childbirth," with Ted Rosenbaum, Working Paper, 2015.
  • "Micro Data and Macro Technology," with Ezra Oberfield, NBER Working Paper, 2014.
  • "The Micro Elasticity of Substitution and Non Neutral Technology ," Working Paper, 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