Devesh R. Raval

Consumer Protection
(202) 326-2260
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Selected Publications

  • "Whose Voice Do We Hear in the Marketplace?: Evidence from Consumer Complaining Behavior," Marketing Science, Forthcoming.
  • "The Micro Elasticity of Substitution and Non Neutral Technology," RAND Journal of Economics, Forthcoming.
  • "Why Do Previous Choices Matter for Hospital Demand? Decomposing Switching Costs from Unobserved Preferences," with Ted Rosenbaum, Review of Economics and Statistics, Forthcoming.
  • "Why is Distance Important for Hospital Choice? Separating Home Bias from Transport Costs," with Ted Rosenbaum, Working Paper, 2018.
  • "How Do Machine Learning Algorithms Perform in Changing Environments? Evidence from Disaster Induced Hospital Closures," with Ted Rosenbaum and Nathan Wilson, Working Paper, 2018.
  • "Mobile Security Updates: Understanding the Issues," 2018. 
  • "What's Wrong with Capital in the 21st Century's Model?," After Piketty: The Inequality Agenda post-Capital in the 21st Century (Harvard University Press), 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 Steven Tenn, Economic Inquiry, 2017.
  • "Payer Steering and Patient Welfare: Evidence from Medicaid," with Ted Rosenbaum, Working Paper, 2017.
  • "Blurred Lines: An Exploration of Consumers’ Advertising Recognition in the Contexts of Search Engines and Native Advertising," 2017.
  • "Combating Fraud In African American & Latino Communities: The FTC's Comprehensive Strategic Plan: A Federal Trade Commission Report To Congress ," 2016.
  • "Micro Data and Macro Technology," with Ezra Oberfield, Revise and Resubmit, Econometrica, 2014.


University of Chicago
PhD Economics
University of Chicago
MA Economics
University of Virginia
BA Economics and Mathematics

Fields of Interest

  • Industrial Organization
  • Macroeconomics
  • Applied Econometrics

Professional Experience

Federal Trade Commission

Senior Economist