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Ben Casner


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Selected Publications

  • "Content-hosting platforms: discovery, membership, or both?," with Tat-How Teh, Working Paper, 2023.
  • "Learning While Shopping: An Experimental Investigation Into the Effect of Learning on Consumer Search," Experimental Economics, 2021. 
  • "How Much Does Schooling Disutility Matter?," with Guanyi Yang, Research in Economics, 2020.
  • "Seller Curation in Platforms," International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2020.


Ohio State University
PhD Economics and Math
Ohio State University
MA, Economics
University of Nottingham
MS Behavioural Economics
St. John's University
BA Economics and Math

Fields of Interest

  • Industrial Organization
  • Platform Economics
  • Consumer Search
  • Applied Game Theory

Professional Experience

Federal Trade Commission

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