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Daniel Wood

Deputy Assistant Director

Bureau, Office or Division
Consumer Protection
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Selected Publications

  • "Economics at the FTC: Estimating Harm from Deception and Analyzing Mergers," with M. Vita, K. Brand, M. Larson-Koester, N. Petek, C. Taragin, and W. Violette, Review of Industrial Organization, 2022.
  • "Communication-Enhancing Vagueness," Games, 2022.
  • "Threats and Promises in Bargaining," with B. Chung, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2019.
  • "Cognitive dissonance, motivated reasoning, and confirmation bias: Applications in Industrial Organization," with D. Stone, Handbook of Behavioral Industrial Organization (C. Tremblay and V. Tremblay, editors, Edward Elgar Publishing), 2018.
  • "The effect of effectiveness: Donor response to aid effectiveness in a direct mail fundraising experiment," with D. Karlan, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 2017.
  • "Informal property rights as stable conventions in hawk-dove games with many players," Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 2015.
  • "The political economy of regulation in markets with naive consumers," with P. Warren, Journal of the European Economics Association, 2015.


Harvard University
PhD Economics
Swarthmore College
BA Philosophy and Economics

Fields of Interest

  • Game Theory
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Experimental Economics

Professional Experience

Deputy Assistant Director
Federal Trade Commission

Federal Trade Commission

Assistant Professor of Economics
Clemson University

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