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Nathan Petek


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Selected Publications

  • "The Multidimensional Impact of Teachers on Students," with Nolan Pope, Journal of Political Economy, Forthcoming.
  • "The Marginal Benefit of Hospitals: Evidence from the Effect of Entry and Exit on Utilization and Mortality Rates," Journal of Health Economics, 2022.
  • "Economics at the FTC: Estimating Harm from Deception and Analyzing Mergers," with Michael Vita, Keith Brand, Miriam Larson-Koester, Charles Taragin, William Violette, and Daniel H. Wood, Review of Industrial Organization, 2022.
  • "Critical Loss with Differentiated Products," with Wenqing Li and Hassan Faghani, Research in Law & Economics, 2021.
  • "The Effect of Nurse Practitioner Scope of Practice on Health Care Utilization and Health: Evidence from Law Changes and Patient Moves," with Thomas G. Koch, Working Paper, 2021.
  • "An Early Look at the Effects of the Medicare Bundled Payments for Care Improvement: Evidence from Presence Health," with Will Clark, Jonas de Souza, Heidi Graham, Svati Patel, Xikuan Wang, David DiLoreto, and Daniel Adelman, Working Paper, 2018.
  • "Do Newspapers Serve the State? Incumbent Party Influence on the US Press, 1869-1928," with Matthew Gentzkow, Jesse Shapiro, and Michael Sinkinson, Journal of the European Economic Association, 2015.

Selected Presentations

  • H2D2 Research Day. University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI (2019)
  • ASHEcon. Washington, DC (2019)
  • Southeastern Health Economics Study Group. University of Tennessee. Knoxville, TN (2019)
  • ASHEcon. Emory University. Atlanta, GA (2018)
  • DC Economics of Education Working Group. George Washington University. Washington, DC (2018)


University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
PhD Business, Economics Dissertation Area
Carleton College
BA Economics and Psychology

Fields of Interest

  • Health Economics
  • Economics of Education
  • Applied Microeconomics

Professional Experience

Federal Trade Commission 

Research Professional
Becker Center, University of Chicago


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