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John W. Asker

John W. Asker

Joined Stern 2004

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 7-79
New York, NY 10012

E-mail jasker@stern.nyu.edu
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John Asker is an Associate Professor of Economics at New York University Stern School of Business, where he teaches classes in empirical industrial organization, strategy research and microeconomics. His research covers topics related to cartel behavior, vertical restraints, procurement design and the effects of industry subsidies. To address these issues, he employs a mix of theoretical and empirical methods. His papers have been published in journals, including the American Economic Review, the RAND Journal of Economics, the Journal of Public Economics and the Journal of Political Economy. He is currently an Editor of the Journal of Industrial Economics.

Professor Asker has held visiting positions at the Centre of the Study of Industrial Organization at Northwestern University, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Melbourne Business School. He is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and an affiliated faculty member of NYU Abu Dhabi. Outside of the academy he has worked as a political advisor, economic consultant and expert witness.

Professor Asker holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. from Harvard University and a B.Ec.(Hons) from the Australian National University. He has been a member of Stern's faculty since 2004.

Research Interests

  • Industrial Organization
  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Applied Econometrics

Academic Background

Ph.D., Economics, 2004
Harvard University

M.A., Economics, 2002
Harvard University

B.Ec., Economics, 1999
Australian National University