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Indiana University Bloomington

Department of Finance

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Rick Harbaugh

Contact Information

(812) 855-2777
riharbau [at] indiana [dot] edu (E-mail)
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  • Associate Professor of Business Economics
  • Arthur M. Weimer Faculty Fellow


  • Bloomington


  • PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 1997
  • MA, National Taiwan University, 1992
  • BA, University of Pennsylvania, 1986

Professional Interests

Game Theory, Strategic Communication, Managerial Economics, Chinese Economy

Selected Publications

  • Chakraborty, Archishman and Rick Harbaugh (2014), “Persuasive Puffery,” Marketing Science, 33(3): 382-400.

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  • Harbaugh, Rick, and Ted To (2014), "Opportunistic Discrimination," European Economic Review, 66: 192-204.

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  • Harbaugh, Rick, John W. Maxwell, and Beatrice Roussillon (2011), "Label Confusion: The Groucho Effect of Uncertain Standards," Management Science, Vol. 57, No. 9, September, pp. 1512-1527. Read Abstract ››

  • Harbaugh, Rick and Rahul Khemka (2010), "Does Copyright Enforcement Encourage Piracy?," Journal of Industrial Economics, Vol. 58, pp. 306-323. Read Abstract ››

  • Chakraborty, Archishman and Rick Harbaugh (2010), "Persuasion by Cheap Talk," American Economic Review, Vol. 100, No. 5, pp. 2361-2382. Read Abstract ››

  • Chakraborty, Archishman and Rick Harbaugh (2007), "Comparative Cheap Talk," Journal of Economic Theory, Vol. 132, pp. 70-94. Read Abstract ››

  • Chakraborty, Archishman, Nandini Gupta, and Rick Harbaugh (2006), "Best Foot Forward or Best For Last in a Sequential Auction," RAND Journal of Economics, Vol. 37, No. 1, Spring, pp. 176–194. Read Abstract ››

  • Feltovich, Nick, Richmond Harbaugh, and Ted To (2002), "Too Cool for School? Signalling and Countersignalling," RAND Journal of Economics, Vol. 33, pp. 630-649. Read Abstract ››

  • Harbaugh, Rick (1998), Chinese Characters: A Genealogy and Dictionary,  Publication assumed by Yale University Press in 2009.