Matthijs R. Wildenbeest

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(812) 856-5067

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  • Associate Professor of Business Economics


  • Bloomington


  • PhD, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 2007
  • MPhil, Tinbergen Institute, 2003
  • MSc, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 2003

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, 2007-present
  • Instructor, Department of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 2006-2007

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • EARIE Young Economist Essay Award 2007
  • Encore Masters' Thesis Prize 2004

Professional Interests

Industrial Organization, Applied Microeconomics, Applied Econometrics

Selected Publications

  • Wildenbeest, Matthijs, Monica Giulietti and Michael Waterson (2014), "Estimation of Search Frictions in the British Electricity Market," Journal of Industrial Economics, forthcoming. Read Abstract
  • Moraga-González, José Luis, Zsolt Sándor, and Matthijs R. Wildenbeest (2013), "Semi-nonparametric Estimation of Consumer Search Costs," Journal of Applied Econometrics,Vol. 28, No. 7, pp. 1205-1223. Read Abstract
  • De los Santos, Babur I., Michael R. Baye, and Matthijs Wildenbeest (2013), "The Evolution of Product Search," Journal of Law, Economics & Policy, 9:2, 201-221.
  • Baye, Michael R., Babur De Los Santos and Matthijs R. Wildenbeest (2013), "Searching for Physical and Digital Media: The Evolution of Platforms for Finding Books," NBER's Economics of Digitization, ed. by S. Greenstein, A. Goldfarb, and C. Tucker. University of Chicago Press, forthcoming. Read Abstract
  • De los Santos, Babur, Ali Hortaçsu, and Matthijs R. Wildenbeestj (2012), "Testing Models of Consumer Search Using Data on Web Browsing and Purchasing Behavior," American Economic Review, Vol. 102, No. 6, pp. 2955-2980.  Read Abstract
  • Wildenbeest, Matthijs R. (2011), "An Empirical Model of Search with Vertically Differentiated Products," Rand Journal of Economics, Vol. 42, No. 4, Winter, pp. 729-757. Read Abstract
  • Moraga-González, José Luis and Matthijs R. Wildenbeest (2008), "Maximum Likelihood Estimation of Search Costs,'' European Economic Review, Vol. 52, No. 5, pp. 820-848. Read Abstract
  • Janssen, Maarten C.W., José Luis Moraga-González, and Matthijs R. Wildenbeest (2005), "Truly Costly Sequential Search and Oligopolistic Pricing," International Journal of Industrial Organization, Vol. 23, pp. 451-466. Read Abstract

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