Ben Leyden

Office Address

Monroe Hall

Dissertation Title

"There’s an App (Update) for That: A Structural Model of Product Updating under Digitization"

Fields of Interest

Industrial Organization, Economics of Digitization, Applied Microeconomics


Ph.D. (Expected May 2018)
M.A. Economics, University of Virginia (December 2013)
B.A. Economics & Mathematics (with Distinction; Highest Honors), University of North Carolina (May 2012)

Working Papers

“There’s an App (Update) for That: Understanding Product Updating under Digitization” (Job Market Paper)
“Public Communication and Tacit Collusion in the Airline Industry” (with Gaurab Aryal and Federico Ciliberto)
“The Role of Online Platforms in Informing Educational Choice: Parents’ Search Processes for Early Childhood Education on Yelp” (with Daphna Bassok, Ben Castleman, Justin Doromal, and Michael Luca)


Department of Economics

University of Virginia
248 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4182
Phone: 434-924-3177
Fax: 434-982-2904