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Simon Anderson

Commonwealth Professor of Economics and Placement Director

Phone: 434-924-3861
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Office Location

Monroe Hall, Room 239

Office Hours

Wednesday 11:00am - 12:00pm by appointment


Research Interests

Advertising, search and information, price dispersion, media economics, Industrial Organization


  • Bachelor of Science (BS), University of Southampton
  • Master of Arts (MA), Queen's University at Kingston
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Queen's University at Kingston

Selected Publications

  • Discrete Choice Theory of Product Differentiation  (with A. de Palma and J.F.Thisse) MIT Press  1992
  • Oligopolistic Competition and the Optimal Provision of Products  (with A. de Palma and Y. Nesterov)  Econometrica, 63(6), 1281–1301, 1995
  • Rent Seeking with Bounded Rationality: An Analysis of the All-Pay Auction (with J. Goeree and C. Holt) Journal of Political Economy, 106(4), 828–853, 1998
  •  Market Provision of Broadcasting: A Welfare Analysis (with Stephen Coate), Review of Economic Studies, 72(4), 947–972, 2005
  •  Advertising Content  (with Regis Renault), American Economic Review, 96(1), 93–113, 2006

Working Papers

Research Papers