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Robert Feinberg

Professor
Department of Economics

  • Professor Feinberg received his BA from the University of Pennsylvania, and PhD from the University of Virginia. He taught for ten years on the faculty of Pennsylvania State University, has served as an economist with the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice and the International Trade Commission, and has been at American University since 1989, serving as Economics Department Chair from 1996 to 2000, and 2012 to 2013. He has been a visiting research fellow at the International Institute of Management in Berlin, a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Limerick (Ireland), a Program Director for Economics at the National Science Foundation, and a Visiting Professor at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. He is a past President of the Industrial Organization Society and is a co-editor of the Southern Economic Journal.
  • Degrees

    PhD, Economics, University of Virginia
    BA, University of Pennsylvania
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Teaching

  • Fall 2014

  • Spring 2015

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Research Interests

Recent work has analyzed determinants and effects of market entry, state-level antitrust enforcement in the US, patterns and determinants of global antidumping actions, competitive interactions between banks and credit unions in local consumer lending markets, and implications of multi-market contact among exporters.

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

He has been a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Limerick (Ireland) , a Fellow of the International Journal of Industrial Organization, and the 2006 recipient of American University's Award for Outstanding Scholarship, Research, and Other Professional Contributions.

Professional Services

Professor Feinberg served as an economist with the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice and the International Trade Commission, and has been at American University since 1989, serving as Economics Department Chair from 1996 to 2000 and 2012 to 2013. He has been a visiting research fellow at the International Institute of Management in Berlin, a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Limerick (Ireland), a Program Director for Economics at the National Science Foundation, and a Visiting Professor at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. He is a past President of the Industrial Organization Society, and is a co-editor of the Southern Economic Journal.

Selected Publications

"'Exports-at-Risk': the Effect of Multi-market Contact in International Trade," Southern Economic Journal, forthcoming.

"Price Effects of Multimarket Contact Among Movie Chains in Small U.S. Metropolitan Areas," Economic Letters, Vol. 123, No. 1, April 2014, pp. 6-8

"State Antitrust Enforcement in the U.S. and Implications for Small Business Entry and Relocation," Applied Economics, forthcoming

 “Multimarket Contact and Export Entry,” Economics Letters, forthcoming.

“Do States Free-Ride in Antitrust Enforcement?” (with Thomas Husted), Economic Inquiry, Vol. 51, No. 1, January 2013, pp. 997-1001.

“Quality Competition and Pricing-To-Market: A Unified Framework for the Analysis of Bilateral Unit Values” (with Michael Ferrantino and Lauren Deason), Southern Economic Journal, Vol. 78, No. 3, January 2012, pp. 860-77.

"Trade Policy and Antitrust: Do Consumers Matter to Legislators?" (with Thomas Husted and Kara Reynolds), Review of International Economics, Vol. 19, No. 3, August 2011, pp. 525-38.

“The Determinants of State-Level Antitrust Activity” (with Kara Reynolds), Review of Industrial Organization, Vol. 37, No. 3, November 2010, pp. 179-96.

 “Market Reform and Infrastructure Development in Transition Economies” (with Mieke Meurs), Review of Development Economics, Vol. 12, No. 2, May 2008, pp. 237- 47.

“The Spread of Antidumping Regimes and the Role of Retaliation in Filings” (with Kara Reynolds), Southern Economic Journal, Vol. 72, No. 4, April 2006, pp. 877-90.

“Market Power and the Incentives to Form Research Consortia" (with Eliane Catilina), Review of Industrial Organization, Vol. 28, No. 2, March 2006, pp. 129-44.

 “The Funding of Economics Research: Does Social Capital Matter for Success at the National Science Foundation?” (with Gregory Price), Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 86, February 2004, pp. 245-52.