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Robert Feinberg Professor Economics

Contact
Send email to Robert Feinberg
(202) 885-3788 (Office)
CAS - Economics
Kreeger - 125
M & Th, 2-5
Degrees
PhD, Economics, University of Virginia BA, University of Pennsylvania

Bio
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, a Visiting Professor at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, and a Visiting Scholar at the World Trade Organization. He is a past President of the Industrial Organization Society, is on the Board of Trustees of the Southern Economic Association, and is a co-editor of the Southern Economic Journal.
See Also
Department of Economics
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Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

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.

Selected Publications

"Guaranteed Non-Labor Income and Labor Supply: The Effect of the Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend" (with Daniel Kuehn), BE Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, Vol. 18, No. 3, 2018.

“The Determinants of Cartel Duration in Korea” (with Hyunchul Kim and Minsoo Park), Review of Industrial Organization, Vol. 48, No. 4, June 2016, pp. 433-448.

“’Exports-at-Risk’:  the Effect of Multi-Market Contact in International Trade,” Southern Economic Journal, Vol. 81, No. 3, January 2015, pp. 769–781.

“Pricing of First-Run Movies in Small U.S. Metropolitan Areas: Multimarket Contact and Chain Effects,” B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy (Topics), Vol. 15, No. 1, January 2015, pp.  285-297.

“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. 860-877.

“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. 877-890. 

“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. 245-252.

Research Interests

Recent work has analyzed determinants of cartel duration in Korea, antitrust and antidumping enforcement in the US, implications of multi-market contact among firms, and guaranteed non-labor income in Alaska.

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, a Visiting Professor at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, and a Visiting Scholar at the World Trade Organization. He is a past President of the Industrial Organization Society, and is a co-editor of the Southern Economic Journal.