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Katja Seim

Associate Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy

Research Interests: applied microeconomics, industrial organization, entry, information goods, nonlinear pricing

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Current research includes studying firms' incentives to employ "hidden" fees as a competitive tool to soften price competition and their effect on consumers' search behavior.


  • David M. Muir, Katja Seim, Maria Ana Vitorino (Working), Drip Pricing When Consumers Have Limited Foresight: Evidence from Driving School Fees.    Abstract
  • David M. Muir, Katja Seim, Maria Ana Vitorino (Working), Price Obfuscation and Consumer Search: An Empirical Analysis.    Abstract
  • Eugenio Miravete, Katja Seim, Joel Waldfogel (Draft), Complexity, Efficiency, and Fairness in Multiproduct Liquor Pricing.  Abstract
  • Katja Seim, Maria Ana Vitorino (Working), Efficiency Gains from Removing Entry and Price Controls: Evidence from a Change in Regulation.  Abstract
  • Teresa Harrison, Katja Seim (Draft), Nonprofit tax exemptions and market structure: The case of fitness centers.  Abstract
  • Katja Seim, Joel Waldfogel (2012), Public Monopoly and Economic Efficiency: Evidence from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s Entry Decisions, American Economic Review, Forthcoming.    Abstract
  • David M. Muir, Katja Seim, Maria Ana Vitorino (Draft), Market Size, Quality, and Competition: Evidence from Driving Schools.  Abstract
  • Katja Seim, Anja Lambrecht, Catherine Tucker (2011), Stuck in the Adoption Funnel: The Effect of Delays in the Adoption Process on Ultimate Adoption, Marketing Science, 30.  Abstract  Related Materials
  • Elena Krasnokutskaya, Katja Seim (2011), Bid Preference Programs and Participation in Highway Procurement, American Economic Review  Abstract  Related Materials
  • Katja Seim, Brian Viard (2011), The Effect of Market Structure on Cellular Technology, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 3.  Abstract
  • Michaela Draganska, Michael Mazzeo, Katja Seim (2009), Beyond plain vanilla: Modeling joint product assortment and pricing decisions, Quantitative Marketing and Economics  Abstract
  • Nicholas Economides, Katja Seim, V. Brian Viard (2008), Quantifying the benefits of entry into local phone service, The Rand Journal of Economics, 39 (3), 699.  Abstract
  • Michaela Draganska, Sanjog Misra, Victor Aguirregabiria, Pat Bajari, Liran Einav, Paul Ellickson, Dan Horsky, Sridhar Narayanan, Yesim Orhun, Peter Reiss, Katja Seim, Vishal Singh, Raphael Thomadsen, Ting Zhu (2008), Discrete Choice Models of Firms' Strategic Decisions, Marketing Letters, 19.  Abstract
  • Anja Lambrecht, Katja Seim, Bernd Skiera (2007), Does Uncertainty Matter? Consumer Behavior under Three-Part Tariffs, Marketing Science, 26.  Abstract
  • Katja Seim (2006), An empirical model of firm entry with endogenous product-type choices, The Rand Journal of Economics, 37 (3), 619.  Abstract