Luco Echeverria, Fernando individual record
- Faculty Affiliate, Energy Institute, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), Division of Research
- Assistant Professor, Economics, College of Arts and Sciences
Professor Luco studies how consumers and firms interact in environments characterized by frictions that prevent markets from reaching efficient outcomes. Current research includes topics such as how strategic ability affects the efficiency of electricity markets, how consumer and firm search behavior affect competition in retail-gasoline markets, how vertical integration with multiproduct firms affects market efficiency, and how price leadership behavior in retail-gasoline markets can be disrupted with policies that reduce the volatility of wholesale prices.
education and training
- Ph.D. in Economics, Northwestern University - (Evanston, Illinois, United States) 2014
- M.A. in Economics, Northwestern University - (Evanston, Illinois, United States) 2010
- Narang, U., & Luco, F. (2022). Tracking Consumers: The Trade-off between the Value of Granular Data and Consumers' Privacy.
- Luco, F., & Marshall, G. (2021). Diagnosing Anticompetitive Effects of Vertical Integration by Multiproduct Firms. Review of Industrial Organization. 59(2), 381-392.
- Lemus, J., & Luco, F. (2021). Price Leadership and Uncertainty About Future Costs*. The Journal of Industrial Economics. 69(2), 305-337.
- Luco, F., & Marshall, G. (2020). The Competitive Impact of Vertical Integration by Multiproduct Firms. The American Economic Review. 110(7), 2041-2064.
- Luco, F. (2019). Switching Costs and Competition in Retirement Investment. American Economic Journal: Microeconomics. 11(2), 26-54.
- Luco, F. (2019). Who Benefits from Information Disclosure? The Case of Retail Gasoline. American Economic Journal: Microeconomics. 11(2), 277-305.
- Hortacsu, A., Luco, F., Puller, S. L., & Zhu, D. (2019). Does Strategic Ability Affect Efficiency? Evidence from Electricity Markets. 109(12), 4302-4342.
- Luco, F., & Marshall, G. (2018). Vertical Integration With Multiproduct Firms: When Eliminating Double Marginalization May Hurt Consumers.
- Luco Echeverria, F., Al-Chilet, J., & Colson-Sihra, E. Market Structure and Distributional Implications of Product Bans.
- Luco Echeverria, F., Elberg, A., & Noton, C. Why Mainstream Brands supply Private Labels?.
- Luco Echeverria, F., & Figueroa, C. Vertical Structure and Market Fragmentation: Evidence from the Chilean Stock Market.
- Luco Echeverria, F., & Klopack, B. The Impact of Natural Disasters on Businesses and Consumers.
recent teaching activities
- ECON426 Antitrust Economics Instructor
- ECON485 Directed Studies Instructor
- ECON489 Sptp: Data Sci. For Future De Instructor
- ECON489 Sptp: Data Science Instructor
- ECON491 Research Instructor
Texas A&M University; Economics; 4228 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4228