David Rapson, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor, Economics
  • Industrial Organization


Professor David Rapson joined the Economics Department at UC Davis in 2008. He specializes in the fields of industrial organization, energy and the environment, with a focus on how to achieve efficiency in energy markets. His research includes several collaborative studies with regulated utilities. These include the evaluation of dynamic pricing regimes, carbon offset programs, and the design and analysis of a large-scale randomized field experiment to test the effectiveness of Home Area Network technology (the customer-facing side of the “Smart Grid”).

ECN 221B Empirical Analysis in Industrial Organization (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 221A and 240B. Recent empirical work in industrial organization. Topics include empirical analysis of cartels, product differentiation, innovation and technological change, and imperfect competition in international markets.

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