Brad Larsen

Associate Professor of Economics

Brad Larsen

Brad Larsen

Brad Larsen joined Olin in 2022. From 2014 to 2022, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at Stanford University, visiting the Hoover Institution as a National Fellow from 2020-2021. Prior to Stanford, he spent one year as a postdoctoral researcher at eBay Research Labs. He is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His primary research field is industrial organization.

Area of Expertise

Econometrics, Law and Economics, Microeconomics/ Industrial Organization, Information Technology, Consumer Behavior and Decision Making, Marketing Research, Pricing, Negotiation


  • Ph D 2013, MIT
  • BA 2008, Brigham Young University
  • BS 2008, Brigham Young University


  • W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellowship, Hoover Institution, 2020
  • Russell Sage Foundation Presidential Award, 2017
  • Hellman Faculty Scholar Award, 2016
  • Review of Economic Studies Tour, 2013

Research Interests

Industrial organization, bargaining, auctions, occupational licensing, online marketplaces, applied econometrics

Selected Publications

  • "Identification in Ascending Auctions, with an Application to Digital Rights Management", Quantitative Economics, 13(2), 505-543, with Joachim Freyberger, 2022
  • "The Efficiency of Real-World Bargaining: Evidence from Wholesale Used-Auto Auctions", Review of Economic Studies, 88(2), 851-882, 2021
  • "Discounts and Deadlines in Consumer Search", American Economic Review, 110(2), 3748-3785, with Dominic Coey, Brennan Platt, 2020
  • "Sequential Bargaining in the Field: Evidence from Millions of Online Bargaining Interactions", Quarterly Journal of Economics, 135(3), 1319-1361, with Matt Backus, Tom Blake, Steve Tadelis, 2020
  • "The Bidder Exclusion Effect", RAND Journal of Economics, 50(1), 93-120, with Dominic Coey, Kane Sweeney, 2019
  • "IV Quantile Regression for Group-Level Treatments, with an Application to the Distributional Effects of Trade", Econometrica, 84(2), 809-833, with Denis Chetverikov, Christopher Palmer, 2016
  • "Counter-stereotypical Messaging and Partisan Cues: Moving the Needle on Vaccines in a Polarized U.S.", Issue 29 Science Advances , eadg9434, with Timothy Ryan, Steven Greene, Marc Hetherington, Rahsaan Maxwell, Steve Tadelis, 2023
  • "Scalable Optimal Online Auctions", Marketing Science, 40(4), 593-618 (Lead article), with Dominic Coey, Kane Sweeney, Caio Waisman, 2021