Jesse Shapiro

George S. and Nancy B. Parker Professor of Economics


Jesse Shapiro joined Brown University and the PSTC in 2015. He is an economist whose research addresses industrial organization, political economy, and behavioral economics. 

Shapiro is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, an editor of the Journal of Political Economy, and a former associate editor of the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. He was a 2011-12 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow.

Selected Publications

“Do Pharmacists Buy Bayer? Informed Shoppers and the Brand Premium” (with Bart Bronnenberg, Jean-Pierre Dubé, and Matthew Gentzkow). Quarterly Journal of Economics, forthcoming.

“Competition and Ideological Diversity: Historical Evidence from U.S. Newspapers” (with Matthew Gentzkow and Michael Sinkinson). American Economic Review, October 2014.

“Fungibility and Consumer Choice: Evidence from Commodity Price Shocks” (with Justine Hastings). Quarterly Journal of Economics128(4): 1449-1498, November 2013. Lead article.


Industrial organization, Political economy