Matthew Backus

Matthew Backus

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Matthew Backus

Matthew is an Assistant Professor at Columbia Business School. He received his Ph.D. from the Economics Department at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, where he focused on topics in industrial organization. His research interests include the determinants of firm-level productivity, estimation of consumer demand using data from auction-based marketplaces, and the role of cheap-talk communication in bargaining. He is also interested in the application of methods from machine learning and computer science in econometric analysis.

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