Nathan Miller


Working papers and research projects

Estimating Models of Supply and Demand: Instruments and Covariance Restrictions (with Alexander MacKay), May 2019.

Process Repositioning (with Jeffrey Macher and Matthew Osborne), September 2019.

Oligopolistic Price Leadership and Mergers: The United States Beer Industry (with Gloria Sheu and Matthew Weinberg), May 2019. Revions requested from American Economic Review.

The Economic Effects of the Canned Tuna Cartel (with Marc Remer and Matthew Weinberg), work in progress.

Markups in the Cement Industry, 1973-2016 (with Matthew Osborne and Gloria Sheu), work in progress.

Railroad Mergers and Trade (with Ferdinando Monte and Jonathan Vogel), work in progress.


Forward Contracts, Market Structure, and the Welfare Effects of Mergers (with Joe Podwol). Accepted at Journal of Industrial Economics

Understanding the Price Effects of the MillerCoors Joint Venture (with Matthew Weinberg). Econometrica, Vol. 85, No. 6, 1763-1791 (2017). This supplement summarizes some additional analyses not included in the article or the online appendix.

  • 2017 Best Paper Award, Association of Competition Economics.
  • Lanzilloti Prize for the best paper in antitrust economics at the 2015 International Industrial Organization Conference.

Upward Pricing Pressure as a Predictor of Merger Price Effects (with Marc Remer, Conor Ryan, and Gloria Sheu). International Journal of Industrial Organization, Vol. 52, 216-247 (2017).

Pass-Through in a Concentrated Industry: Empirical Evidence and Regulatory Implications (with Matthew Osborne and Gloria Sheu). RAND Journal of Economics, Vol. 48, No. 1, 69-93 (2017).

Pass-Through and the Prediction of Merger Price Effects (with Marc Remer, Conor Ryan, and Gloria Sheu). Journal of Industrial Economics, Vol. 64, December, 684-709 (2016).

  • R Code for replication of the Monte Carlo experiments
  • Simpler R Code for use in merger investigations

Modeling the Effects of Mergers in Procurement. International Journal of Industrial Organization, Vol. 37, November, 201-208 (2014). This addendum clarifies the notation used in the article.

Spatial Differentiation and Price Discrimination in the Cement Industry: Evidence from a Structural Model (with Matthew Osborne). RAND Journal of Economics, Vol. 45, No. 2, 221-247 (2014). Online Appendix.

Bias in Reduced-Form Estimates of Pass-Through (with Alexander MacKay, Marc Remer, and Gloria Sheu). Economics Letters, Vol. 123, No. 2, 200-202 (2014).

Consistency and Asymptotic Normality for Equilibrium Models with Partially Observed Outcome Variables (with Matthew Osborne). Economics Letters, Vol. 123, No. 1, 70-74 (2014).

Automakers' Short-Run Responses to Changing Gasoline Prices (with Ashley Langer). Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 95, No. 4, 1198-1211 (2013).

Using Cost Pass-Through to Calibrate Demand (with Marc Remer and Gloria Sheu), Economics Letters, Vol. 118, 451-454 (2013).

Choosing Appropriate Control Groups in Merger Evaluations (with Aditi Mehta), The Pros and Cons of Merger Enforcement

The Entry Incentives of Complimentary Producers: A Simple Model with Implications for Antitrust Policy (with Juan Lleras), Economics Letters, Vol. 110, No. 2, 147-150 (2011).

Why Do Borrowers Pledge Collateral? New Empirical Evidence on the Role of Asymmetric Information (with Allen Berger, Marco Espinosa-Vega and Scott Frame), Journal of Financial Intermediation, Vol. 20, No. 1, 55-70 (2011).

Strategic Leniency and Cartel Enforcement, American Economic Review, Vol. 99, No. 3, 750-68 (2009).

  • 2007 COMPASS Prize for best paper on competition policy by a graduate student.
  • 2009 Jerry S. Cohen Award for Antitrust Scholarship (honorary mention)

Debt Maturity, Risk, and Asymmetric Information (with Allen Berger, Marco Espinosa-Vega and Scott Frame), Journal of Finance, Vol. 60, No. 6, 2895-2923 (2005).

Does Function Follow Organizational Form? Evidence from the Lending Practices of Large and Small Banks (with Allen Berger, Mitch Petersen, Raghuram Rajan and Jeremy Stein, Journal of Financial Economics, Vol. 76, No. 2, 237-269 (2005).

Credit Scoring and the Availability, Price and Risk of Small Business Credit (with Allen Berger and Scott Frame), Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Vol. 37, No. 2, 191-222 (2005).

Inactive Research Projects

Cumulative Innovation and Competition Policy (with Alex Raskovich). EAG Discussion Paper 10-5 (2010).

Competition when Consumers Value Firm Scope, EAG Discussion Paper 08-7 (2008).