Andrew Sweeting


Andrew Sweeting, Associate Professor, received his PhD in Economics from MIT in 2004 and he has previously worked at Northwestern University (2004-2007) and at Duke University (2007-2013). Andrew has been a Faculty Research Fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) since 2007. His research and teaching interests are in the field of Industrial Organization. Much of his research involves combining theory and structural empirical work to shed light on policy questions (e.g., the design of auctions, the effects of changes to performance rights fees on market structure in the radio industry, merger analysis in airline markets), as well as trying to understand how different types of firm behave (e.g., do sellers price as theory predicts in secondary markets for event tickets?). Recent published work has appeared in Econometrica, the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy and the RAND Journal of Economics. Andrew is also an Editor of the Journal of Industrial Economics, a Foreign Editor at the Review of Economic Studies, placement director for the UMD Ph.D. program and organizer of the annual DC IO Conference. Before doing a PhD, Andrew was an economic consultant in London and Brussels.

Areas of Interest:
  • Industrial Organization
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Marketing
  • Market Design
Personal Website:
  • Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004
Course Name Course Title Semester Syllabus
ECON321 Economic Statistics Fall 2017
ECON460 Industrial Organization Fall 2017
ECON460 Industrial Organization Fall 2016
ECON625 Computational Economics Fall 2016
ECON460 Industrial Organization Fall 2015 Syllabus
Professional Editor, Journal of Industrial Economics
Professional Foreign Editor, Review of Economic Studies
Former Students
  • Daisy Dai
    Assistant Professor, Lehigh University
  • Joe Mazur
    Assistant Professor, Purdue University
  • Chung-Ying Lee
    Assistant Professor, National University of Taiwan
  • Yair Taylor
    Economist, US Department of Justice
  • Andrew Sweeting
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Department of Economics
Phone: (301) 405-8325
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