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Ryan C. McDevitt

Ryan C McDevitt

The Fuqua School of Business · Duke University

Associate Professor · Economics Area

Curriculum Vitae


Strategic Patient Discharge: Evidence from Long-term Care Hospitals
November 2018, with Paul Eliason, Paul Grieco, & Jimmy Roberts, American Economic Review, 108(11), 3232-3265

Legislators’ School Ties & State Funding for Higher Education
August 2018, with Aaron Chatterji & Joowon Kim, Journal of Public Economics, 164, 254-269

Productivity and Quality in Health Care: Evidence from the Dialysis Industry
July 2017, with Paul Grieco, Review of Economic Studies, 84(3), 1071-1105

The Effect of Social Interaction on Economic Transactions: Evidence from Changes in Two Retail Formats
December 2015, with A. Goldfarb, S. Samila, & B. Silverman, Management Science, 61(12), 2963-2981

Specialization and Competition in the Venture Capital Industry
June 2015, with Y. Hochberg & M. Mazzeo, Review of Industrial Organization, 46(4), 323-347

"A" Business by Any Other Name: Firm Name Choice as a Signal of Firm Quality
August 2014, Journal of Political Economy, 122(4), 909-994

Market Structure and Gender Disparity in Health Care: Preferences, Competition, & Quality of Care
Spring 2014, with James Roberts, The RAND Journal of Economics, 45:1, 116-139

Names & Reputations: An Empirical Analysis
August 2011, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 3:3, 193-209

The Broadband Bonus: Estimating Broadband Internet's Economic Value
August 2011, with Shane Greenstein, Telecommunications Policy, 35:7, 617-632

Evidence of a Modest Price Decline in U.S. Broadband Services
June 2011, with Shane Greenstein, Information Economics & Policy, 23:2, 200-211


How Acquisitions Affect Firm Behavior and Performance: Evidence from the Dialysis Industry
July 2018, with Paul Eliason, Ben Heebsh, & Jimmy Roberts, revision requested, Quarterly Journal of Economics

The Timing and Location of Entry in Growing Markets: Subgame Perfection at Work
June 2018, with Bryan Bollinger & Uli Doraszelski

Demand, Regulation, and Welfare on the Margin of Alternative Financial Services
July 2016, with Aaron Sojourner, revision requested, Journal of Finance


Business Strategy and Antitrust Policy
December 2014, with Michael Mazzeo, The Oxford Handbook of International Antitrust Economics

Measuring the Broadband Bonus in Thirty OECD Countries
April 2012, with Shane Greenstein, OECD Digital Economy Papers, No. 197, OECD Publishing

The Global Broadband Bonus: Broadband Internet's Impact on Seven Countries
August 2011, with Shane Greenstein, in The Linked World: How ICT Is Transforming Societies, Cultures and Economies


Broadband Policy
Economist   FT   ATD   HBR   NBER   ChiPol   NBER   Kellogg  TechRev   FP   StratBiz

Online Ordering
Slate   WSJ   NPR   WaPo   Atlantic   Prevent   FoodNet   Glam   WRAL

AAA Plumbers
NPR   BostGlobe   HBR   Digit

Long-term Care Hospitals
NBER   Fuqua

Check Cashing
Times-Union   Fuqua

Other Stuff
The Daily Show   Kiplinger's   WRAL   Poets & Quants 2015  Poets & Quants 2016  Poets & Quants Top 40  Run Streak  Mike & Juliet