Robert Town Wins Willard Manning Award and PURC Prize for Best Paper in Regulatory Economics

Thu, May 10, 2018
Robert Town Wins Willard Manning Award and PURC Prize for Best Paper in Regulatory Economics
Congratulations to Robert Town.

Robert Town has won two awards for his research: the Willard Manning Award, awarded annually by the American Society of Health Economists for the best published health economics research in econometric methodology or econometric application, and the Public Utility Research Center Prize, awarded for the best paper in regulatory economics presented at the annual International Industrial Organization Conference.

The Willard Manning Award recognizes the best published health economics research in econometric methodology or econometric application. The award was based upon Dr. Town's paper, "Estimating Price Sensitivity of Economic Agents using Discontinuity in Nonlinear Contracts," which was published last year in Quantitative Economics and was co-authored with Dr. Patrick Bajari (Amazon), Dr. Han Hong (Stanford), and Minjun Park (UC-Berkeley).

The Public Utility Research Center (PURC) has chosen Dr. Town as the winner of the 2018 PURC Prize for the best paper in regulatory economics presented at the annual International Industrial Organization Conference (IIOC). The paper, entitled "Regulating Innovation with Uncertain Quality: Information, Risk, and Access in Medical Devices," is co-authored with Dr. Matthew Grennan (University of Pennsylvania) and was presented in April at the IIOC conference in Indianapolis.

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