Eliot Abrams

I am a PhD Candidate in Economics at the Booth School of Business. I use structural models to study financial intermediation.

In my dissertation, I reexamine how bank competition for deposits impacts monetary policy transmission and consumer welfare. This exercise is necessary because regulators and researchers currently assess bank competition under the assumption that all consumers consider every bank in a given geographic region. The problem is, in practice, consumers only consider a small fraction of the available banks. See Assessing Bank Deposit Market Power Given Limited Consumer Consideration for my solution and results.

I am currently on the job market and will be available for interviews during the 2020 ASSA Annual Meeting in San Diego.