Eliot Abrams

I am a PhD candidate in economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. My research focuses on understanding how the industrial organization of the financial sector impacts prices and allocations.

In my dissertation, I reestimate bank deposit market power. This exercise is necessary because regulators and researchers have historically assessed market power with measures that assume consumers consider every bank available in a given geographic region. The problem is that, in practice, consumers only consider a small number of banks. See Assessing Bank Deposit Market Power for my solution and results.

In separate working papers, I examine mortgage origination and the issuance of crowdfunding securities. Complementing this work, I am also interested in making better use of economic experiments--both new methods for finding natural experiments in large datasets and ways to improve the registration of randomized controlled trials.

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