Jeff Thurk
Department of Economics

Assistant Professor

B422 Amos Hall
620 S. Lumpkin St.
Athens, GA, 30602
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Jeff Thurk studies firm responses to government policy and is particularly interested in how firms adjust their pricing and investment decisions in response to changes in government tax, tariff, and innovation policies. His research has been published in leading economic journals including Econometrica, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, and The RAND Journal of Economics. He teaches courses on firm pricing, competitive strategy, international trade, and data science including machine learning.


Phd (Economics), University of Texas at Austin (2010)

Areas of Expertise

XIndustrial Organization; International Trade; Public Economics; Innovation

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Thurk, J. (2018) "Sincerest Form of Flattery? Product Innovation and Imitation in the European Automobile Industry," The Journal of Industrial Economics, 66(4): 816-865.

Miravete, E.J.; Seim, K.; and Thurk, J. (2018) "Market Power and the Laffer Curve," Econometrica, 86(5): 1651-1687.

Miravete, E.J.; Moral, M.J.; and Thurk, J. (2018) "Fuel Taxation, Emissions Policy, and Competitive Advantage in the Diffusion of European Diesel Automobiles," The RAND Journal of Economics, 49(3): 504-540.