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Jeff Thurk

  • Assistant Professor, John Munro Godfrey, Sr. Department of Economics
B422 Amos Hall


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

Research Interests

  • Industrial Organization
  • International Trade
  • Public Economics
  • Innovation


Journal Articles

  • Miravete, E.J.; Seim, K.; and Thurk, J. (2020) “One Markup to Rule Them All: Taxation by Liquor Pricing Regulation,” American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 12 (Lead Article).
  • 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.