León F. Guzmán Lizardo
PhD candidate in Economics at New York University.
I am in the 2023-2024 Job Market.
In my Job Market Paper, I study how higher-education institutions' learning outcomes are influenced by the assignment of students to professors and the role played by commonly used course-enrollment mechanisms in shaping the observed matching.
In higher education, various assignment rules exist for pairing students with course professors, ranging from simple random assignment approaches to mechanisms that grant students considerable choice. How do these contribute to learning and the efficient use of instruction inputs?
We consider a model featuring a single-product natural monopoly, which faces evaders, i.e., individuals that may not pay the price. By exerting a costly effort, the firm can deter evasion. To maximize the total surplus, a regulator sets the price, the level of deterrence effort, and socially costly transfers to ensure the monopoly’s participation.