Steven L. Puller        

Associate Professor

Department of Economics

Texas A&M University



Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research

3046 Allen

College Station, TX  77843-4228

Phone: (979) 845-7349



Curriculum Vitae





(Google Scholar Profile)

"Efficient Retail Pricing in Electricity and Natural Gas Markets" with Jeremy West, American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings, 103(3): 350-355, 2013.  Paper in PDF

"Price Discrimination by Day-of-Week of Purchase: Evidence from the U.S. Airline Industry" with Lisa Taylor, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 84: 801-812, 2012.  Paper in PDF

"Do More Diverse Environments Increase the Diversity of Subsequent Interaction?  Evidence from Random Dorm Assignment" with Sara Baker and Adi Mayer, Economics Letters, 110(2): 110-112, February 2011.  Paper Link

"Estimation of Competitive Conduct When Firms are Efficiently Colluding: Addressing the Corts Critique", Applied Economics Letters, 16: 1497-1500, 2009.  Paper in PDF

"Understanding Strategic Bidding in Multi-Unit Auctions: A Case Study of the Texas Electricity Spot Market" with Ali Hortacsu, RAND Journal of Economics, 39(1): 86-114, Spring 2008.  Paper in PDF

"The Effect of Auction Format on Efficiency and Revenue in Divisible Goods Auctions: A Test Using Korean Treasury Auctions" with Boo-Sung Kang, Journal of Industrial Economics, 56(2): 290-332, June 2008.  Paper Link

"The Old Boy (and Girl) Network: Social Network Formation on University Campuses" with Adi Mayer, Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 92, pp. 329-347, February 2008.  Paper Link

"The Effects of Government Transfers on Monthly Cycles in Drug Abuse, Hospitalization and Mortality" with Carlos Dobkin, Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 91, pp. 2137-2157, December 2007.  Paper Link

"Pricing and Firm Conduct in California's Deregulated Electricity Market", Review of Economics and Statistics, 89(1): 75-87, February 2007.  Paper Link 

"The Strategic Use of Innovation to Influence Regulatory Standards", Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Vol. 52, pp. 690-706, November 2006.  Paper Link

"Household Adjustment to Gasoline Price Change: An Analysis Using Nine Years of U.S. Survey Data" with Lorna Greening, Energy Economics, Vol. 21, pp. 37-52, February 1999.  Paper Link



"A Primer on Electricity and the Economics of Deregulation" with James M. Griffin, Electricity Deregulation: Choices and Challenges, Griffin and Puller, eds. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005.  Draft

"Competitive Performance of the ERCOT Wholesale Market" in Electricity Restructuring: The Texas Story, Kleit and Kiesling, eds., Washington, DC: AEI Press, 2009.



"Power to Choose? An Analysis of Consumer Inertia in the Residential Electricity Market" with Ali Hortacsu and Seyed Ali Madanizadeh, February 2015.  Paper in PDF

"Cash for Corollas: When Stimulus Reduces Spending", with Mark Hoekstra and Jeremy West, August 2014.  Paper in PDF  Vox writeup

"How Do Households Respond to Increases in Fuel Economy?  Regression Discontinuity Evidence" with Jeremy West, Mark Hoekstra, and Jonathan Meer, December 2013.  Paper in PDF

"Does Scarcity Drive Intra-Route Price Dispersion in Airlines?" with Anirban Sengupta and Steve Wiggins, November 2012.  Paper in PDF 



"Price Saliency and Social Comparisons as Policy Instruments to Encourage Energy Conservation: Evidence from a Field Experiment" with Jose A. Pellerano, Michael K. Price, and Gonzalo Sanchez.

"Contextual Inference and Choice Overload: Evidence from a Field Experiment on Energy Providers" with David Novgorodsky and Michael K. Price.

"Safer Cars or Safer Drivers? The Effect of Vehicle Size on Passenger Safety" with Mark Hoekstra and Jeremy West.

"Using Cognitive Hierarchy Models to Explain Bidding in Electricity Markets" with Ali Hortacsu, Fernando Luco, and Dongni Zhu.