Tyra MerkerUniversity of Oslo
PhD student (UiO) | Visiting Scholar (Wharton/U.Penn.)
She is interested in how competition, or lack thereof, affects economic outcomes. Her job market paper focuses on the so-called uniform pricing puzzle; the question of how uniform pricing across geographic markets appears to be unaligned with profit maximizing behavior. Her work is both theoretical and empirical, and she uses a novel data set of itemized receipts, covering 99.9% of the Norwegian grocery market, in several projects.