Women in Statistics and Data Sciences

I am pleased to announce that I will be heading to Cincinnati on October 18-20th for the 2018 edition of the Women in Statistics and Data Sciences Conference. I am extremely grateful to the American Statistical Association for selecting me for their travel award. I look forward to presenting my paper "Cost Efficiencies and Upward … Continue reading Women in Statistics and Data Sciences

The optimal size to be…

There are many ways to attempt to answer the question of "What is the optimal size for my business?" Today I will present you with a simple economic model that might help shed light in this conundrum. Suppose you are choosing between three different store fronts: Space x, space y and space z. Individually, they … Continue reading The optimal size to be…

How teaching prepares you for a non-academic job

As an educator at the University of Kansas, I developed a number of skills that are highly transferable to  life outside of academia, and that's our topic for the day. What goes into preparing a course? Most students take for granted the class they are taken as if the class has always existed and that … Continue reading How teaching prepares you for a non-academic job

Cover Girl

I am incredibly happy to announce that not only that my work was mentioned at the AMSTATNEWS Magazine from the American Statistical Association, I was also featured on the cover. If you would like access to the full magazine, click here. I am incredibly grateful to the American Statistical Association (ASA) and for the Women … Continue reading Cover Girl

With Honors!!!

I am glad to announce my dissertation proposal was presented on December 1st 2017 and approved with Honors!!! A special thanks to my advisor, Dr. Tarun Sabarwal, as well as to my amazing committee members: Dr. David Slusky, Dr. Paul Johnson, Dr. José Azar and Dr. Jianbo Zhang! My dissertation will be looking at some … Continue reading With Honors!!!

Juan Manuel Santos (Nobel Laureate) at KU

Hoje tive a oportunidade de conhecer presidente Juan Manuel Santos da Colômbia. Ele formou em Economia e Administração na KU. Graças a seu sucesso em trazer paz para Colômbia e fazer tratados de cessar-fogo com as FARCs ele recebeu o prêmio Nobel da paz em 2016. Hoje ele recebeu um doutorado honorário da KU. Seu … Continue reading Juan Manuel Santos (Nobel Laureate) at KU

Missouri Valley Economic Association Conference 2017

I have just presented my paper Incorporating Cost Efficiencies into Upward Pricing Pressure at the Missouri Valley Economic Association Conference 2017. I received some wonderful feedback and constructive criticism. A special thanks to Prof. Jannett Highfill from Bradley University for her insightful comments. Next presentation will be on November 8th in which I will offer a seminar at The … Continue reading Missouri Valley Economic Association Conference 2017

Women in Statistics and Data Sciences

This past week I had the opportunity to join some of the finest women in the world in a conference organized by the American Statistical Association. I presented my paper "Cross-Market Unilateral Effects of Mergers on Multimarket Oligopolies" and received some valuable feedback and encouragement from attendees. I can't wait to get back to work … Continue reading Women in Statistics and Data Sciences

Should Antitrust Agencies be Concerned about Limit Pricing?

Limit Pricing is a fascinating yet widely unexplored concept in economics classes. When teaching our students about how monopolists and/or firms with market power make their decision regarding output and prices, it usually follows a simple premise - firms choose the level of output to maximize profits, which occurs where marginal revenue equals marginal cost, … Continue reading Should Antitrust Agencies be Concerned about Limit Pricing?