Steven Levkoff

Name: Steven Levkoff

Title: Lecturer

Degree: Ph.D.

Degree From: UC Riverside

Research Interest: Productivity Analysis, Energy Economics, Infinitely Repeated Games, Mechanism Design, Financial Markets

Fields of Research: Behavioral/Experimental Economics (Primary), Environmental and Resource Economics (Primary), Industrial Organization (Primary), Microeconomic Theory

Research Interest: Productivity Analysis, Energy Economics, Infinitely Repeated Games, Mechanism Design, Financial Markets

Currently, Steve's research applies interdisciplinary techniques from operations research and productivity analysis to two problems: The first investigates the effects of environmental regulations on energy firms that produce both good (electrical generation) and bad (residual pollution) outputs by non parametrically estimating the best practice technologies of these firms and measuring inefficiencies associated with abatement and electrical generation. The goal of this research is to provide a better understanding of how these types of firms optimally reallocate inputs/outputs to satisfy binding abatement constraints. The second body of research is involved with analyzing the efficiency properties of collusion in infinitely repeated games - an experimental problem more closely related to the field of behavioral economics. Applications of this research include the analysis of oligopoly interaction, auctions, and mechanism design, and have received government funding from the National Science Foundation.

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