Juan Ortner 

Associate Professor

Department of Economics

Boston University



Boston University

Department of Economics 
270 Bay State Road                                                                        
Boston, MA 02215


Email: jortner@bu.edu 


Research Interests: Microeconomic Theory, Game Theory, Industrial Organization, Political Economy



Working Papers

Mediated Collusion (with Takuo Sugaya and Alexander Wolitzky) [PDF]

The Value of Privacy in Cartels: An Analysis of the Inner Workings of a Bidding Ring (with Kei Kawai and Jun Nakabayashi) [PDF], R&R Review of Economic Studies

Screening Adaptive Cartels (with Sylvain Chassang, Kei Kawai and Jun Nakabayashi) [PDF]

A Theory of Security Issuance (with Martin Schmalz) [PDF] 



Regulating Collusion (with Sylvain Chassang) [PDF], forthcoming Annual Review of Economics  

Bargaining with Evolving Private Information [PDF], forthcoming Theoretical Economics

Using Bid Rotation and Incumbency to Detect Collusion: A Regression Discontinuity Approach (with Sylvain Chassang, Kei Kawai and Jun Nakabayashi) [PDF], Review of Economic Studies, 2023

Paths to the Frontier (with Avidit Acharya) [PDF], AEJ-Micro, 2022

Robust Screens for Non-Competitive Bidding in Procurement Auctions (with Sylvain Chassang, Kei Kawai and Jun Nakabayashi) [PDF] (repo), Econometrica, 2022

Collusion in Auctions with Constrained Bids: Theory and Evidence from Public Procurement (with Sylvain Chassang) [PDF] (supplement, repo), Journal of Political Economy, 2019

A Continuous Time Model of Bilateral Bargaining [PDF]  Games and Economic Behavior, 2019

Making Corruption Harder: Asymmetric Information, Collusion and Crime (with Sylvain Chassang) [PDF] (supplement), Journal of Political Economy, 2018 

Progressive Learning (with Avidit Acharya) [PDF] (supplement), Econometrica, 2017  

A Theory of Political Gridlock [PDF], Theoretical Economics, 2017

Durable Goods Monopoly with Stochastic Costs [PDF], Theoretical Economics, 2017

Direct Implementation with Minimally Honest Individuals [PDF], Games and Economic Behavior, 2015

Delays and Partial Agreements in Multi-Issue Bargaining (with Avidit Acharya) [PDF], Journal of Economic Theory, 2013

            Older version with additional results [PDF]

Optimism, Delay and (In)Efficiency in a Stochastic Model of Bargaining [PDF], Games and Economic Behavior, 2013