Karl Schurter

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at the Pennsylvania State University. My research interests lie at the intersection of industrial organization and econometrics.

I completed my PhD in Economics at the University of Chicago in 2017. I received a BA in mathematics and economics from the University of Virginia in 2011.

Curriculum Vitae


514 Kern Building
University Park, PA 16802


2017-Present, Assistant Professor of Economics, The Pennsylvania State University


Schurter, K. (2017). Identification and Inference in First-Price Auctions with Collusion.

Wilson, B. J., Jaworski, T., Schurter, K., and Smyth, A. (2012). The Ecological and Civil Mainsprings of Property: An Experimental Economic History of Whalers' Rules of Capture. Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, 28(4).
Awarded the 2012 Oliver E. Williamson prize for best article among all papers accepted in 2011.

Wilson, B. J., Findlay, D. W., Meehan, J. W., Wellford, C. P., and Schurter, K. (2010). An Experimental Analysis of the Demand for Payday Loans. BE Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 10(1).

Schurter, K. and Wilson, B. J. (2009). Justice and Fairness in the Dictator Game, Southern Economic Journal, 76(1).