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Karl Schurter

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.

Curriculum Vitae


514 Kern Building
University Park, PA 16802


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

Working Papers

Pinkse, J. and Schurter, K. (2020) Estimates of Derivatives of (Log) Densities and Related Objects.
Under review. R and Julia code

Schurter, K. (2020) Identification and Inference in First-Price Auctions with Collusion.
Under review.

Pinkse, J. and Schurter, K. (2020) Estimation of Auction Models with Shape Restrictions.
Under review.

Pinkse, J. and Schurter, K. (2019) Improved Bandwidth Selection for Boundary Correction using the Generalized Reflection Method.

Dynamic Pricing and Strategic Delay in the Market for Used Cars, with Charles Murry.


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).


The Economics of Auctions and Procurement (ECON 448)
Industrial Organization and Public Policy (ECON 543)