Michael Rubens is an Assistant Professor of Economics at UCLA. He works in the fields of industrial organization and labor economics.
His research agenda focuses on market power in vertical relations, and aims to better understand the drivers and consequences of buyer power.
September 2023 – Revise & resubmit, Journal of Political Economy
September 2023 – American Economic Review, 113(9) pp. 2382-2410
March 2023 – RAND Journal of Economics, 54(1), pp. 165-186
Welfare Effects of Buyer and Seller Power (with Mert Demirer and Antonio Martner Sota)
Exploiting or Augmenting Labor? (with Yingjie Wu and Mingzhi Xu)