Álvaro Parra

Alvaro ParraMy research focuses on what determines innovation dynamics, entry, and their relation with competition policy.  I have, however, a broad interest in Microeconomic Theory, Industrial Organization, and Applied Theory.


[1] Equilibrium Uniqueness in Entry Games with Private Information [with José Espín-Sanchez and Yuzhou Wang] [pdf]
(Accepted, RAND Journal of Economics)

[2] Early-Stage Venture Financing [with Ralph Winter] [pdf]
(Conditionally accepted, Journal of Corporate Finance)

[3] On the Interaction between Patent Screening and its Enforcement [with Gerard Llobet and Javier Suárez] [pdf]

[4] Monopsony Power and Upstream Innovation [with Guillermo Marshall] [pdf]

[5] Second-Price Auctions with Participation Costs [with José Espín-Sanchez and Yuzhou Wang] (This is being subsumed by article [1] above)

[1] Sequential Innovation, Patent Policy, and the Dynamics of the Replacement Effect [pdf][Online Appendix]
RAND Journal of Economics, Vol 50 (3), Pages 568–590

[2] Innovation and Competition: The role of the Product Market [with Guillermo Marshall] [pdf] 
International Journal of Industrial Organization, Vol 65, July 2019, 221-247
    • 2019’s IJIO Best Theoretical Paper Award.

[3] Announcing High Prices to Deter Innovation [with Guillermo Marshall] [pdf]
Management Science, Vol. 67, No. 4, April 2021, pp. 2448–2465

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Contact Information
Office: HA 274
604.822.6409 (office)
604.822.8477 (fax)
alvaro.parra [at] sauder.ubc.ca