I am an applied theorist whose research interest lies in the intersection between Industrial Organization, Microeconomic Theory, and Strategy. My research has often focused on the economics of innovation, competition policy, and market entry. Recently, I have been exploring how market competition affects the provision of health insurance and the health outcomes of individuals.
I am in the 2023-24 Job Market!!
I will be available for interviews in the European and North American markets.
You can find my application materials below.
[CV] [JMP] [Sample of recent publications] [Research Statement]
[EDI Statement] [Teaching Statement] [Sample Teaching Evaluations]
 Equilibrium Uniqueness in Entry Games with Private Information
[with José Espín-Sanchez and Yuzhou Wang] [pdf] [Online Appendix] [slides]
RAND Journal of Economics, Vol 54(3), August 2023, pp. 512–540
 Innovation and Competition: The Role of the Product Market
[with Guillermo Marshall] [pdf] [slides]
International Journal of Industrial Organization, Vol 65, July 2019, pp. 221-247
• 2019’s IJIO Best Theoretical Paper Award.
 On the Interaction between Patent Screening and its Enforcement
[with Gerard Llobet and Javier Suárez] (Revised and resubmitted to the Journal of Industrial Economics) [pdf] [slides]
 When to License Sequential Inventions [pdf]
WORK IN PROGRESS
 Herculean Equilibrium and Risk Dominance
[with José Espín-Sanchez] (in preparation)
 Location, Spillovers, and Patent Races
 Vertical Structure, Downstream innovation, and Pricing
[with Guillermo Marshall]
Office: HA 274
alvaro.parra [at] sauder.ubc.ca