Montana State University

Contact Information:

Jason Pearcy
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Ag. Econ. & Econ.
Montana State University
304 Linfield Hall
P.O. Box 172920
Bozeman, MT   59717-2920 USA


Tel: work (406) 994 5623
Fax: fax (406) 994 4838

Location: 304 Linfield Hall

Jason A. Pearcy

  • Montana State University
  • Dept. of Ag. Econ. & Econ. (DAEE)
  • P.O. Box 172920 Office: 304 Linfield Hall
  • Bozeman, MT 59717 Office Tel: 406-994-5623

Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Montana State University, DAEE August 2010 - Present
  • Assistant Professor, Tulane University, Department of Economics August 2007 - July 2010
  • Fellow, Tulane Energy Institute November 2009 - July 2010
  • Instructor, University of Colorado at Boulder, Department of Economics August 2004 - May 2007
  • Instructor, University of Colorado at Boulder, Baker Residential Program August 2006 - May 2007


  • Ph.D. in Economics, University of Colorado at Boulder, May 2007
  • M.A. in Economics, University of Colorado at Boulder, May 2004
  • B.S. in Economics, Purdue University, December 2001

Research Papers


  • “Arriving in Time: Estimation of English Auctions with a Stochastic Number of Bidders” (with José Canals-Cerdá). Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Vol. 31, No. 2 (2013), pp. 125-135.
  • “Dynamic Pricing: When to Entice Brand Switching and When to Reward Consumer Loyalty” (with Yongmin Chen). RAND Journal of Economics, Vol. 41, No. 4 (2010), pp. 674-685.

Working Papers

  • “The Tangled Web of Agricultural Insurance: Evaluating the Impacts of Government Policy” (with Vincent Smith), under review
  • “Tradable Pollution Permits with Offsets” (with Nathan Braun and Timothy Fitzgerald), under review
  • “Mortgage Moratoria: Buying Time or Delaying the Inevitable?” (with J. Michael Collins and Carly Urban), under review
  • “The Effects of International Simple Resale on Prices in International Telecommunications Markets” (with Scott Savage), NET Institute Working Paper No. 09-19
  • “Bargains Followed by Bargains: When Switching Costs Make Markets More Competitive”
  • “The Competitive and Welfare Effects of Food Labeling Standards”
  • “Carbon Offset Use in the EU ETS” (with Timothy Fitzgerald and Nathan Braun)

Works in Progress

  • “Dynamic Pricing when Consumer Histories are Perfectly Observable”
  • “The Clustering Dilemma: Locational Choice With Co-locational Externalities” (with Erik Johnson)
  • “Technological Constraints, Quality Investment and Product Differentiation”

Academic Interests

Industrial Organization, Applied Microeconomics/Econometrics, Environmental & Energy Economics
Microeconomics, Industrial Organization, Environmental Economics, Energy & Natural Resource Economics, Econometrics, Statistics

Honors & Awards

  • Letters & Science Research Enhancement Award, Montana State University, 2010, 2011 & 2012
  • NET Institute Summer Grant, 2009
  • Center for Public Service Planning Grant ($20,000), Tulane University, Co-PI, 2009-2011
  • Committee on Research Summer Fellowship, Tulane University, 2009
  • Research Enhancement Fund ($43,650), Tulane University, Co-PI, 2008-2011
  • Committee on Research Summer Fellowship, Tulane University, 2008
  • Research Enhancement Fund ($6,580), Tulane University, PI, 2007-2009
  • Reuben A. Zubrow Fellowship in Economics, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2006
  • Leslie Whittington Prize for Excellence in Economics, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2004
  • Graduate Fellowship, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2002-2006

Presentations & Conferences

CESifo Venice Summer Institute 2013, Emissions Trading Systems as a Climate Policy Instrument: Evaluation & Prospects
Utah Winter Business Economics Conference, March
Southern Economic Association Conference, New Orleans, LA, November
The Property and Environmental Research Center, Bozeman, MT, September
Utah Winter Business Economics Conference, March
Montana State University, November
University of Montana, October
CU Environmental & Resource Economics Workshop, October
NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration, Scottsdale, AZ, April
Utah Winter Business Economics Conference, March
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, February
International Industrial Organization Conference, Vancouver, BC, May
Indiana University BEPP, January
Quinnipiac University, January
Purdue University, January
Montana State University, January
Southern Economic Association Conference, San Antonio, TX, November
Midwest Economic Theory Meetings, University of Iowa, May
Southern Economic Association Conference, New Orleans, LA, November
North American Summer Meetings of the Econometrics Society, Duke University, June
International Industrial Organization Conference, Savannah, GA, April
Babson College, February
Tulane University, January
ASSA/ODE Session Invited Discussant, Boston, January
Southern Economic Association Conference, Washington DC, November
CU Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop, Vail, CO, September
CGE Modeling with GAMS and MPSGE Workshop, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, October

Teaching Experience

  • Department of Agricultural Economics & Economics, Montana State University
    • Graduate Microeconomic Theory, Spring Semesters 2011-2014
    • Industrial Organization, Fall Semesters 2010-2013
    • Intermediate Microeconomics, Spring 2011, Spring & Fall Semesters 2012-2014
    • Problem Solving Seminar, Spring 2012, Spring 2013
  • Department of Economics, Tulane University
    • Environmental & Natural Resource Economics, Fall 2007 though Spring 2010, 5 Semesters
    • Principles of Microeconomics, Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Spring 2010
  • Department of Economics, University of Colorado at Boulder
    • Principles of Microeconomics, Fall 2004 through Fall 2006, 6 Semesters
    • Principles of Macroeconomics, Spring 2006 and Spring 2007
  • Baker Residential Program, University of Colorado
    • Principles of Microeconomics, Fall 2006
    • Principles of Macroeconomics, Spring 2007

University Service

  • Montana State University
    • University Library Committee, 2012-2014
    • DAEE Library Representative, 2011-present
    • DAEE Advisory Committee, 2011-2013
    • DAEE Search Committee, 2012
    • DAEE David Buschena Scholarship Committee, 2012
  • Montana State University Masters Advising
    • Kevin Goulding (Primary), 2012
    • Nathan Braun, 2011
  • Tulane Undergraduate Honors Thesis Advising
    • Cynthia Sibley (Primary)

Professional Experience

  • Global Energy Decisions (now Ventyx)
    • Econometrician June - August 2006
  • Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado at Boulder
    • Research Assistant for Mushfiq Mobarak May 2006
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
    • Research Assistant May - July 2003 & June - July 2004
  • Delphi Automotive Systems
    • Analysis and Tool Development Engineer May 1999 - July 2002

Other Information

American Economics Association, Econometrics Society, Industrial Organization Society, Omicron Delta Epsilon
RAND Journal of Economics, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Economic Inquiry, European Economic Review, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Journal of Agriculture and Resource Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association
Proficient with Matlab, LaTeX, Relational Databases; Familiar with Perl, C, Fortran, GAMS, MPSGE, Shell Scripting, (X)HTML