Lesley Chiou

Professor Lesley Chiou
Professor, Economics
B.A., UC Berkeley; Ph.D., MIT
Appointed In: 
Fowler 221

Lesley Chiou's research is in the areas of Industrial Organization and Applied Econometrics. Her recent work focuses on consumer behavior and firm competition in Internet markets.



My primary fields of interest are Industrial Organization and Applied Econometrics.

Empirical applications of my work include the Internet, retail, and arts and media markets. I apply a broad range of econometric methods from structural estimation to natural experiments.

Current research interests

  • platform markets
  • online advertising
  • Internet search
  • competition between online and offline firms
  • consumer response to pricing


I teach five courses during the two-semester academic year, and my courses span all levels of the curriculum.

  • Econ 102: Principles of Economics II 
  • Econ 250: Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
  • Econ 272: Applied Econometrics
  • Econ 302: Industrial Organization
  • Econ 495: Senior Seminar
  • Econ 498: Honors Seminar