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Jeff Prince - Indiana University, Kelley School of Business. Bloomington, IN, US

Jeff Prince Jeff Prince

Professor and Chair | Indiana University, Kelley School of Business

Bloomington, IN, UNITED STATES

Expert in industrial organization, applied econometrics, IP, and antitrust; industry expertise in high technology, telecom, airlines

Secondary Titles (2)

  • Harold A. Poling Chair of Strategic Management
  • Co-Director Kelley Institute for Business Analytics



Jeff Prince Publication







Jeff Prince is Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University and recently served as Chief Economist at the Federal Communications Commission. He is also the Harold A. Poling Chair in Strategic Management and Co-Director of the Institute for Business Analytics at Kelley. He is an accomplished empirical researcher in the broad categories of industrial organization and applied econometrics. His primary focus is on technology markets and telecommunications, having published works on dynamic demand for computers, Internet adoption and usage, the inception of online/offline product competition, and telecom bundling. His research also encompasses topics such as household-level risk aversion, airline quality competition, and regulation in healthcare and real estate markets. His works have appeared in top general interest journals in both economics and management, including the American Economic Review, the International Economic Review, Management Science, and the Academy of Management Journal. He has also published in top journals in industrial organization, including the Journal of Industrial Economics, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, and the International Journal of Industrial Organization. He is currently a co-editor at the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, and is on the board of editors at Information Economics and Policy.

Industry Expertise (2)



Areas of Expertise (6)



Applied Econometrics

Industrial Organization


Intellectual Property

Accomplishments (4)

Best Research Poster (professional)

2015 Awarded by the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference

Trustees Teaching Award (professional)

2015 Awarded by Kelley School of Business at Indiana University

Innovative Teaching Award (professional)

2012 Awarded by Kelley School of Business at Indiana University

Young Faculty Teaching Excellence Award (professional)

2008 Awarded by Cornell University

Education (4)

Northwestern University: Ph.D., Economics 2004

Northwestern University: M.A., Economics 2000

Miami University: B.A. Summa Cum Laude, Economics 1998

Miami University: B.S., Mathematics/Statistics 1998

Media Appearances (3)

Facebook would have to pay $3.50 per month to U.S. users for sharing contact info: study

Reuters  online


The study by U.S. based think tank the Technology Policy Institute (TPI) is the first that attempts to quantify the value of online privacy and data. It assessed how much privacy is worth in six countries by looking at the habits of people in the United States, Germany, Mexico, Brazil, Columbia and Argentina.

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Streaming Video: Original Content Is the Hook

Barrons  online


That’s the finding of Indiana University’s Jeff Prince and Harvard’s Shane Greenstein, who in a story for the Harvard Business Review reported on their study of consumer data from 2007-2009 as they sought to learn whether households who watched channels whose content later showed up on Hulu or Barron’s Next 50 stock Netflix (NFLX) were more likely to cut the cord and subscribe to pay services. (They detail their methodology further in the article.)

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Consumers have a troubling internet habit that is threatening digital media

Business Insider  online


New research from Andre Boik at the University of California at Davis, Shane Greenstein at Harvard Business School, and Jeffrey Prince at Indiana University about the internet use of households and how much attention online media demands paints a grim picture for those in the digital media business.

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Event Appearances (5)

The Empirical Economics of Online Attention

Federal Communications Commission  


The Effect of Competition on Toxic Pollution Releases

International Industrial Organization Conference  Boston, Massachusetts


The Impact of Mergers on Quality Provision: Evidence from the Airline Industry

Strategic Management Society Conference  Madrid, Spain


Measuring Consumer Preferences for Video Content Provision via Cord-Cutting Behavior

Telecommunications Policy Research Conference  Fairfax, Virginia


Information Technology and Patient Health: Analyzing Outcomes, Populations, and Mechanisms

ASHEcon  Los Angeles, California


Articles (5)

Measuring Consumer Preferences for Video Content Provision Via Cord‐Cutting Behavior

Journal of Economics & Management Strategy

2016 The television industry is undergoing a generational shift in structure; however, many demand-side determinants are still not well understood. We model how consumers choose video content provision among over-the-air (OTA), paid subscription to cable or satellite, and online streaming (also known as over-the-top, or OTT). We apply our model to a U.S. data set encompassing both the digital switchover for OTA and the emergence of OTT, along with a recession, and use it to analyze cord-cutting behavior (i.e., dropping of cable/satellite subscriptions). We find high levels of cord ...

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The Effect of Competition on Toxic Pollution Releases

Journal of Environmental Economics and Management

2016 We examine how competition affects toxic industrial releases, using five years of data from thousands of facilities across hundreds of industries. Our main result indicates that competition reduces toxic releases at the facility level. On average, each percentage-point reduction in the Herfindahl Index (HHI) results in a nearly two-percent reduction in a facility׳s toxic releases. At the same time, we find no evidence that competition increases aggregate pollution. Further analysis sheds some light on the mechanisms through which firms reduce pollution releases due to ...

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Information Technology and Patient Health: Analyzing Outcomes, Populations, and Mechanisms

National Bureau of Economic Research

2015 We study the effect of hospital adoption of electronic medical records (EMRs) on health outcomes, particularly patient safety indicators (PSIs). We find evidence of a positive impact of EMRs on PSIs via decision support rather than care coordination. Consistent with this mechanism, we find an EMR with decision support is more effective at reducing PSIs for less complicated cases, using several different metrics for complication. These findings indicate the negligible impacts for EMRs found by previous studies focusing on the Medicare population and/or mortality do not apply in all settings.

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Determinants of Private Long‐Term Care Insurance Purchase in Response to the Partnership Program

Health Services Research

2015 Objective: To assess three possible determinants of individuals' response in their private insurance purchases to the availability of the Partnership for Long-Term Care (PLTC) insurance program: bequest motives, financial literacy, and program awareness ...

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The Empirical Economics of Online Attention

National Bureau of Economic Research

2015 In several markets, firms compete not for consumer expenditure but instead for consumer attention. We model and characterize how households allocate their scarce attention in arguably the largest market for attention: the Internet. Our characterization of household attention allocation operates along three dimensions: how much attention is allocated, where that attention is allocated, and how that attention is allocated. Using click-stream data for thousands of U.S. households, we assess if and how attention allocation on each dimension changed between 2008 and 2013 ...

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