I am a 6th year PhD Candidate interested in using economic theory and applied econometrics to study consumer decision-making and attention, particularly in response to information. My research interests lie broadly in industrial organization, applied econometrics, and quantitative marketing. Specifically, my job market paper examines consumer attention in response to non-instrumental information in sports and other forms of entertainment. I also have published work on consumer purchasing and voting behavior in response to media and other types of information, including consumption responses to the Berkeley Sugar-Sweetened Beverage campaign, election, and proposition, as well as purchasing and voting behavior in response to Proposition 37 in the 2012 California election that aimed to label all genetically-modified foods. I am on the 2020-21 job market.
PhD, Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley. 2021 (Expected).
M.S., Agricultural and Resource Economics, U.C. Berkeley. 2017.
B.S. Environmental Economics and Policy, U.C. Berkeley. 2014.
B.S. Environmental Sciences, U.C. Berkeley. 2014.
Please visit my personal website (www.scottkaplan.org) for a list of publications and working papers.
Fall 2018-20: DEVP 222, Economics of Sustainable Resource Development (GSI)
Summer 2018: EEP 118, Introductory Applied Econometrics (Instructor of Record)
Summer 2017-20: Master of Development Practice Economics Bootcamp (Lecturer)
Summer 2019 and Winter 2020: Workshop Leader for New Graduate Student Instructors