Ambarish Chandra

Ambarish Chandra

Associate Professor

Research Interests: 

Industrial Organization, Applied Econometrics, Advertising Markets, Airline Markets

Teaching Interests: 

Industrial Organization; Applied Microeconomics; Applied Econometrics; Strategy; Media and Advertising; Airlines; Automobiles, Cross-Border Economics.

Awards and Grants: 

  • SSHRC Insight Grant, 2013-2016, “Competition and price discrimination in the Canadian airline industry”; Co-Investigator. Principal Investigator: Mara Lederman. $151,899
  • SSHRC Standard Research Grant, 2011-2014, “The Economics of Border Crossings”; Principal Investigator. Co-investigators: Keith Head and Mariano Tappata. $60,000
  • University of British Columbia SSHRC Grant, 2009; Principal Investigator. Co-investigator: Mariano Tappata. $8,000
  • Dissertation Fellowship, Center for the Study of Industrial Organization, 2005
  • Distinguished Teaching Assistant Award, Northwestern University, 2003, 2004, 2005
  • Graduate Research Grant, Northwestern University, 2003
  • Graduate Fellowship, Northwestern University, 2000-2001



Published and Accepted Papers: 


Working Papers:

  • “Who Loses when Outcomes are Negotiated? An Analysis of the New Car Market”, with Sumeet Gulati and James Sallee, March 2015 (Revise-and-resubmit).
  • “Revisiting the Relationship between Competition and Price Discrimination in the Airline Industry”, with Mara Lederman, April 2015 (submitted).
  • “How Does Advertising Depend on Competition? Evidence from U.S. Brewing”, with MatthewWeinberg, June 2015 (submitted).

Works in Progress:

  • "The Airline Industry in Canada", with Mara Lederman. Funded by SSHRC Insight Grant, 2013-2016.
  • "Airport Competition at the US-Canada border", with Mara Lederman.
  • "How Wide is the Border? A New Perspective on Travel".


  • Ph.D., Economics, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 2006. Advisor: Robert Porter.
  • M.A. Economics, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 2001.
  • B.A. Mathematics, University of Delhi, 1999.