Jacob LaRiviere

Economics Research

I am an economist at Microsoft in the Office of the Chief Economist led by Michael Schwarz.

My main research interests are Industrial Organization, Environmental & Public Economics, and Behavioral Economics. I use applied theory to inform microeconometric, experimental and machine learning empirical techniques. I graduated from UC San Diego with a PhD in Economics and UC Berkeley with a BA in Economics. Recently I’ve been doing research in cloud computing and markets and economic decisions characterized by externalities like electricity markets, public good provision and open source software development.

I am an affiliate faculty in the Economics Department and Evans School of Public Policy at University of Washington and adjunct assistant professor of Economics at University of Tennessee, where I am also a Fellow for Energy and Environmental Policy at the Baker Center for Public Policy.

contact: jlariv-at-microsoft-dot-com