Jeitschko_Thomas_12-2015_KAS_2_preferred_directory.jpgThomas D. Jeitschko

Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
Professor, Economics


Dr. Jeitschko ['jaiʧ kʰoʊ] is a Professor of Economics and the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies. He also serves as the Director of the American Economic Association Summer Training Program that strives to broaden participation in the economics profession by preparing talented undergraduate students from under-represented backgrounds for graduate work in economics and related fields.

His research interests are in applied economic theory with specializations in industrial organization, law and economics, and micro-economics more broadly. He has published in a wide variety of journals, including the American Economic Review, Games and Economic Behavior, Economic Theory, the Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, and the Journal of Industrial Economics; and he is an associate editor of the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization and the International Journal of Industrial Organization, and an editorial board member of the Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, in addition to holding several other editorial appointments.

Jeitschko previously worked as a research economist at the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he analyzed mergers and potentially anticompetitive behaviors. He has expertise in Financial Markets, Securities and Derivatives Exchanges, OTC, Indices; Airlines at Slot-Controlled Airports; Telecommunications and Internet Content Provision; Patents and Patent Pooling; Auctions; Pricing Practices and Price Gouging, and he was involved in investigations covering Medicaid and health insurance providers, as well as financial exchanges. In addition Jeitschko has advised the Attorneys General of several states as a member of the Panel of Economists of the Center for State Enforcement of Antitrust and Consumer Protection Laws.

Jeitschko has held faculty positions at Royal Holloway College, University of London and Texas A&M University, as well as shorter appointments at Duke, Johns Hopkins, Georgetown and Humboldt Universities; with extensive teaching experience in micro economics, game theory, industrial organization and law and economics. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia (1995) with a specialization in Economic Theory and an undergraduate degree from the University of Münster in Germany (1991) with a specialization in Economic History.