Aviv Nevo

Aviv Nevo
  • George A. Weiss and Lydia Bravo Weiss University Professor
  • Professor of Marketing
  • Professor of Economics

Contact Information

  • office Address:

    773 Jon M. Huntsman Hall
    3730 Walnut Street
    University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA 19104-6340


Aviv Nevo is the seventeenth Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor, with  appointments in the Department of Economics in the School of Arts and Sciences, and the Department of Marketing in the Wharton School.

Nevo is a leading scholar in the fields of industrial organization, econometrics, marketing, and antitrust. Nevo draws from his experience across academic, governmental, and corporate sectors to address pressing real-world issues, opening pathways for a broader understanding of national and global economies. His past research includes topics in the areas of health economics, health care, telecommunications, and real estate brokerages, as well as questions involving the demand for packaged goods and its implications for mergers and market power.

Nevo served as chief economist in the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, advising attorneys on merger, civil, and criminal investigations in addition to leading the division’s Economic Analysis Group. He has been retained as an expert by the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and private firms in cases related to antitrust and competition, among other matters. Nevo’s expertise is routinely relied upon to help adjucate some of the most complex investigations, commercial litigations, and regulatory proceedings in countries around the world.

A Fellow of the Econometric Society, Research Associate for the National Bureau of Economic Research, and International Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies in London.

Professor Nevo earned a Ph.D. in 1997 and AM in 1994 in economics from Harvard University and a BSc with Special Honors in mathematics and economics from Tel Aviv University in 1991.


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Current Courses

  • ECON712 - Topics In Adv Economics

    Topics and prerequisites announced each year.


  • ECON779 - Industrial Organization


Past Courses


    Topics and prerequisites announced each year.



    The goal of the course is to explore links between theory and data in order to identify and test implications of economic models. Reduced form and structural approaches will be used to study a variety of topics that include: Estimation of multiproduct cost functions; detection of collusion, multimarket contact, and network externalities; asymmetric information: auctions and nonlinear pricing; price competition and product differentiation; and complementarities: innovation and organizational design.


    The course provides a systematic presentation of the factors to be considered when setting price, and shows how pricing alternatives are developed. Analytical methods are developed and new approaches are explored for solving pricing decisions.


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