Katja Seim is an Associate Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at the Wharton School, specializing in applied microeconomics and industrial organization. Her research focuses on two areas. First, she studies how firms make product introduction and entry decisions, how they assess the competitive implications of different market entry strategies, and how public policies and regulatory interventions shape their choices. A second focus of her research is nonlinear pricing, primarily in the context of communications and information industries. Specific topics she has worked on in this area include consumer adoption of online services; consumer choice among the commonly offered nonlinear pricing plans for such services; and the effect of entry on the characteristics of such sophisticated pricing strategies. Her research has been published in leading journals such as American Economic Review,American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, Marketing Science, Quantitative Marketing and Economics, and the Rand Journal of Economics.
Katja received her PhD in Economics from Yale University and her undergraduate degree in Economics and Mathematics from Franklin & Marshall College. At Wharton, Katja teaches Managerial Economics in the MBA program and an undergraduate elective in public policy design and regulation, including antitrust. Before joining Wharton, she was on the faculty at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Ph.D., Economics, Yale University, New Haven, CT, December 2001; B.A., Economics and Mathematics, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, May 1995, Magna Cum Laude
Associate Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy
Business Economics and Public Policy
Eugenio J. Miravete, Katja Seim, Jeff Thurk (2017). One Markup to Rule Them All: Taxation by Liquor Pricing Regulation, Working Paper.
Evan Kwerel, Paroma Sanyal, Katja Seim, Martha Stancill, Patrick Sun (2017). Economics at the FCC, 2016-2017: Auctions Designs for Spectrum Repurposing and Universal Services Subsidies, Review of Industrial Organization, 1-36.
Eugenio J. Miravete, Katja Seim, Jeff Thurk (2017). Market Power and the Laffer Curve, Working Paper.
Katja Seim and Joel Waldfogel (2013). Public Monopoly and Economic Efficiency: Evidence from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s Entry Decisions, American Economic Review, 103.
Cheema, Amar, Yuxin Chen, Gregory Crawford, Kartik Hosanagar, Raghuram Iyengar, Oded Koenigsberg, Anja Lambrecht, Robin Lee, Eugenio Miravete, Ozge Sahin, Katja Seim and Naufel Vilcassim (2012). Price Discrimination in Service Industries, Marketing Letters, 23.
Krasnokutskaya, Elena and Katja Seim (2011). Bid Preference Programs and Participation in Highway Procurement, American Economic Review, 101.
Seim, Katja and V. Brian Viard (2011). The Effect of Market Structure on Cellular Technology Adoption and Pricing, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 3(2).
Lambrecht, Anja, Katja Seim, and Catherine Tucker (2011). Stuck in the Adoption Funnel: The Effect of Delays in the Adoption Process on Ultimate Adoption, Marketing Science, 30(2).