Marleen MARRA joined the Department in 2019 from University College London (UCL) where she defended her thesis the same year.
Her research focuses on the structural analysis of industries and bidding markets, with the aim to inform public policy. She combines game theory and econometric models to analyse strategic choices of firms and individuals. She is particularly interested in questions related to entry in auctions, auction platforms, and transport settings.
Marleen also holds a MRes in Economics from UCL and a MSc in Economics from Tilburg University. She received recognition for her work throughout her studies by being awarded a number of competitive scholarships. During her PhD she was selected for the Yale-UCL Collaborative Exchange Program and spent a year as Visiting PhD student at Yale University. Prior to her academic career, Marleen worked at the research departments of the World Bank and the European Commission.
Empirical Industrial Organisation, Structural Econometrics, Applied Microeconomics