William Matcham

William Matcham

PhD Candidate in Economics

Department of Economics

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Will is a PhD job market candidate in the Department of Economics. He is an applied economist whose research covers industrial organization, household finance, innovation, and econometrics. In his job market paper, he investigates how credit card lenders tailor their contracts according to predictions of customers’ creditworthiness. His second strand of research analyzes organizational design and intrinsic motivation in public agencies, with a particular focus on the patent application process. This work guides the policy debate on improving the screening of patent applications. Will also works on applied econometrics, with research studying the behavioral econometric content of ordered choice models.

Will holds a BSc (with first-class honors) and MSc (with distinction) in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics from the LSE, for which he was awarded the Undergraduate Performance Prize and Ely Devons Prize, respectively. At LSE, he has taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses in econometrics, microeconomics, and industrial organization.

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Industrial Organization, Household Finance, Econometrics, Innovation

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Industrial Organization; Household Finance; Econometrics; Innovation