Katja Seim is a Senior Consultant at Compass Lexecon and the Sharon Oster Professor of Economics and Management at Yale University, specializing in applied microeconomics and industrial organization. Her research evaluates how firms respond to public policies, including entry and technology deployment regulations, competition policy, and tax policy in their entry, product positioning, and pricing choices. She also studies the role of market power in affecting efficiency and distributional outcomes of government auctions to procure goods and services and sell assets. Her research has appeared in leading journals, such as American Economic Review, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, Econometrica, Marketing Science, and the RAND Journal of Economics.
Katja received her Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University and her undergraduate degree in Economics and Mathematics from Franklin & Marshall College. At Yale, Katja teaches courses in the MBA program on Public Policy design, Regulation, and Antitrust. Before joining Yale, she was on the faculty at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She spent the 2016-17 academic year as the Chief Economist at the Federal Communications Commission.