Dakshina G. De Silva





“The Survival of Plants in the Road Construction Industry: A Panel Quantile Regression Analysis” (with Georgia Kosmopoulou and Carlos Lamarche) (Forthcoming in the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization)


“The Impact of Timing on Bidding Behavior in Procurement Auctions of Contracts with Private Costs,” (with Georgia Kosmopoulou, Beatrice Pagel, and Ronald Peeters,) Review of Industrial Organization. 2013, 42 (3): 321-343.


“Survival of Contractors with Previous Subcontracting Experience,” (with Georgia Kosmopoulou and Carlos Lamarche). Economics Letters, 2012, 117(1): 7-9.


“Does the Sun ‘Shine’ on Art Prices?” (with Rachel Pownall and Leonard Wolk.) Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. 2012, 82(1): 167-178.


“Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goals in Government Procurement Contracting: An Analysis of Bidding Behavior and Costs” (with Timothy Dunne, Georgia Kosmopoulou, and Carlos Lamarche), International Journal of Industrial Organization. 2012, 30(4) 377-388.

“The Effect of Information on the Bidding and Survival of Entrants in Procurement Auctions,” (with Georgia Kosmopoulou and Carlos Lamarche.) Journal of Public Economics, 2009, 93(1-2): 56-72.

“Entry and Bidding in Common and Private Value Auctions with an Unknown Number of Rivals,” (with Thomas D. Jeitschko, and Georgia Kosmopoulou.) Review of Industrial Organization. 2009, 35(1): 73-93.

“The Impact of Public Information on Bidding in Highway Procurement Auctions,” (with Timothy Dunne, Anuruddha Kankanamge, and Georgia Kosmopoulou.) European Economic Review, 2008, 52: 150-181.

“A Change in the Timing of Auctions with Synergies and its Impact on Bidding Behavior,” (with Anuruddha Kankanamge and Georgia Kosmopoulou), Economics Letters, 2007, 95: 60-65.

“The Effect of Shill Bidding upon Prices: Experimental Evidence,” (with Georgia Kosmopoulou), International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2007, 25(2): 291-313.

“Synergies in Recurring Procurement Auctions: An Empirical InvestigationEconomic Inquiry, 2005, 43(1): 55-66.

“Stochastic Synergies in Sequential Auctions,” (with Thomas D. Jeitschko, and Georgia Kosmopoulou), International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2005, 23(3-4): 183-201.

“An Empirical Analysis of Entrant and Incumbent Bidding in Road Construction Auctions,” (with Timothy Dunne and Georgia Kosmopoulou) Journal of Industrial Economics, 2003, 51(3): 295-316.

“Sequential Bidding in Auctions of Construction Contracts,” (with Timothy Dunne and Georgia Kosmopoulou) Economics Letters, 2002, 76: 239-244.



Regional Science and Urban Economics / Environmental & Natural Resource Economics


“Does the Role of Observer Countries in the Regional Trade Agreement matter for Intra-Regional Trade? (with Soon-Cheul Lee), forthcoming in Applied Economics.


“Entry, Growth, and Survival in the Green Industry” (with Timothy Hubbard, Robert McComb, and Anita R. Schiller.) (Forthcoming in Regional Studies)


“Entry and Exit Patterns of ‘Toxic’ Firms” (with Timothy Hubbard and Anita R. Schiller.) The American Journal of Agricultural Economics.  2016, 98 (3): 881-909.


“What Blows in with the Wind?” (with Robert McComb and Anita R. Schiller.) The Southern Economic Journal. 2016, 82 (3):  826–858.


“Going green: does it depend on education, gender, or income?” (with Rachel Pownall.) Applied Economics, Special Issue on Environmental & Natural Resource Economics Policy and Management. 2014, 46(5): 573-586

Also included in The Economics of Gender (Published on 18 November 2014) (Link)


“Do Production Subsidies Have a Wage Incidence in Wind Power?” (with Robert McComb and Anita R. Schiller). Applied Economics, 2013, 45(28): 3963-3972.


“Geographic Concentration and High-Tech Firm Survival,” (with Robert McComb), Regional Science and Urban Economics. 2012, 42(4): 691-701


“Research Universities and Regional High-Tech Firm Start-up and Exit,” (with Robert McComb.)  Economic Inquiry, 2012, 50(1): 112–130.


“The Effect of Migration on Wages: Evidence from a Natural Experiment,” (with Robert McComb, Young Kyu Moh, Anita R. Schiller, and Andrιs J. Vargas.)  American Economic Review (Papers and Proceedings), 2010, 100 (2): 321-326.



Interdisciplinary Research


“Government Spending and Job Creation at Highway Construction Firms: Evidence from Texas” (with Viplav Saini), Economics Bulletin, December 2014.


“A Hedonic Price Analysis of Hearing Aid Technology” (with Nidhi Thakur and Mengzhi Xie), Applied Economics.  2013, 45(16):  2315-2323.


“An Economic Analysis of Wind Resistant Construction,” (with Jamie B. Kruse, and Daniel Sutter), Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics. (The Journal of the International Association for Wind Engineering), 2009, 97(3-4): 113-119.


“Spatial Dependencies in Wind-related Housing Damage,” (with Jamie B. Kruse, and Yongsheng Wang), Natural Hazards (Journal of the International Society for the Prevention and Mitigation of Natural Hazards.) 2008, 47(3): 317-330.


“Catastrophe-induced Destruction and Reconstruction,” (with Jamie B. Kruse, and Yongsheng Wang), Natural Hazards Review, (Journal of the American Society of Civil Engineers), 2006, 7(1): 19-25.


“Effect of Economy and FDA Intervention on the Hearing Aid Industry,” (with Amyn M. Amlani), American Journal of Audiology, 2005, 14 (1): 1-9.


“Fujita Scale and Dollar Losses: Evidence from May 1999 Oklahoma City Tornado,” (with Jamie B. Kruse, and Yongsheng Wang), in Economics and Wind, Eds. B. T. Ewing and J. B. Kruse, Nova Science Publishing, Inc., 2005






“Industrial Agglomeration and Spatial Persistence of Employment in Software Publishing,” (with George Deltas and Robert McComb.) (Submitted to Research Policy)


“Market Evolution, Bidding Strategies, and Survival of Art Dealers” (with Marina Gertsberg and Rachel Pownall)


“Entry, Exit and Price Competition in UK Restaurants” (with Caroline Elliott and Robert Simmons)


“Contract Modification and Bidding in Highway Procurement Auctions” (with Timothy Dunne, Georgia Kosmopoulou, and Carlos Lamarche)


“An Evaluation of a Bidder Training Program” (with Timothy Hubbard and Georgia Kosmopoulou.)


“Dealer Networks in the World of Art” (with Marina Gertsberg, Georgia Kosmopoulou, and Rachel Pownall)


“Do Localities Benefit from Extraction of Local Natural Resources?” (with Robert P. McComb and Anita R. Schiller) (Status: A revision is coming soon)


“The Environmental Kuznets Curve in Small Geographies” (with Robert P. McComb, Anita R. Schiller, and Aurelie Slechten) (Status: A revision is coming soon)





George Deltas

Timothy Dunne

Marina Gertsberg


Timothy Hubbard

Thomas D. Jeitschko

Georgia Kosmopoulou

Carlos Lamarche

Soon-Cheul Lee

Robert McComb

Young Kyu Moh

Beatrice Pagel

Ronald Peeters

Rachel Pownall

Anita R. Schiller

Andrιs J. Vargas

Leonard Wolk



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