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Kevin Williams

Kevin R. Williams

Associate Professor of Economics

Kevin Williams’ research is in the areas of industrial organization and applied microeconomics. Some of his recent research investigates the consumer benefits of increasing product variety due to online retail, the strategies of brick-and-mortar retailers tailoring prices and products to local markets, and the impact of dynamic airline pricing on firm revenue and consumer welfare. Professor Williams obtained his PhD from the University of Minnesota.


  • PhD, University of Minnesota, 2014
  • MA, University of Minnesota, 2011
  • BA, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2009


JUE Insight: Measuring movement and social contact with smartphone data: a real-time application to COVID-19

V. Coulture, J. I. Dingel, A. Green, J. Handbury, and K. R. Williams
Journal of Urban Economics
2022 Article

Working Paper