Jeremy Fox, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Economics at Rice University and a Baker Institute Rice faculty scholar. He is an economist specializing in the field of empirical industrial organization. His research on innovation studies how venture capitalists and other investors add value to entrepreneurial startups. Fox has studied other innovative industries, including a series of research projects on the mobile phone industry that focuses on how government regulations can affect the geographic coverage areas of mobile phone carriers. Fox’s current research includes studies on corporate executives, advertising, firm productivity and retail banking. His earlier work included a study of automotive suppliers and studies on the labor market. Fox’s research frequently focuses on economic models of relationship formation, also called matching models. He develops econometric methods for estimating such models using data on relationships between firms as well as demand estimation.
Fox previously held tenure-track faculty positions at the University of Chicago and the University of Michigan. He is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research in the Industrial Organization program and an associate editor at the Journal of Econometrics. Fox has received several grants from the National Science Foundation. He received a Ph.D. from Stanford University.