Department of Economics and the College
Brent Hickman has research interests in the areas of applied microeconomic theory, industrial organization, structural econometrics, auctions, and higher education markets. His recent paper “On the Pricing Rule in Electronic Auctions” was published this year by the International Journal of Industrial Organization. He has several papers in progress, including “Effort, Race Gaps, and Affirmative Action: A Game-Theoretic Analysis of College Admissions” and “Effort, Race Gaps, and Affirmative Action: A Structural Policy Analysis of U.S. College Admissions.” His dissertation, “Affirmative Action in College Admissions: Theory and Estimation,” was completed in July 2010.
Hickman is also a referee for several publications, including American Economic Review, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, International Journal of Game Theory, International Journal of Industrial Organization, and Journal of Political Economy.
His awards from the University of Iowa include Outstanding Research Paper Award, Department of Economics (2009); Second Place Paper, Social Sciences and Education Division, at the 11th annual James F. Jakobsen Conference; and Graduate Presidential Fellow, 2005–10.
Hickman received his PhD in economics from the University of Iowa (2010) and a BA in economics and BA in Spanish translation from Brigham Young University, both in 2005.
Hickman joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2010.