Bradley Shapiro studies empirical industrial organization and applied microeconomics. His research has largely focused on the pharmaceutical industry, with the goal of informing both firm strategy and public policy. His interests also extend to advertising, marketing in the health care sector, and organizational economics. He is especially interested in causal identification using natural experiments and regression discontinuity designs in quantitative marketing contexts. In recent research, he uses the discrete borders of television markets to identify the impact of advertising on demand in the antidepressant market. In other research, Shapiro and his co-authors study how public policy in effect around the time of patent expiration affects competition in pharmaceutical markets.
Shapiro was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, and was named a Beatrice Foods Company Faculty Scholar for 2014–15.
Shapiro earned a PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior degrees include an MS in mathematics, a BS in mathematics, and a BA in economics, all from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Shapiro is also a certified private pilot.
Shapiro joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2014.