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Alejandro Zentner

Alejandro Zentner

Associate Professor - Naveen Jindal School of Management - The University of Texas at Dallas
SOM 3206
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Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Economics
University of Chicago - 2005
M.A. - Economics
University of Chicago - 2001
M.A. - Economics
Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Argentina - 1999
B.A. - Economics
Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina - 1997

Research Areas

Applied Microeconomics
Intellectual Property
Field Experiments
Public Economics/Political Economy


Measuring the Effect of Music Downloads on Music Purchases. The Journal of Law and Economics. (2006): 63-90 - .
 “Clash of the Titans: Does Internet Use Reduce Television Viewing?,” (with Stan Liebowitz), The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 94(1), pages 234-245, 07, (2012) - .
“Bricks, Clicks, Blockbusters, and Long Tails: How Video Rental Patterns Change as Consumers Move Online,” (with Michael Smith and Cuneyd Kaya), Management Science, 59(11), pp. 2622–2634. - .
“Physical Stores in the Digital Age: How Store Closures Affect Consumer Churn” (with Gonca Soysal and Eric Zheng). Production and Operations Management, 2020 - .
“Role of Monetary Incentives in the Digital and Physical Inter-border Labor Flows,” (with Jing Gong and Kevin Hong), Journal of Management Information Systems , Vol 35 (3) 2019.  - .
The Effect of the Internet on Advertising Expenditures: An Empirical Analysis Using a Panel of Countries,” Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Northwestern University, Volume 21 Number 4, Winter 2012. - .
The $100 Million Nudge: Increasing Tax Compliance of Businesses and the Self-Employed using a Natural Field Experiment (with Justin E. Holz, John List, Marvin Cardoza, and Joaquin Zentner). Becker-Friedman Chicago Institute and NBER working paper 2020. - .
“Internet Effects on Retail Industries?,” (with Michael Smith), Handbook on the Economics of Retailing and Distribution. 2016. - .

News Articles

Economists Say Internet TV Means More Options, Not Viewing Time
The option of watching television online will not influence the amount of time a person spends viewing TV, but it does make the experience more pleasurable, according to a new study from The University of Texas at Dallas. 

“Some media reports predict that because people now have access to watch anything they want, anytime they want, they will spend more time watching TV,” said Dr. Stan Liebowitz, a managerial economics professor in the Naveen Jindal School of Management and one of the study’s authors.