El Hadi Caoui

Department of Management, UTM
3359 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, Canada

Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
105 St. George Street, Toronto, Canada

Email: elhadi.caoui at rotman.utoronto.ca

El Hadi Caoui

I am an Assistant Professor of Strategic Management at the University of Toronto, appointed at the Department of Management (University of Toronto Mississauga), and cross-appointed at the Rotman School of Management.

My research is concerned with applied problems in Industrial Organization. I combine methods from econometrics and game theory to study firms' strategic choices (entry, location, innovation, pricing) in dynamic environments, and how these choices affect long-run market structure and welfare. I am also interested in auction and procurement markets and competition policy.

How to pronounce my last name? Sa-wee. The short version of my first name is "Hadi."

publications & working papers
  • The Impact of Dollar Store Expansion on Local Market Structure and Food Access (with Brett Hollenbeck and Matthew Osborne)
    Abstract   |    Download (Last updated: Jan 2023)   |    SSRN
  • Secret Reserve Prices by Uninformed Sellers (with Pasha Andreyanov) - Quantitative Economics, 13(3), 1203-1256, 2022
    Abstract   |    Download (Last updated: Feb 2022)   |    SSRN
  • Estimating the Costs of Standardization: Evidence from the Movie Industry - Review of Economic Studies, 90(2), 597–633, 2023
    Abstract   |    Download (Last updated: Mar 2022)   |    Online Appendix
  • A Study of Umbrella Damages from Bid-Rigging - Journal of Law and Economics, 65(2), 239-277, 2022
    Young Economists' Essay Award - EARIE 2019
    Abstract   |    Download (Last updated: Feb 2021)

work in progress
  • Network Diversity, Market Entry, and the Global Internet Backbone with Andrew Steck
  • Consumer Demand with Social Influences with Chiara Farronato, John J. Horton, and Robert Schultz
  • Entry and Synergies in Sequential Multi-Object Auctions with Renato Giroldo