Pavitra Govindan is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Utah. She graduated with a Ph.D. in Economics from Brown University in May 2018. Her research interests include experimental and behavioral economics, development economics and applied game theory. Her research has focused on the effect of formal rules on social norm change and behavioral change. She is now expanding her expertise in social norms to study gender.

By this expert

The Mythology of Horizontal Merger Efficiencies

Article | Aug 31, 2023

Economists had to distort economic theory to fashion their merger “efficiency” arguments

The Horizontal Merger Efficiency Fallacy

Paper Working Paper | | Aug 2023

By permitting business definitions of “efficiency” to leak over into the antitrust lexicon, antitrust scholars have done a great disservice