Justin M. Rao

Microsoft Research

Researcher

641 Avenue of Americas

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Microsoft Corporation - Microsoft Research - Redmond

Senior Researcher

Building 99

Redmond, WA

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

22

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Scholarly Papers (22)

1.

The Unfavorable Economics of Measuring the Returns to Advertising

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 14 Dec 2013 Last Revised: 19 Sep 2014
Randall A. Lewis and Justin M. Rao
Netflix and Microsoft Research
Downloads 1,684 (3,437)

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advertising, field experiments, causal inference, electronic commerce, return on investment, information

2.

Understanding Emerging Threats to Online Advertising

Boston U. School of Management Research Paper No. 2505643
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 06 Oct 2014 Last Revised: 29 Jun 2016
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Stanford University, Microsoft Research and Questrom School of Business, Boston University
Downloads 473 (24,836)

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e-commerce, privacy, competition, advertising

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Here, There, and Everywhere: Correlated Online Behaviors Can Lead to Overestimates of the Effects of Advertising

Proceedings of the 20th ACM International World Wide Web Conference (WWW20) 2011, pp.157-166.
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 09 Jun 2012
David Reiley, Justin M. Rao and Randall A. Lewis
Pandora, Microsoft Research and Netflix
Downloads 280 (54,426)
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advertising effectiveness, field experiments, browsing behavior, causal inference, selection bias

4.

Fair and Balanced? Quantifying Media Bias through Crowdsourced Content Analysis

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 19 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 11 Mar 2016
Ceren Budak, Sharad Goel and Justin M. Rao
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Stanford University and Microsoft Research
Downloads 243 (14,362)

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media bias, text analysis, crowdsourcing, big data

5.

Filter Bubbles, Echo Chambers, and Online News Consumption

Public Opinion Quarterly, Vol. 80, Special Issue, 2016, pp. 298–320,
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 06 Dec 2013 Last Revised: 27 Jul 2016
Seth Flaxman, Sharad Goel and Justin M. Rao
Department of Statistics, Stanford University and Microsoft Research
Downloads 196 (26,059)

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media economics, information acquisition, media bias, online behavior, big data, confirmation bias

6.

Position Auctions in Practice

Number of pages: 58 Posted: 16 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 31 May 2017
Matt Goldman and Justin M. Rao
Microsoft Corporation - Microsoft Research - Redmond and Microsoft Research
Downloads 180 (68,405)

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Sponsored Search, Mechanism Design, Instrumental Variables

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Optimal Stopping in the NBA: An Empirical Model of the Miami Heat

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 06 Dec 2013 Last Revised: 20 Aug 2014
Matt Goldman and Justin M. Rao
Microsoft Corporation - Microsoft Research - Redmond and Microsoft Research
Downloads 151 (100,679)

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optimal stopping, expertise, lab vs. field, behavioral biases, marginal thinking

8.

The Economics of Spam: Externalities, Market Institutions, and Strategic Games

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 17 May 2012
David Reiley and Justin M. Rao
Pandora and Microsoft Research
Downloads 149 (114,173)

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spam, externalities, email, arms race, screening

9.

Precinct or Prejudice? Understanding Racial Disparities in New York City's Stop-and-Frisk Policy

Annals of Applied Statistics, Vol. 10, No. 1, 365–394, 2016,
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 04 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 02 Apr 2016
Sharad Goel, Justin M. Rao and Ravi Shroff
Stanford University, Microsoft Research and New York University (NYU)
Downloads 84 (90,443)

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stop-and-frisk, profiling, predictive policing

10.

Misperception of Risk and Incentives by Experienced Agents

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 12 May 2014
Matt Goldman and Justin M. Rao
Microsoft Corporation - Microsoft Research - Redmond and Microsoft Research
Downloads 63 (265,004)

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risk, experience, incentives, bias, learning

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The Power of Asking: How Communication Affects Selfishness, Empathy, and Altruism

NBER Working Paper No. w16373
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 20 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 28 Sep 2010
James Andreoni and Justin M. Rao
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and Microsoft Research
Downloads 39 (362,366)
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Measuring the Effects of Advertising: The Digital Frontier

NBER Working Paper No. w19520
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 11 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 02 Dec 2015
Randall A. Lewis, Justin M. Rao and David Reiley
Netflix, Microsoft Research and Pandora
Downloads 31 (318,776)

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A Sharp Test of the Portability of Expertise

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 05 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 06 Jun 2017
Etan Green, Justin M. Rao and David M. Rothschild
Wharton - Operations, Information and Decisions, Microsoft Research and Microsoft Research - NYC
Downloads 13 (155,497)

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expertise, field vs. lab, probabilistic judgment

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Avoiding the Ask: A Field Experiment on Altruism, Empathy, and Charitable Giving

NBER Working Paper No. w17648
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 12 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 14 Dec 2011
James Andreoni, Justin M. Rao and Hannah Trachtman
University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Microsoft Research and Harvard College
Downloads 12 (475,823)
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The Economics of Faith: Using an Apocalyptic Prophecy to Elicit Religious Beliefs in the Field

NBER Working Paper No. w18641
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 22 Dec 2012
University of California, Berkeley - Economic Analysis & Policy Group, Government of the United States of America - Naval Postgraduate School, University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business - Business and Public Policy and Microsoft Research
Downloads 2 (559,631)

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Fair Weather Avoidance: Unpacking Costs and Benefits in Replication of 'Avoiding the Ask'

NBER Working Paper No. w20385
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 18 Aug 2014
Harvard College, University of Alaska Anchorage, University of Alaska Anchorage, University of Alaska Anchorage, University of California, San Diego (UCSD), University of Alaska Anchorage and Microsoft Research
Downloads 1 (583,268)

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What Drives Demand for Government-Controlled News in Russia?

Columbia Business School Research Paper No. 17-100
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 12 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 09 Feb 2018
Andrey Simonov and Justin M. Rao
Columbia University - Columbia Business School and Microsoft Research
Downloads 0 (245,434)

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Media Slant, Censorship, Propaganda, Demand for News, Online News, Media Economics

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Firms' Reactions to Public Information on Business Practices: Case of Search Advertising

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 29 May 2016 Last Revised: 25 Feb 2018
Justin M. Rao and Andrey Simonov
Microsoft Research and Columbia University - Columbia Business School
Downloads 0 (340,936)

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information, learning, causal inference, e-commerce, search advertising

19.

Loss Aversion Around a Fixed Reference Point in Highly Experienced Agents

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 21 May 2016 Last Revised: 24 Jun 2017
Matt Goldman and Justin M. Rao
Microsoft Corporation - Microsoft Research - Redmond and Microsoft Research
Downloads 0 (294,273)

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reference dependence, loss aversion, expertise, behavioral economics

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Competition and Crowd-Out for Brand Keywords in Sponsored Search

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 03 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 10 Aug 2017
Andrey Simonov, Chris Nosko and Justin M. Rao
Columbia University - Columbia Business School, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and Microsoft Research
Downloads 0 (88,774)

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sponsored search, competitive advertising, brand advertising, firm behavior

21.

Signaling Smarts? Revealed Preferences for Self and Social Perceptions of Intelligence

Posted: 09 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 22 Apr 2016
T. Clay McManus and Justin M. Rao
Xavier University and Microsoft Research

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Audience effects, signaling, intelligence, image motivation, sorting experiment

22.

A/B Testing

Number of pages: 56 Posted: 12 May 2018
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, Microsoft Corporation, New York University (NYU), Microsoft Research and Microsoft Research
Downloads 121

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A/B Testing, Innovation, Digitization, Randomized Trials, Bandit Problems, Optimal Experimentation