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PhD in Management


Richard Grice

PhD Student in Marketing


Additional Information


Year of entry : 2018

Richard is a PhD candidate in Marketing Science at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France, and a Job Market Candidate in 2023. His research interests lie at the intersection of quantitative marketing and industrial organisation, and he makes use of both analytical and empirical methods. More specifically, his research focuses on the network structure of retail competition and its implications for strategic decision-making and pricing. In his job market paper, he uses high-frequency price data from Australian gasoline stations to estimate the network structure of station competition and study how it mediates the propagation of prices across a market.

Prior to graduate school Richard worked as an economic consultant in Sydney with HoustonKemp Economists, Charles River Associates and Endgame Economics. In these positions Richard provided advice on the regulation of natural monopolies, particularly those arising in the electricity and gas sectors, and produced analyses supporting expert testimony in litigation. His analysis has been relied upon in matters before Australian state and federal courts, and in dispute settlement proceedings before the World Trade Organisation.

Richard holds an MA in Economics from the University of Rochester, where he completed the applied economics field of an Economics PhD before moving to INSEAD. He has also been awarded First Class Honours in Economics by the University of New South Wales, and has a combined Bachelors of Economics and Commerce from the University of Western Australia.

Research Interests : Quantitative Marketing | Empirical & Behavioural Industrial Organisation | Market Structure & Competition | Pricing | Economic Networks & Complexity

Current Research

Algorithmic Pricing and Network Competition: Evidence from Retail Gasoline Markets
Job Market Paper | with Maria Ana Vitorino

Mutual Fund Market Structure and Company Fee Competition: Theory and Evidence
Working Paper (SSRN: 4449026) | with Ahmed Guecioueur

Chain-Linked Markets
Working Paper

Conference Presentations

Trans-Atlantic Doctoral Conference (London Business School), May 2023

8th NSF Network Science and Economics Conference (Virginia Tech), March 2023

11th Wharton-INSEAD Alliance Doctoral Conference (Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania), October 2022

43rd ISMS Marketing Science Conference (Simon Business School, University of Rochester), June 2021

Trans-Atlantic Doctoral Conference (London Business School), May 2021

8th Wharton-INSEAD Alliance Doctoral Consortium (Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania), October 2019


Master of Management Science, INSEAD, 2020

Master of Arts in Economics, University of Rochester, 2018

Bachelor of Economics (Honours Class I), University of New South Wales (UNSW), 2014

Combined Bachelors of Economics and Commerce, University of Western Australia (UWA), 2013