Zach Brown

Zach Y. Brown
Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Michigan

My research interests are in industrial organization and applied microeconomics. My current work examines issues related to information frictions and competition. I received my PhD in economics from Columbia University.

Mail: 266 Lorch Hall, 611 Tappan Ave., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109




Government Regulation of Industry (Undergraduate)

Winter 2019, Winter 2020, Winter 2021

Industrial Organization II (Ph.D.)

Winter 2019, Winter 2020, Winter 2021


Stan is an open-source probabilistic programming language that is flexible (easy to switch between MLE and MCMC) and fast (utilizes automatic differentiation to compute gradients). Basic examples that can be easily modified are below.

For information about using Stan for time-series models in economics see here.