Sebastien Gay

Dr. Sebastien Gay is a lecturer and a research associate at the University of Chicago Department of Economics. He specializes in applied microeconomics, financial economics, empirical industrial organization, and law and economics.

His latest research focuses on empirical analysis of commercial and residential real estate. In particular, he works on buyers’ affordability, real estate agent marketing expertise, and REITs investment strategies.

Dr. Gay is also a George Mason University School of Law LEC (Law & Economics Center) Privacy Fellow. As a Privacy Fellow, he measures how firms bundle positive news reports with disclosure of a privacy breach. He also works on cyber insurance questions and the effect of disclosure laws consumer welfare. He focuses on economics and behavioral economics of privacy and information security, privacy and security in online social networks, economics of computers and artificial intelligence, and e-commerce.

Dr. Gay has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago. He also holds a Masters in Finance from the ENSAE in France and an MA in Law from Sciences-Po Paris.


Recent News

Dr. Sebastien Gay will present his equity impact of privacy breach paper at the MFA meetings in March 2016.

Dr. Sebastien Gay was the keynote speaker at the IAPP Practical Privacy Series conference on November 17, 2015 in Washington, DC. He talks about privacy issues for the IAPP privacy perspective news.

Dr. Sebastien Gay’s latest working paper on the effect of investors on real estate affordability was presented in October at the Chicago Fed HULM Conference.

Dr. Gay’s presented his paper on equity effect of independent directors at the 10th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies at WashU Law.

Dr. Sebastien Gay talks about the real estate agents marketing expertise with the Boston Globe.

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