Artem Kuriksha

Artem Kuriksha
Job Market Paper

Illegal Drug Use and Government Policy: Evidence from a Darknet Marketplace

with Priyanka Goonetilleke, Anastasia Karpova, and Peter Meylakhs

You can find the latest version on my website.

This paper uses a unique dataset to estimate a structural model of demand for illegal drug varieties. We use the estimated model to evaluate government policies that target the supply of illegal drugs. 

Other Research

An Economy of Neural Networks: Learning from Heterogeneous Experiences

PIER Working Paper No. 21-027

This paper leverages concepts from deep learning to develop a dynamic model of bounded rationality with heterogeneous agents. The model is used to explain the high share of households with no savings.

Hydra: Lessons from the World’s Largest Darknet Market

with Priyanka Goonetilleke and Alex Knorre

Forthcoming at Criminology & Public Policy

This paper examines the consequences of shutting down drug marketplaces.


Applied Microeconomics, Industrial Organization, Computational Economics



Andrew Shephard

Job Market Candidate Status
2023-2024 job market