Research Conversation with Economics PhD Candidate Daniel Ripperger-Suhler

Daniel Ripperger-Suhler, PhD Candidate in Economics

Enter the Research Conversation with Daniel Ripperger-Suhler

What factors affect the ultimate success of a VC investment?

My research uses two-sided matching to explain the coexistence of exclusive and non-exclusive contracts, and how these contracts affect the probability of success for an enterprise. Both my empirical and theoretical research provide a logic to explain contracting decisions in a variety of markets.

My research offers guidance for government authorities on the effects certain policies may have on various industries at a granular level. It also provides companies with information that can be used when choosing contracting partners. Finally, my theoretical and empirical research both extend the nascent literature on many-to-one two-sided matching in contracting problems.

PhD Candidate


PhD Candidate

Area of Research

Industrial organization with a focus on two-sided matching


Austin, Texas

Fast Fact

I played collegiate soccer at the George Washington University. I am currently training for an Ironman distance triathlon that I aim to complete after I graduate.

PhD Open House Part 1: PhD Overview

PhD Open House Part 2: Q&A Session