I am an empirical industrial economist who joined the USD faculty in 2018. My active research concerns patenting in the semiconductor industry. My teaching includes introductory and upper-level microeconomics, business analytics, and MBA courses.
Microeconomics, industrial organization, game theory, econometrics, business analytics, managerial economics
Industrial organization, innovation, intellectual property, agglomeration economies, network economics, platform markets
- Ph D, Economics, Purdue University, 2017
- MS, Economics, Purdue University, 2013
- BS, Economics, Carnegie Mellon University, 2011
Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.
- Wai, Sebastian. Software Quality and Backward Compatibility in the Video Game Industry, 545-570. Vol. 49, Iss. 3 Journal of Industrial and Business Economics, 2022. (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40812-022-00224-2)
- Nominee, Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of South Dakota, 2020
- Wai, Sebastian, Patenting in the Early Semiconductor Industry: Data Collection and Trends. Presented at the Missouri Valley Economics Association Annual Conference, Online. (October 15, 2021)
- Wai, Sebastian, Teaching Computer Programming in Business and Economics Courses. Presented at the Missouri Valley Economics Association Annual Conference, Online. (October 15, 2021)
- Wai, Sebastian, Inventor Mobility, Spillovers, and Trends in the Early Semiconductor Industry. Presented at the Missouri Valley Economics Association Annual Conference, Kansas City, MO. (October 12, 2019)