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Competitive Non-Linear Pricing and Contract Variety
Lixin Ye, Jian Shen, Huanxing Yang
We analyze markets with both horizontally and vertically differentiated products under both monopoly and duopoly. In the base model with two consumer types, we identify conditions under which entry...
Barriers to Entry and Competitive Behavior: Evidence from Reforms of Cable Franchising Regulations
Sutirtha Bagchi, Jagadeesh Sivadasan
Between 2005 and 2008, nineteen of the fifty states of the U.S. reformed the franchising process for cable television, significantly easing entry into local markets. Using a difference-in-...
Retail Mergers and Food Prices: Evidence from France
Marie-Laure Allain, Claire Chambolle, Stéphane Turolla, Sofia B. Villas-Boas
This paper analyzes the impact of a merger in the French supermarket industry on food prices. Using consumer panel data, we compare the changes in prices for merging and rival firms in affected and...
Group Consumption and Product Diversity: The Case of Smoking Bans
I study product diversity in the presence of search costs and groups of consumers. Groups with heterogeneous tastes create a leverage effect on competition: a large majority of firms may end up...
Differential Pricing in Intermediate Good Markets
This paper studies differential pricing by an upstream monopolist whose cost to supply the intermediate good differs across buyers in the downstream. It is shown that, different from demand-based...
Effects of Minimum Bid Increments in Internet Auctions: Evidence from a Field Experiment
I study the role of minimum bid increments (MBI) in internet auctions using natural field experiment data from a Finnish online auction site Huuto.net. Internet auctions are typically viewed as...
The Value of Collusion with Endogenous Capacity and Demand Uncertainty
Collusion has often been alleged in industries where long-lived capacity investments are important. This article develops a computational duopoly model with capacity investments, demand shocks and...
Collusion Under Imperfect Monitoring with Asymmetric Firms
Luke Garrod, Matthew Olczak
We explore the effects of asymmetries in capacity constraints on collusion where market demand is uncertain and where firms’ sales and prices are private information. We show that all firms can...
Do Multi-Plant Firms Reduce Misallocation? Evidence from Canadian Manufacturing
Using Canadian plant-level data, this paper shows that, depending on the industry, the differences in the average plant-level productivity and cross-plant allocation of resources between multi-...
The Value of Delegated Quality Control
Alexander E. Saak
This paper studies the case in which a firm delegates quality control to an independent monitor. In a repeated game, consumers’ trust provides incentives to acquire information about whether the good...
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The 2016 meeting of the board (AGM) will take place in London during the CEPR/JIE Applied industrial organization conference (see http://www.cemmap.ac.uk/uploads/cemmap%202015_16/CEPR-JIE%...
Prize for the best theory paper published in 2012-2013
The prize for the best theory paper published in 2012-2013 has been attributed to Markus Reisinger and Monika Schnitzer For their paper "Successive Oligopolies With Differentiated Firms And...
The next AGM will take place during the CEPR/JIE conference next May 20-23 in Zurich.
The Sixteenth CEPR/JIE Conference on Applied Industrial Organization will take place at the university of Zurich during 21‐23 May 2015. The programs of the school and the conference are...
Authors can find under the menu "Guidelines" advice about the type of papers we are likely to publish, instructions to authors when submitting a manuscript, and a checklist for authors of accepted...
Alan Sorenson has stepped down as an editor; the board thanks him for his editorial services. We are happy to report that James Roberts (Duke Economics) will serve as an editor starting in January...
Change of editor
Starting in January 2015, Justin Johnson (Cornell University) will replace Volker Nocke as an editor. Volker statrted his editorship in April 2011.
Prizes for best paper
Starting in 2014, a prize for the best paper published in the last two years will be given every even year for a theory paper and every odd year for an applied/empirical paper.Hence in...
Andrew Sweeting will replace Chad Syverson starting July 2014
Starting in July 2014, Andrew Sweeting (http://public.econ.duke.edu/~atsweet/) will replace Chad Syverson as editor.
New member on the Advisory Council: Ken Hendricks
After many years of service to the journal, both as an editor and a member of the advisory council, Tom Hubbard is stepping down. Our warmest thanks to Tom for these past years spent with us....
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