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Digging Deep to Compete: Vertical Integration, Product Market Competition and Prices
This article establishes a causal effect of product market competition on vertical integration. I exploit a hitherto unexplored natural experiment in the U.S. coal mining industry and a unique mine-...
Erratum - this article corrects "On the Consistency of Merger Policy"
Do Low-Price Guarantees Guarantee Low Prices? Evidence from Competition between Amazon and Big-Box Stores
It has long been understood in theory that price-match guarantees can be anticompetitive, but to date, scant empirical evidence is available outside of some narrow markets. This paper broadens the...
Sufficient Decisions in Multi-Sided and Multiproduct Markets
Alexei Alexandrov, Daniel F. Spulber
We show that in many models where firms make multiple decisions, analysis can be made more tractable by re-formulating the model into one in which each firm makes a single choice, which we call a...
Asymmetric Price Effects of Competition
Saul Lach, José L. Moraga-González
When price dispersion is prevalent, a relevant question is what happens to the whole distribution of equilibrium prices when the number of firms changes. Using data from the gasoline market in the...
Stefan Buehler, Daniel Halbheer, Michael Lechner
This paper shows that a firm can use the purchase price and the fine imposed on detected payment evaders to discriminate between unobservable consumer types. Assuming that consumers self-select...
A Note on Quality Disclosure and Competition
Competitive pressure is lower in markets where goods are more differentiated. I analyze how a change in the degree of horizontal product differentiation affects the incentives of duopolists to...
Opportunity Cost Pass-Through from Fossil Fuel Market Prices to Procurement Costs of the U.S. Power Producers
J. Scott Holladay, Yin Chu, Jacob LaRiviere
This paper investigates the transmission of fossil fuel commodity spot market price changes to procurement costs of U.S. power producers. We measure and compare the speed and magnitude with which...
Tying in Two-Sided Markets with Multi-Homing: Corrigendum and Comment
Jay Pil Choi, Bruno Jullien, Yassine Lefouili
We identify two issues in Choi's  paper on tying in two-sided markets published in this Journal, and provide solutions to both of them. First, we point out that the equilibrium in the absence...
Cartel Attributes and Cartel Performance: The Impact of Trade Associations
Robert F. Schuldt, Jason E. Taylor
This paper employs a cartel policy experiment, the National Industrial Recovery Act of 1933, to examine whether industries that have trade associations in place prior to cartelization were better...
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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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