Issue 3

September 2002

The Competitive Effects of a New Product Introduction: A Case Study

This paper analyzes the competitive effect of a new product introduction.

Inducing Innovation in the Environmental Technology of Oligopolistic Firms

This paper characterizes environmental regulations which induce polluting Bertrand competitors to invest efficiently in environmental R&D.

Access Pricing under Competition: An Application to Cellular Networks

A new class of access pricing problems is analyzed in which upstream firms compete for customers and access to these customers is required by downstream markets.

Cost–raising Strategies in a Symmetric, Dynamic Duopoly

This paper provides a characterization of the set of dynamic models in which symmetric duopolists have incentives to raise a common cost.

Does a Seller’s eCommerce Reputation Matter? Evidence from eBay Auctions

With internet commerce, a buyer cannot directly examine the product and so must rely upon the accuracy and reliability of the seller in deciding whether and how much to bid.

Retail Strategies on the Web: Price and Non–price Competition in the Online Book Industry

Two conflicting predictions have emerged regarding the effect of low–cost information on price. The first states that all Internet retailers will charge the same low price for mass produced goods.