Issue 1

March 2021
Articles: 

THE IMPACT OF COMPETITION ON INVESTMENT: EVIDENCE FROM CALIFORNIA HOSPITALS

I examine the relationship between bargaining leverage and capital investment using data on California's hospital markets.

Estimating Consumer Inertia in Repeated Choices of Smartphones

In this paper, we use a unique dataset on switching between mobile handsets from a sample of 9,799 subscribers using tariffs without handset subsidies from a single mobile operator; the data are captu

Collusion Along the Learning Curve: Theory and Evidence From the Semiconductor Industry

I study the effectiveness of collusion during an international cartel in DRAM, a type of semiconductor characterized by learning‐by‐doing and multiproduct competition.

Asymmetric Cost Pass-Through in Multi-Unit Procurement Auctions: an Experimental Approach

We explore input cost pass-through in multi-unit procurement auctions.

Lump-sum payments and retail services: A relational contracting perspective

How should manufacturers motivate their retailers to provide customer services?

Comparison between uniform tariff and progressive consumption tax in the Chinese automobile industry

This paper studies the protectionist effect of a non-trade policy --- a consumption tax --- compared to that of a tariff on the Chinese automobile market.

Stackelberg Independence

The standard model of sequential capacity choices is the Stackelberg quantity leadership model with linear demand.