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* This paper has benefited greatly from many discussions with Meghan Busse and especially Birger Wernerfelt. I also thank four anonymous reviewers, Abstract This paper shows how firms' pricing and communications strategies may be affected by size of the Internet: firms have incentives to facilitate consumer search on the Internet, but only as long as the(More)
Voluntary Standard Setting Organizations (SSOs) use a consensus process to create new compatibility standards. Practitioners have suggested that SSOs are increasingly politicized, and perhaps incapable of producing timely standards. This paper develops a simple model of standard setting committees and tests its predictions using data from the Internet(More)
  • BARRY NALEBUFF, Kyle Bagwell, +6 authors Michael Rior
  • 2004
In this paper we look at the case for bundling in an oligopolistic environment. We show that bundling is a particularly effective entry-deterrent strategy. A company that has market power in two goods, A and B, can, by bundling them together, make it harder for a rival with only one of these goods to enter the market. Bundling allows an incumbent to(More)
We investigate whether car buyers are myopic about future fuel costs. We estimate the e↵ect of gasoline prices on short-run equilibrium prices of cars of di↵erent fuel economies. We then compare the implied changes in willingness-to-pay to the associated changes in expected future gasoline costs for cars of di↵erent fuel economies in order to calculate(More)
The U.S. government, media, and flying public have expressed great concern in recent years over both airline market concentration and flight delays. This study explores potential connections between the two by examining whether the lack of competition on a particular route results in worse on-time performance. Analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of(More)
A firm that knows that cutting price may trigger a price war must weigh present versus future gains and losses when considering such a move. The firm's financial situation can affect how it values such tradeoffs. Using data on 14 major airlines between 1985 and 1992, I test the hypothesis that firms in worse financial condition are more likely to start(More)
A bacteriophage typing scheme for differentiating Listeria isolates from dairy products and various other foodstuffs was developed. Sixteen selected phages isolated from both environmental sources and lysogenic strains were used for typing and, according to their lytic spectra, divided into four groups. Thus far, 41 distinct patterns of lysis were seen when(More)
Federal, state and local governments use a variety of incentives to induce consumer adoption of hybrid-electric vehicles. We study the relative efficacy of state sales tax waivers, income tax credits and non-tax incentives and find that the type of tax incentive offered is as important as the value of the tax incentive. Conditional on value, we find that(More)
  • M Busse
  • 1995
The main categories of selective plating media are reviewed. The selective enrichment media are considered to be of critical importance in salmonella isolation. During the last 10 years Rappaport-Vassiliadis broth has emerged as a new reliable enrichment medium. Likewise motility enrichment is a very promising technique, but will no doubt have its(More)