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October 1, 2008

When Does Coordination Require Centralization?

Contrary to expectations, decentralization might be the best strategy when the need for coordination among divisions is paramount

August 1, 2008

Own-Brand and Cross-Brand Retail Pass-Through

How much of a manufacturer’s promotional pricing gets passed through to the end customers?

July 1, 2008

Professional Forecasters

Innocent until proven strategic

July 1, 2008

The Price of Advice

Why do consultants charge fees depending on their clients’ decisions?

June 1, 2008

Meeting Strangers and Friends of Friends

How random are social networks?

April 1, 2008

Concrete Threats

Inferring market power under the threat of entry

April 1, 2008

A Borderline Question

The economics of immigration

February 1, 2008

Playing Well Together

The ability to share information about economic opportunities motivates firms to expand their boundaries

February 1, 2008

When Should a Firm Decentralize?

Corporate features can determine your organization’s design

January 1, 2008

Big Fish, Little Fish—Choose Your Pond

Company size, organizational design, and market structure correlate with executive salaries

December 1, 2007

Are Reservations Recommended?

Offering reservations is costly to restaurants, but they can be beneficial in some cases

November 1, 2007

Nobel Designs

Understanding mechanism design

October 5, 2007

The Value of a Cabinet Position

In a world where not all ministries are equal, the composition of Japanese cabinets reflects the relative bargaining power of political actors

August 1, 2007

Does Location Matter for the Adoption of Internet Technologies in Business?

E-mail is everywhere, but advanced Internet technologies are adopted mostly within establishments in urban-based companies

June 7, 2007

“Acting White” or Just Acting Rationally?

Social pressures to fit in can explain the black–white educational achievement gap

June 6, 2007

Tax Incentives and the City

Are cities wise to use tax incentives to compete for companies?

June 1, 2007

Do Leaders Matter?

The sudden death of a president can trigger sweeping, unexpected changes in a nation’s economy

May 1, 2007

Are Healthcare “Report Cards” Good for Patients?

More information may not always be better

April 30, 2007

Uncertainty and Independence

The Effect of Risk on Franchising

April 15, 2007

Healthcare Gets a Check-up

Examining the diseased economics of U.S. healthcare

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