Industrial Organization

In economics, industrial organization is a field that builds on the theory of the firm by examining the structure of (and, therefore, the boundaries between) firms and markets. Industrial organization adds real-world complications to the perfectly competitive model, complications such as transaction costs, limited information, and barriers to entry of new firms that may be associated with imperfect competition. It analyzes determinants of firm and market organization and behavior on a continuum between competition and monopoly, including from government actions. There are different approaches to the subject. One approach is descriptive in providing an overview of industrial organization, such as …

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Cato Institute · 26 June 2024 English

Hayek: A Life is the first volume of a definitive biography of one of the last century's most important thinkers, co- authored by Bruce Caldwell, the general editor of Friedrich …

Market Power ■ Miller, Nathan H., 2024, “Industrial Organization and the Rise of Market Power,” working


Cato Institute · 26 June 2024 English

Matt Zwolinski and Miranda Perry Fleischer's Universal Basic Income lives up to its subtitle, What Everyone Needs to Know--or nearly. In 66 short chapters, the book provides a trove of …

Market Power ■ Miller, Nathan H., 2024, “Industrial Organization and the Rise of Market Power,” working


World Bank Group · 26 June 2024 English

This paper studies the performance differentials between privately-owned enterprises and businesses of the state. Businesses of the State (BOS) are firms with 10 percent or more direct or indirect state …

these limitations.13 It builds on the industrial organization literature to classify the economic activities


Cato Institute · 26 June 2024 English

Ban the Box A recurring topic in Working Papers is criminal justice policy innovation. The goal of these policies is to reduce the negative effects of incarceration on subsequent employment. …

Market Power ■ Miller, Nathan H., 2024, “Industrial Organization and the Rise of Market Power,” working


Cato Institute · 26 June 2024 English

II cast my first vote at age 18 in 1997, voting "yes" on a proposal to spend government money on a stadium for Major League Soccer's Columbus Crew. I did …

Market Power ■ Miller, Nathan H., 2024, “Industrial Organization and the Rise of Market Power,” working


Cato Institute · 26 June 2024 English

Fans of economist Milton Friedman--of whom I'm one--should count themselves lucky that Stanford historian Jennifer Burns has written a detailed biography of him. Based on intensive archival research that only …

Market Power ■ Miller, Nathan H., 2024, “Industrial Organization and the Rise of Market Power,” working


Cato Institute · 26 June 2024 English

Agriculture in the developed world has historically benefited from government support in the form of subsidies, price controls, trade protection, and other policies. These result from a political process that …

Market Power ■ Miller, Nathan H., 2024, “Industrial Organization and the Rise of Market Power,” working


World Bank Group · 24 June 2024 English

This paper studies the performance differentials between privately-owned enterprises and businesses of the state. Businesses of the State (BOS) are firms with 10 percent or more direct or indirect state …

these limitations.13 It builds on the industrial organization literature to classify the economic activities


NBER: National Bureau of Economic Research · 21 June 2024 English

Sociologists have shown that “third places” such as neighborhood cafés help people maintain and use their network ties. Do they help local entrepreneurs, for whom networks are important? We examine …

S. and Strange, W.C., 2003. Geography, industrial organization, and agglomeration. Review of Economics


NBER: National Bureau of Economic Research · 21 June 2024 English

Our calculations indicate that currently proposed U.S. policies to reduce pharmaceutical prices, though particularly beneficial for low-income and elderly populations, could dramatically reduce firms’ investment in highly welfare-improving R&D. The …

Perspective on Productivity.” In Handbook of Industrial Organization. Vol. 4, , ed. Kate Ho, Ali Hortacsu and


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