I am happy to share that my paper "Cost Efficiencies and Upward Pricing Pressure" with Tarun Sabarwal has made Top Ten List at SSRN. The paper is available at the following link: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3322168 Happy reading! #tops #shares #costefficiency #antitrust #antitrustlaw #industrialorganization #mergersandacquisitions #mergers #economics
There are many ways to attempt to answer the question of "What is the optimal size for my business?" Today I will present you with a simple economic model that might help shed light in this conundrum. Suppose you are choosing between three different store fronts: Space x, space y and space z. Individually, they … Continue reading The optimal size to be…
I will be presenting this Friday at The University of Kansas my newest project on "Anticompetitive Effects of Common Ownership on Hospital Prices"
I have just presented my paper Incorporating Cost Efficiencies into Upward Pricing Pressure at the Missouri Valley Economic Association Conference 2017. I received some wonderful feedback and constructive criticism. A special thanks to Prof. Jannett Highfill from Bradley University for her insightful comments. Next presentation will be on November 8th in which I will offer a seminar at The … Continue reading Missouri Valley Economic Association Conference 2017
Limit Pricing is a fascinating yet widely unexplored concept in economics classes. When teaching our students about how monopolists and/or firms with market power make their decision regarding output and prices, it usually follows a simple premise - firms choose the level of output to maximize profits, which occurs where marginal revenue equals marginal cost, … Continue reading Should Antitrust Agencies be Concerned about Limit Pricing?
First clarification I want to make is the understanding that this post isn’t about whether firms should or not maximize profit – which can just as well be the theme for another post. Most Micro and Macroeconomic Theory start from the premise that each firm seeks to maximize profit, which is intuitively sound and can … Continue reading DO FIRMS MAXIMIZE PROFITS?
From the assumptions in the field of Economics, one that is constantly criticized in and outside the field is rationality. Among many things of human existence, perhaps the concept of rationality is just as overrated as consistency (I won't get to my issue with consistency just yet, that's perhaps topic for another post).Rationality subdivides itself … Continue reading Bounded Rationality….We are only humans…