Applied Industrial Organization

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1994-11-01
  • Publisher: Kluwer Academic Pub

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Applied Industrial Organization offers a perspective on the richness of empirical industrial organization studies. Some papers derive empirical implications from theoretical models, but other papers start from empirical evidence and construct a theory. Three major topics are explored: the role of innovation, the evolution of market structure and firms, and the determinations of performance. As the central force of market economies, innovation is the essence of competition and results in changes to market structures. Other forces driving the evolution of markets and firms are also analyzed. Finally, the determinants of profitability are investigated. In particular, characteristics such as price flexibility, successful lenders and monopoly regulation are examined. Contributors include F.M. Scherer, Paul Geroski, John Hey, David Audretsch, Manfred Neumann, among others.

Table of Contents

The Role of Innovation
Lagging Productivity Growth: Measurement, Technology and Shock Effects
Innovation, Profitability and Growth over the Business Cycle
Empirical Evidence on Schumpeterian Hypotheses in Austria
New Experiments in Industrial Organisation
The Evolution of Markets and Firms
Entry, Growth, and Survival: the New Learning on Firm Selection and Industry Evolution
Innovation and Evolution as a Dynamic Game with Rational Behaviour
The Division of Labour and Market Structure
The Evolution of the Vertically Integrated Firm: a Transaction Cost Analysis
Determinants of Performance
Why Did UK Manufacturing Profitability Rise Over the 1980s?
Collusion, Concentration and Profits
Structure-Performance in Banking: an Application to a Typical Universal Banking System
Market Structure and Pricing Behaviour in Austrian Manufacturing
Portfolio Choice, Transactions Costs and Monopoly Power
Private and Public Sector Regulation of Competitively Tendered Contracts
On the Scope of Indirect Regulation of Monopolies in the Presence of Large Entry Cost
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