Publications

23. "Optimal product differentiation in a circular model" (with Qiang Gong and Yi Zhang), Journal of Economics 119(3), 219-252 (2016). SSRN,   Springer.

22. "Price Discrimination with Varying Qualities of Information" (with Jie Shuai), B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy (Topics) 16(2), 1093-1121 (2016). SSRN,   De Gruyter.

21. "Customer poaching and coupon trading," (with Georgia Kosmopoulou and Jie Shuai), Journal of Economics 118(3), 219-238 (2016). SSRN,   Springer,   Extensions.

20. "Market Foreclosure and the Welfare Impacts of Price Discrimination," Economics Bulletin 36 (1), 337-348 (2016). SSRN,   Access Econ.

19. "Reverse pricing and revenue sharing in a vertical market" (with Jie Shuai), Managerial and Decision Economics 36(5), 299-313 (2015). SSRN,   Wiley.

18. "Private and Social Incentives for Vertical Contract Disclosure" (with X. Henry Wang), Managerial and Decision Economics 35(8), 567-573 (2014). SSRN,   Wiley.

17. "Is the Effect of Competition on Price Dispersion Non-Monotonic? Evidence from the U.S. Airline Industry" (with Mian Dai and Konstantinos Serfes), Review of Economics and Statistics 96(1), 161-170 (2014). SSRN,   MIT Press Journals.

16. "Multi-Dimensional Price Discrimination" (with Jie Shuai), International Journal of Industrial Organization 31, 417-428 (2013). SSRN,   ScienceDirect.

15."Price discrimination in two-sided markets" (with Konstantinos Serfes), Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, v22, n4, 768-786 (2013). SSRN,   Wiley.

14. "Tacit Collusion with Low-Price Guarantees," Manchester School 81(5), 828-854 (2013). SSRN ,   Wiley.

13. "Where Do New Economics Ph.D.S Go? Evidence from Recent Initial Job Placements" (with Sherrilyn Billger and Susan Chen), Journal of Labor Research 34(2), 312-338 (2013). SSRN,   IZA,   Springer.

12. "Information Markets, Product Markets, and Vertical Merger" (with Susan Chen), Journal of Economics and Finance, v37, 33-61 (2013). SSRN,   Springer.

11. "The Effect of Most-Favored Customer Clauses on Prices," (with Susan Chen), Journal of Industrial Economics, v59, 343-371 (lead article), 2011. SSRN,   Wiley.

10. "Loyalty Rewards Facilitate Tacit Collusion" (with Yuk-fai Fong), Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, v20, 739-775 (2011). SSRN,   Wiley.

            Featured in "Membership Has Its Punishments," Kellogg Insight, January 2010, and reprinted in Morningstar, January 4, 2010.

9. "Consumer sorting of vertically differentiated goods," (with Peyton Ferrier), Economics Letters, v109, 11-13 (2010). SSRN,   ScienceDirect.

8. "Third-degree price discrimination," (with Konstantinos Serfes), Journal of Industrial Organization Education Vol. 5: Iss. 1, Article 5 (2010). De Gruyter.

7. "Pricing-to-market: Price discrimination or product differentiation?" (with Nathalie Lavoie), American Journal of Agricultural Economics, v89, 571-581 (2007). SSRN,   Oxford Journals.

6. "Product customization," (with Dan Bernhardt and Konstantinos Serfes), European Economic Review, v51, 1396-1422 (2007). SSRN,   ScienceDirect.

5. "Market segmentation and collusive behavior," (with Konstantinos Serfes), International Journal of Industrial Organization, v25, 355-378 (2007). SSRN,   ScienceDirect.

4. "Customer information sharing among rival firms" (with Konstantinos Serfes), European Economic Review, v50, 1571-1600 (2006). SSRN,   ScienceDirect.

3. "Imperfect price discrimination, market structure and efficiency" (with Konstantinos Serfes), Canadian Journal of Economics, v38, 1191-1203 (2005). SSRN,   JSTOR.

2. "Imperfect Price Discrimination in a Vertical Differentiation Model" (with Konstantinos Serfes), International Journal of Industrial Organization, v23, 341-354 (2005).

1. "Quality of information and oligopolistic price discrimination" (with Konstantinos Serfes), Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, v13, n4, 671-702 (2004).


Working papers by topic


Labor market

"Gender Gap in Tenure & Promotion: Evidence from the Economics Ph.D. Class of 2008" (with Susan Chen and Myongjin Kim), February 2017.

            Covered in Inside Higher Ed, Marginal Revolution.


Two-sided markets

"The impact of multi-homing in a ride-hailing market" (with Oksana Loginova and X. Henry Wang), May 2017.

"Strategic Agents and Vertical Relationship in Media Markets" (with Ji Gu and Daniel Nedelescu), January 2017.

"Competing with Complementors: An Empirical Look at Amazon.com" (with Feng Zhu), April 2015. SSRN, HBS Working Paper.

            Featured in "When Platforms Attack," Harvard Business Review, October 2015.

"Trueview ads" (with Jie Shuai), December 2014.

Airline industry

"When Do Firms Offer Higher Product Quality? Evidence from the Allocation of Inflight Amenities" (with Myongjin Kim and Nicholas Rupp), November 2016.

Product Differentiation and Pricing

"Behavior-Based Price Discrimination in a Multi-Dimensional Preferences Market," (with Rosa Branca Esteves and Jie Shuai), March 2016. SSRN,   NIPE WP.

            Best Paper Award at the International Workshop on Innovation and Industrial Economics, June 2016, Nanjing University, China.

"On Multi-dimensional Product Differentiation with Non-uniform Distribution" (with Jie Shuai), December 2015. Online Appendix.


Older working papers

"'Showrooming' and Price-Matching Guarantee," May 2013.

"How (Not) to Price Discriminate" (with Jie Shuai), January 2012.

"Price levels, Price Dynamics, and Low-Price Guarantees," (with Susan Chen).

"Efficiency, Welfare and Ownership of Private Information," (with Konstantinos Serfes), March 2009.