Research

Refereed Publications

Make and Buy: Outsourcing, Vertical Integration, and Cost Reduction (with M. Riordan), American Economic Journal: Microeconomics (forthcoming)

Auctions with Bid Credits and Resale (with L. Marx), International Journal of Industrial Organization: 55, 2017: 58-90

Club Good Intermediaries (with L. Marx), International Journal of Industrial Organization: 50, 2017:430-459

A general noncentral hypergeometric distribution (with E. Muir and P. Taylor), Communications in Statistics – Theory and Methods, 46(9), 2017: 4579-4598

A long way coming: Designing centralized markets with privately informed buyers and sellers (with L. Marx and T. Wilkening), Journal of Economic Literature 53 (4), 2015: 857 – 97 (lead article)

An Oligopoly Model for Analyzing and Evaluating (Re)-Assingments of Spectrum Licenses (with L. Marx), Review of Industrial Organization: 45(3), 2014: 245 – 273

Market Structure and the Competitive Effects of Vertical Integration (with M. Reisinger), RAND Journal of Economics: 45(3), 2014: 471 – 494 (lead article)

Persuasion, Binary Choice, and Lying Costs (with R. Hodler and D. Rohner) Economics Letters 124 (2), 2014: 195 – 198

Rock-Scissors-Paper and evolutionarily stable strategies, Economics Letters, Volume 118, 2013: 473-474

Sequential Location Games, web appendix (with G. Muehlheusser), RAND Journal of Economics, Volume 42 (4), 2011: 639-663

Chain Stores, Consumer Mobility, and Market Structure (with Y. Schneider), Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Volume 167 (2), 2011: 236-246

Inefficient policies and incumbency advantage, Journal of Public Economics, Volume 94, 2010: 761-767 (with R. Hodler and D. Rohner)

The ABC of complementary products mergers (with S. Anderson and Y. Schneider), Economics Letters, Volume 106, 2010: 212-215

Vertical mergers that eliminate double markups are procompetitive, Economic Bulletin, Volume 4, Number 22, 2008: 1-6

On Cheating, Doping and Whistleblowing (with A. Berentsen and E. Bruegger), European Journal of Political Economy, Volume 24, 2008: 415-436

Learning, public good provision, and the information trap (with A. Berentsen and E. Bruegger), Journal of Public Economics, Volume 92, Issues 5-6, June 2008: 998-1010

Global and Local Players in a Model of Spatial Competition (with G. Muehlheusser), Economics Letters, Volume 98, Number 1, 2008: 100-106

Market Making Oligopoly, Journal of Industrial Economics , Volume L VI, Number 2, 2008: 263-289

Horizontally Differentiated Market Makers, Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Volume 16, Number 4, Winter 2007: 793-825

Other publications

Economics and the efficient allocation of spectrum licenses (with L. Marx), in: Mechanisms and Games for Dynamic Spectrum Access, edited by T. Alpcan, H. Boche, M.L. Honig, and H.V. Poor, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2013

Matching and Economic Design (with G. Artemov and S. Feldmann), Australian Economic Review, 45 (1), 2012: 134-141.

Auctions and Economic Design, (with T. Wilkening), Australian Economic Review, 44 (3), 2011: 347-54.

Working papers

The deficit on each trade in a Vickrey double auction is at least as large as the Walrasian price gap (with C. Mezzetti)

Percentage Fees in Thin Markets: An Optimal Pricing Perspective (with A. Niedermayer)

An Optimal Pricing Theory of Transaction Fees in Thin Markets (with A. Niedermayer)

Location choice and information transmission

Monotonicity, non-participation, and directed search equilibria (with J. Bland)

Multi-Party Competition under Proportional Representation

Some people never learn, rationally (with A. McLennan)

Dominant Strategy, Double Clock Auctions with Estimation-Based Tatonnement (with C. Mezzetti)

Optimal Structure and Dissolution of Partnerships (with C. Wasser)

Asymptotically Optimal Clock Auctions (with L. Marx)

Two-Sided Allocation Problems, Decomposability and the Impossiblity of Efficient Trade (with D. Delacretaz, L. Marx, T. Wilkening)

Optimal Market Thickness and Clearing (with E. Muir and P. Taylor)