Thursday, September 21, 2017

Empirical Models of Firms and Industries

Aguirregabiria, Victor and Slade, Margaret summarize Empirical Models of Firms and Industries.

ABSTRACT:  We review important developments in Empirical Industrial Organization (IO) over the last three decades. The paper is organized around six topics: collusion, demand, productivity, industry dynamics, inter-firm contracts, and auctions. We present models that are workhorses in empirical IO, and describe applications. For each topic, we discuss at least one empirical application using Canadian data.

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