Business & Policy Initiative
Research that drives change.
The Business and Policy Initiative at Simon Business School fosters high-quality research about the interaction of public policy and business strategy.
Supported in part by The Bradley Center, the initiative is a hub for thought leadership on antitrust and merger policy, financial regulation, monetary and fiscal policy, health care policy, and labor market policy. The initiative seeks to inform public policy by promoting dialogue between researchers, policymakers, industry leaders, students, and alumni.
Jeanine Miklos-Thal, Director of the Business and Policy Initiative at Simon Business School, Introduces this new thought leadership initiative
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Recent policy research at Simon.
- Antitrust and Competition Policy
- Miklos-Thal, Jeanine and Greg Shaffer. (2022): “The economics of dual pricing in vertical agreements,” Concurrences Review, 2-2022, 06194.
- Prager, Elena and Matt Schmitt. (2021): “Employer Consolidation and Wages: Evidence from Hospitals,” American Economic Review, 111(2), 397-427.
- Miklos-Thal, Jeanine and Greg Shaffer. (2021): “Pass-Through as an Economic Tool: On Exogenous Competition, Social Incidence, and Price Discrimination,” Journal of Political Economy, 129(1), 323-335.
- Miklos-Thal, Jeanine and Greg Shaffer. (2021): “Input Price Discrimination by Resale Market,” RAND Journal of Economics, 52(4), 727-757.
- Lu, S., Serfes, K., Wedig, G. and Wu, B. (2021): "Does competition improve service quality? The case of nursing homes where public and private payers coexist," Management Science, 67(12), 6493-6512.
- Ellickson, Paul, Paul L.E. Grieco and Oleksii Khvastunov. (2020): “Measuring Competition in Spatial Retail,” Rand Journal of Economics, 51(1), 189-232.
- Ellickson, Paul, Peter Arcidiacono, Carl Mela and John Singleton (2020): “The Competitive Effects of Entry: Evidence from Supercenter Expansion,” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 12(3), 175-206.
- Miklos-Thal, Jeanine and Catherine Tucker. (2019): “Collusion by Algorithm: Does Better Demand Prediction Facilitate Coordination between Sellers?” Management Science, 65(4), 1552–1561.
- Shaffer, Greg and Zhijun Chen. (2019): “Market-Share Contracts, Exclusive Dealing, and the Integer Problem,” American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 11: 208-242.
- Foros, Øystein, Kind, Hans Jarle and Greg Shaffer. (2017): “Apple’s Agency Model and Most-Favored-Nation Clauses,” Rand Journal of Economics, 48, 673-703.
- Ellickson, Paul. (2015): “Market Structure and Performance,” in James D. Wright (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd Edition, Vol. 14, Oxford: Elsevier. 9211-9216.
- Health Care Policy
- Brickley, J., Lu, S and Wedig, G. (2022): “Are firms with 'deep pockets' more responsive to tort liability? Evidence from nursing homes,” Health Economics, 31(8), 1590-1617.
- Prager, Elena and Matt Schmitt. (2021): “Employer Consolidation and Wages: Evidence from Hospitals,” American Economic Review, 111(2): 397-427.
- Nicole Robitaille, Nina Mazar, Claire Tsai, Avery Haviv, and Elizabeth Hardy. (2021): "Increasing Organ Donor Registrations with Behavioral Interventions: A Large-Scale Field Experiment." Journal of Marketing, 85(3).
- Brickley, J., Lu, S and Wedig, G. (2021). “Five-star ratings and managerial turnover: Evidence from the nursing home industry,” The Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, 37(2), 278-313.
- Prager, Elena. (2020): “Healthcare Demand under Simple Prices: Evidence from Tiered Hospital Networks,” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 12(4): 196-223.
- Brickley, J., Lu, S and Wedig, G. (2017): “Malpractice laws and incentives to shield assets: Evidence from nursing homes,” Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, 14(2), 301-332.
- Financial Regulation
- Orlov Dmitry, Pavel Zryumov and Andrzej Skrzypacz. (forthcoming): “Design of Macro-prudential Stress Tests.” Review of Financial Studies.
- Glode, Vincent, Opp, Christian C., and Sverchkov, Ruslan. (2022): “To Pool or Not to Pool? Security Design in OTC Markets,” Journal of Financial Economics, 145(2), 508-526.
- Kalmenovitz, Joseph. (2021): “Incentivizing Financial Regulators.” The Review of Financial Studies, 34.10, 4745-4784. Glode, Vincent and Opp, Christian C. (2020): “Over-the-Counter vs. Limit-Order Markets: The Role of Traders’ Expertise,” Review of Financial Studies, 33(2), 866–915.
- Jackson, Thomas, James Brickley, Clifford Smith, Charlie Hughes, Joel Tabas and Mark Zupan. (2020): “UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER ROUNDTABLE ON Bankruptcy vs. Bailouts: The Case of General Motors and the U.S. Auto Industry,” Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, 32(1), 58-79.
- Glode, Vincent, Opp, Christian C., and Xingtan Zhang. (2019): “On the Efficiency of Long Intermediation Chains,” Journal of Financial Intermediation, 38, 11-18. Opp, Christian C., “Venture Capital and the Macroeconomy,” Review of Financial Studies, 2019, 32(11): 4387–4446.
- Gofman, Michael. (2017): "Efficiency and stability of a financial architecture with too-interconnected-to-fail institutions." Journal of Financial Economics, 124(1), 113-146.
- Macroeconomic Policy
- Kocherlakota, Narayana, "Stabilization with Fiscal Policy," Journal of Monetary Economics. Forthcoming.
- Kocherlakota, Narayana, "The Unavoidability of Low Inflation-Low Output Traps," Review of Economics Studies. Forthcoming.
- Haddad, Valentin, Alan Moreira, and Tyler Muir. (2021): "When selling becomes viral: Disruptions in debt markets in the COVID-19 crisis and the Fed’s response," The Review of Financial Studies, 34(11), 5309-5351.
- Kocherlakota, Narayana, and Song, Yangwei. (2019): "Public Goods with Ambiguity in Large Economies," Journal of Economic Theory, 182, 218-46
- Kocherlakota, Narayana. (2019): “Practical Policy Evaluation,” Journal of Monetary Economics 102, 29-45.
- Kocherlakota, Narayana. (2019): “The Future of the Zero Lower Bound Problem,” Journal of International Money and Finance, 95, 228-231.
- Kocherlakota, Narayana. (2017) "The Decentralized Central Bank: A Review Essay on The Power and Independence of the Federal Reserve," Journal of Economic Literature, 621-636.
- Moreira, Alan, and Alexi Savov. (2017) "The macroeconomics of shadow banking." The Journal of Finance, 72(6), 2381-2432
- Labor Market policy
- Gray, Colin, Adam Leive, Elena Prager, Kelsey Pukelis, and Mary Zaki. “Employed in a SNAP? The Impact of Work Requirements on Program Participation and Labor Supply,” Forthcoming in American Economic Journal: Economic Policy.
- Eliza Forsythe, Lisa B. Kahn, Fabian Lange, David Wiczer. (2022): “Where have all the workers gone? Recalls, retirements, and reallocation in the COVID recovery,” Labour Economics, 78.
- Prager, Elena and Matt Schmitt. (2021): “Employer Consolidation and Wages: Evidence from Hospitals,” American Economic Review, 111(2): 397-427. Jeffrey Clemens, Lisa B. Kahn, and Jonathan Meer (2021): “Dropouts Need Not Apply? The Minimum Wage and Skill Upgrading,” Journal of Labor Economics, 39(1), 107-149.
- Eliza Forsythe, Lisa B. Kahn, Fabian Lange, David Wiczer (2020): Labor demand in the time of COVID-19: Evidence from vacancy postings and UI claims, Journal of Public Economics, 189.
- Hershbein, Brad, and Lisa B. Kahn. (2018): "Do Recessions Accelerate Routine-Biased Technological Change? Evidence from Vacancy Postings." American Economic Review, 108(7), 1737-72.
- Haltiwanger, John C., Henry R. Hyatt, Lisa B. Kahn, and Erika McEntarfer. (2018): "Cyclical Job Ladders by Firm Size and Firm Wage." American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 10 (2): 52-85.
- David Deming and Lisa B. Kahn. (2018): “Skill Requirements across Firms and Labor Markets: Evidence from Job Postings for Professionals,” Journal of Labor Economics 36(1).
- Campaign Finance
- Primo, David M., and Jeffrey D. Milyo. (2020): “Campaign Finance and American Democracy: What the Public Really Thinks and Why It Matters.” Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.
- Prabhat, Saumya, and David M. Primo. (2019): “Risky Business: Do Disclosure and Shareholder Approval of Corporate Political Contributions Affect Firm Performance?” Business and Politics, 21(2):205-239.
This workshop will bring together a small group of leading Industrial Organization economists to discuss research and current policy topics. Keynote talks will be delivered by Cristina Caffarra, a global thought leader in competition economics who co-founded the CEPR Competition Research Policy Network and formerly led the Competition Team of CRA in Europe, and Joshua Gans, a renowned expert in the field of AI and technology economics from the University of Toronto.
This conference will address pressing questions about to improve the functioning of the modern labor market. This includes who holds market power in labor markets, noncompete agreements, discrimination, and what government can do to improve the functioning of the market. The conference will bring together high-profile academic researchers, former and current government officials, and private-sector representatives.
In addition to research presentations, this conference will include a keynote address by David Weil of Brandeis University, formerly the head of the DOL Wage and Hour Division, and
Rochester Business & Policy Seminar Series
A joint seminar series between Simon Business School and the University of Rochester Economics Department.
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