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High Discounts and High Competition

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We develop a general-equilibrium asset-pricing model with dynamic games of price competition. Price war risks arise endogenously from declines in long-run growth as firms’ incentive to undercut prices grows stronger with a worse growth outlook. Read More

Physician-Industry Interactions: Persuasion and Welfare

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In markets where consumers seek expert advice regarding purchases, firms seek to influence experts, raising concerns about biased advice. We combine a model of supply and demand with a local instrumental variables strategy based on regional spillovers from academic medical center conflict-of-interest policies. Read More

When the Wind of Change Blows, Build Batteries? Optimal Renewable Generation and Energy Storage Investments

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Renewables have become the cheapest energy sources in most of the world but their generation remains variable and difficult to predict. However, recent technology advances have rendered large-scale electricity storage economically viable, thus mitigating the renewable intermittency issue and enabling combinations of e.g. wind and batteries to replace fossil fuel power plants. Read More

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