Predation and Self-Defense: Feedback and Contagion through Distressed Competition

Working Papers

Firms tend to compete on prices more aggressively when they are in financial distress; the intensified competition in turn reduces firms’ profit margins, pushing them further into distress. Competitors’ aggressive pricing reactions could be attributed to both predatory and self-defensive incentives.Read More

Innovation Is the New Competition: Product Portfolio Choices with Product Life Cycles

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The product life cycle, or time path of sales, of many high-tech goods and services is bell-shaped. I show that product life cycles endogenously arise in markets with rapid technological innovations, are heterogeneous across products, and are affected by the level of market competition.Read More