Empirical Industrial Organization: A Progress Report
NBER Working Paper No. 15786
Issued in February 2010
NBER Program(s): AG CF ED EEE EFG HC HE IO ITI LE LS PE PR
The field of Industrial Organization has made dramatic advances over the last few decades in developing empirical methods for analyzing imperfect competition and the organization of markets. We describe the motivation for these developments and some of the successes. We also discuss the relative emphasis that applied work in the field has placed on economic theory relative to statistical research design, and the possibility that a focus on methodological innovation has crowded out applications. We offer some suggestions about how the field may progress in coming years.
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- Liran Einav & Jonathan Levin, 2010.
"Empirical Industrial Organization: A Progress Report,"
Journal of Economic Perspectives,
American Economic Association, vol. 24(2), pages 145-62, Spring.
- J. Levin & L. Einav., 2012. "Empirical Industrial Organization: A Progress Report," VOPROSY ECONOMIKI, N.P. Redaktsiya zhurnala "Voprosy Economiki", vol. 1.
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