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Does Organizational Form Drive Competition? Evidence from Coffee Retailing

Brian Adams, Joshua Gans, Richard Hayes, Ryan Lampe

NBER Working Paper No. 22548
Issued in August 2016

---- Acknowledgements ----

We wish to thank Chamath De Silva, Kimberly Jin, Alexandra Knight, Nicholas Kozeniauskas, Rachael Meager, Nguyen Nguyen, and Suphanit Piyapromdee for research assistance. Thanks to John Asker, Avi Goldfarb, Heski Bar Isaac, Mara Lederman, and Joel Waldfogel for helpful discussions. Special thanks to Eric Fischer for providing data on Flickr photo uploads. All errors are our own. Lampe acknowledges research support from DePaul University. All views expressed in this paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, or the National Bureau of Economic Research.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Joshua Gans ----

I have consulted for Core Economic Research during the course of this project. However, none of the topics upon which I have been remunerated have impacted on or are related to this research.

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