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    • A soft robust model for optimization under ambiguity 

      Ben-Tal, A; Bertsimas, D; Brown, DB (Operations Research, 2010-07-01)
      In this paper, we propose a framework for robust optimization that relaxes the standard notion of robustness by allowing the decision maker to vary the protection level in a smooth way across the uncertainty set. We apply ...
    • A Strategic Model of Magical Thinking: Axioms and Analysis 

      Sadowski, Philipp; Daley, Brendan (Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID) Working Paper, 2014-09-26)
      This paper seeks to make two contributions. First, we propose and analyze a tractable model of strategic play in which players behave as if their expectations about their opponents' behavior vary with their own choices. ...
    • "Call for prices": Strategic implications of raising consumers' costs 

      Desai, PS; Krishnamoorthy, A; Sainam, P (Marketing Science, 2010-01-01)
      Many consumer durable retailers often do not advertise their prices and instead ask consumers to call them for prices. It is easy to see that this practice increases the consumers' cost of learning the prices of products ...
    • Competing manufacturers in a retail supply chain: On contractual form and coordination 

      Cachon, GP; Kök, AG (Management Science, 2010-03-01)
      It is common for a retailer to sell products from competing manufacturers. How then should the firms manage their contract negotiations? The supply chain coordination literature focuses either on a single manufacturer selling ...
    • Competition and Cooperation in a Two-Stage Supply Chain with Demand Forecasts. 

      Iida, T; Zipkin, PH (Operations Research, 2010)
    • Confidence risk and asset prices 

      Bansal, Ravi; Shaliastovich, I (American Economic Review, 2010-05-01)
    • Credible sales mechanisms and intermediaries 

      McAdams, David; Schwarz, M (American Economic Review, 2007-03-01)
      We consider a seller who faces several buyers and lacks access to an institution to credibly close a sale. If buyers anticipate that the seller may negotiate further, they will prefer to wait before making their best and ...
    • Cross-function and same-function alliances: How does alliance structure affect the behavior of partnering firms? 

      Amaldoss, W; Staelin, R (Management Science, 2010-02-01)
      Firms collaborate to develop and deliver new products. These collaborations vary in terms of the similarity of the competencies that partnering firms bring to the alliance. In same-function alliances, partnering firms have ...
    • Delay as Agenda Setting 

      Anton, James J; Yao, D (Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID) Working Paper, 2012-06-05)
      We examine a multi-issue dynamic decision-making process that involves endogenous commitment. Our primary focus is on actions that impact delay, an extreme form of lack of commitment. Delay is strategically interesting when ...
    • Determinants of Physicians' Fees 

      Sloan, Frank A; Steinwald, A Bruce (Journal of Business, 1974-10)
    • Developing drugs for developing countries. 

      Grabowski, Henry G; Moe, Jeffrey L; Ridley, David Blaine (Health Aff (Millwood), 2006-03)
      Infectious and parasitic diseases create enormous health burdens, but because most of the people suffering from these diseases are poor, little is invested in developing treatments. We propose that developers of treatments ...
    • Do smokers respond to health shocks? 

      Desvousges, WH; Johnson, FR; Sloan, Frank A; Smith, VK; Taylor, DH (Review of Economics and Statistics, 2001-11-01)
      This paper reports the first effort to use data to evaluate how new information, acquired through exogenous health shocks, affects people's longevity expectations. We find that smokers react differently to health shocks ...
    • Does generic entry always increase consumer welfare? 

      Grabowski, Henry G; Guha, R; Ivanova, Z; Lewis, Tracy; Salgado, M; Woodhouse, S (Food Drug Law J, 2012)
      This article examines how the nature of competition between brands in a therapeutic category changes after generic entry and provide a framework for analyzing the effect of generic entry on consumer welfare that takes into ...
    • Does higher hospital cost imply higher quality of care? 

      Chou, SY; Picone, Gabriel A; Sloan, Frank A; Taylor, DH (Review of Economics and Statistics, 2003-02-01)
      This study investigates whether higher input use per stay in the hospital (treatment intensity) and longer length of stay improve outcomes of care. We allow for endogeneity of intensity and length of stay by estimating a ...
    • Dynamic price competition with capacity constraints and a strategic buyer 

      Anton, James J; Biglaiser, G; Vettas, N (International Economic Review, 2014-01-01)
      We analyze a simple dynamic durable good model. Two incumbent sellers and potential entrants choose their capacities at the start of the game. We solve for equilibrium capacity choices and the (necessarily mixed) pricing ...
    • Empiric antibiotic treatment of erythema migrans-like skin lesions as a function of geography: a clinical and cost effectiveness modeling study. 

      Brinkerhoff, RJ; Clemen, Robert T; Lantos, Paul; Wormser, GP (Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis, 2013-12)
      The skin lesion of early Lyme disease, erythema migrans (EM), is so characteristic that routine practice is to treat all such patients with antibiotics. Because other skin lesions may resemble EM, it is not known whether ...
    • Encouraging innovative treatment of neglected diseases through priority review vouchers 

      Grabowski, Henry G; Moe, Jeffrey L; Ridley, David Blaine (Prescribing Cultures and Pharmaceutical Policy in the Asia-Pacific, 2009-09-01)
    • Enhancing activation in the right temporoparietal junction using theta-burst stimulation: Disambiguating between two hypotheses of top-down control of behavioral mimicry. 

      Adcock, Rachel; Chartrand, Tanya; Luber, Bruce; Duffy, Korrina A (PloS one, 2019-01-25)
      Whereas previous research has focused on the role of the rTPJ when consciously inhibiting mimicry, we test the role of the rTPJ on mimicry within a social interaction, during which mimicking occurs nonconsciously. We wanted ...
    • Entry and competition in generic biologics 

      Grabowski, Henry G; Ridley, David Blaine; Schulman, Kevin Alan (Managerial and Decision Economics, 2007-06-01)
      Patents for several blockbuster biological products are expected to expire soon. The Food and Drug Administration is examining whether biologies can and should be treated like pharmaceuticals with regard to generics. In ...
    • Estimation of stochastic volatility models with diagnostics 

      Gallant, A Ronald; Hsiehb, D; Tauchen, George E (Journal of Econometrics, 1997-11-01)
      Efficient method of moments (EMM) is used to fit the standard stochastic volatility model and various extensions to several daily financial time series. EMM matches to the score of a model determined by data analysis called ...