[This post presents the paper Helping consumers with a front-of-pack label: numbers or colours? the paper can be downloaded here.] Bad eating habits have negative consequences. We have always known as much. But the rise of obesity in the last decades is impressive and apparently unstoppable. Only a handful of US states had more than… Read More Nutritional labeling: numbers or colors? A new paper
The world is a strange place. Unknown of until recent years, crowdfunding platforms – like Kickstarter or Indiegogo – are making the headlines around the world. Thousands of people are donating money to help artists produce their records, graphic novels, video games; or to allow geeks to produce a tool to transform bananas in a… Read More It’s never too late for (pre)-sales: the dynamics of crowdfunding
Imagine there are three firms in an industry. They sell a homogeneous product (say, internet access): the product of firm 1 is a perfect substitute of the products of firms 2 and 3. Imagine firms can compete only on price. How will the market share depend on the price the firms decide to set? Now,… Read More Price and format competition with consumer confusion (a new paper with Alexia Gaudeul)
The nice people at The Transatlantic have just released online the latest issue of their Economics and Philosophy student journal. I have contributed a short article on the woes of copyright as we know it. It deals with Zombies, Catcher in the Rye, Pride and Prejudice, copyleft, property rights and some experimental evidence. Enjoy!