I know Joshua Gans only in the sense that I read his blog, have exchanged a handful of e-mails with him, and have heard him on a radio program or two. Despite that rather weak (non)relationship, he kindly sent me the following in response to my request for leads on bilateral oligopoly theory:
- “A Bargaining Perspective on Strategic Outsourcing and Supply Competition,” (with Catherine de Fontenay), Strategic Management Journal, Vol.29, No.8, August 2008, pp.819-839.
- “Concentration-Based Merger Tests and Vertical Market Structure,” Journal of Law and Economics, Vol.50, No.4, November 2007, pp.661-680.
- “Vertical Integration in the Presence of Upstream Competition,” (with Catherine de Fontenay), RAND Journal of Economics, Vol.36, No.3, 2005, pp.544-572.
Also look up the work of McAfee and Hendricks.I recall that David Dranove also has a paper as does a Matt Grennan at Rotman (Toronto) on health insurance specifically.
Now I feel bad that I haven’t yet read Gans’ book, Parentonomics: An Economist Dad Looks at Parenting. I do think I’d enjoy it. It’s now on my reading list.