Competition's New Clothes: 20 Short Cases on Rivalry Between Firms

Author:   Francois Leveque
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press
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9781108461917


Pages:   220
Publication Date:   07 February 2019
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Author:   Francois Leveque
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 15.10cm , Height: 1.10cm , Length: 22.80cm
Weight:   0.370kg
ISBN:  

9781108461917


ISBN 10:   1108461913
Pages:   220
Publication Date:   07 February 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Tertiary & Higher Education ,  Professional & Vocational
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Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Competition and Market: 1. Three ski lessons for budding economists; 2. Containers conquering the world; 3. Casinos and one-armed bandits; 4. The great game of international gas; 5. The glamorous shipping market; 6. Intermezzo: the Earth is not that flat; Part II. Competition and Differentiation: 7. Coca-Cola versus Pepsi: the war is over; 8. A cruise in a gilded cage; 9. Lego's winning game; 10. Breakfast cereals invading space; 11. Four wine-economics tasting sessions; 12. Intermezzo: no end of differentiation; Part III. Competition and Innovation: 13. Uberizing the razor; 14. Coaches, BlaBlaCar and trains; 15. Apple versus Google, season one; 16. Apple versus Google, season two; 17. Super Mario can die, but like Nintendo he has several lives; 18. Intermezzo, on a theme of disruptive innovation; Part IV. Competition and Redistribution: 19. Bidding for soccer TV rights; 20. For and against fixed retail book prices; 21. Gyms running on empty; 22. Phantom economics at the opera; 23. Uber, or forget about taxis and drivers for a while; 24. Intermezzo on the redistributive effects of competition; Conclusion. The changing face of competition today.

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Advance praise: 'What has economics to say about skis, shipping, soccer and cereals? A great deal, as Leveque shows in this addictively appealing book. Leveque draws on the brilliant insights and evidence that leading economists studying industries and markets have amassed over the past forty years to lay out the various workings of competition in different industries. Falling transport costs, innovation and the digital revolution have transformed the world of industry and commerce. This book may do for industrial organization what Freakonomics did for the economics of the 'Hidden Side of Everything'.' David Newbury, Emeritus Professor and Director of The Energy Policy Research Group (EPRG), University of Cambridge Advance praise: 'Through a variety of beautifully crafted and comprehensively documented case-studies, Francois Leveque illuminates the theory of market competition and proves wrong all those who claim that economics is a dismal science. Competition's New Clothes is a must-read for anyone interested in the inner workings of modern markets, and an ideal companion book for the teaching of microeconomics, business economics and industrial organization.' Paul Belleflamme, Universite catholique de Louvain Advance praise: 'An extremely engaging book that teaches almost everything you would want to know about competition and markets through the use of a diverse set of real world 'stories'. Perfect competition, to monopolist competition, to oligopoly, to monopoly, to innovation. Stories about casinos, toys, wine, breakfast cereals, soccer, ride hailing services, and more. The book is hard to put down which is saying something about n book about microeconomics.' Paul L. Joskow, Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics, Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology `What has economics to say about skis, shipping, soccer and cereals? A great deal, as Leveque shows in this addictively appealing book. Leveque draws on the brilliant insights and evidence that leading economists studying industries and markets have amassed over the past forty years to lay out the various workings of competition in different industries. Falling transport costs, innovation and the digital revolution have transformed the world of industry and commerce. This book may do for industrial organization what Freakonomics did for the economics of the `Hidden Side of Everything'.' David Newbury, Emeritus Professor and Director of The Energy Policy Research Group (EPRG), University of Cambridge `Through a variety of beautifully crafted and comprehensively documented case-studies, Francois Leveque illuminates the theory of market competition and proves wrong all those who claim that economics is a dismal science. Competition's New Clothes is a must-read for anyone interested in the inner workings of modern markets, and an ideal companion book for the teaching of microeconomics, business economics and industrial organization.' Paul Belleflamme, Universite catholique de Louvain `An extremely engaging book that teaches almost everything you would want to know about competition and markets through the use of a diverse set of real world `stories'. Perfect competition, to monopolist competition, to oligopoly, to monopoly, to innovation. Stories about casinos, toys, wine, breakfast cereals, soccer, ride hailing services, and more. The book is hard to put down which is saying something about n book about microeconomics.' Paul L. Joskow, Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics, Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


What has economics to say about skis, shipping, soccer and cereals? A great deal, as Leveque shows in this addictively appealing book. Leveque draws on the brilliant insights and evidence that leading economists studying industries and markets have amassed over the past 40 years to lay out the various workings of competition in different industries. Falling transport costs, innovation and the digital revolution have transformed the world of industry and commerce. This book may do for Industrial Organization what Freakonomics did for the economics of the Hidden Side of Everything . David Newbury, Emeritus Professor and Director of The Energy Policy Research Group (EPRG), University of Cambridge Through a variety of beautifully crafted and comprehensively documented case-studies, Francois Leveque illuminates the theory of market competition and proves wrong all those who claim that economics is a dismal science. Competition's New Clothes is a must-read for anyone interested in the inner workings of modern markets, and an ideal companion book for the teaching of microeconomics, business economics and industrial organization. Paul Belleflamme, Professor of Economics, Universite catholique de Louvain An extremely engaging book that teaches almost everything you would want to know about competition and markets through the use of a diverse set of real world stories. Perfect competition, to monopolist competition, to oligopoly, to monopoly, to innovation. Stories about casinos, toys, wine, breakfast cereals, soccer, ride hailing services, and more. The book is hard to put down which is saying something about n book about microeconomics. Paul L. Joskow, Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics, Emeritus, MIT


Advance praise: 'What has economics to say about skis, shipping, soccer and cereals? A great deal, as Leveque shows in this addictively appealing book. Leveque draws on the brilliant insights and evidence that leading economists studying industries and markets have amassed over the past forty years to lay out the various workings of competition in different industries. Falling transport costs, innovation and the digital revolution have transformed the world of industry and commerce. This book may do for industrial organization what Freakonomics did for the economics of the 'Hidden Side of Everything'.' David Newbury, Emeritus Professor and Director of The Energy Policy Research Group (EPRG), University of Cambridge Advance praise: 'Through a variety of beautifully crafted and comprehensively documented case-studies, Francois Leveque illuminates the theory of market competition and proves wrong all those who claim that economics is a dismal science. Competition's New Clothes is a must-read for anyone interested in the inner workings of modern markets, and an ideal companion book for the teaching of microeconomics, business economics and industrial organization.' Paul Belleflamme, Universite catholique de Louvain Advance praise: 'An extremely engaging book that teaches almost everything you would want to know about competition and markets through the use of a diverse set of real world 'stories'. Perfect competition, to monopolist competition, to oligopoly, to monopoly, to innovation. Stories about casinos, toys, wine, breakfast cereals, soccer, ride hailing services, and more. The book is hard to put down which is saying something about n book about microeconomics.' Paul L. Joskow, Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics, Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Advance praise: `What has economics to say about skis, shipping, soccer and cereals? A great deal, as Leveque shows in this addictively appealing book. Leveque draws on the brilliant insights and evidence that leading economists studying industries and markets have amassed over the past forty years to lay out the various workings of competition in different industries. Falling transport costs, innovation and the digital revolution have transformed the world of industry and commerce. This book may do for industrial organization what Freakonomics did for the economics of the `Hidden Side of Everything'.' David Newbury, Emeritus Professor and Director of The Energy Policy Research Group (EPRG), University of Cambridge Advance praise: `Through a variety of beautifully crafted and comprehensively documented case-studies, Francois Leveque illuminates the theory of market competition and proves wrong all those who claim that economics is a dismal science. Competition's New Clothes is a must-read for anyone interested in the inner workings of modern markets, and an ideal companion book for the teaching of microeconomics, business economics and industrial organization.' Paul Belleflamme, Universite catholique de Louvain Advance praise: `An extremely engaging book that teaches almost everything you would want to know about competition and markets through the use of a diverse set of real world `stories'. Perfect competition, to monopolist competition, to oligopoly, to monopoly, to innovation. Stories about casinos, toys, wine, breakfast cereals, soccer, ride hailing services, and more. The book is hard to put down which is saying something about n book about microeconomics.' Paul L. Joskow, Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics, Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Advance praise: 'What has economics to say about skis, shipping, soccer and cereals? A great deal, as Leveque shows in this addictively appealing book. Leveque draws on the brilliant insights and evidence that leading economists studying industries and markets have amassed over the past forty years to lay out the various workings of competition in different industries. Falling transport costs, innovation and the digital revolution have transformed the world of industry and commerce. This book may do for industrial organization what Freakonomics did for the economics of the 'Hidden Side of Everything'.' David Newbury, Emeritus Professor and Director of The Energy Policy Research Group (EPRG), University of Cambridge Advance praise: 'Through a variety of beautifully crafted and comprehensively documented case-studies, Francois Leveque illuminates the theory of market competition and proves wrong all those who claim that economics is a dismal science. Competition's New Clothes is a must-read for anyone interested in the inner workings of modern markets, and an ideal companion book for the teaching of microeconomics, business economics and industrial organization.' Paul Belleflamme, Universite catholique de Louvain Advance praise: 'An extremely engaging book that teaches almost everything you would want to know about competition and markets through the use of a diverse set of real world 'stories'. Perfect competition, to monopolist competition, to oligopoly, to monopoly, to innovation. Stories about casinos, toys, wine, breakfast cereals, soccer, ride hailing services, and more. The book is hard to put down which is saying something about n book about microeconomics.' Paul L. Joskow, Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics, Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


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Francois Leveque is Professor of Economics at Mines ParisTech, Universite de recherche Paris Sciences et Lettres. He is also a part-time Professor at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence. He founded Microeconomics, a Paris-based economics consultancy, which has recently joined Deloitte.

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