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Dog Eat Dog: Measuring Network Effects Using a Digital Platform Merger

With heated debate over antitrust regulation of online platforms, this study finds that when a larger platform acquired its greatest competitor, users were...

How ‘Small C’ Change Can Beat Large-Scale Rebuilding

Many business leaders are convinced that large-scale change is necessary to bounce back from difficult times. But a professional soccer team's surprise success...

The Political Effects of Immigration: Culture or Economics?

This paper reviews and explains the growing literature focused on the political effects of immigration, and highlights fruitful avenues for future research. When...

Is A/B Testing Effective? Evidence from 35,000 Startups

A/B tests help startup founders capitalize on good ideas—and move on from duds—faster, says research from Rembrand Koning. How can established companies benefit? Source...

Accounting for Product Impact in the Airlines Industry

A systematic methodology for measuring product impact can be applied across a range of industries. Examining two competitor companies in the airlines industry,...

Aggregate Advertising Expenditure in the US Economy: What’s Up? Is It Real?

We analyze total United States advertising spending from 1960 to 2018. In nominal terms, the elasticity of annual advertising outlays with respect to...

Unexpected Exercise Advice for the Super Busy: Ditch the Rigid Routine

Itching to get off the COVID couch? New research by John Beshears bucks conventional wisdom about what it takes to make exercise a...

Using Behavioral Science to Improve Well-Being for Social Workers

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The ESG-Innovation Disconnect: Evidence from Green Patenting

Energy-producing firms are more likely to produce “blockbuster” green patents than other firms. Yet energy firms are excluded from many environmental, social, and...

How Do We Sustain Organization Diversity?

Can workforce diversity take hold without inclusion? James Heskett reflects on one company's high-profile struggle to bring in more Black executives. Source link

The Twofold Effect of Customer Retention in Freemium Settings

Many digital products offer “freemiums”: that is, part of the product for free, often with advertising, and an enhanced customer experience for payment....

Hospital Allocation and Racial Disparities in Health Care

Black Americans experience disparities in health outcomes in the United States relative to other demographic groups. This study of heart attack sufferers over...
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