Strategy and Business Economics

In the area of Strategy and Business Economics, we research a range of questions concerning the economic and strategic decisions of firms and consumers, as well as the repercussions of these decisions on the welfare of the individual and the welfare of society as a whole.

Amongst others, our research covers the following issues:

  • Competition between firms in oligopolistic markets
  • Control over firms and antitrust policy
  • Health economics and managing healthcare systems
  • Empirical analysis of economic and public policies
  • Competition between platforms and online commerce
  • Crowdfunding
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Technological changes and the effects of networks
  • Consumer decision making
  • Behavioral economics
  • Group decision making

 

Our researchers make use of a broad range of research methods.  In their theoretical studies they use tools from the area of mathematics and game theory.  In their empirical studies they collect and process data on the behavior of firms and consumers. They also design controlled laboratory experiments. They publish their work in the leading journals in the area, participate in international conferences, and even take part in organizing such conferences.

 

Once a week we hold a seminar where leading researchers from Israel and abroad present their work. Once a year, we hold a conference at which we host scholars of international repute to present the latest research in the area.

 

 

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Faculty

 

 

Prof. Yossi Spiegel

Head of Strategy and Business Economics Department

 

 

Prof. Jacob Glazer

 

 

Dr. Itai Atar

 

Dr. Ayala Arad

 

Dr. Yaron Yehezkel

 

 

Dr. Dotan Persitz

 

Dr. David Zvilichovsky

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Publications

 

 

Igal Hendel and Yossi Spiegel, “Small Steps for Workers, a Giant Leap for Productivity,” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 2014, 6(1): 73–90

 

Carlo Cambini and Yossi Spiegel, “Investment and Capital Structure of Partially Private Regulated Firms,”  Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, 2016, Vol. 25(2), 487-515

 

Ayala Arad and Ariel Rubinstein, "The 11-20 Money Request Game: A Level-k Reasoning Study," American Economic Review, 2012, 102(7), 3561-73.

 

Ayala Arad and Ariel Rubinstein, "Strategic Tournaments," American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 2013, 5(4), 31-54.

 

 Itai Ater and Vardit Landsman, ”Do Customers Learn from Experience? Evidence from Retail Banking”. 2013, Management Science, 59(9), 2019 – 2035

 

Itai Ater and Eugene Orlov, “The Effect of the Internet on Performance and Quality: Evidence from the Airline Industry”. 2015, Review of Economics and Statistics 97(1), 180 – 194

 

Hanna Halaburda and Yaron Yehezkel, “The Role of Coordination Bias in Platform Competition”. 2016 Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Vol. 25(2), pp. 274 – 312.

 

David Zvilichovsky, Yael Inbar and Ohad Barzilay, “Playing Both Sides of the Market: Success and Reciprocity on Crowdfunding Platforms”. 2013 Proceedings of the 34th International conference on Information Systems

 

Jacob Glazer and Thomas G. McGuire, "Making Medicare Advantage a Middle-Class Program”. The Journal of Health Economics, 32, 2013, 463– 473.

 

Thomas G. McGuire, Jacob Glazer, Joseph P. Newhouse, Sharon-Lise Normand, Julie Shi, Anna D. Sinaiko, and Samuel Zuvekas, “Integrating Risk Adjustment and Enrollee Premiums in Health Plan Payment”. The Journal of Health Economics, 32, 2013.

 

Jacob Glazer and Ariel Rubinstein, “Complex Questionnaires”. Econometrica, 82, 1529-1541, 2014.

 

Gabrielle Gayer and Dotan Persitz, "Negotiation across Multiple Issues". Theoretical Economics, Vol. 11(3), September 2016, 937-969.

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