Apple’s Jack and Incumbent Vertical Market Power

  Apple’s controversial decision to remove the universal 3.5mm audio jack from its just-released iPhone 7 has several economic dimensions. All of them are a consequence of Apple’s proprietary architecture (colloquially known as “Steve’s walled garden”) and the extent to which Apple is trying to/able to exercise incumbent vertical market power. How much market power … More Apple’s Jack and Incumbent Vertical Market Power

An Experimental Test of Automated Market Power Mitigation Finds the Procedures Work

Michael Giberson The new International Journal of Industrial Organization is a special issue devoted to experimental analysis. Among the articles is research into automated market power mitigation procedures similar to the rules employed in the New York Independent System Operator. In brief, the authors find that automated conduct- and impact-based screening of offers succeeded in … More An Experimental Test of Automated Market Power Mitigation Finds the Procedures Work