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Dana, James D.

Overview
Works: 20 works in 35 publications in 1 language and 100 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: HF5415.15, 330.072
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Most widely held works by James D Dana
Product variety and demand uncertainty by Dennis W Carlton( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We show that demand uncertainty leads to vertical product differentiation even when consumers are homogeneous. When a firm anticipates that its inventory or capacity may not be fully utilized, product variety can reduce its expected costs of excess capacity. When the firm offers a continuum of product varieties, the highest quality product has the highest profit margins but the lowest percentage margin, while the lowest quality product has the highest percentage margin but the lowest absolute margin. We derive these results in both a monopoly model and a variety of different competitive models. We conclude with a discussion of empirical predictions together with a brief discussion of supporting evidence available from marketing studies
Expertise and incentives : the structure of attorneys' fees by James D Dana( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designing a private industry : government actions with endogenous market structure by James D Dana( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Equilibrium price dispersion under demand uncertainty : the roles of costly capacity and market structure by James D Dana( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Buyer groups as strategic commitments( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Buyer cooperatives, buyer alliances, and horizontal mergers are often perceived as attempts to increase buyer power. While prior theoretical and empirical work has emphasized that buyer size can increase buyer surplus, I show that even a small group of buyers with heterogeneous preferences can increase price competition among rival sellers by forming a buyer group and committing to buy exclusively from a single seller. The benefit to consumers from this commitment is the same as the benefit from committing to buy from the lowest price firm when they in fact prefer one firm's product. Finally, I suggest that buyer groups may be effective strategic commitments even when the agreement is potentially reversible
Product variety and demand uncertainty( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

We demonstrate that demand uncertainty alone can lead to equilibrium product variety. We consider a simple environment in which when demand is certain, a social planner, a competitive market, and a monopolist would all offer a single product, but when demand is uncertain, a social planner, a competitive market, and a monopolist will all offer vertically differentiated products. When a firm anticipates that its inventory or capacity may not be fully utilized, increasing product variety is efficient because it reduces the expected costs of excess capacity. We find that when the firm offers a continuum of product varieties, the highest quality product has the highest profit margins but the lowest percentage margin, while the lowest quality product has the highest percentage margin but the lowest absolute margin. We derive these results in both a monopoly model and a variety of different competitive models. We conclude with a discussion of empirical predictions together with a brief discussion of supporting evidence available from marketing studies
When is price discrimination profitable?( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

We analyze a model of a quality-constrained monopolist's product line decision that encompasses a variety of important examples of second-degree price discrimination, including intertemporal price discrimination, coupons, advance purchase discounts, versioning of information goods, and damaged goods. We derive necessary and sufficient conditions for price discrimination to be profitable that generalize existing results in the literature. Specifically, we show that when a continuum of product qualities are feasible, price discrimination is profitable if and only if the ratio of the marginal social value from an increase in quality to the total social value of the good is increasing in consumers' willingness to pay. Unlike third-degree price discrimination, we show that second-degree price discrimination may result in a Pareto improvement. However, in general the welfare effects are ambiguous
The organization and scope of agents : regulating multiproduct industries by James D Dana( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

House on Saticoy by James D Dana( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Partial regulation of multiproduct natural monopolies by James D Dana( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Learning in an equilibrium search model by James Dwight Dana( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

On the classification of the Crustacea Grapsoidea by James Dwight Dana( Book )

1 edition published in 1851 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Revenue sharing and vertical control in the video rental market( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Learning and efficiency in a gambling market by James D Dana( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Do tying, bundling, and other purchase restraints increase product quality? by James D Dana( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Competition in price and availability when avalilability is unobservable( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Entry and entry deterrence in a duopoly market( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The 'law of one price' does not hold for monopolists facing uncertain demand by James D Dana( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Bundling and firm reputation by James D Dana( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Bundling and firm reputation by James D Dana( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By bundling experience goods, a manufacturer can more easily maintain a reputation for high quality over time. Formally, we extend Klein and Lefler's (1981) repeated moral hazard model of product quality to consider multi-product firms and imperfect private learning by consumers. When consumers are small, receive imperfect private signals of product quality, and have heterogeneous preferences over available products, then purchasing multiple products from the same firm makes consumers more effective monitors of the firm's behavior. These consumers observe more signals of firm behavior and detect shirking with a higher probability, which creates stronger incentives for the firm to produce high quality products. By constraining all of the firm's consumers to use more effective monitoring and punishment strategies, bundling creates an even stronger incentive for a multi-product firm to produce high quality products. The impact of bundling on incentives is even greater when consumers cannot identify which of the goods is responsible for poor overall product performance"--John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics, and Business web site
 
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Alternative Names
Dana, James D. Jr. 1960-

Dana, James D. jun. 1960-

Dana, James Dwight 1960-

Dana, Jim 1960-

Languages
English (34)