The CIORU (Carleton Industrial Organization Research Unit) was an association of Economics faculty with research interests in the field of industrial organization. It no longer exists in any formal sense. The working papers produced under its auspices are listed below by year of publication, some with associated links to PDF files. Anyone wishing to receive hard copies of these papers by mail must make an advance payment of $10.00 per copy in Canadian funds payable to Carleton University.

1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986

1998

Issue Author(s) Title
98-02 Xiguang Liu and A.L. Keith Acheson Assessing Vertical Constraints in Motion Picture Exhibition Contracts
98-01 A.L. Keith Acheson and Christopher J. Maule The Culture of Protection and the Protection of Culture—A Canadian Perspective in 1998

1997

Issue Author(s) Title
97-04 A.L. Keith Acheson Toward Enabling Organizational and Institutional Studies – revised version: Disciplined Stories in the Governance of the New Institutional Economics, Journal of Economic Methodology, Vol. 7, No. 3 (November 2000), pp. 341–371
97-03 Lin Bian and Donald G. McFetridge The Efficiencies Defence in Merger Cases: Implications of Alternate Standards – revised version: The Efficiencies Defence in Merger Cases: Implications of Alternative Standards, Canadian Journal of Economics, Vol. 33, No. 2 (May 2000), pp. 297–318
97-02 A.L. Keith Acheson, Christopher J. Maule, and Elizabet Filleul Cultural Entrepreneurship and the Banff Television Festival – revised version in Journal of Cultural Economics, Vol. 20, No. 4 (December 1996), pp. 321–339
97-01 Zhiqi Chen and Edwin G. West Education as a Positional Good: The Role of Vouchers

1996

Issue Author(s) Title
96-03 A.L. Keith Acheson and Christopher J. Maule Canada’s Cultural Policies: You Can’t Have it Both Ways – revised version in Canadian Foreign Policy, Vol. 4, No. 3 (Winter 1997), pp. 65–82
96-02 Zhiqi Chen and Thomas W. Ross Orders to Supply as Substitutes for Commitments to Aftermarkets – revised version in Canadian Journal of Economics, Vo. 31, No. 5 (November 1998), pp. 1204–1224
96-01 A.L. Keith Acheson and Christopher J. Maule Canada’s Cultural Exemption: Insulator or Lightning rod? – revised version in World Competition, Vol. 20, No. 1 (September 1996), pp. 67–89

1995

Issue Author(s) Title
95-03 A.L. Keith Acheson and Christopher J. Maule International Agreements and Cultural Industries
95-02 A.L. Keith Acheson and Christopher J. Maule Trade Disputes and Canadian Cultural Policies – revised version in Media Policy, National Identity, and Citizenry in Changing Democratic Societies: The Case of Canada, ed. J. Smith, Durham, North Carolina: Canadian Studies Center, Duke University, 1998, pp. 151–165
95-01 Donald G. McFetridge The Prospects for the Efficiency Defence – revised version in Canadian Business Law Journal, Vol. 26, No. 3 (April 1996), pp. 322–357

1994

Issue Author(s) Title
94-07 A.L. Keith Acheson and Christopher J. Maule Understanding Hollywood’s Organization and Continuing Success – revised version in Journal of Cultural Economics, Vol. 18, No. 18 (December 1994), pp. 271–300
94-06 Zhiqi Chen and Thomas W. Ross Refusals to Deal and Orders to Supply in Competitive Markets – revised version in International Journal of Industrial Organization, Vol. 17, No. 3 (April 1999), pp. 399–417
94-05 Aileen J. Thompson and Kenneth McKenzie The Impact of the Capital Gains Exemption on Investment – revised version: The Impact of the Capital Gains Exemption on Capital Markets, Canadian Public Policy, Vol. 21, Suppl. 1 (November 1995), pp. 100–115
94-04 Jeffrey I. Bernstein and Pierre Mohnen International R&D Spillovers Between U.S. and Japanese R&D Intensive Sectors – revised version in Journal of International Economics, Vol. 44, No. 2 (April 1998), pp. 315–338
94-03 Brian Erard and Jonathan S. Feinstein The Role of Moral Sentiments and Audit Perceptions in Tax Compliance – revised version in Public Finance, Vol. 49, Supplement (1994), pp. 70–89
94-02 A.L. Keith Acheson and Christopher J. Maule Risk and the Transfer Cost of a Tax Shelter – revised version in Canadian Tax Journal, Vol. 42, No. 4 (1994), pp. 1082–1099
94-01 A.L. Keith Acheson and Christopher J. Maule Copyright, Contract and NAFTA – revised version: Copyright, Contract, the Cultural Industry and NAFTA, Media, Culture and Free Trade: NAFTA’s Impact on Cultural Industries in Canada and the United States, ed. Emile G. McAnany and Kenton T. Wilkinson, Austin: University of Texas Press, 1996, Ch. 15 (pp. 351–379)

1993

Issue Author(s) Title
93-03 Zhiqi Chen How Low Is a Guaranteed-Lowest-Price? – revised version in Canadian Journal of Economics, Vol. 28, No. 3 (August 1995), pp. 683–701
93-02 A.L. Keith Acheson and Christopher J. Maule International Regimes for Trade, Copyright, and Investment in Film and Television – revised version: International Regimes for Trade, Investment, and Labour Mobility in the Cultural Industries, Canadian Journal of Communication, Vol. 19, No. 3 (1994), pp. 401–421; reprinted in Cultural Development in an Open Economy, ed. Stuart McFadyen, Colin Hoskins, Adam Finn, and Rowland Lorimer, Vancouver: Canadian Journal of Publishing Corporation, 1994; different revised version: Copyright and Trade Regimes Governing Print, Television, and Film, The Cultural Industries in Canada: Problems, Policies and Prospects, ed. Michael Dorland, Toronto: James Lorimer and Company, 1996, Ch. 11 (308–327)
93-01 Zhiqi Chen and Thomas W. Ross Refusals to Deal, Price Discrimination, and Independent Service Organizations – revised version in Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Vol. 2, No. 4 (December 1993), pp. 593–614

1992

Issue Author(s) Title
92-03 Eftichios S. Sartzetakis Emissions Trading Under Imperfect Competition in Both the Emission Permit and the Product Market – revised version: Tradeable Emission Permits Regulations in the Presence of Imperfectly Competitive Product Markets: Welfare Implications, Environmental and Resource Economics, Vol 9, No. 1 (January 1997), pp. 65–81; reprinted in The Implementation and Evolution of Emissions Trading Programs, ed. Tom Tietenberg, Aldershot, England: Ashgate, 2001
92-02 A.L. Keith Acheson and Christopher J. Maule The Business Side of a Television Festival – revised version in Journal of Arts, Management and Law, Vol. 22, No. 2 (Summer 1992), pp. 118–133
92-01 Edwin G. West Priority in the Development of Joint Supply Theory – revised version: Joint Supply Theory before Mill, History of Political Economy, Vol. 26, No. 2 (Summer 1994), pp. 267–278

1991

Issue Author(s) Title
91-04 Russell W. Cooper and Thomas W. Ross Bank Runs: Liquidity and Incentives; also published as NBER Working Paper No. 3921 (November 1991)
91-03 Ashish Lall Economies of Scale, Concavity and Bayesian Inference and Application to Class I Canadian Railways
91-02 Thomas W. Ross On the Vertical Integration of Successive Monopolies – revised version in Review of Industrial Organization, Vol. 7, No. 3-4 (September 1992), pp. 375–383
91-01 Thomas W. Ross Proposals for a New Canadian Competition Law on Conspiracy – revised version in Antitrust Bulletin, Vol. 36, No. 4 (Winter 1991), pp. 851–882

1990

Issue Author(s) Title
90-05 Richard L. Carson Pricing under Monopolistic Competition
90-04 Thomas W. Ross Cartel Stability and Product Differentiation – revised version in International Journal of Industrial Organization, Vol. 10, No. 1 (March 1992), pp. 1–13
90-03 A.L. Keith Acheson and Christopher J. Maule It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time – revised version in Canadian Journal of Communication, Vol. 16, No. 2 (Spring 1991), pp. 263–276
90-02 Christos Constantatos and Stylianos Perrakis Monopoly, Entry, and Market Coverage in a Vertically Differentiated Market (revised and extended version of CIORU 89-08) – revised version: Vertical Differentiation: Entry and Market Coverage with Multiproduct Firms, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Vol. 16, No. 1 (November 1997), pp. 81–103
90-01 Dean Lueck and Douglas W. Allen Will Farmers Pay All Costs in Cropshare Contracts? – revised version: Transaction Costs and the Design of Cropshare Contracts, RAND Journal of Economics, Vol. 24, No. 1 (Spring 1993), pp. 78–100

1989

Issue Author(s) Title
89-14 Aslam H. Anis and Thomas W. Ross Imperfect Competition and Pareto-Improving Strategic Trade Policy – revised version in Journal of International Economics, Vol. 33, No. 3-4 (November 1992), pp. 363–371
89-13 Christos Constantatos and Stylianos Perrakis Vertical Differentiation and Entry Threat in a Natural Duopoly
89-12 A.L. Keith Acheson and Christopher J. Maule The Higgledy-Piggledy Trade Environment for Films and Programs: The Canadian Example – revised version in World Competition, Vol. 13, No. 2 (December 1989), pp. 47–62
89-11 Adil Abdalla, Russell W. Cooper, Douglas V. DeJong, Robert Forsythe, and Thomas W. Ross Forward Induction in Coordination and Battle of the Sexes Games: Some Experimental Results
89-10 Douglas W. Allen and Dean Lueck Contract Choice in Modern Agriculture: Cash Rent versus Cropshare – revised version in Journal of Law and Economics, Vol. 35, No. 2 (October 1992), pp. 397–426
89-09 Fanny Demers and Michel Demers Price Uncertainty, the Competitive Firm, and the Dual Theory of Choice under Risk – revised version in European Economic Review, Vol. 34, No. 6 (September 1990), pp. 1181–1199
89-08 Christos Constantatos and Stylianos Perrakis Monopoly and Market Coverage in a Vertically Differentiated Market
89-07 Russell W. Cooper, Douglas V. DeJong, Robert Forsythe, and Thomas W. Ross Communication in Coordination Games – revised version in Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 107, No. 2 (May 1992), pp. 739–771
89-06 A.L. Keith Acheson and J. Stephen Ferris Organizing Shopping Services: Trends in Canadian Retailing, 1972–87 – revised version: Organising Shopping Services: Trends in Canadian Retailing, 1972–87, Service Industries Journal, Vol. 10, No. 4 (October 1990), pp. 680–699
89-05 A.L. Keith Acheson and Christopher J. Maule Canadian Content Rules: Inescapable Truths or Escapable Myths – revised version: Canadian Content Rules: A Time for Reconsideration, Canadian Public Policy, Vol. 16, No. 3 (September 1990), pp. 284–297
89-04 Douglas W. Allen The Effect of Sharing on the Choice of Spouse – revised version: ‘What Does She See in Him?’: The Effect of Sharing on the Choice of Spouse, Economic Inquiry, Vol. 30, No. 1 (January 1992), pp. 57–67
89-03 Russell W. Cooper, Douglas V. DeJong, Robert Forsythe, and Thomas W. Ross Communication in the Battle of the Sexes Game: Some Experimental Results – revised version in RAND Journal of Economics, Vol. 20, No. 4 (Winter 1989), pp. 568–587
89-02 A.L. Keith Acheson and J. Stephen Ferris Origins of Theories of Organization: The Common Property Root – revised version in Welfare, Property Rights, and Economic Policy: Essays and Tributes in Honour of H. Scott Gordon, ed. Thomas K. Rymes, Ottawa: Carleton University Press, 1991, pp. 39–64
89-01 A.L. Keith Acheson and Christopher J. Maule Trade Policy Responses to New Technology in the Film and Television Industry – revised version in Journal of World Trade, Vol. 23, No. 2 (April 1989), pp. 35–48

1988

Issue Author(s) Title
88-09 Douglas W. Allen What are Transaction Costs Anyway? – revised version: What are Transaction Costs? Research in Law and Economics, Volume 14, ed. Richard O. Zerbe Jr. and Victor P. Goldberg, Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press, 1991, pp. 1–18; longer version: Transaction Costs, Encyclopedia of Law and Economics, Volume 1: The History and Methodology of Law and Economics, ed. Boudewijn Bouchkaert and Gerrit De Geest, Cheltenham, England: Edward Elgar, 2000, pp. 893–926
88-08 Thomas W. Ross Raising an Army: A Positive Theory of Military Recruitment – revised version in Journal of Law and Economics, Vol. 37, No. 1 (April 1994), pp. 109–131
88-07 Jeffrey I. Bernstein Capacity, Exports, and Markups in the Canadian Lumber Industry
88-06 J. Stephen Ferris Time, Space, and Shopping: The Regulation of Shopping Hours – revised version in Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, Vol. 6, No. 1 (Spring 1990), pp. 171–187
88-05 Lorraine Eden Pharmaceuticals in Canada: An Analysis of the Compulsory Licensing Debate – revised version in International Business in Canada: Strategies for Management, ed. Alan M. Rugman, Toronto: Prentice Hall, 1989
88-04 Thomas W. Ross On the Relative Efficiency of Cash Transfers and Subsidies – revised version in Economic Inquiry, Vol. 29, No. 3 (July 1991), pp. 485–496
88-03 Christopher J. Maule and Thomas W. Ross Canada’s New Competition Policy – revised version in George Washington Journal of International Law and Economics, Vol. 23 (1989), pp. 59–109
88-02 John Bigelow, Russell W. Cooper, and Thomas W. Ross Warranties without Commitment to Market Participation – revised version in International Economic Review, Vol. 34, No. 1 (February 1993), pp. 85–100
88-01 Jeffrey I. Bernstein and M. Ishaq Nadiri Interindustry R&D Spillovers, Rates of Return, and Production in High-Tech Industries; also published as NBER Working Paper No. 2554 (December 1988) and in American Economic Review, Vol. 78, No. 2 (May 1988), pp. 429–434

1987

Issue Author(s) Title
87-06 A.L. Keith Acheson Power Steering the Canadian Automotive Industry: The Auto Pact and Political Exchange – revised version together with CIORU 87-05: Power Steering the Canadian Automotive Industry: The 1965 Canada-USA Auto Pact and Political Exchange, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 11, No. 2 (March 1989), pp. 237–251
87-05 A.L. Keith Acheson Power Steering the Canadian Automotive Industry: Political Exchange and Trade Regime Evolution
87-04 Russell W. Cooper, Douglas V. DeJong, Robert Forsythe, and Thomas W. Ross Selection Criteria in Coordination Games: Some Experimental Results – revised version in American Economic Review, Vol. 80, No. 1 (March 1990), pp. 218–233
87-03 Gene Swimmer and Stanley L. Winer Dispute Resolution and Self-Selection in the Public Service – revised version: Dispute Resolution and Self-Selection: An Empirical Examination of the Federal Public Sector, 1971–1982, Industrial Relations Industrielles, Vol. 48, No. 1 (1993), pp. 146–162
87-02 Jack M. Mintz An Empirical Estimate of Corporate Tax Refundability and Effective Tax Rates – revised version in Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 103, No. 1 (February 1988), pp. 225–231
87-01 Thomas W. Ross When Sales Maximization is Profit-Maximizing: A Two-Stage Game

1986

Issue Author(s) Title
86-10 Christopher J. Maule and Philippe Cyrenne The Petroleum Inquiry (The Third CIORU Roundtable)
86-09 Calum M. Carmichael The Control of Export Credit Subsidies and its Welfare Consequences – revised version in Journal of International Economics, Vol. 23, No. 1-2 (August 1987), pp. 1–19
86-08 Thomas W. Ross Movements towards Free Trade and Domestic Market Performance with Imperfect Competition – revised version in Canadian Journal of Economics, Vol. 21, No. 3 (August 1988), pp. 507–524
86-07 Thomas W. Ross Merger Policy with Freer Trade
86-06 Jeffrey I. Bernstein Dynamic Factor Demands and Adjustment Costs: An Analysis of Bell Canada’s Technology – revised version in Information Economics and Policy, Vol. 3, No. 1 (January 1988), pp. 5–24
86-05 Jack M. Mintz The Regulation of Financial Institutions in Canada: An Evaluation of the Blenkarn Committee Report (The Second CIORU Roundtable)
86-04 Calum M. Carmichael The American and French Positions in Negotiating the Control of Export Credit Subsidies
86-03 Edwin G. West Canada’s Competition Act in the Light of U.S. Experience: A Cautionary Tale – revised version in Reaction: The New Combines Investigation Act, ed. Walter Block, Vancouver: Fraser Institute, 1986
86-02 Felice Martinello Insurance in a Unionized Labour Market: An Empirical Test – revised version in Canadian Journal of Economics, Vol. 21, No. 2 (May 1988), pp. 394–409
86-01 Thomas W. Ross and Russell W. Cooper An Intertemporal Model of Warranties – revised version in Canadian Journal of Economics, Vol. 21, No. 1 (February 1988), pp. 72–86