Avi Goldfarb

University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management

Professor

105 St. George Street

Toronto, Ontario M5S 3E6

Canada

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Downloads 3,927 ( 1,555)
Citation 9

The Geography of Crowdfunding

NET Institute Working Paper No. 10-08
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 20 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 07 Sep 2014
Ajay Agrawal, Christian Catalini and Avi Goldfarb
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
Downloads 3,732 (1,672)
Citation 9

Abstract:

Entrepreneurial finance, crowd-funding, internet, family and friends, local bias, social networks.

The Geography of Crowdfunding

NBER Working Paper No. w16820
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 28 Feb 2011
Ajay Agrawal, Christian Catalini and Avi Goldfarb
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
Downloads 195 (121,466)
Citation 9

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Privacy Regulation and Online Advertising

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 05 May 2010 Last Revised: 04 Mar 2014
Avi Goldfarb and Catherine E. Tucker
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Management Science (MS)
Downloads 2,058 (4,111)
Citation 15

Abstract:

Privacy, Online Advertising, Targeting

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Search Engine Advertising: Channel Substitution when Pricing Ads to Context

NET Institute Working Paper No. 07-23
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 15 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 25 Oct 2012
Avi Goldfarb and Catherine E. Tucker
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Management Science (MS)
Downloads 1,094 (12,393)
Citation 22

Abstract:

search engines, advertising, market power, advertising prices

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How is the Mobile Internet Different?

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 31 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 23 Dec 2016
Anindya Ghose, Avi Goldfarb and Sang Pil Han
New York University (NYU) - Leonard N. Stern School of Business, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Arizona State University, W.P.Carey School of Business
Downloads 1,058 (12,740)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Mobile Internet, Ranking Effects, Cognitive Load, Recency Effects, Local Interests, Microblogging, Social Media, Hierarchical Bayesian Methods

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Advertising Bans and the Substitutability of Online and Offline Advertising

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 05 May 2010
Avi Goldfarb and Catherine E. Tucker
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Management Science (MS)
Downloads 691 (21,591)
Citation 13

Abstract:

Advertising, Regulation, Advertising Media Mix, Internet

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How Do Firms Make Money Selling Digital Goods Online?

Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 2363658
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 06 Dec 2013 Last Revised: 28 Apr 2014
London Business School, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, New York University (NYU) - Leonard N. Stern School of Business, Microsoft Research New York City, Netflix, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, Stanford Graduate School of Business and Northwestern University
Downloads 666 (21,591)

Abstract:

revenue models, Internet, online advertising, digital goods, content, information, advertising, cookies

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Internet Adoption and Usage Patterns are Different: Implications for the Digital Divide

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 24 Feb 2006
Avi Goldfarb and Jeffrey Prince
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Business Economics & Public Policy
Downloads 612 (30,000)
Citation 28

Abstract:

internet adoption, digital divide

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Are Syndicates the Killer App of Equity Crowdfunding?

MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 5126-15, Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 2569988
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 27 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 07 Dec 2015
Ajay Agrawal, Christian Catalini and Avi Goldfarb
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
Downloads 566 (9,506)

Abstract:

equity crowdfunding, crowdfunding, angel investment, business angels, syndicates, online syndication, local bias, social networks

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Downloads 522 ( 40,069)
Citation 4

Privacy Regulation and Market Structure

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 22 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 18 Nov 2013
Providence College, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Management Science (MS)
Downloads 521 (39,655)
Citation 4

Abstract:

privacy, antitrust, regulation

Privacy Regulation and Market Structure

Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Vol. 24, Issue 1, pp. 47-73, 2015
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 13 Feb 2015
Providence College, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Management Science (MS)
Downloads 1 (545,122)
Citation 4

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Substitution between Offline and Online Advertising Markets

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 07 Dec 2010
Avi Goldfarb and Catherine E. Tucker
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Management Science (MS)
Downloads 518 (36,130)
Citation 4

Abstract:

Antitrust, Online Advertising, Offline Advertising, Market Definition

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Competition between Local and Electronic Markets: How the Benefit of Buying Online Depends on Where You Live

NET Institute Working Paper No. 06-15
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 01 Nov 2006
Chris Forman, Anindya Ghose and Avi Goldfarb
Georgia Institute of Technology - Scheller College of Business, New York University (NYU) - Leonard N. Stern School of Business and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
Downloads 503 (38,553)
Citation 21

Abstract:

internet, online retailing, location, channel substitution

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Behavioral Models of Managerial Decision-Making

Marketing Letters, Vol. 23, pg. 405-421, 2012
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 27 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 09 Jun 2012
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Duke University - Fuqua School of Business, Texas A&M University - Department of Economics, affiliation not provided to SSRN, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business, University of Houston - C.T. Bauer College of Business, University of Arizona - Eller College of Management - Department of Economics and University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business
Downloads 490 (36,130)
Citation 1

Abstract:

behavioral economics, managerial decision-making

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Diffusion of Information and Communication Technologies to Businesses

HANDBOOK OF ECONOMICS AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS, Terry Hendershott, ed., Elsevier, 2006
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 20 Apr 2006
Chris Forman and Avi Goldfarb
Georgia Institute of Technology - Scheller College of Business and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
Downloads 486 (40,471)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Business adoption of ICTs, diffusion, Internet

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Standardization and the E ffectiveness of Online Advertising

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 23 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 22 Jun 2014
Avi Goldfarb and Catherine E. Tucker
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Management Science (MS)
Downloads 399 (46,786)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Advertising, Media Platforms, Standards, Standards-Setting, Internet

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Downloads 393 ( 57,189)

Slack Time and Innovation

Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 2599004
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 27 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 30 Dec 2016
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Harvard Business School - Strategy Unit
Downloads 377 (59,534)

Abstract:

crowdfunding, entrepreneurship, slack time, internet

Slack Time and Innovation

NBER Working Paper No. w21134
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 04 May 2015
Ajay Agrawal, Christian Catalini and Avi Goldfarb
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
Downloads 16 (458,248)

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Conducting Research with Quasi-Experiments: A Guide for Marketers

Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 2420920
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 07 Apr 2014
Avi Goldfarb and Catherine E. Tucker
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Management Science (MS)
Downloads 353 (28,091)

Abstract:

Quasi-Experiments, Econometric Methods, Marketing, Practioner's Guide

Restructuring Research: Communication Costs and the Democratization of University Innovation

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 26 Jan 2006
Ajay Agrawal and Avi Goldfarb
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
Downloads 225 (105,426)
Citation 9

Abstract:

collaboration, Internet, communication technology, productivity, university research, specialization

Restructuring Research: Communication Costs and the Democratization of University Innovation

NBER Working Paper No. w12812
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 05 Jan 2007
Ajay Agrawal and Avi Goldfarb
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
Downloads 41 (342,403)
Citation 9

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Shifts in Privacy Concerns

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 23 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 01 Feb 2014
Avi Goldfarb and Catherine E. Tucker
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Management Science (MS)
Downloads 252 (79,901)

Abstract:

Privacy, IT

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Does the Internet Defy the Law of Gravity?

Journal of International Economics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 23 Jan 2006
Bernardo Blum and Avi Goldfarb
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
Downloads 224 (89,674)
Citation 16

Abstract:

trade, gravity models, Internet

20.

Are All Managers Created Equal?

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 12 Jul 2007 Last Revised: 19 Sep 2008
Avi Goldfarb and Botao Yang
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
Downloads 220 (107,248)
Citation 7

Abstract:

behavioral game theory, empirical industrial organization, technology diffusion, Internet service providers, cognitive hierarchy

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Does Price Elasticity Vary with Economic Growth? A Cross-Category Analysis

Journal of Marketing Research, 50(1), pp. 4-23, 2013.
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 27 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 13 Nov 2013
Brett R. Gordon, Avi Goldfarb and Yang Li
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business
Downloads 204 (83,463)

Abstract:

Price elasticity, business cycle, consumer packaged goods, cross-category

Understanding the Inputs into Innovation: Do Cities Substitute for Internal Firm Resources?

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 03 May 2006
Chris Forman, Avi Goldfarb and Shane M. Greenstein
Georgia Institute of Technology - Scheller College of Business, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Harvard University - Technology & Operations Management Unit
Downloads 183 (129,032)
Citation 9

Abstract:

innovation, agglomeration, localization of substitution, internal and external resources

Understanding the Inputs into Innovation: Do Cities Substitute for Internal Firm Resources?

Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Vol. 17, Issue 2, pp. 295-316, Summer 2008
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 06 May 2008
Chris Forman, Avi Goldfarb and Shane M. Greenstein
Georgia Institute of Technology - Scheller College of Business, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Harvard University - Technology & Operations Management Unit
Downloads 2 (535,649)
Citation 9

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The (Teaching) Role of Universities in the Diffusion of the Internet

International Journal of Industrial Organization, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 23 Jan 2006
Avi Goldfarb
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
Downloads 135 (164,882)
Citation 12

Abstract:

Internet, diffusion, universities

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Some Simple Economics of Crowdfunding

NBER Working Paper No. w19133
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 18 Jun 2013
Ajay Agrawal, Christian Catalini and Avi Goldfarb
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
Downloads 105 (141,770)
Citation 1

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Who Thinks about the Competition? Managerial Ability and Strategic Entry in US Local Telephone Markets

NET Institute Working Paper No. 08-21
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 18 Oct 2008
Avi Goldfarb and Mo Xiao
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and University of Arizona - Eller College of Management - Department of Economics
Downloads 94 (214,240)
Citation 8

Abstract:

entry games, behavioral industrial organization, cognitive hierarchy

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Comments on 'A Preliminary FTC Staff Report on Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: A Proposed Framework for Businesses and Policymakers'

Number of pages: 5 Posted: 20 Jan 2011
Avi Goldfarb and Catherine E. Tucker
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Management Science (MS)
Downloads 88 (214,240)

Abstract:

Privacy, regulation, online advertising

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Retail Format as a Barrier to Entry

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 30 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 30 Mar 2016
Avi Goldfarb, Sampsa Samila and Brian S. Silverman
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, National University of Singapore Business School and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
Downloads 70 (234,924)

Abstract:

field experiments, barriers to entry, market concentration, retail, alcohol

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Privacy and Innovation

NBER Working Paper No. w17124
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 20 Jun 2011
Avi Goldfarb and Catherine E. Tucker
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Management Science (MS)
Downloads 59 (286,198)
Citation 2

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Digital Dispersion: An Industrial and Geographic Census of Commerical Internet Use

NBER Working Paper No. w9287
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 19 Oct 2002
Chris Forman, Avi Goldfarb and Shane M. Greenstein
Georgia Institute of Technology - Scheller College of Business, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Harvard University - Technology & Operations Management Unit
Downloads 53 (298,682)
Citation 12

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How Did Location Affect Adoption of the Commercial Internet? Global Village, Urban Density, and Industry Composition

NBER Working Paper No. w9979
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 26 Sep 2003
Chris Forman, Shane M. Greenstein and Avi Goldfarb
Georgia Institute of Technology - Scheller College of Business, Harvard University - Technology & Operations Management Unit and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
Downloads 49 (303,900)
Citation 7

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The Trillion Dollar Conundrum: Complementarities and Health Information Technology

NBER Working Paper No. w18281
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 10 Aug 2012
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, Georgia Institute of Technology - Scheller College of Business, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Harvard University - Technology & Operations Management Unit
Downloads 32 (348,959)
Citation 1

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The Internet and Local Wages: Convergence or Divergence?

NBER Working Paper No. w14750
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 26 Feb 2009
Chris Forman, Avi Goldfarb and Shane M. Greenstein
Georgia Institute of Technology - Scheller College of Business, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Harvard University - Technology & Operations Management Unit
Downloads 18 (446,920)
Citation 6

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The Internet and Local Wages: Convergence or Divergence?

TPRC 2009
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 06 Feb 2012
Chris Forman, Avi Goldfarb and Shane M. Greenstein
Georgia Institute of Technology - Scheller College of Business, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Harvard University - Technology & Operations Management Unit
Downloads 12 (480,917)
Citation 6

Abstract:

wage growth, convergence, divergence, information technology, Internet

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State Dependence at Internet Portals

Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 317-352, Summer 2006
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 08 May 2006
Avi Goldfarb
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
Downloads 30 (374,617)
Citation 9

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Measuring and Understanding Brand Value in a Dynamic Model of Brand Management

Simon Business School Working Paper No. FR 15-18, Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 2600716
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 27 May 2015 Last Revised: 02 Jun 2016
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, University of Rochester - Simon Business School and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
Downloads 25 (183,864)

Abstract:

branding; brand value; structural estimation; dynamic oligopoly

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Downloads 22 (411,147)

Exit, Tweets, and Loyalty

Number of pages: 74 Posted: 24 Dec 2016
Joshua S. Gans, Avi Goldfarb and Mara Lederman
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
Downloads 22 (424,469)

Abstract:

exit voice and loyalty, complaints, airlines, Twitter, social media

Exit, Tweets and Loyalty

NBER Working Paper No. w23046
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 17 Jan 2017
Joshua S. Gans, Avi Goldfarb and Mara Lederman
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
Downloads 0

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Technology Adoption in and Out of Major Urban Areas: When Do Internal Firm Resources Matter Most?

NBER Working Paper No. w11642
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 23 Nov 2005
Chris Forman, Avi Goldfarb and Shane M. Greenstein
Georgia Institute of Technology - Scheller College of Business, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Harvard University - Technology & Operations Management Unit
Downloads 20 (411,147)

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Does Knowledge Accumulation Increase the Returns to Collaboration?

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 30 Dec 2014
Ajay Agrawal, Avi Goldfarb and Florenta Teodoridis
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business
Downloads 9 (497,651)

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Does Knowledge Accumulation Increase the Returns to Collaboration?

NBER Working Paper No. w19694
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 10 Dec 2013
Ajay Agrawal, Avi Goldfarb and Florenta Teodoridis
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and University of Toronto
Downloads 6 (513,641)

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Information Technology and the Distribution of Inventive Activity

NBER Working Paper No. w20036
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 14 Apr 2014
Chris Forman, Avi Goldfarb and Shane M. Greenstein
Georgia Institute of Technology - Scheller College of Business, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Harvard University - Technology & Operations Management Unit
Downloads 6 (490,987)

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Crowdfunding: Geography, Social Networks, and the Timing of Investment Decisions

Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Vol. 24, Issue 2, pp. 253-274, 2015
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 06 May 2015
Ajay Agrawal, Christian Catalini and Avi Goldfarb
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
Downloads 1 (518,033)

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The Effect of Social Interaction on Economic Transactions: Evidence from Changes in Two Retail Formats

Management Science, Forthcoming, Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 2565502
Posted: 16 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 29 Jun 2015
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, Fuqua Graduate School of Business - Duke University, National University of Singapore Business School and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management

Abstract:

social cues, consumer choice, retail, social frictions

41.

Online Display Advertising: Targeting and Obtrusiveness

Posted: 05 May 2010
Avi Goldfarb and Catherine E. Tucker
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Management Science (MS)

Abstract:

E-commerce, Privacy, Advertising, Targeting

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Measuring Brand Value in an Equilibrium Framework

Posted: 19 Jul 2006
Avi Goldfarb, Qiang Lu and Sridhar Moorthy
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, University of Sydney Business School and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management

Abstract:

brand value, brand equity, NEIO, structural modeling

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How Did Location Affect Adoption of the Commercial Internet? Global Village vs. Urban Leadership

Journal of Urban Economics, Vol. 58, No. 3, pp. 389-420, 2005
Posted: 21 Feb 2006
Chris Forman, Avi Goldfarb and Shane M. Greenstein
Georgia Institute of Technology - Scheller College of Business, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Harvard University - Technology & Operations Management Unit

Abstract:

Internet, Adoption, Empirical Studies, Agglomeration