Vivek Ghosal

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Professor, Department Head, and Virginia and Lloyd W. Rittenhouse Chair

110 8th Street

Troy, NY 12180

United States

http://www.economics.rpi.edu/pl/people/ghosal

Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute for Economic Research (CESifo)

Research Fellow

Poschinger Str. 5

Munich

Germany

http://www.cesifo.de

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SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (33)

The Cyclical Behavior of the Department of Justice's Antitrust Enforcement Activity

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 12 Jan 2001
Vivek Ghosal and Joseph Gallo
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and University of Cincinnati - McMicken College of Arts and Sciences - Department of Economics
Downloads 378 (62,201)
Citation 15

Abstract:

Antitrust enforcement, economic activity, political stance, interest-group theories

The Cyclical Behavior of the Department of Justice's Antitrust Enforcement Activity

International Journal of Industrial Organization, Vol. 19, No. 1-2, 2001
Posted: 12 Jan 2001
Vivek Ghosal and Joseph Gallo
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and University of Cincinnati - McMicken College of Arts and Sciences - Department of Economics

Abstract:

Antitrust enforcement, economic activity, political stance, interest-group theories

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The Differential Impact of Uncertainty on Investment in Small and Large Businesses

Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 82, No. 2, 2000
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 27 Jul 2000
Vivek Ghosal and Prakash Loungani
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and International Monetary Fund (IMF)
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Citation 32

Abstract:

uncertainty, investment, irreversibility, sunk costs, financing constraints, small businesses

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The Impact of Uncertainty and Sunk Costs on Firm Survival and Industry Dynamics

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 19 Apr 2002
Vivek Ghosal
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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Citation 4

Abstract:

Uncertainty, sunk costs, technological change, industry dynamics, firm size distribution, creative destruction, option value, financing constraints

Business Strategy and Firm Reorganization: Role of Changing Environmental Standards, Sustainable Business Initiatives, and Global Market Conditions

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 09 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 07 Sep 2015
Vivek Ghosal
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Downloads 131 (180,746)
Citation 1

Abstract:

environmental standards, cleaner production, organizational strategy, incremental innovation, productivity, competitive advantage

Business Strategy and Firm Reorganization under Changing Market Conditions

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 2673
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 29 Jun 2009
Vivek Ghosal
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Downloads 104 (215,227)
Citation 1

Abstract:

incremental innovation, ICT investments, modernization investments, competitive advantage, production management, supply-chain management

Competition in International Postal Markets: Should the Universal Postal Union's Anti-Remail Provisions Be Repealed?

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 21 Sep 2000
Vivek Ghosal
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Downloads 226 (110,258)
Citation 3

Abstract:

Postal markets, terminal dues, remail, inoversal postal union, universal service obligation, cream-skimming,

Competition in International Postal Markets: Should the Universal Postal Union's Anti-remail Provisions be Repealed?

Forthcoming in World Competition: Law and Economics Review
Posted: 04 Apr 2002
Vivek Ghosal
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Abstract:

Postal markets, Terminal dues, Remail, Universal Postal Union, Universal Service Obligation, Cream-skimming, International Trade

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Compliance, Detection, and Mergers and Acquisitions

Managerial and Decision Economics 34(7) 2013, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-21
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 02 May 2013 Last Revised: 23 Sep 2015
Vivek Ghosal and D. Daniel Sokol
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and University of Florida - Levin College of Law
Downloads 209 (95,807)

Abstract:

corporate compliance, corporate strategy, Lemons markets, mergers and acquisitions, environmental regulations, securities regulations, accounting, antitrust, cartels, white collar crime

The Law and Economics of Enhancing Cartel Enforcement: Using Information from Non-Cartel Investigations to Prosecute Cartels

Review of Law and Economics 7, 2011, pages 501 – 538.,
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 20 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 27 Dec 2014
Vivek Ghosal
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Downloads 169 (145,551)

Abstract:

cartel enforcement, law and economics, antitrust laws, competition laws

The Law and Economics of Enhancing Cartel Enforcement: Using Information from Non-Cartel Investigations to Prosecute Cartels

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 3506
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 11 Jul 2011
Vivek Ghosal
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Downloads 34 (385,642)

Abstract:

cartels, enforcement, law and economics

8.

Regime Shift in Antitrust Laws, Economics and Enforcement

Journal of Competition Law and Economics 7, 2011, pages 733 – 774.,
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 10 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 27 Dec 2014
Vivek Ghosal
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Downloads 198 (117,947)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Antitrust enforcement, regime-shift, politics, supreme court, effectiveness

9.

Discovering Cartels: Uncovering Dynamic Interrelationships Between Criminal and Civil Antitrust Investigations

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 07 Feb 2007
Vivek Ghosal
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Downloads 190 (122,985)

Abstract:

Cartels, Antitrust Enforcement, Prosecution, Business Cycles

Policy Innovations, Political Preferences, and Cartel Prosecutions

Review of Industrial Organization, Vol. 48, No. 4, 2016, University of Florida Levin College of Law Research Paper No. 16-17
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 12 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 17 May 2016
Vivek Ghosal and D. Daniel Sokol
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and University of Florida - Levin College of Law
Downloads 164 (149,535)

Abstract:

price-fixing, collusion, cartels, antitrust, enforcement, prosecutions, leniency, fines, jail terms, Antitrust Amendments Act, ACPERA, politics, business cycles

Policy Innovations, Political Preferences, and Cartel Prosecutions

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 5543
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 06 Nov 2015
Vivek Ghosal and D. Daniel Sokol
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and University of Florida - Levin College of Law
Downloads 25 (427,771)

Abstract:

cartels, collusion, price-fixing, enforcement, prosecutions, antitrust, leniency, fines, jail terms, Antitrust Amendments Act, ACPERA, politics, business cylces

Competition and Innovation in Automobile Markets

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 25 Aug 2015
Vivek Ghosal and Jiayao Ni
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Georgia Institute of Technology - School of Economics
Downloads 101 (219,818)

Abstract:

Patents, innovation, market share, competition, automobiles, business cycles, mergers, environmental regulations, antitrust.

Competition and Innovation in Automobile Markets

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 5504
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 06 Oct 2015
Vivek Ghosal and Jiayao Ni
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Georgia Institute of Technology - School of Economics
Downloads 75 (266,458)

Abstract:

patents, innovation, market share, competition, automobiles, business cycles, mergers, environmental regulations, antitrust

12.

Assessing Potential Competition in Antitrust Markets

In The International Handbook of Competition, Manfred Neumann and Jürgen Weigand (Editors), Edward Elgar, 2nd Edition, 2013, Chapter 10, pages 265 – 306.,
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 10 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 05 Sep 2015
Vivek Ghosal
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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Abstract:

antitrust, competition law enforcement, potential competition, contestable markets, sunk costs, barriers to entry, Staples and Office Depot merger, Volvo and Scania merger

13.

The Evolution of U.S. Cartel Enforcement

Journal of Law and Economics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 23 Mar 2014
Vivek Ghosal and D. Daniel Sokol
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and University of Florida - Levin College of Law
Downloads 163 (100,710)

Abstract:

cartels, enforcement, prosecutions, antitrust, leniency, fines, jail terms

Adoption and Diffusion of Health Information Technology: The Case of Primary Care Clinics

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 29 Aug 2012
Brantly Callaway and Vivek Ghosal
Temple University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Downloads 87 (243,012)

Abstract:

healthcare, primary care, health information technology, electronic medical records, technology, adoption, diffusion, urban and rural locations, competition, healthcare policy

Adoption and Diffusion of Health Information Technology - The Case of Primary Care Clinics

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 3925
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 10 Sep 2012
Brantly Callaway and Vivek Ghosal
Temple University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Downloads 65 (289,083)

Abstract:

healthcare, primary care, health information technology, electronic medical records, technology, adoption, diffusion, urban and rural locations, competition, healthcare policy

Investments in Modernization, Innovation and Gains in Productivity: Evidence from Firms in the Global Paper Industry

2008 Industry Studies Conference Paper
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 22 Apr 2008
Vivek Ghosal and Usha Nair-Reichert
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Georgia Institute of Technology
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Citation 1

Abstract:

Pulp and paper industry, investment, modernization, innovation, productivity, organizational behavior

Investments in Modernization, Innovation and Gains in Productivity: Evidence from Firms in the Global Paper Industry

Research Policy, Vol. 38, No. 3, 2009
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 12 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 05 Sep 2015
Vivek Ghosal and Usha Nair-Reichert
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Georgia Institute of Technology
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Citation 1

Abstract:

Pulp and paper industry, investment, modernization, innovation, productivity, organizational behavior

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Impact of Uncertainty and Sunk Costs on Firm Survival and Industry Dynamics

WZB Markets and Political Economy Working Paper No. SP II 2003-12
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 06 Mar 2004
Vivek Ghosal
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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Citation 5

Abstract:

Industry dynamics, firm survival, firm size distribution, uncertainty, sunk costs, technological change, creative destruction, option value, financing constraints

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Firm and Establishment Volatility: The Role of Sunk Costs, Profit Uncertainty and Technological Change

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 980
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 08 Aug 2003
Vivek Ghosal
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Downloads 105 (207,018)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Firm and Establishment Volatility, Sunk Capital Costs, Profit Uncertainty, Technological Change, Antitrust

18.

Investments in Modernization, Innovation and Gains in Productivity: Evidence from Firms in the Global Paper Industry

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 07 Mar 2007 Last Revised: 07 Sep 2015
Vivek Ghosal and Usha Nair-Reichert
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Georgia Institute of Technology
Downloads 92 (220,128)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Pulp and paper industry; investment; modernization; innovation; productivity; organizational behavior

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Implementing a Whistleblower Program to Ratchet Up the Fight Against Cartels

Global Competition Review, pp. 31-33, March 2008
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 15 Mar 2010
Vivek Ghosal
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Downloads 73 (248,349)

Abstract:

cartels, whistleblowing, detection, information revelation

20.

Endemic Volatility of Firms and Establishments: Are Real Options Effects Important?

WZB, Markets and Political Economy Working Paper No. SP II 2003-13
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 07 Mar 2004
Vivek Ghosal
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Downloads 71 (263,916)

Abstract:

Firm and establishment volatility, sunk capital costs, profit uncertainty, technological change, antitrust/competition policy, employment dynamics

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Business Decision-Making Under Uncertainty: Evidence from Employment and Number of Businesses

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4312
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 10 Jul 2013
Vivek Ghosal and Yang Ye
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Syracuse University - Whitman School of Management
Downloads 70 (248,349)

Abstract:

uncertainty, small businesses, entrepreneurship, employment, number of businesses, financing-constraints, real-options

22.

Adjustment Costs of Capital, Pre-Emptive Investments and Industry Structure

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 11 Oct 2007
Vivek Ghosal
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Downloads 64 (276,620)

Abstract:

Strategic investments, capital adjustment costs, sunk costs, industry structure, antitrust

23.

Global Initiatives in Reforming Rules and Regulations

REFORMING RULES AND REGULATIONS: LAWS, INSTITUTIONS AND IMPLEMENTATION, Vivek Ghosal, ed., Chapter 1, pp. 11-32, MIT Press, Cambridge, 2010
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 05 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 22 Mar 2011
Sean F. Ennis and Vivek Ghosal
Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) - Competition Division and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Downloads 52 (297,509)

Abstract:

Competition, Innovation, Regulation, Reform

Firm-Level Human Capital and Innovation: Evidence from China

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 6370
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 27 Mar 2017
Xiuli Sun, Haizheng Li and Vivek Ghosal
Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Georgia Institute of Technology - School of Economics and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Downloads 26 (422,501)

Abstract:

human capital, education, innovation, patents, R&D, economic development, Asia, China

Firm-Level Human Capital and Innovation: Evidence from China

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 21 Feb 2017
Xiuli Sun, Haizheng Li and Vivek Ghosal
Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Georgia Institute of Technology - School of Economics and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Downloads 21 (450,358)

Abstract:

Human capital, education, innovation, patents, R&D, economic development, China

25.

Business Strategy and Firm Reorganization: Role of Changing Environmental Standards, Sustainable Business Initiatives, and Global Market Conditions

Business Strategy and the Environment, Volume 24, Issue 2, February 2015, Pages: 123–144.,
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 07 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 05 Sep 2015
Vivek Ghosal
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Downloads 31 (333,498)

Abstract:

environmental standards, cleaner production, Porter Hypothesis, organizational strategy, incremental innovation, productivity, competitive advantage.

Uncertainty and the Employment Dynamics of Small and Large Businesses

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 5059
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 25 Nov 2014
Vivek Ghosal and Yang Ye
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Syracuse University - Whitman School of Management
Downloads 14 (490,907)

Abstract:

uncertainty, employment, small businesses, entrepreneurship, real-options, financing-constraints

Uncertainty and the Employment Dynamics of Small and Large Businesses

Small Business Economics, March 2015, Volume 44, Issue 3, pp 529-558
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 07 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 03 Sep 2015
Vivek Ghosal and Yang Ye
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Syracuse University - Whitman School of Management
Downloads 11 (508,093)

Abstract:

uncertainty, employment, small businesses, entrepreneurship, real-options, financing-constraints, macroeconomics

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Quantifying the Role Played by Sunk Capital Costs in Real-Options Models

Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 57, Issue 3, pp. 343-358, July 2010
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 10 May 2010
Vivek Ghosal
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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Abstract:

28.

Advanced Manufacturing Plant Location and Its Effects on Economic Development, Transportation Network, and Congestion

GDOT Research Project No. 12-24
Number of pages: 91 Posted: 06 Mar 2017
Vivek Ghosal and Frank Southworth
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Government of the United States of America - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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Abstract:

Plant Location, Economic Impacts, Economic Multipliers, Freight Transportation Flows and Costs, Automobile Manufacturing Supply Chain, Multimodal Analysis, Global Shipments Modeling

29.

High-Speed Rail Markets, Infrastructure Investments, and Manufacturing Capabilities

Number of pages: 216 Posted: 03 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 05 Mar 2017
Vivek Ghosal
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Downloads 0 (482,330)

Abstract:

High-Speed Rail, Infrastructure, Transportation, Supply-Chain, Logistics, Public-Private Partnership, Technology, Innovation, Economic Development

The Genesis of Cartel Investigations: Some Insights from Examining the Dynamic Interrelationships between U.S. Civil and Criminal Antitrust Investigations

Journal of Competition Law and Economics, 2008
Posted: 26 Feb 2008
Vivek Ghosal
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Abstract:

cartel investigations, prosecution, antitrust law enforcement, civil investigations, business cycles

The Genesis of Cartel Investigations: Some Insights from Examining the Dynamic Interrelationships between U.S. Civil and Criminal Antitrust Investigations

Journal of Competition Law and Economics, Vol. 4, Issue 1, pp. 61-88, 2008
Posted: 14 Jul 2008
Vivek Ghosal
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Abstract:

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Potential Foreign Competition in U.S. Manufacturing

International Journal of Industrial Organization, Vol. 20, No. 10, pp. 1461-1489, December 2002
Posted: 07 Nov 2002
Vivek Ghosal
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Abstract:

Import-competition, antitrust, competition policy, market structure

32.

Product Market Competition And The Industry Price-Cost Markup Fluctuations: Role Of Energy Price And Monetary Changes

International Journal of Industrial Organization, Vol. 18, No. 3, 2000
Posted: 11 Aug 2000
Vivek Ghosal
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Abstract:

markup fluctuations, business cycles, monetary policy, energy prices, labor hoarding, import competition

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Evidence on Nominal Wage Rigidity from a Panel of U.S. Manufacturing Industries

JOURNAL OF MONEY, CREDIT, AND BANKING, Vol. 28, No. 4, Part 1, November 1996
Posted: 14 May 1998
Vivek Ghosal and Prakash Loungani
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Abstract: