Commerce and the Economics of Information
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- Erik Brynjolfsson, Paul Hofmann, John Jordan, Cloud Computing and Electricity: Beyond the Utility Model, Communications of the ACM, Vol. 53, No. 5, pp. 32-34 (May 2010).
- Simester, Duncan, Hu, Yu (Jeffrey), Brynjolfsson, Erik and Anderson, Eric, "Dynamics of Retail Advertising: Evidence from a Field Experiment" Economic Inquiry, (Forthcoming 2008) [Click here for abstract and Working Paper version]
- Brynjolfsson, Erik, Hu, Yu Jeffrey and Simester, Duncan, "Goodbye Pareto Principle, Hello Long Tail: The Effect of Search Costs on the Concentration of Product Sales" MIT Center for Digital Business Working Paper, (December 2006). [Click here for the Working Paper version]
- Brynjolfsson, Erik and Zhang, Xiaoquan "Michael", Innovation Incentives for Information Goods, Innovation Policy and the Economy, Vol. 7, pp. 99-123, 2006.
- Brynjolfsson, Erik, Hu, Yu Jeffrey and Smith, Michael D., From Niches to Riches: Anatomy of the Long Tail, MIT Sloan Management Review, (Summer 2006).
- Brynjolfsson, Erik, Michael
D. Smith, and Yu (Jeffrey) Hu, (November 2003) "Consumer
Surplus in the Digital Economy: Estimating the Value of Increased
Product Variety at Online Booksellers" Management Science,
Vol. 49, No. 11 (In Press) [Click
here for the Working Paper version]
- Brynjolfsson, Erik and Kahin,
Brian, (October 2000) Understanding the Digital Economy, MIT
- Brynjolfsson, Erik, and Smith, Michael (July 2000) The
Great Equalizer? Consumer Choice Behavior at Internet Shopbots,
MIT Working Paper. [Click
here for the abstract][Acrobat
PDF file 434K]
- Smith, Michael.D, Bailey, Joseph, and Brynjolfsson, Erik (2000)
Digital Markets: Review and Assessment, MIT Press, pp. 276-288.
- Brynjolfsson, Erik and Smith, Michael (April 2000) Frictionless
Commerce? A Comparison of Internet and Conventional Retailers,
Management Science, Vol. 46, No. 4.[Acrobat
PDF file 136K]
- Bakos, Yannis
and Brynjolfsson, Erik (January 2000) Bundling and Competition
on the Internet: Aggregation Strategies for Information Goods,
Marketing science, Vol. 19, No. 1 pp. 63-82. [Click
here for the abstract] [Acrobat
PDF file 200K].
- Bakos, Yannis, Brynjolfsson, Erik and Lichtman,
Douglas (April 1999) Shared Information
Goods, Journal of Law and Economics, Vol. 42, No.
- Bakos, Yannis and Brynjolfsson, Erik (December 1999) Bundling
Information Goods: Pricing, Profits and Efficiency, Management
Science, Vol. 45, No. 12 pp. 1613-1630. [Click
here for abstract] [Click
here for an HTML version]
- Bakos, Yannis and Brynjolfsson, Erik Aggregation
and Disaggregation of Information Goods: Implications for Bundling,
Site Licensing and Micropayment Systems,"
in Proceedings of Internet Publishing and Beyond: The Economics
of Digital Information and Intellectual Property. [Click
here for the abstract] [Click
here for an HTML version]
Marshall V and Brynjolfsson, Erik (November
Access and Narrower Focus: Could the Internet Balkanize Science?
(14k) Science, Vol. 274, No. 5291
pp. 1479-1480. [
Link to published version. Requires subscription to Science
- Alstyne, Marshall V and Brynjolfsson, Erik (1996)
Communities: Global Village or Cyberbalkanization? (106 K)
Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems,
Cleveland, Ohio, Awarded "Best Paper on Conference Theme").
- Alstyne, Marshall V and Brynjolfsson, Erik (1995)
Communications Networks and the Rise of an Information Elite --
Do Computers Help the Rich get Richer? Proceedings of the International
Conference on Information Systems, Amsterdam. [Acrobat
PDF file 183K]