Miracle on Sixth Avenue: Information Externalities and Search
AbstractAfter a long dormant period, lower Sixth Avenue in New York has undergone a rapid revitalization. The authors show that a simple search theoretic model with information spillovers can explain both the period of underuse and the rapid turnaround. The model reduces to a simple equation, which allows them to do comparative statics on the duration of vacancies. The authors show how the solution reacts to changes in market structure and changes in search technology. The model is suggestive of difficulties that may occur in many markets in which there are changes over time in the optimal use of resources.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Harvard - Institute of Economic Research in its series Harvard Institute of Economic Research Working Papers with number 1665.
Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: 1993
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information ; retail trade ; supermarkets ; cities;
Other versions of this item:
- Caplin, Andrew & Leahy, John, 1998. "Miracle on Sixth Avenue: Information Externalities and Search," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 108(446), pages 60-74, January.
- Caplin, A. & Leahy, J., 1993. "Miracle on Sixth Avenue: Information Externalities and Search," Discussion Papers 1993_20, Columbia University, Department of Economics.
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