Altruism Squared - The Economics of Statalist Exchanges
I have researched the economics of interactions on Statalist, based on the full population of exchanges from 1st of January to 30th of April 2009. Both the "demand side" - the questions asked on the list - and the "supply side" - the answers provided - are examined. Along the way, I have paid particular attention to the role of unsatisfied demand ("orphans"), i.e. questions that never attract a reply.
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- Lerner, Josh & Tirole, Jean, 2002. "Some Simple Economics of Open," Journal of Industrial Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 50(2), pages 197-234, June.
- Lerner, Josh & Tirole, Jean, 2001. "The open source movement: Key research questions," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 45(4-6), pages 819-826, May.
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