BREAD Working Paper No. 563, March 2019

Nostalgic Demand Daniel Björkegren Abstract This paper attempts to understand demand for local and other nostalgic production in food. In U.S. household scanner data, nostalgically produced foods sell for a large premium. Controlling for income and demographics, experts who work in food production and health are no less likely to purchase nostalgic milk and eggs, […]

BREAD Working Paper No. 566, December 2020

Competition in Network Industries: Evidence from the Rwandan Mobile Phone Network Daniel Björkegren Abstract This paper analyzes the potential for competition policy to affect welfare and in- vestment in a network industry. When a network is split between competitors, each internalizes less network effects, but may still invest to steal customers. I structurally estimate the […]