Francine Lafontaine

Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research. William Davidson Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy. Professor of Economics, LSA at Stephen M. Ross School of Business

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  • Stephen M. Ross School of Business

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Stephen M. Ross School of Business

Research

Francine Lafontaine's areas of interest are in the field of Industrial Organization, with a special focus on vertical relationships, including franchising and other forms of inter-firm contracting, and related antitrust issues. Her research is mostly concerned with the application of advances in contract theory to the analysis of organizational issues in the vertical chain, especially into distribution. She also considers the effect of contracting practices on firm performance, as well as issues surrounding business creation and survival in retail and small-scale service industries more generally.

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On the Use of Economics in Support of the Competition Mission at the FTC AuthorsLafontaine, F. Published Date2016 Source Institute of Competition Law Pages: 43-50 Global Antitrust Economics, Current Issues in Antitrust and Law & Economics Douglas H. Ginsburg and Joshua D. Wright

Discussion of Wouter Dessein's Incomplete Contracts and Firm Boundaries: New Directions AuthorsLafontaine, F. Published Date2016 Source Oxford University Press Pages: 61-64 The Impact of Incomplete Contracts on Economics Philippe Aghion, Mathias Dewatripont, Patrick Legros, Luigi Zingales

Franchising and Exclusive Distribution: Adaptation and Antitrust AuthorsFrancine Lafontaine Published Date2015 Source Oxford University Press Oxford Handbook on International Antitrust Economics Roger Blair and Daniel Sokol

Incentive and Strategic Contracting: Implications for the Franchise Decision AuthorsLafontaine, F. and Slade, M. Published Date2014 Source Springer Pages: 137-188 Game Theory and Business Applications, 2nd edition Kalyan Chatterjee and William Samuelson

Inter-Firm Contracts: The Evidence AuthorsFrancine Lafontaine, Margaret Slade Published Date2012 Source Princeton University Press Handbook of Organizational Economics R. Gibbons and J. Roberts

Within-firm Labor Productivity across Countries: A Case Study AuthorsFrancine Lafontaine and Jagadeesh Sivadasan Published Date09/2009 Source NBER and University of Chicago Press International Differences in the Business Practices and Productivity of Multinational Firms: A Case-Based Approach Richard Freeman and Kathryn L. Shaw

Franchise Contracting and Organization - Revised Edition, 2010 AuthorsLaFontaine, Francine (Ed.) Published Date2005 Source Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar

The Economics of Franchising AuthorsLafontaine, F. and Blair, R. Published Date2005 Source Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Papers

  • On the Use of Economics in Support of the Competition Mission at the FTC AuthorsLafontaine, F. Published Date2016 Source Institute of Competition Law Pages: 43-50 Global Antitrust Economics, Current Issues in Antitrust and Law & Economics Douglas H. Ginsburg and Joshua D. Wright
  • Discussion of Wouter Dessein's Incomplete Contracts and Firm Boundaries: New Directions AuthorsLafontaine, F. Published Date2016 Source Oxford University Press Pages: 61-64 The Impact of Incomplete Contracts on Economics Philippe Aghion, Mathias Dewatripont, Patrick Legros, Luigi Zingales
  • Franchising and Exclusive Distribution: Adaptation and Antitrust AuthorsFrancine Lafontaine Published Date2015 Source Oxford University Press Oxford Handbook on International Antitrust Economics Roger Blair and Daniel Sokol
  • Incentive and Strategic Contracting: Implications for the Franchise Decision AuthorsLafontaine, F. and Slade, M. Published Date2014 Source Springer Pages: 137-188 Game Theory and Business Applications, 2nd edition Kalyan Chatterjee and William Samuelson
  • Inter-Firm Contracts: The Evidence AuthorsFrancine Lafontaine, Margaret Slade Published Date2012 Source Princeton University Press Handbook of Organizational Economics R. Gibbons and J. Roberts
  • Within-firm Labor Productivity across Countries: A Case Study AuthorsFrancine Lafontaine and Jagadeesh Sivadasan Published Date09/2009 Source NBER and University of Chicago Press International Differences in the Business Practices and Productivity of Multinational Firms: A Case-Based Approach Richard Freeman and Kathryn L. Shaw
  • Franchise Contracting and Organization - Revised Edition, 2010 AuthorsLaFontaine, Francine (Ed.) Published Date2005 Source Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar
  • The Economics of Franchising AuthorsLafontaine, F. and Blair, R. Published Date2005 Source Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

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