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Tackling Excess Capacity in Industry: The Race Not Yet Run

Should the government take on the task of reducing excess capacity in an industry or is that best left to.

by Brian Viard | Oct. 17 2013

“Beggar Thy (Hotel) Neighbor”: Some Hotels in China are Expanding at Any Cost

How opening new hotels in China could damage the entire industry In late May, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) celebrated the.

by Brian Viard | Sep. 16 2013

Giving Credit Where it is Due: A Key Innovation Incentive

John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote almost 180 songs together between 1962 and 1969, most of them recorded by the.

by Brian Viard | Jun. 19 2013

Invisible Hand Revealed: Mobile Apps that Move Cabs

In an earlier article I discussed how the regulation of Beijing’s taxi fares had taken taxis off the road.

by Brian Viard | Apr. 18 2013

Controlling Your Drinking: How Price-Fixing Leaves Drinkers Yearning for More

As Chinese authorities implement new regulations to crack down on price-fixers, will consumers be better off or lose out.

by Brian Viard | Mar. 14 2013

Getting Away from it All: Chinese New Year Holiday Hordes

During Chinese New Year, hordes of travelers rush to tourist attractions. What casues this annual influx and how can overcrowding.

by Brian Viard | Feb. 27 2013

Playing Favorites: Entitled and Earned Positional Advantages

Why earning a positional advantage is truly advantageous. In my last column I discussed how an inebriated citizen of Beijing.

by Brian Viard | Jan. 23 2013

Invisible Hand Revealed: Why Own When You Can Rent

Sinopec failed to acquire China Gas Holdings, yet it might be better off that way. Here’s why. Sinopec.

by Brian Viard | Nov. 27 2012

What a Difference a Word Makes

Does it make more sense to ‘beat’ or ‘meet’ your rival’s price? Last time.

by Brian Viard | Nov. 1 2012

Invisible Hand Revealed: How to Put a Lid on Traffic

What’s the best way for Chinese cities to go about enforcing license plate restrictions?   China’s.

by Brian Viard | Aug. 29 2012

Invisible Hand Revealed: Pork Barrel Politics

Why would a steel company get into a wildly-unrelated area such as pig breeding.

by Brian Viard | May. 22 2012

Invisible Hand Revealed: Beijing taxis

GETTING BEIJING’S TAXIS TO MOVE, NOT SIT Starting this week, Brian Viard, Associate Professor of Strategy and Economics.

by Brian Viard | May. 9 2012

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