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Rotman research on video games wins best paper award

November 18, 2010

TORONTO, ON – A research paper co-authored by two professors at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto was selected as the “Best Paper in Competition Economics published in 2010” by the Association of Competition Economics (ACE).

“Software exclusivity and the scope of indirect network effects in the US video game market” was written by Mara Lederman, an assistant professor of strategic management and Kenneth Corts, a professor of business economics and Associate Dean, Undergraduate Education, at the Rotman School. The paper says that a recent rise in the prevalence of nonexclusive video games has diminished indirect network effects and reduced the tendency of the US home video game market to be dominated by single firm. It was published in the International Journal of Industrial Organization.

The award was announced at the annual conference of the Association of Competition Economics held in Norwich, UK on November 11. ACE brings together those working on the economics of competition in government, academia and the private sector and provides a forum for discussion and debate of both issues and cases. It is based in Europe and is open to all those interested in the economics of competition

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