Ivan Png

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Recent working papers

"Trade Secrets Law and Production Efficiency: Model and Empirics from Lean Manufacturing", June 2013 [with Jie Gong]

"Trade Secrets Law and Engineer/Scientist Mobility: Evidence from Inevitable Disclosure", Revised, February 2013

"Sunk Cost Fallacy and Driving the World's Most Expensive Cars", January 2013 [with Teck-hua Ho and Sadat Reza]

"Digital Divide? Evidence from a Federal Natural Experiment", Revised, August 2012 [with Kai-lung Hui]

"Privacy Externalities and "Opt Out: Theory and Evidence from Do Not Call", Revised, June 2012 [with Kai-lung Hui and Khim-yong Goh]

"Law and Innovation: Evidence from State Trade Secrets Laws", Revised, July 2012

"Copyright Law and the Supply of Creative Work: Evidence from the Movies", April 2009 [with Qiu-hong Wang]


Journal Papers 

1.  "Strategic Behavior in Suit, Settlement and Trial", Bell Journal of Economics, Vol. 14 No. 2, Autumn 1983, 539-550.  Reprinted in David K. Levine and Steven A. Lippman, Eds., The Economics of Information, Aldershot, England: Edward Elgar, 1995; Eric B. Rasmusen, Ed., Game Theory and the Law, Cheltenham, England: Edward Elgar, 2007.

2. "Optimal Subsidies and Damages in the Presence of Judicial Error", International Review of Law and Economics, Vol. 6 No. 1, June 1986, 101-105.

3. "Price Discrimination Through Offers to Match Price", Journal of Business, Vol. 60 No. 3, July 1987, 365-384 [with D. Hirshleifer].

4. "Litigation, Liability, and Incentives for Care", Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 34 No. 1, October 1987, 61-85.

5. "Optimal Auditing, Insurance and Redistribution", Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 104 No. 2, May 1989, 399-415 [with D. Mookherjee].

6. "Reservations: Customer Insurance in the Marketing of Capacity", Marketing Science, Vol. 8 No. 3, Summer 1989, 248-264.

7. "Efficient Deterrence and the Tax Treatment of Monetary Sanctions", International Review of Law and Economics, Vol. 9 No. 2, December 1989, 209-217 [with E. Zolt].

8. "Facilitation of Competing Bids and the Price of a Takeover Target", Review of Financial Studies, Vol. 2 No. 4, 1989, 587-606 [with D. Hirshleifer].

9. "The Role of Instalment Payments in Contracts for Services", RAND Journal of Economics, Vol. 21 No. 1, Spring 1990, 83-99 [with T.K. Lee].

10. "Enforcement Costs and the Optimal Progressivity of Income Taxes", Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, Vol. 6 No. 2, Fall 1990, 411-431 [with D. Mookherjee].

11. "Most-Favoured Customer Protection versus Price Discrimination Over Time", Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 99 No. 5, October 1991, 1010-1028.

12. "Market Segmentation, Cannibalization, and the Timing of Product Introductions", Management Science, Vol. 38 No. 3, March 1992, 345-359 [with S. Moorthy].

13. "Monitoring vis-a-vis Investigation in Enforcement of Law", American Economic Review, Vol. 82 No. 3, June 1992, 556-565 [with D. Mookherjee].

14. "Private Security: Deterrent or Diversion?" International Review of Law and Economics Vol. 14 No. 1, March 1994, 87-101 [with Hui-wen Koo].

15. "Marginal Deterrence in Enforcement of Law", Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 102 No. 5, October 1994, 1039-1066 [with D. Mookherjee].

16. "Service Time Competition", RAND Journal of Economics, Vol. 25 No. 4, Winter 1994, 619-634 [with D. Reitman].

17. "Corruptible Law Enforcers: How Should They Be Compensated?" Economic Journal, Vol. 105 No. 428, January 1995, 145-159 [with D. Mookherjee].  Reprinted in Gianluca Fiorentini and Stefano Zamagni, Eds., The Economics of Corruption and Illegal Markets, Vol II, Cheltenham, UK; Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 1999.   Reprinted in Ajit Mishra, Ed., The Economics of Corruption, New Delhi, India: Oxford University Press, 2005.

18. "Why Are Some Products Branded And Others Not?" Journal of Law and Economics, Vol. 38 No. 1, April 1995, 207-224 [with D. Reitman].   Reprinted in Ruth Towse and Rudi Holzhauer, Eds., The Economics Intellectual Property, Vol III, Cheltenham, UK; Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2002.

19. "Returns Policies: Make Money by Making Good", Sloan Management Review, Vol. 37 No. 1, Fall 1995, 65-72 [with V. Padmanabhan].

20. "Manufacturers Returns Policies and Retail Price Competition", Marketing Science, Vol. 16 No. 1, 1997, 81-94 [with V. Padmanabhan].

21. "Damage Measures for Inadvertant Breach of Contract", International Review of Law and Economics,  Vol. 19 No. 3, 1999, 319-331 [with L.A. Bebchuk].

22. "National Culture and Corporate Adoption of Information Technology", IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Vol. 48 No. 1, February 2001, 36-45 [with Bernard C.Y. Tan and K.L. Wee]

23. "Information Goods Pricing and Copyright Enforcement: Welfare Analysis", Information Systems Research, Vol. 14 No. 1, March 2003, 107-123 [with Yeh-ning Chen].

24."Monitoring Costs and the Mode of International Investment", Journal of Economic Geography, Vol. 3 No. 3, July 2003, 261-274 [with Chu-Chia S. Lin].   Data set.

25. "Piracy and the Legitimate Demand for Recorded Music, Contributions to Economic Analysis & Policy, Vol. 2 No. 1, 2003, Article 11 [with Kai-Lung Hui].

26. "Buyer Switching Costs and Retail Pricing: An Indirect Empirical Test", Review of Marketing Science, Vol. 2, 2004, Article 6 [with Tom S. Lee].

27. "Reply: Do Returns Policies Intensify Retail Competition?", Marketing Science, Vol. 23 No. 4, Fall 2004, 614-618 [with V. Padmanabhan].

28. "Who Gets Spammed?", Communications of the ACM, Vol. 49, No. 10, October 2006, 83-87 [with Il-Horn Hann, Kai-Lung Hui, Yee-Lin Lai, and S.Y.T. Lee].

29. "Analyzing Online Information Privacy Concerns: An Information Processing Theory Approach", Journal of Management Information Systems, Vol. 24 No. 2, Fall 2007, 13-42 [with Il Horn Hann, Kai-lung Hui, and Sang-Yong T. Lee]. Data set.

30. "Consumer Privacy and Marketing Avoidance: A Static Model", Management Science, Vol. 54 No. 6, June 2008, 1094-1103 [with Il-Horn Hann, Kai-Lung Hui, and Sang-Yong T. Lee]. Appendix.

31. "The Deterrent and Displacement Effects of Information Security Enforcement: International Evidence", Journal of Management Information Systems, Vol. 25 No. 2, Fall 2008, 125-144 [with Chen-yu Wang and Qiu-hong Wang]. Data set.

32. "Information Security: Facilitating User Precautions Vis-a-Vis Enforcement Against Attackers", Journal of Management Information Systems, Vol. 26 No. 2, Fall 2009, 97-122 [with Qiu-hong Wang].

33. "Buyer Uncertainty and Two-Part Pricing: Theory and Applications", Management Science, Vol. 56, No. 2, February 2010, 334 - 342 [with Hao Wang]. Appendix.

34. "On the Reliability of Software Piracy Statistics", Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, Vol. 9 No. 5, September 2010, 366-373 Data set.

35. "Newspaper Reports and Consumer Choice: Evidence from the Do Not Call Registry", Management Science, Vol. 57 No. 9, September 2011, 1640-1654 [with Khim-Yong Goh and Kai-lung Hui] Appendix Data-set (except for Saguaro).

36. "Do institutions not matter in China? Evidence from manufacturing enterprises,", Journal of Comparative Economics, Vol. 41 No. 1, February 2013, 74-90 [with Yi Lu and Zhigang Tao].

37. "Patent rights and economic growth: Evidence from cross-country panels of manufacturing industries", Oxford Economic Papers, Vol. 65 No. 3, July 2013, 675-698 [with Albert G.Z. Hu] Data.


Conference Papers
1. "Software Pricing and Copyright Enforcement: Private Profit vis-a-vis Social Welfare", Proceedings, 20th International Conference on Information Systems, 1999, 119-123 [with Y.N. Chen].

2. "On the Supply of Creative Work: Evidence from the Movies", American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, Vol. 92 No. 2, May 2002, 217-220 [with Kai-Lung Hui].

3. "Online Information Privacy: Measuring the Cost-Benefit Trade-off", Proceedings, 23rd International Conference on Information Systems, 2002 [with Il-Horn Hann, Kai Lung Hui, and Tom S. Lee].

4. "Analyzing Online Information Privacy Concerns: An Information Processing Theory Approach", Proceedings, 40th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2007 [with Il-Horn Hann, Kai Lung Hui, and S.Y.T. Lee].

5. "The Deterrent and Displacement Effects of Information Security Enforcement: International Evidence", Proceedings, 41st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2008 [with Chen-yu Wang and Qiu-hong Wang].

6. "Information Security: User Precautions, Attacker Efforts, and Enforcement", Proceedings, 42nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2009 [with Qiu-hong Wang].

7. "On the Reliability of Software Piracy Statistics", Proceedings, 43rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2010.


Other papers

1. "Gender, Ethnicity, and Grades: Empirical Evidence of Discrimination in Law-Firm Interviews", Law and Inequality Journal, Vol. 7 No. 2, March 1989, 189-214 [with D. Eaves and J.M. Ramseyer].

2. "Economics of Privacy", in Terrence Hendershott, Ed., Handbooks in Information Systems, Vol. 1, Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2006, 471-497 [with Kai-Lung Hui].

3. "Copyright: A Plea for Empirical Research", Review of Economic Research on Copyright Issues, Vol. 3 No. 2, 2006, 3-13. Reprinted in Ruth Towse and Richard Watt, Eds., Recent Trends in the Economics of Copyright, Cheltenham, England: Edward Elgar, July 2008.

4. "Parallel Imports and Music CD Prices", Korean Journal of Law and Economics, Vol. 5 No. 1, June 2008, 197-205 [with Yeh-ning Chen].