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Publications for Umbeck, John
>Journal Articles

Barron, J. Waddell, G. & Umbeck, J (2007). “Consumer and Competitor Reactions: Evidence from a Retail-Gasoline Field . International Journal of Industrial Organization, .

Barron, J., Taylor, B. & Umbeck, J. (2005). “Number of Sellers, Average Prices, and Price Dispersion,” . International Journal of Industrial Organization, .

Barron, J. Blanchard, K. & Umbeck, J. (2004). “An Economic Analysis of a Change in an Excise Tax,” . Journal of Economic Education, .

Barron, J. Taylor, B. & Umbeck, J. (2004). “Will Open Supply Lower Retail Gasoline Prices. Contemporary Economic Issues., .

Barron, J., Blanchard, K. & Umbeck, J. (2002). An Economic Analysis of the Connecticut Excise Tax on Gasoline. Lundberg Letter, .

Barron, J. Taylor, B. & Umbeck, J., (2001). New Evidence on Price Discrimination and Retail Configuration. Applied Economic Letters, .

Barron, J. Taylor, B. & Umbeck, J. (2000). A Theory of Quality-Related Differences in Retail Margins: Why There is a 'Premium' on Premium Gasoline. Economic Inquiry, .

Barron, J. Staten, M. & Umbeck, J. (1992). Discounts for Cash in Retail Gasoline Marketing. Contemporary Policy Issues, .

Staten, M., Gilley, O. & Umbeck, J. (1991). Screening and Signaling in Credit Markets: A Theory of Direct vs. Indirect Lending. Economic Inquiry, .

Umbeck, J. (1989). Entry, Recoupment and Higher Prices: Irrelevance of High Market Shares in Predatory Pricing. Anti-Trust Law and Economics, vol. 21 (4-Mar).

Staten, M. & Umbeck, J. (1989). Inefficiency: A Failure of Economists. Journal of Economic Education, .

Staten, M. & Umbeck, J. (1989). “Shipping the Good Students Out: The Effect of a fixed Charge on Student Enrollments” . Journal of Economic Education, .

Dunkelberg, W. Staten, M. & Umbeck, J. (1988). "Market Share/Market Power Revisited: A New Test for an Old Theory” . Journal of Health Economics, .

Staten, M. & Umbeck, J (1988). "Inefficiency, A Logical and Empirical Impossibility” . Social Science Review, .

Theroux, R., & Umbeck, J. (1987). The Economics of Drunk Driving Laws. Regulation, .

McCarthy, P. & Umbeck, J. (1987). "Tanking Up While Tanking Up" . Regulation, .

Staten, M, Dunkelberg, W. & Umbeck, J. (1987). Monopsony Power and Hospital Discounts: The Case of Blue Cross" . Journal of Health Economics, .

Staten, M. & Umbeck J (1986). "A Study of Signaling Behavior in Occupational Disease Claims" . Journal of Law and Economics, vol. 2 (29), 263-286.

Barron, J. Loewenstein, M. & Umbeck, J. (1985). Predatory Pricing: The Case of the Retail Gasoline Market. Economic Inquiry, Contemporary Policy Issues, .

Barron, J. & Umbeck, J. (1984). "Divorcement of Retail Gasoline Marketing: A Forced Contractual Change" . Journal of Law and Economics, .

Umbeck, J. and Staten, M (1983). Compensating Stress Induced Disability: Incentive Problems. Safety in the Work Force, .

Staten, M. & Umbeck, J. (1982). "Information Costs and Incentives to Shirk: Disability Compensation of Air Traffic Controllers" . American Economic Review, .

Chatfield, R. & Umbeck, J. (1982). "Information Costs, Risk, and Creditors' Remedies" . Journal of Money Credit and Banking, .

Umbeck, J. (1981). "Might Makes Rights: A Theory of the Formation and Initial Distribution of Property Rights," . Economic Inquiry, .

Umbeck, J. (1980). "Shipping the Good Apples Out: Some Ambiguities in the Interpretation of Fixed Charge," . Journal of Political Economy, .

Umbeck, J. (1979). "The Welfare Effects of Sales Maximization: A Methodological Critique," . Economic Inquiry, .

Umbeck, J. (1977). A Theory of Contract Choice," . Journal of Law and Economics, .

John Umbeck (1977). The California Gold Rush: A Study of Emerging Property Rights. Explorations in Economic History, .

>Book Chapters

John Umbeck (2011). Self-Reliance in the California Gold Rush. Laissez Faire Books.

Umbeck, J. and Staten, M (2008). Rambonomics: The Economics of POWs. Book in Honor of Steven Cheung.