Silke Januszewski Forbes


Department of Economics
Weatherhead School of Management
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106
email: silke 'dot' forbes 'at' case 'dot' edu
phone: (216) 368-2197

Curriculum Vitae

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Quality Disclosure Programs and Internal Organizational Practices: Evidence from Flight Delays, joint with Mara Lederman and Trevor Tombe, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, May 2015 (Lead Article).

Contract Form and Technology Adoption in a Network Industry, joint with Mara Lederman, Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization 29 (2), April 2013, 385-413.

When Educators are the Learners: Private Contracting by Public Schools, joint with Nora Gordon, B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, Contributions 12 (1), January 2012.

Does Vertical Integration Affect Firm Performance? Evidence from the Airline Industry , joint with Mara Lederman, RAND Journal of Economics 41 (4), Winter 2010, 765-790. (working paper version)

Adaptation and Vertical Integration in the Airline Industry , joint with Mara Lederman, American Economic Review 99 (5), December 2009, 1831-1849. (working paper version)

(A previous version of this paper was circulated under the title "Control Rights, Network Structure and Vertical Integration: Evidence from Regional Airlines")

The Effect of Air Traffic Delays on Airline Prices, International Journal of Industrial Organization 26 (5), September 2008, 1218-1232. (working paper version)

The Effect of Service Quality and Expectations on Customer Complaints, Journal of Industrial Economics 56 (1), March 2008, 190-213. (working paper version)

The Role of Regional Airlines in the U.S. Airline Industry, joint with Mara Lederman, in: Darin Lee (ed.), Advances in Airline Economics, Vol. II, Elsevier 2007

Product market competition, corporate governance and firm performance: an empirical analysis for Germany, joint with Jens Koeke and Joachim Winter, Research in Economics 56 (3), September 2002, 299-332.

Working Papers and Work in Progress

Switching Costs in Health Insurance, joint with Gordon Dahl (UC San Diego)

Delay Reporting Requirements and Scheduled Flight Times, joint with Mara Lederman (University of Toronto) and Michael Wither (Charles River Associates)

Co-Location and Innovation, joint with Kristina McElheran (University of Toronto)

Do Mergers Lower Service Quality? Evidence from the Airline Industry , joint with Mara Lederman (University of Toronto)

How Do Horizontal Mergers Affect Reliability? Evidence from Electricity Distribution

Price Sensitivity for Add-on Products, joint with Yesim Orhun (University of Michigan)


Project Description for NSF grant SES-1124154