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Victor J. Tremblay

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Victor J. Tremblay

 

Department of Economics                                                       Phone:  (541) 737-2321

303 Ballard Extension Hall                                                      FAX:    (541) 737-5917

Oregon State University                                                         Email: V.Tremblay@OregonState.edu

Corvallis, Oregon 97331-3612

 

 

 

EDUCATION:

            Ph.D., Economics, August 1983, Washington State University.

            B.A., Economics, June 1973, University of California, Los Angeles.

 

ACADEMIC POSITIONS:

Professor (July 1994 - present), Department Chair (July 1990 - June 2002; September 2007 – August 2010), and Associate Professor (July 1990 - June 1994), Department of Economics, Oregon State University.

Advisory Committee Member (2004 - 2008), School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University.

Professor (July 1997 - August 2004), School of Management and Economics, Aomori Public College, Aomori, Japan.

Honorary Fellow (August, 1994 - July, 1995), Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Associate Professor (1988 - 1990), Department Head (July, 1989 - June, 1990), and Assistant Professor (1983 - 1988), Department of Economics, Kansas State University.

Instructor (1981 - 1983); Research and Teaching Assistant (1978 - 1981), Department of Economics, Washington State University.

 

EDITORIAL POSITIONS:

Special Editor (March 2004 - present), Review of Industrial Organization.  Edited Series:  Brewing (May, 2005), Cigarettes (May 2006), Motion Pictures (June 2007), and Sports (February, 2009), and Auctions (2010), Networks (forthcoming 2011), Market Structure (forthcoming, 2012), Internet Advertising (forthcoming, 2012, with Avi Goldfarb).

            Editorial Board Member (2011 - present), Theoretical Economics Letters.

Editorial Board Member (2012 – present), International Journal of Advances in Management Science.     

 

FIELDS OF INTEREST:

            Industrial Organization

            Microeconomics

            Applied Game Theory

 

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS:

“A Cournot-Bertrand Model with Advertising that Rotates Demand: The Case of Honda and Scion,” The Journal of the Economics of Business, 20 (1), February 2013, 125-141 (with Kosin Isariyawongse and Carol Horton Tremblay).

“Competition and Price Wars in the U.S. Brewing Industry,” Journal of Wine Economics, 7 (2), 2012, 226-240 (with Jay Gokhale).

“Endogenous Timing and Strategic Choice: The Cournot-Bertrand Model,” Bulletin of Economic Research, 2012 (with Carol Horton Tremblay and Kosin Isariyawongse).

“Market Power and Technology,” Review of Industrial Organization, 40 (2), March 2012, 139-146 (with Rolf Färe and Shawna Grosskopf).

“A General Cournot-Bertrand Model with Homogeneous Goods,” Theoretical Economics Letters, 1 (2), August 2011, 38-40 (with Mark Tremblay and Carol Tremblay).

“The Cournot-Bertrand Model and the Degree of Product Differentiation,” Economics Letters, 111 (3), June 2011, 233-235 (with Carol Horton Tremblay).

“The Neglect of Monotone Comparative Statics Methods,” Journal of Economic Education, 41 (2), 2010, 177-193 (with Carol Horton Tremblay). 

“The Effect of Marketing Regulations on Efficiency: LeChatelier Versus Coordination Effects,” Journal of Productivity Analysis, 32 (1), August 2009, 41-54 (with Natsuko Iwasaki).

“Generic Advertising in Markets with Informative Brand Advertising,” Journal of Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization, 7, 2009, 1-21 (with Kosin Isariyawongse and Yasushi Kudo).

“Brewing Wars of Attrition for Profit and Concentration,” Review of Industrial Organization, 33, December 2008, 263-279 (with Natsuko Iwasaki and Barry J. Seldon).

“The Advertising-Price Relationship: Theory and Evidence,” International Journal of the Economics of Business, 15 (2), July 2008, 149-167 (with Natsuko Iwasaki, Yasushi Kudo, and Carol Tremblay).

“Generic and Brand Advertising in Markets with Product Differentiation, Journal of Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization, 5, 2007, 1-15 (with Kosin Isariyawongse and Yasushi Kudo).

“The Measurement of Marketing Efficiency in the Presence of Spillovers: Theory and Evidence,” Managerial and Decision Economics, 27 (5), July/August 2006, 319-331 (with Michael Vardanyan).

“Advertising Restrictions and Cigarette Smoking: Evidence from Myopic and Rational Addiction Models,” Contemporary Economic Policy, 24 (3), July 2006, 370-381 (with Natsuko Iwasaki and Carol Horton Tremblay).

“Advertising, Search Costs, and Welfare,” Information Economics and Policy, 17 (3), July 2005, 317-333 (with Andrew Stivers). 

“The Dynamics of Industry Concentration for U.S. Micro and Macro Brewers,” Review of Industrial Organization, 26 (3), May 2005, 307-324 (with Carol Horton Tremblay and Natsuko Iwasaki). 

“Advertising Efficiency and the Choice of Media Mix: A Case of Beer,” International Journal of Industrial Organization, 22 (4) April 2004, 503-522 (with Rolf Färe, Shawna Grosskopf, and Barry Seldon).

“Advertising with Subjective Horizontal and Vertical Product Differentiation,” Review of Industrial Organization, 20 (3), May 2002, 253-265 (with Stephen Polasky).

“A Model of Vertical Differentiation, Brand Loyalty, and Persuasive Advertising,” Michael Baye and Jon Nelson, editors, Advances in Applied Microeconomics: Advertising and Differentiated Products, New York: JAI Press, Volume 10, 2001,  221-238 (with Carlos Martins-Filho).

“Advertising Restrictions, Competition, and Alcohol Consumption,” Contemporary Economic Policy, 19 (3), July 2001, 313-321 (with Kumiko Okuyama).

“The Welfare Effect of Advertising Restrictions in the U.S. Cigarette Industry,” Review of Industrial Organization, 18 (2), March 2001, 147-160 (with Stephen Farr and Carol Horton Tremblay).

“Reinterpreting the Effect of an Advertising Ban on Cigarette Smoking,” International Journal of Advertising, 18 (1), 1999, 41-50 (with Carol Horton Tremblay). 

“Efficiency and Technological Change in the U.S. Brewing Industry,” Journal of Productivity Analysis, 10 (3), 1998, 271-288 (with Joe Kerkvliet, William Nebesky, and Carol Horton Tremblay).

“Firm Success, National Status, and Product Line Diversification:  An Empirical Examination,” Review of Industrial Organization, 11 (6), December 1996, 771-789 (with Carol Horton Tremblay).

“Advertising, Price, and Welfare:  Evidence from the U.S. Brewing Industry,” Southern Economic Journal, 62 (2), October 1995, 367-381 (with Carol Horton Tremblay).

“Children and the Economics of Christmas Gift-Giving,” Applied Economics Letters, 2 (9), September 1995, 295-297 (with Carol Horton Tremblay).

“The Impact of Cigarette Advertising on Consumer Surplus, Profit, and Social Welfare,” Contemporary Economic Policy, 13 (1), January 1995, 113-124 (with Carol Horton Tremblay).

“Duopsony Models with Consistent Conjectural Variations,” Applied Economics Letters, 1 (1), January 1994, 4-8, (with Yang-Ming Chang).

“The Lost Art of Economics:  A Letter,” Journal of Economic Perspectives, 7 (3), Summer 1993, 211-213.

“Consistency Between the Law and its Enforcement:  The Case of Mergers,” Antitrust Bulletin, 38 (2), Summer 1993, 327-348.

“The Organizational Ecology of Strategic Groups in the American Brewing Industry:  A Comment,” Industrial and Corporate Change, 2 (1), January 1993, 91-98.

“Advertising and the U.S. Market Demand for Beer,” Applied Economics, 24 (1), January 1992, 69-76, (with Byunglak Lee).  Reprinted in Douglas J. Lamdin (editor), The Managerial Economics Reader, Miami, FL: Kolb Publishing, 1994.

“Oligopsony/Oligopoly Power and Factor Market Performance,” Managerial and Decision Economics, 12 (5), October 1991, 405-409 (with Yang-Ming Chang).

“Field Publishing Performance of U.S. Economics Departments,” Atlantic Economic Journal, 18 (2), June 1990, 37-48 (with Carol Horton Tremblay and Byunglak Lee).

“Publishing Performance in Industrial Economics:  Reply,” Review of Industrial Organization, 5 (1), Spring 1990, 147-158 (with Carol Horton Tremblay and Byunglak Lee).

“The Publishing Performance of U.S. Economics Departments in Industrial Economics,” Review of Industrial Organization, 4 (1), Spring 1989, 67-100 (with Carol Horton Tremblay and Byunglak Lee).

“The Determinants of Horizontal Acquisitions:  Evidence from the U.S. Brewing Industry,” Journal of Industrial Economics, 37 (1), September 1988, 21-45, (with Carol Horton Tremblay).

“The Thick Point Theorem,” Journal of Economic Education, 19 (3), Summer 1988, 269-270, (with Lawrence A. Wohl).

“Cigarette 'Health Scare,' Excise Taxes, and Advertising Ban:  Comment,” Southern Economic Journal, 54 (3), January 1988, 770-776 (with Kai Kao).

“Scale Economies, Technological Change, and Firm Cost Asymmetries in the U.S. Brewing Industry,” Quarterly Review of Economics and Business, 27 (2), Summer 1987, 71-86.

 “Strategic Groups and the Demand for Beer,” Journal of Industrial Economics, 34 (2), December 1985, 183-198.

“A Reappraisal of Interpreting Rising Concentration:  The Case of Beer,” Journal of Business, 58 (4), October 1985, 419-431.

 

BOOK CHAPTERS AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS:

“Introduction to the Series on the Economics of Internet Advertising,” Review of Industrial Organization, forthcoming (with Avi Goldbarb). 

Introduction to the Series on Market Structure and Efficiency,” Review of Industrial Organization, 40 (2), March 2012, 85-86.

“Recent Economic Developments in the Import and Craft Segments of the U.S. Brewing Industry,” with Carol Tremblay, in Johan Swinnen, editor, The Economics of Beer, Oxford University Press, 2011.

“Introduction to the Series on Network Economics,” Review of Industrial Organization, 38 (2), 2011, 117-118.  

“Introduction to the Series on the Economics of Auctions,” Review of Industrial Organization, 37 (1), 2010, 1-2.

“Introduction to the Series the Economics of Sports,” Review of Industrial Organization, 34 (1), February 2009.

“Introduction to the Series on the Motion Picture Industry,” Review of Industrial Organization, 30 (4), June 2007.

“Brewing: Games Brewers Play,” Victor J. Tremblay and Carol Horton Tremblay, editors, Industry and Firm Studies, New York: M.E. Sharpe, 2007 (with Carol Horton Tremblay).

“Introduction to the Series on the U.S. Cigarette Industry,” Review of Industrial Organization, 28 (3), May 2006.

“Introduction to Series on U.S. Brewing Industry,” Review of Industrial Organization, 26 (3), May 2005. 

“Alcohol Advertising and Alcohol Abuse:  Comments on Econometric Evidence,” Susan E. Martin, editor, The Effects of the Mass Media on the Use and Abuse of Alcohol, Bethesda, MD: Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Services, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 1995, 101-104.

“Regarding Levins’ ‘Farmers Who Solve Equations,’” Choices, Second Quarter, 1990, 5 (2), 41-42 (with Yang-Ming Chang).

 

MONOGRAPHS AND EDITED BOOKS:

New Perspectives on Industrial Organization: Contributions from Behavioral Economics and Game Theory, New York: Springer Publishing, July 2012 (with Carol Horton Tremblay).

Industry and Firm Studies, New York: M.E. Sharpe, 2007 (edited with Carol Horton Tremblay).

The U.S. Brewing Industry: Data and Economic Analysis, Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2005, reprinted in 2009 (with Carol Horton Tremblay).

 

BOOK REVIEW:

Product Differentiation and Non-Price Competition, by Norman J. Ireland, New York, Basil Blackwell Ltd., 1987, Review of Industrial Organization, Fall 1988, 3 (4), 151-156.

 

WORKING PAPERS AND WORK IN PROGRESS:

“Misvaluation and Behavioral Bias in Financial Markets,” (with Jay Gokhale and Carol Tremblay).

“The Potential for Short Run Shifting of a Corporate Profits Tax,” (with J. Richard Aronson and Peter J. Lambert).

“Toyota’s Accelerator Pedal Recall and Stockholder Wealth,” (with Raymond Brooks and Jay Gokhale).

“Valuation Bias and Profit Opportunities in Financial Markets,” (with Jay Gokhale and Elizabeth Schroeder).

“The Evolution of the Craft Brewing Industry,” (with Ken Elzinga and Carol Tremblay).

 

INVITED PRESENTATIONS & PARTICIPATION AT PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS:

“Brewing Storm: Antitrust and the U.S. Macro Brewers,” with Carol Horton Tremblay, Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section of the Oregon State Bar Association, Portland, Oregon, July 2, 2013. 

“Competition and Firm Strategy in the U.S. Brewing Industry,” with Jay Gokhale, Northwest Meeting of the Master Brewers Association of American, Oregon State University, Corvallis, September 29, 2012.

“Competition and Price Wars in the U.S. Brewing Industry,” Beeronomics Conference, University of California, Davis, November 3, 2011.

“The Cournot-Bertrand Model,” with Carol Tremblay, Department of Economics, California State University, Fullerton, September 16, 2011.

“The Role of Marketing in the Evolution of the U.S. Brewing Industry,” with Carol Tremblay, Conference of the American Association of Wine Economists, University of California, Davis, June 26, 2010.

“Cournot and Bertrand Competition when Advertising Rotates Demand: The Case of Honda and Scion,” with Carol Tremblay, Department of Economics, Central European University, Budapest, October 5, 2009.

“Cournot and Bertrand Models with Advertising,” with Carol Tremblay, Pacific Lutheran University, April 24, 2009.

“The Economics of the U.S. Brewing Industry,” Winter Meeting of the Northwest Section of the American Society of Brewing Chemists, with Carol Tremblay, Pacific City Oregon, February 25, 2007.

“The Effect of Marketing Regulations on Efficiency: LeChatelier Versus Coordination Effects,” Department of Economics, Kansas State University, October 27, 2006.

“Marketing Efficiency and Performance in the U.S. Brewing Industry,” with Yasushi Kudo, Southern Economics Association Conference, Washington, D.C., November 18, 2005.

“The Economics of the U.S. Brewing Industry,” with Carol Tremblay, Siebel Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, October 8, 2005.

“Production and Marketing Efficiency in a Regulated Environment: Evidence from the U.S. Cigarette Industry,” with Natsuko Iwasaki, Western Economics Association International Conference, San Francisco, California, July 6, 2005.

“Changing Concentration in U.S. Brewing,” two hour presentation for class in the Food Science and Technology Department, OSU (Introduction to Wines, Beers, and Spirits, FST251), Fall 2005.

“Advertising, Search Costs, and Social Welfare,” Graduate School of Management and Economics, Aomori Public College, Aomori, Japan, July 2004.

“Advertising, Welfare, and Supermodularity,” International Industrial Organization Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, April 4, 2003.

“The Welfare Effect of Persuasive and Informative Advertising,” Social Science Research Roundtable, Oregon State University, May 9, 2002. 

“Informative and Persuasive Advertising in Markets with Horizontal and Vertical Differentiation,” Southern Economic Association, 71st Annual Conference, Tampa, FL, November 18, 2001.

“Informative and Persuasive Advertising in Markets with Horizontal and Vertical Product Differentiation,” Department of Economics, Washington State University, August 30, 2001.

“Persuasive and Informative Advertising in Markets with Vertical and Horizontal Product Differentiation,” Graduate School of Management and Economics, Aomori Public College, Aomori, Japan, August 2000.

“The Welfare Effect of Advertising Restrictions in the U.S. Cigarette Industry,” (with Stephen Farr and Carol Horton Tremblay), meeting of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Scientists, Las Vegas, NV, February 19, 2000.

“The Welfare Effect of Advertising in the U.S. Cigarette Market,” (with Stephen Farr and Carol Tremblay), Graduate School of Management and Economics, Aomori Public College, Aomori, Japan, August 1999.

“Advertising and Brand Loyalty in Models of Subjective Product Differentiation,” (with Stephen Polasky), meeting of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Scientists, Las Vegas, NV, February 20, 1999.

“A Model of Vertical Differentiation, Brand Loyalty, and Persuasive Advertising,” (with Carlos Martins), Graduate School of Management and Economics, Aomori Public College, Aomori, Japan, July 1998.

“Advertising and Brand Loyalty in Models with Subjective Product Differentiation,” Graduate School of Management and Economics, Aomori Public College, Aomori, Japan, July 1997.   

“The Welfare Effects of Advertising Bans and Sin Taxes in the Brewing Industry,” Western Economics Association International Conference, San Francisco, CA, June 29, 1996 (with Douglas Denney).

“Advertising, Price, and Welfare:  Evidence from the U.S. Brewing Industry,” Department of Economics, Washington State University, December 1, 1995.

“Advertising, Price, and Welfare:  Evidence from the U.S. Brewing Industry,” Industrial Organization Workshop, University of Wisconsin-Madison, November 16, 1994.

“The Welfare Effects of Cigarette Advertising:  An Application of Bootstrapping,” Western Economics Association International Conference, June 1993.

 “The Causes of Rising Concentration in the U.S. Brewing Industry: 1950-1988,” Teaching Economics Conference sponsored by the McGraw-Hill Publishing Co., Robert Morris College, Pittsburgh, PA, February 12-13, 1993.

Discussant at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism meeting (Department of Health and Human Services), Session on the Effects of the Mass Media on the Use and Abuse of Alcohol, Rockville, MD, September 24-25, 1992.

“The Determinants of Horizontal Acquisitions:  Evidence from the U.S. Brewing Industry,” Allied Social Science Association Meeting, December 1987.

Discussant at the Econometric Society Meeting, Session on Functional Forms in Production Economics, December 1984.

“Scale Economies, Technological Change, and Firm Cost Asymmetries in the U.S. Brewing Industry,” Southern Economic Association Meeting, Atlanta, GA, November 1984.

“Strategic Groups and the Demand for Beer,” presented at the Midwest Economic Association Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 1984.

 

REFEREEING:

American Business Law Journal, Applied Economics, Contemporary Economic Policy, Economic Inquiry, Economic Modeling, Economic Theory, Economica, Environmental and Resource Economics, International Economic Review, International Journal of the Economics of Business, International Journal of Economics and Business Research, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Journal of Agricultural and Food Industrial Organization, Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Journal of Agricultural Economics, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Economics and Business, Journal of Industrial Economics, Journal of Wine Economics, Managerial and Decision Economics, Marketing Science, Quarterly Review of Economics and Business, Research in Transportation Economics, Review of Industrial Organization, Social Science Quarterly, South Eastern European Journal of Economics, Southern Economic Journal, Theoretical Economics Letters, University Grants Council of Hong Kong.

 

DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS AND MASTER’S THESES, MAJOR PROFESSOR

Assem Algursan, “Mergers, Financial Market Efficiency, and Event Studies in Saudi Arabia,” Ph.D. Dissertation, Oregon State University, Expected Fall 2013. 

Jayendra Gokhale, “The Behavior of Economic Agents and Economic Performance,” Ph.D. Dissertation, Oregon State University, Expected May 2013. 

Wenfeng Yan, “Essays on the Effect of Product Recalls on Mergers and Firm Performance,” Ph.D. Dissertation, Oregon State University, February 2012. 

Abinet Onkiso, “Efficiency and Productivity in U.S. Commercial Banking: A Non-Parametric Approach,” Master’s Thesis, Oregon State University, June 2009.

Keyi Lu, “Efficiency and Concentration in the Chinese Banking Industry,” Master’s Thesis, Oregon State University, June 2009.

Kosin Isariyawongse, “Topic in Applied Microeconomics,” Ph.D. Dissertation, Oregon State University, May 2009.

Chayun Pipoblabanan, “Essays on Parametric and Nonparametric Estimation of Market Structure and Tax Incidence in the U.S. Brewing Industry,” Ph.D. Dissertation, Oregon State University, 2008.

Yasushi Kudo, “Essays on Strategic Behavior in Supermodular Settings: Lobbying, Advertising, and Price,” Ph.D. Dissertation, Oregon State University, 2007.

Ruttana Ruttanajarounsub, “Hedonic Pricing and Country of Origin Bias in the U.S. Brewing Industry,” Master’s Thesis, Oregon State University, 2007.

Natsuko Iwasaki, “Dynamic Issues in Applied Microeconomics: Market Performance, Market Structure, and Advertising Competition,” Ph.D. Dissertation, Oregon State University, 2006.

Jung Teag Ko, “The Estimation of Sunk Costs in the U.S. Brewing Industry,” Master’s Thesis, Oregon State University, 2005.

Wen-Yi Chen, Master’s Non-Thesis Option, Oregon State University, 2005.

Hyungho Youn, “Essays on Information Economics,” Ph.D. Dissertation, Oregon State University, 2003.

Saeyoon Sohn, “Essays on Market Imperfection,” Ph.D. Dissertation, Oregon State University, 2001.

Hui Bo Liu, Master’s Non-Thesis Option, 2000.

Hongrong Feng, “State Excise Taxes and Public Choice: Evidence from the U.S. Brewing Industry,” Master’s Thesis, Oregon State University, 1998.

Stephen Farr, “Cigarette Advertising, Price, and Social Welfare: Empirical Evidence,” Master’s Thesis, Oregon State University, 1997.

Tae-Yong Yoon, "Macroeconomic Business Fluctuations and Economic Growth:  The Case of Korea," Ph.D. Dissertation, Oregon State University, 1996.

Kiseol Nam, "Import Competition and Strategic Group Behavior," Ph.D. Dissertation, Oregon State University, 1996.

Thomas Bostrom, Master’s Non-Thesis Option, Oregon State University, 1996.

Bryan Conway, Master’s Non-Thesis Option, Oregon State University, 1996.

Diana Goodwin, “Congressional Influence on Department of Justice Merger Guidelines: A Case Study,” Master’s Thesis, 1996.

Byunglak Lee, “Advertising and the Demand for Beer in the U.S.,” Ph.D. Dissertation, Kansas State University, 1989.

Doris Huberal, “Market Power in the Retail Food Industry,” Master’s Thesis, Kansas State University, 1988.

 

 

REFERENCES:  Available upon request.