Research Interests for Tracy R. Lewis

Research Interests:

Professor Lewis specializes in the study of industrial organization and contracting theory. He has received funding from a number of grants throughout his career, including those awarded by the National Science Foundation, the Center for the Study of the Service Economy, the Canada Council, the Veteran’s Administration, and others. He has been publishing his research findings and ideas in a number of books and academic journals since 1976. Some of his earliest published papers include the titles, “Monopoly Exploitation of an Exhaustible Resource,” “The Exhaustion and Depletion of Natural Resources,” and “Energy vs. the Environment.” His more recent projects include, “Managing Dynamic Competition” and “Regulating an Innovating Monopolist,” both written in collaboration with Duke colleague Huseyin Yildrim, and also “Bargaining when Exchange Affects the Value of Future Trade” with Charles Hadlock. His most widely known work is perhaps the “Brander-Lewis model of oligopolistic competition,” which he co-authored with James A. Brander and published in 1986. Along with his independent research, Professor Lewis has also been an Economic Advisor for the National Research Council at the Academy of Sciences and a research associate for the CIRANO Research Foundation at the University of Montreal.

Recent Publications
  1. Lewis, T; Schwartz, A, Unenforceable securitization contracts, Yale Journal on Regulation, vol. 37 no. 1 (December, 2020), pp. 164-218 [abs]
  2. Liu, F; Lewis, TR; Song, JS; Kuribko, N, Long-term partnership for achieving efficient capacity allocation, Operations Research, vol. 67 no. 4 (January, 2019), pp. 984-1001 [doi[abs]
  3. Lewis, TR; Sappington, DM, Procurement and quality monitoring, in Incentives in Procurement Contracting (January, 2019), pp. 61-76, ISBN 0813385660 [abs]
  4. Chen, Q; Lewis, TR; Schipper, K; Zhang, Y, Uniform Versus Discretionary Regimes in Reporting Information with Unverifiable Precision and a Coordination Role, Journal of Accounting Research, vol. 55 no. 1 (March, 2017), pp. 153-196, WILEY [doi[abs]
  5. Boleslavsky, R; Lewis, TR, Evolving influence: Mitigating extreme conflicts of interest in advisory relationships, Games and Economic Behavior, vol. 98 (July, 2016), pp. 110-134, Elsevier BV [doi[abs]