If you have trouble accessing any published or unpublished work, please contact me for a copy.

Working projects:

Differentiation in Adoption of Environmental Standards: LEED from 2000-2010, with Tim Simcoe and Yanfei Wang, May 2016.

Estimating Network Effects in a Dynamic Environment, with Gautam Gowrisankaran and Minsoo Park, March 2014.

Computing Price-Cost Margins in a Durable Goods Environment, with Gautam Gowrisankaran and Grace Yu, March 2014.

Payment Choice with Consumer Panel Data, with Michael Cohen, March 2013.

Discrete Adjustment Costs, Investment Dynamics, and Productivity Growth: Evidence from Chilean Manufacturing Plants, with Olga Fuentes and Simon Gilchrist

A Structural Model of Network Formation: World Air Services Agreements, with Phil McCalman


Rysman, M. and Schuh, S. (In Press). New innovations in payments. In Lerner, J. and Stern, S., editors, Innovation Policy and the Economy, volume 16. University of Chicago Press.

Koulayev, S., Rysman, M., Schuh, S., and Stavins, J. (2016). Explaining adoption and use of payment instruments by US consumers. RAND Journal of Economics, 47:293–325.

Jin, G. and Rysman, M. (2015). Platform pricing at sports cards conventions. Journal of Industrial Economics, 63:704–735. (Mathematica Code for Appendix)

Rysman, M. and Wright, J. (2014). The economics of payment cards. Review of Network Economics, 13:303–353.

Greene, C., Rysman, M., Schuh, S., and Shy, O. (2014). Costs and benefits of building faster payment systems: The U.K. experience and implications for the United States. FRB Boston Current Policy Perspectives 14-5.

Rysman, M. (2013). Exclusionary practices in two-sided markets. In Hawk, B. E., editor, Proceedings of the 39th Fordham Competition Law Institute International Conference on Antitrust Law and Policy, pages pp. 537–564, New York. Juris.

Gowrisankaran, G. and Rysman, M. (2012) Dynamics of Consumer Demand for New Durable Goods. Journal of Political Economy, 120, 1173-1219.

Rysman, M and Simcoe, T. (2011) A NAASTy Alternative to RAND PricingTelecommunication Policy, 35, 1010-1017

Crowe, M., Rysman, M. and Stavins, J. (2010). Mobile Payments in the United States at Retail Point of Sale: Current Market and Future ProspectsReview of Network Economics 9, Article 2.

Mehta, A, Rysman, M. and Simcoe, T. (2010). Identifying the Age Profile of Patent CitationsJournal of Applied Econometrics25, 1179–1204.

De Stefano, M. & Rysman, M. (2010). Competition Policy as Strategic Trade with Differentiated ProductsReview of International Economics, 18, 758-771.

Rysman, M. (2010). Consumer payment choice: Measurement topics. In The Changing Retail Payments Landscape: What Role for Central Banks? An International Payment Policy Conference, pages 61–81. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

Rysman, M. (2009). The Economics of Two-Sided Markets. Journal of Economic Perspectives, 23, 125-144. [via ProQuest] [via Informs] [via Ingenta] [via JSTOR]

Rysman, M. & Simcoe, T. (2008). Patents and the Performance of Voluntary Standard Setting Organizations. Management Science, 54, 1920-1934. [via ProQuest] [via Informs] [via JSTOR]

Greenstein, S. & Rysman, M. (2007). Coordination Costs and Standard Setting: Lessons from 56K Modems. In S. Greenstein & V. Stango (Eds.), Standards and Public Policy. Cambridge University Press. 123-159.  Also: CSIO Working Paper #56, Northwestern University. December, 2004 (This paper is a case study of the 56K modem case at the ITU, which relies heavily on telephone interviews of participants.)

Rysman, M., (2007). An Empirical Analysis of Payment Card Usage. Journal of Industrial Economics 55, 1-36. [via Blackwell] [via JSTOR]

Greenstein, S. and Rysman, M. (2007). Coordination costs and standard setting: Lessons from 56k modems. In Greenstrein, S. and Stango, V., editors, Standards and Public Policy, pages 123–159. Cambridge University Press.

Rysman, M. and Simcoe, T. (2007). The performance of standard setting organizations: Using patent data for evaluation. Journal of IT Standards and Standardization Research, 5:25–40.

Augereau, A., Greenstein, S. & Rysman, M. (2006). Coordination versus Differentiation in a Standards War:  The Adoption of 56K Modems. RAND Journal of Economics 37, 887-909.. [via ABI/Inform] [via Wilson Web] [via JSTOR]

Ackerberg, D., & Rysman, M. (2005). Unobserved Product Differentiation in Discrete Choice Models: Estimating Price Elasticities and Welfare Effects. RAND Journal of Economics 36, 771-788. [via ABI/Inform] [via WilsonWeb] [via JSTOR] (web supplement)     

Busse, M., & Rysman, M. (2005). Competition and Price Discrimination in Yellow Pages Advertising. RAND Journal of Economics, 36, 378-390. [via ABI/Inform] [via WilsonWeb] [via JSTOR]

Rysman, M. & Greenstein, S. (2005). Testing for Agglomeration and Dispersion. Economics Letters,  86, 405-411. [via ScienceDirect]

Rysman, M. (2004). Competition Between Networks: A Study of the Market for Yellow Pages. Review of Economic Studies71, 483-512.[via Blackwell] [via ABI/Inform] [via JSTOR]

Rysman, M. (2001). How Many Franchises in a Market? International Journal of Industrial Organization, 19, 519-542. [via ScienceDirect]

Older projects:

Rysman, M. (2003). Adoption Delay in a Standards War.   (A theoretical paper analyzing the hypothesis put forth in Augereau, Greenstein and Rysman)

Competition Policy as Strategic Trade,  July 2001.     (Algebra for Lemma 6)  This paper has a few citations so I leave it here, but it is largely superseded by the paper with De Stefano available above.