Ricard Gil, PhD

Associate Professor

Academic Discipline: Economics, Management & Organization

Areas of Interest: Competitive Strategy, Human Resource Management, and Economics for Decision Making

Phone: 410-234-9458

Email: ricard.gil@jhu.edu


Ricard Gil, PhD (Economics, University of Chicago), joined the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School in 2011. He is an Associate Professor in the research track with expertise in organizational economics, industrial organization, and applied microeconomics.

Honors & Distinctions

  • 2015 – CEPR-Deutsche Bahn Prize for Outstanding Research in Organisation and Management.
  • 2014 – Kenichi Miyazawa Prize by the Japan Fair Trade Commission.
  • 2011, 2012 - Finalist to Oliver E. Williamson Prize for Best Article in Law, Economics and Organization.
  • 2010, 2012, 2014 - NET Institute Summer Research Grant.
  • 2007 - Young Economist Essays Award, European Association for Research in Industrial Economics.
  • 2003-04 - Henry Morgenthau Jr. Memorial Fund Dissertation Fellowship, University of Chicago.

Selected Publications

  • "The Impact of Competition on ‘Make or Buy’ Decisions: Evidence from the Spanish Local TV Industry," with Christian A. Ruzzier. Accepted at Management Science.
  • “Outsourcing of Peripheral Services: Evidence from Spanish Manufacturing Plant-Level Data,” with Jose Enrique Galdon-Sanchez and Alberto Bayo-Moriones. European Economic Review, Volume 78, August 2015, pp. 328-344.
  • "The Adoption of New Technologies: Understanding Hollywood's (Slow and Uneven) Conversion to Color," with Ryan Lampe. The Journal of Economic History, 2014, v. 74, No. 4, pp. 987-1014.
  • "Does Vertical Integration Decrease Prices? Evidence from the Paramount Antitrust Case of 1948." American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Vol. 7, No. 2 (May 2015), pp. 162-91.
  • “Vertical Integration, Exclusivity and Game Sales Performance in the US Video Game Industry,” with Frederic Warzynski. Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, 2015, Volume 31 (suppl 1): i143-i168.
  • "Regulation, Enforcement, and Entry: Evidence from the Spanish Local TV Industry" (with Mitsukuni Nishida). International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2014, January, 32, 11-23.
  • “Clinical Papers in Organizational Economics” (with George P. Baker). Handbook of Organizational Economics, Editors Robert Gibbons and John Roberts.
  • “Self-Enforcing Agreements and Relational Contracting: Evidence from California Highway Procurement,” with Justin Marion. Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization. Vol. 29, Issue 2, pp. 239-277.
  • “Using Revenue–Sharing to Implement Flexible Pricing: Evidence from Movie Exhibition Contracts,” with Francine Lafontaine. Journal of Industrial Economics, Vol. 60, Issue 2, June 2012, Pages: 187–219"Airing Your Dirty Laundry: Social Networks, Reputational Capital and Vertical Integration" (with W. Hartmann), Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, 2011
  • "Empirical Analysis of Metering Price Discrimination: Evidence from Concession Sales at Movie Theaters" (with W. Hartmann), Marketing Science, 2009
  • "Revenue Sharing Distortions and Vertical Integration in the Movie Industry," Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization,2009.
  • "Do Democracies Have Different Public Policies than Non-Democracies?" (with C. Mulligan and X. Sala-i-Martin), Journal of Economics Perspectives, 2004.

Works In Progress

  • "Optimal Pricing of Access and Secondary Goods with Repeat Purchases: Evidence from Online Grocery Shopping and Delivery Fees," with Ozge Sahin and Evsen Korkmaz.
  • "On the Determinants and Consequences of Informal Contracting," with Giorgio Zanarone.
  • "Relational Adaptation Under Reel Authority," with Daniel Barron, Robert Gibbons, and Kevin Murphy. 
  • "Does Competition Increase Quality? Evidence from the US Airline Industry," with Myongjin Kim.
  • “The Valure of Relational Adaptation in Outsourcing: Evidence from the US Airline Industry,” with Myongjin Kim and Giorgio Zanarone.