Francine Lafontaine

Francine Lafontaine

  • Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research
  • William Davidson Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy
  • Professor of Economics, LSA
Education
  • PhD University of British Columbia 1988

Contact Information

Phone
(734) 647-4915
Fax
(734) 936-8715
Email
Room
Dean's Suite (R2420)(Primary), R6390(Secondary)
Research

Francine Lafontaine's areas of interest are in the field of Industrial Organization, with a special focus on vertical relationships, including franchising and other forms of inter-firm contracting, and related antitrust issues. Her research is mostly concerned with the application of advances in contract theory to the analysis of organizational issues in the vertical chain, especially into distribution. She also considers the effect of contracting practices on firm performance, as well as issues surrounding business creation and survival in retail and small-scale service industries more generally.

On the Use of Economics in Support of the Competition Mission at the FTC

Authors
Lafontaine, F.
Published Date
2016

Source

Institute of Competition Law
Pages: 
43-50
Global Antitrust Economics, Current Issues in Antitrust and Law & Economics
Douglas H. Ginsburg and Joshua D. Wright

Discussion of Wouter Dessein's Incomplete Contracts and Firm Boundaries: New Directions

Authors
Lafontaine, F.
Published Date
2016

Source

Oxford University Press
Pages: 
61-64
The Impact of Incomplete Contracts on Economics
Philippe Aghion, Mathias Dewatripont, Patrick Legros, Luigi Zingales

Franchising and Exclusive Distribution: Adaptation and Antitrust

Authors
Francine Lafontaine
Published Date
2015

Source

Oxford University Press
Oxford Handbook on International Antitrust Economics
Roger Blair and Daniel Sokol

Incentive and Strategic Contracting: Implications for the Franchise Decision

Authors
Lafontaine, F. and Slade, M.
Published Date
2014

Source

Springer
Pages: 
137-188
Game Theory and Business Applications, 2nd edition
Kalyan Chatterjee and William Samuelson

Inter-Firm Contracts: The Evidence

Authors
Francine Lafontaine, Margaret Slade
Published Date
2012

Source

Princeton University Press
Handbook of Organizational Economics
R. Gibbons and J. Roberts

Within-firm Labor Productivity across Countries: A Case Study

Authors
Francine Lafontaine and Jagadeesh Sivadasan
Published Date
09/2009

Source

NBER and University of Chicago Press
International Differences in the Business Practices and Productivity of Multinational Firms: A Case-Based Approach
Richard Freeman and Kathryn L. Shaw
Authors
Lo, D, Dessein, W., Ghosh, M., and Lafontaine, F.
Published Date
2016

Source

Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization
Volume: 
32
Issue: 
3
Pages: 
508-544
Authors
Lafontaine, F. and K. Shaw
Published Date
04/2016

Source

Journal of Labor Economics
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
S2
Pages: 
S217-S254
Authors
Cardiff-Hicks, B, Lafontaine F., and Shaw K.
Published Date
05/2015

Source

Industrial and Labor Relations Review
Volume: 
68
Issue: 
3
Pages: 
633-665
Authors
Balan, D, DeGraba, P., Lafontaine, F., McAlvanah, P., Raval D. and Schmidt, D.
Published Date
2015

Source

Review of Industrial Organization
Volume: 
47
Issue: 
4
Pages: 
371-398
Authors
Roger Blair and Francine Lafontaine
Published Date
01/2015

Source

Managerial and Decision Economics
Volume: 
36
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
33-43

Franchising: Directions for Future Research

Authors
Lafontaine, F.
Published Date
02/2014

Source

International Journal of the Economics of Business
Volume: 
21
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
21-25
Authors
Kosová, R, Lafontaine F, Perrigot, R
Published Date
10/2013

Source

Review of Economics And Statistics
Volume: 
95
Issue: 
4
Pages: 
1303-1323

Too Far Away? The Effect of Distance to Headquarters on Business Establishment Performance

Authors
Kalnins, A. and Lafontaine, F.
Published Date
08/2013

Source

AEJ - Microeconomics
Volume: 
5
Issue: 
3
Pages: 
157-179

Much Ado about Chains: A Research Agenda

Authors
Renáta Kosová , Francine Lafontaine
Published Date
05/2012

Source

International Journal of Industrial Organization
Volume: 
30
Issue: 
3
Pages: 
303-308

Using Revenue Sharing to Implement Flexible Pricing: Evidence from Movie Exhibition Contracts

Authors
Ricard Gil, Francine Lafontaine
Published Date
06/2012

Source

Journal of Industrial Economics
Volume: 
60
Issue: 
2
Pages: 
187-219
Authors
Desmond (Ho-Fu) Lo, Mrinal Ghosh, and Francine Lafontaine
Published Date
08/2011

Source

Journal of Marketing Research
Volume: 
48
Issue: 
4
Pages: 
781-798
Authors
Francine Lafontaine, Fiona Scott Morton
Published Date
08/2010

Source

Journal of Economic Perspectives
Volume: 
24
Issue: 
3
Pages: 
233-250
Authors
Renáta Kosová, Francine Lafontaine
Published Date
09/2010

Source

Journal of Industrial Economics
Volume: 
58
Issue: 
3
Pages: 
542-578
Authors
Francine Lafontaine, Margaret E. Slade
Published Date
09/2010

Source

Antitrust Bulletin
Volume: 
55
Issue: 
3

Franchise Contracting and Organization - Revised Edition, 2010

Authors
LaFontaine, Francine (Ed.)
Published Date
2005

Source

Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar

The Economics of Franchising

Authors
Lafontaine, F. and Blair, R.
Published Date
2005

Source

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Ross Thought In Action
Research co-authored by Professor Francine Lafontaine shows ripple effects of housing wealth.