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[Photo: John Sutton] Professor John SUTTON
Director of EI, Sir John Hicks Professor of Economics

Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7716
Email: j.sutton@lse.ac.uk
STICERD ,  32L 4.32

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Research Interests:
  • Market structure
  • Industrial development
  • Growth of firms
Current Research Projects:
  • Market share dynamics in industrial markets
  • Firm age and industry leadership
  • Evolution of capability and industrial development
Selected Publications: STICERD/CASE Publications:
  • The Auto-component Supply Chain in China and India - A Benchmark Study
    John Sutton, February 2004
    Paper No' EI 34: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Market Share Dynamics and the ‘Persistence of Leadership’ Debate
    John Sutton, January 2004
    Paper No' EI 37: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Rich Trades, Scarce Capabilities: Industrial Development Revisited
    John Sutton, September 2001
    Paper No' EI 28: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • The Variance of Firm Growth Rates: The 'Scaling' Puzzle
    John Sutton, September 2001
    Paper No' EI 27: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Game Theoretical Models of Market Structure
    John Sutton, October 1996
    Paper No' EI 15: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
    Paper copy now out of print.

  • Gibrat's Legacy
    John Sutton, October 1996
    Paper No' EI 14: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
    Paper copy now out of print.

  • The Size Distribution of Businesses, Part II
    John Sutton, December 1995
    Paper No' EI 10: Read Abstract

  • The Size Distribution of Businesses, Part I: A Benchmark Case
    John Sutton, December 1995
    Paper No' EI 09: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
    Paper copy now out of print.

  • One Smart Agent
    John Sutton, December 1995
    Paper No' EI 08: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
    Paper copy now out of print.

  • Multiproduct Firms and Market Structure (Now published in Quarterly Journal of Economics, (November 1989), pp.753-770.)
    Avner Shaked, John Sutton,  1987
    Paper No' TE/1987/154:
    Paper copy now out of print.

  • Non-Cooperative Bargaining Theory: An Introduction (Now published in Review of Economic Studies, vol.53, No.176 (1986), pp.709-724.)
    John Sutton,  1985
    Paper No' TE/1985/125:
    Paper copy now out of print.

  • An Outside Option Experiment (Now published in Rand Journal of Economics, vol.21 (Spring 1990), pp.45-62.)
    Ken Binmore, Avner Shaked, John Sutton,  1985
    Paper No' TE/1985/124:
    Paper copy now out of print.

  • Fairness or Gamesmanship in Bargaining: An Experimental Study (Now published in American Economic Review, vol.75, (Dec. 1985), pp. 1178-1180.)
    Ken Binmore, Avner Shaked, John Sutton,  1984
    Paper No' TE/1984/99:
    Paper copy now out of print.

  • The Semi-Walrasian Economy
    Avner Shaked, John Sutton,  1984
    Paper No' TE/1984/98:
    Paper copy now out of print.

  • Involuntary Unemployment as a Perfect Equilibrium in a Bargaining Model (Now published in Econometrica, vol.52, (1984), pp.1351-1364.)
    Avner Shaked, John Sutton,  1983
    Paper No' TE/1983/63:
    Paper copy now out of print.

  • Natural Oligopolies and the Gains from Trade
    Avner Shaked, John Sutton,  1982
    Paper No' TE/1982/51:
    Paper copy now out of print.

  • Natural Oligopolies and International Trade: An Introduction (Now published in Monopolistic Competition and International Trade, (editor) H. Kierszkowski (O.U.P., 1984).)
    Avner Shaked, John Sutton,  1982
    Paper No' TE/1982/50:
    Paper copy now out of print.

  • Price Competition Among Differentiated Products: A Detailed Study of a Nash Equilibrium
    J. Jaskold Gabszewicz, Avner Shaked, John Sutton, J.F. Thisse,  1981
    Paper No' TE/1981/37: Full paper (pdf)
    Paper copy now out of print.

  • Natural Oligopolies (Now published in Econometrica, vol.51, No.5, (1983), pp.1469-1483.)
    Avner Shaked, John Sutton,  1981
    Paper No' TE/1981/35:
    Paper copy now out of print.

  • Imperfect Capital Markets and the Monetarist Black Box: Liquidity Constraints, Inflation and the Asymmetric Effects of Interest Rate Policy (Now published in Economic Journal, vol. 92, pp.108-128.)
    Richard Jackman, John Sutton,  1981
    Paper No' TE/1981/20:
    Paper copy now out of print.

  • Anti-Hotelling: Relaxing Price Competition Through Product Differentiation (Now published in Review of Economic Studies, vol.49 (January 1982), pp.3-14.)
    Avner Shaked, John Sutton,  1981
    Paper No' TE/1981/19:
    Paper copy now out of print.

  • Imperfect Information, Perceived Quality and the Formation of Professional Groups (Now published in Journal of Economic Theory, vol.27, No.1 (1982), pp. 170-18.)
    John Sutton,  1980
    Paper No' TE/1980/12:
    Paper copy now out of print.

  • The Self Regulating Profession (Now published in Review of Economic Studies, vol.48 (1981), pp.217-234.)
    Avner Shaked, John Sutton,  1980
    Paper No' TE/1980/11:
    Paper copy now out of print.

  • A Formal Model of the Long Run Phillips Curve with Trade-off (Now published in Economica, Vol.48 (Nov.1981) pp.329-343.)
    John Sutton,  1980
    Paper No' TE/1980/03:
    Paper copy now out of print.