Francine Lafontaine

Ross School of Business
University of Michigan
701 Tappan Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Tel: 734/647-4915
Fax: 734/936-0279

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Institutional Affiliation: University of Michigan

NBER Working Papers and Publications

May 2020The Recent Evolution of Physical Retail Markets: Online Retailing, Big Box Stores, and the Rise of Restaurants
with Jagadeesh Sivadasan
in The Role of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Economic Growth, Aaron Chatterji, Josh Lerner, Scott Stern, and Michael J. Andrews, editors
July 2014Serial Entrepreneurship: Learning by Doing?
with Kathryn Shaw: w20312

Published: Francine Lafontaine & Kathryn Shaw, 2016. "Serial Entrepreneurship: Learning by Doing?," Journal of Labor Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 34(S2), pages S000 - S000. citation courtesy of

Do Large Modern Retailers Pay Premium Wages?
with Brianna Cardiff-Hicks, Kathryn Shaw: w20313

Published: Brianna Cardiff-Hicks & Francine Lafontaine & Kathryn Shaw, 2015. "Do Large Modern Retailers Pay Premium Wages?," ILR Review, Cornell University, ILR School, vol. 68(3), pages 633-665, May. citation courtesy of

September 2009Within-firm Labor Productivity across Countries: A Case Study
with Jagadeesh Sivadasan
in International Differences in the Business Practices and Productivity of Firms, Richard B. Freeman and Kathryn L. Shaw, editors
March 2002Contracting in the Absence of Specific Investments and Moral Hazard: Understanding Carrier-Driver Relations in U.S. Trucking
with Scott E. Masten: w8859
The Role of Residual Claims and Self-Enforcement in Franchise Contracting
with Emmanuel Raynaud: w8868
August 2001Targeting Managerial Control: Evidence from Franchising
with Kathryn L. Shaw: w8416

Published: Lafontaine, Francine and Kathryn L. Shaw. "Targeting Managerial Control: Evidence From Franchising," Rand Journal of Economics, 2005, v36(1,Spring), 131-150. citation courtesy of

March 2001International Franchising: Evidence from US and Canadian Franchisors in Mexico
with Joanne Oxley: w8179

Published: Francine Lafontaine & Joanne E. Oxley, 2004. "International Franchising Practices in Mexico: Do Franchisors Customize Their Contracts?," Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 13(1), pages 95-123, 03.

May 1998Incentive Contracting and the Franchise Decision
with Margaret E. Slade: w6544

Published: Advances in Business Applications of Game Theory, Chatterjee, K. and W. Samuelson, eds., Kluwer Academic Press, 2000.

December 1996The Characteristics of Multi-Unit Ownership in Franchising: Evidence from Fast-Food Restaurants in Texas
with Arturs Kalnins: w5859
May 1996The Dynamics of Franchise Contracting: Evidence from Panel Data
with Kathryn L. Shaw: w5585

Published: Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 107, no. 5 (October 1999): 1041-1080. citation courtesy of

September 1995Pricing Decisions in Franchised Chains: A Look at the Restaurant and Fast-Food Industry
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