Who is Best at Negotiating Pharmaceutical Rebates?

Posted on my www.nu-retail.com blog as .pdf on 12-1-2005 The roll out of the new Medicare drug benefit program has renewed the debate about who is best at negotiating drug rebates with pharmaceutical manufacturers (“Pharma”).  Those who favor the Federal government point to statistics showing that Medicaid gets significantly better rebates than private sector entities […]

Quantifying the Requirements to Scale A Robotaxi Business – Apple

Summary Carpooling is now seen as last big opportunity to grow a shared mobility as a service (MaaS) business ahead of the arrival of autonomous vehicles (AVs). We present the case that Waze’s altruistic vision of carpooling is insufficient to scale the business. Our transactional vision of the business, requiring market pay rates to drivers, […]

An Outline of an Decentralized Alternative to the Order Book

In a crypto-economic trading platform: “The network becomes the exchange” Snapchat (ephemeral) bid-asks User-defined smart contracts The order book is a market design for the exchange of goods and assets. It dates back to the European coffee houses of the late 1600s.  In London, Jonathan’s Coffee House was a significant meeting place for traders in […]

An Alternative to the Order Book as the Market Design of a Crypto-Economic Trading Platform

In a crypto-economic trading platform: “The network becomes the exchange” Snapchat (ephemeral) bid-asks User-defined smart contracts The order book is a market design for the exchange of goods and assets.  It dates back to the European coffee houses of the late 1600s.  In London, Jonathan’s Coffee House was a significant meeting place for traders in […]

A Decentralized Alternative to the Order Book

In a crypto-economic trading platform: “The network becomes the exchange” Snapchat (ephemeral) bid-asks User-defined smart contracts Exchanges are regulated by the SEC and take years to gain approval.  Recently, the SEC has announced that all crypto exchanges are illegal unless they register with SEC. There are two key design principles informing a market design presented […]