Selected Published Papers of

H.E. Frech III

Economics Department

University of California, Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA 93106



“Property Rights Theory of the Firm: Empirical Results from a Natural Experiment,” Journal of Political Economy 84, 1 (January, 1976) pp. 143-152


“Strategic Behavior and Antitrust Analysis,” (with William S. Comanor) American Economic Review, Vol. 74, No. 2 (May, 1984) pp. 372-376


“The Competitive Effects of Vertical Agreements,” (with W.S. Comanor) American Economic Review, Vol. 75, No. 3 (June 1985) pp. 539-5


“Deterring Fraud: The Role of Resale Price Maintenance,” (with Robert F. Springer) Journal of Business, Vol. 59, No. 3 Journal of Business, Vol. 59, No. 3 (July 1986), pp. 433-45


“The Welfare Cost of Rationing-by Queuing: Theory and Estimates from the U.S. Gasoline Crises,” (with Bill Lee) Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. CII, No. 1 (Feb. 1987), pp. 97-108


“Review of Serious and Unstable Condition: Financing America's Health Care, by Henry J. Aaron,” Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. XXX, No. 4 (Dec. 1992), pp. 2165-2166


“European versus American Economics, Artificial Intelligence and Scientific Content,” Kyklos, Vol. 48 (1995), pp. 219-226.


“Resolving the Impasse on Hospital Scale Economies: A New Approach,” (with Lee Rivers Mobley) Applied Economics. Vol. 27 (1995) pp. 286-296


“Efficiency, Growth, and Concentration: An Empirical Analysis of Hospital Markets,” (with Lee R. Mobley) Economic Inquiry, Vol. 38, No. 3 (July 2000), pp. 369-384


“Critical Thinking About ‘Critical Loss’ in Antitrust,” (with Kenneth L. Danger), Antitrust Bulletin, Vol. 46, No. 2 (Summer 2001), pp. 339-356


“Elzinga-Hogarty Tests and Alternative Approaches for Market Share Calculations in Hospital Markets,” (with James Langenfeld and R. Forrest McCluer), Antitrust Law Journal, (2004) Vol. 71, No. 3, pp. 921-948


“Why Subsidize Private Health Insurance?,” (with Sandra Hopkins) Australian Economic Review, Vol. 37, No. 3 (Sept. 2004), pp. 243-256


“Review of Managed Care and Monopoly Power: the Antitrust Challenge, by Deborah Haas-Wilson,” Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. XLII, No. 2 (June 2005), pp. 508-510


“Is the United States an outlier in health care and health outcomes? A preliminary analysis,” (with William S. Comanor and Richard D. Miller, Jr.) International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics, Vol. 6, No. 1 (March 2006), pp. 3-23