The 6th Annual INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION CONFERENCE

Summary of All Sessions

#Date/TimeLocationTypeTitlePapers
1May 16, 2008
18:30-20:00
Ball 208 invited Banking3
2May 16, 2008
18:30-20:00
Ball 401 invited Empirical IO3
3May 16, 2008
18:30-20:00
Ball 211 invited Reputation and Monitoring3
4May 16, 2008
18:30-20:00
Ball 213 invited Strategic Marketing and Investment3
5May 16, 2008
18:30-20:00
Ball 609 invited Search, Product Ratings and Advertising3
6May 16, 2008
18:30-20:00
Ball 204 invited R&D Policy3
7May 16, 2008
18:30-20:00
Ball 309 invited Telecommunications and Electricity3
8May 16, 2008
18:30-20:00
Ball 308 invited Market Structure and Welfare3
9May 16, 2008
18:30-20:00
Ball 403 invited Effects of Research and Development and Innovation3
10May 16, 2008
18:30-20:00
Truland invited Plant Size, Market Structure and Entry3
11May 17, 2008
8:00-9:50
ball 213 invited Competitive Dynamics: Entry and Exit II4
12May 17, 2008
8:00-9:50
Ball 208 contributed Trade Policy and Manufacturing Industries3
13May 17, 2008
8:00-9:50
Ball 309 invited Online Auctions4
14May 17, 2008
8:00-9:50
Truland invited Competion Polcy: Non-Collusive Conduct4
15May 17, 2008
8:00-9:50
Ball 308 invited Information in the Workplace4
16May 17, 2008
8:00-9:50
Ball 401 contributed Market Power in Health markets4
17May 17, 2008
8:00-9:50
Ball 405 contributed Financial Institution Regulation and Mergers3
18May 17, 2008
8:00-9:50
Ball 403 contributed Outsourcing and Insourcing4
19May 17, 2008
8:00-9:50
Ball 505 invited Public Policy in Network Markets3
20May 17, 2008
8:00-9:50
Ball 609 contributed Schumpeterian R&D Competition3
21May 17, 2008
8:00-9:50
Ball 523 invited Innovation and R&D: Structural Approaches 3
22May 17, 2008
8:00-9:50
Ball 501 contributed Empirical Models of Regulation and Competition4
23May 17, 2008
8:00-9:50
Ball 211 contributed Economics of Media4
24May 17, 2008
8:00-9:50
Ball 504 invited Empirical Transportation Economics4
25May 17, 2008
8:00-9:50
Ball 521 invited Productivity4
26May 17, 2008
8:00-9:50
Ball 503 contributed Empirical Research on Cost and Production in the Healthcare Industry4
27May 17, 2008
10:20-12:10
Ball 401 invited Econometric Methods and Industrial Organization4
28May 17, 2008
10:20-12:10
Ball 208 contributed Technology Adoption and Innovation in the Financial Sector 4
29May 17, 2008
10:20-12:10
Ball 211 invited Gasoline Prices: Time-Series Evidence4
30May 17, 2008
10:20-12:10
Truland invited New Perspectives on Competition Policy4
31May 17, 2008
10:20-12:10
Ball 213 invited Structural Econometric Analysis of Procurement Auctions4
32May 17, 2008
10:20-12:10
Ball 309 invited Competitive Dynamics: Entry and Exit I4
33May 17, 2008
10:20-12:10
Ball 609 contributed Empirical Studies of Productivity, FDI, and Trade4
34May 17, 2008
10:20-12:10
Ball 501 contributed Technology Adoption and Transfer4
35May 17, 2008
10:20-12:10
Ball 504 contributed Reforming IP Regimes: Facts and New Ideas4
36May 17, 2008
10:20-12:10
Ball 521 invited Detailing, DTC and Drug Demand4
37May 17, 2008
10:20-12:10
Ball 523 invited Aspects of Welfare and Search in Information Econ4
38May 17, 2008
10:20-12:10
Ball 503 contributed Empirical Analysis of Regulatory Policy3
39May 17, 2008
10:20-11:10
Ball 308 contributed Issues in Video: Bundling and Platforms3
40May 17, 2008
10:20-12:10
Ball 505 contributed Entry and Exit4
41May 17, 2008
10:20-12:10
Ball 403 contributed Anticompetitive Effects of Vertical Integration4
42May 17, 2008
10:20-12:10
Ball 405 invited Gasoline, Ethanol, and Motor Vehicles4
43May 17, 2008
14:20-16:10
Ball 405 contributed Innovation and Firm Boundaries3
44May 17, 2008
14:20-16:10
Truland invited Competition Policy: Deterring Price Fixing4
45May 17, 2008
14:20-16:10
Ball 213 invited Theory and Empirics in Two-Sided Markets4
46May 17, 2008
14:20-16:10
Ball 501 invited Competitive Models of Price Discrimination4
47May 17, 2008
14:20-16:10
Ball 503 contributed Buyer Power3
48May 17, 2008
14:20-16:10
Ball 521 contributed Issues in Telecommunications Economics3
49May 17, 2008
14:20-16:10
Ball 308 invited Differentiated Product Demand Estimation: Econometric Methods4
50May 17, 2008
14:20-16:10
Ball 523 invited Auction Experiments4
51May 17, 2008
14:20-16:10
Ball 403 contributed Collusion I3
52May 17, 2008
14:20-16:10
Ball 208 invited Challenges in Restructured Energy Markets4
53May 17, 2008
14:20-16:10
Ball 309 invited Price Formation and Reputation4
54May 17, 2008
14:20-16:10
Ball 504 invited Auction Theory4
55May 17, 2008
14:20-16:10
Ball 401 contributed R&D Process and Productivity2
56May 17, 2008
14:20-16:10
Ball 609 contributed Regulatory Policy Issues4
57May 17, 2008
14:20-16:10
Ball 211 contributed Empirical Analysis of Pharmaceutical R&D 4
58May 17, 2008
14:20-16:10
Ball 505 contributed Airlines4
59May 17, 2008
16:40-18:30
Ball 405 invited Collusion Experiments4
60May 17, 2008
16:40-18:30
Ball 501 invited Empirical Patterns of Price Dispersion4
61May 17, 2008
16:40-18:30
Ball 213 contributed Vertical Relations I3
62May 17, 2008
16:40-18:30
Ball 504 contributed Collusion II3
63May 17, 2008
16:40-18:30
Ball 308 invited Spatial Competition and Product Customization3
64May 17, 2008
16:40-18:30
Ball 208 contributed Solutions to the Hold-Up Problem4
65May 17, 2008
16:40-18:30
Ball 523 contributed Using Confidential Economic Census Data to Model Industry Dynamics and Productivity Growth3
66May 17, 2008
16:40-18:30
Ball 505 invited Informational Issues in Contracting3
67May 17, 2008
16:40-18:30
Ball 309 invited Theory approaches to networks and mergers4
68May 17, 2008
16:40-18:30
Truland invited Competition Policy: Goals, Organization, Outcomes4
69May 17, 2008
16:40-18:30
Ball 521 contributed Firm Behavior in Innovative Markets4
70May 17, 2008
16:40-18:30
Ball 403 invited Empirical Analysis of Auctions: Collusion and Bidding Markets4
71May 17, 2008
16:40-18:30
Ball 609 invited Hospital and Patient Care4
72May 17, 2008
16:40-18:30
Ball 401 invited Competitive Dynamics: Theory4
73May 17, 2008
16:40-18:30
Ball 503 invited Competition Among Electricity Fuel Sources4
74May 18, 2008
8:00-9:50
Ball 403 invited Empirical Analyses of Mergers4
75May 18, 2008
8:00-9:50
Ball 205 contributed Vertical Relations II3
76May 18, 2008
8:00-9:50
Ball 309 invited Strategic Information Transmission4
77May 18, 2008
8:00-9:50
Ball 308 contributed Airline Pricing Behavior4
78May 18, 2008
8:00-9:50
Ball 208 invited Licensing and Cross-Licensing: Theory and Evidence 4
79May 18, 2008
8:00-9:50
Ball 213 invited Pricing under Demand Uncertainty and Switching Costs4
80May 18, 2008
8:00-9:50
Ball 201 contributed Theoretical Studies of Trade with Market Power3
81May 18, 2008
8:00-9:50
Ball 503 invited Vertical Integration Decisions2
82May 18, 2008
8:00-9:50
Ball 504 contributed Contracts and Competition4
83May 18, 2008
8:00-9:50
Ball 211 invited Empirical Models of Product Characteristics and Pricing4
84May 18, 2008
8:00-9:50
Ball 521 invited Competitive Dynamics: Innovation and Technological Change3
85May 18, 2008
8:00-9:50
Truland invited Roundtable of Antitrust Chief Economists4
86May 18, 2008
8:00-9:50
Ball 401 contributed Competition Policy3
87May 18, 2008
8:00-9:50
Ball 523 invited Innovations in Electricity and Environmental Markets4
88May 18, 2008
8:00-9:50
Ball 609 contributed Innovation, Commercialization, and Public Actors4
89May 18, 2008
8:00-9:50
Ball 501 invited Applied Differentiated Product Demand Analysis3
90May 18, 2008
10:20-12:10
Ball 211 invited Competitive Dynamics: The Evolution of Prices4
91May 18, 2008
10:20-12:10
Ball 201 contributed Trade, Markets and Competition4
92May 18, 2008
10:20-12:10
Ball 504 invited Contracting, Tournaments, and Incentives 3
93May 18, 2008
10:20-12:10
Ball 501 invited Applying Dynamic Structural Models in Industrial Organization4
94May 18, 2008
10:20-12:10
Ball 213 contributed Patenting & R&D by Firms3
95May 18, 2008
10:20-12:10
Ball 523 invited Empirical Studies of Pricing 4
96May 18, 2008
10:20-12:10
Ball 208 invited Topics in Empirical IO4
97May 18, 2008
10:20-12:10
Ball 609 contributed Internet and Agglomeration in Media4
98May 18, 2008
10:20-12:10
Ball 308 invited Mergers, Acquisitions and Policy4
99May 18, 2008
10:20-12:10
Ball 309 contributed Entry: Theory and Evidence4
100May 18, 2008
10:20-12:10
Ball 205 invited Information and Quality4
101May 18, 2008
10:20-12:10
Ball 503 contributed Organization Design4
102May 18, 2008
10:20-12:10
Ball 403 invited Credit Cards3
103May 18, 2008
10:20-12:10
Ball 521 invited Auctions and Mechanism Design4
104May 18, 2008
10:20-12:10
Truland invited Competition Policy: Merger Analysis4
105May 18, 2008
10:20-12:10
Ball 401 contributed Airline Markets4
 

105 sessions, 382 papers


 

The 6th Annual INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION CONFERENCE

Complete List of All Sessions


Session 1: Banking

Session Chair: Michael Mazzeo, Northwestern University
Session type: invited
Date: May 16, 2008
Time: 18:30 - 20:00
Location: Ball 208
 

Competition when Consumers Value Firm Scope
[slides]
JEL codes: G2, L1, L2
   Presented by: Nathan Miller, University of California
   Discussant: Ron Borzekowski, Federal Reserve Board
 

Market Structure, Welfare and Banking Reform in China
   Presented by: Chun-Yu Ho, Boston University
   Discussant: Russell Pittman, Economic Analysis Group
 

Estimation of the Impact of Mergers in the Banking Industry
   Presented by: Xiaolan Zhou, Yale University
   Discussant: Robert Clark, HEC Montreal

Session 2: Empirical IO

Session Chair: Patrick Bajari, University of Minnesota
Session type: invited
Date: May 16, 2008
Time: 18:30 - 20:00
Location: Ball 401
 

Discriminatory fees and coordination in shared ATM networks
[slides]
JEL codes: L10,L50,L89,G21
   Presented by: Stijn Ferrari, K.U.Leuven
   Discussant: Arie Beresteanu, Duke University
 

Market Structure and Prices: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in the Solid Waste Industry
   Presented by: Marie Tomarelli Petkus, University of Chicago
   Discussant: Victor Aguirregabiria, University of Toronto
 

Promoting the participation of business in foreign companies. An empirical analysis of Outward FDI financial incentives
   Presented by: Mariasole Bannò, University of Brescia
   Discussant: Maggie Chen, George Washington University

Session 3: Reputation and Monitoring

Session Chair: Thomas Jeitschko, Michigan State University
Session type: invited
Date: May 16, 2008
Time: 18:30 - 20:00
Location: Ball 211
 

The Impact of Antitrust Policy on Collusion with Imperfect Monitoring
JEL codes: L40; L41
   Presented by: Jesko Herre, University of Cologne
   Discussant: Howard Marvel, Ohio State University
 

Employee Poaching, Predatory Hiring, and Covenants Not to Compete
   Presented by: Jin-Hyuk Kim, Cornell University
 

When the Highest Bidder Loses the Auction: Theory and Evidence from Public Procurement
   Presented by: Francesco Decarolis, The University of Chicago
   Discussant: Mikhael Shor, Vanderbilt University

Session 4: Strategic Marketing and Investment

Session Chair: Luke Froeb, Owen Graduate School of Management
Session type: invited
Date: May 16, 2008
Time: 18:30 - 20:00
Location: Ball 213
 

Monopolist's product launching strategy: herd seeking or herd preventing ?
JEL codes: D8, L12, M3,
   Presented by: Ting Liu, Boston University
   Discussant: Yuk-Fai Fong, Northwestern University
 

Optimal Best-Price Policy
   Presented by: Frances Xu, Kellogg School of Management, Northweste
   Discussant: Konstantinos Serfes, Drexel University
 

Before Death Do Us Part: On Premature Contract Breakup and Partial Property Rights
   Presented by: Bernhard Ganglmair, University of Zurich
   Discussant: Christopher Snyder, Dartmouth College

Session 5: Search, Product Ratings and Advertising

Session Chair: Francine Lafontaine, University of Michigan
Session type: invited
Date: May 16, 2008
Time: 18:30 - 20:00
Location: Ball 609
 

Consumer Search on the Internet
   Presented by: Babur De los Santos, University of Chicago
   Discussant: Matthew Lewis, The Ohio State University
 

The Financing Structure of Corporate R&D - Evidence From Regression Discontinuity Design
   Presented by: Nicolas Serrano-Velarde, European University Institute
   Discussant: marc baudry, University of Rennes I & CREM-CNRS
 

Word of Mouth and Recommender Systems: A Theory of the Long Tail
   Presented by: Andres Hervas-Drane, Harvard / UAB
   Discussant: Chris Dellarocas, University of Maryland

Session 6: R&D Policy

Session Chair: Richard Jensen, Notre Dame
Session type: invited
Date: May 16, 2008
Time: 18:30 - 20:00
Location: Ball 204
 

Mixed R&D incentives - the effect of R&D subsidies on patented inventions
   Presented by: Cédric Schneider, KU Leuven & Copenhagen Business School
   Discussant: Alan Marco, Vassar College
 

Dynamic R&D and the Effectiveness of Policy Intervention in the Pharmaceutical Industry
   Presented by: Yaroslav Kryukov, Northwestern University
   Discussant: Paris Cleanthous, University of Cyprus
 

R&D Tax Policy and Firm Dynamics
   Presented by: Orkhan Hasanaliyev, The University of Iowa
   Discussant: Kim Huynh, Indiana University

Session 7: Telecommunications and Electricity

Session Chair: Kai-Uwe Kuhn, University of Michigan
Session type: invited
Date: May 16, 2008
Time: 18:30 - 20:00
Location: Ball 309
 

Strategic Investments in Telecommunication Infrastructure Quality
JEL codes: K23, L43, L96
   Presented by: Tobias Veith, ZEW
   Discussant: Brendan Cunningham, U. S. Naval Academy
 

Entry Deterrence and New Technology Deployment in Local Cable TV Markets
   Presented by: Robert Seamans, Haas School of Business
   Discussant: Leslie Marx, Duke University
 

Consumer Durable Goods and the Long-Run Demand for Electricity
   Presented by: David Rapson, Boston University
   Discussant: Jeremy Fox, University of Chicago

Session 8: Market Structure and Welfare

Session Chair: James Dana, Northeastern University
Session type: invited
Date: May 16, 2008
Time: 18:30 - 20:00
Location: Ball 308
 

Cournot Oligopoly with Network Effects
[slides]
JEL codes: D43, L13, L14
   Presented by: Natalia Lazzati, University of Arizona
   Discussant: Catherine de Fontenay, University of Melbourne
 

Vertical integration in sequential negotiations
   Presented by: Sergei Koulayev, Columbia University
   Discussant: Dan O'Brien,
 

Sunk Costs, Market Structure and Welfare
   Presented by: Nelson Sa, Duke University
   Discussant: James Dana, Northeastern University

Session 9: Effects of Research and Development and Innovation

Session Chair: Ana Aizcorbe, Bureau of Economic Analysis
Session type: invited
Date: May 16, 2008
Time: 18:30 - 20:00
Location: Ball 403
 

R&D Competition in the Chemicals Industry.
JEL codes: L
   Presented by: Stephen Finger, Duke University
   Discussant: Claudio Lucarelli, Cornell University
 

Mergers and Sequential Innovation: Evidence from Patent Citations
   Presented by: Jessica Stahl, Boston University
   Discussant: George Norman, Tufts University
 

The extent of cooperation in R&D and optimal antitrust legislation
   Presented by: Dmitry Prudnichenko, Pennsylvania State University
   Discussant: Sarit Markovich, Northwestern University

Session 10: Plant Size, Market Structure and Entry

Session Chair: David Sappington, University of Florida
Session type: invited
Date: May 16, 2008
Time: 18:30 - 20:00
Location: Truland
 

Relating Productivity Dispersion and Plant Size: The Role of Market Structure
JEL codes: L11,L22,L25,L60
   Presented by: Sasan Bakhtiari, University of Maryland
   Discussant: Yoonsoo Lee, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
 

Quality Choice and Market Structure: A Dynamic Analysis of Nursing Home Oligopolies
   Presented by: Haizhen Lin, Boston University
   Discussant: Ginger Jin, University of Maryland
 

Strategic interaction between general practitioners and specialists - implications for gatekeeping
[slides]
   Presented by: Catherine Schaumans, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven - Belgium
   Discussant: Andrew Ching, University of Toronto

Session 11: Competitive Dynamics: Entry and Exit II

Session Chair: David Schmidt, Federal Trade Commission
Session type: invited
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: ball 213
 

Entry and Exit in the Nonprofit Sector
JEL codes: L22, L11, L31
   Presented by: Teresa Harrison, Drexel University
   Discussant: Kim Huynh, Indiana University
 

Assessing the Impact of Credit Ratings and Economic Performance on Firm Default
[slides]
   Presented by: Federico Tamagni, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
   Discussant: Robert Petrunia, Lakehead University
 

Firm Size Dynamics: Age Effects and Financial Frictions
   Presented by: Robert Petrunia, Lakehead University
   Discussant: Huanxing Yang, The Ohio State University
 

Initial Conditions and Unobserved Heterogeneity in the Duration of Entrants"
   Presented by: Kim Huynh, Indiana University
   Discussant: David Schmidt, Federal Trade Commission

Session 12: Trade Policy and Manufacturing Industries

Session Chair: Robert Feinberg, American University
Session type: contributed
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: Ball 208
 

Ireland’s Industrial Development Path 1972–2003: Building Capabilities through Creative Destruction
   Presented by: Patrick Walsh, UCD, Dublin
   Discussant: Maggie Chen, George Washington University
 

ARE UNFAIR IMPORT LAWS UNFAIR TO DEVELOPING COUNTRIES? The experience of U.S. Antidumping 1990-2004
   Presented by: Lien Tran, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N. W.
   Discussant: Sourafel Girma, Nottingham University
 

Trade Policy and Exit in the Steel Industry
[slides]
   Presented by: Wesley Wilson, Oregon
   Discussant: Robert Blecker, American University

Session 13: Online Auctions

Session Chair: Susan Athey, Harvard University
Session type: invited
Session JEL code: D44
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: Ball 309
 

An Empirical Analysis of Advertising via Search Engine Auctions
JEL codes: C33, C51, D12,
   Presented by: Anindya Ghose, Stern School of Business
   Discussant: Gregory Lewis, Harvard University
 

Revenue non-equivalence between auctions with soft and hard closing mechanisms: new evidence from Yahoo!
   Presented by: Yaron Raviv, Claremont McKenna College
   Discussant: Jeffrey Livingston, Bentley College
 

Statistical Discrimination in On-line Auctions
   Presented by: Elena Krasnokutskaya, University of Pennsylvania
   Discussant: Artyom Shneyerov, Concocrdia University
 

Tests of the sealed-bid abstraction in online auctions
   Presented by: Robert Zeithammer, University of California in Los Angeles
   Discussant: Harry Paarsch, University of Iowa

Session 14: Competion Polcy: Non-Collusive Conduct

Session Chair: Kai Hueschelrath, Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)
Session type: invited
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: Truland
 

Allocating Costs in Ninth Circuit Predatory Pricing Cases: Marsann Co. v. Brammall, Inc. and its Problematic Progeny, Inglis v. Continental Baking and Thales v. Matsushita*
JEL codes: L12, L41, L93.M
   Presented by: H. Frech,
   Discussant: John Connor, Purdue University
 

On the optimal enforcement of anti-predation rules
   Presented by: Kai Hueschelrath, Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)
   Discussant: Peter Møllgaard, Copenhagen Business School
 

"Why Tie a Product Consumers do not Use"
   Presented by: Michael Waldman, Cornell University
   Discussant: Øystein Daljord, Norwegian Competition Authority
 

The Control of Porting in Two-Sided Markets
   Presented by: Rufus Pollock, Cambridge University
   Discussant: James Langenfeld, LECG, LLC

Session 15: Information in the Workplace

Session Chair: Marco Ottaviani, London Business School
Session type: invited
Session JEL code: D8, C7
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: Ball 308
 

(Mis)selling through Agents
JEL codes: D18, D83, M31,
   Presented by: Marco Ottaviani, London Business School
   Discussant: Heski Bar-Isaac, NYU
 

Poker Faces in Races
   Presented by: Susanna Sallstrom Matthews, University of Cambridge
   Discussant: Young-Ro Yoon, Indiana University Bloomington
 

Transparency, Career Concerns, and Incentives for Acquiring Expertise
   Presented by: Heski Bar-Isaac, NYU
   Discussant: Susanna Sallstrom Matthews, University of Cambridge
 

On the Incentive of Strategic Information spillover under Relative Performance Evaluation
   Presented by: Young-Ro Yoon, Indiana University Bloomington
   Discussant: Marco Ottaviani, London Business School

Session 16: Market Power in Health markets

Session Chair: Frederick Warren-Boulton, MiCRA
Session type: contributed
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: Ball 401
 

Collusion in a One-Period Insurance Market with Adverse Selection
JEL codes: L41, I11
   Presented by: Manuel Willington, ILADES - Universidad Alberto Hurtado
   Discussant: maria letizia giorgetti, University of Milan
 

Collusion in the Private Health Insurance Market: Empirical Evidence for Chile
   Presented by: Claudio Agostini, Alberto Hurtado University
   Discussant: Subramaniam Ramanarayanan, UCLA
 

Paying a Premium on your Premium? Consolidation in the US Health Insurance Industry
   Presented by: Subramaniam Ramanarayanan, UCLA
   Discussant: Claudio Agostini, Alberto Hurtado University
 

An Application of the Bayesian Panel Probit: Entry and Diversification in the Pharmaceutical Sector
   Presented by: maria letizia giorgetti, University of Milan
   Discussant: Frederick Warren-Boulton, MiCRA

Session 17: Financial Institution Regulation and Mergers

Session Chair: Marc Fusaro, East Carolina University
Session type: contributed
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: Ball 405
 

Effectiveness of Regulation and Bank Performance: The Turkish Experience
JEL codes: G18, G21, K23
   Presented by: Ayhan Alguner,
   Discussant: Ruben Hernandez, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
 

Evidence of differences in the effectiveness of safety-net management in European Union countries
   Presented by: Francisco Rodriguez-Fernandez,
   Discussant: Evren Damar, SUNY College at Brockport
 

What Makes Banks Merge? An Empirical Roommates Model of Consolidation in the Banking Industry
   Presented by: Jiawei Chen, University of California-Irvine
   Discussant: Diana Heger, ZEW Mannheim

Session 18: Outsourcing and Insourcing

Session Chair: Thomas Holmes, University of Minnesota
Session type: contributed
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: Ball 403
 

Outsourcing to Limit Rent Extraction
JEL codes: L2, L24
   Presented by: Thomas Holmes, University of Minnesota
   Discussant: Charles Thomas, Clemson University
 

Vertical Mergers in Procurement Markets
   Presented by: Charles Thomas, Clemson University
   Discussant: Yutian Chen, California State Univ at Long Beach
 

Outsourcing Induced by Strategic Competition
   Presented by: Yutian Chen, California State Univ at Long Beach
   Discussant: Gianpaolo Rossini, University of Bologna
 

Vertical integration and outsourcing: the benefits of operational flexibility
   Presented by: Gianpaolo Rossini, University of Bologna
   Discussant: Thomas Holmes, University of Minnesota

Session 19: Public Policy in Network Markets

Session Chair: Andrei Hagiu, Harvard Business School
Session type: invited
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: Ball 505
 

Net Neutrality on the Internet: A Two-sided Market Analysis
   Presented by: Nicholas Economides, Stern School of Business, NYU
   Discussant: Andrei Hagiu, Harvard Business School
 

A SSNIP test for two-sided markets
   Presented by: Lapo Filistrucchi, Tilburg University
   Discussant: Christos Genakos, Cambridge University
 

Non-linear pricing for a two-sided monopoly
   Presented by: Guillaume Roger, The University of Southern California
   Discussant: Gal Oestreicher-Singer, NYU

Session 20: Schumpeterian R&D Competition

Session Chair: Mihkel Tombak, University of Toronto
Session type: contributed
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: Ball 609
 

Creative Destruction at the industry Level
JEL codes: L16
   Presented by: Chung Yi Tse, University of Hong Kong
   Discussant: Talia Bar, Cornell University
 

Product and process innovations in differential games with managerial firms
   Presented by: Roberto Cellini, University of Catania
   Discussant: Fernando Leiva Bertran, University of Iowa
 

The Relationship between R&D and Market Share: The Schumpeterian Hypothesis Revisited and Its Implications
   Presented by: Jungho Kim, KAIST Business School
   Discussant: Anthony Creane, Michigan State University

Session 21: Innovation and R&D: Structural Approaches

Session Chair: John Dillbary, University of Alabama
Session type: invited
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: Ball 523
 

Patents, Imitation and Licensing In an Asymmetric Dynamic R&D Race
   Presented by: Sarit Markovich, Northwestern University
   Discussant: Amil Petrin, University of Minnesota
 

Patent Rights Pending: Court Error and the Litigation of Intellectual Property
   Presented by: Alan Marco, Vassar College
   Discussant: Alberto Galasso, University of Toronto
 

The Impact of Market Structure on R&D Competition with Learning
   Presented by: Jianjun Wu, University of Arizona
   Discussant: Aniruddha Bagchi, Kennesaw State University

Session 22: Empirical Models of Regulation and Competition

Session Chair: Stanford Levin, Southern Illinois University Edwardsvill
Session type: contributed
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: Ball 501
 

Wholesale regulation and capital structure in european telecommunications industry
[slides]
JEL codes: L51 G31 G32 L96
   Presented by: Carlo Cambini, Politecnico di Torino
   Discussant: Stanford Levin, Southern Illinois University Edwardsvill
 

Conflict of Interest? The Impact of Dual Agency on the Price and Speed of Residential Real Estate Transactions
   Presented by: Jeffrey Prince, Cornell University
   Discussant: Timothy Brennan, University of Maryland Baltimore County
 

Analyzing the Relationship between Regulation and Investment in the Telecom Sector
   Presented by: Michal Grajek, ESMT European School of Management and Technology
   Discussant: James Prieger, Pepperdine University
 

Yardstick Competition to Elicit the Private Information: An Empirical Analysis of Japanese gas distribution industry
   Presented by: Ayako Suzuki, Osaka University
   Discussant: Sjaak Hurkens, CSIC

Session 23: Economics of Media

Session Chair: Steven Sawyer, St. Francis College
Session type: contributed
Session JEL code: L82
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: Ball 211
 

Advertising, Elasticity, Inequality and Savings
JEL codes: L16, M37
   Presented by: Steven Sawyer, St. Francis College
   Discussant: Ryanne van Dalen, University of Groningen
 

The Dutch Radio Broadcasting Industry: Market Expansion or Business Stealing
   Presented by: Ryanne van Dalen, University of Groningen
   Discussant: Steven Sawyer, St. Francis College
 

Market Size, Preference Externalities, and the Availability of Foreign Language Radio Programming in the U.S.
   Presented by: Xiaofei Wang, Indiana University
   Discussant: Steven Sawyer, St. Francis College
 

Comparative Advertising in the US Analgesics Industry
   Presented by: Federico Ciliberto,
   Discussant: Xiaofei Wang, Indiana University

Session 24: Empirical Transportation Economics

Session Chair: Shuyi Jiang, Suffolk University
Session type: invited
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: Ball 504
 

Internet Penetration and Capacity Utilization in the US Airline
JEL codes: L0,L93
   Presented by: Eugene Orlov, Compass Lexecon
   Discussant: Massimiliano Piacenza, University of Torino - Faculty of Economics
 

The Impact of Integrated Tariff Systems on Public Transport Demand: Evidence from Italy
   Presented by: Massimiliano Piacenza, University of Torino - Faculty of Economics
   Discussant: Shuyi Jiang, Suffolk University
 

Diversification strategies and scope economies: Evidence from a sample of Italian regional bus transportation providers
   Presented by: Marina Di Giacomo, University of Turin
   Discussant: James Dana, Northeastern University
 

Some boundary estimates for the long run elasticity of demand for freight transportation
   Presented by: Kenneth Boyer, Michigan State University
   Discussant: Marina Di Giacomo, University of Turin

Session 25: Productivity

Session Chair: David Greenstreet, University of Oxford
Session type: invited
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: Ball 521
 

Directors, Outsiders and Efficiency: An Analysis of How Board Characteristics Influence Firm Productivity
JEL codes: G34, G30, L2, O
   Presented by: Laarni Bulan, Brandeis University
   Discussant: Sanja Pattnayak, National University of Singapore
 

Is Learning by Exporting Important? Micro-econometric Evidence from Indian Manufacturing Firms
   Presented by: Sanja Pattnayak, National University of Singapore
   Discussant: Laarni Bulan, Brandeis University
 

The effect of industrial policy on corporate performance: Evidence from panel data
   Presented by: Ralf Martin, London School of Economics
   Discussant: David Greenstreet, University of Oxford
 

Firm to Industry: Sources of Productivity Growth in Chilean Manufacturing
[slides]
   Presented by: David Greenstreet, University of Oxford
   Discussant: Ralf Martin, London School of Economics

Session 26: Empirical Research on Cost and Production in the Healthcare Industry

Session Chair: Thomas Buchmueller, University of Michigan
Session type: contributed
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: Ball 503
 

Hospital Ownership Status and Cost Shocks: Evidence from California’s Seismic Retrofit Requirements
JEL codes: L2, L38, I11
   Presented by: Mireille Jacobson, University of California, Irvine
   Discussant: Thomas Buchmueller, University of Michigan
 

Analysis of Hospital Production: An Output Index Approach
   Presented by: William Vogt, RAND Corp
   Discussant: Alison Cuellar, RAND Corporation
 

Hospital Clinical Informational Technology and Market Structure
   Presented by: Alison Cuellar, RAND Corporation
   Discussant: Nathan Wilson, University of Michigan
 

THE COST STRUCTURE OF HOSPICE PROVIDERS
   Presented by: Bradley Killaly, University of California, Irvine
   Discussant: Sabina Ohri, Public Policy Institute of California

Session 27: Econometric Methods and Industrial Organization

Session Chair: Lu Han, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management
Session type: invited
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Ball 401
 

More Power to You
JEL codes: L00
   Presented by: Robert Masson, Cornell University
   Discussant: Arie Beresteanu, Duke University
 

Entry and Inefficiency in the Real Estate Brokerage Industry
   Presented by: Lu Han, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management
   Discussant: Robert Masson, Cornell University
 

Estimating the Demand for Credit Card: A Regression Discontinuity Approach
   Presented by: Wei Tan, State University of New York at Stony Br
   Discussant: Lu Han, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management
 

Sharp Identification Regions in Games
   Presented by: Arie Beresteanu, Duke University
   Discussant: Wei Tan, State University of New York at Stony Br

Session 28: Technology Adoption and Innovation in the Financial Sector

Session Chair: Ron Borzekowski, Federal Reserve Board
Session type: contributed
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Ball 208
 

Strategic Online-Banking Adoption
JEL codes: O31 G21 L1 C41
   Presented by: Ruben Hernandez, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
   Discussant: Elizabeth Kiser, Federal Reserve Board
 

Credit Union Membership and Use of Internet Banking Technology
   Presented by: Evren Damar, SUNY College at Brockport
   Discussant: Ron Borzekowski, Federal Reserve Board
 

Innovation in High-tech Entrepreneurship: Does It Depend on the Provision of Smart Money?
   Presented by: Diana Heger, ZEW Mannheim
   Discussant: Elizabeth Klee, Federal Reserve Board
 

Market Concentration and the Diffusion of Electronic Banking
   Presented by: Robert Clark, HEC Montreal
   Discussant: Ken Brevoort, Federal Reserve Board

Session 29: Gasoline Prices: Time-Series Evidence

Session Chair: Kevin Forbes, Catholic University
Session type: invited
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Ball 211
 

Temporary Wholesale Gasoline Price Spikes have Long-lasting Retail Effects: The Aftermath of Hurricane Rita
   Presented by: Matthew Lewis, The Ohio State University
   Discussant: Erich Muehlegger, Harvard University
 

Asymmetric price adjustments under ever - increasing costs: Evidence from the Retail Gasoline Market in Colombia
[slides]
   Presented by: Jorge Tovar, Universidad de Los Andes
   Discussant: Kevin Forbes, Catholic University
 

Edgeworth Cycles Revisited
   Presented by: Erich Muehlegger, Harvard University
   Discussant: Matthew Lewis, The Ohio State University
 

Is the Wholesale Market for Gasoline Globally Unified: Some Evidence from a COintegration Analysis of International Spot Markets
   Presented by: Kevin Forbes, Catholic University
   Discussant: Jorge Tovar, Universidad de Los Andes

Session 30: New Perspectives on Competition Policy

Session Chair: Charles Romeo, US Department of Justice
Session type: invited
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Truland
 

GLOBAL ANTITRUST PROSECUTIONS OF INTERNATIONAL CARTELS: FOCUS ON ASIA
JEL codes: L41, L44, L65,
   Presented by: John Connor, Purdue University
   Discussant: Michael Waldman, Cornell University
 

Mergers Among Firms that Manage Revenue: The Curious Case of Hotels
[slides]
   Presented by: Luke Froeb, Owen Graduate School of Management
   Discussant: Yuliya Bolotova, University of Idaho
 

Substitutes or Complements for Subscribers: Print Newspapers with Overlapping Market Areas
   Presented by: Charles Romeo, US Department of Justice
   Discussant: Russell Pittman, Economic Analysis Group
 

MEASURING THE TRUE HARM FROM PRICE-FIXING TO BOTH DIRECT AND INDIRECT PURCHASERS
   Presented by: Leonardo Basso, Universidad de Chile
   Discussant: Jan Tuinstra, University of Amsterdam

Session 31: Structural Econometric Analysis of Procurement Auctions

Session Chair: Lawrence Ausubel, University of Maryland
Session type: invited
Session JEL code: D44
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Ball 213
 

Procurement Contracting with Time Incentives: Theory and Evidence
   Presented by: Gregory Lewis, Harvard University
   Discussant: Susan Athey, Harvard University
 

Investigating Bid Preferences at Low-Price, Sealed-Bid Auctions with Endogenous Participation
   Presented by: Harry Paarsch, University of Iowa
   Discussant: Elena Krasnokutskaya, University of Pennsylvania
 

A Dynamic Procurement Auction with Persistent Backlog and Capacity Constraints
   Presented by: Viplav Saini, Johns Hopkins University
   Discussant: Rasim Ozcan, ERS Group
 

What model for entry in first-price auctions? A nonparametric approach
   Presented by: Artyom Shneyerov, Concocrdia University
   Discussant: Robert Zeithammer, University of California in Los Angeles

Session 32: Competitive Dynamics: Entry and Exit I

Session Chair: Peter Thompson, Florida International University
Session type: invited
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Ball 309
 

A Dynamic Analysis of Lottery Competition among States
JEL codes: L11,L13,H71,H72
   Presented by: Emin Dinlersoz, Cornerstone Research
   Discussant: Teresa Harrison, Drexel University
 

Government policy and the dynamics of market structure: Evidence from Critical Access Hospitals
   Presented by: Claudio Lucarelli, Cornell University
   Discussant: Ginger Jin, University of Maryland
 

The Persistence of First-Mover Advantages
   Presented by: Jungho Kim, KAIST Business School
   Discussant: Claudio Lucarelli, Cornell University
 

Stars and Misfits: A Theory of Occupational Choice
   Presented by: Peter Thompson, Florida International University
   Discussant: Brett Gordon, Columbia University

Session 33: Empirical Studies of Productivity, FDI, and Trade

Session Chair: Wesley Wilson, Oregon
Session type: contributed
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Ball 609
 

Bodyshopping versus Offshoring: Determinants of Outsourcing Behavior by Indian Software and Information Technology Firms
JEL codes: L23,L86,M55,L22
   Presented by: Kenneth Simons, Rensselaer
   Discussant: Lien Tran, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N. W.
 

Location Decision of Heterogeneous Multinational Firms
   Presented by: Maggie Chen, George Washington University
   Discussant: Wesley Wilson, Oregon
 

Services FDI and Manufacturing Productivity Growth: There is a Link
   Presented by: Ana Fernandes, World Bank
   Discussant: Patrick Walsh, UCD, Dublin
 

The effects of foreign acquisition on domestic and export markets dynamics in China
[slides]
   Presented by: Sourafel Girma, Nottingham University
   Discussant: Wesley Wilson, Oregon

Session 34: Technology Adoption and Transfer

Session Chair: Chung Yi Tse, University of Hong Kong
Session type: contributed
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Ball 501
 

The Unilateral Incentives for Technology Transfers: Predation by Proxy
JEL codes: D4, L1, L41
   Presented by: Anthony Creane, Michigan State University
   Discussant: Mihkel Tombak, University of Toronto
 

Knowing What You Can Implement Matters: A Life-cycle Theory of R&D and Markets for Knowledge
   Presented by: Masako Ueda, University of Wisconsin at Madison
   Discussant: Jianjun Wu, University of Arizona
 

Technology Adoption and Risk Preferences
   Presented by: Hüseyin Doluca, University of Munich
   Discussant: Jose Plehn-Dujowich, University at Buffalo (SUNY)
 

Endogenous Location Leadership
   Presented by: Mihkel Tombak, University of Toronto
   Discussant: Chung Yi Tse, University of Hong Kong

Session 35: Reforming IP Regimes: Facts and New Ideas

Session Chair: Gwendolyn Ball, University of Illinois
Session type: contributed
Session JEL code: O34
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Ball 504
 

Transaction Costs and Trolls: the Behavior of Individual Inventors, Small Firms and Entrepreneurs in Patent Litigation
JEL codes: 034; K41;
   Presented by: Gwendolyn Ball, University of Illinois
   Discussant: Paroma Sanyal, Brandeis University
 

Riskiness of R&D and its Impact on Intellectual Property Laws
   Presented by: Aniruddha Bagchi, Kennesaw State University
   Discussant: Wonjoon Kim, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and
 

Forever Minus a Day? Theory and Empirics of Optimal Copyright Term
   Presented by: Rufus Pollock, Cambridge University
   Discussant: Cédric Schneider, KU Leuven & Copenhagen Business School
 

Prior Art - To Search or Not to Search
   Presented by: Vidya Atal, Cornell University
   Discussant: Yann Meniere, Université Catholique de Louvain

Session 36: Detailing, DTC and Drug Demand

Session Chair: Andrew Ching, University of Toronto
Session type: invited
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Ball 521
 

Effect of DTC, Media Coverage, and FDA Regulatory Actions on Pharmaceutical Use
JEL codes: I18, M37
   Presented by: Andrew Kleit, Penn State University
   Discussant: Brett Wendling, Federal Trade Commission
 

The Impact of Prescription Drug Insurance on the Demand for Anti-Cholesterol Drugs
   Presented by: Abe Dunn, Antitrust Division
   Discussant: Andrew Ching, University of Toronto
 

The Relationship Between Direct-To-Consumer Advertising,Detailing and Prescription Drug Expenditures
   Presented by: Brett Wendling, Federal Trade Commission
   Discussant: Andrew Kleit, Penn State University
 

Measuring the Informative and Persuasive Roles of Detailing on Prescribing Decisions
   Presented by: Andrew Ching, University of Toronto
   Discussant: Abe Dunn, Antitrust Division

Session 37: Aspects of Welfare and Search in Information Econ

Session Chair: Tuvana Pastine, NUI, Maynooth and CEPR
Session type: invited
Session JEL code: D8, L1
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Ball 523
 

Social Learning in Continuous Time: When are Informational Cascades More Likely to be Inefficient?
JEL codes: L15
   Presented by: Tuvana Pastine, NUI, Maynooth and CEPR
   Discussant: Michael Rauh, Indiana University
 

Efficiency, Welfare and Ownership of Private Information
   Presented by: Qihong Liu, University of Oklahoma
   Discussant: Randal Watson, University Of Texas
 

Strategic complementarities and search market equilibrium
   Presented by: Michael Rauh, Indiana University
   Discussant: Qihong Liu, University of Oklahoma
 

Search, availability, and competition in product ranges
   Presented by: Randal Watson, University Of Texas
   Discussant: Tuvana Pastine, NUI, Maynooth and CEPR

Session 38: Empirical Analysis of Regulatory Policy

Session Chair: Mark Jamison, University of Florida
Session type: contributed
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Ball 503
 

The Economic Impact of Wireless Number Portability
JEL codes: L50, L96, L10
   Presented by: Minjung Park, University of Minnesota
   Discussant: Miguel Montoya, ITESM Guadalajara
 

The Rules of the Road or Roadblocks on the Information Highway? Regulation and Innovation in Telecommunications
   Presented by: James Prieger, Pepperdine University
   Discussant: Michal Grajek, ESMT European School of Management and Technology
 

Subsidies and distorted markets: Do telecom subsidies affect competition?
[slides]
   Presented by: Mark Jamison, University of Florida
   Discussant: Ayako Suzuki, Osaka University

Session 39: Issues in Video: Bundling and Platforms

Session Chair: Sang Hoo Bae, Clark University
Session type: contributed
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 10:20 - 11:10
Location: Ball 308
 

Market Power and Product Bundling: The Case of the Cable Television Industry
   Presented by: Nodir Adilov, Indiana University-Purdue University
   Discussant: Sang Hoo Bae, Clark University
 

The Ownership Structure of Digital Rights Management (DRM) and Foreclosure of Piracy
   Presented by: Sang Hoo Bae, Clark University
   Discussant: Gregory Crawford, University of Arizona
 

The Welfare Effects of Bundling in Multi-Channel Television Markets
   Presented by: Gregory Crawford, University of Arizona
   Discussant: Nodir Adilov, Indiana University-Purdue University

Session 40: Entry and Exit

Session Chair: Robert Feinberg, American University
Session type: contributed
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Ball 505
 

On the Geographic and Cultural Determinants of Bankruptcy
JEL codes: C41, R10, Z10
   Presented by: Stefan Buehler, University of St. Gallen
   Discussant: Chia-Mei Liu, U.S. Department of Transportation
 

Regional Opportunities and Policy Implications
   Presented by: Enrico Santarelli, Universita' di Bologna
   Discussant: C. Sean Chu, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
 

An Empirical Model of New Product Introduction and Brand Proliferation in the Beer Industry
   Presented by: Vera Holovchenko, University of Texas
   Discussant: Robert Feinberg, American University
 

The Effects on Entry of Bundling by Publishers of Scientific Journals
   Presented by: Frederick Warren-Boulton, MiCRA

Session 41: Anticompetitive Effects of Vertical Integration

Session Chair: Yongmin Chen, University of Colorado at Boulder
Session type: contributed
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Ball 403
 

Innovation in Vertically Related Markets
JEL codes: L1
   Presented by: Yongmin Chen, University of Colorado at Boulder
   Discussant: Hans Normann, Max Planck Institute (Bonn)
 

Competitive Effects of Vertical Integration with Downstream Oligopsony and Oligopoly
   Presented by: Markus Reisinger, University of Munich
   Discussant: Pedro Mendi, Universidad de Navarra
 

Backward Integration and Collusion in a Duopoly Model with Asymmetric Costs
   Presented by: Pedro Mendi, Universidad de Navarra
   Discussant: Yongmin Chen, University of Colorado at Boulder
 

Vertical Integration, Raising Rivals' Cost and Upstream Collusion
   Presented by: Hans Normann, Max Planck Institute (Bonn)
   Discussant: Simon Loertscher, University of Melbourne

Session 42: Gasoline, Ethanol, and Motor Vehicles

Session Chair: Stephen Holland, University of North Carolina-Greensboro
Session type: invited
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Ball 405
 

Gasoline Prices, Government Support, and the Demand for Hybrid Vehicles in the U.S.
JEL codes: L50 L90 Q85
   Presented by: Shanjun Li, SUNY - Stony Brook
   Discussant: Stephen Holland, University of North Carolina-Greensboro
 

CAFE Regulation, New Vehicle Technology and Consumer Welfare
   Presented by: Joshua Linn, University of Illinois at Chicago
   Discussant: Shanjun Li, SUNY - Stony Brook
 

The Demand for Ethanol as a Gasoline Substitute
   Presented by: Soren Anderson, University of Michigan
   Discussant: Joshua Linn, University of Illinois at Chicago
 

Greenhouse Gas Reductions under Low Carbon Fuel Standards?
   Presented by: Stephen Holland, University of North Carolina-Greensboro
   Discussant: Soren Anderson, University of Michigan

Session 43: Innovation and Firm Boundaries

Session Chair: Wolfgang Sofka, Centre for Europ. Economic Research ZEW
Session type: contributed
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 14:20 - 16:10
Location: Ball 405
 

THE FIT BETWEEN COOPETITION AND OPEN INNOVATION STRATEGIES – AN EMPIRICAL INVESTIGATION FOR GERMANY
   Presented by: Bettina Peters, Centre for European Economic Research
   Discussant: Jan Eilhard, Cerna
 

Successful Patterns of Scientific Knowledge Sourcing – Mix and Match
   Presented by: Birgit Aschhoff, Centre for European Economic Research
   Discussant: Bettina Peters, Centre for European Economic Research
 

Firms on SourceForge: Loose Contracts and Tight Control?
   Presented by: Jan Eilhard, Cerna
   Discussant: Wolfgang Sofka, Centre for Europ. Economic Research ZEW

Session 44: Competition Policy: Deterring Price Fixing

Session Chair: Jan Tuinstra, University of Amsterdam
Session type: invited
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 14:20 - 16:10
Location: Truland
 

A Critique of Cartel Fine Discounting
JEL codes: K21, K14, L41,
   Presented by: John Connor, Purdue University
   Discussant: Lawrence White, New York University
 

On the Overcharge as an Estimator for Total Chain Antitrust Damages
   Presented by: Jan Tuinstra, University of Amsterdam
   Discussant: Leonardo Basso, Universidad de Chile
 

Cartel Sanctions: An Empirical Analysis
[slides]
   Presented by: Yuliya Bolotova, University of Idaho
   Discussant: Keith Brand, FTC
 

Cartels, Price-Fixing, and Corporate Leniency Policy:What Doesn't Kill Us Makes Us Stronger
   Presented by: Wesley Wilson, Oregon
   Discussant: Rufus Pollock, Cambridge University

Session 45: Theory and Empirics in Two-Sided Markets

Session Chair: Nicholas Economides, Stern School of Business, NYU
Session type: invited
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 14:20 - 16:10
Location: Ball 213
 

Strategic Interactions in Two-Sided Market Oligopolies
JEL codes: L1, L2, L4, L8
   Presented by: Andrei Hagiu, Harvard Business School
 

Lock-in and unobserved preference in server operating system adoption: a case of linux vs. windows
   Presented by: Seung-Hyun Hong, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
   Discussant: Lapo Filistrucchi, Tilburg University
 

Leveraging monopoly power by limiting interoperability: Theory and Evidence from Computer Markets
   Presented by: Christos Genakos, Cambridge University
   Discussant: Nicholas Economides, Stern School of Business, NYU
 

Recommendation Networks and Social Effects in Electronic Markets
   Presented by: Gal Oestreicher-Singer, NYU
   Discussant: Jiawei Chen, University of California-Irvine

Session 46: Competitive Models of Price Discrimination

Session Chair: Patrick Greenlee, U.S. Department of Justice
Session type: invited
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 14:20 - 16:10
Location: Ball 501
 

Price Discrimination in Two-Sided Markets
   Presented by: Konstantinos Serfes, Drexel University
   Discussant: Jie Shuai, Univ. of Oklahoma
 

Assessing the Anticompetitive Effects of Multiproduct Pricing
   Presented by: Patrick Greenlee, U.S. Department of Justice
   Discussant: James Dana, Northeastern University
 

Customer Poaching, Coupon Trading and Consumer Arbitrage
   Presented by: Jie Shuai, Univ. of Oklahoma
   Discussant: Patrick Greenlee, U.S. Department of Justice
 

Optimal Strategy of Multi-Product Retailers with Relative Thinking and Reference Prices
   Presented by: Ofer Azar, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
   Discussant: Konstantinos Serfes, Drexel University

Session 47: Buyer Power

Session Chair: David Mills, University of Virginia
Session type: contributed
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 14:20 - 16:10
Location: Ball 503
 

Information Disclosure and Endogenous Sequencing in Bilateral Negotiations
JEL codes: C70,L23
   Presented by: Silvana Krasteva, Duke University
   Discussant: Markus Reisinger, University of Munich
 

Endogenous Maximum RPM, Recommended Retail Prices and the Role of Buyer Power
   Presented by: Gianmaria Martini, University of Bergamo
   Discussant: Patrick Herbst, Goethe-University Frankfurt
 

Buyer Power through Producers' Differentiation
   Presented by: Claire Chambolle, INRA & Ecole Polytechnique
   Discussant: Roman Inderst, Univ. Frankfurt and LSE

Session 48: Issues in Telecommunications Economics

Session Chair: Lukasz Grzybowski, University of Alicante
Session type: contributed
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 14:20 - 16:10
Location: Ball 521
 

A Model of Mobile Telephony with Policy Applications
JEL codes: L13, L43, L93
   Presented by: Pedro Pereira, Portuguese Competition Authority
   Discussant: Lukasz Grzybowski, University of Alicante
 

Network Growth: Theory and Evidence from the Mobile Telephone Industry
   Presented by: Brendan Cunningham, U. S. Naval Academy
   Discussant: Pedro Pereira, Portuguese Competition Authority
 

Subscription Choices and Switching Costs in Mobile Telephony
   Presented by: Lukasz Grzybowski, University of Alicante
   Discussant: Brendan Cunningham, U. S. Naval Academy

Session 49: Differentiated Product Demand Estimation: Econometric Methods

Session Chair: Amil Petrin, University of Minnesota
Session type: invited
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 14:20 - 16:10
Location: Ball 308
 

A Simple Nonparametric Estimator for the Distribution of Random Coefficients in Discrete Choice Models
   Presented by: Kyoo Il Kim, University of Minnesota
   Discussant: Amil Petrin, University of Minnesota
 

A control function approach to estimate markups
   Presented by: Jan De Loecker, New York University
   Discussant: Jeremy Fox, University of Chicago
 

Control Function Corrections for Unobserved Factors in Differentiated Product Models
   Presented by: Amil Petrin, University of Minnesota
   Discussant: Jan De Loecker, New York University
 

Improving the Numerical Performance of Static and Dynamic Discrete Choice Random Coefficients Demand Estimation
   Presented by: Jeremy Fox, University of Chicago
   Discussant: Kyoo Il Kim, University of Minnesota

Session 50: Auction Experiments

Session Chair: Kasper Leufkens, University of Maastricht
Session type: invited
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 14:20 - 16:10
Location: Ball 523
 

Packaging as Price Discirmination or Service Provision: An Experimental Approach
[slides]
JEL codes: L81;M31;L11
   Presented by: Roger Betancourt, University of Maryland
   Discussant: Kasper Leufkens, University of Maastricht
 

Is the eBay feedback system really efficient? An experimental study
   Presented by: Thierry PENARD, Université de Rennes 1 and ESC Rennes
   Discussant: Roger Betancourt, University of Maryland
 

Auction Design with Avoidable Fixed Costs: An Experimental Approach
   Presented by: Nathan Larson, University of Virginia
   Discussant: Thierry PENARD, Université de Rennes 1 and ESC Rennes
 

An experimental comparison of sequential first- and second-price auctions with synergies
   Presented by: Kasper Leufkens, University of Maastricht
   Discussant: Nathan Larson, University of Virginia

Session 51: Collusion I

Session Chair: Yosuke Yasuda, GRIPS
Session type: contributed
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 14:20 - 16:10
Location: Ball 403
 

A test of collusive behavior based on incentives
JEL codes: L4, L13
   Presented by: Ricardo Cabral, University of Madeira
   Discussant: Michael Rimler, Xavier University
 

Internal decision-making rules and collusion
   Presented by: Alexander Rasch, University of Cologne
   Discussant: Shinn-Shyr Wang, University of Wisconsin-Madison
 

Menu Price Collusion
   Presented by: Michael Rimler, Xavier University
   Discussant: Yosuke Yasuda, GRIPS

Session 52: Challenges in Restructured Energy Markets

Session Chair: Michael Waterson, University of Warwick
Session type: invited
Session JEL code: L94,L95
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 14:20 - 16:10
Location: Ball 208
 

Challenges of the liberalization of the European gas market: Competition and countervailing power
JEL codes: C78, L14, L95
   Presented by: Svetlana Ikonnikova, Catholic University of Leuven
   Discussant: Russell Pittman, Economic Analysis Group
 

Chinese Electricity Restructuring: How Likely Is Effective Competition in Generation?
   Presented by: Russell Pittman, Economic Analysis Group
   Discussant: Michael Waterson, University of Warwick
 

Welfare and competition effects of electricity interconnection between Great Britain and Ireland
   Presented by: Laura Malaguzzi Valeri, Economic and Social Research Insititute
   Discussant: Svetlana Ikonnikova, Catholic University of Leuven
 

Pricing behaviour under competition in the UK electricity supply industry
   Presented by: Michael Waterson, University of Warwick
   Discussant: Laura Malaguzzi Valeri, Economic and Social Research Insititute

Session 53: Price Formation and Reputation

Session Chair: Thomas Jeitschko, Michigan State University
Session type: invited
Session JEL code: D8, L1
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 14:20 - 16:10
Location: Ball 309
 

The Role of Trademarks in Intra-brand Settings: An Economic Analysis
JEL codes: K39, O34, M39
   Presented by: John Dillbary, University of Alabama
   Discussant: Yu-Chen Lin, Concordia University
 

Platform Reputation and Optimal Transaction Fees
   Presented by: Luís Vasconcelos, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
   Discussant: Jeremy Sandford, University of Kentucky
 

Pricing Behaviors of Firms on the Internet -- Evidence From Price Comparison Sites Cnet and Nextag
   Presented by: Yu-Chen Lin, Concordia University
   Discussant: Luís Vasconcelos, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
 

Experts and quacks
   Presented by: Jeremy Sandford, University of Kentucky
   Discussant: Thomas Jeitschko, Michigan State University

Session 54: Auction Theory

Session Chair: Harry Paarsch, University of Iowa
Session type: invited
Session JEL code: D44
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 14:20 - 16:10
Location: Ball 504
 

Position Auctions with Consumer Search
   Presented by: Susan Athey, Harvard University
   Discussant: Anindya Ghose, Stern School of Business
 

The Hungarian Auction
   Presented by: Lawrence Ausubel, University of Maryland
   Discussant: Jingfeng Lu, National University of Singapore
 

Grid Distributions to Study Single Object Auctions
   Presented by: Luciano de Castro, University of Illinois
   Discussant: John Wooders, University of Arizona
 

Information Concentration in Common Value Environments
   Presented by: Mikhael Shor, Vanderbilt University
   Discussant: Ian Gale, Georgetown University

Session 55: R&D Process and Productivity

Session Chair: Anthony Creane, Michigan State University
Session type: contributed
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 14:20 - 16:10
Location: Ball 401
 

The Effect of Firm Size and Age on R&D Productivity
JEL codes: L11, L26, O31
   Presented by: Jose Plehn-Dujowich, University at Buffalo (SUNY)
   Discussant: Hüseyin Doluca, University of Munich
 

R&D Project Selection - a Mechanism Design Approach
   Presented by: Talia Bar, Cornell University
   Discussant: Jungho Kim, KAIST Business School

Session 56: Regulatory Policy Issues

Session Chair: Timothy Brennan, University of Maryland Baltimore County
Session type: contributed
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 14:20 - 16:10
Location: Ball 609
 

Night of the Living Dead? Electric Utility “Decoupling” and the Resuscitation of Rate-of-Return Regulation
[slides]
JEL codes: L51, L94, Q48
   Presented by: Timothy Brennan, University of Maryland Baltimore County
   Discussant: Mark Jamison, University of Florida
 

A Retail Benchmarking Approach to Efficient Two-Way Access Pricing: No Termination-Based Price Discrimination.
   Presented by: Sjaak Hurkens, CSIC
   Discussant: Roberto Mosheim, Economic Research Service--USDA
 

Estimating the Cost of Compliance for Public Water Utilities in the United States
   Presented by: Roberto Mosheim, Economic Research Service--USDA
   Discussant: Carlo Cambini, Politecnico di Torino
 

The Degree of Commitment to Regulator Independence: Measurement and Impact
   Presented by: Miguel Montoya, ITESM Guadalajara
   Discussant: Minjung Park, University of Minnesota

Session 57: Empirical Analysis of Pharmaceutical R&D

Session Chair: Richard Jensen, Notre Dame
Session type: contributed
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 14:20 - 16:10
Location: Ball 211
 

Innovate or Imitate? Pharmaceutical Firms' Strategic Decisions and Patients' Dynamic Welfare
JEL codes: I11
   Presented by: Wonjoon Kim, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and
   Discussant: Rosa Abrantes-Metz, LECG, LLC
 

The Determinants of Pharmaceutical Review, Success and Duration
   Presented by: Rosa Abrantes-Metz, LECG, LLC
   Discussant: Wonjoon Kim, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and
 

The Impact of Public Basic Research on Industrial Innovation: Evidence from the Pharmaceutical Industry
   Presented by: Andrew Toole, Rutgers University
   Discussant: Alka Chadha, National University of Singapore
 

TRIPs, Innovation and Survival of Indian Pharmaceutical Firms
   Presented by: Alka Chadha, National University of Singapore
   Discussant: Andrew Toole, Rutgers University

Session 58: Airlines

Session Chair: Nicholas Rupp, East Carolina University
Session type: contributed
Session JEL code: L93
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 14:20 - 16:10
Location: Ball 505
 

Entry, Airline Competition and Network Structure
JEL codes: L93
   Presented by: Carlene Belford, McGill University
   Discussant: Chia-Mei Liu, U.S. Department of Transportation
 

Refund Contracts and Price Discrimination in Airlines
   Presented by: Paan Jindapon, University of Alabama
   Discussant: Carlene Belford, McGill University
 

An Empirical Analysis of the Equilibrium in Airline Fares, Passenger Demand, and Flight Delays
   Presented by: Chia-Mei Liu, U.S. Department of Transportation
   Discussant: Nicholas Rupp, East Carolina University
 

An Aggregate Measure of Airline Flight Delays
   Presented by: Nicholas Rupp, East Carolina University
   Discussant: Diego Escobari, Texas A&M University

Session 59: Collusion Experiments

Session Chair: Christian Rojas, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Session type: invited
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 16:40 - 18:30
Location: Ball 405
 

Collusion in Price-Setting Duopoly Markets: Experimental Evidence
[slides]
JEL codes: C9, L1
   Presented by: Beth Freeborn, College of William and Mary
   Discussant: Mikhael Shor, Vanderbilt University
 

The Role of Information and Monitoring on Collusion
   Presented by: Christian Rojas, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
   Discussant: Beth Freeborn, College of William and Mary
 

Communication, Renegotiation, and the Scope for Collusion
   Presented by: Kai-Uwe Kuhn, University of Michigan
   Discussant: Christian Rojas, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
 

An Experiment on Strategic Capacity Reduction
   Presented by: Mikhael Shor, Vanderbilt University
   Discussant: Kai-Uwe Kuhn, University of Michigan

Session 60: Empirical Patterns of Price Dispersion

Session Chair: Timothy Hannan, Federal Reserve Board
Session type: invited
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 16:40 - 18:30
Location: Ball 501
 

An Empirical Model of Search with Vertically Differentiated Products
JEL codes: C14, D83, L13
   Presented by: Matthijs Wildenbeest, Indiana University
   Discussant: Ambarish Chandra, University of British Columbia
 

Price Dispersion and Consumer Search in the Retail Gasoline Market
   Presented by: Ambarish Chandra, University of British Columbia
   Discussant: Timothy Hannan, Federal Reserve Board
 

Firm Strategy and Biased Decision Making: The Price Dispersion Puzzle
   Presented by: Ofer Azar, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
   Discussant: Matthijs Wildenbeest, Indiana University
 

Consumer Switching Costs and Firm Pricing: Evidence from Bank Pricing of Deposit Accounts
[slides]
   Presented by: Timothy Hannan, Federal Reserve Board
   Discussant: Ofer Azar, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Session 61: Vertical Relations I

Session Chair: Markus Reisinger, University of Munich
Session type: contributed
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 16:40 - 18:30
Location: Ball 213
 

Price Discrimination in Input Markets
   Presented by: Roman Inderst, Univ. Frankfurt and LSE
   Discussant: Alexei Alexandrov, University of Rochester
 

Information Markets, Product Markets and Vertical Merger
   Presented by: Qihong Liu, University of Oklahoma
   Discussant: Justin Marion, University of California - Santa Cruz
 

A Model of Vertical Oligopolistic Competition
   Presented by: Markus Reisinger, University of Munich
   Discussant: Chun-Hui Miao, University of South Carolina

Session 62: Collusion II

Session Chair: Alexander Rasch, University of Cologne
Session type: contributed
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 16:40 - 18:30
Location: Ball 504
 

R&D-fostering collusion
   Presented by: Andrea Mantovani, University of Bologna
   Discussant: Ricardo Cabral, University of Madeira
 

Semi-Collusive Market Outcomes: Theory and Evidence
   Presented by: Shinn-Shyr Wang, University of Wisconsin-Madison
   Discussant: Andrea Mantovani, University of Bologna
 

The Theory of Collusion Under Financial Constraints
   Presented by: Yosuke Yasuda, GRIPS
   Discussant: Alexander Rasch, University of Cologne

Session 63: Spatial Competition and Product Customization

Session Chair: Jaesoo Kim, Michigan State University
Session type: invited
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 16:40 - 18:30
Location: Ball 308
 

The Intensity of Competition in the Hotelling Model: A New Generalization and Applications
JEL codes: D43, D82, L11,
   Presented by: Jaesoo Kim, Michigan State University
   Discussant: Tina Kao, Australian National University
 

Spatial Competition with Discrete Buyers
   Presented by: Martin Byford, University of Colorado, Boulder
   Discussant: Jaesoo Kim, Michigan State University
 

Product Customisation in the Spokes Model
   Presented by: Tina Kao, Australian National University
   Discussant: Martin Byford, University of Colorado, Boulder

Session 64: Solutions to the Hold-Up Problem

Session Chair: Catherine de Fontenay, University of Melbourne
Session type: contributed
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 16:40 - 18:30
Location: Ball 208
 

Dynamic Contract Breach
JEL codes: K12
   Presented by: Fan Zhang, U.S. Department of Justice
   Discussant: Shinji Kobayashi, Nihon University
 

Regulation and Monitoring with Incomplete Contracts
   Presented by: Shinji Kobayashi, Nihon University
   Discussant: Catherine de Fontenay, University of Melbourne
 

Physical or Human Capital Specificity? Distinguishing the predictions of the Transactions Cost and Property Rights Theories
   Presented by: Catherine de Fontenay, University of Melbourne
   Discussant: Alexander Raskovich, U.S. Department of Justice
 

The Holdout Investment Problem and Long-Term Contracting
   Presented by: Alexander Raskovich, U.S. Department of Justice
   Discussant: Fan Zhang, U.S. Department of Justice

Session 65: Using Confidential Economic Census Data to Model Industry Dynamics and Productivity Growth

Session Chair: Margaret Levenstein, University of Michigan
Session type: contributed
Session JEL code: D24 L6 O4
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 16:40 - 18:30
Location: Ball 523
 

Patenting and Firm Growth: Evidence from US Manufacturing
JEL codes: O30, O31, O34
   Presented by: Jagadeesh Sivadasan, University of Michigan
   Discussant: Kirk White, U.S. Bureau of the Census
 

The Dynamics of Plant-level Productivity in U.S.
[slides]
   Presented by: Kirk White, U.S. Bureau of the Census
   Discussant: Yoonsoo Lee, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
 

Entry, Exit, and Plant-level Dynamics over the Business Cycle
   Presented by: Yoonsoo Lee, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
   Discussant: Margaret Levenstein, University of Michigan

Session 66: Informational Issues in Contracting

Session Chair: Henry Schneider, Cornell University
Session type: invited
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 16:40 - 18:30
Location: Ball 505
 

Moral Hazard in Leasing Contracts: Evidence from the New York City Taxi Industry
   Presented by: Henry Schneider, Cornell University
   Discussant: Nanyun Zhang, Towson University
 

Contract Design for Quality Control in Supply Chain Management
   Presented by: Nanyun Zhang, Towson University
   Discussant: Janice Hauge, University of North Texas
 

Signaling and Commitment in a Regulated Industry
   Presented by: Janice Hauge, University of North Texas
   Discussant: Henry Schneider, Cornell University

Session 67: Theory approaches to networks and mergers

Session Chair: Arun Sundararajan, New York University
Session type: invited
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 16:40 - 18:30
Location: Ball 309
 

Uncertainty, Networks and Real Options
JEL codes: C72, D85
   Presented by: Sumit Joshi, George Washington University
   Discussant: Arun Sundararajan, New York University
 

Network Seeding with Local Network Effects
   Presented by: Arun Sundararajan, New York University
   Discussant: Sumit Joshi, George Washington University
 

Game-theoretic approach to evaluating merger-specific efficiencies:
   Presented by: Richard Shin, LECG
   Discussant: Eileen Fumagalli, IEFE, Università Bocconi
 

Waiting to merge
   Presented by: Eileen Fumagalli, IEFE, Università Bocconi
   Discussant: Kwang Soo Cheong, Johns Hopkins University

Session 68: Competition Policy: Goals, Organization, Outcomes

Session Chair: Malcolm Coate, Federal Trade Commission
Session type: invited
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 16:40 - 18:30
Location: Truland
 

The Growing Influence of Economics and Economists on Antitrust: An Extended Discussion
JEL codes: K21; L41; L42;
   Presented by: Lawrence White, New York University
   Discussant: Malcolm Coate, Federal Trade Commission
 

An Analysis of Court of Appeal Rulings in the EU, 1964-2000
   Presented by: Andrea Guenster, Universiteit Maastricht
   Discussant: Kai Hueschelrath, Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)
 

Consumer Surplus as the Appropriate Standard for Antitrust Enforcement
   Presented by: Russell Pittman, Economic Analysis Group
   Discussant: Charles Romeo, US Department of Justice
 

Making European merger policy more predictable : an ordered discrete choice analysis
   Presented by: Béatrice Dumont, University Rennes I & College of Europe
   Discussant: John Dillbary, University of Alabama

Session 69: Firm Behavior in Innovative Markets

Session Chair: Michelle Haynes, University of Nottingham
Session type: contributed
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 16:40 - 18:30
Location: Ball 521
 

Financial constraints: routine versus cutting edge R&D investment
JEL codes: O31, O32
   Presented by: Dirk Czarnitzki, K.U.Leuven
   Discussant: Michelle Haynes, University of Nottingham
 

Starting a R&D project under uncertainty
   Presented by: Sabien Dobbelaere, Ghent University
   Discussant: LiWei Shi, State University of New York at Buffalo
 

Intergenerational Diffusion of Innovations
   Presented by: LiWei Shi, State University of New York at Buffalo
   Discussant: Dirk Czarnitzki, K.U.Leuven
 

New Model Introductions, Cannibalism and Market Stealing:
   Presented by: Michelle Haynes, University of Nottingham
   Discussant: Sabien Dobbelaere, Ghent University

Session 70: Empirical Analysis of Auctions: Collusion and Bidding Markets

Session Chair: Elena Krasnokutskaya, University of Pennsylvania
Session type: invited
Session JEL code: D44
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 16:40 - 18:30
Location: Ball 403
 

Collusion in Repeated Procurement Auction: a Study of Paving Market in Japan
JEL codes: D44, H57, L44
   Presented by: Rieko Ishii, Osaka University
   Discussant: Xiaoyong Zheng, North Carolina State University
 

Competition between Sellers in Internet Auctions
   Presented by: Jeffrey Livingston, Bentley College
   Discussant: Rieko Ishii, Osaka University
 

Fighting Collusion in Auctions: An Experimental Investigation
   Presented by: Sander Onderstal, University of Amsterdam
   Discussant: Andras Niedermayer, Northwestern University
 

The Logistic Function Approach to Discriminatory and Uniform Price Treasury Auctions
   Presented by: Rasim Ozcan, ERS Group
   Discussant: Yaron Raviv, Claremont McKenna College

Session 71: Hospital and Patient Care

Session Chair: Troy Quast, Sam Houston State University
Session type: invited
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 16:40 - 18:30
Location: Ball 609
 

The ENH Effect: Employer-Provided Health Insurance and Hospital Competition
JEL codes: K21,I11
   Presented by: Christopher Garmon, Federal Trade Commission
   Discussant: Troy Quast, Sam Houston State University
 

Does the Market Punish Aggressive Experts: Evidence from Cesarean Sections
   Presented by: Subramaniam Ramanarayanan, UCLA
   Discussant: Catherine Tucker, MIT Sloan
 

Can Healthcare IT save Babies?
   Presented by: Catherine Tucker, MIT Sloan
   Discussant: Subramaniam Ramanarayanan, UCLA
 

Do Profits Influence the Quality of Care Provided by Medicaid MCOs?
[slides]
   Presented by: Troy Quast, Sam Houston State University
   Discussant: Christopher Garmon, Federal Trade Commission

Session 72: Competitive Dynamics: Theory

Session Chair: Jungho Kim, KAIST Business School
Session type: invited
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 16:40 - 18:30
Location: Ball 401
 

Dynamic Entry and Exit with Uncertain Cost Positions
JEL codes: D43, D92, L13
   Presented by: Huanxing Yang, The Ohio State University
   Discussant: Gianluca Femminis, Università Cattolica, Milano
 

Oligopoly with Hyperbolic Demand and Capital Accumulation
   Presented by: Luca Lambertini, University of Bologna
   Discussant: Kenneth Simons, Rensselaer
 

First versus Second-Mover Advantage with Information Asymmetry about the Size of New Markets
   Presented by: Young-Ro Yoon, Indiana University Bloomington
   Discussant: Vidya Atal, Cornell University
 

Spillovers, disclosure lags, and incentives to innovate: Do oligopolies over-invest in R&D?
   Presented by: Gianluca Femminis, Università Cattolica, Milano
   Discussant: Jungho Kim, KAIST Business School

Session 73: Competition Among Electricity Fuel Sources

Session Chair: Maria-Soledad Arellano, Universidad Adolfo Ibañez
Session type: invited
Session JEL code: L94
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 16:40 - 18:30
Location: Ball 503
 

Contract Parameters’ Impacts on Coal Prices
JEL codes: Q58, L51
   Presented by: ian lange, US EPA
   Discussant: Olli Kauppi, Helsinki School of Economics
 

Marginal Cost Pricing in Hydro-Thermal Power Industries: Is a Capacity Charge Always Needed?
   Presented by: Maria-Soledad Arellano, Universidad Adolfo Ibañez
   Discussant: ian lange, US EPA
 

Market power and storage: Evidence from hydro use in the Nordic power market
   Presented by: Olli Kauppi, Helsinki School of Economics
   Discussant: Talat Genc, University of Guelph
 

Dynamic Competition in Electricity Markets: Hydropower and Thermal Generation
   Presented by: Talat Genc, University of Guelph
   Discussant: Maria-Soledad Arellano, Universidad Adolfo Ibañez

Session 74: Empirical Analyses of Mergers

Session Chair: Katrin Hussinger, KU Leuven
Session type: invited
Date: May 18, 2008
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: Ball 403
 

Barbarians at the Gate? Leveraged Buyouts, Private Equity and Jobs
JEL codes: G34, J23, L23
   Presented by: Kevin Amess, Nottingham University Business School
   Discussant: Wallace Mullin, George Washington University
 

The Role of the Local Business Environment in Banking Consolidation
   Presented by: Gilberto Turati, Università di Torino
   Discussant: Wen Zhou, University of Hong Kong
 

M&A Incentives and Outcomes: Evidence from the Mutual Fund Industry
   Presented by: Minjung Park, University of Minnesota
   Discussant: Dennis Carlton, University of Chicago
 

Rent Appropriation and Competitor Blocking: The Two Faces of Technology Acquisition
   Presented by: Katrin Hussinger, KU Leuven
   Discussant: Ambarish Chandra, University of British Columbia

Session 75: Vertical Relations II

Session Chair: Silvana Krasteva, Duke University
Session type: contributed
Date: May 18, 2008
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: Ball 205
 

Compatibility in Two-sided Markets
   Presented by: Chun-Hui Miao, University of South Carolina
   Discussant: Gianmaria Martini, University of Bergamo
 

Oligopolistic Competition in Two-Sided Market
   Presented by: Alexei Alexandrov, University of Rochester
   Discussant: Mahmut Yasar, The University of Texas at Arlington
 

The Role of Repeated Interactions and Relational [Sub] Contracting: Evidence from California Highway Procurement Auctions
   Presented by: Justin Marion, University of California - Santa Cruz
   Discussant: Silvana Krasteva, Duke University

Session 76: Strategic Information Transmission

Session Chair: Rick Harbaugh, Indiana University
Session type: invited
Session JEL code: D8
Date: May 18, 2008
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: Ball 309
 

Clearly Biased Experts
JEL codes: D82, L15, C72
   Presented by: Rick Harbaugh, Indiana University
   Discussant: Michael Grubb, MIT
 

Learning, Signaling and Signal-Jamming Prior to Trial: A Theory of Preliminary Injunctions
   Presented by: Thomas Jeitschko, Michigan State University
   Discussant: Gad Allon, Kellogg School of Management
 

Developing a Reputation for Reticence
   Presented by: Michael Grubb, MIT
   Discussant: Masako Ueda, University of Wisconsin at Madison
 

``We Will be Right with You": Managing customers with vague promises
   Presented by: Gad Allon, Kellogg School of Management
   Discussant: Rick Harbaugh, Indiana University

Session 77: Airline Pricing Behavior

Session Chair: Steven Puller, Texas A&M University
Session type: contributed
Date: May 18, 2008
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: Ball 308
 

Does Competition Reduce Price Discrimination? New Evidence From the Airline Industry
   Presented by: Adam Shapiro, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
   Discussant: Adile TAMGUICHT, University of Montreal
 

Testing Theories of Price Dispersion and Scarcity Pricing in the Airline Industry
   Presented by: Steven Puller, Texas A&M University
   Discussant: Adam Shapiro, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
 

The Efficiency of European Airports: Do the Importance in the EU Network and the Intensity of Competition Matter?
   Presented by: Gianmaria Martini, University of Bergamo
   Discussant: Kenneth Boyer, Michigan State University
 

Incumbent Responses to Low Cost Airline Entry: An SAR panel data analysis
   Presented by: Bogdan Daraban, Shenandoah University
   Discussant: Steven Puller, Texas A&M University

Session 78: Licensing and Cross-Licensing: Theory and Evidence

Session Chair: Nisvan Erkal, University of Melbourne
Session type: invited
Session JEL code: O34
Date: May 18, 2008
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: Ball 208
 

Broad Cross-License Agreements and Persuasive Patent Litigation: Theory and Evidence from the Semiconductor Industry
JEL codes: 031, 032, C78,
   Presented by: Alberto Galasso, University of Toronto
   Discussant: Nisvan Erkal, University of Melbourne
 

R&D Competition and Strategic Trade Restrictions in the Market for Technology
   Presented by: Patrick Herbst, Goethe-University Frankfurt
   Discussant: Orkhan Hasanaliyev, The University of Iowa
 

Licesing commitments in standard setting organizations
   Presented by: Yann Meniere, Université Catholique de Louvain
   Discussant: Andrei Hagiu, Harvard Business School
 

Scarcity of Ideas and Options to Invest in R&D
   Presented by: Nisvan Erkal, University of Melbourne
   Discussant: Deborah Minehart, US Department of Justice

Session 79: Pricing under Demand Uncertainty and Switching Costs

Session Chair: Jan Bouckaert, University of Antwerp
Session type: invited
Date: May 18, 2008
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: Ball 213
 

Revenue Management by Sequential Screening
JEL codes: L12,L15
   Presented by: Mustafa Akan, Northwestern University, Kellogg School
   Discussant: Yves Schneider, University of Virginia
 

Intertemporal Bundling under Demand Uncertainty
   Presented by: Sue Mialon, Emory University
   Discussant: Jan Bouckaert, University of Antwerp
 

Price Competition with Revenue Management and Costly Consumer Search
   Presented by: Yves Schneider, University of Virginia
   Discussant: Mustafa Akan, Northwestern University, Kellogg School
 

Enhancing Market Power by Reducing Switching Costs
   Presented by: Jan Bouckaert, University of Antwerp
   Discussant: Sue Mialon, Emory University

Session 80: Theoretical Studies of Trade with Market Power

Session Chair: Jagadeesh Sivadasan, University of Michigan
Session type: contributed
Date: May 18, 2008
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: Ball 201
 

Wholesale Price Discrimination and Parallel Imports
JEL codes: F15, L14, K21
   Presented by: Mattias Ganslandt, Centre for European Law and Economics
   Discussant: Alberto Salvo, Northwestern University
 

Institutions and Multinational Ownership Strategy
   Presented by: Ari Van Assche,
   Discussant: Jagadeesh Sivadasan, University of Michigan
 

Internalization Revisited
   Presented by: George Norman, Tufts University
   Discussant: Volodymyr Lugovskyy, University of Memphis

Session 81: Vertical Integration Decisions

Session Chair: Francine Lafontaine, University of Michigan
Session type: invited
Date: May 18, 2008
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: Ball 503
 

VERTICAL INTEGRATION DURING THE HOLLYWOOD STUDIO ERA
JEL codes: L14, L12, D02
   Presented by: F. Andrew Hanssen, Department of Justice
   Discussant: Francine Lafontaine, University of Michigan
 

Regulatory Stability and Organizational Form: An examination of the investments of a multinational hotel firm
   Presented by: Nathan Wilson, University of Michigan
   Discussant: Darlene Chisholm, Suffolk University

Session 82: Contracts and Competition

Session Chair: Leslie Marx, Duke University
Session type: contributed
Date: May 18, 2008
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: Ball 504
 

Buyer Power, Exclusion, and Inefficient Trade
JEL codes: D43, D45, L42
   Presented by: Leslie Marx, Duke University
   Discussant: Howard Marvel, Ohio State University
 

Distributor Contracts to Support Optimal Inventory Holdings under Demand Uncertainty
   Presented by: Howard Marvel, Ohio State University
   Discussant: Xinyu Hua, HKUST
 

The Right of First Offer
   Presented by: Xinyu Hua, HKUST
   Discussant: Yaron Yehezkel, Tel Aviv University
 

Slotting allowances and information gathering
   Presented by: Yaron Yehezkel, Tel Aviv University
   Discussant: Leslie Marx, Duke University

Session 83: Empirical Models of Product Characteristics and Pricing

Session Chair: Michael Mazzeo, Northwestern University
Session type: invited
Date: May 18, 2008
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: Ball 211
 

An Empirical Investigation of Durability in the U.S. Automobile Market
JEL codes: L13, L62
   Presented by: Yijia Wang, NYU
   Discussant: Michael Mazzeo, Northwestern University
 

Beyond Plain Vanilla: Modeling Joint Product Assortment and Pricing Decisions
   Presented by: Michael Mazzeo, Northwestern University
   Discussant: Maxim Sinitsyn, McGill University
 

Timing of Sales of Complementary Products
   Presented by: Maxim Sinitsyn, McGill University
   Discussant: Wesley Hartmann, Stanford University
 

Why Does Popcorn Cost So Much a the Movies? An Empirical Analysis of Metering Price Discrimination
   Presented by: Wesley Hartmann, Stanford University
   Discussant: Yijia Wang, NYU

Session 84: Competitive Dynamics: Innovation and Technological Change

Session Chair: Peter Thompson, Florida International University
Session type: invited
Date: May 18, 2008
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: Ball 521
 

Durable Goods Oligopoly with Innovation: Theory and Empirics
JEL codes: C73, L11, L13
   Presented by: Brett Gordon, Columbia University
   Discussant: Alessandro Gavazza, Yale University
 

Two Roads to Riches? The (In)Frequency of Disruptive Technological Change
   Presented by: Kenneth Simons, Rensselaer
   Discussant: Peter Thompson, Florida International University
 

Product Innovation and Firm Survival in a Network Industry
   Presented by: Zhu Wang, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
   Discussant: John Yun,

Session 85: Roundtable of Antitrust Chief Economists

Session Chair: Lawrence White, New York University
Session type: invited
Date: May 18, 2008
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: Truland
 

The View from the Department of Justice
   Presented by: Oliver Richard,
 

The View from the Federal Trade Commission
   Presented by: Michael Baye, Kelley Business School, Indiana Univ.
 

The View from the Federal Communications Commission
   Presented by: Gregory Crawford, University of Arizona
 

The View from the European Commission
   Presented by: Miguel de La Mano,

Session 86: Competition Policy

Session Chair: Sebastien Mitraille, Toulouse Business School
Session type: contributed
Date: May 18, 2008
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: Ball 401
 

Is Stabilization of Potato Price and Supply Effective? Empirical Evidence from Idaho
[slides]
   Presented by: Yuliya Bolotova, University of Idaho
   Discussant: William Vogt, RAND Corp
 

Coalition Formation in Polluting Oligopolies under Environmental Regulation
   Presented by: Amrita Ray Chaudhuri, Tilburg University
   Discussant: Manuel Willington, ILADES - Universidad Alberto Hurtado
 

Antitrust regulation of excessive prices
   Presented by: Yossi Spiegel, Tel Aviv University
   Discussant: Sebastien Mitraille, Toulouse Business School

Session 87: Innovations in Electricity and Environmental Markets

Session Chair: Paroma Sanyal, Brandeis University
Session type: invited
Session JEL code: L94
Date: May 18, 2008
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: Ball 523
 

Uncertainty, Emission Permits Trading and Rate of Return Regulation
JEL codes: L51, Q40, Q52
   Presented by: Fan Zhang, Pennsylvania State University
   Discussant: Paroma Sanyal, Brandeis University
 

Emissions trading and profit-neutral grandfathering
   Presented by: Robert Ritz, Oxford University
   Discussant: Fan Zhang, Pennsylvania State University
 

Dynamic LMP Response Under Alternative Price-Cap and Price-Sensitive Demand Scenarios
   Presented by: Junjie Sun, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
   Discussant: Robert Ritz, Oxford University
 

The Hidden Cost of Competition: What Happened to Innovation after U.S. Electricity Market Restructuring?
   Presented by: Paroma Sanyal, Brandeis University
   Discussant: Leigh Tesfatsion, Iowa State University

Session 88: Innovation, Commercialization, and Public Actors

Session Chair: Andrew Toole, Rutgers University
Session type: contributed
Date: May 18, 2008
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: Ball 609
 

Innovation on Demand – Can Public Procurement Drive Market Success
JEL codes: O38, H32, C34
   Presented by: Wolfgang Sofka, Centre for Europ. Economic Research ZEW
   Discussant: Andrew Toole, Rutgers University
 

The Effect of Labor Market Rigidities on Firms’ R&D
[slides]
   Presented by: Joaquin Artes, UC-Irvine
   Discussant: Birgit Aschhoff, Centre for European Economic Research
 

Commercializing Science: Is there a University Brain Drain from Academic Entrepreneurship?
   Presented by: Andrew Toole, Rutgers University
   Discussant: Richard Jensen, Notre Dame
 

In or Out: University Research and Consulting
   Presented by: Richard Jensen, Notre Dame
   Discussant: Joaquin Artes, UC-Irvine

Session 89: Applied Differentiated Product Demand Analysis

Session Chair: Matthew Osborne, US Department Of Justice
Session type: invited
Date: May 18, 2008
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: Ball 501
 

A Hybrid Discrete Choice Model of Differentiated Product Demand with an Application to Personal Computers
   Presented by: Minjae Song, University of Rochester
   Discussant: Franco Mariuzzo, University of Groningen
 

Embedding Product Congestion in Stores into a Structural Model of Equilibrium: Estimating Price Elasticities and Welfare Effects
[slides]
   Presented by: Franco Mariuzzo, University of Groningen
   Discussant: Matthew Osborne, US Department Of Justice
 

Tests for Consumer Learning by Experience in Frequently Purchased Goods
[slides]
   Presented by: Matthew Osborne, US Department Of Justice
   Discussant: Minjae Song, University of Rochester

Session 90: Competitive Dynamics: The Evolution of Prices

Session Chair: John Yun,
Session type: invited
Date: May 18, 2008
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Ball 211
 

Edgeworth Price Cycles in Gasoline: Evidence from the United States
JEL codes: D4, L44, L81
   Presented by: John Yun,
   Discussant: Emin Dinlersoz, Cornerstone Research
 

The Effects of Heterogeneity in Secondary Markets: a Comparison of France, UK and US Car Markets
   Presented by: Alessandro Gavazza, Yale University
   Discussant: Luca Lambertini, University of Bologna
 

Cost Heterogeneities, Entry, and Price Dynamics: An Application to Markets for Generic Drugs
   Presented by: David Schmidt, Federal Trade Commission
   Discussant: Zhu Wang, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
 

Dynamic Learning and Selection: Evidence from Prosper.com
   Presented by: Ginger Jin, University of Maryland
   Discussant: Federico Tamagni, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna

Session 91: Trade, Markets and Competition

Session Chair: Volodymyr Lugovskyy, University of Memphis
Session type: contributed
Date: May 18, 2008
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Ball 201
 

Why is there a home bias? A case study of Wine.
JEL codes: F12, F14, L13,
   Presented by: Richard Friberg, Stockholm School of Economics
   Discussant: George Norman, Tufts University
 

The tip of the iceberg: Actual trade flows grossly understate the extent of globalization
   Presented by: Alberto Salvo, Northwestern University
   Discussant: Ari Van Assche,
 

The Trade Reducing Effects of Market Power in International Shipping
   Presented by: Volodymyr Lugovskyy, University of Memphis
   Discussant: Richard Friberg, Stockholm School of Economics
 

The Impact of Collusive Market Division Agreements on International Trade
   Presented by: Jagadeesh Sivadasan, University of Michigan
   Discussant: Mattias Ganslandt, Centre for European Law and Economics

Session 92: Contracting, Tournaments, and Incentives

Session Chair: Xiaoyong Zheng, North Carolina State University
Session type: invited
Date: May 18, 2008
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Ball 504
 

Homogenous and Heterogenous Contestants in Cardinal Tournament Games: Theory and Empirical Analysis
   Presented by: Xiaoyong Zheng, North Carolina State University
   Discussant: Minjung Park, University of Minnesota
 

The role of decision rights in incomplete contracts: Lessons from automobile franchising
   Presented by: Giorgio Zanarone, Pompeu Fabra and MIT (visiting)
   Discussant: Rosa Ferrer, Vanderbilt University
 

The Effects of a Two-Stage Ordering Process and Quantity Discounts on Vertical Channel Relationships: Theory and Evidence
   Presented by: Desmond (Ho-Fu) Lo, University of Michigan Ann Arbor
   Discussant: Xiaoyong Zheng, North Carolina State University

Session 93: Applying Dynamic Structural Models in Industrial Organization

Session Chair: Patrick Bajari, University of Minnesota
Session type: invited
Date: May 18, 2008
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Ball 501
 

Consumer Learning, Switching Costs, and Heterogeneity: A Structural Examination
[slides]
JEL codes: C11, C61
   Presented by: Matthew Osborne, US Department Of Justice
   Discussant: Patrick Bajari, University of Minnesota
 

Automobile Replacement: a Dynamic Structural Approach
   Presented by: Pasquale Schiraldi, Lodon School of Economics
   Discussant: Jean-François Houde, University of Wisconsin-Madison
 

Semiparametric Estimation of a Dynamic Game of Incomplete Information
   Presented by: Patrick Bajari, University of Minnesota
   Discussant: Matthew Osborne, US Department Of Justice
 

Bayesian Estimation of Games with Incomplete Information
   Presented by: Jean-François Houde, University of Wisconsin-Madison
   Discussant: Pasquale Schiraldi, Lodon School of Economics

Session 94: Patenting & R&D by Firms

Session Chair: Paroma Sanyal, Brandeis University
Session type: contributed
Date: May 18, 2008
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Ball 213
 

Patenting Strategies, R&D and Corporate Governance
   Presented by: Paroma Sanyal, Brandeis University
   Discussant: Yaroslav Kryukov, Northwestern University
 

Firm Performance and Knowledge Spillovers
   Presented by: Mahmut Yasar, The University of Texas at Arlington
   Discussant: Andrew Toole, Rutgers University
 

Should Innovation Rationalize Supra-Competitive Prices? A Skeptical Speculation
[slides]
   Presented by: Timothy Brennan, University of Maryland Baltimore County
   Discussant: Alka Chadha, National University of Singapore

Session 95: Empirical Studies of Pricing

Session Chair: Andrew Sweeting, Duke University
Session type: invited
Date: May 18, 2008
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Ball 523
 

Bankruptcy and Product-Market Competition: Evidence from the Airline Industry
   Presented by: Federico Ciliberto,
   Discussant: Harikesh Nair, Stanford GSB
 

Retail Competition and the Dynamics of Consumer Demand for Tied Goods
   Presented by: Harikesh Nair, Stanford GSB
   Discussant: Andrew Sweeting, Duke University
 

Explaining Systematic Price Declines in Perishable Goods Markets: Price Discrimination, Competition and Option Values
   Presented by: Andrew Sweeting, Duke University
   Discussant: Scott Savage, University of Colorado at Boulder
 

The Effects Of Competition On The Price For Cable Modem Internet Access
   Presented by: Scott Savage, University of Colorado at Boulder
   Discussant: Federico Ciliberto,

Session 96: Topics in Empirical IO

Session Chair: Mary Deily, Lehigh University
Session type: invited
Date: May 18, 2008
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Ball 208
 

Firm Strategy and Stockholder Returns in a Declining Industry
JEL codes: L25, L61
   Presented by: Mary Deily, Lehigh University
   Discussant: Christopher Klein, Middle Tennessee State University
 

Video Games, Crime and Violence
   Presented by: Michael Ward, University of Texas at Arlington
   Discussant: Mary Deily, Lehigh University
 

Product Variety in the Recorded Music Industry: 1990-2005
   Presented by: Christopher Klein, Middle Tennessee State University
   Discussant: Sumit Majumdar, University of Texas at Dallas
 

Mergers, Jobs and Wages in the US Telecommunications Industry
   Presented by: Sumit Majumdar, University of Texas at Dallas
   Discussant: Michael Ward, University of Texas at Arlington

Session 97: Internet and Agglomeration in Media

Session Chair: Darlene Chisholm, Suffolk University
Session type: contributed
Date: May 18, 2008
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Ball 609
 

Technological and Geographical Factors Affecting the Pattern of Citations in Academic Journals
   Presented by: Christopher Snyder, Dartmouth College
   Discussant: Darlene Chisholm, Suffolk University
 

The effect of online and offline social interactions on Internet usage patterns
   Presented by: Raphaël Suire, University of Rennes 1
   Discussant: marc baudry, University of Rennes I & CREM-CNRS
 

Agglomeration in Spatial Competition: Evidence from Motion Pictures
   Presented by: Darlene Chisholm, Suffolk University
   Discussant: Christopher Snyder, Dartmouth College
 

The digital distribution of online press: Categorization and evaluation of business models
   Presented by: marc baudry, University of Rennes I & CREM-CNRS
   Discussant: Raphaël Suire, University of Rennes 1

Session 98: Mergers, Acquisitions and Policy

Session Chair: Wesley Wilson, Oregon
Session type: invited
Date: May 18, 2008
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Ball 308
 

The Need To Measure the Effect Of Merger Policy And How To Do It
[slides]
   Presented by: Dennis Carlton, University of Chicago
   Discussant: Kevin Amess, Nottingham University Business School
 

Globalization and Acquisitions
   Presented by: Wen Zhou, University of Hong Kong
   Discussant: Franco Mariuzzo, University of Groningen
 

Mergers in Two-Sided Markets: An Application to the Canadian Newspaper Industry
   Presented by: Ambarish Chandra, University of British Columbia
   Discussant: Gilberto Turati, Università di Torino
 

Corporate Divestitures: Evidence from the Trading with the Enemy Act
   Presented by: Wallace Mullin, George Washington University
   Discussant: Katrin Hussinger, KU Leuven

Session 99: Entry: Theory and Evidence

Session Chair: Enrico Santarelli, Universita' di Bologna
Session type: contributed
Date: May 18, 2008
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Ball 309
 

The Effect of Satellite Entry on Product Quality for Cable Television
   Presented by: C. Sean Chu, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
   Discussant: Vera Holovchenko, University of Texas
 

Determinants of Small-Firm Entry in US Manufacturing
   Presented by: Robert Feinberg, American University
   Discussant: Stefan Buehler, University of St. Gallen
 

Entry Behavior and Financial Distress: An Empirical Analysis of the U.S. Domestic Airline Industry
   Presented by: Chia-Mei Liu, U.S. Department of Transportation
   Discussant: Enrico Santarelli, Universita' di Bologna
 

Inventories and Endogenous Stackelberg Hierarchy in Two-period Cournot Oligopoly
   Presented by: Sebastien Mitraille, Toulouse Business School
   Discussant: Sarit Markovich, Northwestern University

Session 100: Information and Quality

Session Chair: Thomas Jeitschko, Michigan State University
Session type: invited
Session JEL code: D8, L1
Date: May 18, 2008
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Ball 205
 

Endogenous Entry in Markets with Adverse Selection
JEL codes: D8
   Presented by: Thomas Jeitschko, Michigan State University
   Discussant: Yuk-Fai Fong, Northwestern University
 

Coordination in Markets with Consumption Externalities: Advertising and Product Quality
   Presented by: Ivan Pastine, University College Dublin and CEPR
   Discussant: Yaron Yehezkel, Tel Aviv University
 

Product Quality, Reputation, and Market Structure
   Presented by: Yuk-Fai Fong, Northwestern University
   Discussant: Ivan Pastine, University College Dublin and CEPR
 

Signaling quality in an oligopoly when some consumers are informed
   Presented by: Yaron Yehezkel, Tel Aviv University
   Discussant: Thomas Jeitschko, Michigan State University

Session 101: Organization Design

Session Chair: Andrew Newman, Boston University and CEPR
Session type: contributed
Date: May 18, 2008
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Ball 503
 

Competitive Prices and Organizational Choices
   Presented by: Andrew Newman, Boston University and CEPR
   Discussant: Ricard Gil, UC- Santa Cruz
 

Granting Exit Option to Conduct an Audit
   Presented by: Dongsoo Shin, Santa Clara University
   Discussant: Yossi Spiegel, Tel Aviv University
 

A double moral hazard model of organization design
   Presented by: Yossi Spiegel, Tel Aviv University
   Discussant: Andrew Newman, Boston University and CEPR
 

Managerial Attention Allocation in Optimal Incentive Contracts
   Presented by: Ricard Gil, UC- Santa Cruz
   Discussant: Dongsoo Shin, Santa Clara University

Session 102: Credit Cards

Session Chair: Marcelo Rezende, Federal Reserve Board
Session type: invited
Date: May 18, 2008
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Ball 403
 

Loyalty Schemes, Switching Costs and Paying Customers to Switch: Evidence from UK Credit Cards
   Presented by: Helen Knight, University of Nottingham
   Discussant: Santiago Carbo-Valverde, Universidad de Granada
 

Consumer Rationality and High Interest Rates in the Credit Card Market
   Presented by: Jong-Ho Kim, KIET
   Discussant: Eduardo Saavedra, ILADES, Universidad Alberto Hurtado
 

FAILURE OF COMPETITION AND STICKY INTEREST RATES IN THE TURKISH CREDIT CARD MARKET
   Presented by: Ahmet Aysan, private
   Discussant: Marcelo Rezende, Federal Reserve Board

Session 103: Auctions and Mechanism Design

Session Chair: Robert Zeithammer, University of California in Los Angeles
Session type: invited
Session JEL code: D44
Date: May 18, 2008
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Ball 521
 

Market versus Non-Market Assignment of Ownership
JEL codes: D44, D45
   Presented by: Ian Gale, Georgetown University
   Discussant: Luciano de Castro, University of Illinois
 

Efficient Auctions with Private Participation Costs
   Presented by: Jingfeng Lu, National University of Singapore
   Discussant: Mikhael Shor, Vanderbilt University
 

When is Seller Price Setting with Linear Fees Optimal for Intermediaries?
   Presented by: Andras Niedermayer, Northwestern University
   Discussant: Lawrence Ausubel, University of Maryland
 

Auctions with Heterogeneous Entry Costs
   Presented by: John Wooders, University of Arizona
   Discussant: Sander Onderstal, University of Amsterdam

Session 104: Competition Policy: Merger Analysis

Session Chair: Keith Brand, FTC
Session type: invited
Date: May 18, 2008
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Truland
 

Atlantic Divide or Gulf Stream Convergence: Merger Policies in the European Union and the United States
JEL codes: k21, l40
   Presented by: Malcolm Coate, Federal Trade Commission
   Discussant: Andrea Guenster, Universiteit Maastricht
 

Market definition with Shock Analysis
   Presented by: Øystein Daljord, Norwegian Competition Authority
   Discussant: Luke Froeb, Owen Graduate School of Management
 

Simulating Hospital Merger Simulations
   Presented by: Keith Brand, FTC
   Discussant: H. Frech,
 

Fishy business: Multi-jurisdictional treatment of a horizontal merger in salmon farming
   Presented by: Peter Møllgaard, Copenhagen Business School
   Discussant: Béatrice Dumont, University Rennes I & College of Europe

Session 105: Airline Markets

Session Chair: Jeffrey Prince, Cornell University
Session type: contributed
Date: May 18, 2008
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Ball 401
 

Distribution of Airline Tickets: A Tale of Two Market Structures
   Presented by: Volodymyr Bilotkach, University of California, Irvine
   Discussant: Bogdan Daraban, Shenandoah University
 

The Effects of Code-sharing on Airline Fares and Traffic
   Presented by: Adile TAMGUICHT, University of Montreal
   Discussant: Marco Alderighi, Bocconi University
 

Multimarket Contact and Service Quality: Evidence from On-Time Performance in the US Airline Industry
   Presented by: Jeffrey Prince, Cornell University
   Discussant: Volodymyr Bilotkach, University of California, Irvine
 

A simple model of pricing for non-storable goods in oligopoly
   Presented by: Marco Alderighi, Bocconi University
   Discussant: Jeffrey Prince, Cornell University

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