INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION CONFERENCE

Summary of All Sessions

#Date/TimeLocationTitlePapers
18 April
8:15-10:05
215 Shillman Auctions I4
28 April
8:15-10:05
220 Shillman Structural Estimation of Auctions with Applications4
38 April
8:15-10:05
315 Shillman Two-Sided Markets4
48 April
8:15-10:05
320 Shillman Buyer and Countervailing Power4
58 April
8:15-10:05
325 Shillman Empirical Investigations of Price Discrimination4
68 April
8:15-10:05
415 Shillman Antitrust Analysis of Mergers3
78 April
8:15-10:05
420 Shillman Issues in Antitrust Policy3
88 April
8:15-10:05
425 Shillman Innovation and International Trade4
98 April
8:15-10:05
206 Egan Collusive Pricing4
108 April
8:15-10:05
306 Egan Manufacturer-Retailer Contracts4
118 April
8:15-10:05
406 Egan Issues in Dynamic Pricing: Durable Goods and Consumer Learning4
128 April
8:15-10:05
340 Egan Economics of the Pharmaceutical Industry4
138 April
8:15-10:05
440 Egan Competition in Healthcare Markets4
148 April
8:15-10:05
220 Behrakis Agricultural Markets4
158 April
8:15-10:05
315 Behrakis Dynamics of Innovation4
168 April
8:15-10:05
320 Behrakis Issues on Vertical Relationships4
178 April
10:25-12:15
215 Shillman Network Effects and Platform Competition4
188 April
10:25-12:15
440 Egan Oligopoly Models and Switching Costs4
198 April
10:25-12:15
315 Shillman Structural Estimation of Games with Applications4
208 April
10:25-12:05
320 Shillman Empirical Models of Entry and Technology Adoption3
218 April
10:25-12:15
220 Shillman Explaining Price-Cost Margins4
228 April
10:25-12:15
340 Egan Tying and Bundling4
238 April
10:25-12:15
325 Shillman Quality Measures and Competition4
248 April
10:25-12:15
415 Shillman Property Rights4
258 April
10:25-12:15
420 Shillman Sources of Innovation Performance4
268 April
10:25-12:15
425 Shillman Collusive Pricing with Nonstationary Demand4
278 April
10:25-12:15
220 Behrakis Empirical Studies in Political Economy4
288 April
10:25-12:15
315 Behrakis Airlines 24
298 April
10:25-12:15
320 Behrakis Pricing Automobiles4
308 April
10:25-12:15
206 Egan Social Capital and Performance4
318 April
10:25-12:15
306 Egan Vertical Disintegration in the Electricity Industry4
328 April
10:25-12:15
406 Egan R&D, Innovation and Technology Adoption4
338 April
14:15-16:05
215 Shillman Issues in Aviation Industry4
348 April
14:15-16:05
220 Shillman Auctions II4
358 April
14:15-16:05
315 Shillman Demand for financial services2
368 April
14:15-16:05
320 Shillman Firms and Contracts4
378 April
14:15-16:05
325 Shillman Merger Analysis4
388 April
14:15-16:05
415 Shillman Networks and Standards Competition3
398 April
14:15-16:05
420 Shillman Innovation Incentives4
408 April
14:15-16:05
425 Shillman The Impact of Competition4
418 April
14:15-16:05
206 Egan Cartel Birth and Death: Theory and Empirics4
428 April
14:15-16:05
306 Egan Empirical Analysis of Collusive Pricing4
438 April
14:15-16:05
406 Egam Empirical Analysis of Price Dispersion4
448 April
14:15-16:05
340 Egan ECommerce and Digital Products4
458 April
14:15-16:05
440 Egan Structural Estimation of Models of Competition3
468 April
14:15-16:05
220 Behrakis Industry Evolution - theory and evidence4
478 April
14:15-16:05
315 Behrakis Market Power in the Electricity Industry3
488 April
14:15-16:05
320 Behrakis Energy Policy3
498 April
16:25-18:15
215 Shillman The Value of Innovation and Market Structure4
508 April
16:25-18:15
315 Shillman Markets and Geography4
518 April
16:25-18:15
320 Shillman Competitive Dynamics4
528 April
16:25-18:15
325 Shillman Advertising Theory and Practice4
538 April
16:25-18:15
415 Shillman Optimal Patent Policy4
548 April
16:25-18:15
420 Shillman Collusion and Antitrust4
558 April
16:25-18:15
425 Shillman Consumer Information: Theory and Evidence3
568 April
16:25-18:15
206 Egan Pricing under Demand Uncertainty3
578 April
16:25-18:15
306 Egan Mergers, Foreign Investment, and Collusion4
588 April
16:25-18:15
406 Egan Experimental Economics4
598 April
16:25-18:15
340 Egan Incentive Contracting: Evidence3
608 April
16:25-18:15
440 Egan Modeling Industry Dynamics4
618 April
16:25-18:15
220 Behrakis Empirical Models of Industry Demand4
628 April
16:25-18:15
220 Shillman Antitrust Policy: A Roundtable Discussion by Senior Government Economists4
638 April
16:25-18:15
315 Behrakis Interconnection in Electricity Markets4
648 April
16:25-18:15
320 Behrakis Regulation and Corporate Governance3
659 April
8:15-10:05
215 Shillman Contract Efficiency, Information, and Competitive Dynamics in Motion-Pictures Markets4
669 April
8:15-10:05
220 Shillman Patent Litigation4
679 April
8:15-10:05
315 Shillman Hospital Efficiency and Antitrust3
689 April
8:15-10:05
320 Shillman Loyalty Discounts: Views and Discussion4
699 April
8:15-10:05
325 Shillman Markets for Intermediate Goods4
709 April
8:15-10:05
415 Shillman Dynamic Incentive Contracts4
719 April
8:15-10:05
420 Shillman Explaining Differences in Firm Productivity4
729 April
8:15-10:05
425 Shillman Asymmetries in Gasoline Pricing4
739 April
8:15-10:05
206 Egan Innovation, Entry, and Competition3
749 April
8:15-10:05
306 Egan Issues in Financial Services Markets4
759 April
8:15-10:05
406 Egan Effects of Vertical Integration3
769 April
8:15-10:05
340 Egan Product Quality: Signaling, Disclosure, and Policy4
779 April
8:15-10:05
440 Egan Determinants of Firm-Level R&D4
789 April
8:15-10:05
102 West G Efficiency in Railroads and Public Transportation4
799 April
8:15-10:05
104 West G Regulation and Universal Access3
809 April
8:15-10:05
106 West G Measuring Market Power4
819 April
8:15-10:05
108 West G Analysis of Network Industries4
829 April
10:25-12:15
215 Shillman The Evolution of the Banking Industry4
839 April
10:25-12:15
220 Shillman Delegation and Commitment4
849 April
10:25-12:15
315 Shillman Technological Change: Theory4
859 April
10:25-12:15
320 Shillman Technological Motivations for Mergers4
869 April
10:25-12:15
325 Shillman Expansion and Entry in Oligopolies4
879 April
10:25-12:15
415 Shillman The University-Industry Divide: Science Parks and Scientific Productivity4
889 April
10:25-12:15
440 Egan Theoretical Models of Price Discrimination3
899 April
10:25-12:15
420 Shillman Productivity and Trade4
909 April
10:25-12:15
425 Shillman Refusal to Deal and the Trinko Decision2
919 April
10:25-12:15
340 Egan Empirical Studies of Demand4
929 April
10:25-12:15
206 Egan Airlines 34
939 April
10:25-12:15
306 Egan Vertical Integration and contracting: Theory4
949 April
10:25-12:15
406 Egan Efficiency and Productivity in Electricity Market3
959 April
10:25-12:15
102 West G Regulatory Schemes3
969 April
10:25-12:15
104 West G Competition in Telecommunications Market4
 

96 sessions, 362 papers


 

INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION CONFERENCE

Complete List of All Sessions


Session 1: Auctions I

Session Chair: Dakshina De Silva, Texas Tech University
Date: April 8,
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: 215 Shillman
 

Optimal Selling in Dynamic Auctions: Adaptation versus Commitment
By Robert Zeithammer
   Presented by: Robert Zeithammer, University of Chicago
   Discussant: Thomas Jeitschko, Michigan State University
 

Auction Hosting Site Pricing and Competition
By George Deltas and Thomas Jeitschko
   Presented by: George Deltas, University of Illinois
   Discussant: Ronald Peeters, Universiteit Maastricht
 

Sequential Auctions with Synergies: The paradox of positive synergies
By Kasper Leufkens, Ronald Peeters and Dries Vermeulen
   Presented by: Kasper Leufkens, University of Maastricht
   Discussant: Octavian Carare, University of Texas at Dallas
 

Auctioning Horizontally Differentiated Items
By Sarah Parlane
   Presented by: Sarah Parlane, University College Dublin
   Discussant: Sander Onderstal, University of Amsterdam

Session 2: Structural Estimation of Auctions with Applications

Session Chair: Harry Paarsch, University of Iowa
Date: April 8,
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: 220 Shillman
 

Multi-Unit, Sealed-Bid, Discriminatory-Price Auctions
By James T.E. Chapman, David McAdams, and Harry J. Paarsch
   Presented by: Harry Paarsch, University of Iowa
   Discussant: Jeremy Fox, University of Chicago
 

Complementarities and Collusion in an FCC Spectrum Auction
By Patrick Bajari, Jeremy T. Fox
   Presented by: Jeremy Fox, University of Chicago
   Discussant: Leonardo Rezende, University of Illinois
 

nonparametrci identification of risk aversion in first-price auction under exclusion restrictions
By E. Guerre, I. Perrigne & Q. Vuong
   Presented by: Isabelle Perrigne, Penn State University
   Discussant: Elena Krasnokutskaya, University of Pennsylvania
 

A Structural Analysis of Wholesale Used-car Auctions: Nonparametric Estimation and Testing of Dealers' Valuations
By Kyoo il Kim and Joonsuk Lee
   Presented by: Joonsuk Lee, UCLA
   Discussant: Mo Xiao, University of Rochester

Session 3: Two-Sided Markets

Session Chair: Pai-Ling Yin, Harvard Business School
Date: April 8,
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: 315 Shillman
 

Subscription versus Advertising-Funded Television: The Case of Program Quality
By Mark Armstrong (UCL) and Helen Weeds (Essex)
   Presented by: Helen Weeds, University of Essex
   Discussant: Pai-Ling Yin, Harvard Business School
 

TV on Mobility : A Two-Sided Market Analysis
By Marc Ivaldi and Estelle Malavolti-Grimal
   Presented by: Marc Ivaldi, University of Toulouse, EHESS, CEPR
   Discussant: Helen Weeds, University of Essex
 

Competition in Two-Sided Markets: The Wal-Mart v. Visa/MC Antitrust Struggle over Debit Cards and the Honor All Cards Rule
By Fusaro, Marc Anthony, Nick Kreisle
   Presented by: Marc Fusaro, East Carolina University
   Discussant: Michael Ward, University of Texas at Arlington
 

Does a Platform Owning Monopolist Want Competition?
By Andras Niedermayer
   Presented by: Andras Niedermayer, University of Bern
   Discussant: Werner Boente, Max Planck Institute of Economics

Session 4: Buyer and Countervailing Power

Session Chair: Roman Inderst, LSE
Date: April 8,
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: 320 Shillman
 

Countervailing Power in Wholesale Pharmaceuticals
By Sara Fisher Ellison and Christopher M. Snyder
   Presented by: Christopher Snyder, Dartmouth College
   Discussant: Leslie Marx, Duke University and FTC
 

The Strategies Behind their Actions: A Method to Infer Repeated-Game Strategies and an Application to Buyer Behavior
By Jim Engle-Warnick and Bradley Ruffle
   Presented by: Jim Engle-Warnick, McGill University
   Discussant: Roman Inderst, LSE
 

Downstream Concentration and Producer’s Capacity Choice: Why Bake a Larger Pie when Getting a Smaller Slice
By Joao Montez
   Presented by: Joao Montez, University of Lausanne
   Discussant: Jim Engle-Warnick, McGill University
 

Monopoly and Product Diversity: The Role of Retailer Countervailing Power
By Zhiqi Chen
   Presented by: Zhiqi Chen, Carleton University
   Discussant: Joao Montez, University of Lausanne

Session 5: Empirical Investigations of Price Discrimination

Session Chair: Ron Borzekowski, Federal Reserve Board
Date: April 8,
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: 325 Shillman
 

Competition and Price Discrimination in the Market for Mailing Lists
By Ron Borzekowski, Raphael Thomadsen and Charles Taragin
   Presented by: Ron Borzekowski, Federal Reserve Board
   Discussant: Steve Thompson, University of Nottingham
 

Quantity-Based Price Discrimination Using Frequency Reward Programs
By Wesley R. Hartmann, V. Brian Viard
   Presented by: Wesley Hartmann, Stanford University
   Discussant: Christopher Douglas, Michigan State University
 

Price Discrimination in Interest Checking Accounts
By Andrew Cohen, Elizabeth Kiser
   Presented by: Andrew Cohen, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
   Discussant: Maxim Sinitsyn, McGill University
 

Quality-Based Price Discrimination and E-retailers’ Shipping Strategies: Evidence from U.S. Online Book Market
By Han Li
   Presented by: Han Li, University of Houston
   Discussant: Darlene Chisholm, Suffolk University

Session 6: Antitrust Analysis of Mergers

Session Chair: Rene Kamita, US Department of Justice
Date: April 8,
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: 415 Shillman
 

Analysing Market Definition and Power in Multi-Sided Platform Industries
By David S. Evans and Michael D. Noel
   Presented by: David Evans, LECG LLC
   Discussant: Andrei Hagiu, HBS
 

The Effects of Mergers with Dynamic Capacity Accumulation
By Jiawei Chen
   Presented by: Jiawei Chen, University of California-Irvine
   Discussant: Yanhua ZHANG, University of Toulouse
 

An Analysis of Price-based Tests of Antitrust Market Delineation
By Patrick Coe and David Krause
   Presented by: David Krause, Comeptition Bureau Canada
   Discussant: Rene Kamita, US Department of Justice

Session 7: Issues in Antitrust Policy

Session Chair: Russell Pittman, Economic Analysis Group
Date: April 8,
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: 420 Shillman
 

Punishing Predators
By Kai Hueschelrath
   Presented by: Kai Hueschelrath, WHU Graduate School of Management
   Discussant: Simon Loertscher, University of Bern
 

Assessing Merger-Specific Efficiencies: The Werden-Froeb-Index
By Marie Goppelsroeder, Maarten Pieter Schinkel, Jan Tuinstra
   Presented by: Maarten Pieter Schinkel, University of Amsterdam
   Discussant: Sven-Olof Fridolfsson, IUI
 

The Efficiencies Defense in Mergers: The Baby-Food Case Reconsidered
By Richard Dagen and Dan Richards
   Presented by: Daniel Richards, Tufts University
   Discussant: Russell Pittman, Economic Analysis Group

Session 8: Innovation and International Trade

Session Chair: Alberto Salvo, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Date: April 8,
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: 425 Shillman
 

Innovation Strategies in Developing Countries
By Almeida, rita Fernandes, Ana
   Presented by: Rita Almeida, world bank
   Discussant: Alberto Salvo, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
 

Backward Linkages and Technology Spillovers in the Presence of Foreign Firms: Evidence from the Indian Pharmaceutical Industry
By Sanja Samirana Pattnayak and Shandre M. Thangavelu
   Presented by: Sanja Pattnayak, National University of Singapore
   Discussant: Alberto Salvo, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
 

Cross Country Differences in Patent Propensity: a Firm-Level Investigation
By Francesca Lotti and Fabiano Schivardi
   Presented by: Francesca Lotti, Bank of Italy
   Discussant: Yi Deng, Southern Methodist University
 

International Trade and Product Variety - a firm level study
By Martin Andersson
   Presented by: martin andersson, Jönköping International Business School
   Discussant: Yi Deng, Southern Methodist University

Session 9: Collusive Pricing

Session Chair: Juan-Pablo Montero, Harvard University
Date: April 8,
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: 206 Egan
 

Length of contract and collusion
By Richard Green and Chloe Le Coq
   Presented by: Chloe Le Coq, University of California
   Discussant: Juan-Pablo Montero, Harvard University
 

Market Segmentation and Collusive Behavior
By Qihong Liu and Konstantinos Serfes
   Presented by: Qihong Liu, University of Oklahoma
   Discussant: Luca Colombo, I.I.I.S. and Univ. of Bologna
 

Tacit Collusion Facilitated by Constrained Aftermarket Power
By Yuk-fai Fong and Jay Surti
   Presented by: Yuk-Fai Fong, Northwestern University
   Discussant: Konstantinos Serfes, Drexel University
 

Welfare-enhancing collusion in the presence of a competitive fringe
By Juan-Pablo Montero and Juan Ignacio Guzman
   Presented by: Juan-Pablo Montero, Harvard University
   Discussant: Jason Lepore, University of California, Davis

Session 10: Manufacturer-Retailer Contracts

Session Chair: Howard Marvel, Ohio State University
Date: April 8,
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: 306 Egan
 

Slotting Contracts and Consumer Welfare
By Joshua D. Wright
   Presented by: Joshua Wright, George Mason University
   Discussant: Pierre Dubois, University of Toulouse (INRA, IDEI)
 

The Economics of Retail Distribution
By Howard P. Marvel and James Peck
   Presented by: Howard Marvel, Ohio State University
   Discussant: Adam Rennhoff, Drexel University
 

Store Heterogeneity and Slotting Allowance Payments
By Adam D. Rennhoff and Konstantinos Serfes
   Presented by: Adam Rennhoff, Drexel University
   Discussant: Joshua Wright, George Mason University
 

Two-Part Tariffs versus Linear Pricing Between Manufacturers and Retailers: Empirical Tests on Differentiated Products Markets
By Céline Bonnet, Pierre Dubois, Michel Simioni
   Presented by: Pierre Dubois, University of Toulouse (INRA, IDEI)
   Discussant: Victor Aguirregabiria, Boston University

Session 11: Issues in Dynamic Pricing: Durable Goods and Consumer Learning

Session Chair: Naoki Kojima, Brunel Business School
Date: April 8,
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: 406 Egan
 

New Product Pricing and Consumer Learning
By Ching-to Albert Ma and Deborah F. Minehart
   Presented by: Deborah Minehart, University of Maryland
   Discussant: Naoki Kojima, Brunel Business School
 

Uncertainty and the Role of Experience in Durable Goods Markets
By G. Martin Paredes
   Presented by: G. Martin Paredes, New York University
   Discussant: Joel Shapiro, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
 

Version compatibility and entry prevention
By Naoki Kojima
   Presented by: Naoki Kojima, Brunel Business School
   Discussant: Nicholas Economides, New York University
 

Durable Experience Goods
By Justin P. Johnson and David P. Myatt
   Presented by: Justin Johnson, Cornell University
   Discussant: Pasquale Schiraldi, Boston University

Session 12: Economics of the Pharmaceutical Industry

Session Chair: Paris Cleanthous, Leonard Stern School of Business
Date: April 8,
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: 340 Egan
 

Empirically testing the informative effects of advertising in the prescription drug market
By Matthew Shum and Wei Tan
   Presented by: Wei Tan, State University of New York at Stony Brook
   Discussant: Michelle Goeree, Claremont McKenna College
 

Innovate or Imitate? Pharmaceutical Firms' Strategic Decisions and Patients' Welfare Dynamics
By Paris Cleanthous, Wonjoon Kim, Dick Wittink
   Presented by: Paris Cleanthous, Leonard Stern School of Business
   Discussant: Leonard Nakamura, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
 

Direct-to-Consumer Advertising and Welfare: A Structural Model of Consumers and Firms in the Market for Prescription Drugs
By Jayani Jayawardhana
   Presented by: Jayani Jayawardhana, University of Virginia
   Discussant: Wei Tan, State University of New York at Stony Brook
 

Competition and Advertising in Specialized Markets : A Study of the U.S. Pharmaceutical Industry
By Amrita Bhattacharyya
   Presented by: Amrita Bhattacharyya, Boston College
   Discussant: Jayani Jayawardhana, University of Virginia

Session 13: Competition in Healthcare Markets

Session Chair: Leemore Dafny, Kellogg Sch of Mgmt, Northwestern Univ
Date: April 8,
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: 440 Egan
 

Information Technology Implementation and Efficiency in the US Hospital Sector 1997-2001: A Production Function Approach
By Brad R Atkinson, Tony Cockerill
   Presented by: Tony Cockerill, Durham University
   Discussant: Amy Finkelstein, MIT
 

Market structure and differentiation among substance abuse treatment clinics
By Andrew Cohen, Beth Freeborn, and Brian McManus
   Presented by: Brian McManus, Washington University
   Discussant: Leemore Dafny, Kellogg Sch of Mgmt, Northwestern Univ
 

Provider Competition in a Dynamic Setting
By Marie Allard, Pierre Thomas Léger, Lise Rochaix
   Presented by: Pierre-Thomas Leger, HEC Montreal (Universite de Montreal)
   Discussant: Christopher Garmon, Federal Trade Commission
 

Incentives for Hospital Quality and Patient Safety
By Alison Cuellar, Richard Lindrooth, Jay Cross
   Presented by: Alison Evans Cuellar, Columbia University
   Discussant: Cory Capps, US Department of Justice

Session 14: Agricultural Markets

Session Chair: Rachael Goodhue, University of California, Davis
Date: April 8,
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: 220 Behrakis
 

The Emergence of Agricultural Cooperatives
By Brent Hueth, Philippe Marcoul
   Presented by: Philippe Marcoul, Iowa State University
   Discussant: Roberto Mosheim, Economic Research Service--USDA
 

Milk Price Fluctuations: Who is the Culprit?
By Chunxiang Li
   Presented by: Chunxiang Li, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
   Discussant: Rachael Goodhue, University of California, Davis
 

Scale and Structure in the U.S. Dairy Sector: A Shadow Cost Function Approach
By Roberto Mosheim
   Presented by: Roberto Mosheim, Economic Research Service--USDA
   Discussant: Philippe Marcoul, Iowa State University
 

Marketing Arrangements for Perishable Commodities: Pre-Commitment Contracts and Prices for Fresh Strawberries
By Sandeep Mohapatra, Rachael E. Goodhue, Colin A. Carter and James A. Chalfant
   Presented by: Rachael Goodhue, University of California, Davis
   Discussant: Yuliya Bolotova, Purdue University

Session 15: Dynamics of Innovation

Session Chair: korhan gurkan, carnegie mellon university
Date: April 8,
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: 315 Behrakis
 

Process and Product Innovation by a Multiproduct Monopolist: A Dynamic Approach
By Luca Lambertini and Andrea Mantovani
   Presented by: Andrea Mantovani, University of Bologna
   Discussant: Jianjun Wu, The University of Arizona
 

Market Structure and Profit Complementarity: The Case of SPECT and PET
By Justin Lenzo
   Presented by: Justin Lenzo, Boston University
   Discussant: korhan gurkan, carnegie mellon university
 

When blocking patents do spur innnovation: R&D competition and patent policy
By Yann Meniere and Sarah Parlane
   Presented by: Yann Meniere, Ecole des mines de Paris
   Discussant: Patrick Waelbroeck, ENST
 

The determinants of UK Manufacturing Productivity: the role of Geographical R&D
By Vania Sena and Dolores Anon Higon
   Presented by: Vania Sena, Aston University
   Discussant: Liza JABBOUR, University Paris I TEAM-CNRS

Session 16: Issues on Vertical Relationships

Session Chair: Lan Shi, University of Washington, Seattle
Date: April 8,
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: 320 Behrakis
 

Downstream Price-Cap Regulation and Upstream Market Power
By James D. Reitzes
   Presented by: James D. Reitzes, The Brattle Group
   Discussant: Marie-Laure Allain, CRNS Ecole Polytechnique
 

Vertical Foreclosure in the U.S. Cable Television Market: An Empirical Study of Program Network Carriage and Positioning
By Dong Chen, David Waterman
   Presented by: David Waterman, Indiana University
   Discussant: Lan Shi, University of Washington, Seattle
 

Reciprocal Buying of Intermediate Goods among Vertically Integrated Firms: The Case of the Cable Television Industry
By Jun-Seok Kang
   Presented by: Jun-Seok Kang, Indiana Univeristy
   Discussant: Yifan Zhang, Yale University
 

Anti-competitive effects of a legislation: the ban of below-cost pricing for retailers
By Allain Marie-Laure and Chambolle Claire
   Presented by: Marie-Laure Allain, CRNS Ecole Polytechnique
   Discussant: James D. Reitzes, The Brattle Group

Session 17: Network Effects and Platform Competition

Session Chair: Ramon Casadesus-Masanell, Harvard University
Date: April 8,
Time: 10:25 - 12:15
Location: 215 Shillman
 

How & When Markets Tip: An Empirical Investigation
By Estelle Cantillon & Pai-Ling Yin
   Presented by: Pai-Ling Yin, Harvard Business School
   Discussant: Marc Ivaldi, University of Toulouse, EHESS, CEPR
 

Two-Sided Platforms: Pricing and Social Efficiency
By Andrei Hagiu
   Presented by: Andrei Hagiu, HBS
   Discussant: Ramon Casadesus-Masanell, Harvard University
 

Competition in the Market for NASDAQ-listed Securities
By Michael A. Goldstein, Andriy V. Shkilko, Bonnie F. Van Ness, and Robert A. Van Ness
   Presented by: Michael Goldstein, Babson College
   Discussant: Fumiko Hayashi, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
 

Dynamic Oligopoly with Network Effects
By Nicholas Economides, Matt Mitchell and Andrzej Skrzypacz
   Presented by: Nicholas Economides, New York University
   Discussant: Andras Niedermayer, University of Bern

Session 18: Oligopoly Models and Switching Costs

Session Chair: Rune Stenbacka, Swedish School of Economics
Date: April 8,
Time: 10:25 - 12:15
Location: 440 Egan
 

Price Competition in Asymmetric Duopoly
By Maxim Sinitsyn
   Presented by: Maxim Sinitsyn, McGill University
   Discussant: Rabah Amir, University of Arizona
 

Extreme Value Theory and the Effects of Competition on Profits
By Xavier Gabaix, David Laibson, Hongyi Li
   Presented by: Hongyi Li, NBER
   Discussant: Rune Stenbacka, Swedish School of Economics
 

Scale economies, market structure and industry performance
By R. Amir
   Presented by: Rabah Amir, University of Arizona
   Discussant: Maxim Sinitsyn, McGill University
 

Two at the Top: Quality Differentiation in Markets with Switching Costs
By Thomas Gehrig; Rune Stenbacka
   Presented by: Rune Stenbacka, Swedish School of Economics
   Discussant: Hongyi Li, NBER

Session 19: Structural Estimation of Games with Applications

Session Chair: Victor Aguirregabiria, Boston University
Date: April 8,
Time: 10:25 - 12:15
Location: 315 Shillman
 

Diversification and the Dynamics of Technology Adoption
By Stephen Ryan and Catherine Tucker
   Presented by: Catherine Tucker, MIT Sloan
   Discussant: Shane Greenstein, Northwestern University
 

Insurer-Provider Networks in the Medical Care Market
By Katherine Ho
   Presented by: Katherine Ho, Columbia University
   Discussant: Brian McManus, Washington University
 

Entry, survival and growth in oligopoly retail markets: Explaining cross-industry heterogeneity
By Victor Aguirregabiria, Pedro Mira, and Hernan Roman
   Presented by: Victor Aguirregabiria, Boston University
   Discussant: Arie Beresteanu, Duke University
 

Semiparametric Discrete Choice With Aggregate Data
By Stephen Ryan, Patrick Bajari, Jeremy Fox
   Presented by: Stephen Ryan, MIT
   Discussant: Amil Petrin, University of Chicago

Session 20: Empirical Models of Entry and Technology Adoption

Session Chair: Leemore Dafny, Kellogg Sch of Mgmt, Northwestern Univ
Date: April 8,
Time: 10:25 - 12:05
Location: 320 Shillman
 

Technolgy Adoption from hybrid Corn to Beta Blockers
By Jonathan Skinner and Douglas Staiger
   Presented by: Jonathan Skinner, Dartmouth College
   Discussant: Scott Stern, Northwestern University
 

Input and Technology Choices in Regulated Industries: Evidence from the Health Care Sector
By Daron Acemoglu and Amy Finkelstein
   Presented by: Amy Finkelstein, MIT
   Discussant: Robert Huckman, HBS
 

Entry and Regulation - Evidence from Health Care Professions
By Catherine Schaumans and Frank Verboven
   Presented by: Catherine Schaumans, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven - Belgium
   Discussant: Mary Deily, Lehigh University

Session 21: Explaining Price-Cost Margins

Session Chair: Robert Masson, Cornell University
Date: April 8,
Time: 10:25 - 12:15
Location: 220 Shillman
 

Cross-sectional heterogeneity in price-cost margins and the extent of rent sharing at the sector and the firm level in France
By Sabien Dobbelaere, Jacques Mairesse
   Presented by: Sabien Dobbelaere, Ghent University
   Discussant: Wesley Hartmann, Stanford University
 

The Relationship between Pricing Behavior and Ownership Type in the Wisconsin Nursing Home Industry, 1984-1995
By Jeffrey P. Ballou
   Presented by: Jeffrey Ballou, Northeastern University
   Discussant: Samuel Kleiner, Carnegie Mellon University
 

Oligopolistic "Agreement" and/or "Superiority?": Not Your Father's Methodologies
By George Jakubson, Kap-Young Jeong, DonHun Kim, and Robert T. Masson
   Presented by: Robert Masson, Cornell University
   Discussant: Mike Scherer, Harvard University
 

Competitive Effects of Mergers and Acquisitions: Evidence from the Colombian Banking System
By Jorge Tovar, Christian Jaramillo
   Presented by: Jorge Tovar, Universidad de Los Andes
   Discussant: Sven-Olof Fridolfsson, IUI

Session 22: Tying and Bundling

Session Chair: Christopher Adams, Federal Trade Commission
Date: April 8,
Time: 10:25 - 12:15
Location: 340 Egan
 

Intertemporal Bundling and Tacit Collusion
By James D. Dana Jr. and Yuk-Fai Fong
   Presented by: Yuk-Fai Fong, Northwestern University
   Discussant: Michael Waldman, Cornell University
 

Demand Estimation for Italian Newspapers: The Impact of Bundling
By Elena Argentesi
   Presented by: Elena Argentesi, University of Bologna
   Discussant: Christopher Adams, Federal Trade Commission
 

Tying, Upgrades, and Switching Costs in Durable Goods Markets
By Dennis W. Carlton and Michael Waldman
   Presented by: Michael Waldman, Cornell University
   Discussant: Janusz Aleksander Ordover, NYU
 

The Role of Upstream-Downstream Competition on Bundling Decisions: Should Regulators Force Firms to Unbundle?
By Adam D. Rennhoff and Konstantinos Serfes
   Presented by: Konstantinos Serfes, Drexel University
   Discussant: Kai Hueschelrath, WHU Graduate School of Management

Session 23: Quality Measures and Competition

Session Chair: Maria Arbatskaya, Emory University
Date: April 8,
Time: 10:25 - 12:15
Location: 325 Shillman
 

Grader Bias in Cattle Markets? Evidence from Iowa
By Brent Hueth and Philippe Marcoul and John Lawrence
   Presented by: Brent Hueth, Iowa State University
   Discussant: Maria Arbatskaya, Emory University
 

Last Minute Feedback
By Tobias J. Klein, Christian Lambertz, Giancarlo Spagnolo, and Konrad O. Stahl
   Presented by: Tobias Klein, University of Mannheim
   Discussant: Henry Schneider, Yale University
 

U.S. News Rankings and College Competition
By Ginger Jin and Alex Whalley
   Presented by: Ginger Jin, University of Maryland
   Discussant: Valerie Meunier, University of Aarhus
 

Referrals in Search Markets
By Maria Arbatskaya and Hideo Konishi
   Presented by: Maria Arbatskaya, Emory University
   Discussant: Yi Xu, Penn State University

Session 24: Property Rights

Session Chair: John Turner, University of Georgia
Date: April 8,
Time: 10:25 - 12:15
Location: 415 Shillman
 

Ownership Structure and the Market for Corporate Control
By Daniel Ferreira, Emanuel Ornelas and John L. Turner
   Presented by: John Turner, University of Georgia
   Discussant: IRENE VALSECCHI, UNIVERSITA' DI MILANO-BICOCCA
 

Network Regulation through Ownership Structure: An Application to the Electric Power Industry
By Federico Boffa, Lynne Kiesling
   Presented by: Lynne Kiesling, Northwestern University
   Discussant: Felix Hoeffler, Max Planck Society
 

File-Sharing, Sampling, and Music Distribution
By Martin Peitz and Patrick Waelbroeck
   Presented by: Patrick Waelbroeck, ENST
   Discussant: Seung-Hyun Hong, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
 

Horizontally Differentiated Market Makers
By Simon Loertscher
   Presented by: Simon Loertscher, University of Bern
   Discussant: Seung-Hyun Hong, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Session 25: Sources of Innovation Performance

Session Chair: Josh Lerner,
Date: April 8,
Time: 10:25 - 12:15
Location: 420 Shillman
 

Persistence of Innovation: Stylised Facts and Panel Data Evidence
By Peters, Bettina
   Presented by: Bettina Peters, Centre for European Economic Research
   Discussant: Ashish Arora, CMU
 

Specialization and Success: Evidence from Venture Capital
By Paul Gompers, Anna Kovner, Josh Lerner, and David Scharfstein
   Presented by: Josh Lerner,
   Discussant: Ashish Arora, CMU
 

Ex Ante Consideration of Licensing Terms by Standard Setting Organizations
By Tor Winston
   Presented by: Tor Winston, US Dept of Justice
   Discussant: Joseph Clougherty, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin
 

Patents and the Performance of Voluntary Standard
By Marc Rysma, Tim Simcoe
   Presented by: Marc Rysman, Boston University
   Discussant: Katrin Cremers, ZEW

Session 26: Collusive Pricing with Nonstationary Demand

Session Chair: Andrea AMELIO, University of Toulouse GREMAQ
Date: April 8,
Time: 10:25 - 12:15
Location: 425 Shillman
 

Sustaining Collusion in Growing Markets
By Helder Vasconcelos
   Presented by: Helder Vasconcelos, IGIER, Università Bocconi
   Discussant: Andrea AMELIO, University of Toulouse GREMAQ
 

Dynamic Bertrand Competition, Semi-Durable Goods and the role of the Second-Hand Market
By Pasquale Schiraldi
   Presented by: Pasquale Schiraldi, Boston University
   Discussant: G. Martin Paredes, New York University
 

Tacit Collusion in the Presence of Cyclical Demand and Endogenous Capacity Levels
By Christopher R. Knittel and Jason J. Lepore
   Presented by: Jason Lepore, University of California, Davis
   Discussant: Jeroen Hinloopen, University of Amsterdam
 

Price wars and the surprise effect
By Luca Colombo, Paola Labrecciosa
   Presented by: Luca Colombo, I.I.I.S. and Univ. of Bologna
   Discussant: Qihong Liu, University of Oklahoma

Session 27: Empirical Studies in Political Economy

Session Chair: Lynne Pepall, Tufts University
Date: April 8,
Time: 10:25 - 12:15
Location: 220 Behrakis
 

Competition in Religious Markets
By Lynne Pepall, John Straub and Michael De Bartolo
   Presented by: John Straub, Tufts University
   Discussant: Alexei Alexandrov, Kellogg (Northwestern)
 

Does Oversight Reduce Policing? Evidence from the Cincinnati Police Department After the April 2001 Riot
By Lan Shi
   Presented by: Lan Shi, University of Washington, Seattle
   Discussant: Emek Basker, University of Missouri
 

The Dynamics of Endogenous Political Compromise
By Alexei Alexandrov
   Presented by: Alexei Alexandrov, Kellogg (Northwestern)
   Discussant: Matti Liski, Helsinki School of Economics
 

Bid Preference Programs and Participation in Highway Procurement Auctions
By Elena Krasnokutskaya, katja Seim
   Presented by: Elena Krasnokutskaya, University of Pennsylvania
   Discussant: Sarah Parlane, University College Dublin

Session 28: Airlines 2

Session Chair: Steven Morrison, Northeastern University
Date: April 8,
Time: 10:25 - 12:15
Location: 315 Behrakis
 

Financial Decisions, Bankruptcy, and Product-Market Competition in the Airline Industry
By Federico Ciliberto and Carola Schenone
   Presented by: Federico Ciliberto, University of Virginia
   Discussant: Beniamina Buzzo Margari, HERMES - Fondazione Collegio Carlo Alberto
 

Sequential Peak-load Pricing in a vertical Setting: the Case of Airports and Airlines
By Leonardo J. Basso and Anming Zhang
   Presented by: Leonardo Basso, The University of British Columbia
   Discussant: Daniel Murta, University of Coimbra
 

INSTITUTIONAL AND STRUCTURE CHANGES IN AIR NAVIGATION SERVICE PROVIDING ORGANIZATIONS
By Kenneth Button and Glen McDougall
   Presented by: Kenneth Button, George Mason University
   Discussant: Steven Morrison, Northeastern University
 

Do prices grow more in Euro-land? Evidence from the Airlines industry
By Claudio Piga and Enrico Bachis
   Presented by: Claudio Piga, University of Loughborough
   Discussant: Chun-Yu Ho, Boston University

Session 29: Pricing Automobiles

Session Chair: Monica Hartmann, University of St. Thomas
Date: April 8,
Time: 10:25 - 12:15
Location: 320 Behrakis
 

The Response of Prices, Sales, and Output to Temporary Changes in Demand
By Adam Copeland and George Hall
   Presented by: Adam Copeland, Department of Commerce
   Discussant: Nina Leheyda, CDSEM, University of Mannheim
 

Mileage Drives Used Car Prices
By Maxim Engers, Monica Hartmann, and Steven Stern
   Presented by: Monica Hartmann, University of St. Thomas
   Discussant: Kurt Van Dender, University of California, Irvine
 

Differential Pricing in Consumer Markets: Evidence from Automobile Sales Incentives Programs
By Kathleen W. Johnson
   Presented by: Kathleen Johnson, Federal Reserve Board
   Discussant: Nicholas Rupp, East Carolina University
 

On the Road to Perdition? The Future of Europe’s Car Industry and its Implications for EC Antitrust
By Sandra Marco Colino
   Presented by: Sandra Marco Colino, University of Glasgow
   Discussant: Kathleen Johnson, Federal Reserve Board

Session 30: Social Capital and Performance

Session Chair: Mark Jamison, University of Florida
Date: April 8,
Time: 10:25 - 12:15
Location: 206 Egan
 

Diversity, Social Goods Provision, and Performance in the Firm
By Sara Fisher Ellison, Jeffrey Greenbaum, and Wallace Mullin
   Presented by: Sara Ellison, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
   Discussant: Ilan Guedj, University of Texas at Austin
 

Airing Your Dirty Laundry: Social Networks, Reputational Capital and Vertical Integration
By Ricard Gil and Wesley Hartmann
   Presented by: Ricard Gil, University of California, Santa Cruz
   Discussant: Sara Ellison, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 

Towards and Economic Theory of Leadership
By Mark A. Jamison
   Presented by: Mark Jamison, University of Florida
   Discussant: Florian Englmaier, University of Munich
 

Lost in Translation - Empirical Evidence for Liability of Foreignness as Barriers to Knowledge Spillovers
By Tobias Schmidt and Wolfgang Sofka
   Presented by: Tobias Schmidt, Centre for European Economic Research
   Discussant: Renata Kosova, The George Washington University

Session 31: Vertical Disintegration in the Electricity Industry

Session Chair: Russell Pittman, Economic Analysis Group
Date: April 8,
Time: 10:25 - 12:15
Location: 306 Egan
 

Divestiture, Vertical Integration, and Efficiency:An Exploratory Analysis of Electric Power Distribution
By Sanem I. Ozturk, John E. Kwoka, Michael G. Pollitt
   Presented by: Sanem Ozturk, Northeastern University
   Discussant: Russell Pittman, Economic Analysis Group
 

Virtual Divestitures, will make a difference
By Bert Willems
   Presented by: Bert Willems, European University Institute
   Discussant: Lea-Rachel Kosnik, University of Missouri, St. Louis
 

Determining the Regulatory Impact on Vertical Economies in the Electric Utility Industry
By Justin P. Isaacs
   Presented by: Justin Isaacs, Hampden-Sydney College
   Discussant: Laarni Bulan, Brandeis University
 

VERTICAL SEPARATION, MONOPOLY, AND ITS CONSEQUENCES: EVIDENCE FROM TELECOM PRIVATIZATIONS
By Bruno Viani
   Presented by: Bruno Viani, Colgate University
   Discussant: Kevin Forbes, Catholic University

Session 32: R&D, Innovation and Technology Adoption

Session Chair: Yi Qian, Harvard University
Date: April 8,
Time: 10:25 - 12:15
Location: 406 Egan
 

Entrepreneurial Élites: Industry Structure and Welfare Effects of Incubating New Businesses
By Oliver Fabel and Thomas Weber
   Presented by: OLIVER FABEL, UNIVERSITY OF KONSTANZ
   Discussant: Nicholas Vonortas, George Washoington University
 

Effects of Consumer Tastes in Markets with Network Externalities: An Empirical Study of the Competition between IBM PCs and the Apple Macintosh
By Kawon Cho, USC
   Presented by: Kawon Cho, University of Southern California
   Discussant: Marc Fusaro, East Carolina University
 

Strategic Networks for Technology Options
By Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou, Sumit Joshi, Nicholas S. Vonortas
   Presented by: Nicholas Vonortas, George Washoington University
   Discussant: James Bessen, Boston University
 

Complementarity in IT adoption: The Internet and LANs
By Ashish Arora, Christopher M. Forman, William B. Vogt, Jiwoong Yoon
   Presented by: Jiwoong Yoon, Carnegie Mellon University
   Discussant: Elizabeth Kiser, Federal Reserve Board

Session 33: Issues in Aviation Industry

Session Chair: Volodymyr Bilotkach, University of California, Irvine
Date: April 8,
Time: 14:15 - 16:05
Location: 215 Shillman
 

Airline Partnerships and Schedule Coordination
By Volodymyr Bilotkach
   Presented by: Volodymyr Bilotkach, University of California, Irvine
   Discussant: Leonardo Basso, The University of British Columbia
 

Retracting a Gift: How Does Employee Effort Respond to Wage Reductions
By Darin Lee & Nicholas G. Rupp
   Presented by: Nicholas Rupp, East Carolina University
   Discussant: John Brown, Georgia Southern University
 

Air travel choices in multi-airport markets
By Jun Ishii, Sunyoung Jun, Kurt Van Dender
   Presented by: Kurt Van Dender, University of California, Irvine
   Discussant: Monica Hartmann, University of St. Thomas
 

An Empirical Analysis of Code-Share Decisions in the Continental and Northwest Airlines Alliance
By Olivier Armantier, Stephanie Giaume, Oliver Richard
   Presented by: OLIVIER ARMANTIER, Université de Montréal
   Discussant: Steven Morrison, Northeastern University

Session 34: Auctions II

Session Chair: Dakshina De Silva, Texas Tech University
Date: April 8,
Time: 14:15 - 16:05
Location: 220 Shillman
 

Reserve Prices in Repeated Multi-unit Auctions: Theory and Estimation
By Octavian Carare
   Presented by: Octavian Carare, University of Texas at Dallas
   Discussant: Leonardo Rezende, University of Illinois
 

The Geography of Trade on eBay
By Ali Hortacsu, Asis Martinez-Jerez, Jason Douglas
   Presented by: Asís Martínez-Jerez, Harvard Business School
   Discussant: Kasper Leufkens, University of Maastricht
 

Identifying the Source of Misbehavior in First-Price Auctions
By Leonardo Rezende
   Presented by: Leonardo Rezende, University of Illinois
   Discussant: Octavian Carare, University of Texas at Dallas
 

The Impact of Public Information on Bidding in Highway Procurement Auctions
By Dakshina G. De Silva, Timothy Dunne, Anuruddha Kankanamge, & Georgia Kosmopoulou
   Presented by: Dakshina De Silva, Texas Tech University
   Discussant: George Deltas, University of Illinois

Session 35: Demand for financial services

Session Chair: Robin Prager, FRB
Date: April 8,
Time: 14:15 - 16:05
Location: 315 Shillman
 

personal bankruptcy and credit market competition
By astrid dick and andreas lenhert
   Presented by: Astrid Dick, Federal reserve bank of new york
   Discussant: Faye Steiner, Universite Paris I - La Sorbonne
 

Fuzzy Math and Red Ink: Payment/Interest Bias and Borrowing
By Victor Stango and Jon Zinman
   Presented by: Victor Stango, Tuck School at Dartmouth
   Discussant: Robin Prager, FRB

Session 36: Firms and Contracts

Session Chair: Kenneth Corts, University of Toronto
Date: April 8,
Time: 14:15 - 16:05
Location: 320 Shillman
 

The interaction of implicit and explicit contracts
By Kenneth S. Corts
   Presented by: Kenneth Corts, University of Toronto
   Discussant: Michael Raith, University of Rochester
 

The Design of Industry
By Sharon Novak and Birger Wernerfelt
   Presented by: Birger Wernerfelt, MIT
   Discussant: Kenneth Corts, University of Toronto
 

Renegotiation, Adaptation, and Vertical Restraints in Electricity Marketing Contracts
By Dean V. Williamson
   Presented by: Dean Williamson, Department of Justice
   Discussant: Svetlana Ikonnikova, Humboldt University
 

Resource Allocation and Firm Scope
By Guido Friebel and Michael Raith
   Presented by: Michael Raith, University of Rochester
   Discussant: Florian Englmaier, University of Munich

Session 37: Merger Analysis

Session Chair: Nisvan Erkal, University of Melbourne
Date: April 8,
Time: 14:15 - 16:05
Location: 325 Shillman
 

Trade Liberalization and Endogenous Mergers: Results from a Dominant-Firm Model
By Amrita Ray Chaudhuri
   Presented by: Amrita Ray Chaudhuri, McGill University
   Discussant: Thitima Puttitanun, San Diego State University
 

Effects of Horizontal Mergers with Entry in Differentiated Oligopolies
By Nisvan Erkal and Daniel Piccinin
   Presented by: Nisvan Erkal, University of Melbourne
   Discussant: Kaz Miyagiwa, Emory University
 

Anti-competitive versus Pro-competitive Mergers
By Sven-Olof Fridolfsson
   Presented by: Sven-Olof Fridolfsson, IUI
   Discussant: Robert Masson, Cornell University
 

Acquisition, Market Structure and Multiproduct Strategic Pricing
By Kun Huang and Kyle Stiegert
   Presented by: Kun Huang, University of Wisconsin-Madison
   Discussant: Ching-jen Sun, OSU

Session 38: Networks and Standards Competition

Session Chair: David Blackburn, NERA
Date: April 8,
Time: 14:15 - 16:05
Location: 415 Shillman
 

Network Externalities and Copyright Enforcement
By David Blackburn
   Presented by: David Blackburn, NERA
   Discussant: Nodir Adilov, Cornell University
 

THE IMPACT OF NETWORK EFFECTS ON TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION: EVIDENCE FROM THE ADOPTION OF AUTOMATED TELLER MACHINES
By ADRIAN R. GOURLAY AND ERIC J. PENTECOST
   Presented by: Adrian Gourlay, Loughborough University
   Discussant: Tony Cockerill, Durham University
 

Co-opetition in Standard-Setting: The Case of the Compact Disc
By Tobias Kretschmer and Katrin Muehlfeld
   Presented by: Katrin Muehlfeld, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
   Discussant: Jiwoong Yoon, Carnegie Mellon University

Session 39: Innovation Incentives

Session Chair: Robert Hunt, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Date: April 8,
Time: 14:15 - 16:05
Location: 420 Shillman
 

Innovation, Vertical Integration and the Distribution of R&D Outcomes
By Korhan Gurkan, Haim Mendelson
   Presented by: korhan gurkan, carnegie mellon university
   Discussant: Lynne Kiesling, Northwestern University
 

A Dynamic Analysis of Cooperative Research in the Semiconductor Industry
By Minjae Song
   Presented by: Minjae Song, Georgia Institute of Technology
   Discussant: Lynne Kiesling, Northwestern University
 

The Democratization of US Researc & Development after 1980
By Robert M. Hunt & Leonard I. Nakamura
   Presented by: Leonard Nakamura, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
   Discussant: Bettina Peters, Centre for European Economic Research
 

Entrepreneurs Seeking Gains: Rational Motives in the Commercialization Decisions of Inventors
By Thomas Astebro and Kenneth L. Simons
   Presented by: Kenneth Simons, Rensselaer
   Discussant: Bettina Peters, Centre for European Economic Research

Session 40: The Impact of Competition

Session Chair: V. Brian Viard, Stanford University
Date: April 8,
Time: 14:15 - 16:05
Location: 425 Shillman
 

Quantifying the Benefits of Entry into Local Phone Service
By Nicholas Economides, Katja Seim, and V. Brian Vaird
   Presented by: V. Brian Viard, Stanford University
   Discussant: Marc Rysman, Boston University
 

Inferring Conduct under the Threat of Entry: The Case of the Brazilian Cement Industry
By Alberto Salvo
   Presented by: Alberto Salvo, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
   Discussant: Marc Rysman, Boston University
 

Competition and quality restoration: Empirical analysis of vendors response to common vulnerabilities
By Ashish Arora, Chris Forman, Anand Nandkumar, Rahul Telang
   Presented by: Anand Nandkumar, Carnegie Mellon University
   Discussant: Avi Goldfarb, University of Toronto
 

The Effect of Digital Technology on the Sales of Copyrighted Goods: Evidence from Napster
By Seung-Hyun Hong
   Presented by: Seung-Hyun Hong, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
   Discussant: Avi Goldfarb, University of Toronto

Session 41: Cartel Birth and Death: Theory and Empirics

Session Chair: Margaret Levenstein, University of Michigan
Date: April 8,
Time: 14:15 - 16:05
Location: 206 Egan
 

A Stochastic Population Model of Cartel Births and Deaths to Explore the Impact of Antitrust Policy
By Joseph E. Harrington, Jr.
   Presented by: Joseph Harrington, Johns Hopkins University
   Discussant: Rune Stenbacka, Swedish School of Economics
 

On the Fragility of Collusive Arrangements: Evidence from Field Experiments
By John A. List and Michael K. Price
   Presented by: Michael Price, University of Nevada Reno
   Discussant: Margaret Levenstein, University of Michigan
 

Cartel Stability: An Empirical Analysis
By Yuliya Bolotova, John Connor, Douglas Miller
   Presented by: Yuliya Bolotova, Purdue University
   Discussant: Steffen Brenner, Humboldt University Berlin
 

Do Cartels Last? Determinants of Duration of Contemporary International Cartels
By Margaret C. Levenstein and Valerie Y. Suslow
   Presented by: Margaret Levenstein, University of Michigan
   Discussant: Maarten Pieter Schinkel, University of Amsterdam

Session 42: Empirical Analysis of Collusive Pricing

Session Chair: Helder Vasconcelos, IGIER, Università Bocconi
Date: April 8,
Time: 14:15 - 16:05
Location: 306 Egan
 

Analyzing the Impact of Antitrust Immunity: Price Effects Following the Aloha-Hawaiian Antitrust Immunity Agreement
By Rene Kamita
   Presented by: Rene Kamita, US Department of Justice
   Discussant: Béatrice Dumont, University Rennes I & College of Europe
 

Tacit v. Overt Collusion : Is there a "Yalta" on the French mobile phone market ?
By BAUDRY Marc & DUMONT béatrice
   Presented by: Béatrice Dumont, University Rennes I & College of Europe
   Discussant: Elena Argentesi, University of Bologna
 

Deterministic Demand Cycles in Cartel Price Data
By Patrick Paul Walsh and Franco Mariuzzo
   Presented by: Patrick Walsh, Trinity College Dublin
   Discussant: Helder Vasconcelos, IGIER, Università Bocconi
 

Multimarket contact and collusive behaviour: evidence from the automotive industry
By Nina Leheyda
   Presented by: Nina Leheyda, CDSEM, University of Mannheim
   Discussant: Sencer Ecer, LECG and Georgetown University

Session 43: Empirical Analysis of Price Dispersion

Session Chair: Saul Lach, The Hebrew University
Date: April 8,
Time: 14:15 - 16:05
Location: 406 Egam
 

Immigration and Prices
By Saul Lach
   Presented by: Saul Lach, The Hebrew University
   Discussant: Federico Ciliberto, University of Virginia
 

Retail Price Variation and Its Determinants—What Do We Know about Grocery Retailer Pricing Strategies and Retail Competition?
By Lan Li, Hoy F. Carman, Richard R. Sexton
   Presented by: Lan Li, University of California, Davis
   Discussant: Qihong Liu, University of Oklahoma
 

Public Policy and Market Competition: How the Master Settlement Agreement Changed the Cigarette Industry
By Federico Ciliberto and Nicolas Kuminoff
   Presented by: Federico Ciliberto, University of Virginia
   Discussant: Howard Marvel, Ohio State University
 

Price levels, price variations and price-matching policies
By Qihong Liu
   Presented by: Qihong Liu, University of Oklahoma
   Discussant: Saul Lach, The Hebrew University

Session 44: ECommerce and Digital Products

Session Chair: Sara Ellison, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Date: April 8,
Time: 14:15 - 16:05
Location: 340 Egan
 

Are Digital Rights Valuable? Theory and Evidence from eBook Pricing
By Gal Oestreicher-Singer, Arun Sundararajan
   Presented by: Arun Sundararajan, New York University
   Discussant: S. Abraham Ravid, Rutgers University
 

The Beginning of Online/Retail Competition and Its Origins: An Application to Personal Computers
By Jeffrey T. Prince
   Presented by: Jeffrey Prince, Cornell University
   Discussant: Otto Toivanen, University of Helsinki
 

Demand for mobile internet: Evidence from a real-world experiment
By Maija Gao, Ari Hyytinen, Otto Toivanen
   Presented by: Otto Toivanen, University of Helsinki
   Discussant: Sara Ellison, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 

Price, Price Dispersion and Number of Sellers at a Low Entry Cost Shopbot:
By Michelle Haynes & Steve Thompson
   Presented by: Steve Thompson, University of Nottingham
   Discussant: Jeffrey Prince, Cornell University

Session 45: Structural Estimation of Models of Competition

Session Chair: Felipe Balmaceda, University of Chile
Date: April 8,
Time: 14:15 - 16:05
Location: 440 Egan
 

An Empirical Model of Investment Behavior in Dynamic Oligopolies
By Erkan Erdem
   Presented by: Erkan Erdem, The Pennsylvania State University
   Discussant: Victor Aguirregabiria, Boston University
 

Dynamic Spatial Competition Between Multi-Store Firms
By Victor Aguirregabiria and Gustavo Vicentini
   Presented by: Gustavo Vicentini, Boston University
   Discussant: Rattanasuda Poolsombat, University of Warwick
 

Hospital Closures and Economic Efficiency
By Cory Capps, David Dranove, Richard Lindrooth
   Presented by: Cory Capps, US Department of Justice
   Discussant: Arie Beresteanu, Duke University
 

Entry Threat and Entry Deterrence: The Timing of Broadband Rollout
By Mo Xiao, Peter F. Orazem
   Presented by: Mo Xiao, University of Rochester
   Discussant: Sofronis Clerides, University of Cyprus

Session 46: Industry Evolution - theory and evidence

Session Chair: Shane Greenstein, Northwestern University
Date: April 8,
Time: 14:15 - 16:05
Location: 220 Behrakis
 

Making Waves: The interplay between market incentives and organizational capabilities in the evolution of industries.
By Timothy Bresnahan, Shane Greenstein, Rebecca Henderson
   Presented by: Shane Greenstein, Northwestern University
   Discussant: Catherine Tucker, MIT Sloan
 

Hierarchical Networks and Innovation Failures: Why the New York Garment District Doesn’t Imitate Italy
By Peter Doeringer
   Presented by: Peter Doeringer, Boston University
   Discussant: Shane Greenstein, Northwestern University
 

An Analysis of Entry under Decentralized Competition
By Jeremy Bertomeu
   Presented by: Jeremy Bertomeu, Carnegie Mellon University
   Discussant: Francisco Ruiz-Aliseda, INSEAD
 

Vertical Specialization of Firms: Evidence from China's Manufacturing Sector
By Yifan Zhang
   Presented by: Yifan Zhang, Yale University
   Discussant: Jagadeesh Sivadasan, University of Michigan

Session 47: Market Power in the Electricity Industry

Session Chair: Fuat Oguz, New York University
Date: April 8,
Time: 14:15 - 16:05
Location: 315 Behrakis
 

Dynamic Testing of Wholesale Power Market Designs: An Agent-Based Computational Approach
By Junjie Sun and Leigh Tesfatsion
   Presented by: Leigh Tesfatsion, Iowa State University
   Discussant: Justin Isaacs, Hampden-Sydney College
 

Market Power in Wholesale Electricity Markets following the Restructuring of RAO UES
By Russell Pittman and Egor Matveev
   Presented by: Russell Pittman, Economic Analysis Group
   Discussant: Christian Growitsch, Halle Institute for Economic Research
 

The Politics of Regulation in the Turkish Electricity Market
By Fuat Oguz, Visiting Scholar, New York University; Tamer Cetin, Uludag University, Turkey
   Presented by: Fuat Oguz, New York University
   Discussant: Waldemar Karpa, University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne

Session 48: Energy Policy

Session Chair: Sanem Ozturk, Northeastern University
Date: April 8,
Time: 14:15 - 16:05
Location: 320 Behrakis
 

Market Power in a Storable-Good Market: Theory and Applications to Carbon and Sulfur Trading
By Matti Liski and Juan-Pablo Montero
   Presented by: Matti Liski, Helsinki School of Economics
   Discussant: Chloe Le Coq, University of California
 

The Changing Structure of the Nonfederal Hydroelectric Power Industry
By Lea-Rachel D. Kosnik
   Presented by: Lea-Rachel Kosnik, University of Missouri, St. Louis
   Discussant: Rodrigo Moita, University of Illinois
 

Solar Activity and California’s Perfect Storm
By Kevin F Forbes and Chris St. Cyr
   Presented by: Kevin Forbes, Catholic University
   Discussant: Lukasz Grzybowski, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Session 49: The Value of Innovation and Market Structure

Session Chair: Michael Meurer, Boston University
Date: April 8,
Time: 16:25 - 18:15
Location: 215 Shillman
 

The Market for Intellectual Property: Evidence from the Transfer of Patents
By Carlos J. Serrano
   Presented by: Carlos Serrano, University of Toronto
   Discussant: Alan Marco, Vassar College
 

The Value of U.S. Patents by Owner and Patent Characteristics
By James Bessen
   Presented by: James Bessen, Boston University
   Discussant: Alan Marco, Vassar College
 

Entry, Exit and Patenting in the Software Industry
By Iain Cockburn, Megan MacGarvie
   Presented by: Megan MacGarvie, Boston University School of Management
   Discussant: Kenneth Simons, Rensselaer
 

Two Faces of Learning in the New-Firm Survival
By Jung-Ho Kim , Jong-Il Jeon , Chang-Yang Lee
   Presented by: Jungho Kim, KAIST
   Discussant: Kenneth Simons, Rensselaer

Session 50: Markets and Geography

Session Chair: Douglas West, Univ. of Alberta
Date: April 8,
Time: 16:25 - 18:15
Location: 315 Shillman
 

Entry and Exit in Geographic Markets
By Timothy Dunne, University of Oklahoma; Shawn Klimek, Center of Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau; Mark J. Roberts, The Pennsylvania State University and NBER; Yi Xu, The Pennsylvania State University
   Presented by: Yi Xu, Penn State University
   Discussant: Victor Aguirregabiria, Boston University
 

Radius Restrictions and the Similarity of Neighboring Shopping Centers
By Andrew Eckert and Douglas S. West
   Presented by: Douglas West, Univ. of Alberta
   Discussant: Raphael Thomadsen, UCLA
 

Benefits from Branch Networks: Theory and Evidence from the Summary of Deposits Data
By Patrycja Grzelonska
   Presented by: Patrycja Grzelonska, University of Minnesota
   Discussant: Douglas West, Univ. of Alberta
 

Global and local players in a model of spatial competition
By Simon Loertscher and Gerd Muehlheusser
   Presented by: Gerd Muehlheusser, University of Bern
   Discussant: Adrian Gourlay, Loughborough University

Session 51: Competitive Dynamics

Session Chair: Stefan Buehler, University of Zurich
Date: April 8,
Time: 16:25 - 18:15
Location: 320 Shillman
 

Wintel: Cooperation or Conflict
By Ramon Casadesus-Masanell and David B. Yoffie
   Presented by: Ramon Casadesus-Masanell, Harvard University
   Discussant: Katrin Muehlfeld, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
 

The Strategic Role of Asset Specificity in Shaping Industry Structure
By Francisco Ruiz-Aliseda
   Presented by: Francisco Ruiz-Aliseda, INSEAD
   Discussant: Stefan Buehler, University of Zurich
 

Credible Capacity Preemption in a Duopoly Market under Uncertainty
By Jianjun Wu
   Presented by: Jianjun Wu, The University of Arizona
   Discussant: Yossi Spiegel, Tel Aviv University
 

Asymmetric Duopoly in a Differential Game of Capacity Accumulation
By Bertrand VILLENEUVE and Yanhua ZHANG
   Presented by: Yanhua ZHANG, University of Toulouse
   Discussant: Jason Lepore, University of California, Davis

Session 52: Advertising Theory and Practice

Session Chair: Lynne Pepall, Tufts University
Date: April 8,
Time: 16:25 - 18:15
Location: 325 Shillman
 

Advertising and price signaling of quality in a duopoly with endogenous locations
By Philippe Bontems and Valérie Meunier
   Presented by: Valerie Meunier, University of Aarhus
   Discussant: Jaejoon Han, Univ. of Texas at Austin
 

Advertising: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
By Lynne Pepall, Dan Richards and Liang Tan
   Presented by: Lynne Pepall, Tufts University
   Discussant: Ginger Jin, University of Maryland
 

Was Mr. Hewlett Right? Mergers, Advertising and the PC Industry
By Michelle Sovinsky Goeree
   Presented by: Michelle Goeree, Claremont McKenna College
   Discussant: Mark Frank, Sam Houston State University
 

Media Substitution in Liquor Advertising
By Mark W. Frank and Edward F. Blackburne
   Presented by: Mark Frank, Sam Houston State University
   Discussant: Christopher Garmon, Federal Trade Commission

Session 53: Optimal Patent Policy

Session Chair: Corinne Langinier, Iowa State University
Date: April 8,
Time: 16:25 - 18:15
Location: 415 Shillman
 

Incentives of the PTO examiners
By Corinne Langinier
   Presented by: Corinne Langinier, Iowa State University
   Discussant: John Turner, University of Georgia
 

The Design of Post-Grant Patent Challenges
By Jing-Yuan CHIOU
   Presented by: Jing-Yuan CHIOU, Universite de Toulouse 1
   Discussant: John Turner, University of Georgia
 

Sustaining Monopoly Power via Strategic Product Development Delays
By Maggie X. Chen and Murat F. Iyigun
   Presented by: Maggie Chen, George Washington University
   Discussant: Celestine Chukumba, Penn State University
 

Patents and Licensing In an Asymmetric Dynamic R&D Race
By Chaim Fershtman and Sarit Markovich
   Presented by: SARIT Markovich, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
   Discussant: Celestine Chukumba, Penn State University

Session 54: Collusion and Antitrust

Session Chair: John Connor, Purdue Univ.
Date: April 8,
Time: 16:25 - 18:15
Location: 420 Shillman
 

Trust and recidivism; the partial success of corporate leniency programs in the laboratory
By Jeroen Hinloopen, Adriaan Soetevent
   Presented by: Jeroen Hinloopen, University of Amsterdam
   Discussant: Michael Price, University of Nevada Reno
 

Multimarket Contact and Collusion across Vertically Related Industries
By Sencer Ecer and Talat Genc
   Presented by: Sencer Ecer, LECG and Georgetown University
   Discussant: Yuk-Fai Fong, Northwestern University
 

Trust and Antitrust
By Steffen Brenner
   Presented by: Steffen Brenner, Humboldt University Berlin
   Discussant: John Connor, Purdue Univ.
 

THE GREAT GLOBAL VITAMINS CONSPIRACY
By John M. Connor
   Presented by: John Connor, Purdue Univ.
   Discussant: David Sibley, University of Texas

Session 55: Consumer Information: Theory and Evidence

Session Chair: Daniel Richards, Tufts University
Date: April 8,
Time: 16:25 - 18:15
Location: 425 Shillman
 

When does cheap information harm consumers?
By Heski Bar-Isaac, Guillermo Caruana, Vicente Cuñat
   Presented by: Heski Bar-Isaac, NYU
   Discussant: Michael Rimler, Xavier University
 

A Model of Target Marketing
By Michael R. Ward
   Presented by: Michael Ward, University of Texas at Arlington
   Discussant: Daniel Richards, Tufts University
 

Pricing and Marketing Impacts of Entry by Counterfeiters and Imitators
By Yi Qian
   Presented by: Yi Qian, Harvard University
   Discussant: Victor Stango, Tuck School at Dartmouth

Session 56: Pricing under Demand Uncertainty

Session Chair: Marc Rysman, Boston University
Date: April 8,
Time: 16:25 - 18:15
Location: 206 Egan
 

Dynamics of Consumer Demand for New Durable Goods
By Marc Rysman, Gautam Gowrisankaran
   Presented by: Marc Rysman, Boston University
   Discussant: Deborah Minehart, University of Maryland
 

Profiting from Partial Allowance of Ticket Resale
By Xianjun Geng, Ruhai Wu, Andrew B. Whinston
   Presented by: Ruhai Wu, University of Texas at Austin
   Discussant: Ching-jen Sun, OSU
 

Bertrand-Edgeworth Competition under Demand Uncertainty
By Ching-jen Sun
   Presented by: Ching-jen Sun, OSU
   Discussant: Michael Grubb, Stanford University
 

Screening Overconfident Consumers
By Michael D. Grubb
   Presented by: Michael Grubb, Stanford University
   Discussant: Ruhai Wu, University of Texas at Austin

Session 57: Mergers, Foreign Investment, and Collusion

Session Chair: Anthony Creane, Michigan State University
Date: April 8,
Time: 16:25 - 18:15
Location: 306 Egan
 

Exporting, foreign investment, and joint ventures: the role of cost uncertainty
By Anthony Creane and Kaz Miyagiwa
   Presented by: Kaz Miyagiwa, Emory University
   Discussant: ROBERT REYNOLDS, The Brattle Group
 

Time of Rent Extraction and Entry Mode Decision by Multinational Enterprises
By Galina An and Thitima Puttitanun
   Presented by: Thitima Puttitanun, San Diego State University
   Discussant: Sanja Pattnayak, National University of Singapore
 

Remedy for Now but Prevent for Tomorrow: The Deterrence Effects of Merger Policy Tools
By Jo Seldeslachts, Joseph A. Clougherty & Pedro Barros
   Presented by: Joseph Clougherty, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin
   Discussant: David Krause, Comeptition Bureau Canada
 

Sustaining collusion under economic integration
By Luca Colombo, Paola Labrecciosa
   Presented by: Paola Labrecciosa, Trinity College Dublin and University of Bologna
   Discussant: Anthony Creane, Michigan State University

Session 58: Experimental Economics

Session Chair: Thomas Jeitschko, Michigan State University
Date: April 8,
Time: 16:25 - 18:15
Location: 406 Egan
 

Differentiated Product Markets: An Experimental Test of Two Equilibrium Concepts
By Ronald Peeters and Martin Strobel
   Presented by: Ronald Peeters, Universiteit Maastricht
   Discussant: Xose-Luis Varela-Irimia, Universidad Carlos III
 

Post My Prices, Or Hide Them? --An Experiment on Market Structure with Endogenous Search Costs
By Binglin Gong
   Presented by: Binglin Gong, UMCP
   Discussant: Thomas Jeitschko, Michigan State University
 

The Chopstick Auction: A Study of the Exposure Problem in Multi-Unit Auctions
By Florian Englmaier, Pablo Guillén, Loreto Llorente, Sander Onderstal, and Rupert Sausgruber
   Presented by: Sander Onderstal, University of Amsterdam
   Discussant: Kasper Leufkens, University of Maastricht
 

A Field Experiment to Measure Agency Problems in Auto Repair
By Henry Schneider
   Presented by: Henry Schneider, Yale University
   Discussant: Andrew Samuel, Calvin College

Session 59: Incentive Contracting: Evidence

Session Chair: Francine Lafontaine, University of Michigan
Date: April 8,
Time: 16:25 - 18:15
Location: 340 Egan
 

A Welfare Comparison of Ordinal and Cardinal Tournament Games: Evidence from Production Contracts Payroll Data
By Xiaoyong Zheng and Tomislav Vukina
   Presented by: Xiaoyong Zheng, North Carolina State University
   Discussant: Francine Lafontaine, University of Michigan
 

Strategic Forecasting in Rank-Order Tournaments: Evidence from Horse-Racing Tipsters
By Bruno Deschamps, Olivier Gergaud
   Presented by: Olivier Gergaud, Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne
   Discussant: Kenneth Corts, University of Toronto
 

An Adaptation Theory of Franchising
By Giorgio Zanarone
   Presented by: Giorgio Zanarone, Pompeu Fabra and MIT (visiting)
   Discussant: Joshua Wright, George Mason University

Session 60: Modeling Industry Dynamics

Session Chair: Gustavo Vicentini, Boston University
Date: April 8,
Time: 16:25 - 18:15
Location: 440 Egan
 

The Impact of Cost-Reducing R&D Spillovers on the Ergodic Distribution of Market Structures
By Christopher A. Laincz and Ana Rodrigues
   Presented by: Christopher Laincz, Drexel University
   Discussant: Minjae Song, Georgia Institute of Technology
 

Cross-Border Merger Waves
By Eileen Fumagalli and Helder Vasconcelos
   Presented by: Eileen Fumagalli, Università Bocconi
   Discussant: Jiawei Chen, University of California-Irvine
 

Innovation Dynamics and the Scope of Technology
By Matthew Mitchell and Andrzej Skrzypacz
   Presented by: Matthew Mitchell, University of Iowa
   Discussant: Ciara Whelan, UCD
 

Convenants not to Compete, Labor Mobility, and Industry Dynamics
By April Mitchell Franco and Matthew Mitchell
   Presented by: April Franco, University of Iowa
   Discussant: Patrick Walsh, Trinity College Dublin

Session 61: Empirical Models of Industry Demand

Session Chair: Leonardo Alencar, Central Bank of Brazil
Date: April 8,
Time: 16:25 - 18:15
Location: 220 Behrakis
 

Is Price Dispersion a Sign of Competition?
By Matthew Lewis
   Presented by: Matthew Lewis, The Ohio State University
   Discussant: Jeremy Verlinda, U.S. Department of Justice
 

Demand for bank services and market power in Brazilian banking
By Márcio I. Nakane, Leonardo S. Alencar and Fabio Kanczuk
   Presented by: Leonardo Alencar, Central Bank of Brazil
   Discussant: Andrew Cohen, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
 

The Choice at the Checkout: Quantifying Demand Across Payment Instruments
By Ron Borzekowski, Elizabeth K. Kiser
   Presented by: Elizabeth Kiser, Federal Reserve Board
   Discussant: Astrid Dick, Federal reserve bank of new york
 

Timber appraisal from French public auctions: How to set the reserve price when there are unsold lots?
By Raphaële PRÉGET, Patrick WAELBROECK
   Presented by: Raphaële Préget, INRA
   Discussant: George Deltas, University of Illinois

Session 62: Antitrust Policy: A Roundtable Discussion by Senior Government Economists

Session Chair: Lawrence White, New York University
Date: April 8,
Time: 16:25 - 18:15
Location: 220 Shillman
 

A View from the FCC
By
   Presented by: Leslie Marx, Duke University and FTC
 

A View from the FTC
By
   Presented by: Michael Salinger, Boston University and FTC
 

A view from the Department of Justice
By
   Presented by: Kenneth Heyer, U.S. Dept. of Justice, Antitrust Division
 

A View from the European Commission
By
   Presented by: Oliver Stehmann, DG Competition

Session 63: Interconnection in Electricity Markets

Session Chair: Bruno Viani, Colgate University
Date: April 8,
Time: 16:25 - 18:15
Location: 315 Behrakis
 

Netting in interconnector auctions
By FELIX HOEFFLER and Tobias Wittmann
   Presented by: Felix Hoeffler, Max Planck Society
   Discussant: Bruno Viani, Colgate University
 

Entry and Externality: Hydroelectric Generators in Brazil
By Rodrigo Menon Moita
   Presented by: Rodrigo Moita, University of Illinois
   Discussant: Pedro Pereira, Portuguese Competition Authority
 

Alleged Transmission Undersupply: Is Restructuring the Cure or the Cause?
By Timothy Brennan
   Presented by: Timothy Brennan, University of Maryland Baltimore County
   Discussant: Ryan Kellogg, University of California
 

Security of Supply and Forward Price Premia: Evidence from Natural Gas Pipeline Rates
By Severin Borenstein, Meghan Busse, Ryan Kellogg
   Presented by: Ryan Kellogg, University of California
   Discussant: Leigh Tesfatsion, Iowa State University

Session 64: Regulation and Corporate Governance

Session Chair: C.-Y. Cynthia Lin, Harvard University
Date: April 8,
Time: 16:25 - 18:15
Location: 320 Behrakis
 

Is There Room for Growth? Capital Structure and the Deregulation of US Electric Utilities
By Laarni T. Bulan and Paroma Sanyal
   Presented by: Laarni Bulan, Brandeis University
   Discussant: Francesc Trillas, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
 

After Price Caps
By Stanford L. Levin and Stephen R. Schmidt
   Presented by: Stanford Levin, Southern Illinois University Edwardsvill
   Discussant: Troy Quast, Univ. of Florida
 

What is Motivating Liberalization Induced Mergers? Entry and Opportunity Costs Reexamined
By Guy Ben-Ishai
   Presented by: Guy Ben-Ishai, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
   Discussant: Nisvan Erkal, University of Melbourne

Session 65: Contract Efficiency, Information, and Competitive Dynamics in Motion-Pictures Markets

Session Chair: Darlene Chisholm, Suffolk University
Date: April 9,
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: 215 Shillman
 

Coming Soon to a Theater Near You? A Proposal for Simplifying Movie Exhibition Contracts
By Darren Filson, Portia Besocke and David Switzer
   Presented by: Darren Filson, Claremont Graduate University
   Discussant: Nalanda Matia, Suffolk University
 

Soft Information, Hard Sell: The Role of Soft Information in the Pricing of Intellectual Property -- Evidence from Screenplays Sales
By William N. Goetzmann, Vicente Pons-Sanz, S. Abraham Ravid
   Presented by: S. Abraham Ravid, Rutgers University
   Discussant: Christopher Snyder, Dartmouth College
 

Vertical Integration and Disintegrationin the Motion Picture Business
By Ricard Gil (UC-Santa Cruz), Andy Hanssen (Montana State University)
   Presented by: Ricard Gil, University of California, Santa Cruz
   Discussant: Torsten Schmidt, University of New Hampshire Durham
 

Dynamic Product Re-Design: A Duration Analysis of Movie Exhibition
By Darlene C. Chisholm and George Norman
   Presented by: Darlene Chisholm, Suffolk University
   Discussant: Marc Rysman, Boston University

Session 66: Patent Litigation

Session Chair: Michael Meurer, Boston University
Date: April 9,
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: 220 Shillman
 

Learning by Suing: Structural Estimates of Court Errors in Patent Litigation
By Alan C. Marco
   Presented by: Alan Marco, Vassar College
   Discussant: Corinne Langinier, Iowa State University
 

Uniformity and Forum Shopping in US Patent Litigation
By Scott Atkinson, Alan Marco and John L. Turner
   Presented by: John Turner, University of Georgia
   Discussant: Corinne Langinier, Iowa State University
 

The Costs of Patent Litigation
By James Bessen and Michael J. Meurer
   Presented by: Michael Meurer, Boston University
   Discussant: Jing-Yuan CHIOU, Universite de Toulouse 1
 

Settlement during patent litigation trials. An Empirical Analysis for Germany
By Katrin Cremers
   Presented by: Katrin Cremers, ZEW
   Discussant: Jing-Yuan CHIOU, Universite de Toulouse 1

Session 67: Hospital Efficiency and Antitrust

Session Chair: Alison Evans Cuellar, Columbia University
Date: April 9,
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: 315 Shillman
 

A Structural Model for Market Definition: An Application to Hospitals
By Martin Gaynor, Samuel Kleiner, William B. Vogt
   Presented by: Samuel Kleiner, Carnegie Mellon University
   Discussant: Raphael Thomadsen, UCLA
 

Price Dispersion in the U.S. Pharmaceutical Industry: Product Differentiation, Market Structure, and Search Incentives
By Oded Bizan
   Presented by: Oded Bizan, Lexecon, Inc.
   Discussant: Paris Cleanthous, Leonard Stern School of Business
 

Regulatory Exploitation and the Market for Corporate Control
By Leemore Dafny and David Dranove
   Presented by: Leemore Dafny, Kellogg Sch of Mgmt, Northwestern Univ
   Discussant: Mary Deily, Lehigh University
 

A competition Index for Differentiated Product Oligopoly with an Application to Hospitals
By Yaa Akosa Antwi, Martin Gaynor , William B Vogt
   Presented by: Yaa Owusua Akosa Antwi, Carnegie Mellon University
   Discussant: Alison Evans Cuellar, Columbia University

Session 68: Loyalty Discounts: Views and Discussion

Session Chair: John Kwoka, Northeastern University
Date: April 9,
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: 320 Shillman
 

Loyalty Discounts: View 1
By Dennis Carlton
   Presented by: Dennis Carlton, University of Chicago
 

Loyalty Discounts: View 2
By David Sibley
   Presented by: David Sibley, University of Texas
 

Loyalty Discounts: View 3
By Rick Warren-Boulton
   Presented by: Frederick Warren-Boulton, MiCRA
 

Loyalty Discounts: View 4
By Janusz Ordover
   Presented by: Janusz Aleksander Ordover, NYU

Session 69: Markets for Intermediate Goods

Session Chair: Lucy White, Harvard Business School
Date: April 9,
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: 325 Shillman
 

Competition for Scarce Resources
By Peter Eso, Volker Nocke, Lucy White
   Presented by: Lucy White, Harvard Business School
   Discussant: Zhiqi Chen, Carleton University
 

Bilateral Bargaining with Externalities
By Catherine de Fontenay and Joshua Gans
   Presented by: Catherine de Fontenay, University of Melbourne
   Discussant: Roman Inderst, LSE
 

Slotting Allowances and Scarce Shelf Space
By Leslie M. Marx and Greg Shaffer
   Presented by: Leslie Marx, Duke University and FTC
   Discussant: Lucy White, Harvard Business School
 

Large Buyer Discount or Large Buyer Premium?
By Roman Inderst
   Presented by: Roman Inderst, LSE
   Discussant: David Waterman, Indiana University

Session 70: Dynamic Incentive Contracts

Session Chair: Heski Bar-Isaac, NYU
Date: April 9,
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: 415 Shillman
 

Information Acquisition and Optimal Project Management
By Dongsoo Shin
   Presented by: Dongsoo Shin, Santa Clara University
   Discussant: Heski Bar-Isaac, NYU
 

Regulation under Imperfect Observability: The Dynamics of Incentive Contracts Revisited
By Thomas D. Jeitschko
   Presented by: Thomas Jeitschko, Michigan State University
   Discussant: Robert Zeithammer, University of Chicago
 

Strategic Reorganizations
By Marco A. Castaneda and Ivan Jeliazkov
   Presented by: Marco Castaneda, University of Kentucky
   Discussant: Jeremy Bertomeu, Carnegie Mellon University
 

The Two Forms of Auditing Under Delegated Contracting
By Wolfgang Gick
   Presented by: Wolfgang Gick, Dartmouth College
   Discussant: Robert Ritz, Oxford University

Session 71: Explaining Differences in Firm Productivity

Session Chair: Oleg Badunenko, European University Viadrina
Date: April 9,
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: 420 Shillman
 

Structural change in German chemical manufacturing industry during the 1990's. An analysis at the micro-level
By Oleg Badunenko
   Presented by: Oleg Badunenko, European University Viadrina
   Discussant: martin andersson, Jönköping International Business School
 

WHAT DETERMINES TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY OF FIRMS? EVIDENCE FROM A REPRESENTATIVE PANEL OF GERMAN MANUFACTURING FIRMS
By Oleg Badunenko, Michael Fritsch, Andreas Stephan
   Presented by: Andreas Stephan, European University Viadrina
   Discussant: Leonard Nakamura, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
 

Measuring Aggregate Productivity Growth Using Plant-Level Data
By Amil Petrin and James Levinsohn
   Presented by: Amil Petrin, University of Chicago
   Discussant: Katrin Hussinger, Catholic University Leuven
 

Productive Efficiency Measurement and Recent Developments in The Theory of Regulation: The Case of Vehicle Inspection Concessions
By Francesc Trillas, Daniel Montolio, Néstor Duch
   Presented by: Francesc Trillas, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
   Discussant: Shireen Alazzawi, American University in Cairo

Session 72: Asymmetries in Gasoline Pricing

Session Chair: Erich Muehlegger, Kennedy School of Government
Date: April 9,
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: 425 Shillman
 

Rockets and Feathers. Understanding Asymmetric Pricing
By Mariano Tappata
   Presented by: Mariano Tappata, UCLA
   Discussant: Erich Muehlegger, Kennedy School of Government
 

Rockets and Feathers: Competition in the Gasoline Retail Market
By Felipe Balmaceda and Paula Soruco
   Presented by: Felipe Balmaceda, University of Chile
   Discussant: Adam Copeland, Department of Commerce
 

Gasoline Price Spikes and Regional Gasoline Content Regulations: A Structural Approach
By Erich J. Muehlegger
   Presented by: Erich Muehlegger, Kennedy School of Government
   Discussant: George Deltas, University of Illinois
 

Dynamic Pricing and Asymmetries in Retail Gasoline Markets
By Christopher Douglas and Ana Maria Herrera
   Presented by: Christopher Douglas, Michigan State University
   Discussant: Matthew Lewis, The Ohio State University

Session 73: Innovation, Entry, and Competition

Session Chair: Yi Deng, Southern Methodist University
Date: April 9,
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: 206 Egan
 

Green Management and the Nature of Technical Innovation
By George Deltas, Donna R. Harrington and Madhu Khanna
   Presented by: Donna Theresa Harrington, University of Guelph
   Discussant: Gustavo Vicentini, Boston University
 

The Implicit R&D Subsidy from European Patent Protection
By Yi Deng
   Presented by: Yi Deng, Southern Methodist University
   Discussant: Carlos Serrano, University of Toronto
 

TFP in Indian Manufacturing: Is there evidence of Creative Destruction?
By Jigna Sampat
   Presented by: Jigna Sampat, Emory University
   Discussant: Ari Van Assche, HEC Montreal

Session 74: Issues in Financial Services Markets

Session Chair: Lawrence White, New York University
Date: April 9,
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: 306 Egan
 

Quantifying Discrimination in Home Mortgage Lending: Estimation of Loan Price Elasticites Across Products and Races
By Faye Steiner
   Presented by: Faye Steiner, Universite Paris I - La Sorbonne
   Discussant: Luigi Benfratello, Universita' di Torino
 

Good Intentions Gone Awry:A Policy Analysis of the SEC's Regulation of the Bond Rating Industry
By Lawrence J. White
   Presented by: Lawrence White, New York University
   Discussant: Edward Kane, Boston College
 

Network Competition and Merchant Discount Fees
By Fumiko Hayashi
   Presented by: Fumiko Hayashi, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
   Discussant: Ron Borzekowski, Federal Reserve Board
 

Do Payday Lenders Avoid or Embrace Bank Branches? Evidence from Oregon
By H. Evren Damar
   Presented by: Evren Damar, Pacific Lutheran University
   Discussant: Robin Prager, FRB

Session 75: Effects of Vertical Integration

Session Chair: Ali Hortacsu, University of Chicago
Date: April 9,
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: 406 Egan
 

Ownership vs. Contract: How Vertical Integration Affects Investment Decisions in Pharmaceutical R&D
By Ilan guedj
   Presented by: Ilan Guedj, University of Texas at Austin
   Discussant: Scott Stern, Northwestern University
 

Survival in the Motion-Pictures Exhibition Market
By Claudio A. Agostini and Eduardo Saavedra
   Presented by: Claudio Agostini, Alberto Hurtado University
   Discussant: Julie Mortimer, Harvard University
 

Leasing and Secondary Markets: Theory and Evidence from Commercial Aircraft
By Alessandro Gavazza
   Presented by: Alessandro Gavazza, Yale University
   Discussant: Michael Waldman, Cornell University

Session 76: Product Quality: Signaling, Disclosure, and Policy

Session Chair: Andrew Daughety, Vanderbilt University
Date: April 9,
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: 340 Egan
 

Imperfect Competition and Quality Signaling
By Andrew F. Daughety and Jennifer F. Reinganum
   Presented by: Andrew Daughety, Vanderbilt University
   Discussant: Glenn A. Woroch, University of California, Berkeley
 

The Optimal Choice of Pre-Launch Reviewer
By David Gill, University of Oxford; Daniel Sgroi, University of Cambridge
   Presented by: David Gill, University of Oxford
   Discussant: Andrew Stivers, Oregon State University
 

Symmetric Regulation of Price and Quality of an Input Monopolist
By James Reitzes, Glenn Woroch
   Presented by: Glenn A. Woroch, University of California, Berkeley
   Discussant: Andrew Daughety, Vanderbilt University
 

Regulating Language: Market Failure and Competition in Descriptive signals
By Andrew Stivers
   Presented by: Andrew Stivers, Oregon State University
   Discussant: David Gill, University of Oxford

Session 77: Determinants of Firm-Level R&D

Session Chair: Francesca Lotti, Bank of Italy
Date: April 9,
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: 440 Egan
 

Is Demand-pulled Innovation Equally Important in Different Groups of Firms?
By Piva, M. - Vivarelli, M.
   Presented by: Marco Vivarelli, Universita' Cattolica S. Cuore
   Discussant: Justin Lenzo, Boston University
 

Market R&D and the Nature of Product Market
By Michele Cincera and Patrick Waelbroeck
   Presented by: Patrick Waelbroeck, ENST
   Discussant: Andrea Mantovani, University of Bologna
 

Impact of Credit Constraints on Industry Structure: Effects and Evidence
By James Costantini
   Presented by: James Costantini, Harvard University
   Discussant: Federico Ciliberto, University of Virginia
 

R&D Outsourcing Decision and Implications on the Technological Performance
By Liza Jabbour, Maria Pluvia Zuniga
   Presented by: Liza JABBOUR, University Paris I TEAM-CNRS
   Discussant: Vania Sena, Aston University

Session 78: Efficiency in Railroads and Public Transportation

Session Chair: Russell Pittman, Economic Analysis Group
Date: April 9,
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: 102 West G
 

Horizontal Differentiation and the survival of Train and Coach modes in medium range passenger transport, a welfare analysis comprising economies of scope and scale
By Fortunato, Adelino;Murta, Daniel
   Presented by: Daniel Murta, University of Coimbra
   Discussant: Rosella Nicolini, Insituto de Analisis Economico - CSIC
 

An Analysis of Entry and Exit in the European Airline Markets
By Claudio Piga and Maria Gil-Molto
   Presented by: Claudio Piga, University of Loughborough
   Discussant: Diego Escobari, Texas A&M University
 

Restructuring Public Transit Systems: Evidence on Cost Properties and Optimal Network Configuration from Medium and Large-Sized Companies
By Carlo Cambini, Massimiliano Piacenza, Davide Vannoni
   Presented by: davide Vannoni, University of Torino
   Discussant: Kenneth Button, George Mason University
 

Regulatory and Environmental Effects on Public Transit Efficiency: A Mixed DEA-SFA Approach
By Beniamina Buzzo Margari, Fabrizio Erbetta, Carmelo Petraglia, Massimiliano Piacenza
   Presented by: Carmelo Petraglia, Università Federico II di Napoli
   Discussant: Claudio Piga, University of Loughborough

Session 79: Regulation and Universal Access

Session Chair: Matthew Nagler, Lehman College
Date: April 9,
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: 104 West G
 

Sharing, Hoarding or Looting? The Distribution of Regulatory Windfall under Carrier-of-Last-Resort Obligations
By Matthew G. Nagler
   Presented by: Matthew Nagler, Lehman College
   Discussant: Amrita Bhattacharyya, Boston College
 

Participation in Florida’s Lifeline Program
By Janice A. Hauge, Mark A. Jamison, R. Todd Jewell
   Presented by: Janice Hauge, University of North Texas
   Discussant: Jeffrey Ballou, Northeastern University
 

Policies for Universal Access to Telecommunications in rural areas of Developing Countries - A Comparative Analysis
By Thorsten Scherf
   Presented by: Thorsten Scherf, University Marburg
   Discussant: Ricardo Lopez, Indiana University

Session 80: Measuring Market Power

Session Chair: Maurizio Iacopetta, Georgia Institute of Technology
Date: April 9,
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: 106 West G
 

Entry, Costs Reduction, and Competition in the Portuguese Mobile Telephony Industry
By Philippe Gagnepain, Pedro Pereira
   Presented by: Pedro Pereira, Portuguese Competition Authority
   Discussant: Teresa Harrison, Drexel University
 

Do Firms Interact Strategically?: An Empirical Analysis of Investment Timing Decisions in Offshore Petroleum Production
By C.-Y. Cynthia Lin
   Presented by: C.-Y. Cynthia Lin, Harvard University
   Discussant: Stephen Ryan, MIT
 

Entry and Exit in the Nonprofit Sector
By Teresa D. Harrison & Christopher A. Laincz
   Presented by: Teresa Harrison, Drexel University
   Discussant: Katherine Ho, Columbia University
 

Alternating Monopoly and Tacit Collusion
By Andrea Amelio and Sara Biancini
   Presented by: Andrea AMELIO, University of Toulouse GREMAQ
   Discussant: Joseph Harrington, Johns Hopkins University

Session 81: Analysis of Network Industries

Session Chair: Ibrahiim Bayaan, Emory University
Date: April 9,
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: 108 West G
 

A Simple Simulation Analysis of Network Industry: the Case of the Japanese Mobile Telecommunications Market
By Mitsuru SUNADA
   Presented by: Mitsuru SUNADA, JFTC
   Discussant: Ralf Dewenter, Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg
 

Estimating Network Effects in Mobile Telephony in Germany
By Toker Doganoglu and Lukasz Grzybowski
   Presented by: Lukasz Grzybowski, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
   Discussant: Mitsuru SUNADA, JFTC
 

Two-Sided Markets with a Negative Network Effect: Radio, Advertisers, and Audiences
By Sheila M. Campbell
   Presented by: Sheila Campbell, Boston College
   Discussant: Kawon Cho, University of Southern California
 

Technology and the Music Industry: The Free-Rider Paradise
By Ibrahiim Bayaan
   Presented by: Ibrahiim Bayaan, Emory University
   Discussant: Sheila Campbell, Boston College

Session 82: The Evolution of the Banking Industry

Session Chair: Robin Prager, FRB
Date: April 9,
Time: 10:25 - 12:15
Location: 215 Shillman
 

The Effects of Large, Multimarket Banks on the Profitability of Single Market Banks
By Timothy H. Hannan and Robin A. Prager
   Presented by: Robin Prager, FRB
   Discussant: Fumiko Hayashi, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
 

Level Playing Field? Are Credit Unions a Competitive Threat to Community Banks?
By Ron Borzekowski and Ken Brevoort
   Presented by: Ron Borzekowski, Federal Reserve Board
   Discussant: Evren Damar, Pacific Lutheran University
 

How Have Borrowers Fared in Banking Mega-mergers?
By Kenneth A. Carow, Edward J. Kane, Rajesh P. Narayanan
   Presented by: Edward Kane, Boston College
   Discussant: Faye Steiner, Universite Paris I - La Sorbonne
 

Banks and Innovation: microeconometric evidence on Italian firms
By Luigi Benfratello, Fabio Schiantarelli, Alessandro Sembenelli
   Presented by: Luigi Benfratello, Universita' di Torino
   Discussant: Lawrence White, New York University

Session 83: Delegation and Commitment

Session Chair: IRENE VALSECCHI, UNIVERSITA' DI MILANO-BICOCCA
Date: April 9,
Time: 10:25 - 12:15
Location: 220 Shillman
 

Strategic incentives for market share
By Robert Ritz
   Presented by: Robert Ritz, Oxford University
   Discussant: Eloic Peyrache, HEC School of Management
 

Moral Hazard, Collusion, and Learning
By Andrew Samuel
   Presented by: Andrew Samuel, Calvin College
   Discussant: Dongsoo Shin, Santa Clara University
 

A Strategic Rationale for Having Overconfident Managers
By Florian Englmaier
   Presented by: Florian Englmaier, University of Munich
   Discussant: Bert Willems, European University Institute
 

The role of instructions
By Irene Valsecchi
   Presented by: IRENE VALSECCHI, UNIVERSITA' DI MILANO-BICOCCA
   Discussant: Mark Jamison, University of Florida

Session 84: Technological Change: Theory

Session Chair: Christopher Ruebeck, Lafayette College
Date: April 9,
Time: 10:25 - 12:15
Location: 315 Shillman
 

Putting a Smiley Face on the Dragon: Wal-Mart as Catalyst to U.S.-China Trade
By Emek Basker and Pham Hoang Van
   Presented by: Emek Basker, University of Missouri
   Discussant: Guy Ben-Ishai, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
 

Socially optimal dissemination
By Anthony Creane
   Presented by: Anthony Creane, Michigan State University
   Discussant: Christopher Ruebeck, Lafayette College
 

Knowledge Transfer in Buyer-Supplier Relationships - when it (not) occurs
By Werner Boente; Lars Wiethaus
   Presented by: Werner Boente, Max Planck Institute of Economics
   Discussant: Yi Qian, Harvard University
 

On the Theory of Product Market Characteristics and the Industry Life Cycle
By Kenneth L. Simons
   Presented by: Kenneth Simons, Rensselaer
   Discussant: Yann Meniere, Ecole des mines de Paris

Session 85: Technological Motivations for Mergers

Session Chair: Sophie Claeys, Ghent University
Date: April 9,
Time: 10:25 - 12:15
Location: 320 Shillman
 

The Impact of Technological Relatedness on the Choice of the M&A Partner
By Katrin Hussinger
   Presented by: Katrin Hussinger, Catholic University Leuven
   Discussant: Paola Labrecciosa, Trinity College Dublin and University of Bologna
 

The Role of Knowledge Flows and Knowledge Assets in High-Technology Mergers and Acquisitions
By Shireen AlAzzawi
   Presented by: Shireen Alazzawi, American University in Cairo
   Discussant: Francesc Trillas, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
 

Acquisition versus greenfield: The impact of the mode of foreign bank entry on information and bank lending rates. Theory and evidence.
By Sophie Claeys and Christa Hainz
   Presented by: Sophie Claeys, Ghent University
   Discussant: Ciara Whelan, UCD
 

Technological progress and inequality: An ambiguous relationship
By Maurizio Iacopetta
   Presented by: Maurizio Iacopetta, Georgia Institute of Technology
   Discussant: Jungho Kim, KAIST

Session 86: Expansion and Entry in Oligopolies

Session Chair: Nodir Adilov, Cornell University
Date: April 9,
Time: 10:25 - 12:15
Location: 325 Shillman
 

Forward Markets, Market Power, and Capacity Investment
By Nodir Adilov
   Presented by: Nodir Adilov, Cornell University
   Discussant: V. Brian Viard, Stanford University
 

Brand Stretching
By JaeJoon Han
   Presented by: Jaejoon Han, Univ. of Texas at Austin
   Discussant: Daniel Richards, Tufts University
 

Entry and profitability in differentiated product markets: The Spanish car industry
By Xose-Luis Varela-Irimia
   Presented by: Xose-Luis Varela-Irimia, Universidad Carlos III
   Discussant: Donna Theresa Harrington, University of Guelph
 

Oligopoly limit-pricing in the lab
By Wieland Muller, Yossi Spiegel, and Yaron Yehezkel
   Presented by: Yossi Spiegel, Tel Aviv University
   Discussant: Dean Williamson, Department of Justice

Session 87: The University-Industry Divide: Science Parks and Scientific Productivity

Session Chair: Scott Stern, Northwestern University
Date: April 9,
Time: 10:25 - 12:15
Location: 415 Shillman
 

How Do Communication Costs Affect Scientific Collaboration? Exploring the Effect of Bitnet
By Ajay Agrawal, Avi Goldfarb
   Presented by: Avi Goldfarb, University of Toronto
   Discussant: Megan MacGarvie, Boston University School of Management
 

Do Science Parks Encourage Innovation? Evidence from the Tenants’ Patenting Activity - A Duration Model
By Mariagrazia Squicciarini
   Presented by: Mariagrazia Squicciarini, VTT-Technical Research Centre of Finland
   Discussant: Megan MacGarvie, Boston University School of Management
 

Top Research Productivity and its Persistence. A Survival Time Analysis for a Panel of Belgian Scientists.
By Kelchtermans, Stijn and Veugelers, Reinhilde
   Presented by: Stijn Kelchtermans, KULeuven
   Discussant: Scott Stern, Northwestern University
 

Faculty Disclosures, University Invention and Entrepreneurship
By Celestine Chukumba
   Presented by: Celestine Chukumba, Penn State University
   Discussant: Scott Stern, Northwestern University

Session 88: Theoretical Models of Price Discrimination

Session Chair: Simon Board, University of Toronto
Date: April 9,
Time: 10:25 - 12:15
Location: 440 Egan
 

Monopolistic Group Design with Peer Effects.
By Simon Board
   Presented by: Simon Board, University of Toronto
   Discussant: Birger Wernerfelt, MIT
 

Selling to Consumers with Endogenous Types
By Jan Boone and Joel Shapiro
   Presented by: Joel Shapiro, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
   Discussant: Simon Board, University of Toronto
 

Personalized Pricing and Quality Design
By Anindya Ghose and Ke-Wei Huang
   Presented by: Anindya Ghose, Stern School of Business
   Discussant: Catherine de Fontenay, University of Melbourne

Session 89: Productivity and Trade

Session Chair: Amil Petrin, University of Chicago
Date: April 9,
Time: 10:25 - 12:15
Location: 420 Shillman
 

Outsourcing, Productivity, and Input Composition at the Plant Level
By Catherine J. Morrison Paul and Mahmut Yasar
   Presented by: Mahmut Yasar, Emory University
   Discussant: Jagadeesh Sivadasan, University of Michigan
 

Productivity Spillovers from Exporting through Vertical and Horizontal Linkages
By Ricardo Lopez and Roberto Alvarez
   Presented by: Ricardo Lopez, Indiana University
   Discussant: Renata Kosova, The George Washington University
 

Establishment-level Effects of Labor Regulations: A Cross-country Study
By Francine Lafontaine and Jagadeesh Sivadasan
   Presented by: Francine Lafontaine, University of Michigan
   Discussant: Mahmut Yasar, Emory University
 

Input Specificity and Global Sourcing
By Ari Van Assche and Galina Schwartz
   Presented by: Ari Van Assche, HEC Montreal
   Discussant: Maggie Chen, George Washington University

Session 90: Refusal to Deal and the Trinko Decision

Date: April 9,
Time: 10:25 - 12:15
Location: 425 Shillman
 

Vertical Leverage and the Sacrifice Principle: Why The Supreme Court Got Trinko Wrong
By Nicholas Economides
   Presented by: Nicholas Economides, New York University
   Discussant: Dennis Carlton, University of Chicago
 

Trinko v. Baxter: The Demise of U.S. v. AT&T
By Tim Brennan
   Presented by: Timothy Brennan, University of Maryland Baltimore County
   Discussant: Zhiqi Chen, Carleton University

Session 91: Empirical Studies of Demand

Session Chair: Roger Betancourt, U of Maryland
Date: April 9,
Time: 10:25 - 12:15
Location: 340 Egan
 

The demand for and the supply of distribution services: A Basis for the Analysis of Customer Satisfaction in Retailing
By Roger R. Betancourt, Monica Cortinas, Margarita Elorz and Jose Miguel Mugica
   Presented by: Roger Betancourt, U of Maryland
   Discussant: Lan Li, University of California, Davis
 

Demand for Durable Goods and the Dynamics of Quality
By Juan Esteban Carranza
   Presented by: Juan Esteban Carranza, University of Wisconsin-Madison
   Discussant: Justin Johnson, Cornell University
 

Advertising and Labour Supply:Why Do Americans Work Such Long Hours?
By Keith Cowling and Rattanasuda Poolsombat
   Presented by: Rattanasuda Poolsombat, University of Warwick
   Discussant: Roger Betancourt, U of Maryland
 

Identifying Demand from eBay Prices
By Christopher Adams
   Presented by: Christopher Adams, Federal Trade Commission
   Discussant: Matthew Lewis, The Ohio State University

Session 92: Airlines 3

Session Chair: John Brown, Georgia Southern University
Date: April 9,
Time: 10:25 - 12:15
Location: 206 Egan
 

Are Airlines Price Discriminating? Tourist versus Business Travelers
By Diego A. Escobari
   Presented by: Diego Escobari, Texas A&M University
   Discussant: Kenneth Boyer, Michigan State University
 

Aerotropolis: an aviation-linked urban space
By Ricardo Flores Fillol - Rosella Nicolini
   Presented by: Rosella Nicolini, Insituto de Analisis Economico - CSIC
   Discussant: Volodymyr Bilotkach, University of California, Irvine
 

The Effect of Market Structure on the Empirical Distribution of Airline Fares
By Jeremy Verlinda
   Presented by: Jeremy Verlinda, U.S. Department of Justice
   Discussant: John Brown, Georgia Southern University
 

A Dynamic Oligopoly Game of the US Airline Industry: Estimation and Policy Experiments
By Victor Aguirregabiria and Chun-Yu Ho
   Presented by: Chun-Yu Ho, Boston University
   Discussant: davide Vannoni, University of Torino

Session 93: Vertical Integration and contracting: Theory

Session Chair: Michael Raith, University of Rochester
Date: April 9,
Time: 10:25 - 12:15
Location: 306 Egan
 

Intimidating Competitors - Endogenous Vertical Integration and Downstream Investment in Successive Oligopoly
By Stefan Buehler, Armin Schmutzler
   Presented by: Stefan Buehler, University of Zurich
   Discussant: Wolfgang Gick, Dartmouth College
 

Star Wars: Exclusive Superstars and Collusive Outcomes
By Mariano Selvaggi and Luis Vasconcelos
   Presented by: Mariano Selvaggi, London School of Economics
   Discussant: April Franco, University of Iowa
 

Quality as Commitment to Exclusivity
By Johan Stennek
   Presented by: Johan Stennek, IUI
   Discussant: Mariano Selvaggi, London School of Economics
 

Dual Distribution in Franchising as an Efficient Monitoring Device under Asymmetric Information
By thierry Pénard, Emmanuel Raynaud, Stéphane Saussier
   Presented by: Emmanuel RAYNAUD, INRA
   Discussant: Michael Raith, University of Rochester

Session 94: Efficiency and Productivity in Electricity Market

Session Chair: Christian Growitsch, Halle Institute for Economic Research
Date: April 9,
Time: 10:25 - 12:15
Location: 406 Egan
 

Quality of Service, Efficiency, and Scale in Network Industries: An Analysis of European Electricity Distribution
By Christian Growitsch, Tooraj Jamasb, Michael Pollitt
   Presented by: Christian Growitsch, Halle Institute for Economic Research
   Discussant: Carmelo Petraglia, Università Federico II di Napoli
 

Regulation and Performance of Electricity Distribution Utilities: The Case of Poland
By Waldemar Karpa
   Presented by: Waldemar Karpa, University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne
   Discussant: Andreas Kuhlmann, Ifo Institute for Economic Research
 

What is the X-Factor in the German Electricity Industry?
By Andreas Kuhlmann
   Presented by: Andreas Kuhlmann, Ifo Institute for Economic Research
   Discussant: Stanford Levin, Southern Illinois University Edwardsvill

Session 95: Regulatory Schemes

Session Chair: Kristin Linnerud, Norwegian School of Economics and Busine
Date: April 9,
Time: 10:25 - 12:15
Location: 102 West G
 

Yardstick competition, Franchise bidding and collusive incentives
By Eshien CHONG and Fréddy HUET
   Presented by: Eshien Chong, ATOM
   Discussant: Michael Rimler, Xavier University
 

Regulation Through a Revenue Contest
By Haldun Evrenk, E. Unal Zenginobuz
   Presented by: Haldun Evrenk, Suffolk University
   Discussant: Eshien Chong, ATOM
 

Regulation of Energy Multi-Utilities
By Kristin Linnerud
   Presented by: Kristin Linnerud, Norwegian School of Economics and Busine
   Discussant: Haldun Evrenk, Suffolk University

Session 96: Competition in Telecommunications Market

Session Chair: Janice Hauge, University of North Texas
Date: April 9,
Time: 10:25 - 12:15
Location: 104 West G
 

Fixed-Mobile Telephone Subscription Substitution in the U.S.
By Michael R. Ward & Glenn A. Woroch
   Presented by: Michael Ward, University of Texas at Arlington
   Discussant: Thorsten Scherf, University Marburg
 

Usage and Diffusion of Cellular Telephony, 1998-2004
By Michal Grajek and Tobias Kretschmer
   Presented by: Michal Grajek, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB)
   Discussant: OLIVER FABEL, UNIVERSITY OF KONSTANZ
 

Calling Party Pays or Receiving Party Pays? The Diffusion of Mobile
By Ralf Dewenter (HSU Hamburg) and Joern Kruse (HSU Hamburg)
   Presented by: Ralf Dewenter, Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg
   Discussant: Matthew Nagler, Lehman College
 

An Analysis of the Extent and the Means of Entry into Local Telecommunications Markets
By Troy Quast
   Presented by: Troy Quast, Univ. of Florida
   Discussant: Michal Grajek, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB)