INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION CONFERENCE

Summary of All Sessions

#Date/TimeLocationTitlePapers
1April 14, 2007
8:00-10:00
217 Census Data Analyses and the Changing Organization of Retailing4
2April 14, 2007
8:00-10:00
2002 Productivity I4
3April 14, 2007
8:00-10:00
129 International Economic Policy4
4April 14, 2007
8:00-10:00
1220A Industry Dynamics4
5April 14, 2007
8:00-10:00
211 Strategic Technology Adoption II4
6April 14, 2007
8:00-10:00
113 Quality and Market Performance4
7April 14, 2007
8:00-10:00
111 Design of Organizations4
8April 14, 2007
8:00-10:00
210 Narrowband and Broadband Access and Subscription4
9April 14, 2007
8:00-10:00
1220B Competition and Entry Theory4
10April 14, 2007
8:00-10:00
1005 Topics in Financial Services Markets3
11April 14, 2007
8:00-10:00
212 Oligopoly Theory4
12April 14, 2007
8:00-10:00
1002 Internet Auctions4
13April 14, 2007
8:00-10:00
218A Energy and Environmental Policies3
14April 14, 2007
8:00-10:00
218B R&D in the pharmaceutical industry4
15April 14, 2007
8:00-10:00
115 Mergers Empirical I3
16April 14, 2007
8:00-10:00
Marriott A Airline Competition3
17April 14, 2007
10:30-12:00
111 Innovation I3
18April 14, 2007
10:30-12:00
1005 Dynamic Empirical Models of Demand2
19April 14, 2007
10:30-12:00
1220A Gasoline Pricing3
20April 14, 2007
10:30-12:00
129 Natural Experiments in Non-Price Markets3
21April 14, 2007
10:30-12:00
2002 Digital and Media Piracy3
22April 14, 2007
10:30-12:00
217 Network Externalities and Industry Structure3
23April 14, 2007
10:30-12:00
211 Retail Competition in Media Industries3
24April 14, 2007
10:30-12:00
Marriott A Pharmaceutical Advertising3
25April 14, 2007
10:30-12:00
1220B Heterogeneity3
26April 14, 2007
10:30-12:00
218A Political Economy 3
27April 14, 2007
10:30-12:00
210 Mergers Empirical II2
28April 14, 2007
10:30-12:00
1002 A Dynamic Theory of the Firm3
29April 14, 2007
10:30-12:00
113 Financial Regulation3
30April 14, 2007
10:30-12:00
115 Topics in Information Economics3
31April 14, 2007
10:30-12:00
212 Access Pricing and Industry Infrastructure2
32April 14, 2007
14:00-16:00
1002 Product Line and Product Location4
33April 14, 2007
14:00-16:00
217 Vertical Integration and Contracts2
34April 14, 2007
14:00-16:00
1220B Strategic Information Disclosure3
35April 14, 2007
14:00-16:00
211 Empirical Findings on Price Discrimination4
36April 14, 2007
14:00-16:00
212 Auction Empirics3
37April 14, 2007
14:00-16:00
113 Exclusion Through Vertical Practices4
38April 14, 2007
14:00-16:00
111 Structural Estimation in Industrial Organization4
39April 14, 2007
14:00-16:00
1005 Law, Economics, & Organization4
40April 14, 2007
14:00-16:00
129 Payment Card Issues4
41April 14, 2007
14:00-16:00
1220A Two-sided Platforms and Coordination3
42April 14, 2007
14:00-16:00
115 Determinants and Consequences of Innovation: Evidence From Panel Data4
43April 14, 2007
14:00-16:00
218A Contracting Issues in Surface Transposrtation4
44April 14, 2007
14:00-16:00
210 Privatization and Firm Governance 4
45April 14, 2007
14:00-16:00
Marriott A Modeling Travel Demand4
46April 14, 2007
14:00-16:00
218B Multinationals, Exporting, and Productivity3
47April 14, 2007
14:00-16:00
2002 Modeling Electricity Markets4
48April 14, 2007
16:30-18:00
Marriott A Experiments in Industrial Organization3
49April 14, 2007
16:30-18:00
218A Regulation with Limited Information2
50April 14, 2007
16:30-18:00
113 Networks and innovation3
51April 14, 2007
16:30-18:00
129 Innovation II3
52April 14, 2007
16:30-18:00
2002 Theoretical Price Discrimination I3
53April 14, 2007
16:30-18:00
1002 Multi-Player Bargaining3
54April 14, 2007
16:30-18:00
210 Theoretical Analysis of Bundling Strategies3
55April 14, 2007
16:30-18:00
115 Competition in Financial Services3
56April 14, 2007
16:30-18:00
1005 Private Information About Ability or Motives3
57April 14, 2007
16:30-18:00
1220B Industrial Organization and Policy in Telecommunications Industries3
58April 14, 2007
16:30-18:00
218B Collaboration in Research and Development2
59April 14, 2007
16:30-18:00
1220A Merger Theory I2
60April 14, 2007
16:30-18:00
111 Moral Hazard Models3
61April 14, 2007
16:30-18:00
217 Market power and its sources3
62April 14, 2007
16:30-18:00
212 Dynamic Aspects of Consumer Behavior3
63April 14, 2007
16:30-18:00
211 Empirical Analysis of Mergers3
64April 15, 2007
8:00-10:00
113 Auction Theory4
65April 15, 2007
8:00-10:00
218A Empirical Studies of Regulatory Policy3
66April 15, 2007
8:00-10:00
111 Organizational Design and Productivity4
67April 15, 2007
8:00-10:00
218B Empirical Studies of Energy Markets3
68April 15, 2007
8:00-10:00
1220B Buyer Power/Vertical Aspects of Competition2
69April 15, 2007
8:00-10:00
Marriott A Media Economics4
70April 15, 2007
8:00-10:00
2002 Entry: Causes and Effects4
71April 15, 2007
8:00-10:00
217 Legal Aspects of R&D: Empirical Studies4
72April 15, 2007
8:00-10:00
212 Empirical Studies of Markets with Private Information4
73April 15, 2007
8:00-10:00
210 Empirical Studies of Tax and Advertising Policy4
74April 15, 2007
8:00-10:00
129 Theory of Collusive Pricing3
75April 15, 2007
8:00-10:00
211 Structural Estimation In Industrial Organization II3
76April 15, 2007
8:00-10:00
115 Empirical Studies in Antitrust Policy4
77April 15, 2007
8:00-10:00
1005 Airlines4
78April 15, 2007
8:00-10:00
1220A Trade Theory 12
79April 15, 2007
8:00-10:00
1002 Vertical Product Differentiation4
80April 15, 2007
10:30-12:00
111 Economics of healthcare facilities3
81April 15, 2007
10:30-12:00
129 Dynamic Aspects of Pricing 3
82April 15, 2007
10:30-12:00
218B Cartels in action2
83April 15, 2007
10:30-12:00
115 Cartels and Enforcement3
84April 15, 2007
10:30-12:00
Marriott A Determinants of Electricity Production3
85April 15, 2007
10:30-12:00
1220A Buyer/Seller Relationships3
86April 15, 2007
10:30-12:00
210 Internet Pricing and Usage3
87April 15, 2007
10:30-12:00
211 Theoretical Price Discrimination 23
88April 15, 2007
10:30-12:00
1005 Productivity II3
89April 15, 2007
10:30-12:00
1002 Cartels -- Theory and Evidence3
90April 15, 2007
10:30-12:00
2002 Quality and Retail Policies2
91April 15, 2007
10:30-12:00
113 Financing R&D3
92April 15, 2007
10:30-12:00
1220B Strategic Technology Adoption I3
93April 15, 2007
10:30-12:00
212 Merger Theory II3
94April 15, 2007
10:30-12:00
218A Human Capital in the Innovation Process3
95April 15, 2007
10:30-12:00
217 E-commerce and Retailing3
 

95 sessions, 307 papers


 

INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION CONFERENCE

Complete List of All Sessions


Session 1: Census Data Analyses and the Changing Organization of Retailing

Session Chair: Margaret Levenstein, University of Michigan
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 8:00 - 10:00
Location: 217
 

Supersize It: The Growth of Retail Chains and the Rise of the "Big Box" Retail Format
By Emek Basker, Shawn D. Klimek, and Pham Hoang Van
   Presented by: Shawn Klimek, U.S. Census Bureau
   Discussant: Renata Kosova, The George Washington University
 

The Role of Retail Chains: National, Regional, and Industry Results
By Ronald S. Jarmin, Shawn D. Klimek, and Javier Miranda
   Presented by: Ronald Jarmin, U.S. Bureau of the Census
   Discussant: Arturs Kalnins, Cornell University
 

The Evolution of National Retail Chains: How We Got Here
By Lucia Foster, John Haltiwanger, and C.J. Krizan
   Presented by: C.J. Krizan, U.S. Census Bureau
   Discussant: Susan Helper, Case Western Reserve University
 

There's no place like home: The effect of geographical distance on the survival of service and retail businesses
By Arturs Kalnins and Francine Lafontaine
   Presented by: Arturs Kalnins, Cornell University
   Discussant: Margaret Levenstein, University of Michigan

Session 2: Productivity I

Session Chair: Laarni Bulan, Brandeis University
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 8:00 - 10:00
Location: 2002
 

CEO Incentives and Firm Productivity
By Laarni Bulan, Paroma Sanyal, and Zhipeng Yan
   Presented by: Paroma Sanyal, Brandeis University
   Discussant: Carsten Pohl, ifo Institute for Economic Research
 

The Efficiency of German Universities - Some Evidence from Non-Parametric and Parametric Methods
By Carsten Pohl and Gerhard Kempkes
   Presented by: Carsten Pohl, ifo Institute for Economic Research
   Discussant: Paroma Sanyal, Brandeis University
 

How do Distribution Losses and Differences in Operating Characteristics Influence Measured Efficiency in Electricity Distribution?
By David Saal
   Presented by: David Saal, Aston Business School
   Discussant: Robert Cairns, McGill University
 

Measuring Sunk Capital
By Robert Cairns
   Presented by: Robert Cairns, McGill University
   Discussant: David Saal, Aston Business School

Session 3: International Economic Policy

Session Chair: Mario Jametti, York University
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 8:00 - 10:00
Location: 129
 

Import Competition and Employment Dynamics
By Hale Utar
   Presented by: Hale Utar, University of Colorado at Boulder
   Discussant: Can Dogan, University of Houston
 

Tariffs versus Anti-dumping Duties
By Emin Dinlersoz and Can Dogan
   Presented by: Can Dogan, University of Houston
   Discussant: Mahmut Yasar, Emory University
 

Factors Influencing the Incidence of Bribery Payouts by Firms: A Cross-Country Analysis
By Yanjing Chen, Mahmut Yasar, and Roderick M. Rejesus
   Presented by: Mahmut Yasar, Emory University
   Discussant: Mario Jametti, York University
 

Do Agglomeration Economies Reduce the Sensitivity of Firm Location to Local Taxes?
By Marius Brülhart, Mario Jametti, and Kurt Schmidheiny
   Presented by: Mario Jametti, York University
   Discussant: Hale Utar, University of Colorado at Boulder

Session 4: Industry Dynamics

Session Chair: Jeffrey Prince, Cornell University
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 8:00 - 10:00
Location: 1220A
 

Markov Perfect Industry Dynamics with Many Firms
By Gabriel Y. Weintraub, C. Lanier Benkard, and Benjamin Van Roy
   Presented by: Gabriel Weintraub, Columbia University
   Discussant: Jeffrey Prince, Cornell University
 

Sunk costs and economies of scope in multiproduct firms' market decisions: The case of the Spanish automobile industry
By Varela-Irimia
   Presented by: Xose-Luis Varela-Irimia, Universidad Carlos III
   Discussant: Benjamin Atkinson, Competition Bureau
 

Sorting, Selection, and Industry Shakeouts
By Peter Thompson and Mihaela Pintea
   Presented by: Peter Thompson, Florida International University
   Discussant: Robert McMillan, Federal Trade Commission
 

Market Structure and Innovation: A Dynamic Analysis of the Global Automobile Industry
By Aamir R. Hashmi and Johannes Van Biesebroeck
   Presented by: Johannes Van Biesebroeck, University of Toronto
   Discussant: Kazuko Kano, Queen's University

Session 5: Strategic Technology Adoption II

Session Chair: Yossi Spiegel, Tel Aviv University
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 8:00 - 10:00
Location: 211
 

Licensing interim R&D knowledge
By Yossi Spiegel
   Presented by: Yossi Spiegel, Tel Aviv University
   Discussant: Yann Meniere, Université Catholique de Louvain
 

Licensing a standard: fixed fee versus royalty
By Sarah Parlane and Yann Ménière
   Presented by: Yann Meniere, Université Catholique de Louvain
   Discussant: Ricardo Cabral, University of Madeira
 

Technology adoption deterrence through learning and capacity investment
By Ricardo Cabral
   Presented by: Ricardo Cabral, University of Madeira
   Discussant: Joshua Gans, University of Melbourne
 

Start-Up Commercialisation Strategy and Innovative Dynamics
By Joshua Gans
   Presented by: Joshua Gans, University of Melbourne
   Discussant: Yossi Spiegel, Tel Aviv University

Session 6: Quality and Market Performance

Session Chair: Simon Anderson, University of Virginia
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 8:00 - 10:00
Location: 113
 

Network Externality, Quality Asymmetry, and Product Line Design
By Bing Jing
   Presented by: Bing Jing, New York University
   Discussant: Michael Ostrovsky, Stanford
 

Directed Matching with Endogenous Markov Probability: Clients or Competitors?
By Emanuela Ciapanna
   Presented by: Emanuela Ciapanna, Boston University and Banca d'Italia
   Discussant: Suman Ghosh, Florida Atlantic University
 

Welfare Effects of Scrappage Subsidies in the Presence of Asymmetric Information
By Ruhai Wu and Diya B. Mazumder
   Presented by: Ruhai Wu, Florida Atlantic University
   Discussant: Wolfgang Gick, Dartmouth College
 

Advertising clutter: Shouting to be heard
By Simon P. Anderson and Andre de Palma
   Presented by: Simon Anderson, University of Virginia
   Discussant: James Dana, Northwestern University

Session 7: Design of Organizations

Session Chair: Florian Englmaier, Harvard Business School
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 8:00 - 10:00
Location: 111
 

On Platforms, Incomplete Contracts, and Open Source Software
By Andras Niedermayer
   Presented by: Andras Niedermayer, University of Bern
   Discussant: Florian Englmaier, Harvard Business School
 

Task Assignments and Incentives: Generalists versus Specialists
By Suraj Prasad
   Presented by: Suraj Prasad, Washington University
   Discussant: Simon Board, University of Toronto
 

Contractual Design of Toll Adjustment Provisions In Infrastructure Concession Contracts
By Laure Athias
   Presented by: Laure Athias, University of Paris 1 - Sorbonne
   Discussant: Nadav Levy, University at Albany, SUNY
 

When Does Coordination Require Centralization?
By Ricardo Alonso, Wouter Dessein, and Niko Matouschek
   Presented by: Niko Matouschek, Northwestern University (KSM)
   Discussant: Andreas Roider, University of Bonn, Germany

Session 8: Narrowband and Broadband Access and Subscription

Session Chair: V. Brian Viard, Stanford University
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 8:00 - 10:00
Location: 210
 

Determinants of the "Digital Divides" in Internet Access
By Nicholas Economides, Katja Seim, and V. Brian Viard
   Presented by: V. Brian Viard, Stanford University
   Discussant: Stijn Vanormelingen, KU Leuven
 

Broadband access and broadband-based applications: an empirical study of the determinants of adoption among Italian SMEs
By Massimo G. Colombo and Luca Grilli
   Presented by: Luca Grilli, Politecnico di Milano
   Discussant: Bruce Petersen, Washington University
 

The Impact on Broadband Access to the Internet of the Dual Ownership of Telephone and Cable Networks
By Pedro Pereira and Tiago Ribeiro
   Presented by: Pedro Pereira, Portuguese Competition Authority
   Discussant: José Canals-Cerdá, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
 

Collusion in auctions and contractual length: A theoretical analysis with an application to the French water sector
By Eshien Chong
   Presented by: Eshien Chong, ATOM
   Discussant: Sanghoo Bae, Clark University

Session 9: Competition and Entry Theory

Session Chair: Wallace Mullin, George Washington University
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 8:00 - 10:00
Location: 1220B
 

Group Affinity and Collusion
By David J. Balan and Manfred Dix
   Presented by: David Balan, Federal Trade Commission
   Discussant: Thomas Astebro, University of Toronto
 

Price-Increasing Competition
By Yongmin Chen and Michael Riordan
   Presented by: Yongmin Chen, University of Colorado at Boulder
   Discussant: Joanna Ziolkowska, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
 

Entry Deterrence through Strategic Sourcing
By Yutian Chen
   Presented by: Yutian Chen, SUNY at Stony Brook
   Discussant: Wallace Mullin, George Washington University
 

Storage and Market Power: The influence of speculation on monopoly.
By Sebastien Mitraille and Henry Thille
   Presented by: Henry Thille, University of Guelph
   Discussant: Dakshina De Silva, Texas Tech University

Session 10: Topics in Financial Services Markets

Session Chair: Timothy Hannan, Federal Reserve Board
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 8:00 - 10:00
Location: 1005
 

The Determinants of Local Bank Market Entry
By Robert M. Adams and Dean F. Amel
   Presented by: Robert Adams, Federal Reserve Board
   Discussant: Robert Feinberg, American University
 

Acquisition Targets and Motives in the Banking Industry
By Timothy H. Hannan and Steven J. Pilloff
   Presented by: Timothy Hannan, Federal Reserve Board
   Discussant: Brishti Guha, Singapore Management 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: Fumiko Hayashi, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
 

A More Perfect Credit Union: Shared Branch Networks as Two-Sided Markets
By Ron Borzekowski, Elizabeth K. Kiser, and Elise B. Tosun
   Presented by: Ron Borzekowski, Federal Reserve Board
   Discussant: Francisco Rodriguez-Fernandez,

Session 11: Oligopoly Theory

Session Chair: Howard Marvel, Ohio State University
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 8:00 - 10:00
Location: 212
 

Customer Information Sharing: strategic incentives and its new implications
By Byung-Cheol Kim and Jay Pil Choi
   Presented by: Byungcheol Kim, Michigan State University
   Discussant: Howard Marvel, Ohio State University
 

Switching Costs, Firm Size, and Market Structure
By Simon Loertscher and Yves Schneider
   Presented by: Yves Schneider, University of Bern
   Discussant: Maxim Sinitsyn, McGill University
 

Equilibria in a Capacity-Constrained Differentiated Duopoly
By Maxim Sinitsyn
   Presented by: Maxim Sinitsyn, McGill University
   Discussant: Yves Schneider, University of Bern
 

When Do Consumers Search?
By Matthew S. Lewis and Howard P. Marvel
   Presented by: Howard Marvel, Ohio State University
   Discussant: Byungcheol Kim, Michigan State University

Session 12: Internet Auctions

Session Chair: Jeffrey Livingston, Bentley College
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 8:00 - 10:00
Location: 1002
 

Does Market Experience Lead Bidders to Behave More Rationally? Evidence from Internet Auctions
By Jeffrey Livingston
   Presented by: Jeffrey Livingston, Bentley College
   Discussant: Christopher Adams, Federal Trade Commission
 

Reputation Source and Timing and Entry into eBay Auctions
By David Eaton
   Presented by: David Eaton, Murray State University
   Discussant: Dakshina De Silva, Texas Tech University
 

Comparing Revenue from Auctions and Posted Prices
By Robert G. Hammond
   Presented by: Robert Hammond, Vanderbilt University
   Discussant: Mark McCabe, Georgia Institute of Technology
 

Reallocation on eBay: Findings from the resale of pre-ordered video game consoles
By Christopher Adams and Pai-Ling Yin
   Presented by: Pai-Ling Yin, Harvard Business School
   Discussant: Miguel Amaral, University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

Session 13: Energy and Environmental Policies

Session Chair: Robert Ritz, Nuffield College, Oxford University
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 8:00 - 10:00
Location: 218A
 

The Fishery as a Watery Commons: Lessons from the Experiences of Other Public Policy Areas for U.S. Fisheries Policy
By Lawrence J. White
   Presented by: Lawrence White, New York University
   Discussant: Stephen Holland, University of North Carolina-Greensboro
 

Pollutant Spillovers and the Effectiveness of Environmental Regulations on Power Plants
By Stephen P. Holland
   Presented by: Stephen Holland, University of North Carolina-Greensboro
   Discussant: Paul Sotkiewicz, University of Florida
 

Interfirm and intrafirm switching costs in a vertical differentiation setting: Green versus non-green products
By Linda A. Toolsema
   Presented by: Linda Toolsema, University of Groningen
   Discussant: Robert Ritz, Nuffield College, Oxford University

Session 14: R&D in the pharmaceutical industry

Session Chair: William Comanor, University of California-Santa Barbara
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 8:00 - 10:00
Location: 218B
 

The Impacts of Price Controls on the Performance of the Research-Based Pharmaceutical Industry
By Darren Filson
   Presented by: Darren Filson, Claremont Graduate University
   Discussant: Alan Marco, Vassar College
 

The Economics of Research and Development in the Pharmaceutical Industry
By William S. Comanor
   Presented by: William Comanor, University of California-Santa Barbara
   Discussant: Bryan Boulier, George Washington University
 

A Shot in the Dark: Uncertainty and Vaccine Demand and Supply
By Bryan L. Boulier
   Presented by: Bryan Boulier, George Washington University
   Discussant: William Comanor, University of California-Santa Barbara
 

Strategic Patenting and Creative Destruction: Evidence from Drug Patent Citations
By Alan C. Marco
   Presented by: Alan Marco, Vassar College
   Discussant: Darren Filson, Claremont Graduate University

Session 15: Mergers Empirical I

Session Chair: Margaret Slade, University of Warwick
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 8:00 - 10:00
Location: 115
 

Merger Simulations of Unilateral Effects: What can we learn from the UK brewing industry?
By Margaret Slade
   Presented by: Margaret Slade, University of Warwick
   Discussant: Luke Froeb, Owen Graduate School of Management
 

Determinants of Bank Mergers: A Revealed Preference Analysis
By Oktay Akkus and Ali Hortacsu
   Presented by: Oktay Akkus, University of Chicago
   Discussant: Kenneth Simons, Rensselaer
 

Mergers when Firms Compete by Choosing both Price and Promotion
By Steven Tenn, Luke Froeb, and Steven Tschantz
   Presented by: Luke Froeb, Owen Graduate School of Management
   Discussant: Margaret Slade, University of Warwick

Session 16: Airline Competition

Session Chair: Kenneth Boyer, Michigan State University
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 8:00 - 10:00
Location: Marriott A
 

Domestic Rivalry and Export Performance: Theory and Evidence from International Airline Markets
By Joseph A. Clougherty and Anming Zhang
   Presented by: Anming Zhang, University of British Columbia
   Discussant: Diego Escobari, Texas A&M University
 

Limited Access to Airport Facilities and Market Power in the Airline Industry
By Federico Ciliberto and Jonathan Williams
   Presented by: Federico Ciliberto, University of Virginia
   Discussant: Anming Zhang, University of British Columbia
 

Pricing and Market Structure in the Airline Industry under Costly Capacity and Demand Uncertainty
By Diego Escobari
   Presented by: Diego Escobari, Texas A&M University
   Discussant: Federico Ciliberto, University of Virginia

Session 17: Innovation I

Session Chair: Richard Gilbert, University of California-Berkeley
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 111
 

Cumulative Innovation, Sampling and the Hold-Up Problem
By Rufus Pollock
   Presented by: Rufus Pollock, Cambridge University
   Discussant: Corinne Langinier, Iowa State University
 

Efficient Division of Profits for Complex Innovations
By Richard Gilbert and Michael Katz
   Presented by: Richard Gilbert, University of California-Berkeley
   Discussant: Rufus Pollock, Cambridge University
 

Are intellectual property rights detrimental to innovation?
By Corinne Langinier and Claude Crampes
   Presented by: Corinne Langinier, Iowa State University
   Discussant: Richard Gilbert, University of California-Berkeley

Session 18: Dynamic Empirical Models of Demand

Session Chair: Sofronis Clerides, University of Cyprus
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 1005
 

Tariff Choice with Consumer Learning: Sorting-Induced Biases and Illusive Surplus
By Ronald Goettler and Karen Clay
   Presented by: Ronald Goettler, Carnegie Mellon University
   Discussant: Lesley Chiou, Occidental College
 

Dynamics of Automobile Expenditures
By Adam Copeland
   Presented by: Adam Copeland, BEA, US Dept. of Commerce
   Discussant: Sofronis Clerides, University of Cyprus

Session 19: Gasoline Pricing

Session Chair: Huanxing Yang, The Ohio State University
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 1220A
 

Retail Gasoline Price Cycles: Evidence from Guelph, Ontario Using Bi-Hourly, Station-Specific Retail Price Data
By Benjamin Atkinson
   Presented by: Benjamin Atkinson, Competition Bureau
   Discussant: Xose-Luis Varela-Irimia, Universidad Carlos III
 

Asymmetric Cost Passthrough in Cycling Retail Gasoline Markets: Analysis under the Correct Counterfactual
By Michael Noel
   Presented by: Michael Noel, UC San Diego
   Discussant: Huanxing Yang, The Ohio State University
 

Retail Gasoline Pricing: What Do We Know?
By Robert McMillan, Daniel Hosken, and Christopher Taylor
   Presented by: Robert McMillan, Federal Trade Commission
   Discussant: Emek Basker, University of Missouri

Session 20: Natural Experiments in Non-Price Markets

Session Chair: Christopher Adams, Federal Trade Commission
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 129
 

Testing for Nash Equilibrium in Three-Way Duels
By Marco A. Castaneda, Luis Gonzalez, and Frank Scott
   Presented by: Marco Castaneda, University of Kentucky
   Discussant: Chun-Hui Miao, University of South Carolina
 

Online Access and Scholarly Communication
By Mark McCabe and Christopher Snyder
   Presented by: Mark McCabe, Georgia Institute of Technology
   Discussant: Frank Scott, University of Kentucky
 

Estimating the Value of "Going For It" (When No One Does)
By Christopher P. Adams
   Presented by: Christopher Adams, Federal Trade Commission
   Discussant: Yaron Raviv, Claremont McKenna College

Session 21: Digital and Media Piracy

Session Chair: Michael Smith, Carnegie Mellon University
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 2002
 

Competing With Free: The Impact of Movie Broadcasts on DVD Sales and Internet Piracy
By Michael D. Smith and Rahul Telang
   Presented by: Michael Smith, Carnegie Mellon University
   Discussant: Oksana Loginova, University of Missouri
 

Piracy and Digital Rights Management: Impacts on Pricing and Protection Level of Digital Products
By Sang Hoo Bae and Pil Sik Choi
   Presented by: Sanghoo Bae, Clark University
   Discussant: Johan Stennek, Research Institute of Industrial Economics
 

Teaching Digital Piracy
By Michael R. Ward
   Presented by: Michael Ward, University of Texas at Arlington
   Discussant: Eduardo Saavedra, ILADES, Universidad Alberto Hurtado

Session 22: Network Externalities and Industry Structure

Session Chair: Joseph Harrington, Johns Hopkins University
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 217
 

Network Effects, Compatibility Choice, and Industry Dynamics
By Jiawei Chen, Ulrich Doraszelski, and Joseph Harrington
   Presented by: Joseph Harrington, Johns Hopkins University
   Discussant: V. Brian Viard, Stanford University
 

An Empirical Analysis of Indirect Network Effects in the Home Video Game Market
By James E. Prieger and Wei-Min Hu
   Presented by: James Prieger, Pepperdine University
   Discussant: Matthew Gentzkow, University of Chicago GSB
 

Prices and Network Externalities in Two-Sided Markets: the Belgian Newspaper Industry
By Patrick van Cayseele and Stijn Vanormelingen
   Presented by: Stijn Vanormelingen, KU Leuven
   Discussant: Charles Romeo, US Department of Justice

Session 23: Retail Competition in Media Industries

Session Chair: Darlene Chisholm, Suffolk University
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 211
 

The Way Music Died: The Effects of Retail Competition on Variety
By Paris Cleanthous, Oded Koenigsberg, and Eitan Muller
   Presented by: Paris Cleanthous, University of Cyprus
   Discussant: Darlene Chisholm, Suffolk University
 

Product Line Rivalry: How Box Office Revenue Cycles Influence Movie Exhibition Variety
By Darlene C. Chisholm and George Norman
   Presented by: Darlene Chisholm, Suffolk University
   Discussant: David Waterman, Indiana University
 

Time Consistency and Seller Commitment in Intertemporal Movie Distribution: An Empirical Study of the Video Window
By David Waterman, Andrew A. Weiss, and Sung-Choon Lee
   Presented by: David Waterman, Indiana University
   Discussant: Paris Cleanthous, University of Cyprus

Session 24: Pharmaceutical Advertising

Session Chair: Wei Tan, State University of New York at Stony Brook
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: Marriott A
 

Predatory Advertising: Theory and Evidence in the Pharmaceutical Industry
By Yutian Chen and Wei Tan
   Presented by: Wei Tan, State University of New York at Stony Brook
   Discussant: Ginger Jin, University of Maryland
 

Drug Advertising and Health Habit
By Toshi Iizuka and Ginger Zhe Jin
   Presented by: Ginger Jin, University of Maryland
   Discussant: Andrew Ching, University of Toronto
 

The Effects of Detailing on Prescribing Decisions under Quality Uncertainty
By Andrew Ching and Masakazu Ishihara
   Presented by: Andrew Ching, University of Toronto
   Discussant: Wei Tan, State University of New York at Stony Brook

Session 25: Heterogeneity

Session Chair: Steve Thompson, University of Nottingham
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 1220B
 

Cut-throat fringe competition in an emerging country market: Tax evasion or the absence of market power?
By Alberto Salvo
   Presented by: Alberto Salvo, Northwestern University
   Discussant: Catherine Thomas, Columbia Business School
 

Too Many Products:
By Catherine Thomas
   Presented by: Catherine Thomas, Columbia Business School
   Discussant: Steve Thompson, University of Nottingham
 

Gray Power: An Empirical Investigation of the Product Market Impact of Parallel Imports
By Steve Thompson
   Presented by: Steve Thompson, University of Nottingham
   Discussant: Alberto Salvo, Northwestern University

Session 26: Political Economy

Session Chair: Ilan Guedj, University of Texas at Austin
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 218A
 

Politician Preferences and Caps on Political Lobbying
By Ivan Pastine and Tuvana Pastine
   Presented by: Ivan Pastine, University College Dublin and CEPR
   Discussant: Feng Lu, Northwestern University
 

Endogenous coalition formation in the climate change game
By Svetlana Ikonnikova
   Presented by: Svetlana Ikonnikova, Humboldt University of Berlin
   Discussant: Jose Luis Marques-dos-Santos, University of York
 

Political Price Cycles in Regulated Industries: Theory and Evidence
By Rodrigo Moita and Claudio Paiva
   Presented by: Rodrigo Moita, IBMEC SAO PAULO
   Discussant: Kevin Forbes, Catholic University

Session 27: Mergers Empirical II

Session Chair: Kenneth Simons, Rensselaer
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 210
 

Mergers & Acquisitions and Innovation Performance in the Telecommunications Equipment Industry
By Tseveen Gantumur and Andreas Stephan
   Presented by: Tseveen Gantumur, European University Viadrina
   Discussant: Oktay Akkus, University of Chicago
 

Ownership Change, Productivity, and Human Capital: New Evidence from Matched Employer-Employee Data
By Donald S. Siegel, Kenneth L. Simons, and Tomas Lindstrom
   Presented by: Kenneth Simons, Rensselaer
   Discussant: Tseveen Gantumur, European University Viadrina

Session 28: A Dynamic Theory of the Firm

Session Chair: Niko Matouschek, Northwestern University (KSM)
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 1002
 

Relational Contracts and the Value of Loyalty
By Simon Board
   Presented by: Simon Board, University of Toronto
   Discussant: Niko Matouschek, Northwestern University (KSM)
 

A Note on Dynamic Patterns of Implicit Contracts with Imperfect Public Monitoring
By Florian Englmaier and Carmit Segal
   Presented by: Florian Englmaier, Harvard Business School
   Discussant: Laure Athias, University of Paris 1 - Sorbonne
 

Principal’s experience and the authority relation
By Nadav Levy
   Presented by: Nadav Levy, University at Albany, SUNY
   Discussant: Jaideep Shenoy, Georgia State University

Session 29: Financial Regulation

Session Chair: Lawrence White, New York University
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 113
 

Do Well-Capitalized Banks Take More Risk?
By Thomas D. Jeitschko and Shin Dong Jeung
   Presented by: Thomas Jeitschko, Michigan State University
   Discussant: Timothy Hannan, Federal Reserve Board
 

Honesty and Intermediation : Corporate Cheating,Auditor Involvement and the Implications for Takeoff
By Brishti Guha
   Presented by: Brishti Guha, Singapore Management University
   Discussant: Robert Adams, Federal Reserve Board
 

Focusing More on Outputs and on Markets: What Financial Regulation Can Learn from Progress in Other Policy Areas
By Lawrence J. White
   Presented by: Lawrence White, New York University
   Discussant: Adrian Gourlay, Loughborough University

Session 30: Topics in Information Economics

Session Chair: Wolfgang Gick, Dartmouth College
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 115
 

Information Disclosure and Unraveling in Matching Markets
By Michael Ostrovsky and Michael Schwarz
   Presented by: Michael Ostrovsky, Stanford
   Discussant: Jennifer Reinganum, Vanderbilt University
 

Using Approximations to Competitors' Private Information: An Application of Cognitive Costs and Asymmetric Information to Strategic Behavior
By Cynthia Lin and Erich Muehlegger
   Presented by: Erich Muehlegger, Harvard University
   Discussant: Ting Liu, Boston University
 

Two Experts Are Better Than One
By Wolfgang Gick
   Presented by: Wolfgang Gick, Dartmouth College
   Discussant: Anastasia Kartasheva, Georgia State University

Session 31: Access Pricing and Industry Infrastructure

Session Chair: João Vareda, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 212
 

The race for telecoms infrastructure investment with bypass: Can access regulation achieve the first-best?
By João Vareda and Steffen Hoernig
   Presented by: João Vareda, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
   Discussant: Troy Quast, Sam Houston State University
 

Did UNE-P Kill the UNE-L Star? An Analysis of U.S. Regulation of Local Telecommunications Markets
By Troy Quast
   Presented by: Troy Quast, Sam Houston State University
   Discussant: João Vareda, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Session 32: Product Line and Product Location

Session Chair: George Norman, Tufts University
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Location: 1002
 

Entrepreneurs, New Markets, and Brand Extension
By George Norman, Lynne Pepall, and Dan Richards
   Presented by: George Norman, Tufts University
   Discussant: Bing Jing, New York University
 

Fat Products
By Alexei Alexandrov
   Presented by: Alexei Alexandrov, Kellogg (Northwestern)
   Discussant: George Norman, Tufts University
 

Product Line Equilibrium in a Sales Model
By Bing Jing and Z. John Zhang
   Presented by: Bing Jing, New York University
   Discussant: Simon Loertscher, University of Melbourne
 

Dynamic Location Games
By Simon Loertscher and Gerd Muehlheusser
   Presented by: Simon Loertscher, University of Melbourne
   Discussant: Alexei Alexandrov, Kellogg (Northwestern)

Session 33: Vertical Integration and Contracts

Session Chair: Barbara Alexander, Cornerstone Research
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Location: 217
 

The Effects of Vertical Integration on the Release of New Films
By Claudio Agostini and Eduardo Saavedra
   Presented by: Eduardo Saavedra, ILADES, Universidad Alberto Hurtado
   Discussant: Darlene Chisholm, Suffolk University
 

Supplier Switching and Outsourcing
By Yukako Ono and Victor Stango
   Presented by: Yukako Ono, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
   Discussant: Barbara Alexander, Cornerstone Research

Session 34: Strategic Information Disclosure

Session Chair: Andrew Daughety, Vanderbilt University
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Location: 1220B
 

Comparative advertising
By Simon P. Anderson and Régis Renault
   Presented by: Regis Renault, Université de Cergy-Pontoise
   Discussant: Emanuela Ciapanna, Boston University and Banca d'Italia
 

Signal Accuracy and Informational Cascades
By Tuvana Pastine and Ivan Pastine
   Presented by: Ivan Pastine, University College Dublin and CEPR
   Discussant: Ginger Jin, University of Maryland
 

The Groucho Effect of Uncertain Standards
By Rick Harbaugh, John W. Maxwell, and Beatrice Roussillon
   Presented by: Rick Harbaugh, Indiana University
   Discussant: Ivan Pastine, University College Dublin and CEPR
 

When should firms offer free trials?
By Monic Jiayin Sun
   Presented by: Jiayin Sun, Boston University
   Discussant: Andrew Daughety, Vanderbilt University

Session 35: Empirical Findings on Price Discrimination

Session Chair: Jon Nelson, Pennsylvania State University
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Location: 211
 

Measuring the Impact of Peak-Load Pricing and Consumer Heterogeneities on Airline Pricing
By Steven L. Puller, Anirban Sengupta, and Steven Wiggins
   Presented by: Steven Puller, Texas A&M University
   Discussant: Adam Copeland, BEA, US Dept. of Commerce
 

On-line Price Discrimination with and without Arbitrage conditions
By Claudio Piga and Enrico Bachis
   Presented by: Claudio Piga, University of Loughborough
   Discussant: Jon Nelson, Pennsylvania State University
 

Merit Aid and Competition in the University Marketplace
By James Daerden, Raj Grewal, and Gary Lilien
   Presented by: James Dearden, Lehigh University
   Discussant: Ronald Goettler, Carnegie Mellon University
 

Market Concentration and Nonlinear Pricing: Evidence from Detergent Prices in Six Countries
By Sofronis Clerides and Antonis Michis
   Presented by: Sofronis Clerides, University of Cyprus
   Discussant: Susan Chen, University of North Dakota

Session 36: Auction Empirics

Session Chair: Dakshina De Silva, Texas Tech University
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Location: 212
 

A Greater Price for a Greater Good? The Charity Premium at eBay Giving Works
By Daniel Elfenbein and Brian McManus
   Presented by: Brian McManus, Washington University
   Discussant: Jeffrey Livingston, Bentley College
 

Does Competition for the Field Improve Cost Efficiency? Evidence from the London Bus Tendering Model
By Miguel Amaral, Stéphane Saussier, and Anne Yvrande-Billon
   Presented by: Miguel Amaral, University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
   Discussant: Robert Hammond, Vanderbilt University
 

Information Acquisition and Entry in Recurring Procurement Auctions
By Dakshina G. De Silva and Georgia Kosmopoulou
   Presented by: Dakshina De Silva, Texas Tech University
   Discussant: Pai-Ling Yin, Harvard Business School

Session 37: Exclusion Through Vertical Practices

Session Chair: Timothy Brennan, University of Maryland Baltimore County
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Location: 113
 

Market Share Exclusion
By Mikko Packalen
   Presented by: Mikko Packalen, University of Waterloo
   Discussant: Christopher Klein, Middle Tennessee State University
 

Competition, Monopoly Maintenance, and Consumer Switching Costs
By Hodaka Morita and Michael Waldman
   Presented by: Michael Waldman, Cornell University
   Discussant: Kai Hueschelrath, Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)
 

Exclusive Quality
By Cédric Argenton
   Presented by: Cédric Argenton, Stockholm School of Economics
   Discussant: Andrea Guenster, Universiteit Maastricht
 

Predatory Buying and the Antitrust Laws
By Roger D. Blair and John E. Lopatka
   Presented by: John Lopatka, Pennsylvania State University
   Discussant: John Connor, Purdue University

Session 38: Structural Estimation in Industrial Organization

Session Chair: Amil Petrin, University of Chicago
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Location: 111
 

Productivity Dispersion and Plant Selection in the Ready-Mix Concrete Industry
By Allan Collard-Wexler
   Presented by: Allan Collard-Wexler, New York University - Stern School
   Discussant: Patrick Bajari, University of Minnesota
 

Job Security Does Affect Economic Efficiency: Theory, A New Statistic, and Evidence from Chile
By Amil Petrin and Jagadeesh Sivadasan
   Presented by: Amil Petrin, University of Chicago
   Discussant: Avi Goldfarb, University of Toronto
 

Identification and Estimation of a Discrete of Complete Information
By Patrick Bajari, Han Hong, and Stephen Ryan
   Presented by: Patrick Bajari, University of Minnesota
   Discussant: Amil Petrin, University of Chicago
 

Are All Managers Created Equal?
By Avi Goldfarb and Botao Yang
   Presented by: Avi Goldfarb, University of Toronto
   Discussant: Allan Collard-Wexler, New York University - Stern School

Session 39: Law, Economics, & Organization

Session Chair: Christopher Snyder, Dartmouth College
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Location: 1005
 

Bargaining in the shadow of precedent: the surprising irrelevance of asymmetric stakes
By Alan C. Marco and Kieran J. Walsh
   Presented by: Alan Marco, Vassar College
   Discussant: Jennifer Reinganum, Vanderbilt University
 

Managerial Compensation and Corporate Fraud with Multiple Managers
By Stephen J. Cotten, Rudy Santore
   Presented by: Stephen Cotten, University of Tennessee
   Discussant: Christopher Snyder, Dartmouth College
 

Products Liability, Signaling and Disclosure
By Andrew F. Daughety and Jennifer F. Reinganum
   Presented by: Jennifer Reinganum, Vanderbilt University
   Discussant: Stephen Cotten, University of Tennessee
 

The Identity of the Generator in the Problem of Social Cost
By Rohan Pitchford and Christopher M. Snyder
   Presented by: Christopher Snyder, Dartmouth College
   Discussant: Andras Niedermayer, University of Bern

Session 40: Payment Card Issues

Session Chair: Marc Fusaro, East Carolina University
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Location: 129
 

Payment Cards, Bank Market Power and Willingness to Pay: Some Empirical Tests
By Santiago Carbo-Valverde, Jose Manuel Linares-Zegarra, and Francisco Rodriguez-Fernandez
   Presented by: Santiago Carbo-Valverde, Universidad de Granada
   Discussant: Marc Fusaro, East Carolina University
 

Empirical Testing of Adverse Selection and Moral Hazard in the Consumer Credit Card Market
By Yingyao Hu and Wei Tan
   Presented by: Wei Tan, State University of New York at Stony Brook
   Discussant: Adrian Gourlay, Loughborough University
 

Payment Card Rewards Programs and Consumer Payment Choice
By Andrew Ching and Fumiko Hayashi
   Presented by: Andrew Ching, University of Toronto
   Discussant: Ron Borzekowski, Federal Reserve Board
 

Market Structure and Credit Card Pricing: What Drives the Interchange?
By Zhu Wang
   Presented by: Zhu Wang, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
   Discussant: Thomas Jeitschko, Michigan State University

Session 41: Two-sided Platforms and Coordination

Session Chair: Christiaan Hogendorn, Wesleyan University
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Location: 1220A
 

Coordinating Through Platforms
By Wolfgang Gick and Christiaan Hogendorn
   Presented by: Wolfgang Gick, Dartmouth College
   Discussant: Andrei Hagiu, Harvard Business School
 

Merchant or Two-Sided Platform?
By Andrei Hagiu
   Presented by: Andrei Hagiu, Harvard Business School
   Discussant: Wolfgang Gick, Dartmouth College
 

Too Many Complementors? Evidence on Software Developers
By Kevin Boudreau
   Presented by: Kevin Boudreau, HEC-Paris School of Management
   Discussant: Christiaan Hogendorn, Wesleyan University

Session 42: Determinants and Consequences of Innovation: Evidence From Panel Data

Session Chair: David Flath, North Carolina State University
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Location: 115
 

Effects of Innovation on Employment: A Dynamic Panel Analysis
By Stefan Lachenmaier
   Presented by: Stefan Lachenmaier, ifo Institute, Munich
   Discussant: Bronwyn Hall, UC Berkeley
 

Nothing's Gonna Stop Innovators Now? An Empirical Investigation on the 'Success Breeds Success' Hypothesis
By Bettina Peters
   Presented by: Bettina Peters, Centre for European Economic Research
   Discussant: David Flath, North Carolina State University
 

Employment, Innovation, and Productivity: Evidence from Italian Microdata.
By Bronwyn H. Hall, Francesca Lotti, and Jacques Mairesse
   Presented by: Bronwyn Hall, UC Berkeley
   Discussant: Bettina Peters, Centre for European Economic Research
 

Industrial Concentration, Pricing, and Innovation: Panel Data Analysis
By David Flath
   Presented by: David Flath, North Carolina State University
   Discussant: Stefan Lachenmaier, ifo Institute, Munich

Session 43: Contracting Issues in Surface Transposrtation

Session Chair: Kenneth Boyer, Michigan State University
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Location: 218A
 

Long-Term Contracts and Short-Term Commitment: Price Determination for Heterogeneous Freight Transactions
By Scott E. Masten
   Presented by: Scott Masten, University of Michigan
   Discussant: Kenneth Boyer, Michigan State University
 

Testing for Economies of Scope in European railways - an Efficiency Analysis
By Christian Growitsch and Heike Wetzel
   Presented by: Heike Wetzel, University of Lueneburg
   Discussant: Miguel Urdanoz, Université Toulouse 1
 

Cost Efficiency and Asymmetric information in the European Railways Industry
By Urdanoz Miguel and Vibes Catherine
   Presented by: Miguel Urdanoz, Université Toulouse 1
   Discussant: Scott Masten, University of Michigan
 

Contracting Issues in Rail-Specific Investments
By Kenneth D. Boyer
   Presented by: Kenneth Boyer, Michigan State University
   Discussant: Heike Wetzel, University of Lueneburg

Session 44: Privatization and Firm Governance

Session Chair: Kevin Forbes, Catholic University
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Location: 210
 

Management Buyouts During China’s Privatization
By Feng Susan Lu
   Presented by: Feng Lu, Northwestern University
   Discussant: C.J. Krizan, U.S. Census Bureau
 

The Long-Run Fiscal Impact of Privatisation: An Empirical Assesment of the Brazilian Experience
By Jose Luis Eusebio Marques-dos-Santos
   Presented by: Jose Luis Marques-dos-Santos, University of York
   Discussant: Laure Athias, University of Paris 1 - Sorbonne
 

CEO Compensation and Director Networks
By Ilan Guedj and Amir Barnea
   Presented by: Ilan Guedj, University of Texas at Austin
   Discussant: Rodrigo Moita, IBMEC SAO PAULO
 

The More The Merrier ? Number of Bidders, Renegotiation and Winner's Curse in Toll Road Concessions
By Athias Laure and Antonio Nuñez
   Presented by: Laure Athias, University of Paris 1 - Sorbonne
   Discussant: Svetlana Ikonnikova, Humboldt University of Berlin

Session 45: Modeling Travel Demand

Session Chair: Daniel Murta, University of Coimbra
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Location: Marriott A
 

Estimating Travel Demand with Mixed Logit and Multiple-Index Models
By Shuyi Jiang
   Presented by: Shuyi Jiang, Suffolk University
   Discussant: Daniel Murta, University of Coimbra
 

Modeling the Household’s Simultaneous Commuting Decisions
By Alfonso Sanchez-Penalver
   Presented by: Alfonso Sanchez-Penalver, Suffolk University
   Discussant: Shuyi Jiang, Suffolk University
 

Fuel Efficiency and Government Tax Incentive Policies
By Robert Gagné and Yu-Chen Lin
   Presented by: Yu-Chen Lin, University of Montreal
   Discussant: Alfonso Sanchez-Penalver, Suffolk University
 

Modelling land based passenger transport − Overview of three modelling options emphasising vertical differentiation
By Daniel Murta and Adelino Fortunato
   Presented by: Daniel Murta, University of Coimbra
   Discussant: Yu-Chen Lin, University of Montreal

Session 46: Multinationals, Exporting, and Productivity

Session Chair: Dolores Anon Higon, Aston University
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Location: 218B
 

Vertical integration and ability to export
By Gianpaolo Rossini and Laura Vici
   Presented by: Gianpaolo Rossini, University of Bologna
   Discussant: Jigna Sampat, Emory University
 

Total Factor Productivity and Learning-by-Exporting: Firm-Level Evidence from Indian Manufacturing
By Jigna Sampat
   Presented by: Jigna Sampat, Emory University
   Discussant: Dolores Anon Higon, Aston University
 

Productivity, Multinationals and Knowledge Spillovers
By Anon Higon, Maria Dolores, and Nicholas Vasilakos
   Presented by: Dolores Anon Higon, Aston University
   Discussant: Gianpaolo Rossini, University of Bologna

Session 47: Modeling Electricity Markets

Session Chair: Jun Ishii, University of California, Irvine
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Location: 2002
 

Restructuring Electricity Markets when Demand is Uncertain: Effects on Capacity Investments, Prices and Welfare
By Anette Boom and Stefan Buehler
   Presented by: Anette Boom, Copenhagen Business School
   Discussant: Nicholas Shunda, University of Connecticut
 

Forward Contracts and Collusion in the Electricity Markets
By Yanhua ZHANG
   Presented by: Yanhua Zhang, University of Toulouse
   Discussant: Linda Toolsema, University of Groningen
 

Strategic Behavior in Day-Ahead and Real-Time Markets for Electricity: Offer Cost or Payment Cost Minimization?
By Nicholas Shunda
   Presented by: Nicholas Shunda, University of Connecticut
   Discussant: Anette Boom, Copenhagen Business School
 

An Equilibrium Model of Investment in Restructured Electricity Markets
By James Bushnell and Jun Ishii
   Presented by: Jun Ishii, University of California, Irvine
   Discussant: Yanhua Zhang, University of Toulouse

Session 48: Experiments in Industrial Organization

Session Chair: Andrew Samuel, Calvin College
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 16:30 - 18:00
Location: Marriott A
 

An Experimental Analysis of Monitoring and Collusion with Strategic Effort
By Andrew Samuel and Aaron Lowen
   Presented by: Andrew Samuel, Calvin College
   Discussant: Charles Thomas, Clemson University
 

Horizontal Product Differentiation in Auctions and Multilateral Negotiations
By Charles J. Thomas and Bart J. Wilson
   Presented by: Charles Thomas, Clemson University
   Discussant: Emmanuel Dechenaux, Kent State University
 

Price Leadership and Firm Size Asymmetry: An Experimental Analysis
By Shakun Datta and Emmanuel Dechenaux
   Presented by: Emmanuel Dechenaux, Kent State University
   Discussant: Andrew Samuel, Calvin College

Session 49: Regulation with Limited Information

Session Chair: Eduard Alonso-Pauli, UAB
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 16:30 - 18:00
Location: 218A
 

The Adoption of a Code of Best Practice: Incentive Implications
By Eduard Alonso Pauli
   Presented by: Eduard Alonso-Pauli, UAB
   Discussant: Scott Gilpatric, University of Tennessee Knoxville
 

Regulation with Self-Reporting, Imperfect Monitoring, and Competing Objectives
By Lirong Liu, Scott M. Gilpatric, and Mary Evans
   Presented by: Scott Gilpatric, University of Tennessee Knoxville
   Discussant: Eduard Alonso-Pauli, UAB

Session 50: Networks and innovation

Session Chair: Catherine Tucker, MIT Sloan
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 16:30 - 18:00
Location: 113
 

Does Opening a Platform Generate More Innovation? An Empirical Study
By Kevin Boudreau
   Presented by: Kevin Boudreau, HEC-Paris School of Management
   Discussant: Catherine Tucker, MIT Sloan
 

Privacy, Networks Effects and Electronic Medical Record Technology
By Amalia Miller and Catherine Tucker
   Presented by: Catherine Tucker, MIT Sloan
   Discussant: Chirantan Chatterjee, Carnegie Mellon University
 

Fundamental Patent Reform and the Private Returns to R&D - The Case of Indian Pharmaceuticals
By Ashish Arora, Lee Branstetter, and Chirantan Chatterjee
   Presented by: Chirantan Chatterjee, Carnegie Mellon University
   Discussant: Kevin Boudreau, HEC-Paris School of Management

Session 51: Innovation II

Session Chair: Marius Schwartz, Georgetown University
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 16:30 - 18:00
Location: 129
 

Product Innovation Incentives: Monopoly vs. Competition
By Yongmin Chen and Marius Schwartz
   Presented by: Marius Schwartz, Georgetown University
   Discussant: Thang Nguyen, University of Texas at Austin
 

Venture Capitalists, Asymmetric Information and Ownership in the Innovation Process
By Simona Fabrizi, Steffen Lippertm, Pehr-Johan Norback, and Lars Persson
   Presented by: Simona Fabrizi, Keele University
   Discussant: Marius Schwartz, Georgetown University
 

Technological Progress in Races for Product Supremacy
By Thang Nguyen
   Presented by: Thang Nguyen, University of Texas at Austin
   Discussant: Simona Fabrizi, Keele University

Session 52: Theoretical Price Discrimination I

Session Chair: David Gill, University of Oxford
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 16:30 - 18:00
Location: 2002
 

Nonlinear Pricing, Contract Variety, and Competition
By Huanxing Yang and Lixin Ye
   Presented by: Lixin Ye, Ohio State University
   Discussant: Jason Pearcy, University of Colorado
 

Dynamic Pricing: When to Entice Brand Switching and When to Reward Consumer Loyalty
By Yongmin Chen and Jason Pearcy
   Presented by: Jason Pearcy, University of Colorado
   Discussant: David Gill, University of Oxford
 

The Impact of Bargaining on Markets with Price Takers
By David Gill and John Thanassoulis
   Presented by: David Gill, University of Oxford
   Discussant: Lixin Ye, Ohio State University

Session 53: Multi-Player Bargaining

Session Chair: Anthony Creane, Michigan State University
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 16:30 - 18:00
Location: 1002
 

Supply contracts and the Shapley value: a non-cooperative implementation
By João V. Montez and Thomas von Ungern-Sternberg
   Presented by: Joao Montez, University of Lausanne
   Discussant: Stephane Caprice, University of Toulouse (INRA)
 

How (not) to negotiate with multiple suppliers
By Huseyin Yildirim and Silvana Krasteva
   Presented by: Silvana Krasteva, Duke University
   Discussant: Leonardo Basso, The University of British Columbia
 

Pattern Bargaining as an Equilibrium Outcome
By Anthony Creane and Carl Davidson
   Presented by: Anthony Creane, Michigan State University
   Discussant: Joao Montez, University of Lausanne

Session 54: Theoretical Analysis of Bundling Strategies

Session Chair: Christopher Klein, Middle Tennessee State University
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 16:30 - 18:00
Location: 210
 

Bundle Rebates as Exclusionary, not Predatory
By Timothy J. Brennan
   Presented by: Timothy Brennan, University of Maryland Baltimore County
   Discussant: Scott Wallsten, AEI-Brookings Joint Center
 

Tying and Freebuys in Two-Sided Markets
By Andrea Amelio and Bruno Jullien
   Presented by: Andrea Amelio, University of Toulouse GREMAQ
   Discussant: Tuomas Takalo, Bank of Finland
 

Bundling, Compatibility and Upgrades
By Chun-Hui Miao
   Presented by: Chun-Hui Miao, University of South Carolina
   Discussant: Marie Goppelsroeder, GIIS, Geneva

Session 55: Competition in Financial Services

Session Chair: Ron Borzekowski, Federal Reserve Board
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 16:30 - 18:00
Location: 115
 

The Banking Industry Shift from Intermediation to Service Provision: Could $35 NSF Fees Help Consumers and Hurt Banks?
By Marc Anthony Fusaro
   Presented by: Marc Fusaro, East Carolina University
   Discussant: Wei Tan, State University of New York at Stony Brook
 

Non-Parametric Analysis of Efficiency Gains from Bank Mergers in India
By Adrian Gourlay, Geetha Ravishankar, and Tom Weyman-Jones
   Presented by: Adrian Gourlay, Loughborough University
   Discussant: Lawrence White, New York University
 

The Value of Location in Bank Competition:Examining the Effect of Wal-mart Branches
By Robert M Adams, Robert B. Avery, and Ron Borzekowski
   Presented by: Ron Borzekowski, Federal Reserve Board
   Discussant: Santiago Carbo-Valverde, Universidad de Granada

Session 56: Private Information About Ability or Motives

Session Chair: Rick Harbaugh, Indiana University
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 16:30 - 18:00
Location: 1005
 

Hidden Talents: Complementarity and Pareto-Improving Private Information
By Andrew F. Daughety and Jennifer F. Reinganum
   Presented by: Andrew Daughety, Vanderbilt University
   Discussant: Rick Harbaugh, Indiana University
 

Share the Fame or Share the Blame? The Reputational Implications of Partnerships
By Luis Vasconcelos and Luis Almeida Costa
   Presented by: Luis Vasconcelos, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
   Discussant: Heski Bar-Isaac, NYU
 

Credence Goods Markets with Conscientious and Selfish Experts
By Ting Liu
   Presented by: Ting Liu, Boston University
   Discussant: Regis Renault, Université de Cergy-Pontoise

Session 57: Industrial Organization and Policy in Telecommunications Industries

Session Chair: Adam Rennhoff, Drexel University
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 16:30 - 18:00
Location: 1220B
 

Estimating the Effects of a la Carte Pricing: The Case of Cable Television
By Adam D. Rennhoff and Kostas Serfes
   Presented by: Adam Rennhoff, Drexel University
   Discussant: Michael Ward, University of Texas at Arlington
 

Getting What You Pay For: Analyzing the Net Neutrality Debate
By Mark Jamison and Janice Hauge
   Presented by: Janice Hauge, University of North Texas
   Discussant: Catherine Mooney, The University of Virginia
 

Competition vs Regulation in Mobile Telecom
By Johan Stennek and Thomas Tangerås
   Presented by: Johan Stennek, Research Institute of Industrial Economics
   Discussant: Luke Froeb, Owen Graduate School of Management

Session 58: Collaboration in Research and Development

Session Chair: Gianmaria Martini, University of Bergamo
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 16:30 - 18:00
Location: 218B
 

RJVs and Welfare with Knowledge Spillovers: A Dynamic Non-Tournament Model
By Gianluca Femminis and Gianmaria Martini
   Presented by: Gianmaria Martini, University of Bergamo
   Discussant: Matthieu Manant, ENST Paris
 

Innovation Activities Abroad and the Effects of Liability of Foreignness - Where it Hurts
By Wolfgang Sofka
   Presented by: Wolfgang Sofka, Centre for Europ. Economic Research ZEW
   Discussant: Lan Shi, University of Washington, Seattle
 

R&D cooperation is never anything but looking for a(n) (in)competent partner
By Manant Matthieu
   Presented by: Matthieu Manant, ENST Paris
   Discussant: Gianmaria Martini, University of Bergamo

Session 59: Merger Theory I

Session Chair: Helen Weeds, University of Essex
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 16:30 - 18:00
Location: 1220A
 

Merger Policy, Entry, and Entrepreneurship
By Robin Mason and Helen Weeds
   Presented by: Helen Weeds, University of Essex
   Discussant: Wen Zhou, Hong Kong University of Science and Tech
 

On Mergers in Consumer Search Markets
By Maarten C. W. Janssen and Jose Luis Moraga-Gonzalez
   Presented by: Jose Luis Moraga-Gonzalez, University of Groningen
   Discussant: Hugo Boff, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

Session 60: Moral Hazard Models

Session Chair: Alan Marco, Vassar College
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 16:30 - 18:00
Location: 111
 

Monitoring an Information Gathering Agent: Hidden Action vs. Hidden Information
By Chifeng Dai and Dongsoo Shin
   Presented by: Dongsoo Shin, Santa Clara University
   Discussant: Alan Marco, Vassar College
 

Delegating a Risky Project to a Risk-Averse Agent
By Andreas Roider
   Presented by: Andreas Roider, University of Bonn, Germany
   Discussant: Dongsoo Shin, Santa Clara University
 

Moral Hazard and Contracting At-Will: Why Improved Outside Options
By Florian Englmaier,Gerd Muehlheusser, and Andreas Roider
   Presented by: Florian Englmaier, Harvard Business School
   Discussant: Suraj Prasad, Washington University

Session 61: Market power and its sources

Session Chair: John Brown, Georgia Southern University
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 16:30 - 18:00
Location: 217
 

Testing Static Oligopoly Models: The Two-Price System in the Copper Industry
By Claudio Agostini
   Presented by: Claudio Agostini, Alberto Hurtado University
   Discussant: John Brown, Georgia Southern University
 

Opening Secondary Markets: A Durable Goods Oligopoly with Transaction Costs
By Jiawei Chen, Susanna Esteban, and Matthew Shum
   Presented by: Jiawei Chen, University of California-Irvine
   Discussant: Claudio Agostini, Alberto Hurtado University
 

Price Elasticities and Pricing Power in Emerging Markets: The case of Petrochemicals Derived Plastics in South Africa
By Johannes Fedderke and Witness Simbanegavi
   Presented by: Witness Simbanegavi, University of Cape Town
   Discussant: Peter Møllgaard, Copenhagen Business School

Session 62: Dynamic Aspects of Consumer Behavior

Session Chair: Peter Thompson, Florida International University
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 16:30 - 18:00
Location: 212
 

Does Buying High Mean Buying Often? Quality Choice and Replacement Cycles for a Vertically Differentiated, Rapidly Improving Durable Good
By Jeffrey T. Prince
   Presented by: Jeffrey Prince, Cornell University
   Discussant: Johannes Van Biesebroeck, University of Toronto
 

Search with Learning: Understanding Asymmetric Price Adjustments
By Huanxing Yang and Lixin Ye
   Presented by: Huanxing Yang, The Ohio State University
   Discussant: Peter Thompson, Florida International University
 

Do Switching Costs Make Markets Less Competitive?
By Jean-Pierre Dube, Guenter J. Hitsch, and Peter E. Rossi
   Presented by: Guenter Hitsch, University of Chicago
   Discussant: Gabriel Weintraub, Columbia University

Session 63: Empirical Analysis of Mergers

Session Chair: John Connor, Purdue University
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: 16:30 - 18:00
Location: 211
 

The Price Effects of Eliminating Potential Competitors: Evidence from Mergers in the Airline Industry
By John Kwoka and Evgenia Shumilkina
   Presented by: Evgenia Shumilkina, Northeastern University
   Discussant: Mika Goto, Central Research Institute of Electric P
 

What does Willingness-to-Pay reveal about hospital market power?
By Gary M. Fournier and Yunwei Gai
   Presented by: Gary Fournier, Florida State University
   Discussant: Arun Sundararajan, New York University
 

An Evaluation of Merger Simulations
By Matthew Weinberg
   Presented by: Matthew Weinberg, University of Georgia
   Discussant: David Eaton, Murray State University

Session 64: Auction Theory

Session Chair: Zhiyong Yao, UCLA
Date: April 15, 2007
Time: 8:00 - 10:00
Location: 113
 

Gambling by Auctions
By Yaron Raviv and Gabor Virag
   Presented by: Yaron Raviv, Claremont McKenna College
   Discussant: Brian McManus, Washington University
 

How Should an Art Dealer Compete with an Unidentified Bidder
By Yuk-fai Fong
   Presented by: Yuk-Fai Fong, Northwestern University
   Discussant: Jennifer Lamping, University of Colorado at Boulder
 

The Value of Information in Auctions with Default Risk
By Jennifer Lamping
   Presented by: Jennifer Lamping, University of Colorado at Boulder
   Discussant: Zhiyong Yao, UCLA
 

Sequential First-Price Auctions with Multi-Unit Demands
By Zhiyong Alex Yao
   Presented by: Zhiyong Yao, UCLA
   Discussant: Yuk-Fai Fong, Northwestern University

Session 65: Empirical Studies of Regulatory Policy

Session Chair: Laura Rondi, Politecnico di Torino
Date: April 15, 2007
Time: 8:00 - 10:00
Location: 218A
 

Minimum quality standards: the case of the U.S. nursing homes
By Haizhen Lin
   Presented by: Haizhen Lin, Boston University
   Discussant: Laura Rondi, Politecnico di Torino
 

Measuring Illegal Activity and the Effects of Regulatory Innovation: A Study of Diesel Fuel Tax Evasion
By Justin Marion and Erich Muehlegger
   Presented by: Justin Marion, University of California - Santa Cruz
   Discussant: Haizhen Lin, Boston University
 

Regulatory outcomes and capital structure: does ownership matter?
By Bernardo Bortolotti, Carlo Cambini, Laura Roondi, and Yossi Spiegel
   Presented by: Laura Rondi, Politecnico di Torino
   Discussant: Justin Marion, University of California - Santa Cruz

Session 66: Organizational Design and Productivity

Session Chair: Arturs Kalnins, Cornell University
Date: April 15, 2007
Time: 8:00 - 10:00
Location: 111
 

Vertical Integration and Production: Some Plant Level Evidence
By Ali Hortacsu and Chad Syverson
   Presented by: Chad Syverson, University of Chicago
   Discussant: Jagadeesh Sivadasan, University of Michigan
 

Organizational Form and Performance: Evidence from the Hotel Industry.
By Renata Kosova, Francine Lafontaine, and Rozenn Perrigot
   Presented by: Renata Kosova, The George Washington University
   Discussant: Arturs Kalnins, Cornell University
 

Productivity Effect of Piece Rate Contracts: Evidence from Two Small Randomized Field Experiments
By Lan Shi
   Presented by: Lan Shi, University of Washington, Seattle
   Discussant: Francine Lafontaine, University of Michigan
 

An examination of motives and wealth effects of vertical takeovers
By Jaideep Shenoy
   Presented by: Jaideep Shenoy, Georgia State University
   Discussant: Chad Syverson, University of Chicago

Session 67: Empirical Studies of Energy Markets

Session Chair: Svetlana Ikonnikova, Humboldt University of Berlin
Date: April 15, 2007
Time: 8:00 - 10:00
Location: 218B
 

Innovation and Electricity Market Restructuring in the US
By Paroma Sanyal and Arindam Ghosh
   Presented by: Paroma Sanyal, Brandeis University
   Discussant: Lawrence White, New York University
 

Gasoline Prices and the Demand for New Vehicles: Evidence from Monthly Sales Data
By Joshua Linn and Thomas Klier
   Presented by: Joshua Linn, University of Illinois at Chicago
   Discussant: Paroma Sanyal, Brandeis University
 

Coalitional Games under the Holdup in the Eurasian gas supply network
By Svetlana Ikonnikova
   Presented by: Svetlana Ikonnikova, Humboldt University of Berlin
   Discussant: Joshua Linn, University of Illinois at Chicago

Session 68: Buyer Power/Vertical Aspects of Competition

Session Chair: Silvana Krasteva, Duke University
Date: April 15, 2007
Time: 8:00 - 10:00
Location: 1220B
 

Upstream competition and buyer merger
By Stephane Caprice
   Presented by: Stephane Caprice, University of Toulouse (INRA)
   Discussant: Silvana Krasteva, Duke University
 

Competitive Effects of Territorial Exclusives and Exclusive Contracts: Evidence from the U.S. Brewing Industry
By Christian Rojas
   Presented by: Christian Rojas, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
   Discussant: Kevin Boudreau, HEC-Paris School of Management

Session 69: Media Economics

Session Chair: Matthew Gentzkow, University of Chicago GSB
Date: April 15, 2007
Time: 8:00 - 10:00
Location: Marriott A
 

What Drives Media Slant? Evidence from US Newspapers
By Matthew Gentzkow and Jesse M. Shapiro
   Presented by: Matthew Gentzkow, University of Chicago GSB
   Discussant: Luca Grilli, Politecnico di Milano
 

The Effect of Editorial Competition on Newspaper Circulation
By Charles J. Romeo, Russell Pittman, and Norman Familant
   Presented by: Charles Romeo, US Department of Justice
   Discussant: Adam Rennhoff, Drexel University
 

An Empirical Model of Television Advertising and Viewing Markets
By Kenneth C Wilbur
   Presented by: Kenneth Wilbur, University of Southern California
   Discussant: Andres Hervas-Drane, Harvard Business School and Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
 

The Determinants and Effects of Market Structure in the Broadcasting Industry
By Catherine Tyler Mooney
   Presented by: Catherine Mooney, The University of Virginia
   Discussant: Philip Gayle, Kansas State University

Session 70: Entry: Causes and Effects

Session Chair: Yongmin Chen, University of Colorado at Boulder
Date: April 15, 2007
Time: 8:00 - 10:00
Location: 2002
 

Does it pay to be a jack of all trades?
By Thomas Astebro
   Presented by: Thomas Astebro, University of Toronto
   Discussant: Yongmin Chen, University of Colorado at Boulder
 

Research Universities and Regional High-Tech Firm Entry and Exit
By Dakshina G. De Silva and Robert McComb
   Presented by: Dakshina De Silva, Texas Tech University
   Discussant: Yutian Chen, SUNY at Stony Brook
 

Price Impacts of Small Firm Entry in US Manufacturing
By Robert M. Feinberg
   Presented by: Robert Feinberg, American University
   Discussant: Henry Thille, University of Guelph
 

Public Entrants, Public Equity Finance and Creative Destruction in the High-Tech Sector
By James R. Brown and Bruce C. Petersen
   Presented by: Bruce Petersen, Washington University
   Discussant: David Balan, Federal Trade Commission

Session 71: Legal Aspects of R&D: Empirical Studies

Session Chair: Bronwyn Hall, UC Berkeley
Date: April 15, 2007
Time: 8:00 - 10:00
Location: 217
 

Patent Damages and Spatial Competition
By Matthew D. Henry and John L. Turner
   Presented by: John Turner, University of Georgia
   Discussant: Michelle Goeree, Claremont McKenna College
 

An Empirical Analysis of Non-Rival Patent Litigation
By Bronwyn H. Hall and Rosemarie H. Ziedonis
   Presented by: Bronwyn Hall, UC Berkeley
   Discussant: Sreedevi Gummuluri, North Carolina State University
 

Research Joint Ventures and Leniency Policy
By Michelle S. Goeree and Eric Helland
   Presented by: Michelle Goeree, Claremont McKenna College
   Discussant: Bronwyn Hall, UC Berkeley
 

Drug research and development incentives under a changing exclusivity environment: An event study approach
By Sreedevi Gummuluri
   Presented by: Sreedevi Gummuluri, North Carolina State University
   Discussant: John Turner, University of Georgia

Session 72: Empirical Studies of Markets with Private Information

Session Chair: Ginger Jin, University of Maryland
Date: April 15, 2007
Time: 8:00 - 10:00
Location: 212
 

Consumers' perception of a warranty as a signal of quality: an empirical study of the automobile industry
By Busik Choi and Jun Ishii
   Presented by: Bu Sik Choi, UC Irvine
   Discussant: Ruhai Wu, Florida Atlantic University
 

Does competition improve ratings?
By Neil. A Doherty, Anastasia Kartasheva, and Richard D. Phillips
   Presented by: Anastasia Kartasheva, Georgia State University
   Discussant: Bing Jing, New York University
 

Job Characteristics and Labor Market Discrimination in Promotions: New Theory and Empirical Evidence
By Jed DeVaro, Suman Ghosh, and Cindy Zoghi
   Presented by: Suman Ghosh, Florida Atlantic University
   Discussant: Erich Muehlegger, Harvard University
 

Information, Learning and Drug Diffusion: the case of Cox-2 inhibitors
By Pradeep Chintagunta, Renna Jiang, and Ginger Zhe Jin
   Presented by: Ginger Jin, University of Maryland
   Discussant: Simon Anderson, University of Virginia

Session 73: Empirical Studies of Tax and Advertising Policy

Session Chair: James Dearden, Lehigh University
Date: April 15, 2007
Time: 8:00 - 10:00
Location: 210
 

A Structural Model of the Irish Differentiated Automobile Industry: the Incidence of Differentiated Taxation
By Franco Mariuzzo and Patrick Paul Walsh
   Presented by: Franco Mariuzzo, Trinity College of Dublin
   Discussant: Claudio Piga, University of Loughborough
 

Structural Estimation of Cross Border Sales: An Application to Cigarette Taxes
By Lesley Chiou and Erich Muehlegger
   Presented by: Lesley Chiou, Occidental College
   Discussant: James Dearden, Lehigh University
 

Alcohol Advertising Bans, Consumption, and Control Policies in Seventeen OECD Countries, 1975-2000
By Jon P. Nelson
   Presented by: Jon Nelson, Pennsylvania State University
   Discussant: Steven Puller, Texas A&M University
 

Are Low-Price Guarantees Anti-Competitive? An Analysis Through a Natural Experiment
By Jihui Chen and Qihong Liu
   Presented by: Susan Chen, University of North Dakota
   Discussant: Franco Mariuzzo, Trinity College of Dublin

Session 74: Theory of Collusive Pricing

Session Chair: Joseph Harrington, Johns Hopkins University
Date: April 15, 2007
Time: 8:00 - 10:00
Location: 129
 

Tracing the Base: A Topographic Test for Collusive Basing-Point Pricing
By Iwan Bos and Maarten Pieter Schinkel
   Presented by: Maarten Pieter Schinkel, University of Amsterdam
   Discussant: Joseph Harrington, Johns Hopkins University
 

Endogenous Product Differentiation with Price Collusion
By Michael S. Rimler
   Presented by: Michael Rimler, Xavier University
   Discussant: Maarten Pieter Schinkel, University of Amsterdam
 

Price Fixing and Non-Price Competition
By Marco Haan and Bastiaan Overvest
   Presented by: Marco Haan, University of Groningen
   Discussant: Michael Rimler, Xavier University

Session 75: Structural Estimation In Industrial Organization II

Session Chair: Andrew Sweeting, Northwestern University
Date: April 15, 2007
Time: 8:00 - 10:00
Location: 211
 

The Costs of Product Repositioning: The Case of Format Switching in the Commercial Radio Industry
By Andrew Sweeting
   Presented by: Andrew Sweeting, Northwestern University
   Discussant: Todor Gradev, Trinity College Dublin
 

Productivity and Privatization: A Structural Econometrics Approach
By Todor Gradev and Patrick Paul Walsh
   Presented by: Todor Gradev, Trinity College Dublin
   Discussant: Stephen Ryan, MIT
 

Nonparametric Identification and Estimation of Random Utility Models
By Patrick Bajari, Jeremy Fox, and Stephen Ryan
   Presented by: Stephen Ryan, MIT
   Discussant: Andrew Sweeting, Northwestern University

Session 76: Empirical Studies in Antitrust Policy

Session Chair: Evgenia Shumilkina, Northeastern University
Date: April 15, 2007
Time: 8:00 - 10:00
Location: 115
 

The Shifting Appeal of Sham Litigation: Evidence from Appellate Decisions 1971-2006
By Christopher C. Klein
   Presented by: Christopher Klein, Middle Tennessee State University
   Discussant: Mikko Packalen, University of Waterloo
 

Is it worth all the trouble? - Estimating the costs and benefits of antitrust enforcement
By Kai Hüschelrath
   Presented by: Kai Hueschelrath, Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)
   Discussant: Michael Waldman, Cornell University
 

European Antitrust Policy: An Analysis of Commission Decisions during 1964-2002
By Maarten Pieter Schinkel, Martin Carree, and Andrea M. Guenster
   Presented by: Andrea Guenster, Universiteit Maastricht
   Discussant: Cédric Argenton, Stockholm School of Economics
 

Optimal Deterrence and Private International Cartels
By John M. Connor
   Presented by: John Connor, Purdue University
   Discussant: John Lopatka, Pennsylvania State University

Session 77: Airlines

Session Chair: Nicholas Rupp, East Carolina University
Date: April 15, 2007
Time: 8:00 - 10:00
Location: 1005
 

Airport Noise Regulation, Airline Service Quality, and Social Welfare
By Jan K. Brueckner and Raquel Girvin
   Presented by: Jan Brueckner, UC Irvine
   Discussant: Andrew Yuen, University of British Columbia
 

Airline Competition and Network Structure
By Ricardo Flores-Fillol
   Presented by: Ricardo Flores-Fillol, UAB
   Discussant: Nicholas Rupp, East Carolina University
 

Strategic Investment and Pricing in a Congestible Intermodal Transport System
By Andrew Yuen and Anming Zhang
   Presented by: Andrew Yuen, University of British Columbia
   Discussant: Ricardo Flores-Fillol, UAB
 

Investigating the Causes of Flight Delays
By Nicholas G. Rupp
   Presented by: Nicholas Rupp, East Carolina University
   Discussant: Jan Brueckner, UC Irvine

Session 78: Trade Theory 1

Session Chair: Richard Chisik, Florida International University
Date: April 15, 2007
Time: 8:00 - 10:00
Location: 1220A
 

The Silk Road: Trade, taxes and distribution of wealth among nation states
By Kaz Miyagiwa
   Presented by: Kaz Miyagiwa, Emory University
   Discussant: Richard Chisik, Florida International University
 

Do Preferential Trade Agreements Created Under the GATT 1979 Enabling Clause (Paragraph 2(c)) Generate Economic Integration and Stability?
By Richard Chisik
   Presented by: Richard Chisik, Florida International University
   Discussant: Kaz Miyagiwa, Emory University

Session 79: Vertical Product Differentiation

Session Chair: Ramon Casadesus-Masanell, Harvard Business School
Date: April 15, 2007
Time: 8:00 - 10:00
Location: 1002
 

Whos Number One? Production Costs as a determinant of Quality Rankings
By Sergio Meza and Mihkel Tombak
   Presented by: Mihkel Tombak, University of Toronto
   Discussant: Randal Watson, University Of Texas
 

Competing Complements
By Ramon Casadesus-Masanell, Barry Nalebuff, and David Yoffie
   Presented by: Ramon Casadesus-Masanell, Harvard Business School
   Discussant: Mihkel Tombak, University of Toronto
 

Process and product innovation in a vertically differentiated industry
By Emanuele Bacchiega, Luca Lambertini, and Andrea Mantovani
   Presented by: Emanuele Bacchiega, University of Bologna
   Discussant: Ramon Casadesus-Masanell, Harvard Business School
 

A dynamic duopoly with endogenous horizontal and vertical differentiation
By Borghan Narajabad and Randal Watson
   Presented by: Randal Watson, University Of Texas
   Discussant: Emanuele Bacchiega, University of Bologna

Session 80: Economics of healthcare facilities

Session Chair: Fumiko Hayashi, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Date: April 15, 2007
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 111
 

Does Information Disclosure Improve Quality? Evidence From Nurisng Home Quality Initiative
By Feng Susan Lu
   Presented by: Feng Lu, Northwestern University
   Discussant: Fumiko Hayashi, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
 

Regulations in Nursing Home Markets: Estimation of a Competitive Model
By Andrew Ching and Fumiko Hayashi
   Presented by: Fumiko Hayashi, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
   Discussant: Sujoy Chakravarty, Carnegie Mellon University
 

Entry and Operations of Physician Owned Specialty Hospitals
By Sujoy Chakravarty
   Presented by: Sujoy Chakravarty, Carnegie Mellon University
   Discussant: Feng Lu, Northwestern University

Session 81: Dynamic Aspects of Pricing

Session Chair: Michael Noel, UC San Diego
Date: April 15, 2007
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 129
 

The Evolving Food Chain: Competitive Effects of Wal-Mart's Entry into the Supermarket Industry
By Emek Basker and Michael Noel
   Presented by: Emek Basker, University of Missouri
   Discussant: Guenter Hitsch, University of Chicago
 

Who will wait before buying? Strategic Delay and Dynamic Monopoly Pricing
By Hikmet Gunay
   Presented by: Hikmet Gunay, University of Manitoba
   Discussant: Bu Sik Choi, UC Irvine
 

Menu Costs, Strategic Interactions, and Retail Price Movements
By Kazuko Kano
   Presented by: Kazuko Kano, Queen's University
   Discussant: Michael Noel, UC San Diego

Session 82: Cartels in action

Session Chair: Jiawei Chen, University of California-Irvine
Date: April 15, 2007
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 218B
 

The Effects of Quality Certification: The Case of University Accreditation, AACSB and SACS
By Anthony G. Barilla and John Howard Brown
   Presented by: John Brown, Georgia Southern University
   Discussant: Jiawei Chen, University of California-Irvine
 

Assessment of damages in the district heating pipe cartel
By Peter Møllgaard
   Presented by: Peter Møllgaard, Copenhagen Business School
   Discussant: Witness Simbanegavi, University of Cape Town

Session 83: Cartels and Enforcement

Session Chair: Marco Haan, University of Groningen
Date: April 15, 2007
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 115
 

An Empirical Analysis of the Competitive Effects of the Delta/Continental/Northwest Codeshare Alliance
By Philip G. Gayle
   Presented by: Philip Gayle, Kansas State University
   Discussant: Zhongmin Wang, Northeastern University
 

Communication and Pricing Coordination: Evidence from a Retail Gasoline Cartel
By Zhongmin Wang
   Presented by: Zhongmin Wang, Northeastern University
   Discussant: Marco Haan, University of Groningen
 

The Effects of Collusion in a Model of Persuasive Comparative Advertising and Price Competition
By Joanna Ziolkowska
   Presented by: Joanna Ziolkowska, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
   Discussant: Eshien Chong, ATOM

Session 84: Determinants of Electricity Production

Session Chair: Paul Sotkiewicz, University of Florida
Date: April 15, 2007
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: Marriott A
 

The Impact of Competition and Corporate Structure on Productive Efficiency: The Case of the US Electric Utility Industry, 1990-2004
By Mika Goto and Anil K. Makhija
   Presented by: Mika Goto, Central Research Institute of Electric P
   Discussant: Kevin Forbes, Catholic University
 

Dynamic Testing of Wholesale Power Market Designs: An Open-Source Agent-Based Framework
By Junjie Sun and Leigh Tesfatsion
   Presented by: Junjie Sun, Iowa State University
   Discussant: Paul Sotkiewicz, University of Florida
 

Solar Activity and Economic Fundamentals: The Case of Electricity Markets
By Kevin F. Forbes
   Presented by: Kevin Forbes, Catholic University
   Discussant: Junjie Sun, Iowa State University

Session 85: Buyer/Seller Relationships

Session Chair: Maria Arbatskaya, Emory University
Date: April 15, 2007
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 1220A
 

In-Store Advertising: The Display-Price Paradox
By Adam D. Rennhoff and Konstantinos Serfes
   Presented by: Konstantinos Serfes, Drexel University
   Discussant: Christian Rojas, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
 

Moral Hazard and Customer Loyalty Programs
By Matthew T. Clements, Thomas W. Ross, and Leonardo J. Basso
   Presented by: Leonardo Basso, The University of British Columbia
   Discussant: Maria Arbatskaya, Emory University
 

Consumer Referrals
By Maria Arbatskaya and Hideo Konishi
   Presented by: Maria Arbatskaya, Emory University
   Discussant: Anthony Creane, Michigan State University

Session 86: Internet Pricing and Usage

Session Chair: Andres Hervas-Drane, Harvard Business School and Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Date: April 15, 2007
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 210
 

Peer-to-Peer File Sharing and the Market for Digital Information Goods
By Ramon Casadesus-Masanell and Andres Hervas-Drane
   Presented by: Andres Hervas-Drane, Harvard Business School and Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
   Discussant: Janice Hauge, University of North Texas
 

Advertising as a Signal in an Internet Auctions Market
By José J. Canals-Cerda
   Presented by: José Canals-Cerdá, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
   Discussant: Michael Smith, Carnegie Mellon University
 

Peer-to-Peer Networks: A Mechanism Design Approach
By Oksana Loginova, Haibin Lu, and Henry Wang
   Presented by: Oksana Loginova, University of Missouri
   Discussant: Pedro Pereira, Portuguese Competition Authority

Session 87: Theoretical Price Discrimination 2

Session Chair: Jan Bouckaert, University of Antwerp
Date: April 15, 2007
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 211
 

Banning price discrimination by dominant firms
By Jan Bouckaert, Hans Degryse and Theon van Dijk
   Presented by: Jan Bouckaert, University of Antwerp
   Discussant: Ruhai Wu, Florida Atlantic University
 

Monopoly Price Discrimination with Customer Recognition
By Ching-jen Sun
   Presented by: Ching-jen Sun, OSU
   Discussant: Jan Bouckaert, University of Antwerp
 

Rationing-Based Price Discrimination
By Ruhai Wu, Xianjun Geng, and Andrew B. Whinston
   Presented by: Ruhai Wu, Florida Atlantic University
   Discussant: Ching-jen Sun, OSU

Session 88: Productivity II

Session Chair: Jagadeesh Sivadasan, University of Michigan
Date: April 15, 2007
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 1005
 

Input Composition and Capital-Skill Complementarity: Evidence from Plan-Level Data
By Mahmut Yasar Catherine J. Morrison Paul
   Presented by: Mahmut Yasar, Emory University
   Discussant: Jagadeesh Sivadasan, University of Michigan
 

Capital Specificity, Productivity Dispersion and Market Structure
By Natarajan Balasubramanian and Jagadeesh Sivadasan
   Presented by: Jagadeesh Sivadasan, University of Michigan
   Discussant: Federico Tamagni, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
 

Productivity, Profitability and Financial Performance: A Firm Level Comparative Analysis of Italian Manufacturing and Services
By Giulio Bottazzi, Angelo Secchi, and Federico Tamagni
   Presented by: Federico Tamagni, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
   Discussant: Mahmut Yasar, Emory University

Session 89: Cartels -- Theory and Evidence

Session Chair: Michael Waldman, Cornell University
Date: April 15, 2007
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 1002
 

Antitrust Policy and Innovation: An Empirical Analysis of the National Cooperative Research Act
By Jeff Brown, Seth Sacher and Scott Wallsten
   Presented by: Scott Wallsten, AEI-Brookings Joint Center
   Discussant: Evgenia Shumilkina, Northeastern University
 

Patents Hinder Collusion
By Klaus Kultti, Tuomas Takalo, and Juuso Toikka
   Presented by: Tuomas Takalo, Bank of Finland
   Discussant: Gary Fournier, Florida State University
 

Corporate Leniency Programs in the Cartel Lifecycle: `Cleaning out the Closet'
By Marie Goppelsroeder, Maarten Pieter Schinkel, and Jan Tuinstra
   Presented by: Marie Goppelsroeder, GIIS, Geneva
   Discussant: Matthew Weinberg, University of Georgia

Session 90: Quality and Retail Policies

Session Chair: Jennifer Reinganum, Vanderbilt University
Date: April 15, 2007
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 2002
 

Bundling and Product Reputation
By James D Dana and Kathryn E Spier
   Presented by: James Dana, Northwestern University
   Discussant: Luis Vasconcelos, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
 

Information Gathering and Marketing
By Heski Bar-Isaac, Guillermo Caruana, and Vicente Cuñat
   Presented by: Heski Bar-Isaac, NYU
   Discussant: Jiayin Sun, Boston University

Session 91: Financing R&D

Session Chair: Birgit Aschhoff, Centre for European Economic Research
Date: April 15, 2007
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 113
 

Financing Innovation and Growth: Cash Flow, External Equity and the 1990s R&D Boom
By James R. Brown, Steven Fazzari, and Bruce Petersen
   Presented by: James Brown, Montana State University
   Discussant: Luca Grilli, Politecnico di Milano
 

Who gets the money? The dynamics of direct R&D subsidies in Germany
By Birgit Aschhoff
   Presented by: Birgit Aschhoff, Centre for European Economic Research
   Discussant: James Brown, Montana State University
 

Venture Capital financing and the growth of New Technology-based Firms: a longitudinal analysis of the role of investor’s typology
By Fabio Bertoni, Massimo G. Colombo, and Luca Grilli
   Presented by: Luca Grilli, Politecnico di Milano
   Discussant: Birgit Aschhoff, Centre for European Economic Research

Session 92: Strategic Technology Adoption I

Session Chair: Kai Suelzle, Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich
Date: April 15, 2007
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 1220B
 

Diffusion of new technology - The case of multiple generations
By Georg Götz and Thomas Åstebro
   Presented by: Thomas Astebro, University of Toronto
   Discussant: Martin Paredes, New York University
 

On the Introduction of Upgrades in Competitive Durable Goods Markets
By Martin Paredes
   Presented by: Martin Paredes, New York University
   Discussant: Kai Suelzle, Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich
 

Innovation and Adoption of Electronic Business Technologies
By Kai Suelzle and Ifo Institute
   Presented by: Kai Suelzle, Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich
   Discussant: Thomas Astebro, University of Toronto

Session 93: Merger Theory II

Session Chair: Arnaud Féral, University of Cergy-Pontoise
Date: April 15, 2007
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 212
 

Merger waves: A model of endogenous mergers
By Larry Qiu and Wen Zhou
   Presented by: Wen Zhou, Hong Kong University of Science and Tech
   Discussant: Helen Weeds, University of Essex
 

Collusion and Horizontal Mergers under Knightian Uncertainty
By Hugo Pedro Boff
   Presented by: Hugo Boff, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
   Discussant: Arnaud Féral, University of Cergy-Pontoise
 

Merger Control with transfers from the Capital Gains Tax, and Asset Divestments
By Arnaud Feral
   Presented by: Arnaud Féral, University of Cergy-Pontoise
   Discussant: Jose Luis Moraga-Gonzalez, University of Groningen

Session 94: Human Capital in the Innovation Process

Session Chair: Peter Thompson, Florida International University
Date: April 15, 2007
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 218A
 

Corporate Skills as an Ex-Ante Incentive to R&D Investment
By Mariacristina Piva and Marco Vivarelli
   Presented by: Marco Vivarelli, Universita' Cattolica S. Cuore
   Discussant: Andrew Toole, Rutgers University
 

Exploring the relationship between scientist human capital and firm performance: The case of biomedical academic entrepreneurs in the SBIR Program
By Andrew A Toole and Dirk Czarnitzki
   Presented by: Andrew Toole, Rutgers University
   Discussant: Marco Vivarelli, Universita' Cattolica S. Cuore
 

Exclusive Licensing and Complementary Assets
By Deepak Somaya, YoungJun Kim, and Nicholas S. Vonortas
   Presented by: Nicholas Vonortas, George Washington University
   Discussant: Ronald Jarmin, U.S. Bureau of the Census

Session 95: E-commerce and Retailing

Session Chair: Francine Lafontaine, University of Michigan
Date: April 15, 2007
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 217
 

Geography and Electronic Commerce: Measuring convenience, selection, and price
By Chris Forman, Anindya Ghose, and Avi Goldfarb
   Presented by: Avi Goldfarb, University of Toronto
   Discussant: Chad Syverson, University of Chicago
 

E-commerce and the Market Structure of Retail Industries
By Onsel Emre, Ali Hortacsu, and Chad Syverson
   Presented by: Chad Syverson, University of Chicago
   Discussant: Francine Lafontaine, University of Michigan
 

Network Structure and the Long Tail of Electronic Commerce
By Gal Oestreicher-Singer and Arun Sundararajan
   Presented by: Arun Sundararajan, New York University
   Discussant: Catherine Tucker, MIT Sloan

This program was last updated on 2007-04-10 15:17:35 EDT