7th International Industrial Organization Conference

Summary of All Sessions

#Date/TimeLocationTypeTitlePapers
1April 3, 2009
17:15-18:45
315 Shillman invited Online Search3
2April 3, 2009
17:15-18:45
215 Shillman invited Auctions and Demand2
3April 3, 2009
17:15-18:45
135 Shillman invited Airlines3
4April 3, 2009
17:15-18:45
440 Egan invited Antitrust3
5April 3, 2009
17:15-18:45
340 Egan invited Oil, Gas and C023
6April 3, 2009
17:15-18:45
105 Shillman invited Theory3
7April 3, 2009
17:15-18:45
325 Shillman invited Empirical IO3
8April 3, 2009
17:15-18:45
415 Shillman invited Demand3
9April 3, 2009
17:15-18:45
420 Shillman invited Industry Dynamics3
10April 3, 2009
17:15-18:45
425 Shillman invited Electricity3
11April 4, 2009
8:00-9:50
010 WestVF invited Topics in Regulation and Privatization4
12April 4, 2009
8:00-9:50
170 WestVF invited Informational Issues in Markets4
13April 4, 2009
8:00-9:50
178 WestVF invited Antitrust, Regulation, and Trade Policy4
14April 4, 2009
8:00-9:50
161 Ryder invited Cartels in Action4
15April 4, 2009
8:00-9:50
262 WestVF invited Payments Issues4
16April 4, 2009
8:00-9:50
217 Ryder invited Energy Markets3
17April 4, 2009
8:00-9:50
233 Ryder invited The Licensing of IP3
18April 4, 2009
8:00-9:50
247 Ryder invited Dynamic Incentives and Firm Strategy4
19April 4, 2009
8:00-9:50
427 Ryder invited Innovation and Technology Adoption in Healthcare3
20April 4, 2009
8:00-9:50
429 Ryder invited Mergers in Hospital Markets4
21April 4, 2009
8:00-9:50
431 Ryder invited Leniency Programs2
22April 4, 2009
8:00-9:50
433 Ryder invited Organization of R&D4
23April 4, 2009
8:00-9:50
435 Ryder invited Experimental Industrial Organization4
24April 4, 2009
8:00-9:50
452 Ryder invited Auction Theory4
25April 4, 2009
8:00-9:50
454 Ryder invited Empirical Research on Price Discrimination4
26April 4, 2009
8:00-9:50
456 Ryder invited R&D and Empirical Studies of Organizational Change4
27April 4, 2009
10:10-12:00
010 WestVF invited R&D and Dynamic Competition3
28April 4, 2009
10:10-12:00
170 WestVF invited Intra-Firm Informational Issues4
29April 4, 2009
10:10-12:00
178 WestVF invited FDI and Multinational Issues4
30April 4, 2009
10:10-12:00
161 Ryder invited Assessing Competition Policy4
31April 4, 2009
10:10-12:00
262 WestVF invited Patent System Reform4
32April 4, 2009
10:10-12:00
217 Ryder invited Private Information / Hidden Actions4
33April 4, 2009
10:10-12:00
233 Ryder invited Consumer Demand for Healthcare: Drugs etc.3
34April 4, 2009
10:10-12:00
247 Ryder invited Effects of Mergers4
35April 4, 2009
10:10-12:00
427 Ryder invited Antitrust Analysis of Mergers 24
36April 4, 2009
10:10-12:00
429 Ryder invited Cartels4
37April 4, 2009
10:10-12:00
431 Ryder invited Innovation Incentives4
38April 4, 2009
10:10-12:00
433 Ryder invited Buyer Power4
39April 4, 2009
10:10-12:00
435 Ryder invited Some Effects of Regulation4
40April 4, 2009
10:10-12:00
452 Ryder invited Online Auctions and eCommerce4
41April 4, 2009
10:10-12:00
454 Ryder invited Empiricial Research on Pricing I4
42April 4, 2009
10:10-12:00
456 Ryder invited Oligopoly Models of Pricing4
43April 4, 2009
14:20-16:10
170 WestVF invited Industrial Organization of Hospitals4
44April 4, 2009
14:20-16:10
010 WestVF invited Competition in Online Markets4
45April 4, 2009
14:20-16:10
178 WestVF invited Dynamic Oligopoly4
46April 4, 2009
14:20-16:10
105 Shillman invited Network Neutrality, Compatibility, and Pricing4
47April 4, 2009
14:20-16:10
262 WestVF invited Vertical Issues in Trade and Geography 4
48April 4, 2009
14:20-16:10
135 Shillman invited Exercising Market Power4
49April 4, 2009
14:20-16:10
305 Shillman invited Bank Pricing and Competition4
50April 4, 2009
14:20-16:10
335 Shillman invited Networks, Regulation and Entry4
51April 4, 2009
14:20-16:10
425 Shillman invited Research Joint Ventures3
52April 4, 2009
14:20-16:10
215 Shillman invited Information topics in IO4
53April 4, 2009
14:20-16:10
220 Shillman invited Antitrust Analysis of Mergers 14
54April 4, 2009
14:20-16:10
315 Shillman invited Productivity and Growth4
55April 4, 2009
14:20-16:10
440 Egan invited Vertical Relations3
56April 4, 2009
14:20-16:10
325 Shillman invited Theoretical Research on Pricing4
57April 4, 2009
14:20-16:10
415 Shillman invited Econometric Methods in Industrial Organization4
58April 4, 2009
14:20-16:10
420 Shillman invited Mergers and Value4
59April 4, 2009
16:30-18:20
010 WestVF invited Contracting and Multi-Sided Platforms4
60April 4, 2009
16:30-18:10
170 WestVF invited Regulation and Industry Structure4
61April 4, 2009
16:30-18:20
178 WestVF invited Empirical Dynamic Competition - Structural Models4
62April 4, 2009
16:30-18:20
105 Shillman invited Trade and IO4
63April 4, 2009
16:30-18:20
262 WestVF invited Financial Institution Behavior4
64April 4, 2009
16:30-18:20
135 Shillman invited Industry Dynamics4
65April 4, 2009
16:30-18:20
215 Shillman invited Efficiency and Investment in Restructured Electricity Markets4
66April 4, 2009
16:30-18:20
335 Shillman invited Innovation Policy4
67April 4, 2009
16:30-18:20
425 Shillman invited Product Variety and Design4
68April 4, 2009
16:30-18:20
440 Egan invited Media and Advertising3
69April 4, 2009
16:30-18:20
220 Shillman invited Exclusive Dealings3
70April 4, 2009
16:30-18:20
315 Shillman invited Technology Adoption and Diffusion4
71April 4, 2009
16:30-18:20
305 Shillman invited Information Technology and E-Commerce4
72April 4, 2009
16:30-18:20
325 Shillman invited Auctions: Issues in Contest Design and Public Policy4
73April 4, 2009
16:30-18:20
415 Shillman invited Theoretical Research on Information and Pricing4
74April 4, 2009
16:30-18:20
420 Shillman invited Productivity4
75April 5, 2009
8:00-9:50
010 WestVF invited Airlines4
76April 5, 2009
8:00-9:50
170 WestVF invited Market Structure and Network Effects3
77April 5, 2009
8:00-9:50
178 WestVF invited Cartel theory4
78April 5, 2009
8:00-9:50
260 WestVF invited Finance Issues4
79April 5, 2009
8:00-9:50
262 WestVF invited Firms and Markets4
80April 5, 2009
8:00-9:50
270 WestVF invited Vehicles, Fuel Economy, and Air Pollution4
81April 5, 2009
8:00-9:50
272 WestVF invited Industry Dynamics in Banking and Telecommunications4
82April 5, 2009
8:00-9:50
425 Shillman invited Reputation and Certification4
83April 5, 2009
8:00-9:50
210 Shillman invited Internet and Search3
84April 5, 2009
8:00-9:50
215 Shillman invited Merger Effects4
85April 5, 2009
8:00-9:50
220 Shillman invited Intellectual Property Rights and Open Source4
86April 5, 2009
8:00-9:50
420 Shillman invited The Determinants of R&D4
87April 5, 2009
8:00-9:50
315 Shillman invited Effects of Price and Quality Regulation4
88April 5, 2009
8:00-9:50
320 Shillman invited The Organization of Production and Distribution4
89April 5, 2009
8:00-9:50
325 Shillman invited Auctions: Theory and Empirics 4
90April 5, 2009
8:00-9:50
415 Shillman invited Empirical Research on Pricing II4
91April 5, 2009
10:10-12:00
010 WestVF invited Productivity and Pricing in Transportation Markets4
92April 5, 2009
10:10-12:00
170 WestVF invited Network Size, Participation and Performance4
93April 5, 2009
10:10-12:00
178 WestVF invited Differentiation and Collusion4
94April 5, 2009
10:10-12:00
260 WestVF invited Venture Capital4
95April 5, 2009
10:10-12:00
262 WestVF invited Issues in Organization Design4
96April 5, 2009
10:10-12:00
270 WestVF invited Market Power in Power Markets4
97April 5, 2009
10:10-12:00
272 WestVF invited Product Variety and Entry Models4
98April 5, 2009
10:10-12:00
425 Shillman invited Patents and the Courts4
99April 5, 2009
10:10-12:00
210 Shillman invited Moral Hazard and Dynamic Concerns3
100April 5, 2009
10:10-12:00
215 Shillman invited Telecommunications and Spectrum Issues4
101April 5, 2009
10:10-12:00
220 Shillman invited Antitrust Penalties4
102April 5, 2009
10:10-12:00
315 Shillman invited Innovation and Product Market Competition4
103April 5, 2009
10:10-12:00
320 Shillman invited Theoretical Research on Price Discrimination4
104April 5, 2009
10:10-12:00
325 Shillman invited The Empirical Links between R&D and Productivity4
105April 5, 2009
10:10-12:00
415 Shillman invited Estimation in IO with Applications4
106April 5, 2009
10:10-12:00
420 Shillman invited Mergers, Products, and Space4
 

106 sessions, 399 papers


 

7th International Industrial Organization Conference

Complete List of All Sessions


Session 1: Online Search

Session Chair: Sara Ellison, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Session type: invited
Date: April 3, 2009
Time: 17:15 - 18:45
Location: 315 Shillman
 

Consumer Search and Online Demand for Durable Goods
   Presented by: Jun Kim, UCLA Anderson School of Management
   Discussant: Jeffrey Prince, Cornell University
 

Shopping Cost and Brand Exploration in Online Grocery
   Presented by: Andrea Pozzi, Stanford University
   Discussant: Andres Musalem, Duke University
 

US Airline Companies and Online ticket sale
   Presented by: Hongwei Zheng, Ohio State University
   Discussant: Julie Mortimer, Harvard University

Session 2: Auctions and Demand

Session Chair: Marc Rysman, Boston University
Session type: invited
Date: April 3, 2009
Time: 17:15 - 18:45
Location: 215 Shillman
 

Demand Estimation in Auction Markets
   Presented by: Matthew Backus, University of Michigan
   Discussant: Kyoo il Kim, University of Minnesota
 

Subcontracting and Competitive Bidding On Incomplete Procurement Contracts
   Presented by: Daniel Miller, University of Minnesota
   Discussant: Francine Lafontaine, University of Michigan

Session 3: Airlines

Session Chair: James Dana, Northeastern University
Session type: invited
Date: April 3, 2009
Time: 17:15 - 18:45
Location: 135 Shillman
 

Predatory Incentives and Predation Policy: The American Airlines Case
JEL codes: K2,L1,L4
   Presented by: Connan Snider, University of Minnesota
   Discussant: Kenneth Boyer, Michigan State University
 

Nonlinear Pricing Strategies and Market Concentration in the Airline Industry
   Presented by: Manuel Hernandez, Texas A&M University
   Discussant: Qihong Liu, University of Oklahoma
 

Airline Market Power and Intertemporal Price Dispersion
[slides]
   Presented by: Alberto Gaggero, University of Essex
   Discussant: Maxim Sinitsyn, McGill University

Session 4: Antitrust

Session Chair: Stephen King, Monash University
Session type: invited
Date: April 3, 2009
Time: 17:15 - 18:45
Location: 440 Egan
 

Tests for Market Efficiency in the ISO New England Wholesale Energy Markets
JEL codes: L11, O13
   Presented by: Kamen Madjarov, Northeastern University
   Discussant: Chloe Le Coq, Stockholm School of Economics
 

Price Spikes in Wholesale Electricity: Market Equilibria or Strategic Withholding?
   Presented by: Vladlena Sabodash, Northeastern University
   Discussant: Timothy Brennan, University of Maryland Baltimore County
 

Cost Asymmetry, Forward Trading and Efficiency
   Presented by: Xuqing Ke, University of Texas at Austin
   Discussant: Charles Thomas, Clemson University

Session 5: Oil, Gas and C02

Session Chair: Kenneth Corts, University of Toronto
Session type: invited
Date: April 3, 2009
Time: 17:15 - 18:45
Location: 340 Egan
 

Learning through Oil and Gas Exploration
   Presented by: Clinton Levitt, University of Iowa
   Discussant: Robert Clark, HEC Montreal
 

Capacity and Utilization Choice in the US Oil Refining Industry
   Presented by: Matthew Chesnes, University of Maryland
   Discussant: Jean-Francois Houde, University of Wisconsin-Madison
 

Trade and the Environment: 'New' Insights
   Presented by: Timothy Hubbard, University of Iowa
   Discussant: Robert Feinberg, American University

Session 6: Theory

Session Chair: David Sappington, University of Florida
Session type: invited
Date: April 3, 2009
Time: 17:15 - 18:45
Location: 105 Shillman
 

Optimal False-Name-Proof Voting Rules with Costly Voting
JEL codes: D71, D72, D70
   Presented by: Liad Wagman, Duke University
   Discussant: Sergei Severinov, University of Essex
 

Perfect-Substitutes, Best-Shot, and Weakest-Link Contests between Groups
   Presented by: Roman Sheremeta, Purdue University
   Discussant: Michael Raith, University of Rochester
 

Bundling and A La Carte Pricing in a Two-Sided Model
   Presented by: Minghua Chen, Drexel University
   Discussant: Luke Froeb, Owen Graduate School of Management

Session 7: Empirical IO

Session Chair: Ariel Pakes, Harvard University
Session type: invited
Date: April 3, 2009
Time: 17:15 - 18:45
Location: 325 Shillman
 

Market Structure and Product Quality in the U.S. Daily Newspaper Market
JEL codes: L0, L1, L2, L8
   Presented by: Ying Fan, Yale University
   Discussant: Michael Mazzeo, Northwestern University
 

Why Are Health Care Report Cards So Bad (Good)?
   Presented by: Yijuan Chen, University of Pennsylvania
   Discussant: Mary Deily, Lehigh University
 

Are Ratings Informative Signals? The Analysis of The Netflix Data
   Presented by: Ivan Maryanchyk, The University of Arizona
   Discussant: Pai-Ling Yin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Session 8: Demand

Session Chair: George Deltas, University of Illinois
Session type: invited
Date: April 3, 2009
Time: 17:15 - 18:45
Location: 415 Shillman
 

Testing Reputational Effects in a Natural Experiment: How did Arthur Andersen Clients Choose their New Auditor?
   Presented by: Aron Toth, University of Warwick
   Discussant: Eric Rasmusen, Indiana University
 

Ownership Structure of Small Firms: Do Owner Finances Matter?
   Presented by: Nalanda Matia, Suffolk University
   Discussant: Minjung Park, University of Minnesota
 

The Effect of Evacuation from Hurricane Katrina on Houston-Area Earnings
   Presented by: Anita Schiller, Texas Tech University
   Discussant: Emek Basker, University of Missouri

Session 9: Industry Dynamics

Session Chair: Ernst Berndt, MIT SLOAN SCH MANAGEMENT
Session type: invited
Date: April 3, 2009
Time: 17:15 - 18:45
Location: 420 Shillman
 

Patent Thickets, Spillovers, and Market Value: Evidence from a Panel of US Firms
JEL codes: O31, O34, O38
   Presented by: Mahdiyeh Entezarkheir, University of Waterloo
   Discussant: Timothy Simcoe, University of Toronto
 

The Relationship Between Exporting and Productivity
   Presented by: David Rivers, University of Wisconsin-Madison
   Discussant: Jagadeesh Sivadasan, University of Michigan
 

Estimating A War of Attrition: The Case of the US Movie Theater Industry
   Presented by: Yuya Takahashi, University of Wisconsin Madison
   Discussant: Mark McCabe, University of Michigan

Session 10: Electricity

Session Chair: Michael Salinger, Boston University and FTC
Session type: invited
Date: April 3, 2009
Time: 17:15 - 18:45
Location: 425 Shillman
 

Strategic investment announcements in wholesale electricity markets
[slides]
JEL codes: Q41, L13, L97
   Presented by: malte rieth, tu dortmund, ruhr graduate school in eco
   Discussant: Kai-Uwe Kuhn, University of Michigan
 

The Cost Structure of Regional Transmission Organizations: an Exploratory Analysis
   Presented by: Daniel Greenfield, Northeastern University
   Discussant: Jordi Jaumandreu, Boston University
 

The Effects of Incentive Regulation on Costs and Quality of the U.S. Electric Distribution Utilities
   Presented by: Evgenia Shumilkina, Northeastern University
   Discussant: Paroma Sanyal, Brandeis University

Session 11: Topics in Regulation and Privatization

Session Chair: Francesc Trillas, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: 010 WestVF
 

Prices vs Quantities under Incomplete Information
JEL codes: L51, D82
   Presented by: Leonardo Basso, Universidad de Chile
   Discussant: carlo scarpa, Univ. of Brescia
 

Mixed Duopoly with Price Competition
   Presented by: Prabal Roy Chowdhury, Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi
   Discussant: David Rapson, UC Davis
 

Contractual Design and Renegotiation: Impacts on Yardstick Competition Efficiency
[slides]
   Presented by: Aude Le Lannier, U. Paris XI and U. Paris I
   Discussant: Francesc Trillas, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
 

Regulation by Duopoly under Political Constraints
   Presented by: José Mendoza, Comision Federal de Competencia
   Discussant: Patrick Beschorner, ZEW Centre for European Economic Research, Mannheim

Session 12: Informational Issues in Markets

Session Chair: Andrew Daughety, Vanderbilt University
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: 170 WestVF
 

Coarse Grades
JEL codes: L15, L21, D82
   Presented by: Rick Harbaugh, Indiana University
   Discussant: Masako Ueda, University of Wisconsin at Madison
 

Risky Businesses
   Presented by: Masako Ueda, University of Wisconsin at Madison
   Discussant: Chifeng Dai, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
 

Asymmetric Information and the Signaling Role of Prices
   Presented by: Marc Santugini, HEC Montreal
   Discussant: Sergei Severinov, University of Essex
 

When Should a Firm Expand its Business? The Signaling Implications of Business Expansion
   Presented by: Felix Munoz-Garcia, Washington State University
   Discussant: Andrew Daughety, Vanderbilt University

Session 13: Antitrust, Regulation, and Trade Policy

Session Chair: Robert Feinberg, American University
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: 178 WestVF
 

Antitrust and Trade Policy: Are Legislators Consistent?
[slides]
JEL codes: F13, L4
   Presented by: Robert Feinberg, American University
   Discussant: Maggie Chen, George Washington University
 

Competitive Pressure in Transition: A Role for Trade and Competition Policies?
   Presented by: Rosen Marinov, Graduate Institute of Int. Studies
   Discussant: Rosella Nicolini, Institure for Economic Analysis
 

International Strategic Choice of Minimum Quality Standards and Welfare
   Presented by: Mario Pezzino, University of Catania
   Discussant: Kameshwari Shankar, City College of New York
 

Economies of scale, multinationals, and price discrimination.
   Presented by: Alexei Alexandrov, University of Rochester
   Discussant: Rosen Marinov, Graduate Institute of Int. Studies

Session 14: Cartels in Action

Session Chair: Darlene Chisholm, Suffolk University
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: 161 Ryder
 

The internal organization of retail-market cartels
   Presented by: Robert Clark, HEC Montreal
   Discussant: Rosa Abrantes-Metz, LECG, LLC and Stern School of Business, NYU
 

Deterministic Demand Cycles in Cartel Price Data: The Joint Executive Committee (1880–1886)
[slides]
   Presented by: Franco Mariuzzo, The Geary Institute
   Discussant: Robert Clark, HEC Montreal
 

The Determinants of Cartel Duration
   Presented by: Rosa Abrantes-Metz, LECG, LLC and Stern School of Business, NYU
   Discussant: Yuliya Bolotova, University of Idaho
 

Does the Potato Supply Management Program Work? A Case of the Idaho Potato Industry
[slides]
   Presented by: Yuliya Bolotova, University of Idaho
   Discussant: Darlene Chisholm, Suffolk University

Session 15: Payments Issues

Session Chair: John Leonard, Quinnipiac University
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: 262 WestVF
 

How Effective Are Rewards Programs In Promoting Payment Card Usage? Empirical Evidence
JEL codes: G20, D12, E41
   Presented by: José Liñares-Zegarra, University of Granada
   Discussant: Robert Adams, Federal Reserve Board
 

Competing Technologies for Payments: ATMs, POS Terminals and the Demand for Currency
   Presented by: Francisco Rodriguez-Fernandez, University of Granada
   Discussant: Martin Goetz, Brown University
 

optimal interchange fees for card payments and cash withdrawals
   Presented by: Marianne Verdier, Telecom ParisTech
   Discussant: Jozsef Molnar, Uk Competition Commission
 

Non-Price Competition in Credit Card Markets: Evidence from an Emerging Economy
   Presented by: Ahmet Aysan, Bogazici University
   Discussant: John Leonard, Quinnipiac University

Session 16: Energy Markets

Session Chair: Kenneth Corts, University of Toronto
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: 217 Ryder
 

Are “flexible” taxation mechanisms effective in stabilizing fuel prices? A fiscal policy evaluation considering the Italian fuel markets
JEL codes: H22, H32, L40
   Presented by: Gilberto Turati, Università di Torino
   Discussant: Kenneth Corts, University of Toronto
 

Do Firms Sell Forward Contracts for Strategic Reasons? An Application to the Dutch Wholesale Market for Natural Gas
   Presented by: Remco Eijkel, University of Groningen
   Discussant: Maria-Soledad Arellano, Universidad Adolfo Ibañez
 

Analysis of LNG trade: Strategic contracting and investments
   Presented by: Svetlana Ikonnikova, University of Texas, Austin
   Discussant: Remco Eijkel, University of Groningen
 

Contracts and Market Power in Price-regulated Power Industries
   Presented by: Maria-Soledad Arellano, Universidad Adolfo Ibañez
   Discussant: Laura Malaguzzi Valeri, Economic and Social Research Insititute

Session 17: The Licensing of IP

Session Chair: Octavian Carare, University of Texas at Dallas
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: 233 Ryder
 

Patent Thickets, Licensing and Innovative Performance
JEL codes: O 34, O 31
   Presented by: Elisabeth Müller, Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsfor
 

 Discussants:
     Boris Lokshin, University of Maastricht
 

An Equilibrium Analysis of Antitrust as a
   Presented by: Luke Froeb, Owen Graduate School of Management
   Discussant: Joshua Gans, University of Melbourne
 

Do Patents Matter for Commercialization?
   Presented by: Elizabeth Webster, University of Melbourne
   Discussant: Samuele Murtinu, Politecnico di Milano

Session 18: Dynamic Incentives and Firm Strategy

Session Chair: Yuk-Fai Fong, Northwestern University
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: 247 Ryder
 

The dynamics of promotions, quits and layoffs
JEL codes: C73, J31, J63
   Presented by: Odilon Camara, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
   Discussant: Christian Ruzzier, Harvard Business School
 

Patenting or Secrecy: Intellectual Property Strategy Under Sequential Discovery
   Presented by: Tianle Zhang, University of Colorado at Boulder
   Discussant: Yuk-Fai Fong, Northwestern University
 

Optimal Incentives and the Time Dimension of Performance Measurement
   Presented by: Michael Raith, University of Rochester
   Discussant: Xinyu Hua, HKUST
 

A Theory of Player Turnover in Repeated Games
   Presented by: Yuk-Fai Fong, Northwestern University
   Discussant: Michael Rauh, Indiana University

Session 19: Innovation and Technology Adoption in Healthcare

Session Chair: Catherine Tucker, MIT Sloan
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: 427 Ryder
 

Designing Advanced Market Commitments for New Vaccines
   Presented by: Christopher Snyder, Dartmouth College
   Discussant: Daniel Hosken, Federal Trade Commission
 

Entry in the ADHD drugs market: Welfare impact of new molecules, new forms and new me-too's
   Presented by: Farasat Bokhari, Florida State University
   Discussant: Claudio Lucarelli, Cornell University
 

Electronic Disclosure and Electronic Medical Records: How does the Threat of Litigation Affect Firm Decisions to Adopt Technology?
   Presented by: Catherine Tucker, MIT Sloan
   Discussant: William Encinosa,

Session 20: Mergers in Hospital Markets

Session Chair: Cory Capps, Bates White
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: 429 Ryder
 

Evaluating the Performance of Merger Simulation: Evidence from the Hospital Market in California
   Presented by: Yaa Owusua Akosa Antwi, Carnegie Mellon University
   Discussant: Matthew Weinberg, Princeton University
 

Two Hospital Mergers on Chicago’s North Shore: A Retrospective Study
[slides]
   Presented by: Christopher Garmon, Federal Trade Commission
   Discussant: Julie Carlson, Federal Trade Commission
 

Does More Competition Lead to Higher Quality?
   Presented by: Min Chen, CRA International (Formerly Charles River Associates)
   Discussant: Seonghoon Jeon,
 

Antitrust Treatment of Nonprofits
   Presented by: Cory Capps, Bates White
   Discussant: Min Chen, CRA International (Formerly Charles River Associates)

Session 21: Leniency Programs

Session Chair: Alexander Rasch, University of Cologne
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: 431 Ryder
 

The deterrence effect of excluding ringleaders from leniency programs
   Presented by: Alexander Rasch, University of Cologne
   Discussant: Helder Vasconcelos, Universidade Catolica Portuguesa
 

Fine, Leniency, Rewards and Organized Crime: Evidence from Antitrust Experiments
   Presented by: Sven-Olof Fridolfsson, Research Institute of Industrial Ec.
   Discussant: Christian Schultz, University of Copenhagen

Session 22: Organization of R&D

Session Chair: Isabel Pereira, United Nations Development Programme
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: 433 Ryder
 

Semi-public Contests
JEL codes: D02, D86, L10
   Presented by: Jens Prüfer, Tilburg University
   Discussant: Isabel Pereira, United Nations Development Programme
 

Firm Decision on Innovation Types: Evidence on Product, Process and Organizational Innovation
   Presented by: Pedro Faria, Instituto Superior Técnico - UTL (501 507 930)
   Discussant: Jens Prüfer, Tilburg University
 

Choosing the Rules for Consensus Standardization
   Presented by: Timothy Simcoe, University of Toronto
   Discussant: Marielle Non, University of Groningen
 

Business-science research collaboration under moral-hazard
   Presented by: Isabel Pereira, United Nations Development Programme
   Discussant: Pedro Faria, Instituto Superior Técnico - UTL (501 507 930)

Session 23: Experimental Industrial Organization

Session Chair: Bradley Ruffle, Ben-Gurion University
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: 435 Ryder
 

When Do Large Buyers Pay Less? Experimental Evidence
JEL codes: C91, D42
   Presented by: Bradley Ruffle, Ben-Gurion University
   Discussant: Jean Beuve, University of Paris Southe
 

Risk Aversion and Collusive Behavior in Price-Setting Markets: Experimental Evidence
   Presented by: Beth Freeborn, College of William and Mary
   Discussant: Bradley Ruffle, Ben-Gurion University
 

Entry into Winner-Take-All and Proportional-Prize Contests: An Experimental Study
   Presented by: Roman Sheremeta, Purdue University
   Discussant: Beth Freeborn, College of William and Mary
 

Reputation, Contracts and the Dynamics of Cooperation : Theoretical and Experimental Approaches
   Presented by: Jean Beuve, University of Paris Southe
   Discussant: Roman Sheremeta, Purdue University

Session 24: Auction Theory

Session Chair: Chris Dellarocas, University of Maryland
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: 452 Ryder
 

The Optimal and Efficient Auction Mechanisms with Complements
   Presented by: Yumiko BABA, Aoyamagakuin University
   Discussant: Ivan Pastine, University College Dublin
 

Signal-Jamming in a Sequential Auction
   Presented by: Thomas Jeitschko, Michigan State University
   Discussant: Nikolay Archak, NYU Stern
 

Auction with Resale and Bargaining Power
   Presented by: Harrison Cheng, University of Southern California
   Discussant: Georgia Kosmopoulou, University of Oklahoma
 

Endogenous Asymmetry in a Dynamic Procurement Auction
   Presented by: Viplav Saini, Johns Hopkins University
   Discussant: Thomas Jeitschko, Michigan State University

Session 25: Empirical Research on Price Discrimination

Session Chair: Matthew Lewis, The Ohio State University
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: 454 Ryder
 

Unbundling Cable Television: An Empirical Investigation
JEL codes: L11, L51, L82
   Presented by: Dmitri Byzalov, Harvard University
   Discussant: Yijia Wang, NERA
 

Sleeping with the Enemy: Inter-firm Product Combinations in the Pharmaceutical Indsutry
   Presented by: Minjae Song, University of Rochester
   Discussant: Dmitri Byzalov, Harvard University
 

Supermarket and Gasoline: An Empirical Study of Bundled Discount
   Presented by: Zhongmin Wang, Northeastern University
   Discussant: Minjae Song, University of Rochester
 

Price and Competition in Parking Garage Industry
   Presented by: Yijia Wang, NERA
   Discussant: Zhongmin Wang, Northeastern University

Session 26: R&D and Empirical Studies of Organizational Change

Session Chair: Abigail Hornstein, Wesleyan University
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: 456 Ryder
 

Corporate Capital Budgeting Decisions and Information Sharing
JEL codes: G3, L2, O3
   Presented by: Abigail Hornstein, Wesleyan University
   Discussant: Mahmut Yasar, The University of Texas, Arlington, and Emory University
 

The road to managerial professionalization: a study on the determinants of the creation of a middle-management level by Italian high-tech start-ups
   Presented by: Massimo Colombo, Politecnico di Milano
   Discussant: Calin Valsan, Bishop's University
 

Additionality Effects from R&D Subsidies on Knowledge Protection - Take the Money and Run?
   Presented by: Wolfgang Sofka, Centre for Europ. Economic Research ZEW
   Discussant: Abigail Hornstein, Wesleyan University
 

The Effects of Experience on Selecting Innovation Projects - Better the Devil You Know
   Presented by: Franz Schwiebacher, ZEW Mannheim
   Discussant: Wolfgang Sofka, Centre for Europ. Economic Research ZEW

Session 27: R&D and Dynamic Competition

Session Chair: Ana Sofia Domingues Rodrigues, Autoridade da Concorrencia
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 10:10 - 12:00
Location: 010 WestVF
 

Dynamic efficiency of Cournot and Bertrand competition with cooperative R&D
   Presented by: Jan Vandekerckhove, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
   Discussant: Ana Sofia Domingues Rodrigues, Autoridade da Concorrencia
 

Irreversible R&D Investment with Inter-Firm Spillovers
   Presented by: Gianluca Femminis, Università Cattolica, Milano
   Discussant: Jan Vandekerckhove, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
 

Market Structure, Knowledge Spillovers, and the Stock of R&D
   Presented by: Ana Sofia Domingues Rodrigues, Autoridade da Concorrencia
   Discussant: Gianluca Femminis, Università Cattolica, Milano

Session 28: Intra-Firm Informational Issues

Session Chair: Rick Harbaugh, Indiana University
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 10:10 - 12:00
Location: 170 WestVF
 

Relational Contract, Limited Liability, and Employment Dynamics
[slides]
JEL codes: C61, C73, J33
   Presented by: Jin Li, Kellogg School of Management
   Discussant: Attila Ambrus, Harvard University
 

Resume Padding by Economists?
   Presented by: Christopher Snyder, Dartmouth College
   Discussant: Monic Sun, Stanford University
 

Intra-Firm Bargaining and Learning in a Market Equilibrium
   Presented by: Mikhail Drugov, University of Oxford
   Discussant: Charles Thomas, Clemson University
 

Are CEOs career-concerned?
   Presented by: Steffen Brenner, Humboldt University Berlin
   Discussant: Rick Harbaugh, Indiana University

Session 29: FDI and Multinational Issues

Session Chair: Robert Feinberg, American University
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 10:10 - 12:00
Location: 178 WestVF
 

Where A Contract Is Signed Determines Its Value: Chinese Provincial Variation In Utilized vs. Contracted FDI Flows
JEL codes: F2
   Presented by: Abigail Hornstein, Wesleyan University
   Discussant: Robert Feinberg, American University
 

The optimal behaviour of firms facing stochastic costs
   Presented by: Rosella Nicolini, Institure for Economic Analysis
   Discussant: Mario Pezzino, University of Catania
 

Export-Oriented International Joint Venture: Set-Up Costs, Market Information, and Credit Constraints
   Presented by: Chifeng Dai, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
   Discussant: Alexei Alexandrov, University of Rochester
 

Multinational Production Networks
   Presented by: Maggie Chen, George Washington University
   Discussant: Mauricio Varela, Kellogg School of Management

Session 30: Assessing Competition Policy

Session Chair: Stephen King, Monash University
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 10:10 - 12:00
Location: 161 Ryder
 

Do auctions and forced divestitures increase competition? Evidence for retail gasoline markets
JEL codes: D43, D44, L11
   Presented by: Adriaan Soetevent, University of Amsterdam
   Discussant: Christoph R. Weiss, Vienna University of Economics and Busin
 

Going Once, Going Twice, Reported! Cartel Activity and the Effectiveness of Leniency Programs in Experimental Auctions
   Presented by: Sander Onderstal, University of Amsterdam
   Discussant: Qihong Liu, University of Oklahoma
 

On Detecting Agents’ Non Competitive Influence on Market Data
   Presented by: Rosa Abrantes-Metz, LECG, LLC and Stern School of Business, NYU
   Discussant: Juan-Pablo Montero, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
 

Economic Determinants of International Cartel Fines Imposed by the U.S. Department of Justice, 1990-2008
[slides]
   Presented by: John Connor, Purdue University
   Discussant: Stephen King, Monash University

Session 31: Patent System Reform

Session Chair: Gwendolyn Ball, University of Illinois
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 10:10 - 12:00
Location: 262 WestVF
 

Misclassification in Patent Office Examinations: Evidence from a Matched Sample of Applications
JEL codes: O34
   Presented by: Alfons Palangkaraya, University of Melbourne
   Discussant: Rachel BOCQUET, University of Savoie
 

Mobility and Career Concerns of Patent Examiners: an Analysis of U.S. Data
   Presented by: Corinne Langinier, University of Alberta
   Discussant: Mark McCabe, University of Michigan
 

Patents, Papers, Pairs & Secrets: Contracting over the Disclosure of Scientific Knowledge
   Presented by: Joshua Gans, University of Melbourne
   Discussant: Elisabeth Müller, Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsfor
 

Patent Quality And A Two Tiered Patent System
   Presented by: Vidya Atal, Cornell University
   Discussant: Phoebe Chan, Wheaton College

Session 32: Private Information / Hidden Actions

Session Chair: Marco Castaneda, Tulane University
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 10:10 - 12:00
Location: 217 Ryder
 

A semiparametric test of agent's information sets for games of incomplete information
JEL codes: L00
   Presented by: Salvador Navarro, University of Wisconsin-Madison
   Discussant: Ofer Azar, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
 

Delegation and Nonmonetary Incentives
   Presented by: Attila Ambrus, Harvard University
   Discussant: Levent Çelik, CERGE-EI
 

A Method to Solve a Class of Multi-Dimensional Screening Problems
   Presented by: Sergei Severinov, University of Essex
   Discussant: Andras Niedermayer, Northwestern University
 

Privacy, Publicity, and Choice
   Presented by: Andrew Daughety, Vanderbilt University
   Discussant: Marco Castaneda, Tulane University

Session 33: Consumer Demand for Healthcare: Drugs etc.

Session Chair: William Encinosa,
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 10:10 - 12:00
Location: 233 Ryder
 

How Does Cost-Sharing Affect Drug Purchases? Insurance Regimes in the Private Market for Prescription Drugs
   Presented by: William Encinosa,
   Discussant: Jura Liaukonyte, University of Virginia
 

Is Comparative Advertising an Active Ingredient in the Market for Pain Relief? An Empirical Model of Advertising Content
   Presented by: Jura Liaukonyte, University of Virginia
   Discussant: Jordan Matsudaira, Cornell University
 

The Impact of Drug Advertising on Consumer Choice in Health Care
   Presented by: Daniel Hosken, Federal Trade Commission
   Discussant: Catherine Tucker, MIT Sloan

Session 34: Effects of Mergers

Session Chair: Oana Secrieru, Bank of Canada
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 10:10 - 12:00
Location: 247 Ryder
 

Multi-product merger control with divestitures and price discrimination
JEL codes: L11,L22,D43,L41
   Presented by: Arnaud Féral, University of Cergy-Pontoise
   Discussant: Simon Loertscher, University of Melbourne
 

Mergers and Rivals’ Mark-ups: Evidence from European Paper Manufacturers
   Presented by: Rosen Marinov, Graduate Institute of Int. Studies
   Discussant: Mathieu Luypaert, HU Brussel / KU Leuven
 

What are the Wage and Employment Consequences of Leveraged Buyouts, Private Equity and Acquisitions in the UK?
   Presented by: Kevin Amess, Univeristy of Nottingham
   Discussant: Joacim Tag, Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)
 

Upstream Horizontal Mergers and Efficiency Gains
   Presented by: Apostolis Pavlou, Athens University of Economics and Busin
   Discussant: Oana Secrieru, Bank of Canada

Session 35: Antitrust Analysis of Mergers 2

Session Chair: David Weiskopf, LECG LLC (and Johns Hopkins Univ)
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 10:10 - 12:00
Location: 427 Ryder
 

Approval Regulation and Learning, with Application to Timing of Merger Control
[slides]
JEL codes: L40, L50
   Presented by: Marco Ottaviani, Kellogg, Northwestern University
   Discussant: Kai-Uwe Kuhn, University of Michigan
 

Addressing Endogenous Product Choice in an Empirical Analysis of Merger Effects
   Presented by: Michael Mazzeo, Northwestern University
   Discussant: Cristian Huse, Stockholm School of Economics
 

Three Types of Inefficiency in Strategic Offers: Empirical Identification from Merger Remedy Settlements
   Presented by: Bruce Lyons, University of East Anglia
   Discussant: Luke Froeb, Owen Graduate School of Management
 

Hicks-Marshall Conditions and Defining Antitrust Markets for Intermediate Goods
   Presented by: David Weiskopf, LECG LLC (and Johns Hopkins Univ)
   Discussant: Jo Seldeslachts, Social Science Center Berlin (WZB)

Session 36: Cartels

Session Chair: Alexander Rasch, University of Cologne
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 10:10 - 12:00
Location: 429 Ryder
 

Sustaining Collusion in Growing Markets
   Presented by: Helder Vasconcelos, Universidade Catolica Portuguesa
   Discussant: Alexander Rasch, University of Cologne
 

Collusion in markets with imperfect price information on both sides
[slides]
   Presented by: Christian Schultz, University of Copenhagen
   Discussant: Sven-Olof Fridolfsson, Research Institute of Industrial Ec.
 

International Antitrust Enforcement and Multi-Market Contact
   Presented by: Jay Pil Choi, Michigan State University
   Discussant: Marie Goppelsroeder, University of Amsterdam
 

Collusion and Entry: An Experimental Study
   Presented by: Marie Goppelsroeder, University of Amsterdam
   Discussant: Jay Pil Choi, Michigan State University

Session 37: Innovation Incentives

Session Chair: Anthony Creane, michigan state university
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 10:10 - 12:00
Location: 431 Ryder
 

Dynamic Multi-Activity Contests
JEL codes: C72, D72
   Presented by: Maria Arbatskaya, Emory University
   Discussant: Anthony Creane, michigan state university
 

R&D and Firm Dynamics
   Presented by: Orkhan Hasanaliyev, North Carolina Central University
   Discussant: Maria Arbatskaya, Emory University
 

Launching a Thousand Ships: Incentives for Parallel Innovation
   Presented by: Florian Ederer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
   Discussant: Orkhan Hasanaliyev, North Carolina Central University
 

Underinvestment as entry deterrence
   Presented by: Anthony Creane, michigan state university
   Discussant: Florian Ederer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Session 38: Buyer Power

Session Chair: John Thanassoulis, Oxford University
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 10:10 - 12:00
Location: 433 Ryder
 

Inefficient Buyer Mergers To Obtain Size Discounts
[slides]
JEL codes: K21, L42
   Presented by: Ozlem Bedre, Toulouse School of Economics
   Discussant: Stefan Buehler, University of St. Gallen
 

strategic outsourcing under economies of scale
   Presented by: Yutian Chen, California State University, Long Beach
   Discussant: Chrysovalantou Milliou, Athens University of Economics &Business
 

Equilibrium Market Structure and Product Variety in Successive Oligopolies
   Presented by: Emmanuel Petrakis, University of Crete
   Discussant: Dongsoo Shin, Santa Clara University
 

Upstream Competition And Downstream Buyer Power
   Presented by: John Thanassoulis, Oxford University
   Discussant: Emmanuel Petrakis, University of Crete

Session 39: Some Effects of Regulation

Session Chair: Laura Rondi, Politecnico di Torino
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 10:10 - 12:00
Location: 435 Ryder
 

Product Market Competition and Upstream Innovation: Theory and Evidence from the US Electricity Market Deregulation
JEL codes: O30, L51, L94
   Presented by: Paroma Sanyal, Brandeis University
   Discussant: Massimiliano Piacenza, University of Torino - School of Economics
 

The Influence of Corporatization Process on the Cost of Publicly Provided Local Utilities: Some Insights from Bus Transit Systems
   Presented by: Massimiliano Piacenza, University of Torino - School of Economics
   Discussant: Laura Rondi, Politecnico di Torino
 

Investment and financing decisions of EU energy utilities
   Presented by: Laura Rondi, Politecnico di Torino
   Discussant: Giuliana Battisti, The University of Nottingham
 

The switching decision making process: evidence from UK residential gas market liberalization
   Presented by: Giuliana Battisti, The University of Nottingham
   Discussant: Paroma Sanyal, Brandeis University

Session 40: Online Auctions and eCommerce

Session Chair: Dakshina De Silva, Texas Tech University
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 10:10 - 12:00
Location: 452 Ryder
 

Bidding Behavior in Dynamic Auction Settings: An Empirical Analysis of eBay
JEL codes: D44
   Presented by: ILKE ONUR, University of New South Wales
   Discussant: Jeffrey Livingston, Bentley College
 

Are eBay Auctions Efficient? Sequential Ascending Auctions with New Buyer Entries
   Presented by: Ching-I Huang, National Taiwan University
   Discussant: Harrison Cheng, University of Southern California
 

Simultaneous Auctions of Imperfect Substitute Goods by Sellers of Different Reputations
   Presented by: Chris Dellarocas, University of Maryland
   Discussant: Viplav Saini, Johns Hopkins University
 

Are Incremental Bidders Really Naive? Theory and Evidence from Competing Online Auctions
   Presented by: Rao Fu, Univ. of Texas
   Discussant: Chris Dellarocas, University of Maryland

Session 41: Empiricial Research on Pricing I

Session Chair: Georgia Kosmopoulou, University of Oklahoma
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 10:10 - 12:00
Location: 454 Ryder
 

Price Leadership and Coordination in Retail Gasoline Markets with Price Cycles
   Presented by: Matthew Lewis, The Ohio State University
   Discussant: Matthijs Wildenbeest, Indiana University
 

Product Pricing: The Price Premium of Being on the Firm and Industry Frontiers
   Presented by: Eleftherios Zacharias, AUEB
   Discussant: Matthew Lewis, The Ohio State University
 

An Analysis of Bundle Pricing: The Case of the Corn Seed Market
   Presented by: Kyle Stiegert, University of Wisconsin
   Discussant: Eleftherios Zacharias, AUEB
 

Nonparametric Estimation of the Costs of Non-Sequential Search
   Presented by: Matthijs Wildenbeest, Indiana University
   Discussant: Kyle Stiegert, University of Wisconsin

Session 42: Oligopoly Models of Pricing

Session Chair: Sofronis Clerides, University of Cyprus
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 10:10 - 12:00
Location: 456 Ryder
 

Platform Competition, Compatibility, and Social Efficiency
JEL codes: L11, L15, L40
   Presented by: Ramon Casadesus-Masanell, Harvard Business School
   Discussant: Maxim Sinitsyn, McGill University
 

Long-Term Contracts Soften Competition
   Presented by: Frances Xu, Cornerstone Research
   Discussant: Ramon Casadesus-Masanell, Harvard Business School
 

Asymmetric Price Effects of Competition
   Presented by: Saul Lach, The Hebrew University
   Discussant: Frances Xu, Cornerstone Research
 

Price Promotions in Asymmetric Triopolies.
   Presented by: Maxim Sinitsyn, McGill University
   Discussant: Matthew Nagler, The City College of New York

Session 43: Industrial Organization of Hospitals

Session Chair: Thomas Buchmueller, University of Michigan
Session type: invited
Session JEL code: I11,I18
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 14:20 - 16:10
Location: 170 WestVF
 

Hospital Choice, Hospital Quality and Patient Welfare for Rural Residents: The Impact of the Critical Access Hospital Program
JEL codes: L15 L38 L52 I1
   Presented by: Claudio Lucarelli, Cornell University
   Discussant: Christopher Snyder, Dartmouth College
 

The Effect of Nurse Staffing on the Quality of Care in Nursing Homes: Evidence from a Natural Experiment
   Presented by: Jordan Matsudaira, Cornell University
   Discussant: Mary Deily, Lehigh University
 

Hospital Report Cards, Patients’ Travel Distance, and Health Outcomes
   Presented by: Mary Deily, Lehigh University
   Discussant: Mario Pezzino, University of Catania
 

Hospital competition, vertical product differentiation and minimum quality standards
   Presented by: Mario Pezzino, University of Catania
   Discussant: Gary Fournier, Florida State University

Session 44: Competition in Online Markets

Session Chair: Jeffrey Livingston, Bentley College
Session type: invited
Session JEL code: D4
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 14:20 - 16:10
Location: 010 WestVF
 

The Nature of Competition between Online Auctions
   Presented by: Jeffrey Livingston, Bentley College
   Discussant: Yaron Raviv, Claremont McKenna College
 

A Structural Analysis of Wholesale Used-Car Auctions: Nonparametric Estimation and Testing of Dealers' Valuations with Unknown Number of Bidders
   Presented by: Joonsuk Lee, University of California, Davis
   Discussant: Artyom Shneyerov, Concordia University, CIRANO, CIREQ
 

Identification of the Joint Value Distribution from Auction Data
   Presented by: Christopher Adams, Federal Trade Commission
   Discussant: Kyoo il Kim, University of Minnesota
 

A "Reduced-Form" Nonparametric Test of Common Values in First-Price Auctions with a Binding Reserve Price
   Presented by: Artyom Shneyerov, Concordia University, CIRANO, CIREQ
   Discussant: Christopher Adams, Federal Trade Commission

Session 45: Dynamic Oligopoly

Session Chair: Simon Loertscher, University of Melbourne
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 14:20 - 16:10
Location: 178 WestVF
 

Strategic Implications of Competing For Consumers with Time Inconsistent Preferences
JEL codes: D03,D14,G21,L13
   Presented by: Alexei Alexandrov, University of Rochester
   Discussant: Simon Loertscher, University of Melbourne
 

Reputation, Lock-in, and contractual dynamics: The case of Car Parking services
[slides]
   Presented by: Claudine DESRIEUX, CES University of Paris I
   Discussant: Alexei Alexandrov, University of Rochester
 

Stackelberg Competition in a Dynamic Duopoly
   Presented by: Kwang Soo Cheong, Johns Hopkins University
   Discussant: Claudine DESRIEUX, CES University of Paris I
 

Fee Setting Intermediaries: On Real Estate Agents: Stock Brokers, and Auction Houses
   Presented by: Simon Loertscher, University of Melbourne
   Discussant: Kwang Soo Cheong, Johns Hopkins University

Session 46: Network Neutrality, Compatibility, and Pricing

Session Chair: Byungcheol Kim, Georgia Institute of Technology
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 14:20 - 16:10
Location: 105 Shillman
 

Net Neutrality and Investment Incentives
JEL codes: D4, L12, L4, L4
   Presented by: Byungcheol Kim, Georgia Institute of Technology
   Discussant: Sjaak Hurkens, CSIC
 

Network Externalities, Mutuality, and Compatibility
   Presented by: Matthew Nagler, The City College of New York
   Discussant: Jiawei Chen, University of California-Irvine
 

A retail Benchmarking Approach to Efficient Two-way Access Pricing: Termination Based Price Discrimination with Elastic Subscription Demand.
   Presented by: Sjaak Hurkens, CSIC
   Discussant: Byungcheol Kim, Georgia Institute of Technology
 

Ad-sponsored Business Models and Compatibility Incentives
   Presented by: Feng Zhu, University of Southern California
   Discussant: Jianjun Wu, University of Arizona

Session 47: Vertical Issues in Trade and Geography

Session Chair: Wesley Wilson, Oregon
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 14:20 - 16:10
Location: 262 WestVF
 

Imports "R" Us: Retail Chains as Platforms for Developing-Country Imports
JEL codes: F12, F14, L11,
   Presented by: Emek Basker, University of Missouri
   Discussant: Eng Kooi Lim, Competition Bureau
 

Exporting Behavior under Quality Constraints
   Presented by: Jagadeesh Sivadasan, University of Michigan
   Discussant: Patrick Musso, University of Savoie
 

The Rise of Vertical Specialization Trade
[slides]
   Presented by: Benjamin Bridgman, Bureau of Economic Analysis
   Discussant: Andrea Mantovani, University of Bologna
 

Market Size Matters, Distance Matters: Effects of Market Density on Product Varieties
   Presented by: Hankook Kim, Industry Canada
   Discussant: Wesley Wilson, Oregon

Session 48: Exercising Market Power

Session Chair: Adriaan Soetevent, University of Amsterdam
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 14:20 - 16:10
Location: 135 Shillman
 

Buyer groups, buyer power and outsiders
JEL codes: L13, L42
   Presented by: Stephen King, Monash University
   Discussant: John Connor, Purdue University
 

Multimarket contact, price discrimination, and collusive behavior
   Presented by: Juan-Pablo Montero, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
   Discussant: Sander Onderstal, University of Amsterdam
 

Spatial Concentration and Gasoline Prices
   Presented by: Christoph R. Weiss, Vienna University of Economics and Busin
   Discussant: Adriaan Soetevent, University of Amsterdam
 

Using Coupons to Intertemporally Price Discriminate and Tacitly Collude
   Presented by: Qihong Liu, University of Oklahoma
   Discussant: Rosa Abrantes-Metz, LECG, LLC and Stern School of Business, NYU

Session 49: Bank Pricing and Competition

Session Chair: Amit Gandhi, University of Wisconsin
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 14:20 - 16:10
Location: 305 Shillman
 

Market power in multiple-choice demand functions of banking services. An application to Spanish banks
JEL codes: G21, D24
   Presented by: Alfredo Martin-Oliver, Bank of Spain
   Discussant: José Liñares-Zegarra, University of Granada
 

EXPLOITING OLD CUSTOMERS AND ATTRACTING NEW ONES: THE CASE OF BANK DEPOSIT PRICING
   Presented by: Santiago Carbo-Valverde, Universidad de Granada
   Discussant: Amit Gandhi, University of Wisconsin
 

Lender Transparency, Credit Market Concentration and Loan Pricing
   Presented by: Robert Adams, Federal Reserve Board
   Discussant: Ahmet Aysan, Bogazici University
 

Market Power and Merger Simulation in Retail Banking
   Presented by: Jozsef Molnar, Uk Competition Commission
   Discussant: Marianne Verdier, Telecom ParisTech

Session 50: Networks, Regulation and Entry

Session Chair: Katja Seim, University of Pennsylvania
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 14:20 - 16:10
Location: 335 Shillman
 

Land Use Regulation as a Barrier to Entry
JEL codes: R3, L1, L5
   Presented by: Junichi Suzuki, University of Toronto
   Discussant: Katja Seim, University of Pennsylvania
 

Public Monopoly and Economic Efficiency: Evidence from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s Entry Decisions
   Presented by: Katja Seim, University of Pennsylvania
   Discussant: Junichi Suzuki, University of Toronto
 

Estimating a Model of Strategic Store-Network Choice
   Presented by: Mitsukuni Nishida, The University of Chicago
   Discussant: Zhu Wang, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
 

Network Effects and Geographic Concentration of Industry
   Presented by: Zhu Wang, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
   Discussant: Mitsukuni Nishida, The University of Chicago

Session 51: Research Joint Ventures

Session Chair: Gilberto Turati, Università di Torino
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 14:20 - 16:10
Location: 425 Shillman
 

Breaking Up a Research Consortium
   Presented by: Andras Niedermayer, Northwestern University
   Discussant: Vidya Atal, Cornell University
 

Size of RJVs and Degree of Cooperation in Product Development
   Presented by: Marc Bourreau, Telecom ParisTech
   Discussant: Nisvan Erkal, University of Melbourne
 

Extended RJV cooperation and welfare
   Presented by: Gianluca Femminis, Università Cattolica, Milano
   Discussant: Gilberto Turati, Università di Torino

Session 52: Information topics in IO

Session Chair: Salvador Navarro, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 14:20 - 16:10
Location: 215 Shillman
 

Monopoly Provision of Tune-ins
JEL codes: D83, L82, M37.
   Presented by: Levent Çelik, CERGE-EI
   Discussant: Mikhail Drugov, University of Oxford
 

Joining forces to attract consumers: location choice in a consumer search model
   Presented by: Marielle Non, University of Groningen
   Discussant: Felix Munoz-Garcia, Washington State University
 

Equilibrium Behavior in a Model of Multilateral Negotiations
   Presented by: Charles Thomas, Clemson University
   Discussant: Marc Santugini, HEC Montreal
 

The Preference for Risk in Agency Problems
   Presented by: Chifeng Dai, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
   Discussant: Salvador Navarro, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Session 53: Antitrust Analysis of Mergers 1

Session Chair: Jo Seldeslachts, Social Science Center Berlin (WZB)
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 14:20 - 16:10
Location: 220 Shillman
 

On the Coordinated Effects of Conglomerate Mergers
   Presented by: Kai-Uwe Kuhn, University of Michigan
   Discussant: Marco Ottaviani, Kellogg, Northwestern University
 

Estimating the ‘Coordinated Effects’ of Mergers
   Presented by: Cristian Huse, Stockholm School of Economics
   Discussant: Michael Mazzeo, Northwestern University
 

Mergers in Auctions with an Incumbent Advantage
[slides]
   Presented by: Luke Froeb, Owen Graduate School of Management
   Discussant: Bruce Lyons, University of East Anglia
 

Deterrence of Horizontal Mergers: Empirical Evidence from U.S. Industries
   Presented by: Jo Seldeslachts, Social Science Center Berlin (WZB)
   Discussant: David Weiskopf, LECG LLC (and Johns Hopkins Univ)

Session 54: Productivity and Growth

Session Chair: Kirk White, Economic Research Service, U.S.D.A
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 14:20 - 16:10
Location: 315 Shillman
 

R&D and Productivity: Estimating Production Functions when Productivity is Endogenous
JEL codes: D24, L23,O32
   Presented by: Jordi Jaumandreu, Boston University
   Discussant: Kirk White, Economic Research Service, U.S.D.A
 

The Impact of Entrepreneurship on Schumpeterian Endogenous Growth: Theory and Evidence
   Presented by: Jose Plehn-Dujowich, Temple University
   Discussant: Jordi Jaumandreu, Boston University
 

Total Factor Productivity Growth and Convergence: Test for Non-Convexity
   Presented by: Shunsuke Managi, Yokohama National University
   Discussant: Jose Plehn-Dujowich, Temple University
 

The Impact of Plant-level Resource Reallocations and Technical Progress on U.S. Macroeconomic Growth
   Presented by: Kirk White, Economic Research Service, U.S.D.A
   Discussant: Shunsuke Managi, Yokohama National University

Session 55: Vertical Relations

Session Chair: Stefan Buehler, University of St. Gallen
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 14:20 - 16:10
Location: 440 Egan
 

Endogenous Vertical Contracts and the Mode of Competition
   Presented by: Chrysovalantou Milliou, Athens University of Economics &Business
   Discussant: Ozlem Bedre, Toulouse School of Economics
 

Optimal Purchasing Strategy: Burning What you Bought
   Presented by: Dongsoo Shin, Santa Clara University
   Discussant: John Thanassoulis, Oxford University
 

Making Sense of Non-Binding Retail Price Recommendations
   Presented by: Stefan Buehler, University of St. Gallen
   Discussant: Yutian Chen, California State University, Long Beach

Session 56: Theoretical Research on Pricing

Session Chair: Helder Vasconcelos, Universidade Catolica Portuguesa
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 14:20 - 16:10
Location: 325 Shillman
 

Option Package Bundling
JEL codes: L11
   Presented by: Makoto Hanazono, Nagoya University
   Discussant: Joao Leao, ISCTE
 

Mark-up Pricing Under Demand Uncertainty
[slides]
   Presented by: Michael Salinger, Boston University and FTC
   Discussant: Makoto Hanazono, Nagoya University
 

Inefficient durable-goods monopolies
   Presented by: Joao Montez, University of Lausanne
   Discussant: Michael Salinger, Boston University and FTC
 

The Market for Surprises: Selling Substitute Goods through Lotteries
   Presented by: Joao Leao, ISCTE
   Discussant: Joao Montez, University of Lausanne

Session 57: Econometric Methods in Industrial Organization

Session Chair: Luciano de Castro, University of Illinois
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 14:20 - 16:10
Location: 415 Shillman
 

Using Grid Distributions to Test for Affiliation in Models of First-Price Auctions with Private Values
JEL codes: C20, D44, L1
   Presented by: Luciano de Castro, University of Illinois
   Discussant: E. Weyl, Harvard University
 

Pass-Through as an Economic Tool
   Presented by: E. Weyl, Harvard University
   Discussant: Luciano de Castro, University of Illinois
 

Estimating Sequential-Move Games by a Recursive Conditioning Simulator
   Presented by: Shiko Maruyama, University of New South Wales
   Discussant: Victor Aguirregabiria, University of Toronto
 

Structural Estimation and Counterfactual Experiments in Games when the Data Come from Multiple Equilibria
   Presented by: Victor Aguirregabiria, University of Toronto
   Discussant: Shiko Maruyama, University of New South Wales

Session 58: Mergers and Value

Session Chair: David Balan, Federal Trade Commission
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 14:20 - 16:10
Location: 420 Shillman
 

Industry Determinants of Shareholder Value Creation in European Horizontal Mergers and Acquisitions
JEL codes: G34
   Presented by: Mathieu Luypaert, HU Brussel / KU Leuven
   Discussant: Rosen Marinov, Graduate Institute of Int. Studies
 

The Value of Technology in Takeovers: A Comparison of Corporate Acquisitions and LBOs
   Presented by: Christoph Grimpe, Centre for Europ. Econ Research (ZEW)
   Discussant: Vaiva Petrikaite, University of Groningen
 

A Product Market Theory of Private Equity Buyouts
   Presented by: Joacim Tag, Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)
   Discussant: Kevin Amess, Univeristy of Nottingham
 

Mergers with innovation in differentiated product industries: the case of the supercomputers
   Presented by: Joao Macieira, Virginia Tech
   Discussant: Keith Brand, FTC

Session 59: Contracting and Multi-Sided Platforms

Session Chair: Christiaan Hogendorn, Wesleyan University
Session type: invited
Session JEL code: L15, L24
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 16:30 - 18:20
Location: 010 WestVF
 

Why Do Intermediaries Divert Search?
   Presented by: Bruno Jullien, Universite des Sciences Sociales
   Discussant: Wolfgang Gick, Harvard University
 

Vertical Integration and Exclusivity in Platform and Two-Sided Markets
   Presented by: Robin Lee, Stern School of Business, New York Unive
   Discussant: Zhu Wang, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
 

Industry Concentration and Credit Card Pricing Puzzles
   Presented by: Zhu Wang, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
   Discussant: Robin Lee, Stern School of Business, New York Unive
 

Platform Contracting and Exclusivity
[slides]
   Presented by: Wolfgang Gick, Harvard University
   Discussant: Bruno Jullien, Universite des Sciences Sociales

Session 60: Regulation and Industry Structure

Session Chair: Aude Le Lannier, U. Paris XI and U. Paris I
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 16:30 - 18:10
Location: 170 WestVF
 

Ex Post Regulation Facilitates Collusion
JEL codes: K21, L42, L51
   Presented by: Patrick Beschorner, ZEW Centre for European Economic Research, Mannheim
   Discussant: José Mendoza, Comision Federal de Competencia
 

Regulating a Multi-Utility Firm
   Presented by: carlo scarpa, Univ. of Brescia
   Discussant: Prabal Roy Chowdhury, Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi
 

Regulatory Federalism in Network Industries
   Presented by: Francesc Trillas, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
   Discussant: Leonardo Basso, Universidad de Chile
 

Pollution Permits and the Evolution of Market Structure
   Presented by: Stephen Ryan, MIT
   Discussant: Ulrich Doraszelski, Harvard University

Session 61: Empirical Dynamic Competition - Structural Models

Session Chair: Wei Tan, State University of New York at Stony Br
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 16:30 - 18:20
Location: 178 WestVF
 

A Dynamic Analysis of Consolidation in the Broadcast Television Industry
JEL codes: L10 L13 L22 L96
   Presented by: Jessica Stahl, Boston University
   Discussant: Wei Tan, State University of New York at Stony Br
 

A Dynamic Model of Innovation and Technological Competition in the Supercomputer Industry
   Presented by: Joao Macieira, Virginia Tech
   Discussant: Jessica Stahl, Boston University
 

Advertising and Market Share Dynamics
   Presented by: Minjung Park, University of Minnesota
   Discussant: Joao Macieira, Virginia Tech
 

A dynamic analysis of credit rating market
   Presented by: Wei Tan, State University of New York at Stony Br
   Discussant: Minjung Park, University of Minnesota

Session 62: Trade and IO

Session Chair: Emek Basker, University of Missouri
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 16:30 - 18:20
Location: 105 Shillman
 

MEASURING THE BARRIERS TO TRADE IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS
[slides]
JEL codes: F13, L4, L5, L9
   Presented by: Eng Kooi Lim, Competition Bureau
   Discussant: Jagadeesh Sivadasan, University of Michigan
 

Financial Constraints and Firm Export Behavior
   Presented by: Patrick Musso, University of Savoie
   Discussant: Emek Basker, University of Missouri
 

Intellectual Property Rights, Parallel Import and Cost Reducing Innovation
   Presented by: Andrea Mantovani, University of Bologna
   Discussant: Hankook Kim, Industry Canada
 

Plant and Firm Participation in Steel markets
   Presented by: Wesley Wilson, Oregon
   Discussant: Benjamin Bridgman, Bureau of Economic Analysis

Session 63: Financial Institution Behavior

Session Chair: Georgia Kosmopoulou, University of Oklahoma
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 16:30 - 18:20
Location: 262 WestVF
 

Determinants of the Locations of Payday Lenders, Pawnshops and Check-Cashing Outlets
   Presented by: Robin Prager, FRB
   Discussant: Santiago Carbo-Valverde, Universidad de Granada
 

How Inefficient Are Financial Institutions? A New Approach and Evidence from Thrifts
   Presented by: George Deltas, University of Illinois
   Discussant: Alfredo Martin-Oliver, Bank of Spain
 

Foreign Banks, Economic Shocks and Credit Allocation: The Case of Bulgaria
   Presented by: Evren Damar, SUNY College at Brockport
   Discussant: Jean-Etienne de Bettignies, Queen's University
 

Intrastate Branching Deregulation and Bank Stability: Evidence from U.S. Commercial Banks
   Presented by: Martin Goetz, Brown University
   Discussant: Robin Prager, FRB

Session 64: Industry Dynamics

Session Chair: Andres Musalem, Duke University
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 16:30 - 18:20
Location: 135 Shillman
 

Simple Markov-Perfect Industry Dynamics
[slides]
JEL codes: L13
   Presented by: Nan Yang, VU University Amsterdam and the Tinbergen Institute
   Discussant: Kyoo il Kim, University of Minnesota
 

Industry Dynamics in Growing Markets
   Presented by: Kyoo il Kim, University of Minnesota
   Discussant: Nan Yang, VU University Amsterdam and the Tinbergen Institute
 

The Impact of Initial Financial State on Firm Duration Across Entry Cohorts
   Presented by: Robert Petrunia, Lakehead Universtiy
   Discussant: Andres Musalem, Duke University
 

When Demand Projections Are Too Optimistic: A Structural Model Of Product Line And Pricing Decisions
   Presented by: Andres Musalem, Duke University
   Discussant: Robert Petrunia, Lakehead Universtiy

Session 65: Efficiency and Investment in Restructured Electricity Markets

Session Chair: Chloe Le Coq, Stockholm School of Economics
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 16:30 - 18:20
Location: 215 Shillman
 

Market Organization and Efficiency in Electricity Markets
JEL codes: L94, L51
   Presented by: Erin Mansur, Yale University
   Discussant: Maria-Soledad Arellano, Universidad Adolfo Ibañez
 

Optimal Energy Efficiency Policies and the California Manual: How Well Do They Match?
[slides]
   Presented by: Timothy Brennan, University of Maryland Baltimore County
   Discussant: Michael Waterson, University of Warwick
 

AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF INVESTMENT INCENTIVES MECHANISMS IN THE ELECTRICITY INDUSTRY
   Presented by: Carine staropoli, University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne
   Discussant: Tobias Veith, ZEW
 

Pricing and Capacity Provision in Electricity Markets
   Presented by: Chloe Le Coq, Stockholm School of Economics
   Discussant: Erin Mansur, Yale University

Session 66: Innovation Policy

Session Chair: Chrysovalantou Milliou, Athens University of Economics &Business
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 16:30 - 18:20
Location: 335 Shillman
 

Government Subsidies for New Product R&D in Liquidity Constrained Firms
   Presented by: Jianjun Wu, University of Arizona
   Discussant: Alberto Galasso, University of Toronto
 

Self-selection in the market for VC and growth performances: evidence from a sample of Italian New Technology-Based Firms
   Presented by: Massimo Colombo, Politecnico di Milano
   Discussant: Katrin Cremers, ZEW
 

Direct public subsidies and the productivity of high-tech start-ups: exploring the governmental ‘build efficiency’ function
   Presented by: Samuele Murtinu, Politecnico di Milano
   Discussant: Gwendolyn Ball, University of Illinois
 

Wage effects of R&D tax incentives: Evidence from the Netherlands
   Presented by: Boris Lokshin, University of Maastricht
   Discussant: Timothy Simcoe, University of Toronto

Session 67: Product Variety and Design

Session Chair: Heski Bar-Isaac, NYU
Session type: invited
Session JEL code: L11
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 16:30 - 18:20
Location: 425 Shillman
 

Customization with Virtically Differentiated Products
JEL codes: D43, L13, C72
   Presented by: Oksana Loginova, University of Missouri
   Discussant: Chi Leung Wong, Shanghai University of Finance and Econ
 

Multiproduct Firms and The Diamond Paradox
   Presented by: Andrew Rhodes, University of Oxford
   Discussant: Heski Bar-Isaac, NYU
 

The Choice of the Number of Varieties: Justifying Simple Mechanisms
   Presented by: Chi Leung Wong, Shanghai University of Finance and Econ
   Discussant: Oksana Loginova, University of Missouri
 

Dispersed Design and Costly Search
   Presented by: Heski Bar-Isaac, NYU
   Discussant: Andrew Rhodes, University of Oxford

Session 68: Media and Advertising

Session Chair: Octavian Carare, University of Texas at Dallas
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 16:30 - 18:20
Location: 440 Egan
 

New Determinants of Advertising Rates and Pricing Strategy in the Product Market: An Application to the Press Industry
JEL codes: L82, M37, D42
   Presented by: Joanna POUSSET, University of the Balearic Islands
   Discussant: Ryanne van Dalen, University of Groningen
 

The Effects of Audience Composition in the Dutch Radio Broadcasting Industry
   Presented by: Ryanne van Dalen, University of Groningen
   Discussant: Joanna POUSSET, University of the Balearic Islands
 

Business Stealing in NetworkTelevision
   Presented by: Octavian Carare, University of Texas at Dallas
   Discussant: Darlene Chisholm, Suffolk University

Session 69: Exclusive Dealings

Session Chair: Mark McCabe, University of Michigan
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 16:30 - 18:20
Location: 220 Shillman
 

Exclusive Contracts, Innovation, and Welfare
JEL codes: L4, L1,
   Presented by: Yongmin Chen, University of Colorado at Boulder
   Discussant: Maarten Pieter Schinkel, University of Amsterdam
 

Predatory Exclusive Dealing
   Presented by: Joachim Klein, Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich
   Discussant: Haizhen Lin, Indiana University
 

Digital Rights Management and Technological Tying
   Presented by: Jin-Hyuk Kim, University of Cambridge
   Discussant: Yuliya Bolotova, University of Idaho

Session 70: Technology Adoption and Diffusion

Session Chair: Luca Lambertini, University of Bologna
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 16:30 - 18:20
Location: 315 Shillman
 

Adoption is Not Development: First Mover Advantages in the Diffusion of New Technology
   Presented by: Francisco Ruiz-Aliseda, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and IESE (SP-SP)
   Discussant: Luca Lambertini, University of Bologna
 

Technology Adoption with forward looking agents
   Presented by: Filomena Garcia, ISEG/Technical University of Lisbon
   Discussant: Francisco Ruiz-Aliseda, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and IESE (SP-SP)
 

Formal and Informal Technology Transfer from Academia to Industry: Complementarity Effects and Innovation Performance
   Presented by: Christoph Grimpe, Centre for Europ. Econ Research (ZEW)
   Discussant: Filomena Garcia, ISEG/Technical University of Lisbon
 

The Incentive to Invest in Environmental-Friendly Technologies: Dynamics Makes a Difference
   Presented by: Luca Lambertini, University of Bologna
   Discussant: Christoph Grimpe, Centre for Europ. Econ Research (ZEW)

Session 71: Information Technology and E-Commerce

Session Chair: Jeffrey Prince, Cornell University
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 16:30 - 18:20
Location: 305 Shillman
 

The Internet and Local Wages: Convergence or Divergence?
JEL codes: O33, R11
   Presented by: Chris Forman, Georgia Institute of Technology
   Discussant: Christian Trudeau, University of Windsor
 

Adaptation to Digitization and Efficiency among French Record Companies
   Presented by: François MOREAU, CNAM
   Discussant: Chris Forman, Georgia Institute of Technology
 

Entrepreneurial Entry and Information Technology Shocks: The Unvarying Experience of IT Consultancies
   Presented by: Kenneth Simons, Rensselaer
   Discussant: François MOREAU, CNAM
 

Automatic user contributions and price competition
   Presented by: Christian Trudeau, University of Windsor
   Discussant: Kenneth Simons, Rensselaer

Session 72: Auctions: Issues in Contest Design and Public Policy

Session Chair: Yaron Raviv, Claremont McKenna College
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 16:30 - 18:20
Location: 325 Shillman
 

Minority subcontracting goals in government procurement auctions
JEL codes: H4, H57, D44
   Presented by: Dakshina De Silva, Texas Tech University
   Discussant: Lawrence White, New York University
 

The 40% Handicap Auction
   Presented by: Yosuke Yasuda, GRIPS
   Discussant: Thomas Jeitschko, Michigan State University
 

A Model of Bundling: Politician Preferences and Non-rigid Caps on Political Lobbying
   Presented by: Ivan Pastine, University College Dublin
   Discussant: Yosuke Yasuda, GRIPS
 

The Crowdsourcer's Dilemma: Design and Efficiency of All-Pay Contests with Incomplete Information.
   Presented by: Nikolay Archak, NYU Stern
   Discussant: Ching-I Huang, National Taiwan University

Session 73: Theoretical Research on Information and Pricing

Session Chair: Christopher Snyder, Dartmouth College
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 16:30 - 18:20
Location: 415 Shillman
 

A Search Cost Model of Obfuscation
   Presented by: Alexander Wolitzky, MIT
   Discussant: Heiko Karle, University of Mannheim
 

Paying for Anonymity: Privacy, Price Discrimination, and the Value of Anonymous Transactions
   Presented by: Liad Wagman, Duke University
   Discussant: Alexander Wolitzky, MIT
 

Static and Dynamic Pricing: A Joint Analysis of Nonlinear Pricing and Promotions
   Presented by: Sofronis Clerides, University of Cyprus
   Discussant: Liad Wagman, Duke University
 

Pricing and Information Disclosure in Markets with Loss-Averse Consumers
   Presented by: Heiko Karle, University of Mannheim
   Discussant: Sofronis Clerides, University of Cyprus

Session 74: Productivity

Session Chair: Amit Gandhi, University of Wisconsin
Session type: invited
Date: April 4, 2009
Time: 16:30 - 18:20
Location: 420 Shillman
 

FIRM-LEVEL PRODUCTIVITY UNDER THE “LOI FILLON” IN FRANCE
   Presented by: Faye Steiner, Stanford University and Universite Paris
   Discussant: Frederic Warzynski, Aarhus School of Business
 

Identifying Production Functions using Restrictions from Economic Theory
   Presented by: Amit Gandhi, University of Wisconsin
   Discussant: valerie smeets, Aarhus School of Business
 

Understanding Price Behavior in Danish Manufacturing at the Product and Firm Level: Evidence from a Transaction-Level Dataset
   Presented by: Frederic Warzynski, Aarhus School of Business
   Discussant: Faye Steiner, Stanford University and Universite Paris
 

Does Input Quality Drive Measured Differences in Firm Productivity?
   Presented by: valerie smeets, Aarhus School of Business
   Discussant: Amit Gandhi, University of Wisconsin

Session 75: Airlines

Session Chair: Nicholas Rupp, East Carolina University
Session type: invited
Date: April 5, 2009
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: 010 WestVF
 

Dynamic Non-Price Effects of Multimarket Contact: Evidence from an Airline Merger
   Presented by: Volodymyr Bilotkach, University of California, Irvine
   Discussant: Claudio Piga, Loughborough University
 

Mergers and Business Model Assimilation:evidence from Low-Cost airlines Takeovers
   Presented by: Claudio Piga, Loughborough University
   Discussant: Nicholas Rupp, East Carolina University
 

Airline Strategic Alliances in Overlapping Markets: Should Policy Makers be Concerned?
   Presented by: Philip Gayle, Kansas State University
   Discussant: Volodymyr Bilotkach, University of California, Irvine
 

Do consumers benefit from price assurance guarantees? Evidence from on-line travel agents
   Presented by: Nicholas Rupp, East Carolina University
   Discussant: Philip Gayle, Kansas State University

Session 76: Market Structure and Network Effects

Session Chair: Pai-Ling Yin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Session type: invited
Date: April 5, 2009
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: 170 WestVF
 

Monopolies in Two-Sided Markets: Comparative Statics and Identification
JEL codes: L12, L40, L50
   Presented by: E. Weyl, Harvard University
   Discussant: Pai-Ling Yin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 

Two-sided Dynamics in Markets with Network Effects and Switching Costs
   Presented by: Jiawei Chen, University of California-Irvine
   Discussant: XU Li, shanghai Jiaotong University
 

Asymmetric Network Effects
   Presented by: Pai-Ling Yin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
   Discussant: Tatiana Farina, Boston College

Session 77: Cartel theory

Session Chair: Wallace Mullin, George Washington University
Session type: invited
Date: April 5, 2009
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: 178 WestVF
 

Endogenous Cartel Formation with Heterogeneous Firms
JEL codes: L14
   Presented by: Joseph Harrington, Johns Hopkins University
   Discussant: Marc Escrihuela, Universitat de les Illes Balears
 

on cartel stability and endogenous sequencing with tacit collusion
   Presented by: Marc Escrihuela, Universitat de les Illes Balears
   Discussant: Joseph Harrington, Johns Hopkins University
 

Downstream Competition, Exclusive Dealing and Upstream Collusion
   Presented by: Clémence Christin, Ecole Polytechnique
   Discussant: Sébastien Mitraille, Toulouse Business School
 

The Impact of Speculation on Oligopolistic Behavior
   Presented by: Sébastien Mitraille, Toulouse Business School
   Discussant: Clémence Christin, Ecole Polytechnique

Session 78: Finance Issues

Session Chair: George Deltas, University of Illinois
Session type: invited
Date: April 5, 2009
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: 260 WestVF
 

The Credit Ratings Game
JEL codes: D82,G24,L15
   Presented by: Joel Shapiro, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
   Discussant: Odilon Camara, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
 

ARE SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES’ DEFAULT PROBABILITIES LESS CYCLICAL? EVIDENCE FROM ITALY
   Presented by: Juri Marcucci, Bank of Italy
   Discussant: Francisco Rodriguez-Fernandez, University of Granada
 

Choice of Product under Government Regulation:
   Presented by: Elena Krasnok,
   Discussant: Evren Damar, SUNY College at Brockport
 

Markets with interested advisors - On brokers, matchmakers, and middlemen
   Presented by: Marco Haan, University of Groningen
   Discussant: George Deltas, University of Illinois

Session 79: Firms and Markets

Session Chair: Birger Wernerfelt, MIT
Session type: invited
Date: April 5, 2009
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: 262 WestVF
 

Firms, markets, and the work ethic
JEL codes: L14, D86, D02
   Presented by: Michael Rauh, Indiana University
   Discussant: Birger Wernerfelt, MIT
 

Delegation of Authority in Oligopoly
   Presented by: Christian Ruzzier, Harvard Business School
   Discussant: Patrick Herbst, Goethe-University Frankfurt
 

Contractual solutions to hold-up problems with hidden information and unobservable investments
   Presented by: Patrick Schmitz, University of Cologne
   Discussant: Jin Li, Kellogg School of Management
 

Inefficient Pre-bargaining Search
   Presented by: Birger Wernerfelt, MIT
   Discussant: Michael Raith, University of Rochester

Session 80: Vehicles, Fuel Economy, and Air Pollution

Session Chair: Timothy Brennan, University of Maryland Baltimore County
Session type: invited
Date: April 5, 2009
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: 270 WestVF
 

Automobile Prices, Gasoline Prices, and Consumer Demand for Fuel Economy
JEL codes: L1, L9, Q4, Q5
   Presented by: Nathan Miller, Department of Justice
   Discussant: Ana Maria Herrera, Wayne State University
 

Green Drivers or Free Riders? An Analysis of Tax Rebates for Hybrid Vehicles
   Presented by: Ambarish Chandra, University of British Columbia
   Discussant: Nathan Miller, Department of Justice
 

Building Out Alternative Fuel Retail Infrastructure: Government Fleet Spillovers in E85
   Presented by: Kenneth Corts, University of Toronto
   Discussant: Ambarish Chandra, University of British Columbia
 

Sacred Cars? Optimal Regulation of Stationary and Non-stationary Pollution Sources
   Presented by: Catherine Wolfram, University of California, Berkeley
   Discussant: Timothy Brennan, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Session 81: Industry Dynamics in Banking and Telecommunications

Session Chair: Victor Aguirregabiria, University of Toronto
Session type: invited
Date: April 5, 2009
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: 272 WestVF
 

Local Entry Decisions in the US Banking Industry
JEL codes: G21, L11, L13
   Presented by: Ramiro de Elejalde, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
   Discussant: Victor Aguirregabiria, University of Toronto
 

Bank Expasion after the Riegle-Neal Act: The Role of Diversification of Local-Market Risk
   Presented by: Victor Aguirregabiria, University of Toronto
   Discussant: Ramiro de Elejalde, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
 

Who thinks about the competition? Managerial ability and strategic entry in US local telephone markets
   Presented by: Mo Xiao, University of Arizona
   Discussant: Mian Dai, Drexel University
 

Strategic Interactions and Market Structure in the U.S. Mobile Telecommunications Industry
   Presented by: Mian Dai, Drexel University
   Discussant: Mo Xiao, University of Arizona

Session 82: Reputation and Certification

Session Chair: Eric Rasmusen, Indiana University
Session type: invited
Session JEL code: L15
Date: April 5, 2009
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: 425 Shillman
 

How Does Variance of Consumer Ratings Matter?
   Presented by: Monic Sun, Stanford University
   Discussant: Steffen Brenner, Humboldt University Berlin
 

Collective Reputation Effects: the Case of Bordeaux Wines
   Presented by: Olivier Gergaud, Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne
   Discussant: Eric Rasmusen, Indiana University
 

Imperfect Certification
   Presented by: Yiquan Gu, University of Dortmund (TU) and RGS Econ
   Discussant: Olivier Gergaud, Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne
 

How Useful Is a Product Umbrella for Reputation?
[slides]
   Presented by: Eric Rasmusen, Indiana University
   Discussant: Yiquan Gu, University of Dortmund (TU) and RGS Econ

Session 83: Internet and Search

Session Chair: V Brian Viard, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business
Session type: invited
Date: April 5, 2009
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: 210 Shillman
 

Patterns of e-commerce adoption and intensity. Evidence for the European Union-27
JEL codes: L86;L96;O33;O52
   Presented by: Maria Vicente, University of Oviedo
   Discussant: John Thanassoulis, Oxford University
 

Is Multimedia Convergence To Be Welcomed?
   Presented by: John Thanassoulis, Oxford University
   Discussant: V Brian Viard, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business
 

The Effect of Content on Global Internet Adoption
   Presented by: V Brian Viard, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business
   Discussant: Maria Vicente, University of Oviedo

Session 84: Merger Effects

Session Chair: Julie Carlson, Federal Trade Commission
Session type: invited
Date: April 5, 2009
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: 215 Shillman
 

Interfuel Substitution and the Price Effects of Coal Mergers: Evidence from the Powder River Basin
JEL codes: L1
   Presented by: Matthew Weinberg, Princeton University
   Discussant: Yaa Owusua Akosa Antwi, Carnegie Mellon University
 

Critical Import Elasticities, Geographic Market Definition and the "Imports-as-Market-Discipline" Hypothesis
   Presented by: Julie Carlson, Federal Trade Commission
   Discussant: Mitsuru SUNADA, JFTC
 

Applications of Critical Loss Analysis in Antitrust Market Definition: Recent Korean Merger Cases in Soju and Beer Industries
   Presented by: Seonghoon Jeon,
   Discussant: Christopher Garmon, Federal Trade Commission
 

An Empirical Investigation of the Toho-Subaru Antitrust Case: A Merger in the Japanese Movie Theater Market
   Presented by: Mitsuru SUNADA, JFTC
   Discussant: Cory Capps, Bates White

Session 85: Intellectual Property Rights and Open Source

Session Chair: Wen Zhou, University of Hong Kong
Session type: invited
Date: April 5, 2009
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: 220 Shillman
 

A Look Inside the Forge: Developer Productivity and Spillovers in Open Source Projects
JEL codes: D20, L11, L23
   Presented by: Jan Eilhard, Cerna
   Discussant: Wen Zhou, University of Hong Kong
 

A Two Sided Market Analysis of Technology Sharing: Open Source and Proprietary Firms
   Presented by: Michael Johnson, Clark University
   Discussant: Jan Eilhard, Cerna
 

Converting Pirates without Cannibalizing Purchasers: The Effect of Digital Distribution on Physical Sales and Internet Piracy
   Presented by: Michael Smith, Carnegie Mellon University
   Discussant: Michael Johnson, Clark University
 

Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement in Imperfect Markets
   Presented by: Wen Zhou, University of Hong Kong
   Discussant: Michael Smith, Carnegie Mellon University

Session 86: The Determinants of R&D

Session Chair: Vicar Valencia, RMIT University
Session type: invited
Date: April 5, 2009
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: 420 Shillman
 

The Impact of R&D Alliance on the Survival and Profitability of Newly Listed High Tech Firms
JEL codes: L1, L24, O32
   Presented by: Vicar Valencia, RMIT University
   Discussant: Massimo Colombo, Politecnico di Milano
 

Patents and business-science research partnerships
   Presented by: Isabel Pereira, United Nations Development Programme
   Discussant: Albert Banal-Estanol, City University and Universitat Pompeu Fabra
 

Productivity Leadership and Strategic Investments in Innovation: The Adoption of E-Business Capabilities
   Presented by: Kristina McElheran, Harvard Business School
   Discussant: Vicar Valencia, RMIT University
 

The Impact of Industry Collaboration on Academic Research Output: A Dynamic Panel Data Analysis
   Presented by: Albert Banal-Estanol, City University and Universitat Pompeu Fabra
   Discussant: Kristina McElheran, Harvard Business School

Session 87: Effects of Price and Quality Regulation

Session Chair: Janice Hauge, University of North Texas
Session type: invited
Date: April 5, 2009
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: 315 Shillman
 

Vertical Differentiation and Factor Substitution: An Empirical Study of Minimum Quality Standards in the Nursing Home Industry
JEL codes: L5
   Presented by: Min Chen, CRA International (Formerly Charles River Associates)
   Discussant: Janice Hauge, University of North Texas
 

Measuring Welfare and the Effects of Regulation in a Government-Created Market: The Case of Medicare Part D Plans
   Presented by: Jeffrey Prince, Cornell University
   Discussant: Min Chen, CRA International (Formerly Charles River Associates)
 

Price floor regulations and competition in gasoline retail markets
   Presented by: Jean-Francois Houde, University of Wisconsin-Madison
   Discussant: Jeffrey Prince, Cornell University
 

Oust the louse: do political pressures discipline regulators?
   Presented by: Janice Hauge, University of North Texas
   Discussant: Jean-Francois Houde, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Session 88: The Organization of Production and Distribution

Session Chair: Bruce Lyons, University of East Anglia
Session type: invited
Session JEL code: L2
Date: April 5, 2009
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: 320 Shillman
 

Outsourcing and Contract Form in Network Industries
JEL codes: L14, L24, L93
   Presented by: Silke Forbes, University of California, San Diego
   Discussant: Aude Le Lannier, U. Paris XI and U. Paris I
 

Innovation and subcontracting relationships: empirical evidence from the "Sillon Aplin"
   Presented by: Rachel BOCQUET, University of Savoie
   Discussant: Renata Kosova, Cornell University
 

Scale, Scope and Spillovers: Evidence from Franchised Chains
   Presented by: Francine Lafontaine, University of Michigan
   Discussant: Silke Forbes, University of California, San Diego
 

The Effects of Capacity on Sales Under Alternative Vertical Contracts,
   Presented by: Julie Mortimer, Harvard University
   Discussant: Stefan Buehler, University of St. Gallen

Session 89: Auctions: Theory and Empirics

Session Chair: Christopher Adams, Federal Trade Commission
Session type: invited
Date: April 5, 2009
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: 325 Shillman
 

The Effect of Different Reserve Prices on Auction Outcomes
JEL codes: D44
   Presented by: Yaron Raviv, Claremont McKenna College
   Discussant: Dakshina De Silva, Texas Tech University
 

Winner’s Experience and Survival of Firms in Procurement Auctions
   Presented by: Georgia Kosmopoulou, University of Oklahoma
   Discussant: Rao Fu, Univ. of Texas
 

Nonparametrically Testing Auction Theory
   Presented by: Daniel Quint, University of Wisconsin - Madison
   Discussant: Christopher Adams, Federal Trade Commission
 

Loss Aversion? What Loss Aversion? Some Surprising Evidence from the Art Market
   Presented by: Lawrence White, New York University
   Discussant: ILKE ONUR, University of New South Wales

Session 90: Empirical Research on Pricing II

Session Chair: Alberto Salvo, Northwestern University
Session type: invited
Date: April 5, 2009
Time: 8:00 - 9:50
Location: 415 Shillman
 

The Impact of Value Added Tax on Retail Prices
JEL codes: H2 H22 D4
   Presented by: Jorge Tovar, Universidad de Los Andes
   Discussant: Jonathan Smith, Boston University
 

Market Structure and Competition in Food Retail: Some Evidences from Brazil
   Presented by: Elizabeth Farina, Universisty of Sao Paulo
   Discussant: Jorge Tovar, Universidad de Los Andes
 

Consumers' Quality Choices during Demand Peaks
   Presented by: Helena Perrone, Toulouse School of Economics (GREMAQ, INRA)
   Discussant: Elizabeth Farina, Universisty of Sao Paulo
 

Grads, Dads, and Christmas: Seasonal Variation in Average Price and Elasticity of Demand
   Presented by: Jonathan Smith, Boston University
   Discussant: Helena Perrone, Toulouse School of Economics (GREMAQ, INRA)

Session 91: Productivity and Pricing in Transportation Markets

Session Chair: Wesley Wilson, Oregon
Session type: invited
Date: April 5, 2009
Time: 10:10 - 12:00
Location: 010 WestVF
 

Market Dominance and Competition: A Study of Spatial Prices in Railroad Markets
   Presented by: Wesley Wilson, Oregon
   Discussant: Marcella Nicolini, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei
 

Analyzing the Effects of a Merger between Airline Codeshare Partners
   Presented by: Dave Brown, Student
   Discussant: Kenneth Boyer, Michigan State University
 

Local Public Transport in Europe: Institutions and Public Ownership
   Presented by: Marcella Nicolini, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei
   Discussant: Wesley Wilson, Oregon
 

The Leader's Curse in the Airline Industry
   Presented by: Mauricio Varela, Kellogg School of Management
   Discussant: Catherine Wolfram, University of California, Berkeley

Session 92: Network Size, Participation and Performance

Session Chair: Guofu Tan, University of Southern California
Session type: invited
Date: April 5, 2009
Time: 10:10 - 12:00
Location: 170 WestVF
 

Olson’s Paradox Revisited: An Empirical Analysis of File-sharing Behaviour in P2P Communities.
   Presented by: Sylvain Dejean, University of Rennes 1
   Discussant: Feng Zhu, University of Southern California
 

Platform Pricing at Sportscard Conventions
   Presented by: Marc Rysman, Boston University
   Discussant: Chifeng Dai, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
 

The strategy choice of the monopolistic market intermediary the ratio of platform mode and merchant mode
   Presented by: XU Li, shanghai Jiaotong University
   Discussant: Guofu Tan, University of Southern California
 

Platform Competition with Complementary Products
   Presented by: Guofu Tan, University of Southern California
   Discussant: E. Weyl, Harvard University

Session 93: Differentiation and Collusion

Session Chair: Franco Mariuzzo, The Geary Institute
Session type: invited
Date: April 5, 2009
Time: 10:10 - 12:00
Location: 178 WestVF
 

Tacit Collusion in the 1950's Automobile Industry? Revisting Bresnahan (1987)
JEL codes: L11
   Presented by: David Rapson, UC Davis
   Discussant: Franco Mariuzzo, The Geary Institute
 

Welfare-Enhancing, Trade-Restricting Collusion in Geographically Separated Markets with Differentiated Goods
   Presented by: Alberto Salvo, Northwestern University
   Discussant: Alexander Rasch, University of Cologne
 

Customer-side transparency, elastic demand, and tacit collusion under differentiation
   Presented by: Alexander Rasch, University of Cologne
   Discussant: Ana Maria Herrera, Wayne State University
 

Dynamic Pricing and Asymmetries in Retail Gasoline Markets: What Can They Tell Us About Price Stickiness?
   Presented by: Ana Maria Herrera, Wayne State University
   Discussant: Alberto Salvo, Northwestern University

Session 94: Venture Capital

Session Chair: Joel Shapiro, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Session type: invited
Date: April 5, 2009
Time: 10:10 - 12:00
Location: 260 WestVF
 

The impact of venture capital on innovation behaviour and firm growth
JEL codes: G32 M13 M21 O12
   Presented by: Michael Peneder, Austrian Institute of Economic Research
   Discussant: Juri Marcucci, Bank of Italy
 

Product Market Competition and the Financing of New Ventures
   Presented by: Jean-Etienne de Bettignies, Queen's University
   Discussant: Joel Shapiro, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
 

The Effects of Market Structure on Specialization Decisions in Venture Capital
   Presented by: Michael Mazzeo, Northwestern University
   Discussant: Michael Peneder, Austrian Institute of Economic Research
 

Syndication and Termination of Viable Competing Projects
   Presented by: Nisvan Erkal, University of Melbourne
   Discussant: Marco Haan, University of Groningen

Session 95: Issues in Organization Design

Session Chair: Xinyu Hua, HKUST
Session type: invited
Date: April 5, 2009
Time: 10:10 - 12:00
Location: 262 WestVF
 

Public versus private ownership: Quantity contracts and the allocation of investment tasks
JEL codes: D86,D23,L33,H11
   Presented by: Eva Hoppe, University of Cologne
   Discussant: Odilon Camara, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
 

The design of vertical R&D collaborations
   Presented by: Patrick Herbst, Goethe-University Frankfurt
   Discussant: Tianle Zhang, University of Colorado at Boulder
 

Delegation in Multi-Divisional Firms: Determinants of the Organizational Structure of I.T. Purchasing Authority
   Presented by: Kristina McElheran, Harvard Business School
   Discussant: Eva Hoppe, University of Cologne
 

Advocates, Information Transmission, and Sequential Search
   Presented by: Xinyu Hua, HKUST
   Discussant: Patrick Schmitz, University of Cologne

Session 96: Market Power in Power Markets

Session Chair: Michael Waterson, University of Warwick
Session type: invited
Date: April 5, 2009
Time: 10:10 - 12:00
Location: 270 WestVF
 

What power has the Power of One? Effects of an advertising campaign to boost energy efficiency
JEL codes: Q48;Q41
   Presented by: Laura Malaguzzi Valeri, Economic and Social Research Insititute
   Discussant: Chloe Le Coq, Stockholm School of Economics
 

Price transmission in the UK electricity market: was NETA beneficial?
   Presented by: Michael Waterson, University of Warwick
   Discussant: Carine staropoli, University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne
 

Strategic Pricing and Competition in Retail Energy Markets
   Presented by: Tobias Veith, ZEW
   Discussant: Dmitriy Kha, Suffolk University
 

Energy Efficiency: Efficiency or Monopsony?
[slides]
   Presented by: Timothy Brennan, University of Maryland Baltimore County
   Discussant: Svetlana Ikonnikova, University of Texas, Austin

Session 97: Product Variety and Entry Models

Session Chair: Tobias Wenzel, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Session type: invited
Date: April 5, 2009
Time: 10:10 - 12:00
Location: 272 WestVF
 

Cities and Product Variety in the Restaurant Industry
[slides]
JEL codes: L10, R3
   Presented by: Nathan Schiff, Brown University
   Discussant: Tobias Wenzel, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
 

Product Variety, Price Elasticity of Demand and Fixed Cost in Spatial Models
   Presented by: Tobias Wenzel, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
   Discussant: Nathan Schiff, Brown University
 

Can the Threat of Entry Reduce Competition?
   Presented by: Martin Byford, University of Colorado, Boulder
   Discussant: Rossella Argenziano, University of Essex
 

Preemption and the Efficiency of Entry
   Presented by: Rossella Argenziano, University of Essex
   Discussant: Martin Byford, University of Colorado, Boulder

Session 98: Patents and the Courts

Session Chair: Emmanuel Petrakis, University of Crete
Session type: invited
Date: April 5, 2009
Time: 10:10 - 12:00
Location: 425 Shillman
 

Patent Thickets and the Market for Innovation: Evidence from Settlement of Patent Disputes
JEL codes: K41, L24, O31
   Presented by: Alberto Galasso, University of Toronto
   Discussant: Elizabeth Webster, University of Melbourne
 

Do German Courts like Europeans more than Germans? Stability of European Patents in Patent Infringement Cases in Germany.
   Presented by: Katrin Cremers, ZEW
   Discussant: Luke Froeb, Owen Graduate School of Management
 

The Efficiency and Accuracy of Patent Litigation: The Impact of Judicial Experience
   Presented by: Gwendolyn Ball, University of Illinois
   Discussant: Alfons Palangkaraya, University of Melbourne
 

Competing on Standards? Entrepreneurship, Intellectual Property and Platform Technologies
   Presented by: Timothy Simcoe, University of Toronto
   Discussant: Corinne Langinier, University of Alberta

Session 99: Moral Hazard and Dynamic Concerns

Session Chair: Michael Waldman, Cornell University
Session type: invited
Date: April 5, 2009
Time: 10:10 - 12:00
Location: 210 Shillman
 

Scams and Liquidity
JEL codes: L15 K11 and K12
   Presented by: Wallace Mullin, George Washington University
   Discussant: Aron Toth, University of Warwick
 

The Great Industry Gamble: Market Structure Dynamics with Moral Hazard
   Presented by: Aron Toth, University of Warwick
   Discussant: Michael Waldman, Cornell University
 

Leasing, Lemons, and Moral Hazard
   Presented by: Michael Waldman, Cornell University
   Discussant: Wallace Mullin, George Washington University

Session 100: Telecommunications and Spectrum Issues

Session Chair: Kai Hueschelrath, Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)
Session type: invited
Date: April 5, 2009
Time: 10:10 - 12:00
Location: 215 Shillman
 

Intra-Household Effects on Demand for Telephone Service: Empirical Evidence
JEL codes: C35, D12, D13
   Presented by: Ching-I Huang, National Taiwan University
   Discussant: Atanu Lahiri, University of Rochester
 

How to distribute the digital dividend? - Estimating the value of alternative uses of freed-up TV band spectrum in Germany
   Presented by: Kai Hueschelrath, Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)
   Discussant: Mian Dai, Drexel University
 

Pricing of Wireless Services: Application Pricing Vs. Traffic Pricing
   Presented by: Atanu Lahiri, University of Rochester
   Discussant: Ching-I Huang, National Taiwan University
 

Competition and Capacity Investment: Evidence from the FCC’s auction
   Presented by: Mian Dai, Drexel University
   Discussant: Kai Hueschelrath, Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)

Session 101: Antitrust Penalties

Session Chair: Patrick Beschorner, ZEW Centre for European Economic Research, Mannheim
Session type: invited
Date: April 5, 2009
Time: 10:10 - 12:00
Location: 220 Shillman
 

On the Overcharge Method as a Measure for Antitrust Damages
JEL codes: C13, D43, L41
   Presented by: Maarten Pieter Schinkel, University of Amsterdam
   Discussant: Patrick Beschorner, ZEW Centre for European Economic Research, Mannheim
 

Innovation and Optimal Punishment, with Antitrust Applications
   Presented by: Haizhen Lin, Indiana University
   Discussant: Evangelos Rouskas, Athens Univ. of Economics & Business
 

Paragraph IV Certification in the Hatch-Waxman Act: Preventing Anti-competitive Settlements in Patent Litigation
   Presented by: Patrick Beschorner, ZEW Centre for European Economic Research, Mannheim
   Discussant: Yongmin Chen, University of Colorado at Boulder
 

Factors Influencing the Magnitude of Cartel Overcharges: An Empirical Analysis of the US Market
[slides]
   Presented by: Yuliya Bolotova, University of Idaho
   Discussant: Jin-Hyuk Kim, University of Cambridge

Session 102: Innovation and Product Market Competition

Session Chair: Hodaka Morita, University of New South Wales
Session type: invited
Date: April 5, 2009
Time: 10:10 - 12:00
Location: 315 Shillman
 

Creative Destruction and Productive Preemption
JEL codes: G24, L1, L2, M1
   Presented by: Lars Persson, Research Institute of Industrial Econ
   Discussant: Hodaka Morita, University of New South Wales
 

Strategic complementarities and substitutes in R&D duopoly
   Presented by: Malgorzata Knauff, Warsaw School of Economics
   Discussant: David Balan, Federal Trade Commission
 

Discrete Innovation, Continuous Improvement, and Competitive Pressure
   Presented by: Hodaka Morita, University of New South Wales
   Discussant: Malgorzata Knauff, Warsaw School of Economics
 

Product Innovation with Decreasing Sales: A Dominant Firm and a Competitive Fringe in a Vertically Differentiated Product Market
   Presented by: David Balan, Federal Trade Commission
   Discussant: Lars Persson, Research Institute of Industrial Econ

Session 103: Theoretical Research on Price Discrimination

Session Chair: Christopher Snyder, Dartmouth College
Session type: invited
Date: April 5, 2009
Time: 10:10 - 12:00
Location: 320 Shillman
 

`Isoperfect Price Discrimination: Bargaining and Market Power
[slides]
JEL codes: L11
   Presented by: Eric Rasmusen, Indiana University
   Discussant: Kai-Uwe Kuhn, University of Michigan
 

Price Discrimination and Efficient Channel Management in Intermediary-Goods Markets
   Presented by: Roman Inderst, Univ. Frankfurt and LSE
   Discussant: Eric Rasmusen, Indiana University
 

Uncertain quality, product variety and price competition
   Presented by: Joana Resende, CORE
   Discussant: Roman Inderst, Univ. Frankfurt and LSE
 

Equilibrium Rationing and Price Dispersion in a Frictionless Market with Increasing Returns
   Presented by: Kai-Uwe Kuhn, University of Michigan
   Discussant: Joana Resende, CORE

Session 104: The Empirical Links between R&D and Productivity

Session Chair: Isabel Pereira, United Nations Development Programme
Session type: invited
Date: April 5, 2009
Time: 10:10 - 12:00
Location: 325 Shillman
 

INNOVATION AND PRODUCTIVITY IN SMES: EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE FOR ITALY
JEL codes: L60, O31, O33.
   Presented by: Francesca Lotti, Bank of Italy
   Discussant: Isabel Pereira, United Nations Development Programme
 

ON THE ROLE OF PROCESS INNOVATIONS ON SMES PRODUCTIVITY
   Presented by: Juan Sanchis, Universitat de València
   Discussant: Francesca Lotti, Bank of Italy
 

Internationalization, R&D and Productivity
   Presented by: Dolores Anon Higon, Universidad de Valencia
   Discussant: Roberto Cellini, University of Catania
 

Measuring the Bias of Technological Change
   Presented by: Ulrich Doraszelski, Harvard University
   Discussant: Juan Sanchis, Universitat de València

Session 105: Estimation in IO with Applications

Session Chair: Jingming Yan,
Session type: invited
Date: April 5, 2009
Time: 10:10 - 12:00
Location: 415 Shillman
 

Gas Prices and Endogenous Product Selection in the US Auto Industry
JEL codes: D21, D12, H23,
   Presented by: Jacob Gramlich, Yale University
   Discussant: Christian Rojas, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
 

Estimating Market Potential in Multinomial Logit Models of Demand Using Aggregate Data
   Presented by: Christian Rojas, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
   Discussant: Amil Petrin, University of Minnesota
 

Estimating Demand with Non-Linear Preferences
   Presented by: Amil Petrin, University of Minnesota
   Discussant: Ryan Kellogg, University of Michigan
 

Drill Baby Drill? The Effect of Uncertainty on Investment
   Presented by: Ryan Kellogg, University of Michigan
   Discussant: Jacob Gramlich, Yale University

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Session 106: Mergers, Products, and Space

Session Chair: Arnaud Féral, University of Cergy-Pontoise
Session type: invited
Date: April 5, 2009
Time: 10:10 - 12:00
Location: 420 Shillman
 

Mergers, Consumer Search and Product Di fferentiation
JEL codes: D40, D83, L13
   Presented by: Vaiva Petrikaite, University of Groningen
   Discussant: Arnaud Féral, University of Cergy-Pontoise
 

The ABC of complementary products mergers
   Presented by: Simon Loertscher, University of Melbourne
   Discussant: Apostolis Pavlou, Athens University of Economics and Busin
 

Cross-border mergers and hollowing-out
[slides]
   Presented by: Oana Secrieru, Bank of Canada
   Discussant: John Kwoka, Northeastern University
 

Simulating Hospital Merger Simulations
   Presented by: Keith Brand, FTC
   Discussant: Joao Macieira, Virginia Tech