The 8th Annual INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION CONFERENCE

Summary of All Sessions

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#Date/TimeLocationTypeJELTitlePapers
1May 14, 2010
17:15-18:45
Buchanan D217 invited   Health: Rising Star3
2May 14, 2010
17:15-18:45
Buchanan D218 invited   Dynamic Demand: Rising Star3
3May 14, 2010
17:15-18:45
Buchanan D219 invited   Demand: Rising Star3
4May 14, 2010
17:15-18:45
Buchanan B208 invited   Antitrust: Rising Star4
5May 14, 2010
17:15-18:45
Buchanan B210 invited   Empirical IO: Rising Star3
6May 14, 2010
17:15-18:45
Buchanan B209 invited   Auctions: Rising Star2
7May 14, 2010
17:15-18:45
Buchanan B211 invited   Innovation: Rising Star3
8May 14, 2010
17:15-18:45
Buchanan B218 invited   Health II: Rising Star3
9May 14, 2010
17:15-18:45
Buchanan D201 invited   Theory: Rising Star3
10May 15, 2010
8:10-10:10
Buchanan B215 contributed   Regulation, Politics, and Public Enterprises4
11May 15, 2010
8:10-10:10
Buchanan B302 invited   Structure of Electricity and Electricity-Related Markets4
12May 15, 2010
8:10-10:10
Buchanan D219 contributed   Technology Licensing4
13May 15, 2010
8:10-10:10
Buchanan B211 contributed   Effects of Import Competition in Domestic Markets4
14May 15, 2010
8:10-10:10
Buchanan B209 invited   Entry: Industry Studies II4
15May 15, 2010
8:10-10:10
Buchanan B218 contributed   Cartel Theory4
16May 15, 2010
8:10-10:10
Buchanan D222 contributed   Innovation and Firm Performance4
17May 15, 2010
8:10-10:10
Buchanan B208 contributed   Productivity, Technical Change, and Economic Growth4
18May 15, 2010
8:10-10:10
Buchanan B303 invited   Bank Performance and Market Structure4
19May 15, 2010
8:10-10:10
Buchanan B315 contributed   Outsourcing and Transfer Pricing4
20May 15, 2010
8:10-10:10
Buchanan D217 contributed   Industry Studies of Contracts and Organizations4
21May 15, 2010
8:10-10:10
Buchanan B210 invited   Theoretical Analysis of Market Frictions - Search and Switching Costs4
22May 15, 2010
8:10-10:10
Buchanan B213 invited   New Developments in the Econometrics of Auctions II4
23May 15, 2010
8:10-10:10
Buchanan D218 invited   Information Transmission4
24May 15, 2010
8:10-10:10
Buchanan D201 invited   Strategies of Platform Firms4
25May 15, 2010
8:10-10:10
Buchanan B304 invited   Transportation Networks and Infrastructure4
26May 15, 2010
10:30-12:00
Buchanan D217 contributed L26 Entrepreneurship, Financing and Innovation3
27May 15, 2010
10:30-12:00
Buchanan B218 invited   International and Industrial Policy Issues3
28May 15, 2010
10:30-12:00
Buchanan B208 contributed   Technology Adoption and Diffusion3
29May 15, 2010
10:30-12:00
Buchanan B211 contributed   Empirical Studies in Contracts and Organizations3
30May 15, 2010
10:30-12:00
Buchanan B210 contributed   The Organization of Innovative Activity3
31May 15, 2010
10:30-12:00
Buchanan D201 invited   Consumer Choice in Banking3
32May 15, 2010
10:30-12:00
Buchanan B213 invited   Productivity and Industrial Organization3
33May 15, 2010
10:30-12:00
Buchanan B315 contributed   Structural Estimation of Vertical Models3
34May 15, 2010
10:30-12:00
Buchanan B302 contributed   Issues in Media Markets3
35May 15, 2010
10:30-12:00
Buchanan B209 invited   Theoretical Models of Pricing Behavior3
36May 15, 2010
10:30-12:00
Buchanan B215 invited   New Developments in the Econometrics of Auctions I3
37May 15, 2010
10:30-12:00
Buchanan B304 invited   Effects of Mergers3
38May 15, 2010
10:30-12:00
Buchanan D218 invited   Agency3
39May 15, 2010
10:30-12:00
Bucahan 219 invited   Information Economics3
40May 15, 2010
10:30-12:00
Buchanan B303 invited   Mergers, merger control I2
41May 15, 2010
10:30-12:00
Buchanan D222 invited L1 Industrial Organization of Food and Agriculture3
42May 15, 2010
14:00-16:00
Buchanan D219 contributed   Executive Incentives and Innovation3
43May 15, 2010
14:00-16:00
Buchanan D201 invited   Benefits of Networks and Compatibility4
44May 15, 2010
14:10-16:10
Buchanan B315 contributed   Regulation in Network Industries4
45May 15, 2010
14:10-16:10
Buchanan B304 invited   Markets for Energy: Gasoline, Ethanol, and Coal4
46May 15, 2010
14:10-16:10
Buchanan B210 invited   Entry: Industry Studies I4
47May 15, 2010
14:10-16:10
Buchanan B209 invited   Entry Theory and Empirics4
48May 15, 2010
14:10-16:10
Buchanan D218 contributed   Patent Policy and Enforcement4
49May 15, 2010
14:10-16:10
Buchanan B211 contributed   Cartels in Action4
50May 15, 2010
14:10-16:20
Buchanan B208 contributed   Preferences, Incentives, and Firms4
51May 15, 2010
14:10-16:10
Buchanan B303 invited   Bank Risk and Financial Stability3
52May 15, 2010
14:10-16:10
Buchanan B302 contributed L96 Issues in Telecommunications Markets4
53May 15, 2010
14:10-16:10
Buchanan B213 invited   Automobiles4
54May 15, 2010
14:10-16:10
Buchanan D222 invited   Empirical Analysis of Price Discrimination and Price Dispersion3
55May 15, 2010
14:10-16:10
Buchanan B215 invited   Sequential Auctions4
56May 15, 2010
14:10-16:10
Buchanan D217 invited   Consumer Search and Information4
57May 15, 2010
14:10-16:10
Buchanan B218 invited   Empirical Studies of Health Care Markets3
58May 15, 2010
16:30-18:30
Buchanan B213 contributed L90 Airports4
59May 15, 2010
16:30-18:30
Buchanan D218 contributed   Empirical Analysis of Regulatory Policy4
60May 15, 2010
16:30-18:30
Buchanan B304 invited   Experimental and Behavioral IO3
61May 15, 2010
16:30-18:30
Buchanan B218 invited   Entry and Exit in Local Markets4
62May 15, 2010
16:30-18:30
Buchanan B303 contributed   Spatial Competition and Collusion4
63May 15, 2010
16:30-18:30
Buchanan B208 contributed   Empirical Studies of Patents and Licensing4
64May 15, 2010
16:30-18:30
Buchanan B210 contributed   Empirical Studies of Technological Competition4
65May 15, 2010
16:30-18:30
Buchanan B302 invited   Issues in Bank Regulation4
66May 15, 2010
16:30-18:30
Buchanan B209 invited   Pricing Dynamics in Gasoline and Other Retail Markets4
67May 15, 2010
16:30-18:30
Buchanan B211 invited   Theoretical Analysis of Price Discrimination3
68May 15, 2010
16:30-18:30
Buchanan B315 invited   Procurement Auctions4
69May 15, 2010
16:30-18:30
Buchanan D217 invited   Auction Theory3
70May 15, 2010
16:30-18:30
Buchanan D219 invited   Search Advertising; Sponsored by Microsoft4
71May 15, 2010
16:30-18:30
Buchanan D222 invited   Law and Economics4
72May 15, 2010
16:30-18:30
Buchanan D201 invited   Health Care Organizations and Markets4
73May 15, 2010
16:30-18:30
Buchanan B215 invited   Technology, Innovation, and Growth4
74May 16, 2010
8:10-10:10
Buchanan B315 contributed L93 Airlines4
75May 16, 2010
8:10-10:10
Buchanan D222 contributed   Regulatory Policy Issues4
76May 16, 2010
8:10-10:10
Buchanan B208 contributed   Regulation, Innovation, and Monitoring4
77May 16, 2010
8:10-10:10
Buchanan B302 contributed   International Supply Chains, Trade, and Productivity4
78May 16, 2010
8:10-10:10
Buchanan D201 invited   Structural Models of Entry and Exit4
79May 16, 2010
8:10-10:10
Buchanan B218 contributed   Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights4
80May 16, 2010
8:10-10:10
Buchanan D218 invited   Demand Estimation in Industrial Organization3
81May 16, 2010
8:10-10:10
Buchanan B210 contributed   Vertical Contracts4
82May 16, 2010
8:10-10:10
Buchanan B306 contributed   Segmentation and Magazines4
83May 16, 2010
8:10-10:10
Buchanan B303 invited   Empirical Analysis of the Determinants of Prices and Price Setting Mechanisms4
84May 16, 2010
8:10-10:10
Buchanan D219 invited   Auction Design and Empirical Topics in Auctions3
85May 16, 2010
8:10-10:10
Buchanan B209 invited   Topics in Information4
86May 16, 2010
8:10-10:10
Buchanan B211 invited   Information and Market Imperfections4
87May 16, 2010
8:10-10:10
Buchanan B304 invited   Pharmaceuticals4
88May 16, 2010
8:10-10:10
Buchanan D217 invited   Using Transport Data to Test Economic Theories4
89May 16, 2010
10:30-12:00
Buchanan B210 contributed   IO and Trade3
90May 16, 2010
10:30-12:00
Buchanan B304 contributed   Empirical Approaches to Industries3
91May 16, 2010
10:30-12:00
Buchanan D218 contributed   Open Source and Information Sharing2
92May 16, 2010
10:30-12:00
Buchanan B303 contributed   Collusion and Market Power3
93May 16, 2010
10:30-12:00
Buchanan B208 contributed   Corporate Finance and Industrial Organization3
94May 16, 2010
10:30-12:00
Buchanan D219 contributed   Product Competition and Innovation3
95May 16, 2010
10:30-12:00
Buchanan D217 invited   Dynamics in Empirical IO3
96May 16, 2010
10:30-12:00
Buchanan D201 contributed L82 Two Sided Markets2
97May 16, 2010
10:30-12:00
Buchanan D222 invited   Theoretical Pricing Behavior - Bundling, Scheduling, and Promotion Strategies3
98May 16, 2010
10:30-12:00
Buchanan B302 invited   Mergers, Efficiencies, and Trade3
99May 16, 2010
10:30-12:00
Buchanan B209 invited   Mergers, merger control II3
100May 16, 2010
10:30-12:00
Buchanan B211 invited   Enforcement of competition policy3
101May 16, 2010
10:30-12:00
Buchanan B218 invited   Exclusion, strategic behavior3
102May 16, 2010
10:30-12:00
Buchanan B315 invited   Broadband and Telecommunications Infrastructure3
 

102 sessions, 357 papers


 

The 8th Annual INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION CONFERENCE

Complete List of All Sessions

  

Session 1: Health: Rising Star

Session Chair: Christopher Snyder, Dartmouth College
Session type: invited
Date: May 14, 2010
Time: 17:15 - 18:45
Location: Buchanan D217
 

Gender Disparity in Urology; Preferences, Competition, and Quality of Care
   Presented by: Ryan McDevitt, Northwestern University
   Discussant: Brian McManus, University of North Carolina
 

Encouraging Organ Donation: The Effect of Leave and Tax Legislation
   Presented by: Sarah Stith, University of Michigan
   Discussant: Brian Krauth, Simon Fraser University
 

Investigating the Role of Physicians’ Dynamic Learning Behavior on the Diffusion of New Prescription Drugs
   Presented by: Minki Kim, The University of Chicago
   Discussant: Michelle Goeree, USC and University of Zurich
  

Session 2: Dynamic Demand: Rising Star

Session Chair: Michael Waldman, Cornell University
Session type: invited
Date: May 14, 2010
Time: 17:15 - 18:45
Location: Buchanan D218
 

The impact of search costs on consumer behavior: a dynamic approach
JEL codes: C61, D83, L81
   Presented by: Stephan Seiler, London School of Economics
   Discussant: Alan Sorensen, Stanford University
 

Quantifying Search and Switching Costs in the U.S. Auto Insurance Industry
   Presented by: Elisabeth Honka, U. of Chicago Booth School of Business
   Discussant: Henry Schneider, Cornell University
 

Dynamic Demand for New and Used Durable Goods without Physical Depreciation: The Case of Japanese Video Games
   Presented by: Masakazu Ishihara, University of Toronto
   Discussant: Charles Moul, Miami University (Ohio)
  

Session 3: Demand: Rising Star

Session Chair: Barbara Spencer, University of British Columbia
Session type: invited
Date: May 14, 2010
Time: 17:15 - 18:45
Location: Buchanan D219
 

Consumer Valuation of Retail Networks: Evidence from the Banking Industry
JEL codes: C25; G21; L11
   Presented by: Hui Wang, University of Toronto
   Discussant: Ambarish Chandra, University of British Columbia
 

Measuring Complementarity among Automobiles in a Multiple-Discrete Choice Model
   Presented by: Naoki Wakamori, University of Pennsylvania
   Discussant: Amil Petrin, University of MN
 

How Do Consumers Respond to Nonlinear Pricing? Evidence from Household Electricity Demand
   Presented by: Koichiro Ito, UC Berkeley
   Discussant: Pascal COURTY, University of Victoria
  

Session 4: Antitrust: Rising Star

Session Chair: Ralph Winter, UBC
Session type: invited
Date: May 14, 2010
Time: 17:15 - 18:45
Location: Buchanan B208
 

Evidence on the Product Market Effects of the Merger between Delta and Northwest Airlines
JEL codes: L40, L93
   Presented by: Daniel Greenfield, Northeastern University
   Discussant: Federico Ciliberto, University of Virginia
 

Does Pro-competition Policy Achieve the Intended Effect? Evidence from Mobile Number Portability
   Presented by: Xiahua (Anny) Wei, University of California, San Diego
   Discussant: Joseph Harrington, Johns Hopkins University
 

Sticks and Carrots: Is Resale Price Maintenance Necessary?
[slides]
   Presented by: Dimitrios Dimitropoulos, University of Toronto
   Discussant: Patrick DeGraba, Federal Trade Commission
 

Uniateral versus coordinated effects: comparing the impact on consumer welfare of alternative merger outcomes
   Presented by: Matthew Olczak, Aston Business School
   Discussant: David Balan, Federal Trade Commission
  

Session 5: Empirical IO: Rising Star

Session Chair: Roger Betancourt, University of Maryland
Session type: invited
Date: May 14, 2010
Time: 17:15 - 18:45
Location: Buchanan B210
 

The Cost to Growth: Estimating Entry Costs with Endogenous Growth Rates
   Presented by: Mauricio Varela, Kellogg School of Management
   Discussant: Lesley Chiou, Occidental College
 

A Panel Data Analysis of Code Sharing among Major U.S. Domestic Airlines
   Presented by: caixia shen, boston university
   Discussant: Itai Ater, Tel Aviv University
 

Competition in Public School Districts: Student Sorting, School Quality Determination, and School Entry
   Presented by: Nirav Mehta, University of Pennsylvania
   Discussant: Jeffrey Prince, Cornell University
  

Session 6: Auctions: Rising Star

Session Chair: George Deltas, University of Illinois
Session type: invited
Date: May 14, 2010
Time: 17:15 - 18:45
Location: Buchanan B209
 

Complex bidding in wholesale electricity markets
JEL codes: L13, L94, D44
   Presented by: Mar Reguant, MIT
   Discussant: Artyom Shneyerov, Concordia University, CIRANO, CIREQ
 

Estimation of a Model of Entry and Bidding on Wildcat Oil Leases
   Presented by: Kerem Toklu, Rice University
   Discussant: Yaron Raviv, Claremont McKenna College
  

Session 7: Innovation: Rising Star

Session Chair: James Brander, University of British Columbia
Session type: invited
Date: May 14, 2010
Time: 17:15 - 18:45
Location: Buchanan B211
 

Organization Design for Knowledge Creation
JEL codes: D82-83 D86 L23
   Presented by: Guy Arie, Northwestern University
   Discussant: Thomas Jeitschko, Michigan State University
 

Do External Technology Acquisitions Matter For Innovative Efficiency and Productivity?
   Presented by: Tseveen Gantumur, DIW Berlin
   Discussant: Carlos Serrano, University of Toronto and NBER
 

Aspects of Research and Development Contract Terms In the Bio/Pharmaceutical Sector
   Presented by: Tannista Banerjee, Purdue University
   Discussant: Michael Ward, University of Texas at Arlington
  

Session 8: Health II: Rising Star

Session Chair: Francine Lafontaine, University of Michigan
Session type: invited
Date: May 14, 2010
Time: 17:15 - 18:45
Location: Buchanan B218
 

Organizational Form and the Provision of Quality in Healthcare Markets
JEL codes: L31, I11, D82
   Presented by: Mati Dubrovinsky, University of British Columbia
   Discussant: Xavier Martinez-Giralt, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
 

Supplier Responses to Imperfect Information: Evidence from Medicare Supplement Insurance
   Presented by: Amanda Starc, Harvard University
   Discussant: Ting Liu, Michigan State University
 

Portfolio Externalities in Insurance Markets: Evidence from Medicare and Medigap Policies
   Presented by: Neale Mahoney, Stanford University
   Discussant: Thomas Davidoff, University of British Columbia
  

Session 9: Theory: Rising Star

Session Chair: John Panzar, Northwestern U and U of Auckland
Session type: invited
Date: May 14, 2010
Time: 17:15 - 18:45
Location: Buchanan D201
 

Monopolistic Competition and Experience Goods - An Application of Forward Induction
   Presented by: Xiaoting Hu, Northeastern University
   Discussant: Simon Loertscher, University of Melbourne
 

Mechanism Design for Internet Advertising with Click Fraud
   Presented by: Andrew Clausen, University of Pennsylvnia
   Discussant: Wei Li, University of California, Riverside and
 

Price-Matching in a Sequential Search Duopoly
   Presented by: Aleksandr Yankelevich, Washington University in St. Louis
   Discussant: Alexei Alexandrov, University of Rochester
  

Session 10: Regulation, Politics, and Public Enterprises

Session Chair: Laura Rondi, Politecnico di Torino
Session type: contributed
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 8:10 - 10:10
Location: Buchanan B215
 

Oust the Louse: Do Political Pressures Discipline Regulators?
JEL codes: L51, L43, d72
   Presented by: James Prieger, Pepperdine University
   Discussant: Klenio Barbosa, Toulouse School of Economics
 

Regulatory Independence and Political Interference: Evidence from EU Mixed-Ownership Utilities’ Debt and Investment
   Presented by: Laura Rondi, Politecnico di Torino
   Discussant: Ulrich Heimeshoff, University of Duesseldorf
 

Postal Service Pricing Policies after the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006
[slides]
   Presented by: John Panzar, Northwestern U and U of Auckland
   Discussant: Richard Hayes, University of Melbourne
 

A Spatial Analysis of Store Level Sales in a Government-Owned Liquor Store Industry
   Presented by: Benjamin Atkinson, Mount Royal University
   Discussant: Petter Berg, Copenhagen Business School
  

Session 11: Structure of Electricity and Electricity-Related Markets

Session Chair: Meng-Chi Tang, National Chung Cheng University
Session type: invited
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 8:10 - 10:10
Location: Buchanan B302
 

On Vertical Integration, Regulation and Non-Price Discrimination in German Electricity Markets
JEL codes: D,K
   Presented by: Vigen Nikogosian, Centre for European Economic Research
   Discussant: Elizabeth Farina, Universisty of Sao Paulo
 

Contractual Control, Information Exchange, and Competition in Markets for Electricity Generation
   Presented by: Vladlena Sabodash, Northeastern University
   Discussant: Hugo Boff, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
 

The Effects of Market Design on Supply Security in Imperfect Power Markets
   Presented by: Sebastian Schwenen, Copenhagen Business School
   Discussant: Matthew Lewis, The Ohio State University
 

CHOOSING A TRADING COUNTERPART IN THE U.S. ACID RAIN MARKET
   Presented by: Maria-Eugenia Sanin, Ecole Polytechnique
   Discussant: Meng-Chi Tang, National Chung Cheng University
  

Session 12: Technology Licensing

Session Chair: Joshua Gans, University of Melbourne
Session type: contributed
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 8:10 - 10:10
Location: Buchanan D219
 

Goldilocks and the licensing firm: Choosing a partner when rivals are heterogeneous
JEL codes: D4, L24, L4
   Presented by: Anthony Creane, Michigan State University
   Discussant: Joshua Gans, University of Melbourne
 

On the Duration of Technology Licensing
   Presented by: Chun-Hui Miao, University of South Carolina
   Discussant: Anthony Creane, Michigan State University
 

Upstream Outsourcing, Economies of Scale, and Incentives for Downstream R&D
   Presented by: Yutian Chen, California State University, Long Beach
   Discussant: Chun-Hui Miao, University of South Carolina
 

Negotiating for the Market
   Presented by: Joshua Gans, University of Melbourne
   Discussant: Yutian Chen, California State University, Long Beach
  

Session 13: Effects of Import Competition in Domestic Markets

Session Chair: Ambarish Chandra, University of British Columbia
Session type: contributed
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 8:10 - 10:10
Location: Buchanan B211
 

Capacity Investment under Demand Uncertainty: An Empirical Study of the US Cement Industry, 1994-2006.
JEL codes: L25, L61
   Presented by: Catherine Thomas, Columbia Business School
   Discussant: Dmitri Nizovtsev, Washburn University
 

The Impact of Chinese Competition on Mexican Maquiladoras: Evidence from Plant-level Panel Data
   Presented by: Hale Utar, University of Colorado at Boulder
   Discussant: Hiroshi Mukunoki, Gakushuin University
 

Foreign Fast Seconds and Market Contestability in Emerging Economies: Implications for Domestic Welfare
   Presented by: Daniel Richards, Tufts University
   Discussant: Hernan Vallejo, Universidad de los Andes
 

Tariffs, Quota Restraints, Product Quality and Consumer Welfare in the Imported Specialty Cheese Market
   Presented by: Joao Macieira, Virginia Tech
   Discussant: Ambarish Chandra, University of British Columbia
  

Session 14: Entry: Industry Studies II

Session Chair: Karen Thome, UC-Davis
Session type: invited
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 8:10 - 10:10
Location: Buchanan B209
 

Do Incumbents Improve Service Quality in Response to Entry? Evidence from Airlines' On-Time Performance
   Presented by: Jeffrey Prince, Cornell University
   Discussant: Roger Betancourt, University of Maryland
 

Entry in Pharmaceutical Submarkets:a Bayesian Panel Probit analysis
   Presented by: maria letizia giorgetti, University of Milan
   Discussant: Eduardo Saavedra, ILADES, Universidad Alberto Hurtado
 

Financial Constraints and the Franchising Decision
   Presented by: Ying Fan, University of Michigan
   Discussant: Claudio Piga, Loughborough University
 

Examining the Post-entry and Pre-exit Dynamic Process of Manufacturing Firms from a Financial Perspective
   Presented by: Robert Petrunia, Lakehead Universtiy
   Discussant: Myong-Hun Chang, Cleveland State University
  

Session 15: Cartel Theory

Session Chair: Joseph Harrington, Johns Hopkins University
Session type: contributed
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 8:10 - 10:10
Location: Buchanan B218
 

Private Monitoring and Communication in Cartels: Explaining Recent Collusive Practices
   Presented by: Joseph Harrington, Johns Hopkins University
   Discussant: Jimmy Chan, The Shanghai School of Finance and Econo
 

Price Wars, Side-Payments, and Collusion Enforcement
   Presented by: Jimmy Chan, The Shanghai School of Finance and Econo
   Discussant: Kyle Stiegert, University of Wisconsin
 

Optimal Timing of Cartel Formation Under Uncertainty
   Presented by: Kyle Stiegert, University of Wisconsin
   Discussant: Iwan Bos, Maastricht University
 

Welfare-Enhancing Hard Core Cartels
   Presented by: Iwan Bos, Maastricht University
   Discussant: Joseph Harrington, Johns Hopkins University
  

Session 16: Innovation and Firm Performance

Session Chair: Massimiliano Guerini, Politecnico di Milano
Session type: contributed
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 8:10 - 10:10
Location: Buchanan D222
 

The Influence of International Dispersed vs. Home-based R&D on Innovation Performance
JEL codes: O32, F23
   Presented by: Anja Schmiele, ZEW - Centre for European Economic Resea
   Discussant: Yoonsoo Lee, Sogang University
 

The effect of public subsidies on firms’ investment-cash flow sensitivity: ephemeral or persistent?
   Presented by: Massimiliano Guerini, Politecnico di Milano
   Discussant: Lynne Pepall, Tufts University
 

Cross-Sectoral Variation in Firm-Level Idiosyncratic Risk
   Presented by: Yoonsoo Lee, Sogang University
   Discussant: Massimiliano Guerini, Politecnico di Milano
 

Subsidy and networking: The effects of direct and indirect support programs of the cluster policy
   Presented by: Junichi Nishimura, Hitotsubashi University
   Discussant: Anja Schmiele, ZEW - Centre for European Economic Resea
  

Session 17: Productivity, Technical Change, and Economic Growth

Session Chair: Daniel Ershov, Industry Canada
Session type: contributed
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 8:10 - 10:10
Location: Buchanan B208
 

Measuring the Bias of Technological Change
   Presented by: Ulrich Doraszelski, Harvard University
   Discussant: Amil Petrin, University of MN
 

Accumulation and Depreciation of R&D Resources
   Presented by: Wendy Li, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
   Discussant: Daniel Ershov, Industry Canada
 

Why Endogenous Sunk Costs Can Explain the R&D Intensity Gap Between Canada and the United States
   Presented by: Daniel Ershov, Industry Canada
   Discussant: Mauricio Varela, Kellogg School of Management
 

SERVICE INNOVATION, PRODUCTIVITY AND HUMAN CAPITAL. SOME EVIDENCE FOR BRITAIN.
   Presented by: Vania Sena, Aston University
   Discussant: Wendy Li, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
  

Session 18: Bank Performance and Market Structure

Session Chair: Andrea Mantovani, University of Bologna
Session type: invited
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 8:10 - 10:10
Location: Buchanan B303
 

The Impact of Banking Market Structure on Consumer Bankruptcies
JEL codes: G21; D14; L10
   Presented by: Evren Damar, Bank of Canada
   Discussant: Taweewan Sidthidet, McGill University
 

Do Panics matter to Long-Run Market Structure? Evidence from Antebellum America
   Presented by: Charles Moul, Miami University (Ohio)
   Discussant: Joachim Keller, National Bank of Belgium
 

On the Relationship between Market Concentration and Bank Risk Taking
   Presented by: Marc Escrihuela, Universitat de les Illes Balears
   Discussant: Andrea Mantovani, University of Bologna
 

Performance of Community Banks in Good Times and Bad Times
   Presented by: Robin Prager, FRB
   Discussant: Denis Nekipelov, University of California - Berkeley
  

Session 19: Outsourcing and Transfer Pricing

Session Chair: Jan Vandekerckhove, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Session type: contributed
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 8:10 - 10:10
Location: Buchanan B315
 

Localized competition with heterogeneous firms and vertical relations
JEL codes: L11
   Presented by: Marco Alderighi, Bocconi University
   Discussant: Cecilia Vergari, University of Bologna
 

Outsourcing versus technology transfer: Hotelling meets Stackelberg
   Presented by: Debapriya Sen, Ryerson University
   Discussant: Steffen Ziss, Wilfrid Laurier University
 

Economies of Scale, Outsourcing, Joint Ventures, and Social Efficiency
   Presented by: Alexei Alexandrov, University of Rochester
   Discussant: Jan Vandekerckhove, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
 

Market Performance Implications of the Transfer Price Rule
   Presented by: Jan Vandekerckhove, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
   Discussant: Özlem Bedre-Defolie, European School of Management and Technology GmbH
  

Session 20: Industry Studies of Contracts and Organizations

Session Chair: Jean Beuve, University of Paris Southe
Session type: contributed
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 8:10 - 10:10
Location: Buchanan D217
 

Vertical Integration, Exclusivity and Game Sales Performance in the U.S. Video Game Industry
JEL codes: L1, L2, D2
   Presented by: Frederic Warzynski, Aarhus School of Business
   Discussant: Néstor Duch-Brown, Universitat de Barcelona
 

The Role of Brand Quality in the Relationship between Organizational Form and Price: Evidence and Explanation
   Presented by: Arturs Kalnins, Cornell University
   Discussant: Florin Maican, University of Gothenburg
 

Relational Contract, Reputation Capital, and Explicit Contracts: Evidence from Information Technology Outsourcing
   Presented by: Lan Shi, University of Washington, Seattle
   Discussant: Jean Beuve, University of Paris Southe
 

Market Thickness Effects on Outsourcing: Case of the U.S. Credit Unions
   Presented by: Junichi Suzuki, University of Toronto
   Discussant: Frederic Warzynski, Aarhus School of Business
  

Session 21: Theoretical Analysis of Market Frictions - Search and Switching Costs

Session Chair: Mariano Tappata, UBC
Session type: invited
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 8:10 - 10:10
Location: Buchanan B210
 

Bargains Followed by Bargains: When Switching Costs Make Markets More Competitive
JEL codes: D2, D4, L1
   Presented by: Jason Pearcy, Tulane University
   Discussant: Zhu Wang, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
 

Dynamic Price Competition with Differentiated Products
   Presented by: Yves Schneider, Swiss National Bank
   Discussant: Mariano Tappata, UBC
 

Intermediation, Search and Double Auctions
   Presented by: Andras Niedermayer, University of Mannheim
   Discussant: Se Hoon Bang, Michigan State University
 

What Types of Switching Costs to Create?
   Presented by: Ki-Eun Rhee, KDI School of Public Policy
   Discussant: Felix Hoppe, Maastricht University
  

Session 22: New Developments in the Econometrics of Auctions II

Session Chair: George Deltas, University of Illinois
Session type: invited
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 8:10 - 10:10
Location: Buchanan B213
 

Entry and Selection in Auctions
JEL codes: D44, L20, L73
   Presented by: James Roberts, Duke University
   Discussant: Jungwon Yeo, Singapore Management University
 

Affiliation and Entry in First-Price Auctions with Heterogeneous Bidders
   Presented by: Bingyu Zhang, National University of Singapore
   Discussant: James Roberts, Duke University
 

Semiparametric Estimation in Models of First-Price, Sealed-Bid Auctions with Affiliation
   Presented by: Timothy Hubbard, Texas Tech University
   Discussant: George Deltas, University of Illinois
 

Identification in First Price Auctions when the Number of Potential Bidders is Unobservable
   Presented by: Artyom Shneyerov, Concordia University, CIRANO, CIREQ
   Discussant: Daniel Quint, University of Wisconsin - Madison
  

Session 23: Information Transmission

Session Chair: Rosa Ferrer, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Session type: invited
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 8:10 - 10:10
Location: Buchanan D218
 

Strategic Disclosure of Meaningful Information within Environment with Competing Agents
   Presented by: Young-Ro Yoon, Wayne State University
   Discussant: Wolf Gick, Harvard University
 

Bias, Noise and Litigation
   Presented by: Marta Troya Martinez, University of Oxford
   Discussant: Maria Goltsman, University of Western Ontario
 

Cheap Talk with Two Senders and Complementary Information
   Presented by: Huanxing Yang, The Ohio State University
   Discussant: Jia Xie, Indiana University
 

Information Transmission by Imperfectly Informed Parties
   Presented by: Simon Loertscher, University of Melbourne
   Discussant: Pei-yu Lo, The University of Hong Kong
  

Session 24: Strategies of Platform Firms

Session Chair: Timothy Richards, Arizona State University
Session type: invited
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 8:10 - 10:10
Location: Buchanan D201
 

Location Decisions of Competing Platforms
JEL codes: D43, L13
   Presented by: Eleftherios Zacharias, AUEB
   Discussant: Guofang Huang, Johns Hopkins University
 

Network Externalities in Supermarket Retailing
   Presented by: Timothy Richards, Arizona State University
   Discussant: Guy Arie, Northwestern University
 

Product Differentiation in Two-Sided Markets
   Presented by: Dries De smet, K.U.Leuven
   Discussant: C. Robert Clark, HEC Montreal
 

Interchange Fee and Network Externality:Evidence from two-sided payment card markets
   Presented by: XU Li, shanghai Jiaotong University
   Discussant: Ying Zhao, CUNY-Queens College
  

Session 25: Transportation Networks and Infrastructure

Session Chair: Kenneth Boyer, Michigan State University
Session type: invited
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 8:10 - 10:10
Location: Buchanan B304
 

Asymmetric Price Responses to Entry in Differentiated Products Markets: Timing and Determinants
JEL codes: L11, L13, L93
   Presented by: Alessandro Oliveira, Aeronautics Institute of Technology
   Discussant: Jong-Ho Kim, KIET
 

Airline Network Effects and Consumer Welfare
   Presented by: Bryan Keating, Compass Lexecon
   Discussant: Wesley Wilson, Oregon
 

Prices, Costs, and Markups in Network Industries: Railroad and Geography
[slides]
   Presented by: Wesley Wilson, Oregon
   Discussant: Alessandro Oliveira, Aeronautics Institute of Technology
 

Opportunity Cost of Travel time and Choice of Travel Modes
   Presented by: Jong-Ho Kim, KIET
   Discussant: Bryan Keating, Compass Lexecon
  

Session 26: Entrepreneurship, Financing and Innovation

Session Chair: Paroma Sanyal, Brandeis University
Session type: contributed
Session JEL code: L26
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: Buchanan D217
 

Financing Choices and Entrepreneurial Success
JEL codes: L26
   Presented by: Paroma Sanyal, Brandeis University
   Discussant: Hong Luo, Stern School of Business, NYU
 

When to Sell Your Ideas? Theory and Evidence from the Movie Industry
   Presented by: Hong Luo, Stern School of Business, NYU
   Discussant: Christoph Grimpe, Centre for Europ. Econ Research (ZEW)
 

Skill Composition and Regional Firm Entry: A Comparative Study between Germany and Portugal
   Presented by: Christoph Grimpe, Centre for Europ. Econ Research (ZEW)
   Discussant: Beth Freeborn, College of William and Mary
  

Session 27: International and Industrial Policy Issues

Session Chair: Hale Utar, University of Colorado at Boulder
Session type: invited
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: Buchanan B218
 

Reasons for dumping, import demand elasticity, and exporter responses to antidumping duties
JEL codes: D21, F13, L10
   Presented by: Dmitri Nizovtsev, Washburn University
   Discussant: Joao Macieira, Virginia Tech
 

Preferential Trade Agreements, Technology Adoption and the Speed of Attaining Free Trade
   Presented by: Hiroshi Mukunoki, Gakushuin University
   Discussant: Daniel Richards, Tufts University
 

Policy implications from testing the causality between capital per worker and the pattern of trade
   Presented by: Hernan Vallejo, Universidad de los Andes
   Discussant: Catherine Thomas, Columbia Business School
  

Session 28: Technology Adoption and Diffusion

Session Chair: Mihkel Tombak, University of Toronto
Session type: contributed
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: Buchanan B208
 

Teamwork and the Commercialization of Inventions
   Presented by: Carlos Serrano, University of Toronto and NBER
   Discussant: Octavian Carare, University of Texas at Dallas
 

Analyzing the Welfare Effects of Technology Adoption that induces Product Differentiation
   Presented by: Phoebe Chan, Wheaton College
   Discussant: Mihkel Tombak, University of Toronto
 

Switching to Green: Policies to Accelerate Provision of Socially Responsible Products
   Presented by: Mihkel Tombak, University of Toronto
   Discussant: Phoebe Chan, Wheaton College
  

Session 29: Empirical Studies in Contracts and Organizations

Session Chair: Junichi Suzuki, University of Toronto
Session type: contributed
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: Buchanan B211
 

Estimating Lost Output from Allocative Inefficiency with Application to Chile and Firing Costs
   Presented by: Amil Petrin, University of MN
   Discussant: Frederic Warzynski, Aarhus School of Business
 

Efficiency and governance: Evidence from Spanish public universities
   Presented by: Néstor Duch-Brown, Universitat de Barcelona
   Discussant: Arturs Kalnins, Cornell University
 

Cooperation, Reputation and Formal Contract. An Empirical Assessment of Relational Contracting in Interfirms’ Relationships.
   Presented by: Jean Beuve, University of Paris Southe
   Discussant: Junichi Suzuki, University of Toronto
  

Session 30: The Organization of Innovative Activity

Session Chair: Kathrin Mueller, Centre for European Economic Research
Session type: contributed
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: Buchanan B210
 

Do broadband-based applications enhance firm performance? The role of strategic and organizational change
JEL codes: O33, D24, L25
   Presented by: Massimo Colombo, Politecnico di Milano
   Discussant: Unnikrishnan Pillai, SUNY Albany
 

Churning of R&D Personnel and Innovation
   Presented by: Kathrin Mueller, Centre for European Economic Research
   Discussant: Massimiliano Guerini, Politecnico di Milano
 

The allocation of decision authority with OS firms. A multi-task agency approach
   Presented by: Massimo Colombo, Politecnico di Milano
   Discussant: Kathrin Mueller, Centre for European Economic Research
  

Session 31: Consumer Choice in Banking

Session Chair: Leonard Nakamura, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Session type: invited
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: Buchanan D201
 

Consumer Choice and Merchant Acceptance of Payment Media
JEL codes: L11, G21, D53
   Presented by: Wilko Bolt, De Nederlandsche Bank N.V.
   Discussant: Oren Rigbi, Ben-Gurion University
 

Switching Cost and the Deposit Demand in China
   Presented by: Chun-Yu Ho, Georgia Institute of Technology
   Discussant: Marc Fusaro, East Carolina University
 

Revisiting Bank Market Concentration
   Presented by: Marc Fusaro, East Carolina University
   Discussant: Marcelo Rezende, Federal Reserve Board
  

Session 32: Productivity and Industrial Organization

Session Chair: Mitsukuni Nishida, Johns Hopkins University
Session type: invited
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: Buchanan B213
 

Institution of State Business Relations and Manufacturing Productivity Growth in India
   Presented by: Vinish Kathuria, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
   Discussant: Mitsukuni Nishida, Johns Hopkins University
 

Explaining Reallocation's Apparent Negative Contribution to Growth in Deregulation-Era Developing Countries
   Presented by: Mitsukuni Nishida, Johns Hopkins University
   Discussant: Vinish Kathuria, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
 

Evolution of Firm Distributions Through the Lens of Functional Principal Components Analysis
   Presented by: Kim Huynh, Indiana University
   Discussant: Junichi Nishimura, Hitotsubashi University
  

Session 33: Structural Estimation of Vertical Models

Session Chair: Paul Ellickson, University of Rochester
Session type: contributed
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: Buchanan B315
 

"Vertical" Integration and Foreclosure of Complementary Products
JEL codes: L13,L14,L22,L42
   Presented by: Timothy Derdenger, Carnegie Mellon University
   Discussant: Hector Perez Saiz, University of Chicago
 

Vertical contracts and customer service in a Chinese mobile phone market
   Presented by: Charles Moul, Miami University (Ohio)
   Discussant: Michael Walrath, University of St. Thomas
 

Determining the Impact of Retailer Store Brand Procurment on Vertical Relationships with Brand Manufacturers and on Market Equilibrium
   Presented by: Michael Cohen, University of Connecticut
   Discussant: Paul Ellickson, University of Rochester
  

Session 34: Issues in Media Markets

Session Chair: Sangpil Han,
Session type: contributed
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: Buchanan B302
 

Can Online Display Advertising Attract New Customers? Measuring an Advertiser’s New Accounts with a Large-Scale Experiment on Yahoo!
   Presented by: Randall Lewis, Yahoo! Inc. and MIT
   Discussant: Javier Elizalde, Universidad de Navarra
 

Regulation of Advertising in the Presence of Public Service Broadcasting
   Presented by: Tobias Wenzel, Universität Düsseldorf
   Discussant: Sangpil Han,
 

User Content Generation and Usage Behavior in Mobile Multi-media Settings: A Dynamic Structural Model of Learning
   Presented by: Sangpil Han,
   Discussant: Tobias Wenzel, Universität Düsseldorf
  

Session 35: Theoretical Models of Pricing Behavior

Session Chair: Andras Niedermayer, University of Mannheim
Session type: invited
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: Buchanan B209
 

A Theory of Automatic Markdowns
JEL codes: M21, D44
   Presented by: Mariano Tappata, UBC
   Discussant: Jason Pearcy, Tulane University
 

Why Do Payment Card Networks Charge Proportional Fees?
   Presented by: Zhu Wang, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
   Discussant: Andras Niedermayer, University of Mannheim
 

Price Discrimination via Information Provision: Online vs. Offline Shopper
   Presented by: Se Hoon Bang, Michigan State University
   Discussant: Yves Schneider, Swiss National Bank
  

Session 36: New Developments in the Econometrics of Auctions I

Session Chair: Artyom Shneyerov, Concordia University, CIRANO, CIREQ
Session type: invited
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: Buchanan B215
 

Nonparametric Testing and Identification in Ascending Auctions with Unobserved Heterogeneity
JEL codes: D44, C14
   Presented by: Daniel Quint, University of Wisconsin - Madison
   Discussant: Timothy Hubbard, Texas Tech University
 

Estimation of Bidder Valuations in an FCC Spectrum Auction
   Presented by: Jungwon Yeo, Singapore Management University
   Discussant: Ayako Suzuki, Waseda University
 

"Small Business Set-asides in Procurement Auctions: An Empirical Analysis,”
   Presented by: Jun Nakabayashi, University of Tsukuba
   Discussant: Viplav Saini, Oberlin College
  

Session 37: Effects of Mergers

Session Chair: Wesley Wilson, Oregon
Session type: invited
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: Buchanan B304
 

The Impact of Merger on Workers
   Presented by: Xiaoyang Li, University of Michigan
   Discussant: David Balan, Federal Trade Commission
 

Estimating the Costs of a Horizontal Merger: Methodology and the Case of the 1887-1914 Sugar Monopoly
   Presented by: Jingang Zhao, U Saskatchewan
   Discussant: Jean-Etienne de Bettignies, Queen's University
 

Merger Effects in a Bidding Market For an Intermediate Input with Asymmetric Firms
   Presented by: Glenn A. Woroch, University of California, Berkeley
   Discussant: Larry Qiu, University of Hong Kong
  

Session 38: Agency

Session Chair: Marc Santugini, HEC Montreal
Session type: invited
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: Buchanan D218
 

Auditing an Intermediary
JEL codes: D23, D73, L22
   Presented by: Wolf Gick, Harvard University
   Discussant: Simon Loertscher, University of Melbourne
 

Ex ante moral hazard and ex post adverse selection with soft information
   Presented by: Guillaume Roger, The University of New South wales
   Discussant: Marta Troya Martinez, University of Oxford
 

Optimal Contracts for Endogenous Information
   Presented by: Jia Xie, Indiana University
   Discussant: Myong-Hun Chang, Cleveland State University
  

Session 39: Information Economics

Session Chair: Michael Rauh, Indiana University
Session type: invited
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: Bucahan 219
 

Anonymity, Social Image, and the Competition for Volunteers: A Case Study of the Online Market for Reviews
JEL codes: L15, L84, H41
   Presented by: Zhongmin Wang, Northeastern University
   Discussant: Lynne Pepall, Tufts University
 

Innovation, Fast Seconds, and Patent Policy
   Presented by: Lynne Pepall, Tufts University
   Discussant: Federico Ciliberto, University of Virginia
 

Does Donation Encourage Doing Good? Evidence From Non-for-profit Nursing Homes
   Presented by: Susan Lu, University of Rochester
   Discussant: Michael Waldman, Cornell University
  

Session 40: Mergers, merger control I

Session Chair: Matthew Weinberg, Cornell University
Session type: invited
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: Buchanan B303
 

The Effect of Horizontal Mergers on Negotiated Prices in Mortgage Markets
JEL codes: D4, G21, L0
   Presented by: Jason Allen, Bank of Canada
   Discussant: Bruce Lyons, University of East Anglia
 

The Price Effects of a Large Merger of Manufacturers: A Case Study of Maytag-Whirlpool
   Presented by: Matthew Weinberg, Cornell University
   Discussant: Lars Sørgard, Norwegian School of Economics
  

Session 41: Industrial Organization of Food and Agriculture

Session Chair: Kyle Stiegert, University of Wisconsin
Session type: invited
Session JEL code: L1
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: Buchanan D222
 

A Theoretical Analysis of Special Safeguards in Agriculture
[slides]
   Presented by: Kyle Stiegert, University of Wisconsin
   Discussant: Richard Volpe, UC Davis
 

Promotional Competition at Major US Supermarkets
   Presented by: Richard Volpe, UC Davis
   Discussant: Philippe Marcoul, University of Alberta
 

Sharing crop fields
   Presented by: Philippe Marcoul, University of Alberta
   Discussant: Kyle Stiegert, University of Wisconsin
  

Session 42: Executive Incentives and Innovation

Session Chair: Paroma Sanyal, Brandeis University
Session type: contributed
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Location: Buchanan D219
 

The Incentive and Signaling Effects of Annual Bonus Schemes: Evidence from Firm Innovation
   Presented by: Felix Hoppe, Maastricht University
   Discussant: Paroma Sanyal, Brandeis University
 

Innovation, R&D and Managerial Compensation
   Presented by: Paroma Sanyal, Brandeis University
   Discussant: Massimo Colombo, Politecnico di Milano
 

Does VC financing affect the productivity of European New Technology-Based Firms? An empirical analysis on the role of the type of investor
   Presented by: Massimo Colombo, Politecnico di Milano
   Discussant: Bettina Peters, Centre for European Economic Research
  

Session 43: Benefits of Networks and Compatibility

Session Chair: Michael Ward, University of Texas at Arlington
Session type: invited
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Location: Buchanan D201
 

Switching Costs and Dynamic Price Competition in Network Industries
   Presented by: Jiawei Chen, University of California-Irvine
   Discussant: Matthew Chesnes, Federal Trade Commission
 

Sited, Sighted, and Cited: The Effect of JSTOR in Economic Research
   Presented by: Michael Ward, University of Texas at Arlington
   Discussant: Lionel Wilner, CREST-INSEE
 

Geographic Knowledge Spillovers and Firm Survival
   Presented by: Dakshina De Silva, Texas Tech University
   Discussant: Jong-Ho Kim, KIET
 

Platform Standards, Collusion and Quality Incentives
   Presented by: Claudia Salim, Free University Berlin
   Discussant: Michael Ward, University of Texas at Arlington
  

Session 44: Regulation in Network Industries

Session Chair: Janice Hauge, University of North Texas
Session type: contributed
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 14:10 - 16:10
Location: Buchanan B315
 

Mobile Termination, Network Externalities, and Consumer Expectations
JEL codes: D4, K23, L51, L
   Presented by: Sjaak Hurkens, CSIC
   Discussant: Thomas Kiessl, Ifo Institut for Economic Research
 

Imputation testing on next generation networks
[slides]
   Presented by: Eric Ralph, EKonomics LLC
   Discussant: Makoto Tanaka, Natl Grad Institute for Policy Studies
 

Semi-collusion on investments in the mobile internet market
   Presented by: Torben Stühmeier, Universtität Düsseldorf
   Discussant: Konstantinos Serfes, Drexel University
 

Comparing Welfare Effects of Different Regulation Schemes: An Application to the Electricity Distribution Industry
   Presented by: Maria Kopsakangas-Savolain, University of Oulu
   Discussant: Janice Hauge, University of North Texas
  

Session 45: Markets for Energy: Gasoline, Ethanol, and Coal

Session Chair: Matthew Lewis, The Ohio State University
Session type: invited
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 14:10 - 16:10
Location: Buchanan B304
 

Renewable Fuels Markets: the Brazilian experience with hydrated ethanol
JEL codes: Q 41; Q 48
   Presented by: Paula Pereda, USP
   Discussant: John Kwoka, Northeastern University
 

MODELING THE BRAZILIAN ETHANOL MARKET: How flex-fuel vehicles are shaping the long run equilibrium
   Presented by: Hugo Boff, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
   Discussant: Vigen Nikogosian, Centre for European Economic Research
 

High Frequency Evidence on the Demand for Gasoline
   Presented by: Matthew Lewis, The Ohio State University
   Discussant: Sebastian Schwenen, Copenhagen Business School
 

Contract Structure and Relationship-Specific Investments: Empirical Evidence from Coal Markets
   Presented by: Meng-Chi Tang, National Chung Cheng University
   Discussant: Maria-Eugenia Sanin, Ecole Polytechnique
  

Session 46: Entry: Industry Studies I

Session Chair: Renata Kosova, Cornell University
Session type: invited
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 14:10 - 16:10
Location: Buchanan B210
 

Entry and Competition: Evidence from the Brazilian Movie Exhibition Industry
   Presented by: Alejandro Zentner, University of Texas at Dallas
   Discussant: Hale Utar, University of Colorado at Boulder
 

Investment in Corn-Ethanol Plants in the Midwestern United States
   Presented by: Karen Thome, UC-Davis
   Discussant: Robert Petrunia, Lakehead Universtiy
 

Too Far Away? Examining How Distance to Headquarters Hurts Business Establishment Performance
   Presented by: Francine Lafontaine, University of Michigan
   Discussant: Renata Kosova, Cornell University
 

Spin-offs: Theory and Evidence from the Early U.S. Automobile Industry
   Presented by: Zhu Wang, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
   Discussant: Karen Thome, UC-Davis
  

Session 47: Entry Theory and Empirics

Session Chair: Jeffrey Prince, Cornell University
Session type: invited
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 14:10 - 16:10
Location: Buchanan B209
 

Entry, Exit, and the Endogenous Market Structure in Technologically Turbulent Industries
JEL codes: L10
   Presented by: Myong-Hun Chang, Cleveland State University
   Discussant: maria letizia giorgetti, University of Milan
 

Market Selection, Heterogeneity and Entry in Liberal Professions
   Presented by: Claudio Piga, Loughborough University
   Discussant: Gabriel Picone, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
 

Industrial Development through Tacit Knowledge Seeding:Evidence from the Bangladesh Garment Industry
   Presented by: Romel Mostafa, Washtington University in St. Louis
   Discussant: Heather Eckert, University of Alberta
 

A Model of Entry and Network Access Competition in Local Telephony
   Presented by: Eduardo Saavedra, ILADES, Universidad Alberto Hurtado
   Discussant: Jeffrey Prince, Cornell University
  

Session 48: Patent Policy and Enforcement

Session Chair: Corinne Langinier, University of Alberta
Session type: contributed
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 14:10 - 16:10
Location: Buchanan D218
 

Patent Litigation Insurance
JEL codes: O31, K41, G22
   Presented by: Anne Duchene, Drexel University
   Discussant: Corinne Langinier, University of Alberta
 

Choosing the Scope of Trade Secret Law when secrets complement patents
   Presented by: Elisabetta Ottoz, University of Torino
   Discussant: Anne Duchene, Drexel University
 

Patent Term and Entry
   Presented by: Talia Bar, Cornell University
   Discussant: Elisabetta Ottoz, University of Torino
 

Subjective Performance of Patent Examiners and Implicit Contracts
   Presented by: Corinne Langinier, University of Alberta
   Discussant: Talia Bar, Cornell University
  

Session 49: Cartels in Action

Session Chair: JUAN IGNACIO GUZMAN, UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES
Session type: contributed
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 14:10 - 16:10
Location: Buchanan B211
 

The International Copper Cartel, 1935-1939: The Good Cartel?
JEL codes: L12, L72, N50
   Presented by: JUAN IGNACIO GUZMAN, UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES
   Discussant: Richard Sicotte, University of Vermont
 

Voting and Incentives in Cartels
   Presented by: Richard Sicotte, University of Vermont
   Discussant: Andrea Guenster, ETH Zurich
 

The Performance of European Cartels 1980-2007: An investigation of the effect of cartel formation on profitability, productivity and innovativeness
   Presented by: Andrea Guenster, ETH Zurich
   Discussant: Michelle Goeree, USC and University of Zurich
 

Do Research Joint Ventures Serve a Collusive Function?
   Presented by: Michelle Goeree, USC and University of Zurich
   Discussant: JUAN IGNACIO GUZMAN, UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES
  

Session 50: Preferences, Incentives, and Firms

Session Chair: Simon Loertscher, University of Melbourne
Session type: contributed
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 14:10 - 16:20
Location: Buchanan B208
 

Product Market Competition and the Taxonomy of Managerial Compensation
JEL codes: L1; D8; G3
   Presented by: Jose Plehn-Dujowich, Temple University
   Discussant: Jaesoo Kim, IUPUI
 

Incentives, Optimal Team Size, and the Division of Labor
   Presented by: Michael Rauh, Indiana University
   Discussant: Qihong Liu, University of Oklahoma
 

Optimal Product Differentiation in a Circular Model
   Presented by: Qihong Liu, University of Oklahoma
   Discussant: WON JOON KIM, Korea Advanced Insititue of Sci. & Tech. (KAIST)
 

Risk Preferences, Search and Intermediation
   Presented by: Simon Loertscher, University of Melbourne
   Discussant: Jose Plehn-Dujowich, Temple University
  

Session 51: Bank Risk and Financial Stability

Session Chair: Wilko Bolt, De Nederlandsche Bank N.V.
Session type: invited
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 14:10 - 16:10
Location: Buchanan B303
 

Bank Competition and Degree of Liquidity Risk
JEL codes: D43, G21
   Presented by: Taweewan Sidthidet, McGill University
   Discussant: Wilko Bolt, De Nederlandsche Bank N.V.
 

Cooperative versus Third-Party Provision of Financial Infrastructure Services
   Presented by: Joachim Keller, National Bank of Belgium
   Discussant: Leonard Nakamura, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
 

Credit Availability in the Crisis: The Case of the European Investment Bank Group
   Presented by: Andrea Mantovani, University of Bologna
   Discussant: Chun-Yu Ho, Georgia Institute of Technology
  

Session 52: Issues in Telecommunications Markets

Session Chair: Jason Pearcy, Tulane University
Session type: contributed
Session JEL code: L96
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 14:10 - 16:10
Location: Buchanan B302
 

The Empirical Consequences of Advertising Content in the Hungarian Mobile Phone Market
JEL codes: L13 M37
   Presented by: Jozsef Molnar, Uk Competition Commission
   Discussant: Jason Pearcy, Tulane University
 

What does Market Share Buy You? An Empirical Investigation of First-Mover Advantages in the Mobile Phone Industry.
   Presented by: Michal Grajek, ESMT European School of Management and T
   Discussant: Jan Kraemer, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
 

Innovation through discimination!?: A formal analysis of the net neutrality debate
   Presented by: Jan Kraemer, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
   Discussant: Michal Grajek, ESMT European School of Management and T
 

The Effects of International Simple Resale on Prices in International Telecommunications Markets
   Presented by: Jason Pearcy, Tulane University
   Discussant: Jozsef Molnar, Uk Competition Commission
  

Session 53: Automobiles

Session Chair: Robert Hammond, North Carolina State University
Session type: invited
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 14:10 - 16:10
Location: Buchanan B213
 

Learning, Externalities and Hybrid Vehicle Adoption
JEL codes: L62 D12 D83
   Presented by: Erich Muehlegger, Harvard University
   Discussant: James Prieger, Pepperdine University
 

French Automobiles and the Chinese Boycotts of 2008: Politics Really Does Affect Commerce
   Presented by: James Prieger, Pepperdine University
   Discussant: Shanjun Li, Resources for the Future
 

Evaluating "Cash for Clunkers": Effect on Vehicle Sales and Program Cost-Effectivenes
   Presented by: Shanjun Li, Resources for the Future
   Discussant: Robert Hammond, North Carolina State University
 

Quantifying Consumer Perception of a Financially Distressed Company
   Presented by: Robert Hammond, North Carolina State University
   Discussant: Erich Muehlegger, Harvard University
  

Session 54: Empirical Analysis of Price Discrimination and Price Dispersion

Session Chair: Arun Sundararajan, New York University
Session type: invited
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 14:10 - 16:10
Location: Buchanan D222
 

An Empirical Investigation of the Determinants of Asymmetric Pricing
JEL codes: L13, L40, D21
   Presented by: Marc Remer, Johns Hopkins University
   Discussant: Sofronis Clerides, University of Cyprus
 

Price Liberalization in a Retail Setting: Short-run Effects and Long-Run Effects
   Presented by: Roger Betancourt, University of Maryland
   Discussant: Marc Remer, Johns Hopkins University
 

Sales and Consumer Demand for Storable Goods
   Presented by: Sofronis Clerides, University of Cyprus
   Discussant: Arun Sundararajan, New York University
  

Session 55: Sequential Auctions

Session Chair: Roberto Burguet, Institute for Economic Analysis (CSIC)
Session type: invited
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 14:10 - 16:10
Location: Buchanan B215
 

Auction Size and Price Dynamics in Sequential Auctions
   Presented by: George Deltas, University of Illinois
   Discussant: Yaron Raviv, Claremont McKenna College
 

Investment Incentives in a Dynamic Procurement Auction
   Presented by: Viplav Saini, Oberlin College
   Discussant: Francesco Decarolis, University of Chicago
 

Sequential Auctions with Budget Constrained Bidders
   Presented by: Thomas Jeitschko, Michigan State University
   Discussant: Anette Boom, Copenhagen Business School
 

Bidding Strategies in Parallel InternetAuctions
   Presented by: Ching-I Huang, National Taiwan University
   Discussant: Georgia Kosmopoulou, University of Oklahoma
  

Session 56: Consumer Search and Information

Session Chair: Michael Waldman, Cornell University
Session type: invited
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 14:10 - 16:10
Location: Buchanan D217
 

The Value of Observational Learning: Evidence From a Software Market
[slides]
   Presented by: Octavian Carare, University of Texas at Dallas
   Discussant: Matthijs Wildenbeest, Indiana University
 

Consumer Search and Prices in the Automobile Market
   Presented by: Matthijs Wildenbeest, Indiana University
   Discussant: Marc Santugini, HEC Montreal
 

Push-Me Pull-You: Comparative Advertising in the OTC Analgesics Industry
   Presented by: Federico Ciliberto, University of Virginia
   Discussant: Subramaniam Ramanarayanan, UCLA
 

Incorporating Consumer Search into Discrete-Choice Demand Models
   Presented by: Alan Sorensen, Stanford University
   Discussant: Octavian Carare, University of Texas at Dallas
  

Session 57: Empirical Studies of Health Care Markets

Session Chair: Gary Fournier, Florida State University
Session type: invited
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 14:10 - 16:10
Location: Buchanan B218
 

Market Structure and Physician Relationships in the Joint Replacement Industry
   Presented by: Anna Levine, Harvard University
   Discussant: Abe Dunn, Bureau of Economic Analysis
 

The Value of Coverage in the Medicare Advantage Insurance Market
   Presented by: Abe Dunn, Bureau of Economic Analysis
   Discussant: Gary Fournier, Florida State University
 

Hospital Responses to Endogenous Entry and Competition by Ambulatory Surgery Centers
   Presented by: Gary Fournier, Florida State University
   Discussant: Anna Levine, Harvard University
  

Session 58: Airports

Session Chair: Leonardo Basso, Universidad de Chile
Session type: contributed
Session JEL code: L90
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 16:30 - 18:30
Location: Buchanan B213
 

Internalization of Congestion at U.S. Hub Airports
JEL codes: L50; L93; R41
   Presented by: Itai Ater, Tel Aviv University
   Discussant: Leonardo Basso, Universidad de Chile
 

The impact of airports’ competition and local governments on the efficiency of Italian airports
   Presented by: Gianmaria Martini, University of Bergamo
   Discussant: Itai Ater, Tel Aviv University
 

Airport Congestion Pricing and Passenger Types
   Presented by: Anming Zhang, University of British Columbia
   Discussant: Gianmaria Martini, University of Bergamo
 

Airport Monopoly Regulation Under Incomplete Information: Prices vs. Quantities
   Presented by: Leonardo Basso, Universidad de Chile
   Discussant: Anming Zhang, University of British Columbia
  

Session 59: Empirical Analysis of Regulatory Policy

Session Chair: James Prieger, Pepperdine University
Session type: contributed
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 16:30 - 18:30
Location: Buchanan D218
 

Competition in Germany’s Minute Reserve Power Market: An Econometric Analysis
JEL codes: L51, L94
   Presented by: Ulrich Heimeshoff, University of Duesseldorf
   Discussant: Sebastian Scholz, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
 

Is price regulation of payment card associations effective? Evidence from a dramatic policy experiment
   Presented by: Richard Hayes, University of Melbourne
   Discussant: Benjamin Atkinson, Mount Royal University
 

Enforcement of Yardstick Contracts and Consistency in Performance Rankings: An Application to the England and Wales Regulated Water Industry
   Presented by: Aude Le Lannier, U. Paris XI and U. Paris I
   Discussant: Laura Rondi, Politecnico di Torino
 

The Devil’s in the details – creating a generic paradox by regulation
[slides]
   Presented by: Petter Berg, Copenhagen Business School
   Discussant: James Prieger, Pepperdine University
  

Session 60: Experimental and Behavioral IO

Session Chair: Beth Freeborn, College of William and Mary
Session type: invited
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 16:30 - 18:30
Location: Buchanan B304
 

Tacit Collusion in a Cournot Duopoly Experiment
JEL codes: C9, L1
   Presented by: Beth Freeborn, College of William and Mary
   Discussant: Sven-Olof Fridolfsson, Research Institute of Industrial Ec.
 

Trust, Salience and Deterrence: Evidence from an antitrustexperience
   Presented by: Sven-Olof Fridolfsson, Research Institute of Industrial Ec.
   Discussant: David Reiley, Yahoo! Labs
 

Does Retail Advertising Work? Measuring the Effects of Advertising on Sales via a Controlled Experiment on Yahoo!
   Presented by: David Reiley, Yahoo! Labs
   Discussant: Robert Hammond, North Carolina State University
  

Session 61: Entry and Exit in Local Markets

Session Chair: Francine Lafontaine, University of Michigan
Session type: invited
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 16:30 - 18:30
Location: Buchanan B218
 

Agglomeration, Product Heterogeneity and Firm Entry
JEL codes: D21 R12 L83 M13
   Presented by: Renata Kosova, Cornell University
   Discussant: Ying Fan, University of Michigan
 

A Game-Theoretic Analysis of Strategic Clustering by Retailers
   Presented by: Gabriel Picone, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
   Discussant: Alejandro Zentner, University of Texas at Dallas
 

The More the Merrier: The Proportional Representation and Survival of Women Business Owners
   Presented by: Arturs Kalnins, Cornell University
   Discussant: Francine Lafontaine, University of Michigan
 

Rationalization in the Canadian Retail Gasoline Industry: The Role of Environmental Regulations
   Presented by: Heather Eckert, University of Alberta
   Discussant: Arturs Kalnins, Cornell University
  

Session 62: Spatial Competition and Collusion

Session Chair: Manuel Hernandez, IFPRI
Session type: contributed
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 16:30 - 18:30
Location: Buchanan B303
 

Making friends with your neighbors? Agglomeration and tacit collusion in the lodging industry
JEL codes: L13, L4, C3
   Presented by: Manuel Hernandez, IFPRI
   Discussant: Pim Heijnen, University of Amsterdam
 

Screening for collusion: A spatial statistics approach
   Presented by: Pim Heijnen, University of Amsterdam
   Discussant: Nathan Schiff, University of British Columbia
 

Spatial Competition and Cross-border Shopping: Evidence from State Lotteries
   Presented by: Nathan Schiff, University of British Columbia
   Discussant: Shinn-Shyr Wang, University of Massachusetts Amherst
 

Local Buyer Market Power and Horizontally Differentiated Manufacturers
   Presented by: Shinn-Shyr Wang, University of Massachusetts Amherst
   Discussant: Manuel Hernandez, IFPRI
  

Session 63: Empirical Studies of Patents and Licensing

Session Chair: Michael Ward, University of Texas at Arlington
Session type: contributed
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 16:30 - 18:30
Location: Buchanan B208
 

Using Patent Citation Patterns to Infer Innovation Market Competition
JEL codes: O31, L65, G12
   Presented by: Michael Ward, University of Texas at Arlington
   Discussant: John Turner, University of Georgia
 

Knowledge Spillovers and Patent Litigation
   Presented by: John Turner, University of Georgia
   Discussant: Christoph Grimpe, Centre for Europ. Econ Research (ZEW)
 

Inventions under Siege? The Impact of Technology Competition on Licensing
   Presented by: Christoph Grimpe, Centre for Europ. Econ Research (ZEW)
   Discussant: Paroma Sanyal, Brandeis University
 

The timing of licensing: theory and empirics
   Presented by: Marie-Laure Allain, Ecole Polytechnique
   Discussant: Talia Bar, Cornell University
  

Session 64: Empirical Studies of Technological Competition

Session Chair: Marc Duhamel, Industry Canada
Session type: contributed
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 16:30 - 18:30
Location: Buchanan B210
 

Risky Innovation Strategies
JEL codes: O30
   Presented by: Martin Woerter, ETH Zurich
   Discussant: Marc Duhamel, Industry Canada
 

Innovative Capability and Financing Constraints for Innovation - More Money, More Innovation?
   Presented by: Bettina Peters, Centre for European Economic Research
   Discussant: Martin Woerter, ETH Zurich
 

Technological regimes and the variety of innovation behaviour
   Presented by: Michael Peneder, Austrian Institute of Economic Research
   Discussant: Bettina Peters, Centre for European Economic Research
 

Market Incentives for Business Innovation
   Presented by: Marc Duhamel, Industry Canada
   Discussant: Michael Peneder, Austrian Institute of Economic Research
  

Session 65: Issues in Bank Regulation

Session Chair: Robin Prager, FRB
Session type: invited
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 16:30 - 18:30
Location: Buchanan B302
 

The Effects of Usury Laws: Evidence from the Online Loan Market
JEL codes: E51; L51
   Presented by: Oren Rigbi, Ben-Gurion University
   Discussant: Evren Damar, Bank of Canada
 

Durable Financial Regulation: Monitoring Financial Instruments as a Counterpart to Regulating Financial Institutions
   Presented by: Leonard Nakamura, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
   Discussant: Charles Moul, Miami University (Ohio)
 

How Do Joint Supervisors Examine Financial Institutions? The Case of State Banks
   Presented by: Marcelo Rezende, Federal Reserve Board
   Discussant: Marc Escrihuela, Universitat de les Illes Balears
 

Independent Service Operators in ATM Markets
   Presented by: Tobias Wenzel, Universität Düsseldorf
   Discussant: Robin Prager, FRB
  

Session 66: Pricing Dynamics in Gasoline and Other Retail Markets

Session Chair: Matthew Chesnes, Federal Trade Commission
Session type: invited
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 16:30 - 18:30
Location: Buchanan B209
 

The Speed of Gasoline Price Response in Markets with and without Edgeworth Cycles
JEL codes: L11, L13, L92
   Presented by: Michael Noel, UC San Diego
   Discussant: Jiawei Chen, University of California-Irvine
 

Asymmetric Pass-Through in U.S. Gasoline Markets
   Presented by: Matthew Chesnes, Federal Trade Commission
   Discussant: Michael Noel, UC San Diego
 

Self-service Station and Competition in Retail Gasoline Markets
   Presented by: Jong-Ho Kim, KIET
   Discussant: Dakshina De Silva, Texas Tech University
 

Do consumers correctly expect price reductions?
   Presented by: Lionel Wilner, CREST-INSEE
   Discussant: Claudia Salim, Free University Berlin
  

Session 67: Theoretical Analysis of Price Discrimination

Session Chair: James Dearden, Lehigh University
Session type: invited
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 16:30 - 18:30
Location: Buchanan B211
 

Price Discrimination for Bayesian Buyers
   Presented by: Jaesoo Kim, IUPUI
   Discussant: James Dearden, Lehigh University
 

Price Dispersion and Search Costs: The Roles of Imperfect Information and Product Differentiation
   Presented by: Helena Perrone, Toulouse School of Economics (GREMAQ, INRA)
   Discussant: Timothy Derdenger, Carnegie Mellon University
 

Price Discrimination and Investment Incentives
   Presented by: Alexei Alexandrov, University of Rochester
   Discussant: Maxim Sinitsyn, McGill University
  

Session 68: Procurement Auctions

Session Chair: Anette Boom, Copenhagen Business School
Session type: invited
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 16:30 - 18:30
Location: Buchanan B315
 

On Collusion in Average Bid Auctions
JEL codes: L22, L74, D82
   Presented by: Francesco Decarolis, University of Chicago
   Discussant: George Deltas, University of Illinois
 

The impact of timing on bidding behavior in procurement auctions of contracts with private costs.
   Presented by: Georgia Kosmopoulou, University of Oklahoma
   Discussant: Fernando Antonio Postali, University of São Paulo
 

An empirical analysis of entrant and incumbent bidding in electric power procurement auctions
   Presented by: Ayako Suzuki, Waseda University
   Discussant: Bingyu Zhang, National University of Singapore
 

Equilibrium Selection with Risk Dominance in a Multiple-unit Unit Price Auction
   Presented by: Anette Boom, Copenhagen Business School
   Discussant: Nicolas Melissas, ITAM
  

Session 69: Auction Theory

Session Chair: Nicolas Melissas, ITAM
Session type: invited
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 16:30 - 18:30
Location: Buchanan D217
 

Limited Liability and Mechanism Design in Procurement
JEL codes: L51, H57, D44
   Presented by: Roberto Burguet, Institute for Economic Analysis (CSIC)
   Discussant: Jiong Gong,
 

Communication equilibria in all-pay auctions
   Presented by: Greg Pavlov, University of Western Ontario
   Discussant: Roberto Burguet, Institute for Economic Analysis (CSIC)
 

On Bid Disclosure in OCS Wildcat Auctions
   Presented by: Nicolas Melissas, ITAM
   Discussant: Greg Pavlov, University of Western Ontario
  

Session 70: Search Advertising; Sponsored by Microsoft

We thank Microsoft Corporation for sponsoring this special session. While Microsoft chose the topic for the session, all the papers as well as the discussant and chair have been selected in total independence by the program committee.
Session Chair: Thomas Jeitschko, Michigan State University
Session type: invited
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 16:30 - 18:30
Location: Buchanan D219
 

A Structural Model of Sponsored Search Advertising Auctions
JEL codes: L00; L13; C14
   Presented by: Denis Nekipelov, University of California - Berkeley
   Discussant: Artyom Shneyerov, Concordia University, CIRANO, CIREQ
 

How does Pharmaceutical Advertising affect Consumer Search?
   Presented by: Lesley Chiou, Occidental College
   Discussant: Matthijs Wildenbeest, Indiana University
 

Northern Exposure: A Field Experiment Measuring Externalities Between Search Advertisements
   Presented by: Randall Lewis, Yahoo! Inc. and MIT
   Discussant: Alan Sorensen, Stanford University
 

Testing Models of Consumer Search using Data on Web Browsing and Purchasing Behavior
   Presented by: Matthijs Wildenbeest, Indiana University
   Discussant: Federico Ciliberto, University of Virginia
  

Session 71: Law and Economics

Session Chair: Young-Ro Yoon, Wayne State University
Session type: invited
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 16:30 - 18:30
Location: Buchanan D222
 

Mend it, don't end it: optimal mortality in affairs of honor
JEL codes: C72, K40, N41
   Presented by: Jeremy Sandford, University of Kentucky
   Discussant: Brian McManus, University of North Carolina
 

Deterring Nuisance Suits through Employee Indemnification
   Presented by: Christopher Snyder, Dartmouth College
   Discussant: Vania Sena, Aston University
 

Delivering Bad News: Market Responses to Negligence
   Presented by: Subramaniam Ramanarayanan, UCLA
   Discussant: Jeanine Miklos-Thal, University of Rochester
 

Overworking in court: evidence from young lawyers' hours of work
   Presented by: Rosa Ferrer, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
   Discussant: Susan Lu, University of Rochester
  

Session 72: Health Care Organizations and Markets

Session Chair: Xavier Martinez-Giralt, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Session type: invited
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 16:30 - 18:30
Location: Buchanan D201
 

Standardization under group incentive
JEL codes: I0
   Presented by: Pierre-Thomas Leger, HEC Montreal (Universite de Montreal)
   Discussant: Ting Liu, Michigan State University
 

Competition Between Not-For-Profit and For-Profit Hospitals in Small Markets
   Presented by: Jean Eid, Wilfrid Laurier University
   Discussant: Xavier Martinez-Giralt, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
 

Optimal insurance when consumers have multiple treatments
   Presented by: Ting Liu, Michigan State University
   Discussant: Jean Eid, Wilfrid Laurier University
 

Technological adoption in health care
   Presented by: Xavier Martinez-Giralt, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
   Discussant: Pierre-Thomas Leger, HEC Montreal (Universite de Montreal)
  

Session 73: Technology, Innovation, and Growth

Session Chair: Kristina McElheran, Harvard Business School
Session type: invited
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 16:30 - 18:30
Location: Buchanan B215
 

Competition Policy and Productivity Growth: An Empirical Assessment
JEL codes: L4, K21, O4, C2
   Presented by: Tomaso Duso, Humboldt University Berlin and WZB
   Discussant: Maria Luisa Mancusi, Bocconi University
 

The Role of IT in Firm Scope Choice: Diversification or Specialization?
   Presented by: Kristina McElheran, Harvard Business School
   Discussant: Rosa Abrantes-Metz, LECG, LLC and Stern School of Business, NYU
 

Is there “Too Much Innovation”? Benefits to Society from Technological Progress and its Contribution to the Growth in Health Care Costs
   Presented by: Rosa Abrantes-Metz, LECG, LLC and Stern School of Business, NYU
   Discussant: Kristina McElheran, Harvard Business School
 

R&D, Innovation and Liquidity Constraints
   Presented by: Maria Luisa Mancusi, Bocconi University
   Discussant: Tomaso Duso, Humboldt University Berlin and WZB
  

Session 74: Airlines

Session Chair: Nicholas Rupp, East Carolina University
Session type: contributed
Session JEL code: L93
Date: May 16, 2010
Time: 8:10 - 10:10
Location: Buchanan B315
 

Carve-Outs Under Airline Antitrust Immunity
JEL codes: L40, L93
   Presented by: Jan K. Brueckner, Department of Economics
   Discussant: Jonathan Williams, University of Georgia
 

Measuring the Impact of Congressional Mandates on Competition in the US Airline Industry: A Regression Discontinuity Approach
   Presented by: Jonathan Williams, University of Georgia
   Discussant: Nicholas Rupp, East Carolina University
 

Does Multi-Market Contact Facilitate Collusion?
   Presented by: Federico Ciliberto, University of Virginia
   Discussant: Jan K. Brueckner, Department of Economics
 

Do consumers benefit from low-price guarantees? Evidence from online travel agents
   Presented by: Nicholas Rupp, East Carolina University
   Discussant: Nilopa Shah,
  

Session 75: Regulatory Policy Issues

Session Chair: John Panzar, Northwestern U and U of Auckland
Session type: contributed
Date: May 16, 2010
Time: 8:10 - 10:10
Location: Buchanan D222
 

Minimum Quality Standard Regulation under Imperfect Quality Observability
   Presented by: Konstantinos Serfes, Drexel University
   Discussant: Gunnar Oldehaver, University of Bayreuth
 

A Dynamic Perspective on Minimum Quality Standards under Cournot Competition
   Presented by: Gunnar Oldehaver, University of Bayreuth
   Discussant: Maria Kopsakangas-Savolain, University of Oulu
 

Derivatives and Default Risk
   Presented by: Sebastian Scholz, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
   Discussant: Aude Le Lannier, U. Paris XI and U. Paris I
 

The Effects of Uncertain Divestiture as Regulatory Threat
   Presented by: Makoto Tanaka, Natl Grad Institute for Policy Studies
   Discussant: John Panzar, Northwestern U and U of Auckland
  

Session 76: Regulation, Innovation, and Monitoring

Session Chair: Sjaak Hurkens, CSIC
Session type: contributed
Date: May 16, 2010
Time: 8:10 - 10:10
Location: Buchanan B208
 

Constrained Access Regulation in Multiproduct Quality Competition: Revolving the Patent Argument
JEL codes: D43 L43 L52 L96
   Presented by: Thomas Kiessl, Ifo Institut for Economic Research
   Discussant: Torben Stühmeier, Universtität Düsseldorf
 

Free-Riding in Procurement Design
   Presented by: Klenio Barbosa, Toulouse School of Economics
   Discussant: Eric Ralph, EKonomics LLC
 

Regulatory Enforcement with Dynamic Targeted Audit Mechanisms
   Presented by: Scott Gilpatric, University of Tennessee Knoxville
   Discussant: Xinyu Hua, HKUST
 

Ex ante Investment, Ex post Remedy, and Product Liability
   Presented by: Xinyu Hua, HKUST
   Discussant: Sjaak Hurkens, CSIC
  

Session 77: International Supply Chains, Trade, and Productivity

Session Chair: Murat Seker, World Bank
Session type: contributed
Date: May 16, 2010
Time: 8:10 - 10:10
Location: Buchanan B302
 

Multiple Offshoring: Evidence for French Firms
JEL codes: L23
   Presented by: Liza JABBOUR, University of Manchester
   Discussant: valerie smeets, Aarhus School of Business
 

Productivity and Outsourcing in Australian Manufacturing
   Presented by: Sasan Bakhtiari, University of New South Wales
   Discussant: Patrick Musso, University of Savoie & SKEMA Business School
 

International Supply Chains and the Volatility of Trade
[slides]
   Presented by: Benjamin Bridgman, Bureau of Economic Analysis
   Discussant: Gee Hee Hong, UC Berkeley
 

Learning by Exporting, Importing or Both? Structural estimation of productivity with multi-product firms and the role of international trade
   Presented by: valerie smeets, Aarhus School of Business
   Discussant: Davide Vannoni, University of Torino
  

Session 78: Structural Models of Entry and Exit

Session Chair: Charles Moul, Miami University (Ohio)
Session type: invited
Date: May 16, 2010
Time: 8:10 - 10:10
Location: Buchanan D201
 

Building New Plants or Entering by Acquisition? Estimation of an Entry Model for the US Cement Industry
JEL codes: L13,L61,Q51,G34
   Presented by: Hector Perez Saiz, University of Chicago
   Discussant: Timothy Derdenger, Carnegie Mellon University
 

Industry Dynamics and Format Repositioning in Retail
   Presented by: Florin Maican, University of Gothenburg
   Discussant: Jingang Zhao, U Saskatchewan
 

Religion as an Industry: Estimating a Strategic Entry Model for Churches
   Presented by: Michael Walrath, University of St. Thomas
   Discussant: Charles Moul, Miami University (Ohio)
 

ESTIMATION OF DYNAMIC DISCRETE CHOICE MODELS IN
   Presented by: Paul Ellickson, University of Rochester
   Discussant: Michael Cohen, University of Connecticut
  

Session 79: Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights

Session Chair: Serge Pajak, Telecom ParisTech
Session type: contributed
Date: May 16, 2010
Time: 8:10 - 10:10
Location: Buchanan B218
 

Endogenous Patent Pool Formation under the Interaction between Quality and Variety
JEL codes: L1, L2
   Presented by: Nanyun Zhang, Towson University
   Discussant: Andrei Barbos, University of South Florida
 

Imperfect Patent Protection and Innovation
   Presented by: Silvana Krasteva, Texas A&M University
   Discussant: Serge Pajak, Telecom ParisTech
 

Information Acquisition and Innovation under Competitive Pressure
   Presented by: Andrei Barbos, University of South Florida
   Discussant: Silvana Krasteva, Texas A&M University
 

Choosing IP Protection Under the Lost Profit Damage Rule
   Presented by: Serge Pajak, Telecom ParisTech
   Discussant: Nanyun Zhang, Towson University
  

Session 80: Demand Estimation in Industrial Organization

Session Chair: Amil Petrin, University of MN
Session type: invited
Date: May 16, 2010
Time: 8:10 - 10:10
Location: Buchanan D218
 

Filling Out the Instrument Set in Mixed Logit Demand Systems for Aggregate Data
[slides]
JEL codes: C33, C35, L66
   Presented by: Charles Romeo, US Department of Justice
 

 Discussants:
     Kyoo il Kim, University of Minnesota
 

The Interaction of Observed and Unobserved Factors in Non-Linear Demand Models
   Presented by: Amil Petrin, University of MN
   Discussant: Charles Romeo, US Department of Justice
 

Control Functions for Non-Separable Simultaneous Equations Models without Independence Conditions
   Presented by: Kyoo il Kim, University of Minnesota
   Discussant: Amil Petrin, University of MN
  

Session 81: Vertical Contracts

Session Chair: Frances Xu, University of Hong Kong
Session type: contributed
Date: May 16, 2010
Time: 8:10 - 10:10
Location: Buchanan B210
 

Countervailing Power Hypothesis and Waterbed Effects
[slides]
JEL codes: L11; L13; L42.
   Presented by: Özlem Bedre-Defolie, European School of Management and Technology GmbH
   Discussant: Marco Alderighi, Bocconi University
 

Commission Sharing among Agents
   Presented by: Frances Xu, University of Hong Kong
   Discussant: Alexei Alexandrov, University of Rochester
 

Equilibrium exclusive dealing in oligopoly
   Presented by: Steffen Ziss, Wilfrid Laurier University
   Discussant: Debapriya Sen, Ryerson University
 

Input production joint venture
   Presented by: Cecilia Vergari, University of Bologna
   Discussant: Frances Xu, University of Hong Kong
  

Session 82: Segmentation and Magazines

Session Chair: Ambarish Chandra, University of British Columbia
Session type: contributed
Date: May 16, 2010
Time: 8:10 - 10:10
Location: Buchanan B306
 

Market Power and Audience Segmentation Drive Radio Advertising Levels
JEL codes: L13, L41, L82
   Presented by: Catherine Mooney, University of Oklahoma
   Discussant: Ambarish Chandra, University of British Columbia
 

Magazine Content
   Presented by: Hans Jarle Kind, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration
   Discussant: Ryanne van Dalen, University of Groningen
 

Targeted Advertising in Magazine Markets
   Presented by: Ambarish Chandra, University of British Columbia
   Discussant: Catherine Mooney, University of Oklahoma
 

Advertising, Market Power, and Network Effects in Radio Broadcasting
   Presented by: Ryanne van Dalen, University of Groningen
   Discussant: Hans Jarle Kind, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration
  

Session 83: Empirical Analysis of the Determinants of Prices and Price Setting Mechanisms

Session Chair: Guy Arie, Northwestern University
Session type: invited
Date: May 16, 2010
Time: 8:10 - 10:10
Location: Buchanan B303
 

Posted Price and Haggling in the Used Car Market
JEL codes: L11, L13
   Presented by: Guofang Huang, Johns Hopkins University
   Discussant: Eleftherios Zacharias, AUEB
 

Who Pays for Switching Costs?
   Presented by: Guy Arie, Northwestern University
   Discussant: Timothy Richards, Arizona State University
 

Shopping for Mortgage Contracts
   Presented by: C. Robert Clark, HEC Montreal
   Discussant: Dries De smet, K.U.Leuven
 

Why are Prices Falling Fast? An Empirical Study of the US Digital Camera Market
   Presented by: Ying Zhao, CUNY-Queens College
   Discussant: XU Li, shanghai Jiaotong University
  

Session 84: Auction Design and Empirical Topics in Auctions

Session Chair: Georgia Kosmopoulou, University of Oklahoma
Session type: invited
Date: May 16, 2010
Time: 8:10 - 10:10
Location: Buchanan D219
 

Split-award Auctions with Investment
   Presented by: Jiong Gong,
   Discussant: Thomas Jeitschko, Michigan State University
 

Auction Prices and the Weather: New Evidence from Old Masters
   Presented by: Yaron Raviv, Claremont McKenna College
   Discussant: Ching-I Huang, National Taiwan University
 

Informational rents in the Brazilian auctions for oil and gas
[slides]
   Presented by: Fernando Antonio Postali, University of São Paulo
   Discussant: Jun Nakabayashi, University of Tsukuba
  

Session 85: Topics in Information

Session Chair: Guillaume Roger, The University of New South wales
Session type: invited
Date: May 16, 2010
Time: 8:10 - 10:10
Location: Buchanan B209
 

Reputation and Competition for Information Intermediaries
JEL codes: D43, D83
   Presented by: Pei-yu Lo, The University of Hong Kong
   Discussant: Guillaume Roger, The University of New South wales
 

Reputation, altruism, and the benefits of seller charity in an online marketplace
   Presented by: Brian McManus, University of North Carolina
   Discussant: Zhongmin Wang, Northeastern University
 

Career Concerns and Career Choice
   Presented by: Andras Niedermayer, University of Mannheim
   Discussant: Rosa Ferrer, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
 

Interim Performance Feedback in Multistage Tournaments: The Optimality of Partial Disclosure
   Presented by: Maria Goltsman, University of Western Ontario
   Discussant: Young-Ro Yoon, Wayne State University
  

Session 86: Information and Market Imperfections

Session Chair: Jia Xie, Indiana University
Session type: invited
Date: May 16, 2010
Time: 8:10 - 10:10
Location: Buchanan B211
 

Adverse Selection, Moral Hazard, and Leasing: Evidence from the Automobile Industry
JEL codes: D82, L15, L62
   Presented by: Michael Waldman, Cornell University
   Discussant: Christopher Snyder, Dartmouth College
 

The Signaling Role of Prices: Monopoly
   Presented by: Marc Santugini, HEC Montreal
   Discussant: Jeremy Sandford, University of Kentucky
 

A Model of Demarketing
   Presented by: Jeanine Miklos-Thal, University of Rochester
   Discussant: Ting Liu, Michigan State University
 

Second-hand market and rationing in durable goods monopoly
   Presented by: Ting Liu, Michigan State University
   Discussant: Huanxing Yang, The Ohio State University
  

Session 87: Pharmaceuticals

Session Chair: Darren Filson, Claremont McKenna College
Session type: invited
Date: May 16, 2010
Time: 8:10 - 10:10
Location: Buchanan B304
 

Promotion of Prescription Drugs to Consumers and Physicians: Analysis of Strategic Firm Behavior
   Presented by: Kamen Madjarov, Northeastern University
   Discussant: Kevin Pflum, Ohio State University
 

Utilizing free samples in the prescription drug market
   Presented by: Kevin Pflum, Ohio State University
   Discussant: Kamen Madjarov, Northeastern University
 

The Impacts of the Rise of Paragraph IV Challenges on Startup Alliance Formation and Firm Value in the Pharmaceutical Industry
   Presented by: Darren Filson, Claremont McKenna College
   Discussant: Margaret Blume-Kohout, University of Waterloo
 

Drug Development and Public Research Funding
   Presented by: Margaret Blume-Kohout, University of Waterloo
   Discussant: Darren Filson, Claremont McKenna College
  

Session 88: Using Transport Data to Test Economic Theories

Session Chair: Kenneth Boyer, Michigan State University
Session type: invited
Date: May 16, 2010
Time: 8:10 - 10:10
Location: Buchanan D217
 

Social networks as a substitute for contracts: Evidence from the New York City Taxi Industry
   Presented by: Henry Schneider, Cornell University
   Discussant: Lan Shi, University of Washington, Seattle
 

An Empirical Equilibrium Model of a Decentralized Asset Market
   Presented by: Alessandro Gavazza, New York University
   Discussant: Kenneth Boyer, Michigan State University
 

Price Effects of Vertical Relations in the Swiss Car Market
   Presented by: Nina Leheyda, Center for European Economic Research (ZEW)
   Discussant: Henry Schneider, Cornell University
 

Using Survey Data to Measure the Demand for Road Quality
   Presented by: Kenneth Boyer, Michigan State University
   Discussant: Nina Leheyda, Center for European Economic Research (ZEW)
  

Session 89: IO and Trade

Session Chair: Benjamin Bridgman, Bureau of Economic Analysis
Session type: contributed
Date: May 16, 2010
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: Buchanan B210
 

Importing, Exporting and Innovation in Developing Countries
JEL codes: L11,
   Presented by: Murat Seker, World Bank
   Discussant: Sasan Bakhtiari, University of New South Wales
 

Export Premia and Sub-Contracting Discount. Passive Strategies and Performance in Domestic and Foreign Markets
   Presented by: Davide Vannoni, University of Torino
   Discussant: Benjamin Bridgman, Bureau of Economic Analysis
 

Product Innovation and Export Performance
   Presented by: Patrick Musso, University of Savoie & SKEMA Business School
   Discussant: Liza JABBOUR, University of Manchester
  

Session 90: Empirical Approaches to Industries

Session Chair: Catherine Thomas, Columbia Business School
Session type: contributed
Date: May 16, 2010
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: Buchanan B304
 

Organizational Form, Information Asymmetry, and Market Prices
JEL codes: L13, L22, L83
   Presented by: Catherine Thomas, Columbia Business School
   Discussant: Randall Lewis, Yahoo! Inc. and MIT
 

Competition in Multiple Characteristics: An Empirical Test of Location Equilibrium
   Presented by: Javier Elizalde, Universidad de Navarra
   Discussant: Pascal COURTY, University of Victoria
 

Sales, Quantity Surcharge, and Consumer Inattention
   Presented by: Pascal COURTY, University of Victoria
   Discussant: Catherine Thomas, Columbia Business School
  

Session 91: Open Source and Information Sharing

Session Chair: Sang Hoo Bae, Clark University
Session type: contributed
Date: May 16, 2010
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: Buchanan D218
 

Open Innovation in Platform Competition
   Presented by: Mei Lin, The University of Hong Kong
   Discussant: Sang Hoo Bae, Clark University
 

Does Forking improve welfare? An Analysis of the Open Source Market
   Presented by: Sang Hoo Bae, Clark University
   Discussant: Mei Lin, The University of Hong Kong
  

Session 92: Collusion and Market Power

Session Chair: Volodymyr Bilotkach, University of California, Irvine
Session type: contributed
Date: May 16, 2010
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: Buchanan B303
 

Hidden Surcharges and Tacit Collusion - A Simple Model
   Presented by: Volodymyr Bilotkach, University of California, Irvine
   Discussant: Christopher Ruebeck, Lafayette College
 

New Results on Central Tendencies in Industrial Organization (the Old I.O.): A Structural Panel Model Addressing Data Measurement, Endogeneity and Model Structure
   Presented by: Robert Masson, Cornell University
   Discussant: Volodymyr Bilotkach, University of California, Irvine
 

The consequences of demand curves and consumer rationing rules
   Presented by: Christopher Ruebeck, Lafayette College
   Discussant: Robert Masson, Cornell University
  

Session 93: Corporate Finance and Industrial Organization

Session Chair: Yuk-fai Fong, Northwestern University
Session type: contributed
Date: May 16, 2010
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: Buchanan B208
 

The Theory of the Firm with Shareholders
   Presented by: Marc Santugini, HEC Montreal
   Discussant: Michael Rauh, Indiana University
 

Asset Specificity, Information Asymmetry and New Firm Financing
   Presented by: Paroma Sanyal, Brandeis University
   Discussant: Yuk-fai Fong, Northwestern University
 

Trading of Bad Reputation and Cost of Corporate Control
   Presented by: Yuk-fai Fong, Northwestern University
   Discussant: Simon Loertscher, University of Melbourne
  

Session 94: Product Competition and Innovation

Session Chair: Ulrich Doraszelski, Harvard University
Session type: contributed
Date: May 16, 2010
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: Buchanan D219
 

A Model of Technological Progress in the Microprocessor Industry
JEL codes: O31, L63
   Presented by: Unnikrishnan Pillai, SUNY Albany
   Discussant: Michael Ward, University of Texas at Arlington
 

Do users of pirated videogames pay less for genuine versions? A first report
   Presented by: Nobuya Fukugawa, Tohoku University
   Discussant: Ulrich Doraszelski, Harvard University
 

Reference-Quality Effects in Innovation-Driven Markets
   Presented by: WON JOON KIM, Korea Advanced Insititue of Sci. & Tech. (KAIST)
   Discussant: Nobuya Fukugawa, Tohoku University
  

Session 95: Dynamics in Empirical IO

Session Chair: Masakazu Ishihara, University of Toronto
Session type: invited
Date: May 16, 2010
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: Buchanan D217
 

Competition among Spatially Differentiated Firms: An Empirical Model with an Application to Cement
JEL codes: L1, L4
   Presented by: Nathan Miller, Department of Justice
 

 Discussants:
     Masakazu Ishihara, University of Toronto
 

A Guide to Bayesian Estimation of Dynamic Discrete Choice Models with an Application to a Store-Level Reward Program
   Presented by: Masakazu Ishihara, University of Toronto
   Discussant: Nathan Miller, Department of Justice
 

The Impact of Product and Process R&D and Pricing on Competition, Productivity, and Surplus
   Presented by: Frederic Warzynski, Aarhus School of Business
   Discussant: Kim Huynh, Indiana University
  

Session 96: Two Sided Markets

Session Chair: Lars Sørgard, Norwegian School of Economics
Session type: contributed
Session JEL code: L82
Date: May 16, 2010
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: Buchanan D201
 

Coordination in two-sided markets: Open networks in the TV industry
   Presented by: Lars Sørgard, Norwegian School of Economics
   Discussant: Ming Gao, London Business School
 

When to Allow Buyers to Sell? Bundling in Mixed Two-Sided Markets
   Presented by: Ming Gao, London Business School
   Discussant: Lars Sørgard, Norwegian School of Economics
  

Session 97: Theoretical Pricing Behavior - Bundling, Scheduling, and Promotion Strategies

Session Chair: Maxim Sinitsyn, McGill University
Session type: invited
Date: May 16, 2010
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: Buchanan D222
 

Price and Frequency Competition in Freight Transportation
[slides]
JEL codes: L91
   Presented by: Nilopa Shah,
   Discussant: Kenneth Boyer, Michigan State University
 

Mixed Bundling in Two-Sided Markets: Theory and Evidence
   Presented by: Timothy Derdenger, Carnegie Mellon University
   Discussant: Alexei Alexandrov, University of Rochester
 

Coordination of Price Promotions in Complementary Categories
   Presented by: Maxim Sinitsyn, McGill University
   Discussant: Helena Perrone, Toulouse School of Economics (GREMAQ, INRA)
  

Session 98: Mergers, Efficiencies, and Trade

Session Chair: Jason Allen, Bank of Canada
Session type: invited
Date: May 16, 2010
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: Buchanan B302
 

Mergers, Managerial Efficiency, and Social Welfare
   Presented by: Jean-Etienne de Bettignies, Queen's University
   Discussant: Xiaoyang Li, University of Michigan
 

The Failing Firm Defense when Assets Have an Alternative Use
   Presented by: David Balan, Federal Trade Commission
   Discussant: Jason Allen, Bank of Canada
 

Cross-Border Mergers and Strategic Alliances
   Presented by: Larry Qiu, University of Hong Kong
   Discussant: Glenn A. Woroch, University of California, Berkeley
  

Session 99: Mergers, merger control II

Session Chair: Bruce Lyons, University of East Anglia
Session type: invited
Date: May 16, 2010
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: Buchanan B209
 

Local Competition in the Presence of Imports
JEL codes: L4
   Presented by: Tarcisio da Graca, Canadian Competition Bureau
   Discussant: Hans Moellgaard, Copenhagen Business School
 

Transparency and Coordinated Effects in European Merger Control
   Presented by: Hans Moellgaard, Copenhagen Business School
   Discussant: Scott Gilpatric, University of Tennessee Knoxville
 

Professional interpretation of the standard of proof: an experimental test on merger regulation
   Presented by: Bruce Lyons, University of East Anglia
   Discussant: Tarcisio da Graca, Canadian Competition Bureau
  

Session 100: Enforcement of competition policy

Session Chair: Doug Miller, University of Missouri
Session type: invited
Date: May 16, 2010
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: Buchanan B211
 

‘Europeanization’ of EU Member-State Competition Policy: The Commission’s Leadership Role
   Presented by: Joseph Clougherty, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
   Discussant: Doug Miller, University of Missouri
 

Determinants of EC Antitrust Fines for Members of Global Cartels
[slides]
   Presented by: Doug Miller, University of Missouri
   Discussant: Marta Troya Martinez, University of Oxford
 

Information-Sharing Between Competition Authorities: the Case of a Multinational Merger
   Presented by: Marta Troya Martinez, University of Oxford
   Discussant: Joseph Clougherty, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  

Session 101: Exclusion, strategic behavior

Session Chair: Patrick DeGraba, Federal Trade Commission
Session type: invited
Date: May 16, 2010
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: Buchanan B218
 

Naked Exclusion by a Dominant Supplier: Exclusive Contracting and Loyalty Discounts
JEL codes: L42
   Presented by: Patrick DeGraba, Federal Trade Commission
   Discussant: Hodaka Morita, University of New South Wales
 

Collusive Strategic Buying of a Necessary Input
   Presented by: Clémence Christin, Ecole Polytechnique
   Discussant: Patrick DeGraba, Federal Trade Commission
 

Partial Equity Ownership and Knowledge Transfer
   Presented by: Hodaka Morita, University of New South Wales
   Discussant: Clémence Christin, Ecole Polytechnique
  

Session 102: Broadband and Telecommunications Infrastructure

Session Chair: Janice Hauge, University of North Texas
Session type: invited
Date: May 16, 2010
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: Buchanan B315
 

Supply and Demand for Telecommunication Infrastructure
JEL codes: K23, L13, L96
   Presented by: Tobias Veith, ZEW
   Discussant: Janice Hauge, University of North Texas
 

Wireless broadband and the possibility of limited differential effects on innovation and societal goals
   Presented by: Janice Hauge, University of North Texas
   Discussant: Maarten Pieter Schinkel, University of Amsterdam
 

Regulatory Efficiency Requirements for Vertical Separation
   Presented by: Jan Tuinstra, University of Amsterdam
   Discussant: Tobias Veith, ZEW

Index of Participants

Legend: C=chair, P=Presenter, D=Disscussant
#ParticipantRoles in Conference
1Abrantes-Metz, RosaD73, P73
2Alderighi, MarcoP19, D81
3Alexandrov, AlexeiD9, P19, P67, D81, D97
4Allain, Marie-LaureP63
5Allen, JasonP40, C98, D98
6Arie, GuyP7, D24, C83, P83
7Ater, ItaiD5, D58, P58
8Atkinson, BenjaminP10, D59
9Bae, Sang HooC91, D91, P91
10Bakhtiari, SasanP77, D89
11Balan, DavidD4, D37, P98
12Banerjee, TannistaP7
13Bang, Se HoonD21, P35
14Bar, TaliaD48, P48, D63
15Barbos, AndreiD79, P79
16Barbosa, KlenioD10, P76
17Basso, LeonardoC58, D58, P58
18Bedre-Defolie, ÖzlemD19, P81
19Berg, PetterD10, P59
20Betancourt, RogerC5, D14, P54
21Beuve, JeanC20, D20, P29
22Bilotkach, VolodymyrC92, D92, P92
23Blume-Kohout, MargaretD87, P87
24Boff, HugoD11, P45
25Bolt, WilkoP31, C51, D51
26Boom, AnetteD55, C68, P68
27Bos, IwanD15, P15
28Boyer, KennethC25, C88, D88, P88, D97
29Brander, JamesC7
30Bridgman, BenjaminP77, C89, D89
31Brueckner, Jan K.D74, P74
32Burguet, RobertoC55, D69, P69
33Carare, OctavianD28, D56, P56
34Chan, JimmyD15, P15
35Chan, PhoebeD28, P28
36Chandra, AmbarishD3, C13, D13, C82, D82, P82
37Chang, Myong-HunD14, D38, P47
38Chen, JiaweiP43, D66
39Chen, YutianD12, P12
40Chesnes, MatthewD43, C66, P66
41Chiou, LesleyD5, P70
42Christin, ClémenceD101, P101
43Ciliberto, FedericoD4, D39, P56, D70, P74
44Clark, C. RobertD24, P83
45Clausen, AndrewP9
46Clerides, SofronisD54, P54
47Clougherty, JosephD100, P100
48Cohen, MichaelP33, D78
49Colombo, MassimoP30, P30, D42, P42
50COURTY, PascalD3, D90, P90
51Creane, AnthonyD12, P12
52da Graca, TarcisioD99, P99
53Damar, EvrenP18, D65
54Davidoff, ThomasD8
55de Bettignies, Jean-EtienneD37, P98
56De Silva, DakshinaP43, D66
57De smet, DriesP24, D83
58Dearden, JamesC67, D67
59Decarolis, FrancescoD55, P68
60DeGraba, PatrickD4, C101, D101, P101
61Deltas, GeorgeC6, C22, D22, P55, D68
62Derdenger, TimothyP33, D67, D78, P97
63Dimitropoulos, DimitriosP4
64Doraszelski, UlrichP17, C94, D94
65Dubrovinsky, MatiP8
66Duch-Brown, NéstorD20, P29
67Duchene, AnneD48, P48
68Duhamel, MarcC64, D64, P64
69Dunn, AbeD57, P57
70Duso, TomasoD73, P73
71Eckert, HeatherD47, P61
72Eid, JeanD72, P72
73Elizalde, JavierD34, P90
74Ellickson, PaulC33, D33, P78
75Ershov, DanielC17, D17, P17
76Escrihuela, MarcP18, D65
77Fan, YingP14, D61
78Farina, ElizabethD11
79Ferrer, RosaC23, P71, D85
80Filson, DarrenC87, D87, P87
81Fong, Yuk-faiC93, D93, P93
82Fournier, GaryC57, D57, P57
83Freeborn, BethD26, C60, P60
84Fridolfsson, Sven-OlofD60, P60
85Fukugawa, NobuyaP94
86Fusaro, MarcD31, P31
87Gans, JoshuaC12, D12, P12
88Gantumur, TseveenP7
89Gao, MingD96, P96
90Gavazza, AlessandroP88
91Gick, WolfD23, P38
92Gilpatric, ScottP76, D99
93giorgetti, maria letiziaP14, D47
94Goeree, MichelleD1, D49, P49
95Goltsman, MariaD23, P85
96Gong, JiongD69, P84
97Grajek, MichalD52, P52
98Greenfield, DanielP4
99Grimpe, ChristophD26, P26, D63, P63
100Guenster, AndreaD49, P49
101Guerini, MassimilianoC16, D16, P16, D30
102GUZMAN, JUAN IGNACIOC49, D49, P49
103Hammond, RobertC53, D53, P53, D60
104Han, SangpilC34, D34, P34
105Harrington, JosephD4, C15, D15, P15
106Hauge, JaniceC44, D44, C102, D102, P102
107Hayes, RichardD10, P59
108Heijnen, PimD62, P62
109Heimeshoff, UlrichD10, P59
110Hernandez, ManuelC62, D62, P62
111Ho, Chun-YuP31, D51
112Hong, Gee HeeD77
113Honka, ElisabethP2
114Hoppe, FelixD21, P42
115Hu, XiaotingP9
116Hua, XinyuD76, P76
117Huang, Ching-IP55, D84
118Huang, GuofangD24, P83
119Hubbard, TimothyP22, D36
120Hurkens, SjaakP44, C76, D76
121Huynh, KimP32, D95
122Ishihara, MasakazuP2, P95
123Ito, KoichiroP3
124JABBOUR, LizaP77, D89
125Jeitschko, ThomasD7, P55, C70, D84
126Kalnins, ArtursP20, D29, D61, P61
127Kathuria, VinishP32
128Keating, BryanD25, P25
129Keller, JoachimD18, P51
130Kiessl, ThomasD44, P76
131Kim, Kyoo ilP80
132Kim, JaesooD50, P67
133KIM, WON JOOND50, P94
134Kim, Jong-HoD25, P25
135Kim, MinkiP1
136Kim, Jong-HoD43, P66
137Kind, Hans JarleD82, P82
138Kopsakangas-Savolain, MariaP44, D75
139Kosmopoulou, GeorgiaD55, P68, C84
140Kosova, RenataC46, D46, P61
141Kraemer, JanD52, P52
142Krasteva, SilvanaD79, P79
143Krauth, BrianD1
144Kwoka, JohnD45
145Lafontaine, FrancineC8, P46, C61, D61
146Langinier, CorinneC48, D48, P48
147Le Lannier, AudeP59, D75
148Lee, YoonsooD16, P16
149Leger, Pierre-ThomasD72, P72
150Leheyda, NinaD88, P88
151Levine, AnnaD57, P57
152Lewis, MatthewD11, C45, P45
153Lewis, RandallP34, P70, D90
154Li, WendyD17, P17
155Li, WeiD9
156Li, XUP24, D83
157Li, XiaoyangP37, D98
158Li, ShanjunD53, P53
159Lin, MeiD91, P91
160Liu, TingD8, D72, P72, D86, P86
161Liu, QihongD50, P50
162Lo, Pei-yuD23, P85
163Loertscher, SimonD9, P23, D38, C50, P50, D93
164Lu, SusanP39, D71
165Luo, HongD26, P26
166Lyons, BruceD40, C99, P99
167Macieira, JoaoP13, D27
168Madjarov, KamenD87, P87
169Mahoney, NealeP8
170Maican, FlorinD20, D33, P78
171Mancusi, Maria LuisaD73, P73
172Mantovani, AndreaC18, D18, P51
173Marcoul, PhilippeD41, P41
174Martinez-Giralt, XavierD8, C72, D72, P72
175Martini, GianmariaD58, P58
176Masson, RobertD92, P92
177McDevitt, RyanP1
178McElheran, KristinaC73, D73, P73
179McManus, BrianD1, D71, P85
180Mehta, NiravP5
181Melissas, NicolasC69, P69, D68
182Miao, Chun-HuiD12, P12
183Miklos-Thal, JeanineD71, P86
184Miller, DougC100, D100, P100
185Miller, NathanD95, P95
186Moellgaard, HansD99, P99
187Molnar, JozsefD52, P52
188Mooney, CatherineD82, P82
189Morita, HodakaD101, P101
190Mostafa, RomelP47
191Moul, CharlesD2, P18, P33, D65, C78, D78
192Muehlegger, ErichD53, P53
193Mueller, KathrinC30, D30, P30
194Mukunoki, HiroshiD13, P27
195Musso, PatrickD77, P89
196Nakabayashi, JunP36, D84
197Nakamura, LeonardC31, D51, P65
198Nekipelov, DenisD18, P70
199Niedermayer, AndrasP21, C35, D35, P85
200Nikogosian, VigenP11, D45
201Nishida, MitsukuniC32, D32, P32
202Nishimura, JunichiP16, D32
203Nizovtsev, DmitriD13, P27
204Noel, MichaelD66, P66
205Olczak, MatthewP4
206Oldehaver, GunnarD75, P75
207Oliveira, AlessandroD25, P25
208Ottoz, ElisabettaD48, P48
209Pajak, SergeC79, D79, P79
210Panzar, JohnC9, P10, C75, D75
211Pavlov, GregD69, P69
212Pearcy, JasonP21, D35, C52, D52, P52
213Peneder, MichaelD64, P64
214Pepall, LynneD16, D39, P39
215Pereda, PaulaP45
216Perez Saiz, HectorD33, P78
217Perrone, HelenaP67, D97
218Peters, BettinaD42, D64, P64
219Petrin, AmilD3, D17, P29, P80
220Petrunia, RobertP14, D46
221Pflum, KevinD87, P87
222Picone, GabrielD47, P61
223Piga, ClaudioD14, P47
224Pillai, UnnikrishnanD30, P94
225Plehn-Dujowich, JoseD50, P50
226Postali, Fernando AntonioD68, P84
227Prager, RobinP18, C65, D65
228Prieger, JamesP10, D53, P53, C59, D59
229Prince, JeffreyD5, P14, C47, D47
230Qiu, LarryD37, P98
231Quint, DanielD6, D22, P36
232Ralph, EricP44, D76
233Ramanarayanan, SubramaniamD56, P71
234Rauh, MichaelC39, P50, D93
235Raviv, YaronD6, D55, P84
236Reguant, MarP6
237Reiley, DavidD60, P60
238Remer, MarcD54, P54
239Rezende, MarceloD31, P65
240Rhee, Ki-EunP21
241Richards, TimothyC24, P24, D83
242Richards, DanielP13, D27
243Rigbi, OrenD31, P65
244Roberts, JamesD22, P22
245Roger, GuillaumeP38, C85, D85
246Romeo, CharlesP80
247Rondi, LauraC10, P10, D59
248Ruebeck, ChristopherD92, P92
249Rupp, NicholasC74, D74, P74
250Saavedra, EduardoD14, P47
251Sabodash, VladlenaP11
252Saini, ViplavD36, P55
253Salim, ClaudiaP43, D66
254Sandford, JeremyP71, D86
255Sanin, Maria-EugeniaP11, D45
256Santugini, MarcC38, D56, P86, P93
257Sanyal, ParomaC26, P26, C42, D42, P42, D63, P93
258Sørgard, LarsD40, C96, D96, P96
259Schiff, NathanD62, P62
260Schinkel, Maarten PieterD102
261Schmiele, AnjaD16, P16
262Schneider, YvesP21, D35
263Schneider, HenryD2, D88, P88
264Scholz, SebastianD59, P75
265Schwenen, SebastianP11, D45
266Seiler, StephanP2
267Seker, MuratC77, P89
268Sen, DebapriyaP19, D81
269Sena, VaniaP17, D71
270Serfes, KonstantinosD44, P75
271Serrano, CarlosD7, P28
272Shah, NilopaD74, P97
273shen, caixiaP5
274Shi, LanP20, D88
275Shneyerov, ArtyomD6, P22, C36, D70
276Sicotte, RichardD49, P49
277Sidthidet, TaweewanD18, P51
278Sinitsyn, MaximD67, C97, P97
279smeets, valerieD77, P77
280Snyder, ChristopherC1, P71, D86
281Sorensen, AlanD2, P56, D70
282Spencer, BarbaraC3
283Starc, AmandaP8
284Stühmeier, TorbenP44, D76
285Stiegert, KyleD15, P15, C41, D41, P41
286Stith, SarahP1
287Sundararajan, ArunC54, D54
288Suzuki, JunichiP20, C29, D29
289Suzuki, AyakoD36, P68
290Tanaka, MakotoD44, P75
291Tang, Meng-ChiC11, D11, P45
292Tappata, MarianoC21, D21, P35
293Thomas, CatherineP13, D27, C90, D90, P90
294Thome, KarenC14, D46, P46
295Toklu, KeremP6
296Tombak, MihkelC28, D28, P28
297Troya Martinez, MartaP23, D38, D100, P100
298Tuinstra, JanP102
299Turner, JohnD63, P63
300Utar, HaleP13, C27, D46
301Vallejo, HernanD13, P27
302van Dalen, RyanneD82, P82
303Vandekerckhove, JanC19, D19, P19
304Vannoni, DavideD77, P89
305Varela, MauricioP5, D17
306Veith, TobiasD102, P102
307Vergari, CeciliaD19, P81
308Volpe, RichardD41, P41
309Wakamori, NaokiP3
310Waldman, MichaelC2, D39, C56, P86
311Walrath, MichaelD33, P78
312Wang, ZhongminP39, D85
313Wang, ZhuD21, P35, P46
314Wang, HuiP3
315Wang, Shinn-ShyrD62, P62
316Ward, MichaelD7, C43, D43, P43, C63, P63, D94
317Warzynski, FredericD20, P20, D29, P95
318Wei, Xiahua (Anny)P4
319Weinberg, MatthewC40, P40
320Wenzel, TobiasD34, P34, P65
321Wildenbeest, MatthijsD56, P56, D70, P70
322Williams, JonathanD74, P74
323Wilner, LionelD43, P66
324Wilson, WesleyD25, P25, C37
325Winter, RalphC4
326Woerter, MartinD64, P64
327Woroch, Glenn A.P37, D98
328Xie, JiaD23, P38, C86
329Xu, FrancesC81, D81, P81
330Yang, HuanxingP23, D86
331Yankelevich, AleksandrP9
332Yeo, JungwonD22, P36
333Yoon, Young-RoP23, C71, D85
334Zacharias, EleftheriosP24, D83
335Zentner, AlejandroP46, D61
336Zhang, NanyunD79, P79
337Zhang, AnmingD58, P58
338Zhang, BingyuP22, D68
339Zhao, YingD24, P83
340Zhao, JingangP37, D78
341Ziss, SteffenD19, P81

 

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