9th Annual International Industrial Organization Conference

Summary of All Sessions

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#Date/TimeLocationTypeJELTitlePapers
1April 8, 2011
17:00-18:30
Cabot Room invited   Rising Stars: Transportation3
2April 8, 2011
17:00-18:30
Charles River Room invited   Rising Stars: Airlines3
3April 8, 2011
17:00-18:30
Beacon Hill Room invited   Rising Stars: Autos3
4April 8, 2011
17:00-18:30
Back Bay Room invited   Rising Stars: Information3
5April 8, 2011
17:00-18:30
Alcott Room invited   Rising Stars: Online Markets3
6April 8, 2011
17:00-18:30
Cambridge Room invited   Rising Stars: Productivity and Innovation3
7April 8, 2011
17:00-18:30
Constitution Room invited   Rising Stars: Retail3
8April 8, 2011
17:00-18:30
Franklin Room invited   Rising Stars: Telecomm Markets3
9April 8, 2011
17:00-18:30
Stuart Room invited   Rising Stars: Structural Models3
10April 8, 2011
17:00-18:30
St. James Room invited   Rising Stars: Vertical Relationships4
11April 9, 2011
8:15-10:05
Constitution Room contributed I11, D12 Medicare and Pharmaceuticals4
12April 9, 2011
8:15-10:05
Whittier Room invited   Cross-market Measurements4
13April 9, 2011
8:15-10:05
Charles River Room invited   Empirical Analysis of Price Discrimination4
14April 9, 2011
8:15-10:05
Back Bay Room invited F23,F14 Trade and FDI4
15April 9, 2011
8:15-10:05
Thoreau Room contributed   Market Power in Network Industries4
16April 9, 2011
8:15-10:05
St. James Room invited   Quality and Information Disclosure4
17April 9, 2011
8:15-10:05
Winthrop Room invited   Environment, Regulation, and Renewable Resources in the Electricity Sector4
18April 9, 2011
8:15-10:05
White Hill Room invited   Effects of Mergers3
19April 9, 2011
8:15-10:05
Franklin Room invited   Financial Stability3
20April 9, 2011
8:15-10:05
Beacon Hill Room invited   Theory and Computation Issues in Entry Models4
21April 9, 2011
8:15-10:05
Newbury Room invited   Media and Two-Sided Markets (Empirical)4
22April 9, 2011
8:15-10:05
Lexington Room contributed   Strategic Wholesale Contracts3
23April 9, 2011
8:15-10:05
Alcott Room invited   Innovation and Firm Performance4
24April 9, 2011
8:15-10:05
Cambridge Room invited   Studies of Intellectual Property4
25April 9, 2011
8:15-10:05
Stuart Room invited   Antitrust Enforcement4
26April 9, 2011
8:15-10:05
Cabot Room invited   Productivity Determinants4
27April 9, 2011
10:20-12:10
Whittier Room invited   Law, Economics and Industrial Organization4
28April 9, 2011
10:20-12:10
Back Bay Room invited   Theoretical Models of Competition and Price Discrimination4
29April 9, 2011
10:20-12:10
Beacon Hill Room invited   Theoretical Analysis of Price Discrimination3
30April 9, 2011
10:20-12:10
Constitution Room invited F23 Cross-border Issues4
31April 9, 2011
10:20-12:10
Winthrop Room contributed   Competition and Collusion in Insurance Markets4
32April 9, 2011
10:20-12:10
Thoreau Room invited   Models of Career Concerns and Employment4
33April 9, 2011
10:20-12:10
Charles River Room invited   Firm Dynamics4
34April 9, 2011
10:20-12:10
St. James Room invited   Financial Institution Lending4
35April 9, 2011
10:20-12:10
Cambridge Room invited   Empirical Studies in Industry Dynamics I4
36April 9, 2011
10:20-12:10
White Hill Room invited   Internet Economics3
37April 9, 2011
10:20-12:10
Alcott Room invited   Auction Theory4
38April 9, 2011
10:20-12:10
Franklin Room contributed   Cooperative R&D and Mixed Oligopoly4
39April 9, 2011
10:20-12:10
Newbury Room contributed   Licensing of Innovation4
40April 9, 2011
10:20-12:10
Lexington Room invited   Platforms in Competition4
41April 9, 2011
10:20-12:10
Stuart Room invited   Cartels and Collusion4
42April 9, 2011
10:20-12:10
Cabot Room invited   Estimation Issues4
43April 9, 2011
14:30-16:20
Cambridge Room invited   Entrepreneurship4
44April 9, 2011
14:30-16:20
Beacon Hill Room invited   Empirical Models of Oligopoly Pricing4
45April 9, 2011
14:30-16:20
Cabot Room contributed   Airlines 14
46April 9, 2011
14:30-16:20
Alcott Room invited   Hospital Markets4
47April 9, 2011
14:30-16:20
Back Bay Room invited L16 Exchange Rate Issues in IO4
48April 9, 2011
14:30-16:20
Stuart Room invited   Empirical Studies in Asymmetric Information4
49April 9, 2011
14:30-16:20
Lexington Room invited   Regulation, Self-Regulation, and Regulatory Reform4
50April 9, 2011
14:30-16:20
Charles River Room invited   Empirical Studies of Incentives and Firm Performance4
51April 9, 2011
14:30-16:20
White Hill Room invited   Merger Performance4
52April 9, 2011
14:30-16:20
St. James Room invited   Multimarket Banking4
53April 9, 2011
14:30-16:20
Thoreau Room invited   Empirical Studies in Industry Dynamics II3
54April 9, 2011
14:30-16:20
Whittier Room invited   Technology and Information4
55April 9, 2011
14:30-16:20
Franklin Room contributed   R&D Competition4
56April 9, 2011
14:30-16:20
Newbury Room invited   IO with behaviorally biased consumers4
57April 9, 2011
14:30-16:20
Winthrop Room invited   Creating Networks4
58April 9, 2011
14:30-16:20
Constitution Room invited   Market Definition3
59April 9, 2011
16:35-18:25
Cabot Room contributed   Airlines 23
60April 9, 2011
16:35-18:25
Beacon Hill Room invited   Bundling, Predation, and Anticompetitive Pricing3
61April 9, 2011
16:35-18:25
Stuart Room invited   Asymmetric Information about Quality4
62April 9, 2011
16:35-18:25
Winthrop Room invited   Theory of Regulation3
63April 9, 2011
16:35-18:25
Charles River Room invited   Organization Design and Firm Scope3
64April 9, 2011
16:35-18:25
White Hill Room invited   Mergers and Policy3
65April 9, 2011
16:35-18:25
Alcott Room invited   Entry in Retail Markets4
66April 9, 2011
16:35-18:25
Franklin Room invited   Payment Cards I4
67April 9, 2011
16:35-18:25
Newbury Room invited   Theoretical Analysis of Two-Sided Markets4
68April 9, 2011
16:35-18:25
Back Bay Room invited   Empirical Topics in Auctions4
69April 9, 2011
16:35-18:25
Cambridge Room invited   Dynamic Models of R&D and Technology Diffusion4
70April 9, 2011
16:35-18:25
Constitution Room contributed   Buyer Size, Concentration, and Clustering3
71April 9, 2011
16:35-18:25
St. James Room invited   Experimental and behavioral approaches to firms4
72April 9, 2011
16:35-18:25
Lexington Room invited   Intellectual Property, Valuation, and Policy4
73April 9, 2011
16:35-18:25
Thoreau Room invited   Concentrated Markets and Mergers4
74April 9, 2011
16:35-18:25
Whittier Room invited   IO Journal Editors' Roundtable5
75April 10, 2011
8:15-10:05
Constitution Room invited   Payment Card II4
76April 10, 2011
8:15-10:05
Cabot Room invited   Road and Railroads4
77April 10, 2011
8:15-10:05
Beacon Hill Room invited   Theoretical Models of Imperfect Competition4
78April 10, 2011
8:15-10:05
Stuart Room contributed   Collusion I4
79April 10, 2011
8:15-10:05
Franklin Room invited   Topics in Information4
80April 10, 2011
8:15-10:05
Winthrop Room invited   Empirical Assessments of Regulatory Policy4
81April 10, 2011
8:15-10:05
Charles River Room invited   Firms and Markets4
82April 10, 2011
8:15-10:05
White Hill Room invited   Explanations of Mergers3
83April 10, 2011
8:15-10:05
Newbury Room invited   Telecommunications and Infrastructure3
84April 10, 2011
8:15-10:05
Back Bay Room invited   Econometric and Numerical Analysis of Auctions3
85April 10, 2011
8:15-10:05
Lexington Room contributed   Empirical Studies of Vertical Contracting4
86April 10, 2011
8:15-10:05
Cambridge Room invited   Innovation Within and Outside the Academy4
87April 10, 2011
8:15-10:05
Allcott Room invited   Incentives, Competition, and Innovation3
88April 10, 2011
8:15-10:05
St. James Room invited   Predation4
89April 10, 2011
8:15-10:05
Thoreau Room invited   Wind Energy4
90April 10, 2011
8:15-10:05
Whittier Room invited   Two-sided Exchange4
91April 10, 2011
10:20-12:10
Back Bay Room invited   Health Insurance Markets4
92April 10, 2011
10:20-12:10
Cabot Room contributed   Airlines 34
93April 10, 2011
10:20-12:10
Whittier Room invited   Information and Beliefs4
94April 10, 2011
10:20-12:10
Stuart Room contributed   Collusion II4
95April 10, 2011
10:20-12:10
Constitution Room invited   Agency4
96April 10, 2011
10:20-12:10
Lexington Room invited   Regulation, Innovation, and Public Policy4
97April 10, 2011
10:20-12:10
Franklin Room invited   Restructuring the Electricity Sector3
98April 10, 2011
10:20-12:10
Thoreau Room invited   Consumer Behavior in Markets4
99April 10, 2011
10:20-12:10
Beacon Hill Room invited   Evidence of Price Discrimination by Race or Consumer Chracteristics4
100April 10, 2011
10:20-12:10
Charles River Room invited   Incentives and Contracts4
101April 10, 2011
10:20-12:10
White Hill Room invited   Advertising and Information4
102April 10, 2011
10:20-12:10
Newbury Room contributed   The Effect of the Substitutability/Complementarity of Products on Vertical Relations3
103April 10, 2011
10:20-12:10
Alcott Room invited   Knowledge, Innovation, and Growth3
104April 10, 2011
10:20-12:10
Cambridge Room invited   Measurement of Productivity and Innovation3
105April 10, 2011
10:20-12:10
Winthrop Room invited   Industrial Organization of Food and Agriculture4
106April 10, 2011
10:20-12:10
St. James Room invited   Pricing4
 

106 sessions, 395 papers


 

9th Annual International Industrial Organization Conference

Complete List of All Sessions

  

Session 1:

Session Chair: Jan K. Brueckner, Department of Economics
Session type: invited
Date: April 8, 2011
Time: 17:00 - 18:30
Location: Cabot Room
 

A Re-examination of Incumbents' Response to the Threat of Entry: Evidence from the Airline Industry
JEL codes: L13, L93, C1
   Presented by: Chi-Yin Wu, Kansas State University
   Discussant: John Kwoka, Northeastern University
 

Is There an Energy Paradox in Automobile Fuel Economy? The Role of Consumer Heterogeneity.
   Presented by: Kevin Roth,
   Discussant: Joshua Linn, Resources for the Future
 

European Air Traffic Facing Raising Fuel Prices and Carbon Permits: An Empirical Analysis
   Presented by: Tuba Toru, Toulouse School of Economics/EHESS
   Discussant: Frank Gollop, boston college
  

Session 2:

Session Chair: Nancy Rose, MIT
Session type: invited
Date: April 8, 2011
Time: 17:00 - 18:30
Location: Charles River Room
 

Incumbent Response to Entry by Low-Cost Carriers in the U.S. Airline Industry
   Presented by: Kerry Tan, The Ohio State University
 

Extending Sutton's Bounds: A Model of Endogenous Market Structure, Innovation, and Licensing
   Presented by: Benjamin Anderson, The Ohio State University
 

Competition and Service Quality: New Evidence from the Airline Industry
   Presented by: Daniel Greenfield, Northeastern University
  

Session 3:

Session Chair: Christopher Snyder, Dartmouth College
Session type: invited
Date: April 8, 2011
Time: 17:00 - 18:30
Location: Beacon Hill Room
 

Informative Brand Advertising and Pricing Strategies in Internet Markets with Heterogeneous Consumer Search
   Presented by: Stephen McDonald, Newcastle University
   Discussant: Ginger Jin, University of Maryland at College Park
 

Exclusive dealing as a barrier to entry: Evidence from automobiles
   Presented by: Laura Nurski, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
   Discussant: John Asker, New York University
 

Regulatory Compliance and Market Structure: Evidence from the Emission Inspection Market
[slides]
   Presented by: Cesar Cancho, Texas A&M
   Discussant: Henry Schneider, Cornell University
  

Session 4:

Session Chair: Bengt Holmstrom, MIT
Session type: invited
Date: April 8, 2011
Time: 17:00 - 18:30
Location: Back Bay Room
 

Strategic and non strategic misreporting in the credit rating game
   Presented by: Jacopo Bizzotto, Boston University
   Discussant: Rick Harbaugh, Indiana University
 

Business Models and Incentives in Rating Markets: How 'Who Pays' Matters
   Presented by: Paul Seaborn, Rotman School of Management
   Discussant: Victor Stango, University of California, Davis
 

Information Value under Demand Uncertainty and Endogenous Stackelberg Competition
   Presented by: Youping Li, The University of Tennessee
   Discussant: James Dana, Northeastern University
  

Session 5:

Session Chair: Glenn Ellison, MIT
Session type: invited
Date: April 8, 2011
Time: 17:00 - 18:30
Location: Alcott Room
 

Mechanism Choice and the Buy-It-Now Auction: A Structural Model of Competing Buyers and Sellers
   Presented by: Christoph Bauner, Duke University
   Discussant: Gregory Lewis, Harvard University
 

Reviews, Reputation, and Revenue: The Case of Yelp.com
   Presented by: Michael Luca, Boston University
   Discussant: Chris Dellarocas, Boston University
 

A Structural Model for a version of "Name Your Own Price" Mechanism with a Fixed Price Option
   Presented by: Kerem Toklu, Rice University
   Discussant: Pai-Ling Yin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  

Session 6:

Session Chair: Ernst Berndt, MIT SLOAN SCH MANAGEMENT
Session type: invited
Date: April 8, 2011
Time: 17:00 - 18:30
Location: Cambridge Room
 

Structural Evidence on Competition, Innovation, and Productivity
   Presented by: Joel David, UCLA
   Discussant: Hale Utar, University of Colorado, Boulder
 

The Effect of Productivity on Product Diversification
   Presented by: Hsiao-shan Yang, University at Buffalo
   Discussant: Seung-Hyun Hong, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
 

Back to Basics: Private and Public Investment in Basic R&D and Macroeconomic Growth
   Presented by: Douglas Hanley, University of Pennsylvania
   Discussant: Angelo Secchi, CES - University of Paris 1 Sorbonne
  

Session 7:

Session Chair: Roger Betancourt, University of Maryland
Session type: invited
Date: April 8, 2011
Time: 17:00 - 18:30
Location: Constitution Room
 

When Asymmetric Price Response Is More Pronounced Under Head-to-Head Competition
JEL codes: L11, L13
   Presented by: Joshua Sherman, Bar-Ilan University
   Discussant: Oz Shy, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
 

Variety and Prices in Supermarkets: Can Store Competition Hurt Consumers?
   Presented by: Andre Trindade, Northwestern University
   Discussant: Emek Basker, University of Missouri
 

Supermarket Responses to Wal-Mart Expansion: A Structural Approach
   Presented by: Rebecca Cleary, University of Wisconsin- Madison
   Discussant: Luke Froeb, Owen Graduate School of Management
  

Session 8:

Session Chair: Michael Salinger, Boston University
Session type: invited
Date: April 8, 2011
Time: 17:00 - 18:30
Location: Franklin Room
 

Prevention of Competition by Competition Law: Evidence from Unbundling Regulation on Fiber-Optic Networks in Japan
   Presented by: Naoaki Minamihashi, Boston University
   Discussant: Matthew Chesnes, Federal Trade Commission
 

The Welfare Effects of Calling Party Pays
   Presented by: LAI JIANG, STERN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, NYU
   Discussant: Juan Esteban Carranza, Universidad ICESI
 

Estimating the Innovator's Dilemma: Technology Adoption and Industry Evolution in the Global HDD Market
[slides]
   Presented by: Mitsuru Igami, UCLA
   Discussant: Marc Rysman, Boston University
  

Session 9:

Session Chair: Ariel Pakes, Harvard University
Session type: invited
Date: April 8, 2011
Time: 17:00 - 18:30
Location: Stuart Room
 

A Dynamic Oligopoly Model for Concentrated Industries
   Presented by: Bar Ifrach, Columbia University
   Discussant: Minjae Song, University of Rochester
 

Is Branching Still Important? A Dynamic Model of Consumer Demand for Banking Services
JEL codes: L89, G21
   Presented by: E. Nilay Yilmaz, Boston University
   Discussant: Robin Prager, FRB
 

Negotiating for ransom: A structural estimation of dynamic bargaining with one-sided asymmetric information and transaction costs.
   Presented by: Igor Salitskiy, Stanford University
   Discussant: M. Daniele Paserman, Boston University
  

Session 10:

Session Chair: Francine Lafontaine, University of Michigan
Session type: invited
Date: April 8, 2011
Time: 17:00 - 18:30
Location: St. James Room
 

Vertical Relational Contracts and Trade Credit in Developing Countries
JEL codes: C73, D82, L14
   Presented by: Marta Troya-Martinez, University of Oxford
   Discussant: Lakshmi Iyer, Harvard Business School
 

Vertical Integration and the Scope of Uncertainty – Evidence from the PC Gaming Industry
   Presented by: Joerg Claussen, LMU Munich
   Discussant: Andrew Wait, University of Sydney
 

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do: How Firms Fragment Production Across Locations
   Presented by: Teresa Fort, Dept. of Economics--University of Maryla
   Discussant: Jagadeesh Sivadasan, University of Michigan
 

Competitive Contracts with Productive Information Gathering
   Presented by: Bing YE, Toulouse School of Economics
   Discussant: Yaron Yehezkel, Tel Aviv University
  

Session 11:

Session Chair: Thomas Buchmueller, University of Michigan
Session type: contributed
Session JEL code: I11, D12
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: Constitution Room
 

The Price Sensitivity of Medicare Beneficiaries: A Regression Discontinuity Approach
   Presented by: Thomas Buchmueller, University of Michigan
   Discussant: Norma Coe, Boston College
 

The Impact of Medicare Part D on Pharmaceutical Innovation
JEL codes: H51, O30, I18
   Presented by: Margaret Blume-Kohout, University of New Mexico
   Discussant: Matthew Rutledge, Boston College
 

Measuring Welfare and the Effects of Regulation in a Government-Created Market: The Case of Medicare Part D Plans
   Presented by: Claudio Lucarelli, Cornell University and U. de los Andes
   Discussant: Daniel Miller, Clemson University
 

Switching Costs and Market Dynamics in Medicare Part D
   Presented by: Jungwon Yeo, Singapore Management University
   Discussant: Claudio Lucarelli, Cornell University and U. de los Andes
  

Session 12:

Session Chair: Sue Mialon, Emory University
Session type: invited
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: Whittier Room
 

The chicken or the egg? The relationship and temporal dynamics between innovation and firm size
   Presented by: Byungcheol Kim, Georgia Institute of Technology
   Discussant: Sue Mialon, Emory University
 

Are Changes in the Boone and Lerner Indices of Competition Correlated? Evidence from OECD Countries
   Presented by: Ryan Kelly, Industry Canada
   Discussant: Subhasish Modak Chowdhury, University of East Anglia
 

The Effects of Net Neutrality on Internet Search and Online Product Markets
   Presented by: Sue Mialon, Emory University
   Discussant: Byungcheol Kim, Georgia Institute of Technology
 

Product Quality and Business Contract: Intermediate Crude Oil Pricing in the US Domestic Market
   Presented by: Subhasish Modak Chowdhury, University of East Anglia
   Discussant: Maris Goldmanis, Royal Holloway, University of London
  

Session 13:

Session Chair: Matt Grennan, U of Toronto, Rotman School
Session type: invited
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: Charles River Room
 

Price Discrimination and Bargaining: Empirical Evidence from Medical Devices
   Presented by: Matt Grennan, U of Toronto, Rotman School
   Discussant: Dieter Pennerstorfer, Austrian Institute of Economic Research, WIFO
 

Pricing in spatially differentiated markets with central and peripheral firms: The retail gasoline market
   Presented by: Dieter Pennerstorfer, Austrian Institute of Economic Research, WIFO
   Discussant: Itai Ater, Tel Aviv University
 

Choosing the Right Plan? Asymmetric Biases in Three-Part Tariff Plans Choices
[slides]
   Presented by: Itai Ater, Tel Aviv University
   Discussant: Adam Shapiro, Bureau of Economic Analysis
 

Consumer Heterogeneity and Markups over the Business Cycle: Evidence from the Airline Industry
   Presented by: Adam Shapiro, Bureau of Economic Analysis
   Discussant: Matt Grennan, U of Toronto, Rotman School
  

Session 14:

Session Chair: Jagadeesh Sivadasan, University of Michigan
Session type: invited
Session JEL code: F23,F14
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: Back Bay Room
 

The Role of Foreign Technical and Professional Services in Learning by Exporting
   Presented by: Hale Utar, University of Colorado, Boulder
   Discussant: Jagadeesh Sivadasan, University of Michigan
 

Availability of Business Services and Foreign Direct Investment by French Firms
   Presented by: Liza JABBOUR, University of Birmingham
   Discussant: Mingfeng Lin, University of Arizona
 

FDI and Technology Spillovers under Vertical Product Differentiation
   Presented by: Hodaka Morita, University of New South Wales
   Discussant: Dhimitri Qirjo, The University of British Columbia
 

Intermediaries in International Trade: direct versus indirect modes of export
   Presented by: Chiara Tomasi, University of Trento
   Discussant: Rodrigo Costamagna, University of Navarra
  

Session 15:

Session Chair: Federico Boffa, University of Macerata
Session type: contributed
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: Thoreau Room
 

ESTIMATING MARKET POWER IN HOMOGENOUS PRODUCT MARKETS USING A COMPOSED ERROR MODEL: APPLICATION TO THE CALIFORNIA ELECTRICITY MARKET
JEL codes: C51, D21, L13
   Presented by: Jevgenijs Steinbuks, Purdue University
   Discussant: Jacob LaRiviere, University of Tennessee
 

The Structure of Energy Related Research Joint Ventures Between Government and Industry
   Presented by: Jacob LaRiviere, University of Tennessee
   Discussant: Jevgenijs Steinbuks, Purdue University
 

Collusive Prices in Two-Sided Markets
   Presented by: Federico Boffa, University of Macerata
   Discussant: Minjae Song, University of Rochester
 

Estimating Platform Market Power in Two-sided Markets with an Application to Magazine Advertising
   Presented by: Minjae Song, University of Rochester
   Discussant: Federico Boffa, University of Macerata
  

Session 16:

Session Chair: Andreas Roider, University of Heidelberg
Session type: invited
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: St. James Room
 

Welfare Implications of Certification
   Presented by: Thomas Jeitschko, US Department of Justice and Michigan State University
   Discussant: Francisco Alcala, Universidad de Murcia
 

Information Acquisition in Competitive Mortgage Markets
   Presented by: Liad Wagman, Illinois Institute of Technology
   Discussant: Manaswini Bhalla, The Pennsylvania State University/Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
 

Persuasive Puffery
   Presented by: Rick Harbaugh, Indiana University
   Discussant: Jeremy Sandford, University of Kentucky
 

Inducing Information Provision through Competition Policy: Prohibitions on False and Unsubstantiated Claims
   Presented by: Kenneth Corts, University of Toronto
   Discussant: Abigail Brown, Harvard University
  

Session 17:

Session Chair: Theodore Kury, University of Florida
Session type: invited
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: Winthrop Room
 

Dynamic Response to Environmental Regulation in the Electricity Industry
   Presented by: Joseph Cullen, Harvard
   Discussant: Unnikrishnan Pillai, SUNY Albany
 

Promotion of market access for renewable energy
   Presented by: Maria Kopsakangas-Savolainen, Finnish Environment Institute
   Discussant: Joseph Cullen, Harvard
 

Evaluation of Baltimore Gas & Electric Company’s Smart Energy Pricing Program
   Presented by: Sanem Sergici, The Brattle Group
   Discussant: Theodore Kury, University of Florida
 

Can Cost Containment Raise Costs? Allowance Reserves in Practice
   Presented by: Todd Schatzki, Analysis Group
   Discussant: Joshua Linn, Resources for the Future
  

Session 18:

Session Chair: David Balan, Federal Trade Commission
Session type: invited
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: White Hill Room
 

Employment Growth in the Course of Mergers and Acquisitions
   Presented by: Dirk Burghardt, University of St. Gallen
   Discussant: Ralph Sonenshine, American University
 

Cross-Border Mergers and Domestic Wages: Integrating Positive ‘Spillover’ Effects and Negative ‘Bargaining’ Effects
   Presented by: Lars Sørgard, Norwegian School of Economics
   Discussant: Sonia Jaffe, Harvard University
 

A Retrospective Analysis of the Clinical Quality Effects of the Acquisition of Highland Park Hospital by Evanston Northwestern Healthcare
   Presented by: David Balan, Federal Trade Commission
   Discussant: Lihong Yang, Purdue University Krannert School of Management
  

Session 19:

Session Chair: Leonard Nakamura, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Session type: invited
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: Franklin Room
 

Ratings Quality over the Business Cycle
   Presented by: Joel Shapiro, Oxford University
   Discussant: Daniel Hoewer, Centre for European Economic Research
 

Crises and Rating Agencies
   Presented by: Andras Niedermayer, University of Mannheim
   Discussant: Leonard Nakamura, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
 

Government Guarantees and Moral Hazard
   Presented by: Evren Damar, Bank of Canada
   Discussant: Marc Fusaro, Arkansas Tech University
  

Session 20:

Session Chair: Joao Macieira, Virginia Tech
Session type: invited
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: Beacon Hill Room
 

On the Limit Pricing of Goods with Network Effects
   Presented by: Armando Levy, The Brattle Group
   Discussant: Felix Munoz-Garcia, Washington State University
 

Entry Deterrence in the Presence of Learning-by-Doing
   Presented by: Felix Munoz-Garcia, Washington State University
   Discussant: Armando Levy, The Brattle Group
 

Uniqueness of Oblivious Equilibrium in Dynamic Discrete Games
   Presented by: Joao Macieira, Virginia Tech
   Discussant: Gabriel Weintraub, Columbia University
 

An Approximate Dynamic Programming Approach to Solving Dynamic Oligopoly Models
   Presented by: Gabriel Weintraub, Columbia University
   Discussant: Joao Macieira, Virginia Tech
  

Session 21:

Session Chair: Lapo Filistrucchi, Tilburg University
Session type: invited
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: Newbury Room
 

Technology Shocks in Multi-Sided Markets: The Impact of Craigslist on Local Newspapers
   Presented by: Robert Seamans, NYU Stern School of Business
   Discussant: Lapo Filistrucchi, Tilburg University
 

Measuring the Impact of File Sharing on the Movie Industry: An Empirical Analysis Using a Panel of Countries
   Presented by: Alejandro Zentner, University of Texas at Dallas
   Discussant: Robert Seamans, NYU Stern School of Business
 

THE NEWS HOUR: ESTIMATING THE VALUE OF TELEVISION NEWS
[slides]
   Presented by: Lisa George, Hunter College, CUNY
   Discussant: Senay SOKULLU, Toulouse School of Economics
 

Nonparametric Analysis of Two Sided Markets
   Presented by: Senay SOKULLU, Toulouse School of Economics
   Discussant: Alejandro Zentner, University of Texas at Dallas
  

Session 22:

Session Chair: Daniel O'Brien, U.S. Federal Trade Commission
Session type: contributed
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: Lexington Room
 

Effects of Manufacturers' Advertising on Volumes, Retail Margins, and Retail Profits
   Presented by: Alexei Alexandrov, University of Rochester
   Discussant: Jan Vandekerckhove, Maastricht University
 

Vertical Coordination in Bilateral Oligopoly through Renegotiation and Upfront Fees
   Presented by: Igor Muraviev, Higher School of Economics and ICEF
   Discussant: Emanuele Tarantino, University of Bologna and TILEC (Tilburg University)
 

All-Units Discounts and Double Moral Hazard
   Presented by: Daniel O'Brien, U.S. Federal Trade Commission
   Discussant: Igor Muraviev, Higher School of Economics and ICEF
  

Session 23:

Session Chair: Emek Basker, University of Missouri
Session type: invited
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: Alcott Room
 

TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY, R&D SPILLOVERS AND HUMAN CAPITAL IN THE RETAIL SECTOR
   Presented by: Vania Sena, Aston University
   Discussant: Heekyung Kim, MIT
 

Raising the Barcode Scanner: Technology and Productivity in the Retail Sector
JEL codes: L81, D22, O33
   Presented by: Emek Basker, University of Missouri
   Discussant: Matilda Orth, University of Gothenburg
 

A Dynamic Analysis of Retail Productivity
   Presented by: Matilda Orth, University of Gothenburg
   Discussant: Vania Sena, Aston University
 

How Does Data-Driven Decision-Making Practice Affect Firm Performance?
JEL codes: L0
   Presented by: Heekyung Kim, MIT
   Discussant: Emek Basker, University of Missouri
  

Session 24:

Session Chair: Michael Mazzeo, Northwestern University
Session type: invited
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: Cambridge Room
 

Pharmaceutical Innovative Performance and its Determinants
   Presented by: Paris Cleanthous, University of Cyprus
   Discussant: Michael Mazzeo, Northwestern University
 

ARE PATENT INFRINGEMENT AWARDS EXCESSIVE?:THE DATA BEHIND THE PATENT REFORM DEBATE
   Presented by: Michael Mazzeo, Northwestern University
   Discussant: Timothy Brennan, University of Maryland Baltimore County
 

Access to Intellectual Property for Innovation: Evidence on Problems and Coping Strategies from German Firms
   Presented by: Elisabeth Müller, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
   Discussant: Paris Cleanthous, University of Cyprus
 

Prizes, Patents, and Procurement: A Framework for Comparing Methods for Encouraging Innovation
[slides]
JEL codes: O31, D21, H41
   Presented by: Timothy Brennan, University of Maryland Baltimore County
   Discussant: Elisabeth Müller, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
  

Session 25:

Session Chair: John Connor, Purdue University
Session type: invited
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: Stuart Room
 

Capture, Politics and Antitrust Effectiveness
   Presented by: Simone Meraglia, Toulouse School of Economics
   Discussant: Susan Mendez, University of Zurich
 

Deregulation and the Demise of Sham Litigation: A Structural Time Series Test
JEL codes: L40, L43
   Presented by: Christopher Klein, Middle Tennessee State University
   Discussant: John Connor, Purdue University
 

Europe and the Control of International Cartels
   Presented by: John Connor, Purdue University
   Discussant: Christopher Klein, Middle Tennessee State University
 

Regulation of pharmaceutical prices: evidence from a reference price reform in Denmark
   Presented by: Susan Mendez, University of Zurich
   Discussant: Simone Meraglia, Toulouse School of Economics
  

Session 26:

Session Chair: Ralf Martin, London School of Economics
Session type: invited
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: Cabot Room
 

Full and Partial Privatization in China: The Labor Consequences
   Presented by: Kevin Amess, Univeristy of Nottingham
   Discussant: Vinish Kathuria, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
 

ARE FORMAL FIRMS MORE EFFICIENT THAN INFORMAL FIRMS? EVIDENCE FROM INDIAN MANUFACTURING
   Presented by: Vinish Kathuria, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
   Discussant: Ralf Martin, London School of Economics
 

Reallocation and Productivity and the Ecuadorian Economics Crisis: Evidence from Firm-Level Data
   Presented by: Kim Huynh, Bank of Canada
   Discussant: Arvind Magesan, University of Calgary
 

Productivity Spreads, Market Power Spreads and Trade
   Presented by: Ralf Martin, London School of Economics
   Discussant: Kevin Amess, Univeristy of Nottingham
  

Session 27:

Session Chair: Jennifer Reinganum, Vanderbilt University
Session type: invited
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Whittier Room
 

Should Consumers be Permitted to Waive Products Liability?
JEL codes: K13; L15; L51
   Presented by: Kathryn Spier, Harvard University
   Discussant: Abraham Wickelgren, University of Texa at Austin
 

Adversial versus Inquisitorial Testimony
JEL codes: D82, K41, K42
   Presented by: Claude Fluet, University of Quebec at Montreal
   Discussant: Jennifer Reinganum, Vanderbilt University
 

Settlement and the Strict Liability-Negligence Comparison
JEL codes: K13, K41, D82
   Presented by: Abraham Wickelgren, University of Texa at Austin
   Discussant: Claude Fluet, University of Quebec at Montreal
 

Search, Bargaining and Agency in the Market for Legal Services
JEL codes: D8, K4, L2
   Presented by: Andrew Daughety, Vanderbilt University
   Discussant: Kathryn Spier, Harvard University
  

Session 28:

Session Chair: Jan Bouckaert, University of Antwerp
Session type: invited
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Back Bay Room
 

The Welfare Effects of Third-Degree Price Discrimination in a Differentiated Oligopoly
   Presented by: Takanori Adachi, Nagoya University
   Discussant: Jan Bouckaert, University of Antwerp
 

Consumer poaching, brand switching, and price transparency
   Presented by: Christian Schultz, University of Copenhagen
   Discussant: Takanori Adachi, Nagoya University
 

Competition in non-linear prices, exclusionary contracts, and market-share discounts
   Presented by: Giacomo Calzolari, University of Bologna
   Discussant: Christian Schultz, University of Copenhagen
 

price competition between subsidized organizations
   Presented by: Jan Bouckaert, University of Antwerp
   Discussant: Ridwan Rusli, University of Luxembourg
  

Session 29:

Session Chair: Volodymyr Bilotkach, University of California, Irvine
Session type: invited
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Beacon Hill Room
 

Refundable Advance Purchase Tickets and Advance Purchase Restrictions under Aggregate Demand Uncertainty
   Presented by: Volodymyr Bilotkach, University of California, Irvine
   Discussant: Maria Arbatskaya, Emory University
 

Pricing and Advertising in a Market with Consumer Referrals
   Presented by: Maria Arbatskaya, Emory University
   Discussant: Joana Resende, FEP
 

Competitive Targeted Advertising with Price Discrimination
   Presented by: Joana Resende, FEP
   Discussant: Volodymyr Bilotkach, University of California, Irvine
  

Session 30:

Session Chair: Hale Utar, University of Colorado, Boulder
Session type: invited
Session JEL code: F23
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Constitution Room
 

Love of Variety and Immigration
JEL codes: D72, F12, F22,
   Presented by: Dhimitri Qirjo, The University of British Columbia
   Discussant: Liza JABBOUR, University of Birmingham
 

Giving across borders: Philanthropy or business as usual?
   Presented by: Abigail Hornstein, Wesleyan University
   Discussant: Ambarish Chandra, University of British Columbia
 

Organizational Learning and the Internationalization of Professional Service Firms: A Study of UK-based Engineering Consultancies
JEL codes: F23; L25; L84;
   Presented by: Cher Li, Imperial College London
   Discussant: Maya Cohen-Meidan, Microsoft Research
 

Is "Home Bias" Always Preferential? A Natural Experiment of Geography and Investment Decisions
   Presented by: Mingfeng Lin, University of Arizona
   Discussant: Cher Li, Imperial College London
  

Session 31:

Session Chair: Ronald Peeters, Maastricht University
Session type: contributed
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Winthrop Room
 

Are For-Profit Insurers Different?
   Presented by: Subramaniam Ramanarayanan, UCLA
   Discussant: Pasquale Schiraldi, Lodon School of Economics
 

The Effect of Health Insurance Competition when Private Insurers Compete with a Public Option
   Presented by: Abe Dunn, Bureau of Economic Analysis
   Discussant: Subramaniam Ramanarayanan, UCLA
 

Competition versus collusion: The impact of consumer inertia
   Presented by: Ronald Peeters, Maastricht University
   Discussant: Alexander Rasch, University of Cologne
 

Collusive Stability under Common Values: The Insurance Market
   Presented by: Alexander Rasch, University of Cologne
   Discussant: Ronald Peeters, Maastricht University
  

Session 32:

Session Chair: Jaesoo Kim, IUPUI
Session type: invited
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Thoreau Room
 

Product Market Competition and Managerial Employment Choices
   Presented by: Jean-Etienne de Bettignies, Queen's University
   Discussant: Kenneth Corts, University of Toronto
 

Belief Precision and Effort Incentives in Promotion Contests
   Presented by: Jeanine Miklos-Thal, University of Rochester
   Discussant: Ryan McDevitt, University of Rochester
 

The Shape of Returns to Reputaion
   Presented by: Joyee Deb, New York University
   Discussant: Nadav Levy, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC)
 

Optimal Incentive Contracts Under Moral Hazard When the Agent is Free to Leave
   Presented by: Andreas Roider, University of Heidelberg
   Discussant: Wolf Gick, Harvard University and GATech
  

Session 33:

Session Chair: Robert McComb, Texas Tech University
Session type: invited
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Charles River Room
 

Financial Constraints and Firm Dynamics
   Presented by: Angelo Secchi, CES - University of Paris 1 Sorbonne
   Discussant: Wallace Mullin, George Washington University
 

Firm Concentration and Growth in the Software Publishing Industry in Texas
   Presented by: Robert McComb, Texas Tech University
   Discussant: Janice Hauge, University of North Texas
 

Local Identity and the Persistent Leadership in Market Share Dynamics: Evidence from Deregulation in the Korean Soju Industry
   Presented by: Seung-Hyun Hong, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
   Discussant: Marco Castaneda, Tulane University
 

Option Contracts, Renegotiation, and Optimal Investments in Bilateral Relationships
JEL codes: L14, L23, D23
   Presented by: Marco Castaneda, Tulane University
   Discussant: Susana Iranzo, Universitat Rovira Virgili
  

Session 34:

Session Chair: Ruben Hernandez, Federal Reserve Bank of st. Louis
Session type: invited
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: St. James Room
 

Banks' lending strategies in start-up finance
   Presented by: Daniel Hoewer, Centre for European Economic Research
   Discussant: Robin Prager, FRB
 

Supervisory Ratings and Bank Lending to Small Businesses
   Presented by: Robin Prager, FRB
   Discussant: Evren Damar, Bank of Canada
 

Credit Cycle and Adverse Selection Effects in Consumer Credit Markets – Evidence from the HELOC Market
   Presented by: Leonard Nakamura, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
   Discussant: Andras Niedermayer, University of Mannheim
 

The effect of neighborhood and agglomeration on mortgage selection
   Presented by: Ruben Hernandez, Federal Reserve Bank of st. Louis
   Discussant: Leonard Nakamura, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
  

Session 35:

Session Chair: Kathrin Mueller, ZEW Centre for European Economic Research, Mannheim
Session type: invited
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Cambridge Room
 

Measuring the Degree of Competition Between Nonpro ts and For-Pro ts: The Case of Fitness Centers
   Presented by: Katja Seim, University of Pennsylvania
   Discussant: Chiara Fumagalli, Department of Economics
 

Building New Plants or Entering by Acquisition? Estimation of an Entry Model for the US Cement Industry
   Presented by: Hector Perez Saiz, Bank of Canada
   Discussant: Brett Wendling, Federal Trade Commission
 

The Value of Jetting - Estimating the Effects of Entry by JetBlue Airways in Long-haul U.S. Airline Markets
   Presented by: Kathrin Mueller, ZEW Centre for European Economic Research, Mannheim
   Discussant: JIEUN CHANG, UNIV. OF COLORADO
 

Post-Entry Struggle for Life and Pre-Exit Shadow of Death from a Financial Perspective
   Presented by: Robert Petrunia, Lakehead Universtiy
   Discussant: Mo Xiao, University of Arizona
  

Session 36:

Session Chair: Christiaan Hogendorn, Wesleyan University
Session type: invited
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: White Hill Room
 

Exclusive Contents and the Next Generation Networks
[slides]
   Presented by: María Viecens, FEDEA
   Discussant: Mian Dai, Drexel University
 

International Internet Roaming
   Presented by: Steffen Lippert, Massey University
   Discussant: Marc Rysman, Boston University
 

The Effect of the Internet on On-Time Performance in the Airline Industry
JEL codes: D83; L25; L93
   Presented by: Eugene Orlov, Compass Lexecon
   Discussant: María Viecens, FEDEA
  

Session 37:

Session Chair: Georgia Kosmopoulou, University of Oklahoma
Session type: invited
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Alcott Room
 

Bidding and Drilling on Offshore Wildcat Tracts
   Presented by: Nicolas Melissas, ITAM
   Discussant: George Deltas, University of Illinois
 

Buy-it-now or Take-a-chance: A simple sequential screening mechanism
   Presented by: Gregory Lewis, Harvard University
   Discussant: Nicolas Melissas, ITAM
 

Gradual bidding in ebay-like auctions
   Presented by: Attila Ambrus, Harvard University
   Discussant: Ching-I Huang, National Taiwan University
 

Procurement Auctions with Pre-award Subcontracting
   Presented by: Jun Nakabayashi, University of Tsukuba
   Discussant: Georgia Kosmopoulou, University of Oklahoma
  

Session 38:

Session Chair: Stephen Martin, Purdue University
Session type: contributed
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Franklin Room
 

Patent Disclosure in Standard Setting
   Presented by: Emanuele Tarantino, University of Bologna and TILEC (Tilburg University)
   Discussant: Stephen Martin, Purdue University
 

Patent Pools and Product Development: Perfect Complements Revisited
   Presented by: Thomas Jeitschko, US Department of Justice and Michigan State University
   Discussant: Emanuele Tarantino, University of Bologna and TILEC (Tilburg University)
 

Corporate Social Responsibility in a Mixed Oligopoly
   Presented by: Alessandro Tampieri, University of Bologna
   Discussant: Thomas Jeitschko, US Department of Justice and Michigan State University
 

Innovation Races with the Possibility of Failure
   Presented by: Stephen Martin, Purdue University
   Discussant: Alessandro Tampieri, University of Bologna
  

Session 39:

Session Chair: Dongsoo Shin, Santa Clara University
Session type: contributed
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Newbury Room
 

Free Licensing in Complementary R&D: Boosting Aggregate Odds for Success
   Presented by: Gilad Sorek, Department of Economics
   Discussant: Chun-Hui Miao, University of South Carolina
 

How To License A Technology Standard?
   Presented by: Chun-Hui Miao, University of South Carolina
   Discussant: Dongsoo Shin, Santa Clara University
 

Sourcing Innovation in Vertical Relationships
JEL codes: D82, L22, L23
   Presented by: Dongsoo Shin, Santa Clara University
   Discussant: Gilad Sorek, Department of Economics
 

Drug R&D Alliance and Innovation: A Two-Sided Matching Model for the Licensing Market in the Biotechnology-Pharmaceutical Industry
   Presented by: Kejun Song, Gordon College
   Discussant: Susan Lu, Simon School of Business
  

Session 40:

Session Chair: Ramon Casadesus-Masanell, Harvard Business School
Session type: invited
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Lexington Room
 

Imperfect Platform Competition: A General Framework
JEL codes: D21, D43, D85
   Presented by: Alexander White, Harvard University
   Discussant: Rabah Amir, U of Arizon
 

Language, Internet and Platform Competition: the case of Search Engine
   Presented by: Doh-Shin Jeon, Universite Toulouse 1 Capitole
   Discussant: Ramon Casadesus-Masanell, Harvard Business School
 

Platform Competition under Asymmetric Information
   Presented by: Yaron Yehezkel, Tel Aviv University
   Discussant: Robin Lee, Stern School of Business, New York Unive
 

Piracy in a two-sided software market
   Presented by: Tobias Wenzel, Universität Düsseldorf
   Discussant: Gustavo Vicentini, n/a
  

Session 41:

Session Chair: Catherine Roux, University of California - Berkeley; University of Lausanne
Session type: invited
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Stuart Room
 

Uncovering Cartels
   Presented by: FRODE STEEN, NORWEGIAN SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS & BUS
   Discussant: Catherine Roux, University of California - Berkeley; University of Lausanne
 

Monitoring Managers Through Corporate Compliance Programs
   Presented by: Martijn Han, University of Amsterdam
   Discussant: Peter Dijkstra, University of Groningen
 

Amnesty Plus and Multimarket Collusion
   Presented by: Peter Dijkstra, University of Groningen
   Discussant: FRODE STEEN, NORWEGIAN SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS & BUS
 

Banning Information Exchange to Fight Collusion? Bananas and Beyond
   Presented by: Catherine Roux, University of California - Berkeley; University of Lausanne
   Discussant: Martijn Han, University of Amsterdam
  

Session 42:

Session Chair: Shi Qi, Florida State University
Session type: invited
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Cabot Room
 

From Boom to Bust and Back Again: A Dynamic Analysis of IT Services
   Presented by: Florin Maican, University of Gothenburg
   Discussant: Guofang Huang, Johns Hopkins University
 

Identification and Estimation of Dynamic Games when Palyers' Beliefs are not in Equilibrium
   Presented by: Arvind Magesan, University of Calgary
   Discussant: Florin Maican, University of Gothenburg
 

Impact of Theater Capacity Constraint on Movie Industry Demand
   Presented by: Shi Qi, Florida State University
   Discussant: Kim Huynh, Bank of Canada
 

Estimation of Production Functions with Robustness Against Errors in the Proxy Variables
   Presented by: Guofang Huang, Johns Hopkins University
   Discussant: Arvind Magesan, University of Calgary
  

Session 43:

Session Chair: Emek Basker, University of Missouri
Session type: invited
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 14:30 - 16:20
Location: Cambridge Room
 

Slave to your Employer or to your Financier? Wage Structure When Employees Have Entrepreneurship Options
   Presented by: Mihkel Tombak, University of Toronto
   Discussant: Konstantinos Serfes, Drexel University
 

Endogeneous Matching and the Venture Capital Live Cycle
   Presented by: Konstantinos Serfes, Drexel University
   Discussant: Attila Ambrus, Harvard University
 

Non Pecuniary Benefits of Small Business Ownership
   Presented by: Benjamin Pugsley, University of Chicago
   Discussant: Mihkel Tombak, University of Toronto
 

Entrepreneurial Finance and Performance: A Transaction Cost Economics Approach
   Presented by: Robert Seamans, NYU Stern School of Business
   Discussant: Georgia Kosmopoulou, University of Oklahoma
  

Session 44:

Session Chair: Christopher Snyder, Dartmouth College
Session type: invited
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 14:30 - 16:20
Location: Beacon Hill Room
 

The Impact of the Internet on Retail Competition: Evidence from Technological Differences in Internet Access
JEL codes: D43, L81, L13
   Presented by: Georg Gebhardt, Ulm University
   Discussant: Diego Escobari, The University of Texas - Pan American
 

Asymmetric Price Responses to Demand Fluctuations in Airlines
   Presented by: Diego Escobari, The University of Texas - Pan American
   Discussant: Timothy Richards, Arizona State University
 

Rivalry in Price and Location by Differentiated Product Manufacturers
   Presented by: Timothy Richards, Arizona State University
   Discussant: Christopher Snyder, Dartmouth College
 

An Empirical Study of Pricing Strategies in an Online Market with High-Frequency Price Information
   Presented by: Christopher Snyder, Dartmouth College
   Discussant: Georg Gebhardt, Ulm University
  

Session 45:

Session Chair: DARIN LEE, Compass Lexecon
Session type: contributed
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 14:30 - 16:20
Location: Cabot Room
 

"Strategic Alliances and Entry Deterrence: Evidence from Airline Codesharing"
   Presented by: Adam Shapiro, Bureau of Economic Analysis
   Discussant: Ethan Singer, University of Minnesota
 

On the Efficiency of Codeshare Contracts Between Airlines: Is Double Marginalization Eliminated?
   Presented by: Philip Gayle, Kansas State University
   Discussant: DARIN LEE, Compass Lexecon
 

Airlines' Cooperation in the US Domestic Market: Measuring the Evolution of Price Gaps
   Presented by: Miguel Urdanoz, Toulouse Business School
   Discussant: Kathrin Mueller, ZEW Centre for European Economic Research, Mannheim
 

Airline Competition and Domestic US Airfares: A Comprehensive Reappraisal
   Presented by: Ethan Singer, University of Minnesota
   Discussant: Bryan Keating, Compass Lexecon
  

Session 46:

Session Chair: Abe Dunn, Bureau of Economic Analysis
Session type: invited
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 14:30 - 16:20
Location: Alcott Room
 

Diagnosing Hospital System Bargaining Power in Managed Care Networks
JEL codes: L41, I11
   Presented by: Kevin Pflum, Ohio State University
   Discussant: Rui Huang, Dept. of Agricultural & Resource Economics
 

Information Matters: Quality Competition and Information in a Fixed-Price Market
[slides]
   Presented by: Mary Deily, Lehigh University
   Discussant: Abe Dunn, Bureau of Economic Analysis
 

The Strategic Impacts of Providing Nonprofit Health Service
   Presented by: Hao-Chang Sung, National Chengchi University
   Discussant: Ching-to Ma, Department of Economics
 

CAN TRAVEL COST METHODOLOGY YIELD RELIABLE ESTIMATES OF HOSPITAL DEMAND?
   Presented by: Luke Froeb, Owen Graduate School of Management
   Discussant: Jungwon Yeo, Singapore Management University
  

Session 47:

Session Chair: Abigail Hornstein, Wesleyan University
Session type: invited
Session JEL code: L16
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 14:30 - 16:20
Location: Back Bay Room
 

Exchange Rates Fluctuations, Consumer Demand, and Advertising: The Case of Internet Search
   Presented by: Maya Cohen-Meidan, Microsoft Research
   Discussant: Abigail Hornstein, Wesleyan University
 

Imported inputs, firm heterogeneity and exchange rate pass-through
   Presented by: Jagadeesh Sivadasan, University of Michigan
   Discussant: Chiara Tomasi, University of Trento
 

Exchange Rate Uncertainty and International Technology Transfer
   Presented by: Rodrigo Costamagna, University of Navarra
   Discussant: Hodaka Morita, University of New South Wales
 

The Economics of Cross-Border Travel
   Presented by: Ambarish Chandra, University of British Columbia
   Discussant: Steffen Lippert, Massey University
  

Session 48:

Session Chair: Wolf Gick, Harvard University and GATech
Session type: invited
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 14:30 - 16:20
Location: Stuart Room
 

Information and incentives in academia: does tenure facilitate moral hazard?
   Presented by: Janice Hauge, University of North Texas
   Discussant: Ginger Jin, University of Maryland at College Park
 

Adverse selection in the used car market: Evidence from the Consumer Expenditure Survey
   Presented by: Henry Schneider, Cornell University
   Discussant: Gregory Lewis, Harvard University
 

A Business by Any Other Name: Firm Name Choice as a Signal of Firm Quality
   Presented by: Ryan McDevitt, University of Rochester
   Discussant: Pai-Ling Yin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 

The Use of Indicators for Unobservable Product Qualities: Hedonic Inferences Based on Consumer Sorting
   Presented by: Matthew Nagler, The City College of New York
   Discussant: Jeanine Miklos-Thal, University of Rochester
  

Session 49:

Session Chair: Stephen Finger, Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina
Session type: invited
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 14:30 - 16:20
Location: Lexington Room
 

Does self-regulation improve worker safety? Responsible Care in the US Chemical Industry
   Presented by: Stephen Finger, Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina
   Discussant: Silvana Krasteva, Texas A&M University
 

Effect of regulatory reform of mobile telecommunications on efficiency
   Presented by: Yan Li, Oxford Brookes Business School
   Discussant: Dominik Ruderer, Max Planck Institute IP
 

Private Regulation by Platform Operators – Implications for Usage Intensity
   Presented by: Joerg Claussen, LMU Munich
   Discussant: Tim Watts, NERA Economic Consulting
 

The Impact of Interchange Fee Regulation in Europe
JEL codes: G20, D12, E41
   Presented by: José Liñares-Zegarra, University of Illinois
   Discussant: Andrea Mueller, University of Duesseldorf
  

Session 50:

Session Chair: Jeanine Miklos-Thal, University of Rochester
Session type: invited
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 14:30 - 16:20
Location: Charles River Room
 

Diversity, Social Goods Provision, and Performance in the Firm
   Presented by: Wallace Mullin, George Washington University
   Discussant: Milena Gradeva, University Paris 1
 

Effort Incentives in Nomination Contests: Evidence from Professional Soccer
   Presented by: Jeanine Miklos-Thal, University of Rochester
   Discussant: Seung-Hyun Hong, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
 

Workers Cooperation within the Firm: an Analysis Using Small and Medium Size Firms
   Presented by: Susana Iranzo, Universitat Rovira Virgili
   Discussant: Robert McComb, Texas Tech University
 

Foreign companies’ relations with suppliers in Bulgaria: the impact of changing institutions on backward linkages
   Presented by: Milena Gradeva, University Paris 1
 

 Discussants:
     Angelo Secchi, CES - University of Paris 1 Sorbonne
  

Session 51:

Session Chair: John Kwoka, Northeastern University
Session type: invited
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 14:30 - 16:20
Location: White Hill Room
 

Why Mergers Fail? –Structural and Valuation Explanations for Merger Performance
   Presented by: Ralph Sonenshine, American University
   Discussant: John Kwoka, Northeastern University
 

Mergers, Divestitures and Industry Reorganization
   Presented by: Wen Zhou, University of Hong Kong
   Discussant: Eric Rasmusen, Indiana University
 

The Welfare Effects of Horizontal Mergers in Differentiated Product Markets under Cournot and Bertrand Game Settings
[slides]
   Presented by: Eray Cumbul, University of Rochester
   Discussant: Kai Hueschelrath, Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)
 

Merger Simulation in a Two-Sided Market: the case of Dutch Daily Newspapers
   Presented by: Lapo Filistrucchi, Tilburg University
   Discussant: Ramon Caminal, CSIC
  

Session 52:

Session Chair: Joel Shapiro, Oxford University
Session type: invited
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 14:30 - 16:20
Location: St. James Room
 

Banks With Branches In Multiple Markets: When Is Specialized Better Than Standardized?
   Presented by: Lynn Hunnicutt, Pacific Lutheran University
   Discussant: Joel Shapiro, Oxford University
 

Product Differentiation and Inefficiencies in the Retail Banking Industry
   Presented by: Mian Dai, Drexel University
   Discussant: Evren Damar, Bank of Canada
 

Multimarket contact in Italian retail banking
   Presented by: roberto violi, bank of Italy
   Discussant: Daniel Hoewer, Centre for European Economic Research
 

Bank Expansion after the Riegle-Neal Act: The Role of Diversification of Geographic Risk
JEL codes: L13, L51, G21
   Presented by: Hui Wang, GSM, Peking Unversity
   Discussant: Sergei Koulayev, Boston College
  

Session 53:

Session Chair: Brett Wendling, Federal Trade Commission
Session type: invited
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 14:30 - 16:20
Location: Thoreau Room
 

Multiproduct Firms and Market Entry
JEL codes: L11, L13, L15
   Presented by: JIEUN CHANG, UNIV. OF COLORADO
   Discussant: Pasquale Schiraldi, Lodon School of Economics
 

Estimating the Option Value of Waiting: A Dynamic Entry Game of the U.S. Local Telephone Competition
   Presented by: Mo Xiao, University of Arizona
   Discussant: Juan Esteban Carranza, Universidad ICESI
 

The Deep-pocket Effect of Internal Capital Markets
   Presented by: Chiara Fumagalli, Department of Economics
   Discussant: Paul Grieco, The Pennsylvania State University
  

Session 54:

Session Chair: Simon Anderson, University of Virginia
Session type: invited
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 14:30 - 16:20
Location: Whittier Room
 

Will the Internet Destroy the News Media?
   Presented by: Joshua Gans, University of Melbourne
   Discussant: Simon Anderson, University of Virginia
 

News and Online Aggregators
   Presented by: Lesley Chiou, Occidental College
   Discussant: Ying Fan, University of Michigan
 

Aggregators, Search and the Economics of New Media Institutions
   Presented by: Christiaan Hogendorn, Wesleyan University
   Discussant: Catherine Tucker, MIT Sloan
 

Direct-to-Consumer Advertising and Online Search
   Presented by: Matthew Chesnes, Federal Trade Commission
   Discussant: Lisa George, Hunter College, CUNY
  

Session 55:

Session Chair: Talia Bar, Cornell University
Session type: contributed
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 14:30 - 16:20
Location: Franklin Room
 

Selection Biases in Complementary R&D Projects
   Presented by: Jay Pil Choi, University of New South Wales and Michig
   Discussant: Talia Bar, Cornell University
 

Treasure game
   Presented by: Alexander Matros, University of South Carolina
   Discussant: Jay Pil Choi, University of New South Wales and Michig
 

Process and Product Innovations: Complements or Substitutes?
   Presented by: Maria Rosa Battaggion, Università di Bergamo
   Discussant: Alexander Matros, University of South Carolina
 

Project Selection and the Fear of Commitment
   Presented by: Talia Bar, Cornell University
   Discussant: Maria Rosa Battaggion, Università di Bergamo
  

Session 56:

Session Chair: Christopher Ruebeck, Lafayette College
Session type: invited
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 14:30 - 16:20
Location: Newbury Room
 

Persuading Consumers with Social Attitudes
   Presented by: Stefan Buehler, University of St. Gallen
   Discussant: Ronald Peeters, Maastricht University
 

Suggested retail prices with downstream competition
   Presented by: Simona Fabrizi, Massey University
   Discussant: Stefan Buehler, University of St. Gallen
 

Limited and Varying Consumer Attention: Evidence from Shocks to the Salience of Penalty Fees
   Presented by: Victor Stango, University of California, Davis
   Discussant: Christopher Ruebeck, Lafayette College
 

Loss Aversion and the Insurance Puzzle. The Market of Luck?
   Presented by: Filippo Balestrieri, Hewlett-Packard
   Discussant: Florian Schuett, Tilburg University
  

Session 57:

Session Chair: Marc Rysman, Boston University
Session type: invited
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 14:30 - 16:20
Location: Winthrop Room
 

Network Effects, Market Structure and Industry Performance
   Presented by: Rabah Amir, U of Arizon
   Discussant: Tobias Wenzel, Universität Düsseldorf
 

When Does a Platform Create Value by Limiting Choice?
   Presented by: Ramon Casadesus-Masanell, Harvard Business School
   Discussant: Doh-Shin Jeon, Universite Toulouse 1 Capitole
 

Markov-Perfect Network Formation: An Applied Framework for Bilateral Oligopoly and Bargaining in Buyer-Seller Networks
   Presented by: Robin Lee, Stern School of Business, New York Unive
   Discussant: Marc Rysman, Boston University
 

Contracts Between Platforms and Developers: The Risk-Quality Trade-Off
JEL codes: D62, D86, L14
   Presented by: Wolf Gick, Harvard University and GATech
   Discussant: Alexander White, Harvard University
  

Session 58:

Session Chair: Louis Kaplow, Harvard University
Session type: invited
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 14:30 - 16:20
Location: Constitution Room
 

Price Competition on Graphs
   Presented by: Adriaan Soetevent, University of Amsterdam
   Discussant: Robert Adams, Federal Reserve Board
 

Market Definition and the Merger Guidelines
   Presented by: Louis Kaplow, Harvard University
   Discussant: Giacomo Calzolari, University of Bologna
 

Commuting Ties and Geographic Market Definition
   Presented by: Robert Adams, Federal Reserve Board
   Discussant: Louis Kaplow, Harvard University
  

Session 59:

Session Chair: Nicholas Rupp, East Carolina University
Session type: contributed
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 16:35 - 18:25
Location: Cabot Room
 

City-Pairs vs. Airport-Pairs: A Market-Definition Methodology for the Airline Industry
   Presented by: Jan K. Brueckner, Department of Economics
   Discussant: Philip Gayle, Kansas State University
 

Investigation of Hub Reliability Premium in the US Airline Industry
   Presented by: Volodymyr Bilotkach, University of California, Irvine
   Discussant: Kenneth Boyer, Michigan State University
 

Hub Premia and Airline Merger Simulation Based on Quality-Adjusted Fares
   Presented by: Bryan Keating, Compass Lexecon
   Discussant: Nicholas Rupp, East Carolina University
  

Session 60:

Session Chair: Michael Salinger, Boston University
Session type: invited
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 16:35 - 18:25
Location: Beacon Hill Room
 

Tying and Bundling in a Nearly Contestable Market
   Presented by: Michael Salinger, Boston University
   Discussant: Qihong Liu, University of Oklahoma
 

ENTRY THREATS AND PRICING IN THE GENERIC DRUG INDUSTRY
   Presented by: Brett Wendling, Federal Trade Commission
   Discussant: Mary Deily, Lehigh University
 

Price-Matching, Quality Free-Riding and Predation
   Presented by: Qihong Liu, University of Oklahoma
   Discussant: Michael Salinger, Boston University
  

Session 61:

Session Chair: Anthony Creane, Michigan State University
Session type: invited
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 16:35 - 18:25
Location: Stuart Room
 

Information Unraveling Revisited: Disclosure of Horizontal Attributes
   Presented by: Levent Çelik, CERGE-EI
   Discussant: Rick Harbaugh, Indiana University
 

Search Costs and Risky Investment in Quality
JEL codes: D83, L15
   Presented by: Nadav Levy, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC)
   Discussant: Wilhelm Henricus Siekman, University of Groningen
 

Shipping the good apples out under asymmetric information
   Presented by: Anthony Creane, Michigan State University
   Discussant: Joyee Deb, New York University
 

Information and Quality in Expanding Markets
   Presented by: Francisco Alcala, Universidad de Murcia
   Discussant: Thomas Jeitschko, US Department of Justice and Michigan State University
  

Session 62:

Session Chair: James Campbell, University of Toronto
Session type: invited
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 16:35 - 18:25
Location: Winthrop Room
 

Privacy Regulation and Market Structure
   Presented by: James Campbell, University of Toronto
   Discussant: Torben Stühmeier, Universtität Düsseldorf
 

A theory of soft capture
   Presented by: Axel Gautier, Crepp
   Discussant: Scott Gilpatric, University of Tennessee Knoxville
 

Public Report, Price, and Quality
   Presented by: Ching-to Ma, Department of Economics
   Discussant: James Campbell, University of Toronto
  

Session 63:

Session Chair: Rune Stenbacka, Hanken School of Economics
Session type: invited
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 16:35 - 18:25
Location: Charles River Room
 

The evolution of TMT in New Technology-Based Firms. The determinants of the choice between a new owner-manager and a salaried managers
   Presented by: Massimo Colombo, Politecnico di Milano
   Discussant: Lars Sørgard, Norwegian School of Economics
 

Make and Buy: Balancing Bargaining Power
   Presented by: Rune Stenbacka, Hanken School of Economics
   Discussant: Andrew Yim, Cass Business School
 

The Treason of the Margin (or The Synergy Paradox)
   Presented by: Andrew Wait, University of Sydney
   Discussant: Marco Alderighi, Bocconi University
  

Session 64:

Session Chair: Wesley Wilson, Oregon
Session type: invited
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 16:35 - 18:25
Location: White Hill Room
 

The Law and Economics of Tax Reduction for Private Companies with Government Ownership: The 2009 General Motors \$16 Billion Net Operating Loss Carryforward Rule
   Presented by: Eric Rasmusen, Indiana University
   Discussant: Wen Zhou, University of Hong Kong
 

The First-Order Approach to Merger Analysis
   Presented by: Sonia Jaffe, Harvard University
   Discussant: Michael Cohen, University of Connecticut
 

RETROSPECTIVE ON MERGERS AND MERGER POLICY: A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH
   Presented by: John Kwoka, Northeastern University
   Discussant: David Balan, Federal Trade Commission
  

Session 65:

Session Chair: Emek Basker, University of Missouri
Session type: invited
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 16:35 - 18:25
Location: Alcott Room
 

Discrete Games with Flexible Information Structures: An Application to Local Grocery Markets
   Presented by: Paul Grieco, The Pennsylvania State University
   Discussant: Katja Seim, University of Pennsylvania
 

The Location Strategy of Chain Retailers: An Empirical Investigation
   Presented by: Gustavo Vicentini, n/a
   Discussant: Hector Perez Saiz, Bank of Canada
 

Entry with a Social Planner: A model of Supermarket Network Choice
   Presented by: Pasquale Schiraldi, Lodon School of Economics
   Discussant: Kathrin Mueller, ZEW Centre for European Economic Research, Mannheim
 

Dynamic entry and firm reconfiguration in the Canadian gasoline markets
   Presented by: Juan Esteban Carranza, Universidad ICESI
   Discussant: Robert Petrunia, Lakehead Universtiy
  

Session 66:

Session Chair: David Henriques, NYU-Stern and NOVA-SBE
Session type: invited
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 16:35 - 18:25
Location: Franklin Room
 

Why Do Banks Reward their Customers to Use their Credit Cards?
   Presented by: Sujit Chakravorti, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
   Discussant: David Henriques, NYU-Stern and NOVA-SBE
 

Who Gains and Who Loses from Credit Card Payments? Theory and Calibrations
   Presented by: Oz Shy, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
   Discussant: Carlos Arango, Bank of Canada
 

PRICE STRUCTURE AND WILLINGNESS TO PAY IN NETWORK INDUSTRIES: EVIDENCE FROM PAYMENT CARDS
   Presented by: Santiago Carbó-Valverde, University of Granada
   Discussant: Joanna Stavins, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
 

Pricing of Payment Cards, Competition, and Efficiency: A Possible Guide for SEPA
   Presented by: Wilko Bolt, De Nederlandsche Bank N.V.
   Discussant: Lynn Hunnicutt, Pacific Lutheran University
  

Session 67:

Session Chair: Simon Anderson, University of Virginia
Session type: invited
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 16:35 - 18:25
Location: Newbury Room
 

competition for advertisers in media markets
   Presented by: Simon Anderson, University of Virginia
   Discussant: Bjorn-Atle Reme, Norwegian School of Economics and ...
 

Competition between content distributors in two-sided markets
   Presented by: Bjorn-Atle Reme, Norwegian School of Economics and ...
   Discussant: Fabio Manenti, University of Padua
 

Bundling, A la Carte Pricing and Vertical Bargaining in a Two-Sided Model
   Presented by: Adam Rennhoff, Department of Economics and Finance
   Discussant: Dragan Jovanovic, University of Duesseldorf, DICE
 

R&D in Two-Sided Markets
JEL codes: L12, L13, O32
   Presented by: Dragan Jovanovic, University of Duesseldorf, DICE
   Discussant: Adam Rennhoff, Department of Economics and Finance
  

Session 68:

Session Chair: Dakshina De Silva, Texas Tech University
Session type: invited
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 16:35 - 18:25
Location: Back Bay Room
 

Does the sun `shine' on art prices?
   Presented by: Leonard Wolk, Maastricht University
   Discussant: Robert Seamans, NYU Stern School of Business
 

Price Adjustment Policies in Procurement Contracting: An Analysis of Bidding Behavior
   Presented by: Georgia Kosmopoulou, University of Oklahoma
   Discussant: Dakshina De Silva, Texas Tech University
 

Procurement Auctions with Capacity-Constrained Bidders: Evidence from the Lab
   Presented by: Viplav Saini, Oberlin College
   Discussant: Benjamin Pugsley, University of Chicago
 

How to Make an Offer? A Theoretical Model and Empirical Evidence from eBay Motors
   Presented by: Ching-I Huang, National Taiwan University
   Discussant: Jun Nakabayashi, University of Tsukuba
  

Session 69:

Session Chair: Myong-Hun Chang, Cleveland State University
Session type: invited
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 16:35 - 18:25
Location: Cambridge Room
 

From Mind to Market: A Global, Dynamic Analysis of R&D
   Presented by: Grega Smrkolj, University of Amsterdam
   Discussant: Myong-Hun Chang, Cleveland State University
 

Adoption Strategies with an Imperfectly Competitive Technology Market
   Presented by: Serge Pajak, Telecom ParisTech
   Discussant: Grega Smrkolj, University of Amsterdam
 

Schumpeterian Competition with Myopic but Adaptive Firms: Endogenous R&D and Industrial Structure
JEL codes: L10
   Presented by: Myong-Hun Chang, Cleveland State University
   Discussant: Johannes Koenen, University Bonn
 

Patent Litigation and Patent Reform
   Presented by: Johannes Koenen, University Bonn
   Discussant: Serge Pajak, Telecom ParisTech
  

Session 70:

Session Chair: David Mills, University of Virginia
Session type: contributed
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 16:35 - 18:25
Location: Constitution Room
 

Retail Sector Concentration, Consumer Prices and SMEs Performance in Italy
JEL codes: D4 D22
   Presented by: Emanuela Ciapanna, Bank of Italy
   Discussant: David Mills, University of Virginia
 

CLUSTERING, AGENCY COSTS AND OPERATING EFFICIENCY: EVIDENCE FROM NURSING HOME CHAINS
   Presented by: Susan Lu, Simon School of Business
   Discussant: Kejun Song, Gordon College
 

Countervailing Power and Chain Stores
   Presented by: David Mills, University of Virginia
   Discussant: Emanuela Ciapanna, Bank of Italy
  

Session 71:

Session Chair: Victor Stango, University of California, Davis
Session type: invited
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 16:35 - 18:25
Location: St. James Room
 

Transparency in Markets for Experience Goods: Experimental Evidence
   Presented by: Florian Schuett, Tilburg University
   Discussant: Victor Stango, University of California, Davis
 

Evolution of behavior when duopolists compete in price and quantity
   Presented by: Ronald Peeters, Maastricht University
   Discussant: Filippo Balestrieri, Hewlett-Packard
 

Agent-based modeling and sequential games
   Presented by: Christopher Ruebeck, Lafayette College
   Discussant: Evangelia Chalioti, Athens Univ. of Economics & Business
 

Team members' ability matters for career concerns
JEL codes: J33, D83, M12
   Presented by: Evangelia Chalioti, Athens Univ. of Economics & Business
   Discussant: Simona Fabrizi, Massey University
  

Session 72:

Session Chair: Bettina Peters, Centre for European Economic Research
Session type: invited
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 16:35 - 18:25
Location: Lexington Room
 

Should I Go or Should I Stay? Intellectual Property, Entrepreneurship, and Support for Internal Innovation
   Presented by: Silvana Krasteva, Texas A&M University
   Discussant: Bettina Peters, Centre for European Economic Research
 

What's in a name? First estimates of trademark value using renewal data
   Presented by: Alan Marco, Washington and Lee University
   Discussant: Mahmut Yasar, The University of Texas, Arlington
 

The Contribution of International R&D to Firm Profitability
   Presented by: Bettina Peters, Centre for European Economic Research
   Discussant: Silvana Krasteva, Texas A&M University
 

Firm Productivity and Knowledge Spillovers from Academic Linkages
   Presented by: Mahmut Yasar, The University of Texas, Arlington
   Discussant: Alan Marco, Washington and Lee University
  

Session 73:

Session Chair: Michael Waldman, Cornell University
Session type: invited
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 16:35 - 18:25
Location: Thoreau Room
 

Duopoly Competition with Competitor Partial Ownership
   Presented by: Helder Vasconcelos, Universidade Católica Portuguesa
   Discussant: Julia Fischer, University of Hohenheim
 

How to Overcome the Merger Paradox in Cartel Formation
JEL codes: L12, L13, L41
   Presented by: Julia Fischer, University of Hohenheim
   Discussant: Sencer Ecer, Istanbul Technical University
 

Mergers in Durable-Goods Industries: A Re-Examination of Market Power and Welfare Effects
   Presented by: Michael Waldman, Cornell University
   Discussant: Helder Vasconcelos, Universidade Católica Portuguesa
 

Optimal Merger Policy with Policy-Variant Price and Non-Price Strategies
   Presented by: Sencer Ecer, Istanbul Technical University
   Discussant: Michael Waldman, Cornell University
  

Session 74:

Session Chair: Lawrence White, New York University
Session type: invited
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 16:35 - 18:25
Location: Whittier Room
 

View 1
   Presented by: Lawrence White, New York University
 

View 2
   Presented by: James Hosek, RAND Graduate School
 

View 3
   Presented by: Ramon Casadesus-Masanell, Harvard Business School
 

View 4
   Presented by: Patrick Legros, ECARES
 

View 5
   Presented by: Ginger Jin, University of Maryland at College Park
  

Session 75:

Session Chair: Oz Shy, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Session type: invited
Date: April 10, 2011
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: Constitution Room
 

Would that be Cash, Debit, or Credit? How Canadians Pay
   Presented by: Carlos Arango, Bank of Canada
 

 Discussants:
     Santiago Carbó-Valverde, University of Granada
 

To Surcharge or Not To Surcharge? A Two-Sided Market Perspective of the No-Surcharge Rule.
[slides]
   Presented by: David Henriques, NYU-Stern and NOVA-SBE
 

 Discussants:
     Sujit Chakravorti, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
 

Effects of Credit Scores on Consumer Payment Choice
   Presented by: Joanna Stavins, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
   Discussant: Oz Shy, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
 

Explaining adoption and use of payment instruments by US consumers
   Presented by: Sergei Koulayev, Boston College
   Discussant: Wilko Bolt, De Nederlandsche Bank N.V.
  

Session 76:

Session Chair: Kenneth Boyer, Michigan State University
Session type: invited
Date: April 10, 2011
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: Cabot Room
 

Consumer Welfare and Unobserved Heterogeneity in Discrete Choice Models: The Value of Alpine Road Tunnels
   Presented by: Hannes Ullrich, University of Zurich
   Discussant: Joshua Linn, Resources for the Future
 

Do Fuel Prices Explain Differences in New Passenger Car Fuel Economy in the US and Europe?
   Presented by: Joshua Linn, Resources for the Future
   Discussant: Hannes Ullrich, University of Zurich
 

Coal, Transportation and the Clean Air Act Amendments: Mixed Discrete/Continuous Demand Decisions with Numerous Alternatives
   Presented by: Wesley Wilson, Oregon
   Discussant: Chia-Mei Liu, U.S. Department of Transportation
 

What Causes Amtrak Delays: an Empirical Analysis of Amtrak’s Non-Northeast Corridor Passenger Trains
   Presented by: Brian McNamara, US DOT
   Discussant: Wesley Wilson, Oregon
  

Session 77:

Session Chair: Alexei Alexandrov, University of Rochester
Session type: invited
Date: April 10, 2011
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: Beacon Hill Room
 

Asymmetric Demand Effects and Cost Pass-Through
   Presented by: Özlem Bedre-Defolie, European School of Management and Technology GmbH
   Discussant: Adriaan Soetevent, University of Amsterdam
 

Search Brokers
   Presented by: Andras Niedermayer, University of Mannheim
   Discussant: Alexei Alexandrov, University of Rochester
 

Strategic Sequencing and the (dis)Value of Information in Bilateral Negotiations
   Presented by: Silvana Krasteva, Texas A&M University
   Discussant: Özlem Bedre-Defolie, European School of Management and Technology GmbH
 

Cost risk management by risk neutral firms with pricing power
   Presented by: Alexei Alexandrov, University of Rochester
   Discussant: Andras Niedermayer, University of Mannheim
  

Session 78:

Session Chair: Wallace Mullin, George Washington University
Session type: contributed
Date: April 10, 2011
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: Stuart Room
 

Hold-Up as a Social Cost of Monopoly with Perfectly Competitive Retailers
   Presented by: Eric Rasmusen, Indiana University
   Discussant: Qihong Liu, University of Oklahoma
 

Global Cartels, Leniency Programs and International Antitrust Cooperation
   Presented by: Jay Pil Choi, University of New South Wales and Michig
   Discussant: Yosuke Yasuda, GRIPS
 

When is Volatility Bad for Cooperation?: Oligopoly vs. Partnership
   Presented by: Yosuke Yasuda, GRIPS
   Discussant: Hans-Theo Normann, Duesseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE)
 

Explicit vs. Tacit Collusion -- The Impact of Communication in Oligopoly Experiments
   Presented by: Hans-Theo Normann, Duesseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE)
   Discussant: Wallace Mullin, George Washington University
  

Session 79:

Session Chair: Wolf Gick, Harvard University and GATech
Session type: invited
Date: April 10, 2011
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: Franklin Room
 

First mover disadvantage and information shading in a game of asymmetric information
   Presented by: Jeremy Sandford, University of Kentucky
   Discussant: Levent Çelik, CERGE-EI
 

The Inefficiency of Market Transparency - A Model with Endogenous Entry
   Presented by: Yiquan Gu, University of Dortmund
   Discussant: Anthony Creane, Michigan State University
 

Dynamic Pricing under Social Learning and Strategic Consumers
   Presented by: Manaswini Bhalla, The Pennsylvania State University/Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
   Discussant: Jeanine Miklos-Thal, University of Rochester
 

PRODUCT INFORMATION AND CONSUMER PREFERENCES IN A CONSUMER SEARCH MODEL: Non-random Search Order based on Consultations
   Presented by: Wilhelm Henricus Siekman, University of Groningen
   Discussant: Matthew Nagler, The City College of New York
  

Session 80:

Session Chair: Darlene Chisholm, Suffolk University
Session type: invited
Date: April 10, 2011
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: Winthrop Room
 

The Imperfection of Human Inspectors: Lessons from Florida Restaurant Inspections
   Presented by: Ginger Jin, University of Maryland at College Park
   Discussant: Joerg Claussen, LMU Munich
 

Service quality and prospects for benchmarking in water and sewerage industry: the French experience
   Presented by: Aude Le Lannier, IAE, University Paris I
   Discussant: Darlene Chisholm, Suffolk University
 

Evaluating the causal effects of Cash for clunker programs worldwide - success or failure?
   Presented by: Andrea Mueller, University of Duesseldorf
   Discussant: Stephen Finger, Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina
 

The Effect of Anti-Price-Gouging Laws on Gasoline Prices
   Presented by: Tim Watts, NERA Economic Consulting
   Discussant: Margarita Sapozhnikov, Keystone Strategy
  

Session 81:

Session Chair: Christian Ruzzier, Universidad de San Andrés
Session type: invited
Date: April 10, 2011
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: Charles River Room
 

Ulysses and the sirens: commitment and control in the governance of multilateral inter-firm agreements
   Presented by: emmanuel raynaud, INRA
   Discussant: Jin-Hyuk Kim, Pembroke College, Cambridge
 

Failure Risk and Quality Management in the Choice of Single versus Multiple Sourcing
JEL codes: L22/L24/M11/M21
   Presented by: Andrew Yim, Cass Business School
   Discussant: Veikko Thiele, Queen's University
 

R&D consortia, welfare and space
   Presented by: Marco Alderighi, Bocconi University
   Discussant: Joao Montez, London Bussiness School
 

Product-Market Competition and Managerial Autonomy
   Presented by: Christian Ruzzier, Universidad de San Andrés
   Discussant: Jaesoo Kim, IUPUI
  

Session 82:

Session Chair: Michael Cohen, University of Connecticut
Session type: invited
Date: April 10, 2011
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: White Hill Room
 

Endogenous mergers and bargaining failures
[slides]
   Presented by: Ramon Caminal, CSIC
   Discussant: Eray Cumbul, University of Rochester
 

A Model of Mergers, Entry and Industry Reallocation
JEL codes: L11, L13, L50
   Presented by: Lihong Yang, Purdue University Krannert School of Management
   Discussant: Luke Froeb, Owen Graduate School of Management
 

Incorporating Advertising Dynamics into Merger Analysis: A Ready-to-Eat Cereal Industry Case Study
   Presented by: Michael Cohen, University of Connecticut
   Discussant: Massimo Colombo, Politecnico di Milano
  

Session 83:

Session Chair: Hector Perez Saiz, Bank of Canada
Session type: invited
Date: April 10, 2011
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: Newbury Room
 

The Consolidation of the U.S Wireless Industry: Estimation of a Dynamic Structural Model
JEL codes: L13, L96, D44
   Presented by: Hector Perez Saiz, Bank of Canada
   Discussant: Gaston Palmucci, University of Wisconsin-Madison
 

Quantifying the impact of switching costs and market structure. The case of mobile number portability.
   Presented by: Gaston Palmucci, University of Wisconsin-Madison
   Discussant: Antonio Sciala, Università degli Studi Roma Tre
 

Access Regulation, Entry and the Investment Ladder in Telecommunications
   Presented by: Fabio Manenti, University of Padua
   Discussant: Hector Perez Saiz, Bank of Canada
  

Session 84:

Session Chair: Gregory Lewis, Harvard University
Session type: invited
Date: April 10, 2011
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: Back Bay Room
 

Using Economic Theory to Guide Numerical Analysis: Solving for Equilibria in Models of First-Price Auctions
   Presented by: Timothy Hubbard, Texas Tech University
   Discussant: Viplav Saini, Oberlin College
 

Robust Parametric Analysis of First Price Auctions
[slides]
   Presented by: George Deltas, University of Illinois
   Discussant: Elena Krasnokutskaya, University of Pennsylvania
 

Multi-Attribute Auctions with Unobserved Heterogeneity in Suppliers' Qualities and Buyers Tastes
   Presented by: Elena Krasnokutskaya, University of Pennsylvania
   Discussant: Timothy Hubbard, Texas Tech University
  

Session 85:

Session Chair: Christian Rojas, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Session type: contributed
Date: April 10, 2011
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: Lexington Room
 

Welfare effects of Vertical Integration: An Empirical Analysis of the Soft Drinks Industry
   Presented by: Christian Rojas, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
   Discussant: Kensuke Kubo, Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi
 

The Impact of Vertical Contracting on Firm Behavior: Evidence from Gasoline Stations
   Presented by: Nathan Wilson, Federal Trade Commission
   Discussant: Itai Ater, Tel Aviv University
 

Vertical Foreclosure Using Exclusivity Clauses: The Case of Hamburger Restaurants in Shopping Malls
   Presented by: Itai Ater, Tel Aviv University
   Discussant: Nathan Wilson, Federal Trade Commission
 

Inferring the Effects of Vertical Integration from Entry Games: An Analysis of the Generic Pharmaceutical Industry
[slides]
JEL codes: L13, L22, L65
   Presented by: Kensuke Kubo, Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi
   Discussant: Christian Rojas, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
  

Session 86:

Session Chair: Paul Jensen, University of Melbourne
Session type: invited
Date: April 10, 2011
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: Cambridge Room
 

Federal Funding and University Research and Development
   Presented by: Margaret Blume-Kohout, University of New Mexico
   Discussant: Paul Jensen, University of Melbourne
 

University Startups and Entrepreneurship: New Data, New Results
JEL codes: I23, M13, O31
   Presented by: Michael Jones, University of Notre Dame
   Discussant: Margaret Blume-Kohout, University of New Mexico
 

Delay and secrecy: Does industry sponsorship jeopardize disclosure of academic research?
   Presented by: Andrew Toole, USDA./ERS/RRED/RESP
   Discussant: Michael Jones, University of Notre Dame
 

Do Patents Alter the Direction of Scientific Inquiry? Evidence from a Survey of Academic Scientists
   Presented by: Paul Jensen, University of Melbourne
   Discussant: Andrew Toole, USDA./ERS/RRED/RESP
  

Session 87:

Session Chair: Ralf Martin, London School of Economics
Session type: invited
Date: April 10, 2011
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: Allcott Room
 

Competition, technological opportunities, and entrepreneurship: estimating a system of simultaneous equations
   Presented by: Martin Woerter, ETH Zurich
   Discussant: Ralf Martin, London School of Economics
 

Competitive pressure determinants and innovation at the firm level
   Presented by: Maria Rochina-Barrachina, Universidad de Valencia
   Discussant: Martin Woerter, ETH Zurich
 

Carbon taxes, Path Dependency and Directed Technical Change : Evidence from the Auto Industry
   Presented by: Ralf Martin, London School of Economics
   Discussant: Juan Máñez, Universidad de Valencia
  

Session 88:

Session Chair: Connan Snider, UCLA
Session type: invited
Date: April 10, 2011
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: St. James Room
 

A Simple Theory of Predation
   Presented by: Chiara Fumagalli, Department of Economics
   Discussant: Connan Snider, UCLA
 

The Economics of Predation: What Drives Pricing When There is Learning-by-Doing?
JEL codes: L12 L13 L41
   Presented by: Yaroslav Kryukov, Carnegie-Mellon University
   Discussant: Chiara Fumagalli, Department of Economics
 

Predation Enforcement Options: An Evaluation Using a Cournot Framework
   Presented by: Kai Hueschelrath, Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)
   Discussant: Yaroslav Kryukov, Carnegie-Mellon University
 

Predatory Input Overbuying: Screens Tests and an Empirical Analysis of Weyerhauser v. Ross Simmons
   Presented by: Connan Snider, UCLA
   Discussant: Troy Scott, University of Washington
  

Session 89:

Session Chair: Janice Hauge, University of North Texas
Session type: invited
Date: April 10, 2011
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: Thoreau Room
 

Does More Investment in Green Energy make Paychecks Greener in Wind Power?
   Presented by: Dakshina De Silva, Texas Tech University
   Discussant: Unnikrishnan Pillai, SUNY Albany
 

Measuring the Environmental Benefits of Wind Generated Electricity
   Presented by: Joseph Cullen, Harvard
   Discussant: Dakshina De Silva, Texas Tech University
 

Investment in Transmission for Wind Farm Interconnection
   Presented by: Unnikrishnan Pillai, SUNY Albany
   Discussant: Pia Weiss, University of Nottingham
 

Environmental Regulations, Market Structure and Technological Progress in Renewable Energy Technology — A Panel Data Study on Wind Turbines
JEL codes: Q55 Q58 Q27
   Presented by: Pia Weiss, University of Nottingham
   Discussant: Joseph Cullen, Harvard
  

Session 90:

Session Chair: Preston McAfee, Yahoo!
Session type: invited
Date: April 10, 2011
Time: 8:15 - 10:05
Location: Whittier Room
 

Approximate Incentive Compatibility in Combinatorial Exchanges
   Presented by: David Parkes, Harvard University
   Discussant: Glen Weyl, Harvard University
 

Incentive Auctions
   Presented by: Peter Cramton, University of Maryland
   Discussant: Doh-Shin Jeon, Universite Toulouse 1 Capitole
 

Imperfect Competition in Two-Sided Matching Markets
   Presented by: Eduardo Azevedo, Harvard
   Discussant: Ramon Casadesus-Masanell, Harvard Business School
 

Can We Make School Choice More Efficient?
   Presented by: Jacob Leshno, Economics
   Discussant: Marc Rysman, Boston University
  

Session 91:

Session Chair: Daniel Miller, Clemson University
Session type: invited
Date: April 10, 2011
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Back Bay Room
 

Let them Have Choice: Gains from Shifting away from Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance and Toward an Individual Exchange
   Presented by: Mauricio Varela, Kellogg School of Management
   Discussant: Haizhen Lin, Indiana University
 

The Interplay of Private Insurance Subsidy and Public Insurance Spending: Evidence from the Long-Term Care Partnership Program
   Presented by: Haizhen Lin, Indiana University
   Discussant: Mauricio Varela, Kellogg School of Management
 

The Consequences of a Public Health Insurance Option: Evidence From Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Markets
   Presented by: Daniel Miller, Clemson University
   Discussant: Andrei Barbos, University of South Flordia
 

The Impact of a Public Option in Health Insurance Markets
JEL codes: L10, L21, I11
   Presented by: Andrei Barbos, University of South Flordia
   Discussant: Daniel Miller, Clemson University
  

Session 92:

Session Chair: Bryan Keating, Compass Lexecon
Session type: contributed
Date: April 10, 2011
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Cabot Room
 

An Economic Model of Seniority Integration
   Presented by: DARIN LEE, Compass Lexecon
   Discussant: Adam Shapiro, Bureau of Economic Analysis
 

Is the Effect of Competition on Price Dispersion Non-Monotonic? Evidence from the U.S. Airline Industry
   Presented by: Mian Dai, Drexel University
   Discussant: Volodymyr Bilotkach, University of California, Irvine
 

A Guide to Booking Airline Tickets Online
   Presented by: Nicholas Rupp, East Carolina University
   Discussant: Jan K. Brueckner, Department of Economics
 

Network Development in the Airline Industry: The Case of JetBlue Airways
   Presented by: Kathrin Mueller, ZEW Centre for European Economic Research, Mannheim
   Discussant: Miguel Urdanoz, Toulouse Business School
  

Session 93:

Session Chair: Sara Ellison, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Session type: invited
Date: April 10, 2011
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Whittier Room
 

Cellular service demand: Tariff choice, usage uncertainty, biased beliefs, and learning
   Presented by: Michael Grubb, MIT
   Discussant: Katja Seim, University of Pennsylvania
 

Beliefs and Consumer Choice
   Presented by: Hunt Allcott, MIT
   Discussant: Michael Grubb, MIT
 

Information Acquisition and Consumer Choice
   Presented by: Pai-Ling Yin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
   Discussant: Stephen Ryan, MIT
 

Does Bidding for Complex Goods Reflect All Relevant Information?
   Presented by: Florian Englmaier, University of Konstanz
   Discussant: Jennifer Brown, Kellogg School of Management
  

Session 94:

Session Chair: Iwan Bos, Maastricht University
Session type: contributed
Date: April 10, 2011
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Stuart Room
 

Tacit Collusion with Low-Price Guarantees
   Presented by: Qihong Liu, University of Oklahoma
   Discussant: Juan-Pablo Montero, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
 

Multimarket contact, non-linear pricing and collusive behavior
   Presented by: Juan-Pablo Montero, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
   Discussant: Eric Rasmusen, Indiana University
 

Collusion in a Price-Quantity Oligopoly
   Presented by: Iwan Bos, Maastricht University
   Discussant: Luke Garrod, University of East Anglia
 

Collusive Price Rigidity under Price-Matching Punishments
   Presented by: Luke Garrod, University of East Anglia
   Discussant: Iwan Bos, Maastricht University
  

Session 95:

Session Chair: Liad Wagman, Illinois Institute of Technology
Session type: invited
Date: April 10, 2011
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Constitution Room
 

When Monitors Don't Help: The costs of collusion-proof contracts
   Presented by: Abigail Brown, Harvard University
   Discussant: Andreas Roider, University of Heidelberg
 

Delegated Contracting and Internal Control: A General Framework
JEL codes: D73, D82, L51
   Presented by: Wolf Gick, Harvard University and GATech
   Discussant: Liad Wagman, Illinois Institute of Technology
 

Private Monitoring and Collusion
   Presented by: Jacques Lawarree, University of Washington
   Discussant: Yiquan Gu, University of Dortmund
 

Marginal Deterrence, Self-Policing, and Regulatory Enforcement
   Presented by: Scott Gilpatric, University of Tennessee Knoxville
 

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Session 96:

Session Chair: Andrew Toole, USDA./ERS/RRED/RESP
Session type: invited
Date: April 10, 2011
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Lexington Room
 

Fixed to VoIP Interconnection: Regulation with Asymmetric Termination Costs
   Presented by: Torben Stühmeier, Universtität Düsseldorf
   Discussant: Freddy Huet, GREDEG-CNRS, university of Nice Sophia-Antipolis
 

Industry-university connections in agriculture: Do public science collaborations and knowledge flows contribute to private agricultural research productivity?
JEL codes: O16, O13, O31
   Presented by: Andrew Toole, USDA./ERS/RRED/RESP
   Discussant: Aude Le Lannier, IAE, University Paris I
 

Regulating investments in vertically related industries
   Presented by: Dominik Ruderer, Max Planck Institute IP
   Discussant: Yan Li, Oxford Brookes Business School
 

PPP and Opportunism: New Empirical Evidence in The French Water Industry
   Presented by: Freddy Huet, GREDEG-CNRS, university of Nice Sophia-Antipolis
   Discussant: Axel Gautier, Crepp
  

Session 97:

Session Chair: Timothy Brennan, University of Maryland Baltimore County
Session type: invited
Date: April 10, 2011
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Franklin Room
 

Energy Efficiency Policy: Surveying the Puzzles
[slides]
JEL codes: Q48, L94, L51
   Presented by: Timothy Brennan, University of Maryland Baltimore County
   Discussant: Eduardo Saavedra, ILADES, Universidad Alberto Hurtado
 

Efficient Access Price in Energy Distribution: Two Scenarios for the Liberalization of the Energy Retailer Market
[slides]
   Presented by: Eduardo Saavedra, ILADES, Universidad Alberto Hurtado
   Discussant: Mar Reguant, MIT
 

Price Effects of Independent Transmission System Operators in the United States Electricity Market
   Presented by: Theodore Kury, University of Florida
   Discussant: Sanem Sergici, The Brattle Group
  

Session 98:

Session Chair: Pia Weiss, University of Nottingham
Session type: invited
Date: April 10, 2011
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Thoreau Room
 

Estimation of Search Frictions in the British Electricity Market
   Presented by: Matthijs Wildenbeest, Indiana University
   Discussant: Alberto Salvo, Northwestern University
 

Are Payday Loans Locking Consumers into a Cycle of Debt? A Field Experiment
[slides]
   Presented by: Marc Fusaro, Arkansas Tech University
   Discussant: Todd Schatzki, Analysis Group
 

Consumer Choice Between Gasoline and Sugarcane Ethanol
JEL codes: D12, Q42, L71
   Presented by: Alberto Salvo, Northwestern University
   Discussant: Maria Kopsakangas-Savolainen, Finnish Environment Institute
 

Consumer Responses to Gasoline Prices: Permanent versus Transitory Changes
   Presented by: Joshua Linn, Resources for the Future
   Discussant: Pia Weiss, University of Nottingham
  

Session 99:

Session Chair: Ashley Langer, University of Michigan
Session type: invited
Date: April 10, 2011
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Beacon Hill Room
 

The “visible hand”: race and online market outcomes
JEL codes: J15,J71,C93,L86
   Presented by: Luke Stein, Stanford University
   Discussant: Ashley Langer, University of Michigan
 

Demographic Price Discrimination in New Vehicle Sales
   Presented by: Ashley Langer, University of Michigan
   Discussant: Luke Stein, Stanford University
 

When the Weak Become Weaker: The Effect of Market Power on Third Degree Price Discrimination
   Presented by: Jeffrey Livingston, Bentley University
   Discussant: Mark Owens, Middle Tennessee State University
 

The Effects of Competition and Information on Racial Discrimination: Evidence From a Field Experiment
   Presented by: Mark Owens, Middle Tennessee State University
   Discussant: Jeffrey Livingston, Bentley University
  

Session 100:

Session Chair: Jaesoo Kim, IUPUI
Session type: invited
Date: April 10, 2011
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Charles River Room
 

Team-Based Incentives in Problem-Solving Organizations
   Presented by: Jin-Hyuk Kim, Pembroke College, Cambridge
   Discussant: emmanuel raynaud, INRA
 

Contracting Among Founders
   Presented by: Veikko Thiele, Queen's University
   Discussant: Rune Stenbacka, Hanken School of Economics
 

The worth of binding contracts in one-to-many bargaining
   Presented by: Joao Montez, London Bussiness School
   Discussant: Andrew Wait, University of Sydney
 

Endogenous Leadership in Incentive Contracts
   Presented by: Jaesoo Kim, IUPUI
   Discussant: Christian Ruzzier, Universidad de San Andrés
  

Session 101:

Session Chair: Thierry Penard, Université de Rennes 1
Session type: invited
Date: April 10, 2011
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: White Hill Room
 

Does Internet Reduce Trading Frictions? Evidence from Automobiles.
   Presented by: Pasquale Schiraldi, Lodon School of Economics
   Discussant: Romain de Nijs, PSE
 

To Sponsor or Not to Sponsor: Sponsored Search Auctions with Organic Links and Firm Dependent Click-Through Rates
   Presented by: Thierry Penard, Université de Rennes 1
   Discussant: Eugene Orlov, Compass Lexecon
 

Online advertising and privacy
   Presented by: Romain de Nijs, PSE
   Discussant: Thierry Penard, Université de Rennes 1
 

Social Networks, Personalized Advertising, and Privacy Controls
   Presented by: Catherine Tucker, MIT Sloan
   Discussant: Emilio Calvano, Bocconi University and IGIER
  

Session 102:

Session Chair: Jan Vandekerckhove, Maastricht University
Session type: contributed
Date: April 10, 2011
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Newbury Room
 

Do Exclusivity Arrangements Harm Consumers?
   Presented by: Jihui Chen, Illinois State University
   Discussant: Alexei Alexandrov, University of Rochester
 

Vertical Integration with Complementary Inputs
   Presented by: Emanuele Tarantino, University of Bologna and TILEC (Tilburg University)
   Discussant: Jihui Chen, Illinois State University
 

Bundling and Leadership in Bertrand Markets with Product Differentiation
   Presented by: Jan Vandekerckhove, Maastricht University
   Discussant: Daniel O'Brien, U.S. Federal Trade Commission
  

Session 103:

Session Chair: Giuliana Battisti, University of Nottingham
Session type: invited
Date: April 10, 2011
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Alcott Room
 

Knowledge Linkages and Multi-Sector Firm Innovations
   Presented by: Nan Li, Ohio State University
   Discussant: Yunok Cho, NYU Stern School of Business
 

MEASURING INNOVATION AS THE SUCCESSFUL EXPLOITATION OF NEW IDEAS: AN INTERNATIONAL FIRM LEVEL PANEL DATA ANALYSIS
   Presented by: Giuliana Battisti, University of Nottingham
   Discussant: Nan Li, Ohio State University
 

Technological Diversification, Core Technology Competence, and Firm Growth
JEL codes: L25, O32
   Presented by: Yunok Cho, NYU Stern School of Business
   Discussant: Giuliana Battisti, University of Nottingham
  

Session 104:

Session Chair: Jordi Jaumandreu, Boston University
Session type: invited
Date: April 10, 2011
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Cambridge Room
 

Innovation and Welfare: Results from Joint Estimation of Production and Demand Functions
   Presented by: Jordi Jaumandreu, Boston University
   Discussant: Kirk White, Economic Research Service, U.S.D.A
 

Explaining Reallocation's Apparent Negative Contribution to Growth in Deregulation-Era Developing Countries
   Presented by: Mitsukuni Nishida, Johns Hopkins University
   Discussant: Jordi Jaumandreu, Boston University
 

Using Aggregate Productivity Growth Decomposition to Sort Among Theoretical Models of Growth: U.S. Manufacturing, 1976-1996
   Presented by: Kirk White, Economic Research Service, U.S.D.A
   Discussant: Mitsukuni Nishida, Johns Hopkins University
  

Session 105:

Session Chair: Richard Volpe, USDA-ERS
Session type: invited
Date: April 10, 2011
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: Winthrop Room
 

Do marketing margins change with food scares? Examining the effect of food recalls and disease outbreaks in the red meat industry
JEL codes: L11; L70
   Presented by: Manuel Hernandez, IFPRI, Markets, Trade, and Institutions Division
   Discussant: Yuliya Bolotova, Cornell University
 

The Strategic Determinants of Supermarket Performance: Pricing Strategies, Competition from Supercenters, Category Management, and Private Labels
   Presented by: Richard Volpe, USDA-ERS
   Discussant: Benjamin Anderson, The Ohio State University
 

The Impact of the New York State Milk Price Gouging Law on the Price-Transmission Process and Supermarket Pricing Strategies in the Fluid Whole Milk Market
[slides]
   Presented by: Yuliya Bolotova, Cornell University
   Discussant: Richard Volpe, USDA-ERS
 

Endogenous R&D Investment and Market Structure: A Case Study of the Agricultural Biotechnology Sector
   Presented by: Benjamin Anderson, The Ohio State University
   Discussant: Manuel Hernandez, IFPRI, Markets, Trade, and Institutions Division
  

Session 106:

Session Chair: John Asker, New York University
Session type: invited
Date: April 10, 2011
Time: 10:20 - 12:10
Location: St. James Room
 

Resale Price Maintenance (RPM) Can Reduce Economic Efficiency Even Absent Collusion And Foreclosure
JEL codes: L42
   Presented by: Robert Masson, Cornell University
   Discussant: John Asker, New York University
 

Exclusionary Minimum Resale Price Maintenance
   Presented by: John Asker, New York University
   Discussant: Matthias Hunold, ZEW
 

Strategic Effects of Three-Part Tariffs under Oligopoly
   Presented by: Yong Chao, University of Louisville
 

Resale Price Maintenance: Hurting Competitors, Consumers and Yourself
   Presented by: Matthias Hunold, ZEW
   Discussant: Yong Chao, University of Louisville
 

106 sessions, 395 papers
Index of Participants

Legend: C=chair, P=Presenter, D=Disscussant
#ParticipantRoles in Conference
1Adachi, TakanoriD28, P28
2Adams, RobertD58, P58
3Alcala, FranciscoD16, P61
4Alderighi, MarcoD63, P81
5Alexandrov, AlexeiP22, C77, D77, P77, D102
6Allcott, HuntP93
7Ambrus, AttilaP37, D43
8Amess, KevinD26, P26
9Amir, RabahD40, P57
10Anderson, SimonC54, D54, C67, P67
11Anderson, BenjaminP2, D105, P105
12Arango, CarlosD66, P75
13Arbatskaya, MariaD29, P29
14Asker, JohnD3, C106, D106, P106
15Ater, ItaiD13, P13, D85, P85
16Azevedo, EduardoP90
17Çelik, LeventP61, D79
18Balan, DavidC18, P18, D64
19Balestrieri, FilippoP56, D71
20Bar, TaliaC55, D55, P55
21Barbos, AndreiD91, P91
22Basker, EmekD7, C23, D23, P23, C43, C65
23Battaggion, Maria RosaD55, P55
24Battisti, GiulianaC103, D103, P103
25Bauner, ChristophP5
26Bedre-Defolie, ÖzlemD77, P77
27Berndt, ErnstC6
28Betancourt, RogerC7
29Bhalla, ManaswiniD16, P79
30Bilotkach, VolodymyrC29, D29, P29, P59, D92
31Bizzotto, JacopoP4
32Blume-Kohout, MargaretP11, D86, P86
33Boffa, FedericoC15, D15, P15
34Bolotova, YuliyaD105, P105
35Bolt, WilkoP66, D75
36Bos, IwanC94, D94, P94
37Bouckaert, JanC28, D28, P28
38Boyer, KennethD59, C76
39Brennan, TimothyD24, P24, C97, P97
40Brown, AbigailD16, P95
41Brown, JenniferD93
42Brueckner, Jan K.C1, P59, D92
43Buchmueller, ThomasC11, P11
44Buehler, StefanD56, P56
45Burghardt, DirkP18
46Calvano, EmilioD101
47Calzolari, GiacomoP28, D58
48Caminal, RamonD51, P82
49Campbell, JamesD62, C62, P62
50Cancho, CesarP3
51Carbó-Valverde, SantiagoP66
52Carranza, Juan EstebanD8, D53, P65
53Casadesus-Masanell, RamonC40, D40, P57, P74, D90
54Castaneda, MarcoD33, P33
55Chakravorti, SujitP66
56Chalioti, EvangeliaD71, P71
57Chandra, AmbarishD30, P47
58Chang, Myong-HunC69, D69, P69
59CHANG, JIEUND35, P53
60Chao, YongD106, P106
61Chen, JihuiD102, P102
62Chesnes, MatthewD8, P54
63Chiou, LesleyP54
64Chisholm, DarleneC80, D80
65Cho, YunokD103, P103
66Choi, Jay PilD55, P55, P78
67Ciapanna, EmanuelaD70, P70
68Claussen, JoergP10, P49, D80
69Cleanthous, ParisD24, P24
70Cleary, RebeccaP7
71Coe, NormaD11
72Cohen, MichaelD64, C82, P82
73Cohen-Meidan, MayaD30, P47
74Colombo, MassimoP63, D82
75Connor, JohnC25, D25, P25
76Corts, KennethP16, D32
77Costamagna, RodrigoD14, P47
78Cramton, PeterP90
79Creane, AnthonyC61, P61, D79
80Cullen, JosephD17, P17, D89, P89
81Cumbul, ErayP51, D82
82Dai, MianD36, P52, P92
83Damar, EvrenP19, D34, D52
84Dana, JamesD4
85Daughety, AndrewP27
86David, JoelP6
87de Bettignies, Jean-EtienneP32, D95
88de Nijs, RomainD101, P101
89De Silva, DakshinaC68, D68, D89, P89
90Deb, JoyeeP32, D61
91Deily, MaryP46, D60
92Dellarocas, ChrisD5
93Deltas, GeorgeD37, P84
94Dijkstra, PeterD41, P41
95Dunn, AbeP31, C46, D46
96Ecer, SencerD73, P73
97Ellison, SaraC93
98Ellison, GlennC5
99Englmaier, FlorianP93
100Escobari, DiegoD44, P44
101Fabrizi, SimonaP56, D71
102Fan, YingD54
103Filistrucchi, LapoC21, D21, P51
104Finger, StephenC49, P49, D80
105Fischer, JuliaD73, P73
106Fluet, ClaudeD27, P27
107Fort, TeresaP10
108Froeb, LukeD7, P46, D82
109Fumagalli, ChiaraD35, P53, D88, P88
110Fusaro, MarcD19, P98
111Gans, JoshuaP54
112Garrod, LukeD94, P94
113Gautier, AxelP62, D96
114Gayle, PhilipP45, D59
115Gebhardt, GeorgD44, P44
116George, LisaP21, D54
117Gick, WolfD32, P57, C48, C79, P95
118Gilpatric, ScottD62, P95
119Goldmanis, MarisD12
120Gollop, FrankD1
121Gradeva, MilenaP50, D50
122Greenfield, DanielP2
123Grennan, MattC13, D13, P13
124Grieco, PaulD53, P65
125Grubb, MichaelD93, P93
126Gu, YiquanP79, D95
127Han, MartijnD41, P41
128Hanley, DouglasP6
129Harbaugh, RickD4, P16, D61
130Hauge, JaniceD33, P48, C89
131Henriques, DavidC66, D66, P75
132Hernandez, RubenC34, P34
133Hernandez, ManuelD105, P105
134Hoewer, DanielD19, P34, D52
135Hogendorn, ChristiaanC36, P54
136Holmstrom, BengtC4
137Hong, Seung-HyunD6, P33, D50
138Hornstein, AbigailP30, C47, D47
139Hosek, JamesP74
140Huang, Ching-ID37, P68
141Huang, GuofangD42, P42
142Huang, RuiD46
143Hubbard, TimothyD84, P84
144Hueschelrath, KaiD51, P88
145Huet, FreddyD96, P96
146Hunnicutt, LynnP52, D66
147Hunold, MatthiasD106, P106
148Huynh, KimP26, D42
149Ifrach, BarP9
150Igami, MitsuruP8
151Iranzo, SusanaD33, P50
152Iyer, LakshmiD10
153JABBOUR, LizaP14, D30
154Jaffe, SoniaD18, P64
155Jaumandreu, JordiC104, D104, P104
156Jeitschko, ThomasP16, D38, P38, D61
157Jensen, PaulC86, D86, P86
158Jeon, Doh-ShinP40, D57, D90
159JIANG, LAIP8
160Jin, GingerD3, D48, P74, P80
161Jones, MichaelD86, P86
162Jovanovic, DraganD67, P67
163Kaplow, LouisC58, D58, P58
164Kathuria, VinishD26, P26
165Keating, BryanD45, P59, C92
166Kelly, RyanP12
167Kim, ByungcheolD12, P12
168Kim, Jin-HyukD81, P100
169Kim, HeekyungD23, P23
170Kim, JaesooC32, D81, C100, P100
171Klein, ChristopherD25, P25
172Koenen, JohannesD69, P69
173Kopsakangas-Savolainen, MariaP17, D98
174Kosmopoulou, GeorgiaC37, D37, D43, P68
175Koulayev, SergeiD52, P75
176Krasnokutskaya, ElenaD84, P84
177Krasteva, SilvanaD49, D72, P72, P77
178Kryukov, YaroslavD88, P88
179Kubo, KensukeD85, P85
180Kury, TheodoreC17, D17, P97
181Kwoka, JohnD1, C51, D51, P64
182Lafontaine, FrancineC10
183Langer, AshleyC99, D99, P99
184LaRiviere, JacobD15, P15
185Lawarree, JacquesP95
186Le Lannier, AudeP80, D96
187Lee, RobinD40, P57
188LEE, DARINC45, D45, P92
189Legros, PatrickP74
190Leshno, JacobP90
191Levy, ArmandoD20, P20
192Levy, NadavD32, P61
193Lewis, GregoryD5, P37, D48, C84
194Li, YanP49, D96
195Li, CherD30, P30
196Li, NanD103, P103
197Li, YoupingP4
198Liñares-Zegarra, JoséP49
199Lin, MingfengD14, P30
200Lin, HaizhenD91, P91
201Linn, JoshuaD1, D17, D76, P76, P98
202Lippert, SteffenP36, D47
203Liu, Chia-MeiD76
204Liu, QihongD60, P60, D78, P94
205Livingston, JeffreyD99, P99
206Lu, SusanD39, P70
207Luca, MichaelP5
208Lucarelli, ClaudioD11, P11
209Ma, Ching-toD46, P62
210Macieira, JoaoC20, D20, P20
211Magesan, ArvindD26, D42, P42
212Maican, FlorinD42, P42
213Manenti, FabioD67, P83
214Marco, AlanD72, P72
215Martin, StephenC38, D38, P38
216Martin, RalfC26, D26, P26, C87, D87, P87
217Masson, RobertP106
218Matros, AlexanderD55, P55
219Mazzeo, MichaelC24, D24, P24
220Máñez, JuanD87
221Müller, ElisabethD24, P24
222McAfee, PrestonC90
223McComb, RobertP33, D50
224McDevitt, RyanD32, P48
225McDonald, StephenP3
226McNamara, BrianP76
227Melissas, NicolasD37, P37
228Mendez, SusanD25, P25
229Meraglia, SimoneD25, P25
230Mialon, SueC12, D12, P12
231Miao, Chun-HuiD39, P39
232Miklos-Thal, JeanineP32, C50, P50, D48, D79
233Miller, DanielD11, C91, D91, P91
234Mills, DavidC70, D70, P70
235Minamihashi, NaoakiP8
236Modak Chowdhury, SubhasishD12, P12
237Montero, Juan-PabloD94, P94
238Montez, JoaoD81, P100
239Morita, HodakaP14, D47
240Mueller, KathrinC35, P35, D45, D65, P92
241Mueller, AndreaD49, P80
242Mullin, WallaceD33, P50, C78, D78
243Munoz-Garcia, FelixD20, P20
244Muraviev, IgorD22, P22
245Nagler, MatthewP48, D79
246Nakabayashi, JunP37, D68
247Nakamura, LeonardC19, D19, D34, P34
248Niedermayer, AndrasP19, D34, D77, P77
249Nishida, MitsukuniD104, P104
250Normann, Hans-TheoD78, P78
251Nurski, LauraP3
252O'Brien, DanielC22, P22, D102
253Orlov, EugeneP36, D101
254Orth, MatildaD23, P23
255Owens, MarkD99, P99
256Pajak, SergeD69, P69
257Pakes, ArielC9
258Palmucci, GastonD83, P83
259Parkes, DavidP90
260Paserman, M. DanieleD9
261Peeters, RonaldC31, D31, P31, D56, P71
262Penard, ThierryC101, D101, P101
263Pennerstorfer, DieterD13, P13
264Perez Saiz, HectorP35, D65, C83, D83, P83
265Peters, BettinaC72, D72, P72
266Petrunia, RobertP35, D65
267Pflum, KevinP46
268Pillai, UnnikrishnanD17, D89, P89
269Prager, RobinD9, D34, P34
270Pugsley, BenjaminP43, D68
271Qi, ShiC42, P42
272Qirjo, DhimitriD14, P30
273Ramanarayanan, SubramaniamD31, P31
274Rasch, AlexanderD31, P31
275Rasmusen, EricD51, P64, P78, D94
276raynaud, emmanuelP81, D100
277Reguant, MarD97
278Reinganum, JenniferC27, D27
279Reme, Bjorn-AtleD67, P67
280Rennhoff, AdamD67, P67
281Resende, JoanaD29, P29
282Richards, TimothyD44, P44
283Rochina-Barrachina, MariaP87
284Roider, AndreasC16, P32, D95
285Rojas, ChristianC85, D85, P85
286Rose, NancyC2
287Roth, KevinP1
288Roux, CatherineC41, D41, P41
289Ruderer, DominikD49, P96
290Ruebeck, ChristopherC56, D56, P71
291Rupp, NicholasC59, D59, P92
292Rusli, RidwanD28
293Rutledge, MatthewD11
294Ruzzier, ChristianC81, P81, D100
295Ryan, StephenD93
296Rysman, MarcD8, D36, C57, D57, D90
297Saavedra, EduardoD97, P97
298Saini, ViplavP68, D84
299Salinger, MichaelC8, C60, D60, P60
300Salitskiy, IgorP9
301Salvo, AlbertoD98, P98
302Sandford, JeremyD16, P79
303Sapozhnikov, MargaritaD80
304Sørgard, LarsP18, D63
305Schatzki, ToddP17, D98
306Schiraldi, PasqualeD31, D53, P65, P101
307Schneider, HenryD3, P48
308Schuett, FlorianD56, P71
309Schultz, ChristianD28, P28
310Sciala, AntonioD83
311Scott, TroyD88
312Seaborn, PaulP4
313Seamans, RobertD21, P21, P43, D68
314Secchi, AngeloD6, P33
315Seim, KatjaP35, D65, D93
316Sena, VaniaD23, P23
317Serfes, KonstantinosD43, P43
318Sergici, SanemP17, D97
319Shapiro, JoelP19, C52, D52
320Shapiro, AdamD13, P13, P45, D92
321Sherman, JoshuaP7
322Shin, DongsooC39, D39, P39
323Shy, OzD7, P66, C75, D75
324Siekman, Wilhelm HenricusD61, P79
325Singer, EthanD45, P45
326Sivadasan, JagadeeshD10, C14, D14, P47
327Smrkolj, GregaD69, P69
328Snider, ConnanC88, D88, P88
329Snyder, ChristopherC3, C44, D44, P44
330Soetevent, AdriaanP58, D77
331SOKULLU, SenayD21, P21
332Sonenshine, RalphD18, P51
333Song, KejunP39, D70
334Song, MinjaeD9, D15, P15
335Sorek, GiladD39, P39
336Spier, KathrynD27, P27
337Stango, VictorD4, P56, C71, D71
338Stavins, JoannaD66, P75
339Stühmeier, TorbenD62, P96
340STEEN, FRODED41, P41
341Stein, LukeD99, P99
342Steinbuks, JevgenijsD15, P15
343Stenbacka, RuneC63, P63, D100
344Sung, Hao-ChangP46
345Tampieri, AlessandroD38, P38
346Tan, KerryP2
347Tarantino, EmanueleD22, D38, P38, P102
348Thiele, VeikkoD81, P100
349Toklu, KeremP5
350Tomasi, ChiaraP14, D47
351Tombak, MihkelD43, P43
352Toole, AndrewD86, P86, C96, P96
353Toru, TubaP1
354Trindade, AndreP7
355Troya-Martinez, MartaP10
356Tucker, CatherineD54, P101
357Ullrich, HannesD76, P76
358Urdanoz, MiguelP45, D92
359Utar, HaleD6, P14, C30
360Vandekerckhove, JanD22, C102, P102
361Varela, MauricioD91, P91
362Vasconcelos, HelderD73, P73
363Vicentini, GustavoD40, P65
364Viecens, MaríaD36, P36
365violi, robertoP52
366Volpe, RichardC105, D105, P105
367Wagman, LiadP16, C95, D95
368Wait, AndrewD10, P63, D100
369Waldman, MichaelC73, D73, P73
370Wang, HuiP52
371Watts, TimD49, P80
372Weintraub, GabrielD20, P20
373Weiss, PiaD89, P89, C98, D98
374Wendling, BrettD35, C53, P60
375Wenzel, TobiasP40, D57
376Weyl, GlenD90
377White, AlexanderP40, D57
378White, KirkD104, P104
379White, LawrenceC74, P74
380Wickelgren, AbrahamD27, P27
381Wildenbeest, MatthijsP98
382Wilson, NathanD85, P85
383Wilson, WesleyC64, D76, P76
384Woerter, MartinD87, P87
385Wolk, LeonardP68
386Wu, Chi-YinP1
387Xiao, MoD35, P53
388Yang, Hsiao-shanP6
389Yang, LihongD18, P82
390Yasar, MahmutD72, P72
391Yasuda, YosukeD78, P78
392YE, BingP10
393Yehezkel, YaronD10, P40
394Yeo, JungwonP11, D46
395Yilmaz, E. NilayP9
396Yim, AndrewD63, P81
397Yin, Pai-LingD5, D48, P93
398Zentner, AlejandroD21, P21
399Zhou, WenP51, D64

 

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