Seventeenth CEPR/JIE School and Conference on Applied Industrial Organization
London; 19-21 May 2016

Wilkins Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, UCL
University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

South Cloisters

Registration will take place in the South Cloisters (link to 360 virtual tour)

You can use the front entrance of UCL which is on Gower street, walk into the main quad, and take the door just to the right of the main portico and dome.  


Thursday 19 May


Registration and Coffee

Session 1: Information and Banks
Chair: Christos Genakos (Athens University of Economics & Business and CEPR)    


Asymmetric Information and Imperfect Competition in Lending Markets
Gregory S. Crawford (University of Zurich and CEPR), *Nicola Pavanini (University of Zurich) and Fabiano Schivardi (Università Bocconi and CEPR)

Discussant: Ralph Koijen (London Business School and CEPR)​


Testing Alternative Learning Theories: Evidence from Subscription Contracts
*Itai Ater (Tel Aviv University) and Vardit Landsman (Tel-Aviv University)

Discussant: Pedro Bordalo (Royal Holloway)


Coffee Break

Session 2: Dynamic Oligopoly
Chair: Aureo de Paula (University College London, Sao Paulo School of Economics and CEPR)


Dynamic Oligopoly with Incomplete Information
Alessandro Bonatti (MIT Sloan School of Management and CEPR), *Gonzalo Cisternas (MIT Sloan School of Management) and Juuso Toikka (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Discussant: John Thanassoulis (Warwick Business School)


Very Simple Markov-Perfect Industry Dynamics
*Jaap H Abbring (Tilburg University and CEPR), Jeffrey R. Campbell (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago), Jan Tilly (University of Pennsylvania) and Nan Yang (National University of Singapore)

Discussant: Martin Pesendorfer (London School of Economics and CEPR)

14:00-15:00 Lunch

Session 3: Internet Search
Chair: José Moraga (University of Amsterdam and CEPR)


Consumer Search Costs and Preferences on the Internet
*Grégory Jolivet (University of Bristol) and Hélène Turon (University of Bristol)

Discussant: Sarit Weisburd (Tel Aviv University)


Search platforms: Showrooming and price parity clauses
Chengsi Wang (University of Mannheim) and *Julian Wright (National University of Singapore)

Discussant: Yossi Spiegel (Tel Aviv University and CEPR)

17:00-17:30 Coffee Break

Keynote speaker
*Bruno Jullien (Toulouse School of Economics and CEPR)

18:30 Drinks + Canapés

Friday 20 May

09:00-09:30 Coffee

Session 4: Relational contracts and Price dynamics
Chair: Alessandro Gavazza (London School of Economics and CEPR)


Supply Assurance, Relational Contracts and Vertical Integration: Evidence from Costa Rica’s Coffee Chain
*Rocco Macchiavello (University of Warwick and CEPR) and Josepa Miguel-Florensa (Toulouse School of Economics)

Discussant: Estelle Cantillon (ECARES and CEPR)


Price Dynamics with Customer Markets
Luigi Paciello (Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF) and CEPR), *Andrea Pozzi (Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF) and CEPR) and Nicholas Trachter (Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF))

Discussant: Philipp Kircher (University of Edinburgh and CEPR)

11:30-12:00 Coffee Break

Session 5: Innovation
Chair: Otto Toivanen (KU Leuven and CEPR)


Patent Rights and Innovation by small and large firms
Alberto Galasso (University of Toronto and CEPR) and *Mark Schankerman (London School of Economics and CEPR)

Discussant: Philippe Aghion (Harvard University and CEPR)


Antitrust, Patents, and Cumulative Innovation: Evidence from Bell Labs
*Martin Watzinger (University of Munich), Thomas Fackler (Ludwig Maximilians Universität München), Markus Nagler (University of Munich) and Monika Schnitzer (University of Munich and CEPR)

Discussant: John Van Reenen (London School of Economics and CEPR)

14:00-15:00 Lunch

Session 6: Competition
Chair: Christian Michel (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)


Delisting of Pharmaceuticals from Insurance Coverage: Effects on Consumption, Pricing and Expenditures in France
*Laura Lasio (McGill University)  

Discussant: Alessandro Iaria (CREST)


Competition, Product Proliferation and Welfare: A Study of the U.S. Smartphone Market
*Ying Fan (University of Michigan) and Chenyu Yang (University of Michigan)

Discussant: Meghan Busse (Northwestern University)

17:00-17:30 Coffee Break

Keynote Speaker
*Jan De Loecker (Princeton University, KU Leuven and CEPR)

18:30-19:00 Break
19:00 Dinner

Saturday 21 May

09:00-09:30 Coffee

Session 7: Multiproduct Firms
Chair: Nikos Vettas (Athens University of Economics & Business and CEPR)


Multiproduct Pricing Made Simple
Mark Armstrong (University of Oxford and CEPR) and *John Vickers (University of Oxford)

Discussant: Volker Nocke (University of Mannheim and CEPR)


Multi-Variety Durable Good Monopoly: A Revisited Coase Conjecture and Product Design
*Francesco Nava (London School of Economics) and Pasquale Schiraldi (London School of Economics and CEPR)

Discussant: Nicolas Schutz (University of Mannheim)​

11:30-12:00 Coffee Break

Session 8: History of IO
Chair: Gregory S. Crawford (University of Zurich and CEPR)


History in the Study of Industrial Organization
*David Genesove (Hebrew University of Jerusalem and CEPR)

Discussant: Rob Porter (Northwestern University​)

13:00-14:30 Lunch

Indicates the presenter.

Keynote speakers have 45 minutes to present, allowing for 15 minutes of questioning throughout.

Speakers have 30 minutes to present and discussants 10 minutes (with 5 minutes combined for over-runs), leaving 15 minutes for general discussion.


Gregory S. Crawford (University of Zurich and CEPR)
Alessandro Gavazza (London School of Economics and CEPR)
Rachel Griffith (IFS/Manchester and CEPR)
Lars Nesheim (UCL) 
Tommaso Valletti (Imperial and CEPR)

Steering Committee:

Bart Bronnenberg (Tilburg University and CEPR)
Gregory S. Crawford (University of Zurich and CEPR)
Peter J. Davis (Compass Lexecon)
Jan De Loecker (Princeton University, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, NBER, and CEPR)
Alessandro Gavazza (London School of Economics and CEPR)
Rachel Griffith (University of Manchester, IFS, and CEPR)
Lars Nesheim (UCL)
Volker Nocke (University of Mannheim and CEPR)
Andrea Prat (Columbia University and CEPR)
Katharine Rockett (University of Essex and CEPR)
Philipp Schmidt-Dengler (University of Vienna and CEPR)
Otto Toivanen (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and CEPR)
Tommaso Valletti (Imperial College London, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", and CEPR)
Frank Verboven (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and CEPR)
Nikos Vettas (Athens University of Economics & Business and CEPR)