Nineteenth CEPR/JIE School and Conference on Applied Industrial Organisation


Nineteenth CEPR/JIE Conference and School on Applied Industrial Organisation

Leuven, 18-20 June 2018

Organisers Kate Ho and Jan De Loecker


Monday 18 June

12:30pm-1:30pm Light Lunch & Registration - Room: M.M. Van Hamaele​

1:30pm-5:00pm: Session I Ownership and Productivity - Room: Willem Van Croy​

Common Ownership and Competition in the Ready-To-Eat Cereal Industry by Matthew Backus, Columbia University and NBER (with Christopher Conlon and Michael Sinkinson)

Discussant: Otto Toivanen (Helsinki and CEPR)

Minority share acquisitions and collusion: evidence from the introduction of national leniency programs by Yossi Spiegel, Tel Aviv University, ZEW and CEPR (with Sven Heim, Kai Hueschelrath and Ulrich Laitenberger)

Discussant: Gautam Gowrisankaran (University of Arizona)

3:30pm-4:00pm Coffee Break - Room: M.M. Van Hamaele​


Network-Mediated Knowledge Spillovers in ICT/Information Security (Presentation) by Neil Gandal, Tel Aviv University and CEPR (with Lee Branstetter and Nadav Kunievsky)

Discussant: Tim Bresnahan (Stanford) 

5:00pm-7:00pm Break (World Cup match involving Belgium)

7:00pm Dinner @ Faculty Club


Tuesday 19 June

9:00am-12:30pm Session II Firm Scope - Room: Willem Van Croy​


Come Together: Firm Boundaries and Delegation by Patrick Legros, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ECARES), Northeastern and CEPR (with Laura Alfaro, Nick Bloom, Paola Conconi, Harald Fadinger, Andrew F. Newman, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen)

Discussant: Ali Hortacsu (University of Chicago)

How Wide Is the Firm Border? by Chad Syverson, University of Chicago (with Enghin Atalay, Ali Hortaçsu and Mary Jialin Li)

Discussant: Catherine Thomas (LSE and CEPR)

11:00am-11:30pm Coffee Break - Room: M.M. Van Hamaele​


Multiproduct Intermediaries and Optimal Product Range (Presentation) by Andrew Rhodes, Toulouse School of Economics (with Makoto Watanabe and Jidong Zhou)

Discussant: Rob Porter (Northwestern University)

12:30 pm– 2:30pm Lunch and Poster Session - Room: Infirmerie

2:30pm-7:00pm Session III Competition and Conduct - Room: Willem Van Croy​


Estimating Firm Conduct in Differentiated Products Markets by Christian Michel, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (with Stefan Weiergraeber)

Discussant: Ken Hendricks (University of Wisconsin)

Credit Misallocation During the European Financial Crisis by Fabiano Schivardi, LUISS University, EIEF, IGIER and CEPR (with Enrico Sette and Guido Tabellini)

Discussant: Carlos Santos (Nova Business School)

4:30pm-5:00pm Coffee Break - Room: M.M. Van Hamaele​


Media Competition and News Diets by Julia Cage, Sciences Po Paris and CEPR (with Charles Angelucci and Michael Sinkinson)

Discussant: Helena Perrone (Universitat Pompeu Fabra /Mannheim and CEPR)

Market Structure and Competition: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Liquor Licensure  (Presentationby Sarah Moshary, University of Pennsylvania (with Gaston Illanes)

Discussant: Julie Mortimer (Boston College)

7pm Beer tasting followed by Dinner @ Faculty Club

Wednesday 20 June

9:00am-12:30pm Session IV Dynamics - Room: Willem Van Croy​


Dynamic Vertical Foreclosure by Chiara Fumagalli, Bocconi University and CEPR (with Massimo Motta)

Discussant: Volker Nocke (UCLA, Mannheim and CEPR)

Informational Cycles in Search Markets by Eeva Mauring, University of Vienna 

Discussant: Guilia Brancacio (Princeton University)

11:00am-11:30am Coffee Break - Room: M.M. Van Hamaele​


Quantifying Delay Externalities in Airline Networks by Jakub Kastl, Princeton University, NBER and CEPR (with Liyu Dou and John Lazarev)

Discussant: Aureo de Paula (UCL and CEPR)

12:30 pm– 2:30pm Lunch and Poster Session - Room: Infirmerie

2:30pm-4:30pm Session V Demand and Auctions - Room: Willem Van Croy​

Common Values, Unobserved Heterogeneity, and Endogenous Entry in U.S. Offshore Oil Lease Auctions by Philip Haile, Yale University (with Giovanni Compiani and Marcelo Sant'Anna)

Discussant: Estelle Cantillon (Université Libre de Bruxelles and CEPR)

Demand Models for Differentiated Products with Complementarity and Substitutability by Julien Monardo, CREST, ENS Paris-Saclay, Université Paris-Saclay (with Mogens Fosgerau and André de Palma)

Discussant: Steve Berry (Yale University)

4:30pm  Concluding Remarks

For each paper, please allow for 30 minutes presentation, 15 minutes discussion, and 15 minutes questions from the floor.