Fifth CEPR Conference on Applied Industrial Organisation:
"The Role of Competition in the New Economy"

Thursday, May 13

 

Programme
(30 minutes author/s, 15 minutes x 2 discussants, 30 minutes panel discussion)

 

14:30 -14:35 Welcome

 

Keynote lecture

 

Chair: Juuso Välimäki (Helsinki School of Economics and CEPR)

 

14:35 -15:35 Does Adverse Selection Matter in Insurance Markets?

Bernard Salanié (CREST- INSEE and CEPR)

 

Session: Empirical Studies of Dynamics

 

Chair: Pierre Regibeau (University of Essex and CEPR)

 

15:35 - 16:20 Are All Those Calling Plans Really Necessary? The Limited Gains From Complex Tariffs

Eugenio J. Miravete (University of Pennsylvania and CEPR)

 

Discussant: Marcus Asplund (London Business School and CEPR)

 

16:20 -16:50 Coffee Break

 

16:50 -17.35 Learning about Product Quality from Inventory Dynamics

Eugene Choo (University of Toronto)
*Johannes Van Biesebroeck (University of Toronto and NBER)

 

Discussant: Maria J. Moral Rincon (Universidad de Vigo)

 

Keynote lecture session on strategic behavior

 

Chair: Thomas P. Gehrig (Universitat Freiburg and CEPR)

 

17.35 -18.20 Growing to become European or a European Alibi for Market Power? An Analysis of the Spanish Banking Mergers

*Jordi Jaumandreu (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
Joaquin Lorences (Universidad de Oviedo)
Luis Orea (Universidad de Oviedo)

 

Discussant: Sofronis Clerides (University of Cyprus)

 

18.20 - 19.05 Identification and Estimation in Highway Procurement Auctions under Unobserved Auction Heterogeneity

*Elena Krasnokutskaya (University of Pennsylvania)

 

Discussant: Frode Steen (Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration)

 

Friday, May 14

 

Session: Empirical industry studies: structure and conduct

 

Chair: Helen Louri (Athens University of Economics and Business and IMOP)

 

9.30 - 10.15 Mergers in the Food Retailing Sector, with an Application to Portugal

Duarte Brito (Universidade Nova de Lisboa and CEPR)
Diogo de Lucena (Universidade Nova de Lisboa and Fundaçao Calouste Gulbenkian)
*Pedro Pita Barros (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

 

Discussants: George Symeonidis (University of Essex and CEPR)
Peter Zemsky (INSEAD and CEPR)

 

10:15 - 11.00 Liberalizing a Distribution System: The European Car Market

Frank Verboven (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and CEPR)

 

Discussants: Paris Cleanthous (New York University)
Peter J Davis (London School of Economics and CEPR)

 

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break

 

Second Keynote lecture session for young economists

 

Chair: Gary Biglaiser (University of North Carolina)

 

11:30 - 12.15 Selection of Market Conduct in the Telephone Equipment Market in France

*Jerôme Foncel (Universite de Lille III)

 

Discussants: Eugenio J. Miravete (University of Pennsylvania and CEPR)
Tommaso Valletti (Imperial College Management School and CEPR)

 

12.15 - 13.00 Monopoly Quantity Degradation in Cable Television

*Gregory S. Crawford (University of Arizona)
Matthew Shum (John Hopkins University)

 

Discussants: Philippe Gagnepain (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
Thomas Roende (Copenhagen Business School and CEPR)

 

13:00 - 16:30 Lunch / Break

 

Session: Patents and Innovation

 

Chair: Eugenio J. Miravete (University of Pennsylvania and CEPR)

 

16:30 - 17.15 Are More Important Patents Approved More Slowly and Should They Be?

Pierre Regibeau (University of Essex and CEPR)
*Katherine Rockett (University of Essex and CEPR)

 

Discussants: Saul Lach (Hebrew University Tel Aviv University)
Natalia Utrero Gonzalez (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, CSEF Universita di Salerno)

 

17.15 -18.00 Incentives and Invention in Universities

Saul Lach (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
*Mark Schankerman (London School of Economics and CEPR)

 

Discussant: Pedro L. Marin Uribe (Univ. Carlos III de Madrid and CEPR)
Ralph Siebert (Purdue University and CEPR)

 

Saturday, May 15

 

Keynote lecture

 

Chair: Nikolaos Vettas (Athens University of Economics and Business, IMOP and CEPR)

 

9:30 -10:30 The Role of Economic Space in Decision Making

Margaret Slade (University of Warwick)

 

10.30 - 11.00 Coffee Break

 

Session: Competition and pricing

 

11.00 -11.45 Innovation and Competitive Pressure

Xavier Vives (INSEAD)

 

Discussants: Gary Biglaiser (University of North Carolina) Juuso Välimäki (Helsinki School of Economics and CEPR)

 

11.45 -12.30 Bundling and Tying in Contestable Markets

David S. Evans (LECG, Europe)
*Michael Salinger (Boston University)

 

Discussant: Pascal Courty (European University Institute, London Business School and CEPR) Emmanuel Petrakis (University of Crete)

 

12.30 -14.00 Lunch

 

Keynote lecture

 

Chair: Marc Ivaldi (Université de Toulouse (EHESS, IDEI) and CEPR)

 

14:00 - 15:00 Dynamic Games in Applied Work; Problems and Prospects

Ariel Pakes (Harvard University)

 

Roundtable

 

Chair: Marc Ivaldi (Université de Toulouse (EHESS, IDEI) and CEPR)

 

15.00 -16.10 Applied Industrial Organization and Competition Policy

 

Panel : Benoit Durand (EC DG-Competition)
Thomas P. Gehrig (Universitat Freiburg and CEPR)
Michael Hodson (UK Dept. of Trade and Industry)
Yannis Katsoulakos (Athens University of Economics and Business and IMOP)
Xavier Vives (INSEAD)

 

Program Committee: Philippe Aghion (Harvard University and CEPR)
Marc Ivaldi (Université des Sciences Sociales de Toulouse and CEPR)
Frank Verboven (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and CEPR)
Nikolaos Vettas (Athens Univ. of Economics and Business, IMOP and CEPR)

 

Organizers: Helen Louri (Athens University of Economics and Business and IMOP)
Yannis Katsoulakos (Athens University of Economics and Business and IMOP)
Nikolaos Vettas (Athens University of Economics and Business, IMOP and CEPR)

 

Student assistants: Rossitsa Kotseva (Athens University of Economics and Business)
Aris Dimakakos (Athens University of Economics and Business)