Fourth CEPR Conference on Applied Industrial Organization

Hosted by the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Leuven, 29-31 May 2003

Thursday 29 May

Session: Demand and Applications


09.10 – 10.10 Demand Models for Market Level Data - [PDF 435 kb]

*Peter Davis (London School of Economics)


10.40 – 11.40 The Welfare Effects of Trade Liberalization: Evidence from Used Automobiles - [PDF 268 kb]

*Sofronis K Clerides (University of Cyprus)


11.40 – 12.40 An Empirical Model of Shopping Costs and Differentiated Stores Estimated with Micro Data - [PDF 153 kb]

*Howard Smith (Oxford University and CEPR)


14.00 – 15.00 Consistent Welfare Analysis When Some Heterogeneity is Unobserved - [PDF 308 kb]

*Amil Petrin (University of Chicago)


Session: Dynamics


15.30 – 16.30 Firm Turnover in Imperfectly Competitive Markets - [PDF 680 kb]

*Marcus Asplund (London Business School and CEPR)
Volker Nocke (University of Pennsylvania)


16.30 – 17.30 Dynamic Oligopoly with Asymmetric Information: Numerical Analysis - [PDF 131 kb]

*Chaim Fershtman (Tel-Aviv University)
Ariel Pakes (Harvard University)


Friday 30 May

Session: Industry Studies


09.00 – 10.00 Competition and Efficiency in European Aiviation - [PDF 163 kb]

*Philippe Gagnepain (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Pedro L Marín Uribe (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and CEPR)


10.30 – 11.30 Market Power and Vertical Integration in the Spanish Electricity Industry - [PDF 1,057 kb]

*Matilde Machado (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
Kai-Uwe Kühn (University of Michigan and CEPR)


11.30 – 12.30 Price Wars and Collusion in the Spanish Electricity Market - [PDF 475 kb]

*Natalia Fabra (Université de Toulouse 1)
Juan Toro (Oxford University)


Session: Competition Policy


14.00 – 15.00 Demand and Prices in the Work Group Server Market - [PDF 736 kb]

*John Van Reenen (University College London and CEPR)


15.30 – 16.30 The Political Economy of European Merger Control: Evidence Using Stock Market Data - [PDF 475 kb]

Tomaso Duso (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB))
Damien J Neven (Graduate Institute of International Studies and CEPR)

*Lars-Hendrik Röller (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB) and CEPR)


16.30 – 17.30 Vertical Integration and Horizontal Expansion - [PDF 489 kb]

Stefan Buhler (Univeristyof Zurich and University of St Gallen)
Armin Schmutzler (University of Zurich and CEPR)


Saturday 31 May

Session: Pricing/ Pricing and Consumer Learning


09.00 – 10.00 Ain’t it “Suite”? Strategic Bundling in the PC Office Software Market

Neil Gandal (Tel Aviv University and CEPR)
*Sarit Markovich (University of Chicago)


10.30 – 11.30 Consumer learning about Experience Goods: Evidence from an Online Grocer - [PDF 316 kb]

*Karen Clay (Carnegie Mellon University)
Ron Goettler

Eric Wolff


11.30 – 12.30 Learning Temporal Preferences - [PDF 235 kb] 

*Eugenio J Miravete (University of Pennsylvania and CEPR)
Ignacia Palacios Huerta (Brown University)


Rappporteurs: Randy Brenkers (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
Jan De Loecker (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
Stijn Kelchtermans (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
Elissavet Lykogianni (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
Bart Van de Wielle (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
Organizers: Patrick van Cayseele (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
Frank Verboven (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
Reinhilde Veugelers (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)