Sixth CEPR Conference on
Applied Industrial Organization

Supported by
European Patent Office o Lexecon o INNO-tec, Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität München o Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW)
26-28 May 2005
Munich, Germany

Programme

 

Thursday 26 May

 

Conference Venue: International Visitor Center (IBZ)

 

13.00-13.15 Welcome Speech by the Organizers

 

13.15-14.00 The Incentives of a Monopolist to degrade Interoperability: Theory and Evidence from PCs

Christos Genakos (London Business School)
Kai-Uwe Kühn (University of Michigan and CEPR)
*John Van Reenen (Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and CEPR)

 

Discussants: Georg von Graevenitz (INNO-tec and LMU Munich)
Sofronis Clerides (University of Cyprus and CEPR)

 

14.00-14.45 Bidding for Incomplete Contracts

*Patrick Bajari (NBER and Duke University)
Stephanie Houghton (Duke University)
Steven Tadelis (Stanford University)

 

Discussant: Armin Schmutzler (University of Zurich and CEPR)

 

14.45-15.00 Coffee Break

 

15.00-15.45 Multi-Product Firms, Industry Mix and Product Switching

Andrew Bernard (Dartmouth College, New Hampshire)
*Stephen Redding (London School of Economics and CEPR)
Peter Schott (Yale School of Management)

 

Discussants: Bettina Peters (Zentrum für Europaïsche Wirtschaftsforschung)
Alicia Barroso (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)

 

15.45-16.30 Learning-by-Doing, Organizational Forgetting and Industry Dynamics

David Besanko (Northwestern University)
*Ulrich Doraszelski (Harvard University)
Yaroslav Kryukov (Northwestern University)
Mark Satterthwaite (Northwestern University)

 

Discussants: Kenneth Simons (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
Pedro L Marín Uribe (Economic Bureau Spanish Prime Minister, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and CEPR)

 

16.30-16.45 Coffee Break

 

16.45-17.30 Curb your Innovation: Corporate Conservatism in the Presence of Information Leakage

Mariagiovanna Baccara (Stern School of Business, New York University)
*Ronny Razin (New York University and CEPR)

 

Discussants: Patrick Paul Walsh (Trinity College Dublin)
Michele Cincera (DULBEA, Université Libre de Bruxelles and CEPR)

 

17.30-18.15 Retail Mergers, Buyer Power, and Product Variety

*Roman Inderst (London School of Economics and CEPR)
Greg Shaffer (University of Rochester)

 

Discussants: Nikos Vettas (Athens University of Economics and Business and CEPR)
Peter Davis (London School of Economics and CEPR)

 

20.00 Sightseeing and Dinner - details to be given at the conference

 

Friday 27 May

 

Conference Venue: European Patent Office, Isar Building

 

09.00-09.15 Welcome Speech - EPO

 

09.15-10.00 Keynote Speech 1
Recombinant Ideas: The Mobility of Inventors and the Productivity of Research

Manuel Trajtenberg (Tel Aviv University and CEPR)

 

10.00-10.45 Information Diffusion and Entry: The Dye Famine and its Aftermath

*David Genesove (Hebrew University of Jerusalem and CEPR)

 

Discussants: Pierre Régibeau (University of Essex and CEPR)
Joachim Henkel (Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität München)

 

10.45-11.00 Coffee Break

 

11.00-11.45 Intellectual Property and Standardization Committee Participation in the U.S. Modem Industry

*Neil Gandal (Tel Aviv University)
Nataly Gantman (Tel Aviv University)
David Genesove (Hebrew University of Jerusalem and CEPR)

 

Discussants: Bernard Caillaud (CERAS, Paris and CEPR)
Thomas Roende (University of Copenhagen and CEPR)

 

11.45-12.30 Selection or Self-Rejection?

Tuomas Takalo (Bank of Finland and IDEI, Université de Toulouse)
Yanja Tanayama (VTT Technology Studies and Helsinki School of Economics)
*Otto Toivanen (HECER, University of Helsinki)

 

Discussants: Reinhilde Veugelers (European Commission, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and CEPR)
Georges Siotis (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and CEPR)

 

12.30-13.30 Lunch

 

13.30-14.15 Keynote Speech 2
Two-Sided Markets

*Jean-Charles Rochet (Université des Sciences Sociales de Toulouse and CEPR)

 

14.15-15.00 Patent and R&D Race: A Dynamic Perspective

*Chaim Fershtman (Tel Aviv University and CEPR)
Sarit Markovich (Tel Aviv University)

 

Discussants: Discussants: Steffen Hörnig (Universidade Nova de Lisboa and CEPR)
Saul Lach (Hebrew University of Jerusalem and CEPR)

 

15.00-15.15 Coffee Break

 

15.15-16.00 Patent Office in Innovation Policy: Nobody's Perfect

Bernard Caillaud (CERAS, Paris and CEPR)
*Anne Duchêne (Paris School of Economics)

 

Discussants: Bruno van Pottelsberghe (Université Libre de Bruxelles and CEPR)
Ralph Siebert (Krannert School of Management and CEPR)

 

Afternoon Sightseeing - details to be announced at the Conference

 

20.00 Dinner - Restaurant "Hofbräuhaus"

 

Saturday 28 May

 

Conference Venue: International Visitor Center (IBZ)

 

09.00-09.15 CEPR Research Programme
*Marc Ivaldi (EHESS, IDEI Université de Toulouse and CEPR)

 

09.15-10.00 Keynote Speech 3
An Empirical Perspective on Auctions

*Ken Hendricks (University of Texas, Austin)

 

10.15-11.00 Two-Part Tariffs versus Linear Pricing between Manufacturers and Retailers: Empirical Tests on Differentiaited Products Markets

Celine Bonnet (INRA, GREMAQ)
*Pierre Dubois (University of Toulouse, IDEI, INRA and CEPR)
Michel Simionii (INRA, IDEI)

 

Discussants: Matthijs Wildenbeest (Tinbergen Institute and Erasmus University, Rotterdam)
Elena Krasnokutskaya (University of Pennsylvania)

 

11.00-11.45 The Failing Firm Defence: Merger Policy and Entry

Robin Mason (University of Southampton and CEPR)
*Helen Weeds (University of Cambridge and CEPR)

 

Discussants: Thibauld Vergé (Université des Sciences Sociales de Toulouse and University of Southampton)
Philippe Gagnepain (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and CEPR)

 

11.45-13.15 Lunch - "Max-Emmanuel-Brauerei"

 

13.15-14.00 Adware, Shareware, and Consumer Privacy

Nataly Gantman (Tel Aviv University)
*Yossi Spiegel (Tel Aviv University)

 

Discussants: Christian Wey (DIW Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin and CEPR)
Paris Cleanthous (Stern School of Business, New York University)

 

14.00-14.45 Managerial Firms, Vertical Integration and Consumer Welfare

*Patrick Legros (ECARES, Université Libre de Bruxelles and CEPR)
Andrew F. Newman (University College London and CEPR)

 

Discussants: Jos Jansen (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung)
Bernard Caillaud (CERAS, Paris and CEPR)

 

14.45-15.15 Coffee Break

 

15.15-16.45 Roundtable Discussion
Intellectual Property and Competition Policy in Europe

Moderator: Dietmar Harhoff
Marc Ivaldi (EHESS, IDEI Université de Toulouse and CEPR)
Pierre Régibeau (University of Essex and CEPR)

 

20.00 Dinner - Restaurant "Georgenhof"

 

Organizers: Dominique Guellec (European Patent Office)
Dietmar Harhoff (Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität München and CEPR)
Marc Ivaldi (EHESS, IDEI Université de Toulouse and CEPR)

 

Each presentation should last 25 minutes, to be followed by 5-10 minutes for each discussant.