Seventh CEPR Conference on Applied Industrial Organization: Network Industry Structure, Investment and Competition in the New Economy

18 - 20 May 2006
Universidade da Madeira, Funchal, Portugal

Programme

Thursday 18th May
13:00 - 13:15 Opening Remarks

Prof. Pedro Telhado Pereira (Dean, Universidade de Madeira and CEPR)

 

13:15-14:00 Ownership Deregulation in the US Commercial Radio Industry: Evidence from A Model of Multi-Product Entry

Dr Howard Smith (University of Oxford and CEPR)

 

Discussant: Elena Argentesi (University of Bologna)

 

14:00-14:45 Remedy for Now but Prevent for Tomorrow: the deterrence effects of merger policy tools

*Professor Pedro Luis Pita Barros (Entidade Reguladora dos Serviços Energéticos, ERSE Universidade Nova de Lisboa and CEPR)

 

Discussant: Johan Stennek (Research Institute for Industrial Economics (IUI), Stockholm and CEPR)

 

14.45-15.00 Coffee Break

 

15:00-15:45 Identifying Technology Spillovers and Product Market Rivalry

Dr Mark Schankerman (London School of Economics (LSE) and CEPR)

 

Discussant: Otto Toivanen (Helsinki School of Economics)

 

15:45-16:30 How Licensing Resolves Hold-Up: Evidence from a Dynamic Panel Data Model with Unobserved Heterogeneity

Dr Ralph Siebert (Krannert School of Management and CEPR)

 

Discussant: Robert Ritz (Nuffield College, University of Oxford)

 

16.30-16.45 Coffee Break

 

16:45-17:30 Constrained Monopoly Pricing with Endogenous Participation

Mr Gabriel Basaluzzo (ITAM)

 

Discussant: Thibaud Vergé (CREST- LEI)

 

17:30-18:15 Prices and Price-Cost Margins of Mobile Voice Services

Dr Ricardo Cabral (Universidade de Madeira)

 

Discussants: Steffen Hoernig (Universidade Nova de Lisboa and CEPR)

 

20.00 Conference Dinner (Venue TBC)

 

Friday, 19 May

 

09:15-10:00 Keynote Speaker: Professor Bronwyn Hall
(University of California, Berkeley)

 

10:00-10:45 How the Internet Lowers Prices: Evidence from Matched Survey and Transaction Data

Professor Fiona Scott Morton (University of Edinburgh and Yale University)

 

Discussant: Ricardo Cabral (Universidade de Madeira)

 

10.45-11.00 Coffee Break

 

11:00-11:45 Bounds on Own- and Cross-price Elasticities from Random Coefficient MNL Models.

Professor Peter J Davis (London School of Economics (LSE) and CEPR)

 

Discussant: Pedro Marín Uribe (Economic Bureau of the Spanish Prime Minister, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and CEPR)

 

11:45-12:30 Asymptotic Least Squares Estimators for Dynamic Games

Professor Martin Pesendorder (London School of Economics (LSE) and CEPR)

 

Discussant: Peter Davis (London School of Economics (LSE) and CEPR)

 

12.30-13.30 Lunch

 

13:30-14:15 Keynote Speaker: Professor Tom Hubbard
(Northwestern University, Kellog Graduate School)

 

14:15-15:00 Competition for Scarce Resources

Dr Volker Nocke (Nuffield College, University of Oxford, University of Pennsylvania and CEPR)

 

Discussant: Luis Cabral (Stern School of Business, New York University and CEPR)

 

15.00-15.15 Coffee Break

 

15:15-16:00 Entry and Regulation: Evidence from Health Care Professions

Dr Frank Verboven (Catholic University of Leuven and CEPR)

 

Discussant: Jo Seldeslachts (WZB)

 

16:00 Board meetings/sightseeing/collaborative research

 

20.00 Conference Dinner
Forte S. Tiago
Rua Portão São Tiago
9050-031 Funchal

 

21:30 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Francisco Costa, Chairman of SDM, Madeira, Portugal

 

Saturday, 20 May

 

09:00-09:15 CEPR Research Programme

Marc Ivaldi (Toulouse School of Economics and CEPR)

 

09:15-10:00 The Doubtful Profitability of Foggy Pricing

Dr Eugenio J Miravete (University of Pennsylvania and CEPR)

 

Discussant: Frank Verboven (Catholic University of Leuven and CEPR)

 

10:00-10:45 Mixing media with two-part tariffs

Dr Steffen Hoernig (Universidade Nova de Lisboa and CEPR)

 

Discussant: Nikolaos Vettas (Athens University of Economics and Business and CEPR

 

10:45-11:00 Coffee Break

 

11:15-12:45 Roundtable: Funding R&D: Next Steps?

Juan Carlos Fernandez (Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial, CDTI, Spain)
Ramon Marimon (CREI, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona and CEPR)
Reinhilde Veugelers (European Commission, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and CEPR)

 

12:45-14:00 Lunch

 

14:00-14:45 The Timing of New Technology Adoption: The Case of MRI

Dr Philipp Schmidt-Dengler (London School of Economics (LSE) and Yale University)

 

Discussant: George Siotis (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and CEPR)

 

14:45-15:30 Keynote Speach: Competition and Reputation

Professor Ramon Marimon
(CREI, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona and CEPR)

 

15:30-16:00 Coffee Break

 

16:00-16:45 Exclusionary Pricing and Rebates in a Network Industry

Professor Massimo Motta (European University Institute, Firenze, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and CEPR)

 

Discussant: Professor Christian Wey (German Institute for Economic Research, DIW and CEPR)

 

16:45-17:30 Information Exchange and Competition in Communications Networks

Dr Tommaso Valletti (Imperial College, London and CEPR)

 

Discussant: Thomas Roende (University of Copenhagen and CEPR)

 

Organizers: Dr Ricardo Cabral (Universidade de Madeira)
Professor Marc Ivaldi (Toulouse School of Economics and CEPR)
Professor Pedro Luis Pita Barros (Entidade Reguladora dos Serviços Energéticos, ERSE Universidade Nova de Lisboa and CEPR)

 

Steering Committee: Professor Pedro Luis Pita Barros (Entidade Reguladora dos Serviços Energéticos, ERSE Universidade Nova de Lisboa and CEPR)
Professor Sofronis Clerides (University of Cyprus and CEPR)
Professor Peter J Davis (London School of Economics, LSE and CEPR)
Professor Neil Gandal (Tel Aviv University and CEPR)
Dr Pedro Marín Uribe (Economic Bureau of the Spanish Prime Minister, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and CEPR)
Dr Eugenio Miravete (University of Pennsylvania and CEPR)
Professor Katharine Rockett (University of Essex and CEPR)
Professor Frode Steen (Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration and CEPR)
Professor Otto Toivanen (Helsinki School of Economics)
Professor Frank Verboven (Catholic University of Leuven and CEPR)
Professor Nikolaos Vettas (Athens University of Economics and Business and CEPR)