Ninth CEPR Conference on Applied Industrial Organisation

Competition, Investment and Market Structure

Hosted by Conseil de la Concurrence, 11 Rue de l'Echelle, 75001 Paris

Supported by
Conseil de la Concurrence
Ecole Polytechnique chair for business economics
Crest-Laboratoire d'économie industrielle
Paris School of Economics

Paris, 22-24 May 2008


Thursday, May 22


13.45 - 14.00 Opening Remarks


Session 1:

(Chair: Marc Ivaldi (Toulouse School of Economics and CEPR))


14.00 - 14.45 Frank Verboven (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and CEPR)

Investment and usage of new technologies: evidence from a shared ATM network

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


14.45 - 15.30 David Genesove (Hebrew University of Jerusalem and CEPR)

Broadcasting Competition and Programming Costs

Discussant: Philippe Gagnepain (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and CEPR)


15.30 - 15.45 Coffee Break


Session 2:

(Chair: Thibaud Vergé (CREST-LEI))


15.45 - 16.30 Helen Weeds (University of Essex and CEPR)

TV Wars: Exclusive Content and Platform Competition

Discussant: David Spector (Paris School of Economics)


16.30 - 17.15 Johan Stennek (University of Gothenburg and CEPR)

Exclusive Quality: Why Exclusive Distribution May Benefit TV Viewers

Discussant: Timothy Van Zandt (INSEAD and CEPR)


17.15 - 17.30 Coffee Break



Competition and Retailing (Chair: Thibaud Vergé (CREST-LEI))


17.30 - 19.00 Peter Davis (UK Competition Commission), Francis Kramarz (CREST), Anne Perrot (Conseil de la Concurrence), Didier Théophile (Darrois, Villey, Maillot, Brochier).


Friday, May 23


Session 3:

(Chair: Mark Schankerman (LSE, CEP and CEPR))


09.00 - 09.45 Alicia Barroso (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)

Advertising and Consumer Awareness of a New Product

Discussant: Pierre Dubois (Toulouse School of Economics (GREMAQ-INRA) and CEPR)


09.45 - 10.30 Ralph Siebert (Krannert School of Management and CEPR)

The Impact of Innovation and Entry Costs on Market Structure

Discussant: Saul Lach (Hebrew University of Jerusalem and CEPR)


10.30 - 10.45 Coffee Break


Session 4:

(Chair: Bernard Caillaud (Paris School of Economics and CEPR))


10.45 - 11.30 Lilian Karlinger (Universität Wien)

The Dynamic Use of Loyalty Rebates

Discussant: Christian Wey (Technische Universität Berlin and CEPR)


11.30 - 12.15 John Thanassoulis (Oxford University)

Upstream Competition and Downstream Buyer Power

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


12.15 - 14.00 Lunch


First Keynote Lecture

(Chair: Pedro Marin Uribe (Univ. Carlos III, Madrid and CEPR))


14.00 - 15.00 Daniel Ackerberg (Boston University)

Estimating Price Elasticities in Differentiated Product Demand Models with Endogenous Characteristics.


15.00 - 15.15 Coffee Break


Session 5:

(Chair: Laurent Linnemer (CREST-LEI))


15.15 - 16.00 Pascal Courty (European University Institute, Florence and CEPR)

The Impact of Price Discrimination on Revenue: Evidence from the Concert Industry

Discussant: Sofronis Clerides (University of Cyprus and CEPR)


16.00 - 16.45 Joseph Clougherty (WZB, Berlin and CEPR)

Domestic Rivalry and Export Performance: Theory and Evidence from International Airline Markets

Discussant: Giacomo Calzolari (University of Bologna and CEPR)


16.45 - 17.00 Coffee Break


Session 6:

(Chair: Jim Anton (Fuqua School of Business, Duke University))


17.00 - 17.45 Gautam Gowrisankaran (University of Arizona)

Dynamics of Consumer Demand for New Durable Goods

Discussant: Martin Pesenforder (London School of Economics and CEPR)


17.45 - 18.30 Andrea Patacconi (Oxford University)

Open Science as a Signaling Device: Evidence from Firm Publications

Discussant: Andreas Roider (University of Heidelberg and CEPR)


20.00 Conference Dinner @ Berthoud


Saturday, May 24


Session 7:

(Chair: Marie-Laure Allain (Ecole Polytechnique and CNRS)


09.00 - 09.45 Patrick Legros (ECARES and CEPR)

"Essential" Patents, FRAND Royalties and Technological Standards

Discussant: Emeric Henry (London Business School)


09.45 - 10.30 Neil Gandal (Tel Aviv University and CEPR)

Network Security: Vulnerabilities and Disclosure Policy

Discussant: Eugenio Miravete (University of Texas, Austin and CEPR)


10.30 - 10.45 Coffee Break


Session 8:

(Chair: Philippe Février (CREST-LEI))


10.45 - 11.30 Michael Mazzeo (Northwestern University)

Beyond Plain Vanilla: Modeling Joint Product Assortment and Pricing Decisions

Discussant: Howard Smith (Oxford University and CEPR)


11.30 - 12.15 Carlos Santos (LSE, CEP)

Recovering the Sunk Costs of R&D: The Moulds Industry Case

Discussant: Bernard Salanié (Columbia University and CEPR)


12.15 - 14.00 Lunch


Second Keynote Lecture:

(Chair: Jérôme Pouyet (Ecole Polytechnique and CEPR))


14.00 - 15.00 Volker Nocke (University of Pennsylvania and CEPR)

Vertical Integration and Collusion


15.00 - 15.15 Coffee Break


Session 9:

(Chair: Otto Toivanen (University of Helsinski)


15.15 - 16.00 David Gill (University of Southampton)

Too Many Bargainers Spoil the Broth:The Impact of Bargainers on Markets with Price Takers

Discussant: Jeanine Thal (University of Mannheim and ZEW)


16.00 - 16.45 Kai-Uwe Kühn (University of Michigan and CEPR)

On the Coordinated Effects of Conglomerate Mergers

Discussant: Jan de Loecker (New York University)


End of Conference



Philippe Février (CREST-LEI)
Marc Ivaldi (Toulouse School of Economics and CEPR)
Jérôme Pouyet (Ecole Polytechnique and CEPR)
Thibaud Vergé (CREST-LEI (INSEE, Paris))

Conseil de la Concurrence
CREST (Laboratoire d'Economie Industrielle)
Ecole Polytechnique (Chair for Business Economics)
GIS Sciences de la Décision (Ecole Polytechnique - HEC - GENES/INSEE - CNRS)
Paris School of Economics

Scientific Committee:
Marie-Laure Allain (Ecole Polytechnique)
Bernard Caillaud (Paris School of Economics and CEPR)
Philippe Février (CREST-LEI)