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University of Mannheim and ZEW

Mannheim; 13-14 May 2009






14.15 - 14.30 Welcome


14.30 - 15.00 Market Dominance and Barriers to Competition in Financial Trading Venues

Ricardo Ribeiro (London School of Economics)


15.00 - 15.30 Early Entries and Trademarks - An Empirical Examination of Barriers to Generic Entry

Silvia Appelt (Munich Graduate School of Economics)


15.30 - 15.45 Coffee Break


15.45 - 16.15 Market Effects of Patent Reform in the U.S. Semiconductor Industry

Jeff Thurk (University of Texas, Austin)


16.15 - 16.45 Legal Unbundling can be a Golden Mean between Vertical Integration and Ownership Separation

Felix Höffler (WHU, Otto Beisheim School of Management)
*Sebastian Kranz (Universität Bonn)


16.45 - 17.00 Coffee Break


17:00 - 17:30 Non-Random Consumer Search

Andrew Rhodes (University of Oxford)


17.30 - 18.00 Price Comparison and Pricing Strategies A Case Study: The Italian Motorway Refuelling Market

Luca Aguzzoni (European University Institute, Florence)


18.00 - 18.30 When to Allow Buyers to Sell? - Bundling in Mixed Two-Sided Markets

Ming Gao (London Business School)


18:30 End


19.30 Welcome Reception; Department of Economics, University of Mannheim




09.30 - 10.00 Preemptive Bidding, Target Resistance and Takeover Premia: An Empirical Investigation

Theodosios Dimopoulos (London Business School)
*Stefano Sacchetto (London Business School)


10.00 - 10.30 Inventories, Unobservable Heterogeneity and Long Run Price Elasticities

Helena Perrone (Toulouse School of Economics)


10.30 - 10.45 Coffee Break


10.45 - 11.15 Market Demand Characteristics of Pharmaceutical Market - Evidence from a US Physician Survey Dataset on Prescription Diabetes Drugs

Ye Chen (Princeton University)


11.15 - 11.45 Where Has Price Endogeneity in Consumer Prices gone?

Christoph Nagel (University of Mannheim)


11.45 End of the School


* Indicates the presenter.Speakers have 20 minutes to present, leaving 10 minutes for general discussion.


Organizers: Marc Ivaldi (Toulouse School of Economics and CEPR)
Georg Licht (ZEW)Volker Nocke (University of Oxford and CEPR)
Martin Peitz (University of Mannheim, CEPR and ZEW)