Hosted by
The Eitan Berglas School of Economics, Recanati School of Business, Department of Public Policy at Tel Aviv University
Supported by
The Pinhas Sapir Center for Development, Tel Aviv University Recanati School of Business, Tel Aviv University Department of Public Policy, Tel Aviv University Journal of Industrial Economics (JIE) CEPR

Tel Aviv; 25-27 May 2011

The following papers will be presented at this conference. Please see the Programme for further details.

Auctions vs. Negotiations: Evidence from Railway Procurement
Rafael Lalive (University of Lausanne) *Armin Schmutzler (University of Zurich and CEPR)

Collusion through Joint R&D: An Empirical Assessment
Tomaso Duso (Humboldt University Berlin) Lars-Hendrik Röller (European School of Management and Technology) *Jo Seldeslachts (University of Amsterdam)

Competition with Exclusive Contracts and Market-Share Discounts
*Giacomo Calzolari (University of Bologna and CEPR) Vincenzo Denicoló (University of Bologna)

Consumer Search and Prices in the Automobile Market
José Luis Moraga-González (IESE Business School and University of Groningen) Zsolt Sándor (University of Groningen) *Matthijs Wildenbeest (Indiana University)

Countervailing Power Hypothesis and Waterbed Effects
*Ozlem Bedre (European School of Management and Technology) Greg Shaffer (University of Rochester)

Do Research Joint Ventures Serve a Collusive Function?
*Michelle Goeree (University of Zürich) Eric Helland (Claremont McKenna College)

Estimating a War of Attrition: The Case of the US Movie Theatre Industry
Yuya Takahashi (University of Mannheim)

Identification and Estimation of Dynamic Games when Players' Beliefs are not in Equilibrium
*Victor Aguirregabiria (University of Toronto) Arvind Magesan (University of Calgary)

Imperfect Platform Competition: A General Framework
*Alexander White (Harvard University) E. Glen Weyl (Harvard University and Toulouse School of Econmics)

Intermittency and the Value of Renewable Energy
*Gautam Gowrisankaran (University of Arizona) Stanley S. Reynolds (University of Arizona) Mario Samano (University of Arizona)

Keynote Speech: Economic Models of Sales Techniques
Paying for Prominence
Exploding Offers and Buy-Now Discounts

Mark Armstrong (University College London and CEPR)

Keynote Speech:
Storable Goods and Intertemporal Substitution

Igal Hendel (Northwestern University)

Markov-Perfect Network Formation: An Applied Framework for Bilateral Oligopoly and Bargaining in Buyer-Seller Networks
Kyna Fong (Stanford University) *Robin S. Lee (New York University)

Merger Policy with Merger Choice
*Volker Nocke (University of Mannheim and CEPR) Michael D. Whinston (Northwestern University)

Pharmaceutical Innovation and Parallel Trade
Anna Rita Bennato (Universitŕ di Roma “Tor Vergata”) *Tommaso Valletti (Imperial College London and CEPR)

The Economics of predation: What drives pricing when there is learning-by-doing
David Besanko (Northwestern University) *Ulrich Doraszelski (University of Pennsylvania and CEPR) Yaroslav Kryukov (Carnegie Mellon University)

The Value of Switching costs
*Gary Biglaiser (University of North Carolina) Jacques Crémer (Toulouse School of Economics) Gergely Dobos (Gazdasági Versenyhivatal)

Upstream Innovation and Product Variety in the US Home PC Market
Alon Eizenberg (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Using Demand Systems to Evaluate Risky Projects: An Application to the Automobile Industry
Richard Friberg (Stockholm School of Economics and CEPR) *Cristian Huse (Stockholm School of Economics)

Welfare Effects of Pharmaceutical Informative Advertising
Paris Cleanthous (University of Cyprus)