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Second CEPR Conference on Applied Industrial Organization

A CEPR Conference, Lisbon, 6/8 July 2000

Hosted by Univesidade Nova de Lisboa

Sponsored by Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian and Fundação Luso-Americana para o Desenvolvimento

Thursday 6 July


09.30 – 10.30 Who Decides to Regulate? Lobbying Activity in the US Cellular Industry

Tomaso Duso (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung)


11.00 – 12.00


Estimating Production Functions Using Intermediate Inputs to Control for Unobservables

James Levinsohn (University of Michigan)
*Amil Petrin (University of Chicago)


12.00 – 13.00 Cooperative Research and Firm Performance

Reka Horvath (University College London)


14.30 - 15.30 Quantifying Equilibrium Network Externalities in the ACH Banking Industry

Daniel Ackerberg (Boston University)
*Gautam Gowrisankaran (University of Minnesota)
Joanna Stavins (Federal Reserve Bank of Boston)


15.30 – 16.30  Network Effects, Standardization, and the Internet: What have we Learned from the DVD Vs DVIX Battle?

Figures from this paper are available in separate files.

David Dranove (Northwestern University)
*Neil Gandal (Tel Aviv University and CEPR)


17.00 – 18.00 Choosing the Wrong Calling Plan? Ignorance, Learning, and Risk Aversion

Eugenio J Miravete (University of Pennsylvania and CEPR)


Friday 7 July


09.30 – 10.30 Pricing over the Product Cycle: The Transition from the 486 to the Pentium Processor

Elefterios Zacharias (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)


11.00 – 12.00 Modelling the Dynamics of Industry Populations

*Paul A Geroski (London Business School and CEPR)
Mariana Mazzucato (Open University)


12.00 – 13.00 The Adoption of Offset Presses in the Daily Newspaper Industry in the United States

David Genesove (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)


14.30 – 15.30 Who Benefits From Social Health Insurance in Developing Countries?

*Paul Gertler (University of California, Berkeley)
Orville Solon (University of the Phillippines)


15.30 – 16.30 How Vigorous is HMO Competition? Evidence From California’s Small Group Market

Thimas Buchnueller (University of California, Irvine)
*Robert Town (University of California, Irvine)


17.00 – 18.00

Estimating Switching Costs and Oligopolistic Behaviour

*Moshe Kim (University of Haifa and Humboldt Universität zu Berlin)
Doron Klinger (University of Haifa)
Bent Vale (Bank of Norway)


Saturday 8 July


10.30 – 11.30 Barriers to Innovation and Subsidies Effectiveness

Xulia González (Universidade de Vigo, Spain)
*Jordi Jaumandreu (Fundación Empresa Pública, Madrid)
Chelo Pazó (Universidade de Vigo, Spain)


12.00 – 13.00 Collude, Compete, or Both? Deregulation in the Norwegian Airline Industry

Appendices, tables and the references are available as a separate file.

Kjell G Salvenes (Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration)
*Frode Steen (Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration)
Lars Sorgard (Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration)


14.30 – 15.30 Entry Effects on Cartel Stability and the Joint Executive Committee

Helder Vasconcelos (European University Institute, Firenze)


15.30 – 16.30 Multiproduct Firms, Market Conduct, and Dynamic Marginal Costs Over the Product Life Cycle: Evidence From the DRAM Industry

Ralph Siebert (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin Für Sozialforschung)


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