Third CEPR Conference on Applied Industrial Organization

Hosted and supported by the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration and SNFBergen

30 May 2002 - 1 June 2002

Thursday 30 May


09.15-10.45 Session One: R&D I


Does Microsoft Stifle Innovation? Dominant Firm and Incentives for R&D

*Luís M B Cabral  (New York University and CEPR)
Ben Polak (Yale University)


Complementarity in the Innovation Strategy: Internal R&D, External Technology Acquisition, and Cooperation in R&D

*Bruno Cassiman (IESE Business School, Universidad de Navarra)
Reinhilde Veugelers (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and CEPR)


11.00 – 12.30 Session Two: Innovation


Why are there so Few (and Fewer and Fewer) Two Newspaper Towns?

David Genesove (Hebrew University of Jerusalem and CEPR)


Trade Secret Laws, Labour Mobility, and Innovations

*Massimo Motta (European University Institute, Firenze and CEPR)
Thomas Roende (Universität Mannheim and CEPR)


13.30-15.00 Session Three: Telecommunication


Choosing Standards

Otto Toivanen (Helsinki School of Economics)


Why is On-Net Traffic Cheaper than Off-Net Traffic?

Tommy Staahl Gabrielsen (University of Bergen)
*Steinar Vagstad (University of Bergen)

15.30-17.00 Session Four: Mergers


Reorganization Waves

*Patrick Legros (ECARES, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Université de Liège and CEPR)
Andrew Newman (University College London and CEPR)


Bargaining, Mergers, and Technology Choice in Bilaterally Oligopolistic Industries

Roman Inderst (London School of Economics and CEPR)
*Christian Wey (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB) and CEPR)


Friday 31 May


09.00-10.30 Session Five: Internet I


The Economics of Portals

Pedro Luis Pita Barros (Universidade Nova de Lisboa and CEPR)
*Hans Jarle Kind (Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration)

Lars Sørgard (Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration)


The Effect of Native Language on Internet Usage

Neil Gandal (Tel Aviv University and CEPR)
Carl Shapiro (University of California Berkeley)


11.00-12.30 Session Six: Internet II


Upstream Internet Connectivity, Anti-Trust and Cyber-Geography

*Emanuelle Giovannetti (University of Cambridge)
Cristiano Ristuccia (University of Cambridge)


Information Technology and the Dynamics of Firm and Industrial Structure: The British IT Consulting Industry as a Contemporary Specimen

Kenneth L Simons (University of London)


Saturday 1 June


09.15 – 10.30 Keynote Speech

The Economics of the Microsoft Case

Timothy Bresnahan 


11.00 – 12.30 Session Seven: Pricing


Real Time Pricing

*Pascal Courty (London Business School and CEPR)
Mario Pagliero (London Business School)


Identifying Changes in Behaviour in a Multiproduct Oligopoly: Incumbents’ Reaction to Tariffs Dismantling

*Jordi Jaumandreu (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
Maria J Moral (Universidad de Vigo and harvard University)


13.30-15.00 Session Eight: Industry studies


Patenting Strategies of Belgian Manufacturing Companies

Michele Cincera (Université Libre de Bruxelles – DULBEA-CERT and CEPR)


Combination Bidding in Multi-Unit Auctions

Estelle Cantillon (Harvard Business School and CEPR)
*Martin Pesendorfer (Yale University and CEPR)


Rapporteur: Gorm Grønnevet (Norwegian School of Economics & Business Administration)


Academic Organizers: Lars-Hendrik Röller (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB) and CEPR)
Frode Steen (Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration)
Lars Sørgard (Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration)


* Denotes Speaker