CSIO-IDEI Conference 2010

The 9th CSIO/IDEI Conference on Industrial Organization
May 7-8, 2010
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
The Center for the Study of Industrial Organization jointly sponsors this conference with the Institut D’Economie Industrielle at the University of Toulouse.

Friday, May 7
8:00 – 8:40
Continental Breakfast in Glick Seminar Room 3204
8:40 – 8:45
Rob Porter: Welcome address
8:45 -10:00

Patrick Rey: “Loss Leading, Exploitation, and Retailer Seller Power” (with Zhijun Chen )

Discussant: Bill Rogerson

10:00 -11:15

Aviv Nevo: “A Simple Model of Demand Anticipation” (with Igal Hendel)

Discussant: Marc Ivaldi

11:15 -11:45
Coffee Break in Room 3204
11:45 -1:00

Sebastien Pouget: “Rational and Irrational Bubbles: An Experiment” (with Sophie Moinas)

Discussant: Snehal Banerjee

1:00 – 2:30
Lunch at the Allen Center
2:30 – 3:45

Jeroen Swinkels: “Moral Hazards, Minimum Payments, Outside Options and Market Outcomes” (with Ohad Kadan)

Discussant: Jacques Crémer

3:45 – 4:15
Coffee Break in Room 3204
4:15 – 5:30

Doh-Shin Jeon: “Natural Barrier to Entry in the Credit Rating Industry” (with Stefano Lovo)

Discussant: Marco Ottaviani

Saturday, May 8
8:00 – 8:30
Continental Breakfast in Room 3204
8:30 – 9:45

Thierry Magnac: “College Entry Exams: A Dynamic Discrete Choice Model” (with Jose Raimundo Carvalho)

Discussant: Sergio Urzua

9:45 – 11:00

Mike Whinston: “Merger Policy with Merger Choice” (with Volker Nocke)

Discussant: Bruno Jullien

11:00 -11:30
Coffee Break in Room 3204
11:30 – 12:45

Thomas Hubbard: “The Economics of Radiator Springs: Industry Dynamics, Sunk Costs,and Spatial Demand Shifts” (with Jeffrey Campbell )

Discussant: Margaret Kyle

Lunch at the Allen Center
Social Event TBA

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Seminar in Industrial Organization

Monday, November 18, 3:30 PM

Giulia Brancaccio (Cornell University): "Efficiency in Decentralized Transport Markets"


ABSTRACT: In this paper we explore efficiency and optimal policy in decentralized transportation markets, such as taxicabs, trucks and bulk shipping. We focus on the role of search frictions, which are common in these markets. We explore how search frictions distort equilibrium allocations away from efficient outcomes, and provide analytical results for the conditions required to restore efficiency. These conditions naturally translate to a set of origin-destination efficient prices that can inform optimal policy. We then use our theoretical results to explore welfare loss and policy in the dry bulk shipping sector. We find evidence of inefficiencies that reduce international trade.

Seminar in Industrial Organization

Monday, November 25, 3:30 PM

Tom Holmes (University of Minnesota): Title TBA

Seminar in Industrial Organization

Monday, December 2, 3:30 PM

Eugenio Miravete (University of Texas): Title TBA