The Berlin IO Day

About

The Berlin IO Day is a one-day workshop sponsored by the Berlin Centre for Consumer Policies (BCCP) and supported by the Berlin's leading academic institutions, including DIW Berlin, ESMT Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, and WZB which takes place twice a year, in the Fall and in the Spring.

For each Berlin IO Day, we will invite four or five speakers to present their recent work on a variety of IO topics, followed by a general discussion. The aim is to create an international forum for high quality research in Industrial Organization in the heart of Berlin, one of Europe's most vibrant and intellectually lively cities.

Organizers:

Tomaso Duso, Jo Seldeslachts, Hannes Ullrich (DIW Berlin)
Özlem Bedre-Defolie, Michał Grajek (ESMT)
Matthias Lang (Freie Universität Berlin)
Yves Breitmoser, Daniel Klapper, Anja SchöttnerRoland Strausz (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
Radosveta Ivanova-Stenzel (Technische Universität Berlin)
Steffen Huck (WZB)

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Upcoming Workshop: 9th Berlin IO Day

October 6, 2017

  • VENUE


DIW Berlin

Schumpeter Hall, First Floor
Mohrenstraße 58, 10117 Berlin
How to get there

  • REGISTRATION


If you would like to attend, please register your interest with Sibylle Kremser (
) by September 27, 2017.

    • PRELIMINARY PROGRAM
09:15 Registration
09:55 Opening
Hannes Ullrich (DIW Berlin & University of Zurich)

Morning
Chair:

Michał Grajek (ESMT)  
10:00 Structural Model of Product Line Pricing in Differentiated Good Markets | PDF, 356.63 KB
Andras Niedermayer (Université Paris-Dauphine)
11:00 Coffee Break
11:15 The Effects of a Day Off from Retail Price Competition: Evidence on Consumer Behavior and Firm Performance in Gasoline Retailing | PDF, 0.91 MB
Frode Steen (NHH Norwegian School of Economics)
12:15 Lunch
Afternoon
Chair:

Anja Schöttner (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)  
13:30 Tba
Giancarlo Spagnolo (SITE Stockholm & University of Rome “Tor Vergata”)
14:30 The Limits to Moral Erosion in Markets: Social Norms and the Replacement Excuse | PDF, 141.2 KB
Björn Bartling (University of Zurich)
15:30 Coffee Break
16:00 Salience in Retailing: Vertical Restraints on Internet Sales | PDF, 508.32 KB
Fabian Herweg (University of Bayreuth)
17:00 Closing Remarks
Tomaso Duso (DIW Berlin)
19:30 Dinner (by invitation only)

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Past Workshops



Spring 2017

Date:     March 10, 2017
Venue:  Technische Universität Berlin

Program and Abstracts

09:00

Registration
09:40 Opening
Radosveta Ivanova-Stenzel (Technische Universität Berlin)
Morning
Chair:

Roland Strausz (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)  
09:45 Competing with Big Data
Christoph Schottmüller, University of Copenhagen (with Jens Prüfer)
10:45 Discussion
11:00 Coffee Break
11:30 Informational Control and Collusive Supervision | PDF, 443.57 KB
Andreas Asseyer (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
12:30 Discussion
12:45 Lunch
Afternoon
Chair:

Michał Grajek (ESMT)  
14:00 Ownership Concentration and Strategic Supply Reduction | PDF, 5.01 MB
Michael Sinkinson, University of Pennsylvania (with Ulrich Doraszelski, Katja Seim, Peichun Wang)
15:00 Discussion
15:15 Intertemporal Price Discrimination with Multiple Products and Seller Commitment | PDF, 138.38 KB
John Thanassoulis, University of Warwick (with Jean-Charles Rochet)
16:15 Discussion
16:30 Coffee Break
17:00 Building Trust: The Costs and Benefits of Gradualism | PDF, 138.47 KB
Wieland Müller, University of Vienna (with Melis Kartal and James Tremewan)
18:00 Discussion
18:15 Closing Remarks
Tomaso Duso (DIW Berlin)
19:30 Dinner (by invitation only)

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Fall 2016

  • Date:     October 7, 2016
    Venue:  Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

    Program and Abstracts

09:00

Registration
09:40 Opening
Daniel Klapper (HU Berlin)
Morning
Chair:

Daniel Klapper  
09:45 International Price Differences in Online Markets – Evidence from Portable Computers (with Nestor Duch-Brown, Lukasz Grzybowski, and André Romahn) | Abstract | PDF, 8.99 KB
Frank Verboven (University of Leuven)
10:45 Discussion
11:00 Coffee Break
11:30 Innovation and Distribution: A General Equilibrium Model of Manufacturing and Retailing | Abstract | PDF, 56.96 KB
Bart Bronnenberg (Tilburg University)
12:30 Discussion
12:45 Lunch
Afternoon
Chair:

Özlem Bedre-Defolie (ESMT)  
14:00 Information Use and Acquisition in Price-Setting Oligopolies (with Chris Wallace)
David Myatt (London Business School)
15:00 Discussion
15:15 Buying Goods of Unknown Value: An Experiment (with Katharina Momsen) | Abstract | PDF, 9.41 KB
Henrik Orzen (University of Mannheim)
16:15 Discussion
16:30 Coffee Break
17:00 Agency Pricing and Bargaining: Empirical Evidence from the E-Book Market (with Babur De los Santos and Daniel P. O'Brien) | Abstract | PDF, 118.19 KB
Matthijs R. Wildenbeest 
(Indiana University)
18:00 Discussion
18:15 Concluding Remarks
Tomaso Duso (DIW Berlin)
20:00 Dinner (by invitation only)

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Spring 2016

Date:     March 10, 2016
Venue:  ESMT Berlin

Program and Abstracts

09:00

Registration
09:40 Opening
Michał Grajek (ESMT)
Morning
Chair:

Daniel Klapper (HU Berlin)  
09:45 A Comparison of Approaches to Advertising Measurement: Evidence from Big Field Experiments at Facebook (Abstract | PDF, 8.99 KB )
Florian Zettelmeyer (Northwestern University)
10:45 Discussion
11:00 Coffee Break
11:30 A Model of the Customer Complaint Organization: The Role of Hassle Costs (with Yi Zhu) (Abstract | PDF, 12.03 KB )
Anthony Dukes (University of Southern California)
12:30 Discussion
12:45 Lunch
Afternoon
Chair:

Hannes Ullrich, Jo Seldeslachts (DIW Berlin)  
14:00 Estimating Dynamic R&D Choice: An Analysis of Costs and Long-Run Benefits | PDF, 256.79 KB (joint with Bettina Peters, Mark J. Roberts, Helmut Fryges)
Van Anh Vuong (University of Cologne)
15:00 Discussion
15:15 The Law of One Price in Auctions with Outside Competition (Abstract | PDF, 11.62 KB )
J. Philipp Reiß (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
16:15 Discussion
16:30 Coffee Break
17:00 Firm Performance in a Global Economy (Abstract | PDF, 15.8 KB )
Jan De Loecker (Princeton University)
18:00 Discussion
18:15 Concluding Remarks
Tomaso Duso (DIW Berlin)
20:00 Dinner (by invitation only)

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Fall 2015

Date:     September 25, 2015
Venue:  DIW Berlin

Program and Abstracts

09:00

Registration
09:40 Opening
Tomaso Duso (DIW Berlin)
Morning
Chair:

Dorothea Kübler (WZB)  
09:45 Competitive Price Discrimination in a Spatially Differentiated Intermediate Goods Market (Abstract | PDF, 8.95 KB ) (joint with Walter Beckert and Yuya Takahashi)
Howard Smith (University of Oxford)
10:45 Discussion
11:00 Coffee Break
11:30 Contracts as a Barrier to Entry When Buyers are Non-Pivotal | PDF, 217.69 KB (joint with Gary Biglaisir)
Özlem Bedre-Defolie (ESMT)
12:30 Discussion
12:45 Lunch
Afternoon
Chair:

Jo Seldeslachts (DIW Berlin)  
14:00 Cursed Financial Innovation (joint with Péter Kondor)
Botond Kőszegi (Central European University)
15:00 Discussion
15:15 Certification and Market Transparency (Abstract | PDF, 8.84 KB ) (joint with Konrad Stahl)
Roland Strausz (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
16:15 Discussion
16:30 Coffee Break
17:00 Internet and Politics: Evidence from UK Local Elections and Local Government Policies (Abstract | PDF, 8.99 KB ) (joint with Alessandro Gavazza and Tommaso Valletti)
Mattia Nardotto (DIW Berlin)
18:00 Discussion
18:15 Concluding Remarks
Paul Heidhues (ESMT)
20:00 Dinner (by invitation only)

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Spring 2015

Date:     March 13, 2015
Venue:  Technische Universität Berlin

Program and Abstracts

09:00 Registration

09:40 Welcome
Radosveta Ivanova-Stenzel (Technische Universität Berlin)
Morning
Chair:

Paul Heidhues (ESMT)

 
09:45


10:45
Integration, Delegation and Management in Industry Equilibrium (Abstract | PDF, 9.61 KB )
Patrick Legros (Université Libre des Brussels)
Discussion
11:00 Coffee break  
11:30


12:30
Effects of Price Endings on Demand and Pricing (Abstract | PDF, 109.84 KB ) (joint with Daniel Klapper)
German Zenetti (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
Discussion

12:45

Lunch
 
Afternoon
Chair:

Steffen Huck (WZB)

 
14:00


15:00
Measuring the Bias of Technological Change | PDF, 375.52 KB (joint with Jordi Jaumandreu)
Ulrich Doraszelski
(Wharton University of Pennsylvania)
Discussion
15:15


16:15
Self-Signaling and Pro-Social Behavior: a Cause Marketing Mobile Field Experiment (joint with Xueming Luo and Zheng Fang)
Jean-Pierre Dubé (University of Chicago)
Discussion
16:30 Coffee Break
17:00

18:00
False Advertising and Consumer Protection Policy | PDF, 26.18 KB (joint with Chris Wilson)
Andrew Rhodes (Toulouse School of Economics)
Discussion

18:15

Closing remarks

Tomaso Duso (DIW Berlin)
 

19:30

Dinner (by invitation only)
 

Program | PDF, 202.38 KB

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Fall 2014

Date:     September 26, 2014
Venue:  Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Program and Abstracts

09:00 Registration

09:30 Welcome
Roland Strausz (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
Morning
Chair:

Daniel Klapper (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

 
09:45



10:45
The Effects of Banning Advertising on Demand, Supply and Welfare: Structural Estimation on a Junk Food Market
Pierre Dubois (Toulouse School of Economics)
Discussion
 Abstract | PDF, 67.86 KB
11:00 Coffee break  
11:30

12:30
Sales Information, Quality, and Competition         
Marc Möller (Universität Bern)
Discussion
Abstract | PDF, 64.4 KB

12:45

Lunch
 
Afternoon
Chair:

Radosveta Ivanova-Stenzel (TU Berlin)

 
14:00



15:00
Non-Linear Income Effects and the Welfare Consequences of Tax in Differentiated Product Oligopoly
Rachel Griffith (The University of Manchester)
Discussion
Abstract
15:15


16:15
Contractual Structures and Consumer Misperceptions – The Case of Product Warranties
Christian Michel (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
Discussion
Abstract | PDF, 64.79 KB
16:30 Coffee break  
17:00

18:00
Capacity Market Fundamentals
Axel Ockenfels (Universität zu Köln)
Discussion
Abstract | PDF, 64.36 KB

18:15

Closing remarks

Tomaso Duso (DIW Berlin)
 

20:00

Dinner (by invitation only)
 

Program | PDF, 0.51 MB

 

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Spring 2014

Date:     March 13, 2014
Venue:  DIW Berlin, Schumpeter Hall

Program and Abstracts

09:00 Registration

09:30 Welcome
Tomaso Duso (DIW Berlin & DICE)
Morning: Empirics
Chair:

Daniel Klapper (Humboldt University Berlin)

 
09:45 Marijuana on Main Street? Estimating Demand in Markets with Limited Access         
Michelle Sovinsky (University of Zurich)
Co-author: Liana Jacobi
Abstract | PDF, 57.15 KB
 
11:00 Coffee break  
11:30 Grab Them Before They Go Generic: Habit Formation and the Emerging Middle Class         
Alon Eizenberg (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Co-author: Alberto Salvo
Abstract | PDF, 127.43 KB
 

12:45

Lunch
 
Afternoon: Theory
Chair:

Özlem Bedre-Defolie (ESMT Berlin)

 
14:00 Product Design (and Characteristics Advertising)
Simon Anderson (University of Virginia)
Co-author: Levent Çelik
Abstract | PDF, 70.53 KB
15:15 Non-reservation Price Equilibria and Consumer Search
Maarten Janssen (University of Vienna)
Co-authors: Alexei Parakhonyak, Anastasia Parakhonyak
Abstract | PDF, 63.61 KB
16:30 Coffee break  
17:00 Open Access Publishing: Theory and Policy
Mark Armstrong (University of Oxford)
Abstract | PDF, 45.01 KB

18:15

Closing Remarks

Dorothea Kübler (WZB, Berlin)
 

20:00

Dinner (by invitation only)
 

Program | PDF, 189.97 KB

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Fall 2013

The first meeting took place on September 27, 2013 at the ESMT Berlin.

Program and Abstracts

09:00 Registration

09:30 Welcome
Tomaso Duso (DIW Berlin & DICE)
Morning: Theory
Chair:

Roland Strausz (Humboldt University Berlin)

 
09:45 Platform Pricing under Dispersed Information
Bruno Jullien (Toulouse School of Economics)
Co-author: Alessandro Pavan
Abstract | PDF, 49.05 KB
11:00 Coffee break  
11:30 A Theory of Contracts with Limited Enforcement
David Martimort (Paris School of Economics)
 

12:45

Lunch
 
Afternoon: Empirics & Experiments
Chair:

Steffen Huck (WZB, Berlin)

 
14:00 Estimating a Dynamic Game of Spatial Competition: The Case of the U.K. Supermarket Industry
Yuya Takahashi (University of Mannheim)
Co-authors: Pasquale Schiraldi, Howard Smith
Abstract | PDF, 41.07 KB
15:15 Do Fewer Firms Find it Easier to Collude? On Numbers Effects in Oligopoly Experiments
Hans-Theo Normann (Duesseldorf Institute for Competition Economics)
Co-author: Miguel A. Fonseca
Abstract | PDF, 42.13 KB
16:30 Coffee break  
17:00 Cooperation/Collusion in Continuous Time: Two Experimental Studies
Maria Bigoni (University of Bologna)
Co-authors: Marco Casari, Andzrej Skrzypacz, Giancarlo Spagnolo
Abstract | PDF, 70.03 KB

18:15


Closing Remarks
Paul Heidhues (ESMT)

 
20:00 Dinner (by invitation only)  

Program Flyer | PDF, 180.13 KB

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