September 25, 2015

Berlin IO Day

The 5th Berlin IO Day

Date

September 25, 2015

Location

Schumpeter Hall
Mohrenstr. 58
10117 Berlin

The Berlin IO Day is a one-day workshop sponsored by the Berlin Centre for Consumer Policies (BCCP) and supported by Berlin's leading academic institutions, including DIW Berlin, ESMT, 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. 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.

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 (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 (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 (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 (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)

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, 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.

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