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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Federal Trade Commission and Northwestern University Microeconomics Conference, November 18-19, 2010

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Details are available here.

Thursday, November 18
   
8:30 a.m.   Registration
   
9:00 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks    
   
9:15 a.m.  Keynote Address
Roman Inderst, University of Frankfurt  
   
9:45 a.m.  Panel Session One: Disclosures and Informed Consumer Choice
Chaired by Tim Daniel, Federal Trade Commission
   
10:45 a.m.  Morning Break
   
11:05 a.m.  Paper Session One: Topics in Empirical IO  
Chaired by Aviv Nevo, Northwestern University
  Matthew Gentzkow (University of Chicago), The Evolution of Brand Preferences: Evidence from Consumer Migration
  Kate Ho (Columbia University), Physician Responses to Financial Incentives: Evidence from Hospital Discharge Data
  Nathan Miller (Department of Justice), Competition Among Spatially Differentiated Firms: An Empirical Model with an Application to Cement
   
12:35 p.m. Lunch
   
1:10 p.m. Keynote Address
David Laibson, Harvard University 
   
1:40 p.m.  Paper Session Two: Inattentive Consumers
Chaired by David Laibson, Harvard University
  Michael Grubb (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management), Penalty Pricing: Optimal Price Posting Regulation with Inattentive Consumers
  Jonathan Zinman (Dartmouth College), Limited and Varying Consumer Attention: Evidence from Shocks to the Salience of Overdraft Fees
  Nicola Lacetera (University of Toronto), Heuristic Thinking and Limited Attention in the Car Market
   
3:10 p.m Afternoon Break
   
3:30 p.m. Paper Session Three: Consumer Choice in New Markets
Chaired by Fiona Scott Morton, Yale University School of Management
  Dirk Bergemann (Yale University), Targeting: Implications for Offline vs. Online Media Competition
  Steven Puller (Texas A&M University), Power to Choose: An Analysis of Consumer Behavior in the Texas Retail Electricity Market
  Eugenio Miravete (University of Texas at Austin), Sinking, Swimming or Learning to Swim in Medicare Park D
   
5:00 p.m.  Close
   
Friday, November 19
   
9:00 a.m.  Keynote Address  
Fiona Scott Morton, Yale University School of Management
   
9:30 a.m. Paper Session Four: Theory of Industrial Organization
Chaired by Roman Inderst, University of Frankfurt
  Heski Bar-Isaac (New York University), Search, Design, and Market Structure
  Patrick DeGraba (Federal Trade Commission), Naked Exclusion by a Dominant Supplier: Exclusive Contracting and Loyalty Discounts
  Volker Nocke (University of Mannheim), Merger Policy with Merger Choice
   
11:00 a.m.   Morning Break
   
11:20 a.m. Keynote Address
Aviv Nevo, Northwestern University
   
11:50 p.m. Panel Session Two: Merger Retrospectives
Chaired by Aviv Nevo, Northwestern University
  Orley Ashenfelter, Princeton University
  Lanier Benkard, Yale University
  John Kwoka, Northeastern University
  Christopher Taylor, Federal Trade Commission
   
12:50 p.m.  Close

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