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Monday, November 26, 2012

Network of Industrial Economists Winter Conference 14th December 2012

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

The Centre for Competition Policy of the University of East Anglia reports:

On 14th December 2012 we are delighted to be hosting the Network of Industrial Economists (NIE) Winter Conference. The 1-day event will be looking at Competition Issues in the Health Sector.

Our venue is 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London - a classically-styled terrace and home to The British Academy.

The draft programme appears below: if you would like to attend please use the booking form which can be accessed via the navigation to your left.

09:45-10:15

Registration, coffee/tea available

10:15-10:30

Welcome

10:30-12:30

Session 1Health Sector Competition Issues

Moderator: Bruce Lyons, University of East Anglia, School of Economics and Deputy Director of the ESRC Centre for Competition Policy.

Hugh Gravelle, University of York, Centre for Health Economics, "Competition, prices, and quality: Australian GPs"

Gautam Gowrisankaran, University Arizona, Department Economics, "Mergers when prices are negotiated: Evidence from the hospital industry"

12:30-13:30

Lunch

13:30-14:45

Session 2: New Researcher Presentations

Moderator: Franco Mariuzzo, University of East Anglia, School of Economics & ESRC Centre for Competition Policy

Charlotte Davies, University of East Anglia, Medical School "Market structure in medical devices: An example of the hip prostheses market"

Sotiris Vandoros, London School of Economics Health, "tbc"

Kathleen Nosal, University of Mannheim, Department of Economics, "Estimating switching costs for Medicare advantage plans"

14:45-15:00

Break, coffee/tea available

15:00-17:00

Session 3: Pharmaceutical Sector Competition Issues

Moderator: Morten Hviid, University of East Anglia, Norwich Law School and Director of ESRC Centre for Competition Policy

Pierre Dubois, Toulouse School of Economics & CEPR, "The effects of price regulation on pharmaceutical industry margins: A structural estimation for anti-ulcer drugs"

Farasat Bokhari, University of East Anglia, School of Economics & ESRC Centre for Competition Policy, "Specifications in demand systems for drugs: logits v. aids"

 

17:00-17:30

Closing Remarks:

TBC

 

 

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