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9th Annual Duke-Northwestern-Texas IO Conference

Saturday, November 20

8:50 - 9:00 Gather at RJR Auditorium, Fuqua School of Business

9:00 - 9:15 Welcome

9:15 - 10:30 - Se Hoon Bang (Michigan State), Jaesoo Kim (IUPUI), and Young-Ro Yoon (Wayne State);

“Reverse Price Discrimination with Bayesian Buyers”

Discussant - Huseyin Yildirim (Duke)

10:30 - 10:45 BREAK

10:45 - 12:00 - Susan Athey (Harvard), Emilio Calvano (Bocconi) and Joshua Gans (Harvard and Melbourne);

Will the Internet Destroy the News Media?

Discussant - Mike Riordan (Columbia)

12 - 1:15 LUNCH (Thomas Center Dining Room)

1:15-2:30 - Yeon-Koo Che (Columbia), Wouter Dessein (Columbia) and Navin Kartik (Columbia);

“Pandering to Persuade”

Discussant: Justin Johnson (Cornell)

2:30-3:45 - Matthew Gentzkow (Chicago) and Emir Kamenica (Chicago);

“Competition in Persuasion”

Discussant - Brendan Daley (Duke)

3:45-4:00 BREAK

4:00-5:15 - Eric Maskin (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton), Keynote Talk

"Recent Contributions to Mechanism Design"


7:30-9:30 DINNER at 604 West Morgan Italian Eatery (bus leaves hotel at 7:10, returns at 9:30)


Sunday, November 21


8:15 - 8:30 Gather at RJR Auditorium

8:30 - 9:45 - Songzi Du (Stanford) and Yair Livne (Stanford);

“Chaos and Unraveling in Matching Markets”

Discussant - Mike Peters (UBC)

9:45 - 10:00 BREAK

10:00 - 11:15, Volker Nocke (Mannheim) and Michael D. Whinston (Northwestern);

“Merger Policy with Merger Choice”

Discussant - Dan O'Brien (FTC)

11:15 - 12:45, Panel on IO Theory and Behavioral Economics: Frictions in Markets

Presentation - Rani Spiegler (University College London and Tel Aviv)

"Competition and Obfuscation": Paper 1 and Paper 2

Discussants - Glenn Ellison (MIT) and Ken Hendricks (Wisconsin)

12:45 - Adjourn

 

 

Click here for map showing the way from Washington Duke Inn to Fuqua School of Business (a 5-10 minute walk), the way to conference room (RJR Auditorium), and directions to Washington Duke Inn on the Duke University campus.

Session format: 50 minutes author, 15 minutes discussant, 10 minutes general discussion.