6th Annual Duke-Northwestern-Texas IO Conference


Saturday, October 6

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

9:00 - 9:15 Welcome

9:15 - 10:30 Heski Bar-Isaac (NYU; with G. Caruana and V. Cunat), “Information Gathering Externalities in Product Markets
Discussant: Justin Johnson (Cornell)

10:30 - 10:45 BREAK

10:45 - 12:00 Ron Siegel (Northwestern), “All-Pay Contests
Discussant: Sergio Parreiras (UNC)

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

1:15-2:30 Lauren Xiaoyuan Lu (UNC Kenan-Flagler; with D. Besanko, U. Doraszelski and M. Satterthwaite), “Lumpy Capacity Investment Dynamics

Discussant: Jeff Campbell (Chicago Fed)

2:30-3:45 Wei Li (UC Riverside), "Peddling Influence through Intermediaries: Propaganda"
Discussant: Marco Ottaviani (Northwestern)

3:45-4:00 BREAK

4:00-5:15 Susan Athey (Harvard; with I. Segal), “An Efficient Dynamic Mechanism"
Discussant: Vasiliki Skreta (NYU)

7:00-9:00 DINNER (Forest Room, Washington Duke Inn)

Sunday, October 7

8:15 - 8:30 Gather at RJR Auditorium

8:30 - 9:45 David McAdams (MIT), “Dynamics in an Evolving Partnership
Discussant: R. Vijay Krishna (UNC)

9:45 - 10:00 BREAK

10:00 - 11:15, Mike Whinston (Northwestern; with V. Nocke), “Sequential Merger Review
Discussant: Pat DeGraba (Federal Trade Commission)

11:15 - 12:30, Joel Shapiro (Pompeu Fabra; with J. Boone) “Selling to Consumers with Endogenous Types
Discussant: Huseyin Yildirim (Duke)

12:30 - 1:30 LUNCH – Thomas Center Dining Room


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.