Saturday, October 2

8:50 - 9:00 Gather at Glaxo Classroom, R.D. Thomas Center

9:00 - 9:15 Welcome

9:15 - 10:30 David Besanko (Northwestern; with U. Doraszelski, Y. Kryuko, M. Satterthwaite), “Learning-By-Doing, Organizational Forgetting, and Industry Dynamics
Discussant: Huseyin Yildirim (Duke)

10:30 - 10:45 BREAK

10:45 - 12:00 Rafael Rob (Penn; with Arthur Fishman), “Is Bigger Better? Customer Base Expansion through Word of Mouth Reputation
Discussant: Gopal Das Varma (Duke)

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

1:15-2:30 Charles Zheng (Northwestern), “The Over-Concentrating Nature of Simultaneous Ascending Auctions

Discussant: Sandro Brusco (SUNY – Stony Brook)

2:30-3:45 Nathan Lawson (Maryland), “Private Value Perturbations and Informational Advantage in Common Value Auctions
Discussant: Sergio Parreiras (UNC-Chapel Hill)

3:45-4:00 BREAK

4:00-5:15 Joel Shapiro (Universitat Pompeu Fabra; with Patrick Bolton, and Xavier Freixas), “Conflicts of Interest, Information Provision and Competition in Banking
Discussant: Ken Corts (Toronto)

6:00-8:00 DINNER (Thomas Center Dining Room)

Sunday, October 3

9:00 - 9:15 Gather at Glaxo Classroom

9:15 - 10:30 Michael Whinston (Northwestern; with Ilya Segal), “Antitrust in Innovative Industries
Discussant: Volker Nocke (Penn)

10:30 - 10:45 BREAK

10:45 - 12:00 Joseph Harrington, Jr. (Johns Hopkins; with Andrzej Skrzypacz), “Collusion under Sales Monitoring
Discussant: Marco Battaglini (Princeton)

12 - 1 LUNCH – Thomas Center Dining Room

1:00 - 2:15 Xavier Gabaix (MIT and NBER; with David Laibson), “Shrouded Attributes and Information Suppression in Competitive Markets
Discussant: Peter Eso (Northwestern)