Eleventh Annual
Columbia/Duke/Northwestern IO Theory Conference
Saturday & Sunday, December 1 & 2, 2012
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

The Departments of Economics and Business Schools at Columbia and Duke, and the Center for the Study of Industrial Organization (CSIO) at Northwestern University announce the eleventh in a series of annual jointly-sponsored conferences focusing primarily on theoretical work in industrial organization.  The conference is intended to serve as a forum for presentation and discussion of current research on theoretical industrial organization, with a special emphasis on work by younger scholars
The conference will be held this year at Northwestern University, at the Allen Center, 2169 Campus Drive, starting the morning of Saturday, December 1 and ending mid-day on Sunday, December 2, 2012.


Area map with hotel, conference center and dinner location

Taxi/Limo Information

Parking and Access to Allen Center (Please note that you may park in the Faculty/Staff lots on the weekends and no permit is needed)

Driving Directions to Allen Center




Saturday, December 1 – Allen Center
8:30 - 9:15am Continental Breakfast
9:15 - 10:30 Marina Halac (Columbia), Navin Kartik (Columbia), and Qingmin Liu (Columbia), Optimal Contracts for Experimentation
Discussant: Johannes Homer (Yale)
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45am - 12:00pm Jeff Ely (Northwestern), Alexander Frankel (Chicago), Emir Kamenica (Chicago), Suspense and Surprise
Discussant: Steve Matthews (Penn)
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch

1:30- 2:45

Dan Quint (Wisconsin) and Ken Hendricks (Wisconsin),Selecting Bidders Via Non-Binding Bids When Entry is Costly
Discussant: Navin Kartik (Columbia)
2:45 - 4:00 Johan Hombert (HEC-Paris), Jerome Pouyet (Paris), Nicolas Schutz (Mannheim), AntiCompetitive Vertical Mergers
Discussant: Michael Katz (UC-Berkeley)
4:00 - 4:15 Break
4:15 - 5:30 David Besanko (Northwestern), Ulrich Doraszelski (Wharton), Yaroslav Kryukov (Carneige Mellon),The Economics of Predation: What Drives Prices When There Is Learning-by-Doing?
Discussant: Luis Cabral (NYU-Stern)

Conference Dinner at Quince, 1625 Hinman

Sunday, December 2 – Allen Center
8:00 - 8:30am Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 9:45

Andre Veiga (Toulouse) and E. Glen Weyl (Chicago), Multidimensional Product Design
Discussant: Liran Einav (Stanford)

9:45 - 10:30 Attila Ambrus (Duke), Emilio Calvano (Bocconi), and Markus Reisinger (WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management), AAEM_4 "Either or Both Competition: A 'Two Sided' Theory of Advertising with Overlapping Viewerships."
Discussant: Alessandro Bonatti (MIT)
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 12:00pm Igal Hendel (Northwestern), Alessandro Lizzeri (NYU), and Nikita Roketskiy (NYU), Nonlinear Pricing of Storable Goods
Discussant: Simon Board (UCLA)
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch


James Anton Duke
Guy Arie Simon
Arthur Campbell Yale
Brendan Daley Duke
Thomas Jeitschko MSU
Jakub Kastl Stanford
Eiichiro Kazumori SUNY - Buffalo
Dominique Lambson BYU
Val Lambson BYU
John Lazarev NYU
Giuseppe (Pino) Lopomo Duke University
Leslie Marx Duke
Arijit Mukherjee MSU
Andrea Prat Columbia
Michael Raith Rochester
Curtis Taylor Duke
Maher Walker-Said Wash U
Huanxing Yang OSU
Huseyin Yildirim Duke
Ali Yurukoglu Stanford
Jidong Zhou Stern
Attila Ambrus Duke
David Besanko Northwestern
Emilio Calvano Univ Bocconi
Ulrich Doraszel Wharton, U of Penn
Alex Frankel University of Chicago-Booth
Marina Halac Columbia
Igal Hendel Northwestern
Ken Hendricks Wisconsin-Madison
Emir Kamenica University of Chicago-Booth
Yaroslav Kryukov Carnegie-Mellon
Daniel Quint Wisconsin
Markus Reisinger WHU-Otto Beisheim
Nikita Roketskiy UCL
Nicolas Schutz Mannheim
Andre Veiga Toulouse
E. Glen Weyl Chicago
Simon Board UCLA
Alessandro Bonatti MIT
Luis Cabral NYU - Stern
Liran Einav Stanford
Johannes Horner Yale
Navin Kartik Columbia
Michael Katz UC Berkeley
Steve Matthews U. of Penn