2015 IO Theory Conference

Fourteenth Annual

Columbia/Duke/MIT/Northwestern IO Theory Conference

Saturday & Sunday, December 12-13, 2015

1501 International Affairs Building, Columbia University

420 W 118th Street, New York, NY 10027


The Departments of Economics and Business Schools at Columbia, Duke, and MIT, and the Center for the Study of Industrial Organization (CSIO) at Northwestern University announce the fourteenth 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
 

Conference Program

Saturday, December 12

8:30-9:00
Continental Breakfast
9:00-9:15
Welcome
9:15-10:30
Brett Green (UC Berkeley) and Curtis R. Taylor (Duke University), "On Breakthroughs, Deadlines and the Nature of Progress: Optimal Contracts for Multistage Projects"
 
Discussant: Simon Board (UCLA)
10:30-10:45
Break
10:45-12:00
Jaksa Cvitanic (Cal Tech) and George Georgiadis (Northwestern), "Achieving Efficiency in Dynamic Contribution Games"
 
Discussant: Attila Ambrus (Duke University)
12:00-1:30
Lunch
1:30-2:45
Alessandro Bonatti (MIT), Gonzalo Cisternas (MIT) and Juuso Toikka (MIT), "Dynamic Oligopoly with Incomplete Information"
 
Discussant: Larry Samuelson (Yale University)
2:45-4:00
R. Vijay Krishna (Florida State University) and Shiming Fu (University of Rochester, Simon School of Business), "Dynamic Financial Contracting with Persistent Private Information"
 
Discussant: Marina Halac (Columbia University)
4:00-4:15
Break
4:15-5:30
Vladimir Asriyan (UPF), William Fuchs (Haas School of Business), Brett Green (UC Berkeley) , "Information Spillovers in Asset Markets with Correlated Values"
 
Discussant: Harrison Hong (Princeton University)
7:30-9:30
Dinner (offsite): Calle Ocho, The Excelsior Hotel, 45 W 81st Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West
(Faculty attendees by invitation only)

Sunday, December 13

8:00-8:30
Continental Breakfast
8:30-9:45
Simon Loertscher (University of Melbourne) and Leslie M. Marx (Duke University), "Prior-free Bayesian Optimal Double-Clock Auctions"
 
Discussant: Rakesh Vohra (University of Pennsylvania)
9:45-10:00
Break
10:00-11:15
Volker Nocke (University of Mannheim) and Nicolas Schutz (University of Mannheim), "Multiproduct-Firm Oligopoly: An Aggregative Games Approach"
 Discussant: Glen Weyl (MIcrosoft Research)
11:15-12:30
Simon Board (UCLA) and Jay Lu (UCLA), "Competitive Information Disclosure and Consumer Search"
 Discussant: Emir Kamenica (University of Chicago)
12:30
Lunch
 
 

The International Affairs Building is located at 420 West 118th Street between Amsterdam and Morningside Avenues. Directions to the building are availble here.

 

Organizers:

James Anton
Ken Hendricks
Leslie Marx
Andrea Prat
Mike Riordan
Bill Rogerson
Mike Whinston
 
Program Committe: 
 
Andrea Prat (chair)
Qingmin Liu
Leslie Marx
Volker Nocke