Conference in Honor of Michael Riordan

Sponsored by the Program for Economic Research at Columbia University

Friday, November 18, 2016

Deutsches Haus, 420 West 116th Street, New York. NY 10027

Organized by Kyle Bagwell, Luis Cabral, Yongmin Chen, and Yeon-Koo Che

This conference celebrates the 65th birthday of Michael H. Riordan. In recognition of Mike's contributions, his students, coauthors and colleagues will present recent research related to topics that Mike has investigated during his distinguished research career.

Tentative Agenda

8:15-9:00

Breakfast and Registration

9:00-9:15

Opening Remarks

9:15-10:00

Kyle Bagwell (Stanford University) and Manuel Amador, "Regulating a Monopolist with Uncertain Costs without Transfers"

10:00-10:45

Neil Gandal (Tel Aviv University), Sarit Markovich (Northwestern) and Michael Riordan (Columbia University), "Ain't It "Suite": Bundling in the PC Office Software Market"

10:45-11:15

Coffee Break

11:15-12:00

Yongmin Chen (University of Colorado) and David Sappington (University of Florida); "An Optimal Rule for Patent Damanges Under Sequential Innovation"

12:00-1:45

Lunch, featuring Richard Gilbert (University of California Berkeley), "Mike Riordan and Lessons for the Net Neutrality Debate"

1:45-2:30

Yeon-Koo Che (Columbia University), Elisabetta Iossa (University of Rome Tor Vergata) and Patrick Rey (TSE), "Prizes versus Contracts as Incentives for Innovation"

2:30-3:15

Kate Ho (Columbia University) and Robin Lee (Harvard), "Equilibrium Provider Networks: Exclusion and Steering in Health Care Markets"

3:15-3:45

Coffee Break

3:45-4:30

Luis Cabral (New York University) and Gabriel Natividad (Universidad de Piura), "Mixed Bundling in Retail DVD Sales: Facts and Theories"

4:30-5:15

Gary Biglaiser (University of North Carolina) and Jacques Cremer (Toulouse School of Economics), "The Value of Incumbency for Heterogeneous Platforms"

5:15-5:20

Closing Remarks


Dinner to follow at Faculty House beginning at 5:30 by invitation only. 


For registration information please contact Stephanie Cohen.