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Workshop: Optimal firm behavior and the game-theoretic modeling of competition

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Downloadable program in pdf format: oligo2013.pdf (including speakers' and discussants' affiliations).

Friday, February 1, 2013

12:00-12:35

Registration and lunch snack

12:35-12:45

Opening

12:45-13:45

Sesson 1: Game Theory

Christian Ewerhart

Cournot oligopoly and biconcave demand

Pierre von Mouche and
Federico Quartieri

Existence of equilibria in Cournotian games with utility functions that are discontinuous at the origin

13:45-14:00

Coffee break

14:00-15:30

Session 2: Product differentiation

Stefan Behringer

Equilibrium market and pricing structures in virtual platform duopoly: Coexistence on competing online auction sites revisited

Rudy Colacicco

The “average” within-sector firm heterogeneity in general oligopolistic equilibrium

Christiaan Behrens and
Eric Pels

Vertical product differentiation in a multi-product duopolistic aviation market

15:30-15:45

Coffee break

15:45-16:45

Session 3: Competition with state-owned firms

Björn Brand and
Michael Kopel

Why do socially concerned firms provide low-powered incentives to their managers?

Marcella Scrimitore

Quantity competition vs. price competition under optimal subsidy in a mixed duopoly

16:45-16:55

Coffee break

16:55-17:55

Session 4: Innovation, patents, and licenses

Kevin Bryan and
Jorge Lemus

The direction of innovation

Chiara Conti

Asymmetric information in a duopoly with spillovers: New findings on the effects of RJV

18:00-19:00

Keynote lecture

Botond Kőszegi

Saturday, February 2, 2013

8:45-10:15

Session 5: Management and governance

Andrea Canidio and
Thomas Gall

Rewarding idleness

Guido Maretto

Moral hazard, productivity, and volatility

Aristotelis Boukouras

Separation of ownership and control: delegation as a commitment device

10:15-10:30

Coffee break

10:30-12:00

Session 6: Timing and search

Jian Shen

Competitive pricing with ordered consumer search

Daniel Cracau and
Abdolkarim Sadrieh

Beating the equilibrium or sharing profits? An experimental study of a dual duopoly game with market entry decisions

Marco Marini and
Giorgio Rodano

Lead, follow or cooperate?  Sequential vs. collusive payoffs in symmetric duopoly games

12:00-13:00

Lunch

13:00-14:30

Session 7: Long-run competition

Carmen Beviá,
Luis Corchón
and
Yosuke Yasuda

Oligopolistic equilibrium and financial constraints

Romeo Balanquit

Stable commitment in an intertemporal collusive trade

Patrick Leoni

Survival in Cournot games

14:30-14:45

Break

14:45-15:45

Session 8: Energy markets

Franz Hubert and
Onur Cobanli

Pipeline power

Lubomír Lízal and
Sherzod Tashpulatov
 

Can producers apply a capacity cutting strategy to increase prices? The case of the England and Wales electricity market

15:45-16:00

Adjourn

Last modified: 2013.01.26.