The Athens Institute for Education and Research

 

International Conference On

 

INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION, LAW & ECONOMICS

 

 

JUNE 17-20, 2004

 

 

Porto Carras, Chalkidiki, Greece

 

Program

 

 

Conference Venue:

HOTEL PORTO CARRAS

 

Organizing Committee

1.      Vasileios Patsouratis, Associate Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business.

2.      Gregory T. Papanikos, ATINER, Greece.

3.      Nicholas Pappas, ATINER and Sam Houston University, USA.

4.      Chris Sakellariou, ATINER and Nanyang University, Singapore.

5.      Angelos Tsaklaganos, ATINER and Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

6.      Claire Veloutsou, Lecturer, Glascow University, UK.

 

Administration

Tristan Hendy, Thomas Papanikos, Sylia Sakka, Zoi Boutsioli.


CONFERENCE PROGRAM

 

 (The time for each session includes a 15 minute coffee break)

 

Thursday, June 17th, 2004

 

13:30: PRE - REGISTRATION STARTS

 

14:00-16:00: LUNCH/Registration

 

16:00 – 18:00  Session I

Chairperson: Patsouratis. V., Associate Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business.

 

1.         *Gifford, D.J., Professor, University of Minessota, USA. Imprecision and Unpredictability in Competition Laws.

2.         Kim, J., Professor, Handong University, Korea   Double Incentive Compatibility under Entry and Price Regulations. (Thursday or Friday)

3.         Paredes, R.D., Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile and Miguel Sánchez, J., Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile. Bidding for a Government Concession Contract in Chile: the role of Competition in the Bidding Process. (Thursday June 17).

4.         Hauenschild, N., University of Hamburg, Germany. Output and Financing under Imperfect Competition.

 

18:00 – 19:30 SESSION II

Chairperson: *Gifford, D.J., Professor, University of Minessota, USA

 

1.         Marcos, M., Professor, Instituto de Empresa, Spain. Privatizing Higher Education in Spain.

2.         Vyrastekova, J., Post-Doctoral fellow, Tilburg University, The Netherlands. Team Incentives in Semi-Public And Public Organizations: Experimental Evidence.

3.         Baake, P., DIW, Germany and Kuhlmann, A., Researcher, Institute for Economic Research, Germany. Wage Bargaining, Price Caps and the Incentives to Privatize.

4.         Mulder, J.D.W.E, Researcher, SEO Amsterdam Economics, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Transparency, the Way to Collude for Dutch Notaries? (Thursday June 17th).

 

DINNER

 

 

Friday June 18th, 2004

 

9:30  - 11:00 Session III

Chairperson: *Elliott, C., Lecturer, Lancaster University, England

 

1.        Diamantoudi, E., Assistant Professor, Concordia University, Canada, Amir, R., UCL, Belgium & Xue, L., McGill University, Canada. Merger Performance under Uncertain Efficiency Gains. (Friday or Saturday)

2.        Cales, M-N., Associate Professor, Université Lyon 2, France & Chabert, D., Associate Professor, Université Lyon 2, France. Competition between Central Securities Depositories in Europe: A Circular Model of Spatial Competition on Securities Custody Market.

3.        Tetzlaff, T., Lecturer, University College London, UK. Airport competition in the EU: Costs and Regulatory Regime.

4.        Pöyry, L., Ph.D. Student, University of Joensuu, Finland and Kähkönen, A.T., Ph.D. Student, University of Joensuu, Finland. Standards War with Downstream Competition – Modeling, Experimental Design and Policy Considerations.

5.        Kessler, B., Ph.D. Candidate, University of Mannheim, Germany. Cross Ownership and Competition Policy.

 

11:00-12:30 Session IV

Chairperson: Diamantoudi, E., Assistant Professor, Concordia University, Canada,

 

1.         Kim, J., Professor, Handong University, Korea. The Signaling Role of Pretrial Litigation: A synthesis of AI and DE theories. (Thursday or Friday).

2.         Santaló, J., Professor, Instituto de Empresa, Spain & Visiting Professor, University of Chicago, USA, & Becerra, M., Professor, Instituto de Empresa, Spain. Diversification vs Specialization at the Industry Level.

3.         Wang, H., Assistant Professor, Euromed Marseille Ecole de Management, France. Why are there hundreds of carmakers in China? – essay on the analysis of entry barriers.

4.         Mateut, S., Research Fellow, University of Nottingham, U.K. Credit Channel, Trade Credit Channel, and Inventory Investment: Evidence from a Panel of UK Firms.

 

12:30 – 14:00 Session V

Chairperson:  Kim, J., Professor, Handong University, Korea  

 

1.        Xue, L. Assistant Professor, McGill University, Canada. Stable Cartel in a Dynamic Oligopoly. (Friday or Saturday)

2.        Thanassoulis, J., Consultant, NERA Economic Consulting, U.K.  Incentives to Collude to Avoid Bundling.

3.        Kähkönen, A.T., Ph.D. Student, University of Joensuu, Finland. An Experimental Study of Patent Menu Policy Implications.

4.        *Razo, C., Ph.D. Student, Stockholm University, Sweden & Hackner, J., Stockholm University, Sweden. Mergers in Congested Markets.

 

 

14:00 - 15:00: LUNCH (Location: Conference Venue)

 

15:00 – 16:30  Session VI

Chairperson: Xue, L. Assistant Professor, McGill University, Canada.

 

1.         *Elliott, C., Lecturer, Lancaster University, England and Melinda Acutt, M., Manager, Revenue and Economic Policy, England, U.K.. Antitrust Threats and Endogenously Determined Punishments.

2.         Smith, P.D., Consultant, Competition Policy Team, NERA Economic Consulting, London  and St John’s College, Oxford. Competition policy in South Africa: the impact and role of the public interest

3.         Teo, J., Associate Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Goh, L., and Lau, T. Singapore. No Tripping Please: How Intellectual Property is Protected Internationally under the WTO TRIPS Agreement. (Friday June 18).

4.         Motchenkova, E., Ph.D. Student, Tilburg University, The Netherlands and Kort, P., Professor, Tilburg University, The Netherlands. Analysis of the Properties of Current Penalty Schemes for Violations of Antitrust Law.

 

16:30-18:00  Session VII

Chairperson: Smith, P.D., Consultant, Competition Policy Team, NERA Economic Consulting, London  

 

1.          Matsumoto, S., Associate Professor, Kansai University, Japan. Industry Structure and Pollution Dispute Management: Ex Ante Pollution Prevention vs. Ex Post Dispute Settlement.

2.         Oh, P.B., Assistant Professor, William Mitchell College of Law, USA. Gatekeeping.  (Thursday or Friday).

3.         Arnell, P., Senior Lecturer, The Robert Gordon University, UK. Extraterritorial Human Rights- a Tool for Poverty Alleviation?

4.         Zanchettin, P., Ph.D. Student, University of Nottingham, UK. Differentiated Duopoly With Asymmetric Costs: New Results From a Seminal Model.

 

DINNER (Location: Conference Venue)

 

 

Saturday June 19th, 2004

 

9:30  - 11:00 Session VIII

Chairperson: Matsumoto, S., Associate Professor, Kansai University, Japan.

 

1.         Jeon, S., Professor, Sogang University, Korea and Wildman, S., Michigan State University, USA. The Size Effects in Bargaining between a Program Provider and System Operators in the Cable Television Industry. (Friday-Saturday)

2.         Okuguchi, K., Professor, Gifu Shotoku Gakuen University, Japan, Irie, K., Associate Professor, Takasaki City University, Japan and Szidarovszky, F., Professor, University of Arizona, USA. Global Stability of Equilibrium in Cournot Oligopoly with Product Differentiation. (After June 17).

3.         Campbell, C.C., Senior Lecturer, The Robert Gordon University, UK. Repairing Clauses in Full Repairing and Insuring Leases in the United Kingdom” (Saturday).

4.         *de Nooij, M., Researcher, SEO Amsterdam Economics, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands & Theeuwes, J., Scientific Advisory Council of the Netherlands, and director of ENCORE, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. A Quota for the Outsourcing of Television Programs.

 

 

11:00-12:30 Session IX

Chairperson: Jeon, S., Professor, Sogang University, Korea

 

1.        Baudry, B., Professor, University of Lyon II, France & Gindis, D., PhD Student, University of Lyon II, France. Specificity of the Network-Firm and the Boundaries of the Firm. (Friday or Saturday).

2.        Benchekroun, H., Assistant Professor, McGill University, Canada. Designing a Performance Indicator to Economize on Monopoly Subsidies. (Friday or Saturday)

3.        Cardoso de Pina Cabral, M.J., Associate Professor, Instituto Superior de Contabilidade e Administração de Coimbra, Portugal.  The Economies of Scope in Associating Corrupt, Practices with Legal Businesses.

4.        Maioli, S., Researcher, University of Nottingham, UK. A Joint Estimation of Markups and Returns to Scale in 30 French Industries: A Structural Approach.

5.        Auci, S., Department of Economics, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, &  D’Agosto, E., Department of Economics, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome. Does the Auditing Index Influence Firm Value? A Comparison Between US and EU Countries.

 

 

12:30 – 14:00 Session X

Chairperson: Benchekroun, H., Assistant Professor, McGill University, Canada

 

1.        Jakobsson, M., Ph.D. Student, Stockholm University, Sweden. Big-rigging in Swedish Procurement Auctions.  

2.        MacDonald, D.B., Associate Professor, Pacific Lutheran University, USA and Ramaglia, J., Professor and Director of Accounting, Pacific Lutheran University, USA. US Companies Dance to EU Tune. 

3.        Lin, C.-Y.C., Ph.D. Student, Harvard University, USA. Regulatory Delegation: Theory and Application to Environmental Federalism.  

 

14:00 - 15:00: LUNCH (Location: Conference Venue)

 

DINNER (Location: Conference Venue)

 

Sunday June 20th, 2004

 

One Day Cruise to the Chalkidiki Gulf (includes Lunch)

 

 

 

 

 

 

AT.IN.E.R.

 

The Athens Institute for Education and Research was founded in 1995 as a non-profit, non-partisan and non-governmental organization. ATINER’S aims are:

 

·      to develop the education at all levels particularly its practical applications to the business world,

·      to promote academic and research exchanges with other countries,

·      to organize international conferences,

·      to publish scientific journals, monographs and books,

·      to undertake the implementation of research projects funded by public and private organizations,

·      to organize vocational training programs for private and public business on a continuing education base and

·      to do feasibility studies emphasizing productivity enhancement, employment creation and innovation.

 

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