Past IO/Micro Workshops

Unless a PDF file is available for download, copies of the papers will be provided prior to the workshop dates in 4167 Nelson Hall (mail room). Alternatively, contact ... or ... to request a copy by mail.

* Note change in time/location from usual schedule/location

Current Workshops
Past Workshops
Driving Directions


2003 Workshops
Spring Semester 2003
Friday, January 31, *3:30-5:00,* 4210 Nelson Hall
Speaker: Alison Watts, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Speaker's Web page
Title: Formation of Buyer-Seller Trade Networks in a Quality-Differentiated Product Market

ROGERS CLARK LECTURE
Friday, February 21, 3:40-5:00, 4210 Nelson (Joint with Labor workshop)
Speaker: Alan Krueger, Princeton University
Speaker's Web page
Title: Strikes, Scabs and Tread Separations: Labor Strife and the Production of Defective Bridgestone/Firestone Tires
(Download a PDF file)

Thursday, April 3, 3:40-5:00, 4210 Nelson (Joint with Ag. Econ. workshop)
Speaker: Armando Levy
Title: Limit Pricing in Markets with Network Effects
(Download a PDF file)

Tuesday, April 29, 3:40-5:00, 4210 Nelson (Joint with Ag. Econ. workshop)
Speaker: Robert K. Fleck, Montana State University
Title: "The Origins of Democracy: A Model with Application to Ancient Greece"
(Download a PDF file)

Thursday, June 5, 3:40-5:00,
Speaker: Federico Ciliberto, NCSU
Title: "Market Structure and Multiple Equilibria in Airline Markets"


2001-2002 Workshops
Spring Semester 2002

Tuesday, February 12, 9:30-10:30, 3220 Nelson Hall (3rd floor board room)
Speaker: Dan Gilligan, University of Maryland
Title: Reciprocity in Work Sharing Teams with Heterogeneous Agents

Wednesday, February 13, 9:30-10:30, 3220 Nelson Hall (3rd floor board room)
Speaker: Rene Kamita, University of California, Berkeley
Title: Merger Analysis in Geographically Differentiated Industries with Municipal and Private Competitors

Friday, March 8, 3:40-5:00, 4210 Nelson Hall
Speaker: Hans Haller, Virginia Tech
Speaker's web page
Title: Control Costs and Logit Rules for Strategic Games
(Download a PDF file of the paper and a PDF file of the companion paper)

Friday, April 5, 3:40-5:00, 4210 Nelson Hall
Speaker: Stan Liebowitz, University of Texas-Dallas
Speaker's web page
Title: Copyright, Piracy and Fair Use in the Networked Age
(Download a PDF file)

Fall Semester 2001

Friday, October 5, 3:40-5:00, 1140 Nelson Hall
Speaker: Eitan Goldman, Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC
Speaker's web page
Title: The Visible Hand, the Invisible Hand and Efficiency

Friday, October 26, *3:30-5:00*, 1140 Nelson Hall
Speaker: George Baker, Harvard Business School
Speaker's web page
Title: Distortion and Risk in Optimal Incentive Contracts

*Monday*, November 26, 3:40-5:00, *3210 Nelson Hall*
Speaker: Jacques Crémer, Université de Toulouse 1
Speaker's web page
Title: Optimal Selling Mechanisms with Costly Information Acquisition

Friday, November 30, 3:40-5:00, 1140 Nelson Hall
Speaker: Curtis Taylor, Duke University
Speaker's web page
Title: Private Demands and Demands for Privacy: Price Experimentation when Consumers are Strategic

ROGERS CLARK LECTURE
Friday, December 7, 3:40-5:30, 1140 Nelson Hall
Speaker: Bengt Holmstrom, MIT
Speaker's web page
Title: Liquidity Crises: A Contractual Approach


2000-2001 Workshops

Spring Semester 2001

*Friday*, February 2, 3:40-5:00, 1140 Nelson Hall (note change from 2402 Nelson Hall)
Speaker: Raymond Sauer, Clemson University
Title: The Political Economy of Gambling Regulation
(Download a PDF file)

Monday, February 19, 3:40-5:00, 1140 Nelson Hall
Speaker: Thomas Hubbard, University of Chicago
Title: Make Versus Buy in Trucking: Asset Ownership, Job Design and Information
(Download a PDF file)

Monday, April 2, 3:40-5:00, 1140 Nelson Hall
Speaker: Mark McCabe, Georgia Tech
Title: Academic Journal Pricing and Market Power: A Portfolio Approach
(Download a PDF file)

Monday, April 16, 3:40-5:00, 1140 Nelson Hall
Speaker: Huseyin Yildirim, Duke University (the paper is authored with Tracy Lewis)
Title: Managing Dynamic Competition.

Monday, April 30, 3:40-5:00, 1140 Nelson Hall
Speaker: Fanis Tsoulouhas, NC State
Title: Contests to Become CEO
(Download a PDF file)

Fall Semester 2000

Monday, November 6, 3:40-5:00, 1140 Nelson Hall
Speaker: David Flath, NC State
Title: Taxicab Regulation in Japan

Monday, November 20, 3:40-5:00, 1140 Nelson Hall (Joint with Ag. Econ. workshop)
Speaker: Henrik B. Olesen, Royal Agricultural University, Copenhagen, Denmark
Title: Group Division as a Strategic Variable in Cardinal Tournaments
(Download a PDF file)

*Tuesday*, November 28, 3:40-5:00, 1140 Nelson Hall (Joint with Ag. Econ workshop)
Speaker: Pierre Dubois, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), Toulouse, France
"Moral Hazard, Land Fertility and Sharecropping in a Rural Area of the Philippines"


1999-2000 Workshops

Spring Semester 2000


Friday, February 11, 3:40-5:00, 4210 Nelson Hall
Speaker: Michael Maloney, Clemson University
Title: Road Warrior Booty: Prize Structures in Motorcycle Racing

Friday, February 25, 3:40-5:00, 4210 Nelson Hall
Speaker: Gary Biglaiser, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title: Price and Quality Competition under Adverse Selection: Market Organization and Efficiency

ROGERS CLARK LECTURE
Friday, April 7, 3:40-5:00, 4210 Nelson Hall
Speaker: Sherwin Rosen, University of Chicago
Title: Conflicts and Common Interests in Committees
(Download a PDF file)

Friday, April 14, 3:40-5:00, 4210 Nelson Hall
(joint with Ag. Econ. workshop)
Speaker: Tom Vukina, NC State
Title: Regulating Broiler Contracts: Tournaments versus Fixed Performance Standards

*Tuesday*, April 25, 3:40-5:00, *1140* Nelson Hall
(joint with Ag. Econ. workshop)
Speaker: Rob Innes, University of Arizona
Title: Optimal Ex-Post Liability versus Optimal Ex-Ante Safety Regulation When Law Enforcement is Costly

Fall Semester 1999

Friday, September 24, 3:40-5:00, 357 Nelson Hall
Speaker: Claudio Mezzetti, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title: Incentive auctions and information revelation

*Thursday*, October 14, 3:40-5:00, *B48* Nelson Hall (Joint with Macro workshop)
Speaker: Francois Ortalo-Magne, London School of Economics
Title: Why are housing prices so volatile? Income shocks in a stochastic heterogeneous-agents model

Friday, October 29, 3:40-5:00, 357 Nelson Hall (Joint with Macro workshop)
Speaker: Pietro Peretto, Duke University
Title: On the trade-off between cost-reducing and emission-reducing R&D in industrial economies: the effects of an effluent tax on market structure, growth and welfare

*Monday*, November 22, *2:40-4:00*, *156* Nelson Hall
Speaker: Joseph Harrington, Johns Hopkins University
Title: Centralization vs. decentralization in a multi-unit organization: A computational model of a retail chain as a multi-agent adaptive system


Directions from UNC and Duke: Take I-40 East. Exit onto Wade Avenue. Turn right on Brooks Avenue (at the fifth (?) traffic lights). At the end of the street you will see Nelson Hall (College of Management) right across. Turn right on Hillsborough Street, and make an immediate left on Dan Allen Drive. Turn right on Yarbrough Drive and park at the Dan Allen Parking Deck (use the hourly pay parking). Alternatively, you can park at Brooks lot at the corner of Brooks and Hillsborough (if there are any spots with parking meters available). The Economics Department is on the top floor of Nelson Hall (north side).


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