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Friday, April 29, 2011

7:15 - 8:15 a.m. Buffet breakfast (The Gardens Restaurant)

All sessions to be held in room 207

8:30-8:45a.m. Welcoming Remarks 
Barry Ickes, The Pennsylvania State University

Morning Session Chair: Kalyan Chatterjee, The Pennsylvania State University

Denis Nekipelov, University of California, Berkeley
"A Structural Model of Sponsored Search Advertising
(Coauthor Susan Athey, Harvard University)
Discussant: Philip Haile
Yale University

Gabor Virag, University of Rochester
"Auctions in Markets: Common Outside Options and the Continuation Value Effect" (Coauthor Stephan Lauermann, University of Michigan)
Discussant: Philip Reny, University of Chicago

10:45-11:15a.m. Break

Larry Samuelson, Yale University
"Managing Strategic Buyers
(Coauthor Johannes Horner, Yale University)
Discussant: Eiichiro Kazumori
The State University of New York

12:15-1:45p.m. Lunch (Senate Suites)

Afternoon Session Chair: Paul Grieco, The Pennsylvania State University

Gautam Gowrisankaran, University of Arizona
"Measuring Network Effects in a Dynamic Environment
(Coauthors Minsoo Park, Chung-Ang University and Marc Rysman, Boston University)
Discussant: Robin Lee
New York University

Federico Ciliberto, University of Virginia
"Inference on Market Power in Markets with Multiple Equilibria" (coauthor Elie Tamer, Northwestern University)
Discussant: Panle Jia, Massachuetts Institute of Technology

3:45-4:15p.m. Break

Francesco Decarolis, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Detecting Bidders' Groups in Collusive Auctions: Evidence from Average Bid Auctions"
(Coauthor Timothy G. Conley, University of Western Ontario)
Discussant: John Asker
New York University

There is no organized dinner for this evening. A Penn State Blue Bus will be available to take conference guests to the State College downtown area if they would like to have dinner at a local restaurant (list will be provided in conference packet at check-in)