The Eighth Annual Graduate

Industrial Organization Conference

University of Texas, 1998

Notes: Speakers have 18 minutes. Discussants should take approximately 4 minutes, and we'll have 3 minutes for questions. An overhead projector will be provided, along with coffee.

Wednesday, December 2, 1998

6:00-6:25 Sencer Ecer: Remarks on the Size Asymmetry of Firms

Discussant: Teresa Harrison

6:25-6:50 Troy Quast: Airline Hub & Spoke Networks

Discussant: Jongbin Lee

6:50-7:15 Leslie Hodder: A Second Look at the Failure of Competition in the Credit Card Industry

Discussant: Cantekin Dincerler

7:15-7:30 Break

7:30-7:55 Steve Lauff: Optimal Patent Scope

Discussant: Yuhong Wu

7:55-8:20 Xiaorui Hu: Price Discrimination and Welfare

Discussant: Everett Upshaw

8:20-8:45 Han Zhang: From No Trading to Trading in the Electronic Market:

An Evolutionary Game Theoretic Analysis

Discussant: Xing Wei

Friday, December 4, 1998 ECB 1.118

9:00-9:25 Kristy Towry: Allocation of Costs and the Incentive to Monitor

Discussant: Leslie Hodder

9:25-9:50 Xing Wei: E-Money competition and Regulation

Discussant: Fei Zou

 9:50-10:15 Yuhong Wu: New Product Preannouncement

Discussant: Ravi Chitturi

!0:15-10:30 Break

10:30-10:55 Jongbin Lee: Prize Competition and Marketing Strategy

Discussant: Hyun Jong Kim

10:55-11:20 Andras Marosi: Models of Predation

Discussant: Kristy Towry

11:20-11:55 Ravi Chitturi: Price Discrimination in High Tech Industries

Discussant: Xiaorui Hu

12:00-1:15 Lunch

1:15-1:40 Teresa Harrison: Location of Non-Profit Firms

Discussant: Troy Quast

1:40-2:05 Bill Macey: Reputation and Chain Store Games

Discussant: Steve Lauff

2:05-2:30 Hyun Jong Kim: Switching Behavior in Collusion

Discussant: Andras Marosi

2:30-2:45 Break

2:45-3:10 Cantekin Dincerler: Financial Risk Management and Hedging in Firms

Discussant: Bill Macey

3:10-3:35 Fei Zou: Product Quality Choice in Start-up Firms

Discussant: Sencer Ecer

3:35-4:00 Everett Upshaw: Antitrust, Welfare and the Software Industry

Discussant: Han Zhang