June 2007, Norio

Program Norio VI

updated May 29, 2007


--- Friday June 1 ---



Chair: Chloe Le Coq – Stockholm School of Economics

08.30-09.10 Göran Skogh – Linköping University
A European Nuclear Accident Pool: Theory and Applications
Discussant: Sven-Olof Fridolfsson - IFN
09.15-09.55 Anette Boom – Copenhagen Business School
Restructuring Electricity Markets when Demand is Uncertain: Effects on Capacity Investments, Prices and Welfare
Discussant: Chloe Le Coq
10.00-10.40 Matti Liski – Helsinki School of Economics
A model of strategic oil-dependence
Discussant: Göran Skogh
10.40-10.55 Coffee



Chair: Henrik Horn - IFN


Keynote speaker: Mark Armstrong - UCL
Mobile Call Termination in the UK
Discussant: Bo Andersson – Swedish Post and Telecom Agency – PTS

11.40-12.20 Johan Stennek - IFN
Competition vs Regulation in Mobile Telecommnications
Discussant: Espen Moen – Norwegian School of Management
12.30-13.40 Lunch


Regulation and Procurement

Chair: Thomas Tangerås - IFN


Kristin Linnerud – Sogn og Fjordane University College
Should the emergence of multi-utilities be encouraged? A partial answer based on the information cost of regulation
Discussant: Thomas Tangerås

14.25-15.05 Janne Tukiainen – University of Helsinki
Participation Screen for Collusion in a Simultaneous Multi-unit Procurement Auction
Discussant: Dag Morten Dalen – Norwegian School of Management
15.05-15.20 Coffee

Private vs Public Provision of Services

Chair: Henrik Jordahl - IFN

15.20-16.00 Espen Moen
The proper scope of governments when costs are contractible
Discussant: Richard Friberg – Stockholm School of Economics
16.05-16.45 Morten Bennedsen – Copenhagen Business School
Arm’s Length Outsourcing
Discussant: Janne Tukiainen
16.50-17.30 Erik Lindqvist – Stockholm School of Economics
When Does Privatization Reduce Costs and Improve Quality? Theory and Evidence from Service Contracting
Discussant: Henrik Jordahl

--- Saturday June 2 ---



Chair: Tanja Tanayama – University of Helsinki

09.00-09.40 Eirik G. Kristiansen – Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration
Management of Knowledge Workers
Discussant: Kirsten Bonde – University of Copenhagen
Vesa Kanniainen – University of Helsinki
Are the US firms more responsible than the European ones? Consumer boycotts and firms’ ethics
Discussant: Cedric Argenton – Stockholm School of Economics
10.25-10.40 Coffee
Christian Dahl Winther – University of Aarhus
Timing of product introduction in network economies under heterogeneous demand
Discussant: Eirik G. Kristiansen
11.25-12.05 Tanja Tanayama
Returns to Innovation: A Structural Treatment Effect Model of R&D Subsidies
Discussant: Anette Boom
12.15-13.25 Lunch



Chair: Johan Stennek

13.25-14.05 Mats Bergman – Södertörn University College
Comparing Merger Policies: The European Union versus the United States
Discussant: Morten Bennedsen
14.10-14.50 Matilda Orth – Göteborg University
How do “Big-box” Entrants Affect the Distribution of Productivity in Swedish Food Retailing?
Discussant: Mats Bergman
14.50-15.05 Coffee
15.05-15.45 Cedric Argenton
Exclusive Quality
Discussant: Eirik N. Christensen – University of Bergen
15.50-16.30 Eirik N. Christensen
Exclusivity as a "toehold" in auctions
Discussant: Kristin Linnerud



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