NET Institute Conference on Network Economics

 

Co-sponsored by the NET Institute, http://www.NETinst.org/

and the Center for Digital Economy Research, Stern School of Business

 

April 21, 2006

 

Stern School of Business, NYU, 44 West 4th Street [MAP]

 

Preliminary Program (also at http://www.NETinst.org/2006_conference.htm)

 

Live Webcast  Conference Booklet

 

8:30-9:00 Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:15 Introductory Remarks

Nicholas Economides, Executive Director, NET Institute and Stern School of Business, NYU

Ariel Pakes, Director, NET Institute and Harvard University, visiting NYU

                        Vasant Dhar, Director, Center for Digital Economy Research, Stern School of Business

 

9:15-10:45 Pre-announcements, Patents, and Search in Markets with Network Effects

                        Chairman: Cristian Dezso, Stern School of Business

1.      Jay Pil Choi, Michigan State University, Eirik Gaard Kristiansen, Michigan State University, and Jae Nahm, HKUST, Hong Kong Strategic Product Pre-announcements in Markets with Network Effects.

Discussant: Nikolaos Georgantzis, Universitat Jaume I, Spain

 

2.      Marc Rysman, Boston University, and Tim Simcoe, University of Toronto, Patents and the Performance of Voluntary Standard Setting Organizations.

Discussant: Michael Ward, University of Texas

 

3.      Animesh Animesh, Vandana Ramachandran, and Siva Viswanathan, Robert H Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, Quality Uncertainty And Adverse Selection In Sponsored Search Markets.

Discussant: Carolyn Gideon, Tufts University

 

 

10:55-12:25 Open Source, Databases and Other Strategic Issues

                        Chairman:   Barak Y. Orbach, University of Arizona

1.      Yossi Spiegel, Tel Aviv University, The Incentive To Participate In Open Source Projects: A Signaling Approach.

Discussant: Matthew Nagler, City University of New York

 

2.      Kai Suelzle, Ifo Institute for Economic Research (University of Munich) & Dresden University of Technology, Stable and Efficient Electronic Business Networks: Key Players and the Dilemma of Peripheral Firms.

Discussant: Heski Bar-Isaac, Stern School of Business, NYU

 

3.      Tobias Kretschmer, London School of Economics, Competing Technologies in the Database Management Systems Market,

Discussant: V. Brian Viard, GSB, Stanford University

 

12:35 to 1:35 Lunch; Discussion of Current Topics an Open Questions on Network Economics

Nicholas Economides, Executive Director, NET Institute and Stern School of Business, NYU

Ariel Pakes, Director, NET Institute and Harvard University, visiting NYU

 

1:45-3:45 Electronic Retail Markets

Chairman: Yannis Ioannides, Tufts University

1.      Sudip Bhattacharjee, Ram D. Gopal, Kaveepan Lertwachara, James R. Marsden, School of Business, University of Connecticut, and Rahul Telang, H John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University, The Effect of P2P File Sharing on Music Markets: A Survival Analysis of Albums on Ranking Charts.

Discussant: Mingdi Xin, Stern School of Business, New York University

 

2.      Onsel Emre, University of Chicago, Ali Hortacsu, University of Chicago, and Chad Syverson, University of Chicago, E-commerce and the Market Structure of Retail Industries.

Discussant: Evangelos Katsamakas, GSB, Fordham University

 

3.      Anindya Ghose, Stern School of Business, NYU, Used Good Trade Patterns: A Cross-Country Comparison of Electronic Secondary Markets,

Discussant: Jeremy Fox, University of Chicago

 

4.      Anindya Ghose and Arun Sundararajan, Stern School of Business, NYU, Versioning and Quality Distortion in Software? Evidence from E-Commerce Panel Data,

Discussant: Jose Canals-Cerda, University of Colorado at Boulder

 

4:00-5:00 Keynote Speaker

Vint Cerf, Chief Internet Evangelist, Google, and Director, NET Institute, The Internet: Opportunities and Challenges that Lie Ahead

 

 

Please RSVP to  to Nicole McDermet mailto:nmcderme@stern.nyu.edu .