Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - School of Business and Economics

Workshop 2010 (Berlin)



Workshop on

“Market Power in Vertically Related Markets”


February 18 and 19, 2010


German Institute for Economic Research, DIW Berlin

Mohrenstr. 58, 10117 Berlin

1st Floor, Schumpeter Hall






Thursday, February 18, 2010



09:00 – 09:30         Registration & Coffee



09:30 – 11:30         Chair: Roland Strausz

                             Martin Peitz and Markus Reisinger

                             Indirect Taxation in Vertical Oligopoly

                             Discussant: Pio Baake

                             Joao Montez

                             Bargaining with a Principal: Binding vs. Non-Binding Contracts

                             Discussant: Roland Strausz


11:30 –12:00          Coffee Break


12:00 – 13:00         Chair: Roland Strausz

                             Özlem Bedre-Defolie and Stéphane Caprice

                             Non-linear Supply Contracts and the Implications of Retailers' Size Discounts


13:00 – 14:30         Lunch


14:30 – 16:30         Chair: Christian Wey

                             Zhijun Chen and Patrick Rey

                             Loss Leaders as an Exploitative Device

                             Discussant: Christian Wey

                             Stéphane Caprice and Vanessa von Schlippenbach

                             Shopping Costs and Slotting Fees: A Rent-Shifting Mechanism

                             Discussant: Martin Pollrich



Thursday, February 18, 2010



16:30 – 16:45         Coffee Break


16:45 – 17:45         Chair: Christian Wey

                             Leonardo Felli, Johannes Koenen and Konrad Stahl

                             Trust and Investment: An Empirical Assessment

                             Discussant: Sven Heitzler


18:45                     Optional: A guided tour of the German Parliament Building (Reichstag).
       Meeting point: Pariser Platz, Hotel Adlon, in front of Jeweler “Leicht”


20:00                     Dinner at Restaurant “Kaefer” in the German Parliament Building



Friday, February 19, 2010



09:00 – 11:00         Chair: Stéphane Caprice

                             Salvatore Piccolo and Markus Reisinger

                             Colluding via Exclusive Territories

                             Discussant: Philippe Bontems

                             Volker Nocke and Lucy White

                             Vertical Merger, Collusion, and Disruptive Buyer

                             Discussant: Ulrich Kamecke


11:00 – 11:30         Coffee Break


11:30 – 12:30         Chair: Stéphane Caprice

                             Volker Nocke and John Thanassoulis

                             Vertical Relations under Credit Constraints

                             Discussant: Irina Suleymanova


12:30 – 14:00         Lunch


14:00 – 16:00         Chair: Claire Chambolle

                             Hans-Theo Normann

                             Vertical Mergers, Foreclosure and Raising Rivals' Costs – Theory and Experimental Evidence

                             Discussant: Georg Weizsäcker

                             Marie-Laure Allain, Claire Chambolle and Patrick Rey

                             Vertical Integration and Foreclosure in Innovation-Driven Industries

                             Discussant: Dirk Hofmann