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Keynote Speakers

We are glad to welcome the following keynote speakers at the EARIE 2015 in Munich.

Chad Syverson (University of Chicago Booth School of Business)

"Firm Performance and the Allocation of Resources" (Slides)
Chaired by John Sutton (EARIE President, London School of Economics)

Friday, 28 August 2015, 13:15-14:30, Audimax

chad_syversonChad Syverson is J. Baum Harris Professor of Economics at the University Booth School of Business. His research focuses on the interactions between firm structure, market structure and productivity. He has published in several top journals such as the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy and the Quarterly Journal of Economics, and has earned multiple National Science Foundation Awards.

Chad Syverson serves as an editor of the RAND Journal of Economics and he is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Kai-Uwe Kühn (University of Michigan)

"Platform Markets and the Limits of Antitrust Enforcement: How Should We Think about Protecting Competition in a Rapidly Evolving Environment?"
Chaired by Otto Toivanen (KU Leuven)

Saturday, 29 August 2015, 16:30-17:45, Room E 120 (Große Aula)

kai-uwe_kuehnKai-Uwe Kühn is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Michigan, Senior Consultant to the Competition Practice of Charles River Associates and Permanent Visiting Professor at the Duesseldorf Institute for Competition Economics. From 2011 to 2013, he served as the Chief Economist of the DG Competition at the European Commission.

Kai-Uwe Kühn's research interests are in theoretical, experimental and empirical industrial organization and cover topics including competition in durable goods, vertical integration and vertical restraints, collusion, coordinated effects of mergers, market foreclosure and the impact of credit constraints on market behaviour. He has published in the Journal of Political Economy, the RAND Journal of Economics, the American Economic Journal: Microeconomics and the Journal of the European Economic Association.

He is Research Fellow of the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London and has been the co-editor of the Journal of Industrial Economics.

Leslie Marx (Duke University)

"Prior-free Bayesian Optimal Double-Clock Auctions" (Slides)
Chaired by Patrick Rey (Toulouse School of Economics)

Sunday, 30 August 2015, 16:30-17:45, Room E 120 (Große Aula)

leslie_marxLeslie Marx is Robert A. Bandeen Professor of Economics at Duke University. Her research focuses on the problem of anti-competitive behaviour by individuals and firms, including collusion, bid rigging and anti-competitive contract provisions.

Leslie Marx's research has been published in the American Economic Review, the Review of Economic Studies, the Journal of Political Economy, the Quarterly Journal of Economics and the RAND Journal of Economics. In 2012 she authored the book "The Economics of Collusion: Cartels and Bidding Rings".

She is currently on the editorial boards for the International Journal of Game Theory and the American Economic Journal: Microeconomics. She is the recipient of two National Science Foundation research grants.