The Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, the Banco de la Republica and the Universidad del Rosario are delighted to host the 2nd Workshop on Structural Industrial Organization to be held in Bogotá, Colombia, on the 4-5 of October 2018.
The workshop is designed to promote and discuss the state of the art in Structural Industrial Organization. The program will combine applied and theoretical work from world-class scholars.

Invited Speakers

Documento sin título

Prof. Ariel Pakes
Harvard University

Prof. Victor Aguirregabiria
University of Toronto

Prof. Pierre Dubois
Toulouse School of Economics

Prof. Paola Bordon
Universidad Alberto Hurtado

Prof. Jorge Balat
University of Texas at Austin

Prof. Pietro Tebaldi
University of Chicago

Prof. Mo Xiao
University of Arizona

Prof. Marcela Eslava
Universidad de los Andes

Prof. Gastón Illanes
Northwestern University

Prof. André Trindade
Getulio Vargas Foundation

Prof. Guillermo Diaz
Universidad Javeriana

Prof. Jorge Florez
Universidad del Rosario

Program [+/-]

Thursday 4

08:30 -09:00 Registration / Welcome

09:00 - 09:50
Gaston Illanes (Northwestern University), Competition, Asymmetric Information, and the Annuity Puzzle: Evidence from a Government-run Exchange in Chile

09:50 - 10:40
Paola Bordon (Universidad A. Hurtado), Competition and the Cannibalization of College Quality

10:40 - 11:10 Coffee

11:10 - 12:00
Andre Trindade (Getulio Vargas Foundation), Measuring the Welfare of Intermediation in Vertical Markets

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 15:00
Ariel Pakes (Harvard University), Experience Based Equilibria and Information Exchange in Dynamic Procurement Auctions

15:00 - 15:30 Coffee

15:30 - 16:20
Mo Xiao (University of Arizona), License Complementarity and Package Bidding: The U.S. Spectrum Auctions

16:20 - 17:10
Guillermo Díaz (PUJ), Specific Investment and Contract Design: Evidence from Public Transportation.


Friday 5

09:00 - 09:50
Pietro Tebaldi (University of Chicago),Nonparametric Estimates of Demand in the California Health Insurance Exchange.

09:50 - 10:40
Jorge Florez (Universidad del Rosario), The role of nonlinear pricing and resale price maintenance on nominal price stability: Empirical evidence from the ready-to-eat cereal industry

10:40 - 11:10 Coffee

11:10 - 12:40
Pierre Dubois (Toulouse School of Economics), On the Effect of Parallel Trade on Manufacturers' and Retailers' Profits in the Pharmaceutical Sector

12:40 - 14:10 Lunch

14:10- 15:40
Ariel Pakes (Harvard University), Lecture: A Helicopter Tour of Issues In Empirical I.O.

15:40 - 16:10 Coffee

16:10 - 17:00
Marcela Eslava (Universidad de los Andes), The life-cycle growth of plants: the role of productivity, demand, and distortions.

17:00 - 17:50
Jorge Balat (University of Texas at Austin), Heterogeneous Firms: Skilled-Labor Productivity and Export Destinations.


Logo_Facultad Ciencias Económicas y Administrativas - FCEA

October 4-5, 2018
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
Bogotá, Colombia
Edif. No. 20 Jorge Hoyos Vásquez, S.J.
Salón 901 - Piso 9
Carrera 7 No. 40 B -36


Andres Luengo  
(Universidad Javeriana)
Javier Rodríguez  
(Universidad Javeriana)
Juan Esteban Carranza
(Banco de la República)
Jorge Florez
(Universidad del Rosario)


Contact Andres Luengo for further inquiries


Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Administrativas - Cra.7 No.40B-36 Piso 8 Edificio No.20 Jorge Hoyos Vásquez, S.J.- Tels: (571) 320 8320 Ext. 3156 - 5124 - 5140 - 5093