Conference on Game Theory and Industry Organization
Date:2018-09-04             Sources:文澜学院英文网

Topic: Conference on Game Theory and Industry Organization

Time: April 8st (Friday), 8:40-12:10AM, 2:00-5:30PM

Venue: Conference Room 405, Wenlan Building


1. Biung-Ghi Ju

Biung-Ghi Ju, professor of Seoul National University, the Director of Center for Distributive Justice, Seoul National University and the editor for Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, professor Biung-Ghi Ju has published many papers in SSCI Journals like Journal of Economic TheoryEconomic Theory and International Journal of Game Theory, etc.

Title: Inclusive Collusion Neutrality on Networks

Abstract: In the context of cooperative games with transferable utility, an inclusive collusion grants each colluding player access to resources of all colluding players and therefore transforms a given game. Inclusive collusion neutrality requires that no group of players can change their total payoff with an inclusive collusion. Assuming that collusion formation is governed by a network defined over players, we show that if the network is cyclic, no solution satisfies inclusive collusion neutrality, efficiency, and the null-player property. Tree (acyclic) networks allow us to escape the impossibility: affine combinations of the hierarchical solutions satisfy the three axioms. Further, we establish that the latter family of solutions are characterized by the three axioms and linearity.

2. Jie Li

Jie Li: Professor of Jinan University. His research interests are Industrial Organization, International Trade and China Economy. Many of his papers are published in SSCI Journals such as Review of Development EconomicsThe World EconomyThe Journal of International Trade and Economic DevelopmentPacific Economic ReviewChina Economic Review, etc.

Title: Lobbying to Raise Rivals' Costs: The Case of Environmental Regulations

Abstract: We consider the case where clean firms, motivated to “raise rivals’ costs,” lobby to increase the stringency of an environmental regulation (we consider a pollution tax and a mandatory emission standard), whereas their dirty rivals lobby against it. We demonstrate that such a lobbying competition generates a bias against clean firms: only sufficiently large clean firms can succeed in persuading the policymaker to strengthen the regulation, whereas relatively smaller dirty firms can succeed in weakening the regulation. Our findings predict that in markets dominated by dirty firms, as a result of firms‘ lobbying competition, regulations can “race to the bottom.”

3. Toshihiro Matsumura

Toshihiro Matsumura, professor at Institute of Social Science, the University of Tokyo, the associate editor of Journal of Economics, and the Co-editor of Law and Economics Review, is conducting researches on Industrial Organization, Public Economics, Regional Science, Law and Economics. You will find his papers in SSCI Journals like Journal of Public Economics, Games and Economic Behavior, Journal of EconomicsSouthern Economic JournalReview of Development EconomicsRegional Science and Urban EconomicsInternational Journal of Industrial OrganizationEconomics Letters, etc.

Title: Payoff Interdependence and Multi-Store Paradox
We solve the multi-store paradox by introducing interdependent payoff between the firms. We show that firms set up multiple stores unless the degree of payoff interdependence is low. We also show that multiple equilibria, intertwined and neighboring location equilibria, exist if the degree of payoff interdependence is intermediate.
4. Guangliang Ye
Guangliang Ye, the Professor and Chair of Hanqing Advanced Institute of Economics and Finance, Renmin University of China, the director of Antitrust and Competition Policy Center, is mainly conduct researches in Industrial Organization, Mixed Oligopoly, Regulation and Antitrust, Applied Game Theory and Strategy. The majority of his papers are published in SSCI magazines: Organization ScienceJournal of Economic Behavior and OrganizationInternational Journal of Industrial OrganizationEconomic InquiryRegional Science and Urban EconomicsJournal of Comparative EconomicsEconomics Letters, etc.

Title: Partial Acquisition with an Excluded Public Rival

Abstract: This paper considers a canonical differential product pricing model and examines partial acquisition in the face of a public outside firm. We show that when the acquiring firm is a domestic firm, the partial acquisition will always take place even with any institutional threshold requirement for pricing control. We contrast this result with that when the outsider is a private firm. When the acquiring firm is a foreign firm, the partial acquisition will not take place in the face of public outsider with a sufficiently high threshold requirement. In this case the setting of a threshold together with the presence of public firm increases domestic welfare and can even increase social welfare by forestalling an inefficient partial acquisition.
5. Tien-Der Han

Dr. Tien-Der Han is Currently study in Loughborough University. His research interests are Environmental Economics, Vertical Structure and Industrial Organization. Cooperated with Professor Arijit Mukherjee (The University of Nottingham), the paper “Labour Unionisation Structure, innovation and welfare” is under the second round review by Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (SSCI).

Title: Labour Unionisation Structure, innovation and welfare

Abstract: We show the effects of cooperation among the labour unions with complementary workers on innovation, consumer surplus and welfare. Although cooperation among the unions reduces wage, it may either increase or decrease the firm’s incentive for innovation and may also make the consumers and the society worse off by reducing innovation. While cooperation (compared to non-cooperation) among the unions makes the workers better off, it may not make all final goods producers better off.
6. Rupayan Pal
Rupayan Pal, the associate professor of Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR). His main researches are Applied Microeconomic Theory, Econometric Applications, Industrial Organisation, Public Economics, Environmental Economics, Labour
Economics, Economics & Politics, Finance & Development and International Trade. Many of his papers are published in SSCI publications: Resource and Energy Economics, International Journal of Economic Theory
Regional Science and Urban Economics, etc.

Title: Probabilistic Patents, Alternative Damage Rules and Optimal Trade Policy

Abstract: This paper attempts to explore interdependencies between optimal trade policy and ‘preferred’ liability doctrine to assess infringement damages, when intellectual property rights are probabilistic. Developing a model of import competition in which the patentee is a foreign firm and the potential competitor/infringer is a domestic firm, it demonstrates the following. In the regime of free trade, the patentee prefers the ‘lost profit’ rule, while the infringer prefers the ‘unjust enrichment’ rule, over any convex combination of these two liability doctrines. Further, given the choice, the government of the home country would always enforce the ‘unjust enrichment’ rule to be followed in the court of law, which is aligned with the interest of consumers. In contrast, in the regime of trade policy intervention, the government of the home country always prefers the ‘lost profit’ rule, which best protects interests of the infringer at the expense of both consumers and the patentee. It also shows that optimal trade policy depends, not only on the strength of the patent, but also on the liability doctrine in place. If the patent is strong, it is optimal for the importing country to impose a tariff on imports under ‘lost profit’ rule, but import subsidization is optimal under ‘unjust enrichment’ rule. If the patent is weak, imposition of import tariff is optimal regardless of the liability doctrine, but ‘lost profit’ rule calls for a higher rate of import tariff than that under ‘unjust enrichment’ rule.
7. Leonard F.S.Wang

Professor Leonard F.S.Wang is the chair professor of Wenlan School of Business, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, the member of The Phi Tau Phi Scholastic Honor Society and listed in the Beta Gamma Sigam. His main research areas are Industrial Organization, International Trade, Development and Environment, Tax Evasion and Incidence Tax, Economy of Mainland China. More than 100 papers has published in SSCI Journals like Japan and the World Economy, Economics Letter, The Manchester School, International Review of Economics and Finance, Review of International Economics, Japanese Economics Review, Journal of Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Journal of Macroeconomics, etc.
Title: Sustaining Collusion in a Differentiated Duopoly with Network Externalities
Deneckere (1983) has shown that collusion between firms will be destabilized when they produce closer substitutes. We show that in the presence of strong network externalities, this result can be reversed, i.e. the collusion is more sustainable for close substitutes under network effects. We also find that network externality will destabilize the collusion due to the softened competition between firms.
8. Baomin Dong
Baomin Dong,
the professor of Henan University. His research interests are Industrial Organization, Economic History, International Trade, Environmental and Resource Economics, Game Theory and the Application. Has published papers in SSCI Magazines: Review of Development Economics, The World Economy, Economic ModellingEmerging Markets Finance and TradeReview of Public Economics, etc.

Title: A Signalling Model of Loss Leader Pricing Strategy
The traditional theory of loss leader pricing strategy suffers from ad hoc assumptions such as high consumer search cost, product complementarity, and short-sighted consumer rationality. We argue that with the rise of internet consumer search cost is extremely reduced, and in many realistic situations, loss leader goods have no obvious complements. It is shown in both monopoly and oligopoly settings that firms may use loss leader pricing strategy to signal the quality of its advance goods, which is only known to some informed consumers if otherwise. Therefore, loss leader pricing strategy is socially desirable because the lemon problem disappears. Our model is robust to consumers’ cherry-picking and deliberate stockoutage problems.
9. Ya-Po Yang
Ya-Po Yang, Professor of Institute of Business and Management in University of Kaohsiung. His research interests are: International Economics, Industrial Economics, Environmental Economics, Regional Science and Urban Economics. His papers are published in SSCI Journals like: Journal of EconomicsInternational Review of Economics and FinanceReview of International Economics, etc.

Title: Corporate Social Responsibility, Trade and Environmental Policy
In this paper, we investigate in the “third market” trade model what’s the optimal export policy when exporting firms takes CSR behavior? Who will benefit and who will suffer? What’s welfare ranking of no, unilateral and bilateral export policy? The main findings are that 1. If the domestic government adopt export policy, the domestic firm may benefit more from taking more CSR; 2. Export policy makes the CSR behavior of firms neutral, no matter the export policy is unilateral of bilateral and no matter the two firms engage in Counot or Bertrand competition; 3. When the two firms engaged in Cournot competition and don’t take CSR, and if the two exporting goods are more differentiated, bilateral export policy is better than the other two scenarios for all of the three countries, while when they take CSR, it is less possible to happen; 4. When the two firms engaged in Bertrand competition and don’t take CSR, and if the two exporting goods are more differentiated, no policy is better than the other two scenarios for the two exporting nations; and when firms take CSR, no policy is better and more probable.
10. Jie Shuai
Jie Shuai,
the associate professor of Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, is graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2009. His main research interests are Industrial Organization, Public Economics and Game Theory. He has published papers in SSCI Journals like International Journal of Industrial Organization. And more of his papers has been accepted by SSCI Journals like The Manchester SchoolThe B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and PolicyJournal of Economic, etc.

Title: Behavior-Based Price Discrimination in a Multi-Dimensional Preferences Market
This article is a first look at the profit and welfare effects of behavior-based price discrimination in a two-period multi-dimensional preferences model. Compared to one-dimensional models, we show that firms compete less aggressively in both periods and so new results are obtained. Specifically, under forward looking consumers and two symmetric dimensions, BBPD boosts industry profits at the expense of consumers. However, we show that the standard one-dimensional welfare results can prevail under asymmetric dimensions and myopic consumers.