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Keynote Speakers

There will be three keynote addresses given at EARIE Milan 2014. Details are below:

 

Friday August 29, 1.15pm

 

"Partisan Media and Democracy: Historical Lessons from US Newspapers"

 

Matthew Gentzkow (University of Chicago Booth School of Business)

 

Matthew Gentzkow is Richard O. Ryan Professor of Economics and Neubauer Faculty Fellow at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He studies empirical industrial organization and political economy, with a specific focus on media industries. Gentzkow received an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in 2009, and the 2014 John Bates Clark Medal, given by the American Economic Association to the American economist under the age of forty who has made the most significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge. He has also been awarded several National Science Foundation grants for research on media, and a Faculty Excellence Award for teaching. He was educated at Harvard University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in 1997, a master's degree in 2002, and a PhD in 2004 in economics.

 

Chair: Patrick Rey, EARIE President (Toulouse School of Economics) 

 

 

Saturday August 30, 4.30pm 

 

"Equilibria in Health Exchanges: Adverse Selection vs. Reclassification Risk"

 

Michael Whinston (MIT Economics Department and Sloan School of Management)

 

Michael D. Whinston is Professor of Economics and Sloan Fellows Professor of Management in the Department of Economics and the Sloan School of Management at MIT.  He is an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Fellow of the Econometric Society. His research has covered a variety of topics in microeconomics and industrial organization, including firm behavior in oligopolistic markets, antitrust, game theory, the design of contracts and organizations, law and economics, and most recently health economics. Whinston is a co-author of the leading graduate textbook in microeconomics, Microeconomic Theory, and is the author of Lectures on Antitrust Economics [The MIT Press, 2006]. Most recently he coauthored Microeconomics, an intermediate microeconomics text. Whinston's work has been widely published in leading journals including the RAND Journal of Economics, Quarterly Journal of Economics, American Economic Review, Econometrica,  Journal of Economic Perspectives, Journal of Political Economy, and Review of Economics Studies.

 

Chair: John Sutton, EARIE President-Elect (London School of Economics)

 

 

Sunday August 31, 4.30pm

 

EARIE Presidential Address

 

"On Multilateral Vertical Relations"

 

 Patrick Rey (Toulouse School of Economics)

 

Patrick Rey is Professor of Economics at the Toulouse School of Economics and research director at the Institut d'Economie Industrielle (IDEI), which he previously headed. His current themes of research include Industrial Organization, Regulation and Competition Policy, Innovation and Intellectual Property. He is a fellow of the Econometric Society and the European Economic Association, and co-founder of the Association for Competition Economics (ACE). His work has been widely published in leading journals such as Econometrica, the American Economic Review, the Review of Economic Studies, the Journal of the European Economic Association, and top field journals such as the RAND Journal of Economics, the International Journal of Industrial Organization or the Journal of Industrial Economics. 

 

Chair: Luís M. B. Cabral, EARIE Past President (Stern School of Business, New York University)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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