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2021 HKUST Workshop on Industrial Organization


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The Center for Economic Policy is honored to host the 2021 HKUST Workshop on Industrial Organization. We are extremely lucky that ten distinguished IO scholars have kindly agreed to present their research at this year's IO Workshop.


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Date: June 11, 2021

Time: 09:30-18:00

Conference Venue: Lee Shau Kee (LSK) Business Building Room 1005, HKUST


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9:30-10:00 Travis Ng
  Paper title: Resale Price Maintenance on Gasoline
10:00-10:30 Xinyu Hua
  Paper title: Settling Lawsuits with Pirates
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-11:30 Matthew Shi
  Paper title: Differential Pricing for Internet Traffic: Theory and Evidence from a Chinese ISP 
11:30-12:00 Hongsong Zhang
  Paper title: Epidemics, Inventory, and Markup: Evidence from the 2003 SARS Shock in China
12:00-12:30 Kohei Kawaguchi
  Paper title: Merger Analysis in the App Economy: An Empirical Model of Ad-Sponsored Media
12:30-14:30 Lunch
14:30-15:00 Chiu Yu Ko
  Paper title: Licensing Bargaining under Non-Discrimination
15:00-15:30 Sunny Huang
  Paper title: Idea Diversity and Multiple Prizes in Innovation Contests
15:30-16:00 Break
16:00-16:30 Yuk-fai Fong
  Paper title: FinTech Lending and Financial Inclusion
16:30-17:00 Jaimie Lien
  Paper title: How Alliances Grow and Conflicts Ensue: An Experiment on Conflict Network Formation
17:00-17:30 Pak Hung Au
  Paper title: Attraction versus Persuasion
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This exciting workshop is fully funded by the Center for Economic Policy. This year, the organizing committee consists of Kohei Kawaguchi, Yangguang (Sunny) Huang, Pakhung Au, and Xinyu Hua. In case of any questions, please contact Sunny Huang ( or Millie Tang (

We hope to see you in June!


Warm regards,

Kohei, Sunny, Pakhung, Xinyu