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CESifo Conference Centre, Munich
16-17 November 2007





Friday, 16 November 2007

12:00 -12:10 Welcome & Introduction

Session I
Chair: Christian Gollier (University of Toulouse)

12:10 -13:10 Keynote Lecture
Competition, Industrial Policy and Economic Growth

PHILIPPE AGHION (Harvard University)
Discussant: Monika Schnitzer (University of Munich)
13:10-14:00 Lunch
Session II
Chair: Philippe Aghion (Harvard University)
14:00-15:00 Mergers and National Champions
MASSIMO MOTTA (European University Institute Florence and University of Bologna) and Michele Ruta (European University Institute)
Discussant: Régis Renault (Universite de Cergy Pontoise)


Keynote Lecture
Countries in Competition for Corporate Headquarters: Is There a Need to Adjust the Rules of Corporate Control?
MARTIN HELLWIG (Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods Bonn)
Disussant: Adriaan Dierx (European Commission)


16:00-16:30 Coffee

Session III
Chair: Massimo Motta (European University Institute, Florence and University of Bologna)

16:30-17:30 National Champions Under Credit Rationing
Christian Gollier (University of Toulouse) and BRUNO JULLIEN (University of Toulouse)
Discussant: Werner Bönte (Max Planck Institute of Economics)

Saturday, 17 November 2007


Session IV
Chair: Ludger Wößmann (University of Munich and Ifo Institute)
09:00-10:00 National Champion Versus Foreign Takeover
JENS SUEDEKUM (University of Konstanz)
Discussant: Michele Ruta (European University Institute)
10:00 - 11:00 Market Integration with Regulated Firms
Winners, Losers and Cooperation
SARA BIANCINI (European University Institute)
Discussant: Valerie Rabassa (Direction de la Concurrence, Paris)
11:00 - 11:15 Coffee Break
Session V
Chair: Paul Seabright (University of Toulouse)
11:15 - 12:15 Big Business Stability and Economic Growth: Is What's Good for General Motors Good for America?
KATHY FOGEL (Northern Kentucky University), Randall Morck (University of Alberta) and Bernard Yeung (New York University)
Discussant: Oliver Falck (Ifo Institute for Economic Research)


Do We Need National Champions? If So, Do We Need a Champions-Related Industrial Policy? An Evolutionary Perspective
Oliver Falck (Ifo Institute) and STEPHAN HEBLICH (Max Planck Institute of Economics Jena)
Discussant: Cecile Aubert (University of Bordeaux)
Session VI
Chair: Christian Gollier (University of Toulouse)
14:15 - 15:15

Keynote Lecture
The Hidden Costs of Political Sponsorship on Industrial Firms
PAUL SEABRIGHT (University of Toulouse)
Discussant: Tobias Kretschmer (University of Munich)


Conference Dinner at the Seehaus Restaurant in the English Garden


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