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2010 Leverhulme Lecture

Markov Perfect Industry Dynamics:

Recent Advances in Applications of Dynamic Oligopoly Models

The 2010 Leverhulme Lecture is being given on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 by Professor Lanier Benkard of the Yale University Department of Economics.

Lanier suggested the following as background material for his lecture (download all papers as zip):

  • Ackerberg, Benkard, Berry, and Pakes (2006), "Econometric Tools for Analyzing Market Outcomes," a chapter prepared for the Handbook of Econometrics.
    • The section of this chapter on dynamic estimation is a good first introduction to this topic.

Workshop on estimating dynamic oligopoly models

In addition to his Leverhulme Lecture on Tuesday at 4:00, Lanier will also be holding a workshop on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 from 11:00-1:00 p.m. in S2.79.

In this workshop, Lanier will lecture further about the details of estimating dynamic oligopoly models and present examples that use these techniques from the recent IO literature (see especially the last 3 papers above). The target audience for this workshop includes PhD students and faculty interested in estimating dynamic oligopoly models. The level will be that of a 2nd-year PhD course.

Lanier's Slides

Tuesday's Leverhulme Lecture

Wednesday's Workshop: Part 1

Wednesday's Workshop: Part 2