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EARIE Awards (YEEAs)


On the occasion of the EARIE Annual Conference, a number of special awards known as the Young Economists' Essay Awards (YEEAs) are chosen by a Selection Committee and presented to young economists who submitted exceptionally innovative and high-quality papers for discussion at the conference. YEEA prizes may be funded by various sponsors, as well as by the conference organisers and EARIE. As of 2006, one of the YEEAs is dedicated to the late Paul Geroski for the paper that makes the most significant policy contribution. As of 2013, Elsevier is the main sponsor of the EARIE YEEAs.

To be eligible for a YEEA, authors must be (a) under the age of 35 and (b) have completed their PhD less than 5 years ago. For papers with multiple authors, each author should satisfy the criteria (a) and (b).

EARIE 2016 Winners

Lorenzo Magnolfi (Yale University) & Camilla Roncoroni (Yale University)
Estimation of Discrete Games with Weak Assumptions on Information.

Samir Mamadehussene (Northwestern University)
Do Low Price Guarantees Hurt Consumers? Theory and Evidence.
[11th EARIE Paul Geroski Prize for the most significant policy contribution]

Zhe Yuan (University of Toronto)
Network Competition in the Airline Industry: A Framework for Empirical Policy Analysis.

YEEA 2016 Selection Committee: Gregory Crawford (University of Zurich), Alessandro Gavazza (London School of Economics), Patrick Rey (Toulouse School of Economics), Michelle Sovinski (University of Mannheim), John Sutton (London School of Economics).

EARIE 2015 Winners

Alexandros Fakos (Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México)
Evaluating an Investment Subsidy Policy through a Structural Econometric Model using Micro-Data from Greece.

Danny McGowan (University of Nottingham)
Digging Deep to Compete: Vertical Integration, Product Market Competition.

Mathias Reynaert (Toulouse School of Economics)
Abatement Strategies and the Cost of Environmental Regulation: Emission Standards on the European Car Market.
[10th EARIE Paul Geroski Prize for the most significant policy contribution]

YEEA 2015 Selection Committee: Luís Cabral (NYU Stern), Liran Einav (Stanford University), Patrick Rey (Toulouse School of Economics), Philipp Schmidt-Dengler (University of Vienna), Michelle Sovinsky (University of Mannheim), John Sutton (London School of Economics), Tommaso Valletti (Imperial College London / Università di Roma “Tor Vergata”), Frank Verboven (KU Leuven).

EARIE 2014 Winners

Matt Backus (Cornell University)
Why is Productivity Correlated with Competition?
[9th EARIE Paul Geroski Prize for the most significant policy contribution]

Daniel Garrett (Toulouse School of Economics), Renato Gomes (Toulouse School of Economics), & Lucas Maestri (FGV/EPGE)
Competitive Screening under Heterogeneous Information.

Shengyu Li (Durham University Business School)
A Structural Model of Productivity, Uncertain Demand, and Export Dynamics.

YEEA 2014 Selection Committee: John Asker (UCLA), Heski Bar-Isaac (University of Toronto), Luís M. B. Cabral (NYU Stern), Liran Einav (Stanford University), Patrick Rey (TSE), John Sutton (LSE), Tommaso Valletti (Imperial College London / Università di Roma “Tor Vergata”).

EARIE 2013 Winners

Paul Grieco (Pennsylvania State University)
Productivity and Quality in Health Care: Evidence from the Dialysis Industry.

Marit Hinnosaar (Northwestern University)
Time Inconsistency and Alcohol Sales Restrictions.

Christian Waibel (ETH Zurich)
Price Competition and Reputation in Credence Goods Markets: Experimental Evidence.
[8th EARIE Paul Geroski Prize for the most significant policy contribution]

YEEA 2013 Selection Committee: John Asker, Luís Cabral, Liran Einav, Patrick Rey, Yossi Spiegel, Tommaso Valletti.

EARIE 2012 Winners

Javier Donna & José-Antonio Espín-Sánchez (both at Northwestern University)
Complements and Substitutes in Sequential Auctions: The Case of Water Auctions.

Kathleen Nosal (University of Mannheim)
Estimating Switching Costs for Medicare Advantage Plans.
[7th EARIE Paul Geroski Prize for the most significant policy contribution]

Andrew Rhodes (University of Oxford)
Re-Examining the Effects of Switching Costs.

Sebastian Schwenen (European University Institute)
Strategic Bidding in Multi-Unit Auctions with Capacity Constrained Bidders: The New York Capacity Market.

YEEA 2012 Selection Committee: John Asker, Luís Cabral, Liran Einav, Rob Porter, Patrick Rey, Yossi Spiegel, Tommaso Valletti.

EARIE 2011 Winners

Fabian Herweg (University of Munich) & Konrad Mierendorff (University of Zurich)
Uncertain Demand, Consumer Loss Aversion, and Flat-Rate Tariffs.

Yuya Takahashi (University of Mannheim)
Estimating a War of Attrition: The Case of the US Movie Theater Industry.
[6th EARIE Paul Geroski Prize for the most significant policy contribution]

YEEA 2011 Selection Committee: Luís Cabral, Guillermo Caruana, Juanjo Ganuza, Michelle Goeree, Martin Peitz, Philipp Schmidt-Dengler, Frank Verboven.

EARIE 2010 Winners

Alexandre de Cornière (PSE)
Targeting with Consumer Search: An Economic Analysis of Keyword Advertising.

Ting Li (Fudan University, School of Economics)
Tying in Two-Sided Markets.
[5th EARIE Paul Geroski Prize for the most significant policy contribution]

Ryanne van Dalen (University of Groningen)
Advertising, Market Power and Network Effects in Radio Broadcasting.

EARIE 2009 Winners

Leonardo Iacovone (World Bank)
The Better You Are the Stronger it Makes You: Evidence on the Asymmetric Impact of Liberalization.
[4th EARIE Paul Geroski Prize for the most significant policy contribution]

Sergei Koulayev (Columbia University)
Estimating Search with Learning.

Jura Liaukonyte (Cornell University)
Is Comparative Advertising an Active Ingredient in the Market for Pain Relief? An Empirical Model of Advertising Content.

Andrew Rhodes (University of Oxford)
Multiproduct Firms and the Diamond Paradox.

Christian Roessler (Rice University) & Philipp Koellinger (Erasmus School of Economics)
Entrepreneurship, Firm Creation, and Organizational Design.

EARIE 2008 Winners

Jing-Yuan Chiou (IMT Lucca)
The Patent Quality Control Process: Can We Afford An (Rationally) Ignorant Patent Office.
[3rd EARIE Paul Geroski Prize for the most significant policy contribution, sponsored by Ministère de la Recherche]

Bernhard Ganglmair (University of Zurich, IZA Bonn)
Before Death Do Us Part: On Premature Contract Breakup and Partial Property Rights.
[sponsored by Conseil de la Concurrence]

Ching-I Huang (National Taiwan University)
Intra-Household Effects on Demand for Telephone Service: Empirical Evidence.
[sponsored by Fondation JJ Laffont - TSE]

Gregory Lewis (Harvard University)
Asymmetric Information, Adverse Selection and Seller Disclosure: The Case of eBay Motors.
[sponsored by IDEI]

Catherine Schaumans (Tilburg University / KU Leuven)
Strategic Interaction between General Practitioners and Specialists: Implications for Gatekeeping.
[sponsored by CNRS]

EARIE 2007 Winners

Emanuele Forlani (Università di Bologna, Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), CORE)
Competition in Services' Sector and Performances of Manufacturing Firms: Does Liberalization Matter?
[sponsored by Departamento de Análisis Económico, Universidad de Valencia]

Ricard Gil (University of California at Santa Cruz)
The Interplay of Formal, Informal and Relational Contracts: Evidence from Movies.
[sponsored by Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas (IVIE)]

Carmine Guerriero (University of Cambridge)
Endogenous Price Mechanisms, Capture and Accountability Rules: Theory and Evidence.
[2nd EARIE Paul Geroski Prize for the most significant policy contribution, sponsored by Instituto de Crédito Oficial (ICO)]

Isabel Pereira (HDRO - United Nations Development Programme)
Business-Science Research Collaboration Under Moral Hazard.
[sponsored by Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia]

Alberto Salvo (Northwestern University, KSM)
Cut-Throat Fringe Competition in an Emerging Country Market: Tax Evasion or the Absence of Market Power?
[sponsored by Instituto de Crédito Oficial (ICO)]

Carlos Daniel Santos (London School of Economics, Centre for Economic Performance)
Investment and R&D in a Dynamic Equilibrium with Incomplete Information.
[sponsored by Consellería de Empresa, Universidad y Ciencia]

Matthijs Wildenbeest (Indiana University)
An Empirical Model of Search with Vertically Differentiated Products.
[sponsored by Facultad de Economía, Universidad de Valencia]

EARIE 2006 Winners

Rossella Argenziano (University of Essex)
Differentiated Networks: Equilibrium and Efficiency.

Rosa Branca Esteves (University of Minho, NIPE)
Customer Poaching and Advertising.

Pai-Ling Yin (Harvard Business School)
Information Dispersion and Auction Prices.

Yanhua Zhang (University of Toulouse)
Forward Contracts and Collusion in the Electricity Markets.
[1st EARIE Paul Geroski Prize for the most significant policy contribution]

EARIE 2005 Winners

John Asker (Stern School of Business)
Diagnosing Foreclosure due to Exclusive Dealing.

Alessandro Gavazza (New York University)
Leasing and Secondary Markets: Theory and Evidence from Commercial Aircraft.

Boris Lokshin (University of Maastricht)
The Productivity Effects of Internal and External R&D: Evidence from a Dynamic Panel Data Model.

Szabolcs Lörincz (University of Toulouse)
Persistence Effects in a Dynamic Discrete Choice Model. Application to low-end Computer Servers.

Elisabeth Mueller (Centre for European Economic Research)
How Does Owner's Exposure to Idiosyncratic Risk Influence the Capital Structure of Private Companies?

Francisco Ruiz-Aliseda (INSEAD)
The Strategic Role of Asset Specificity in Shaping Industry Structure.

Philipp Schmidt-Dengler (Yale University)
The Timing of a New Technology Adoption: The case of MRI.

Helder Vasconselos (Bocconi University)
Sustaining Collusion in Growing Markets.

EARIE 2004 Winners

Henry Aray (University of the Basque Country, Bilbao)
Going multinational under exchange rate uncertainty.
[sponsored by DaimlerChrysler Services]

Emin M. Dinlersoz (University of Houston)
On the diffusion of electronic commerce.
[sponsored by DIW Berlin]

Jan De Loecker (Harvard University, K.U.Leuven)
Do exports generate higher productivity? Evidence from Slovenia.
[sponsored by E-on Ruhrgas]

Maria-Luisa Mancusi (Università L. Bocconi, Milan)
International spillovers and absorptive capacity: A cross-country cross-sector analysis based on European patents and citations.
[sponsored by Schering AG]

Markus Reisinger (University of Munich)
Two-sided markets with negative externalities.
[sponsored by Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Gesellschaft an der Humboldt-Universität]

Yianis Sarafidis (INSEAD)
Inter-temporal price discrimination with time inconsistent consumers.
[sponsored by DaimlerChrysler Services]

Sigrid Suetens (University of Antwerp)
Does R&D cooperation facilitate price collusion? An experiment.
[sponsored by DaimlerChrysler Services]

Sofia Villas-Boas (University of California at Berkeley)
Vertical contracts between manufacturers and retailers: An empirical analysis.
[sponsored by E-on Ruhrgas]

EARIE 2003 Winners

Iona Chioveanu (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)
Advertising, brand loyalty and pricing.
[sponsored by Yrjö Johnsson Foundation]

Michelle S. Goeree (University of Amsterdam)
Advertising in the US personal computer industry.
[sponsored by Yrjö Johnsson Foundation]

Volker Grossmann (University of Zurich)
Managerial job assignment and imperfect competition in asymmetric equilibrium.
[sponsored by International Journal of Industrial Organisation (IJIO)]

Thomas Hempell (ZEW Mannheim)
Do computers call for training? Firm-level evident on the benefits from ICT and human capital investments.
[sponsored by Foundation of Helsinki School of Economics]

Thomas Tangeràs (The Research Institute of Industrial Economics, Stockholm)
Yardstick competition and quality.
[sponsored by Yrjö Johnsson Foundation]

Gianluigi Vernasca (University of Warwick)
Dynamic price competition with price adjustment costs and product differentiation.
[sponsored by Foundation of Swedish School of Economics & Business Administration]

EARIE 2002 Winners

Jen Baggs (Queen's University)
Firm Survival and Exit in Response to Trade Liberalization.
[sponsored by NERA Economic Consulting]

Natalia Barbosa (Universidade do Minho)
What Drives New Firms into an Industry? An Integrative Model of Entry.
[sponsored by NERA Economic Consulting]

Meredith A. Crowley (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago)
Do antidumping duties and safeguard tariffs open or close technology gaps?
[sponsored by Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología (Science and Technology Ministry)]

Ulrich Doraszelski (Hoover Institution, Stanford University)
An R&D race with knowledge accumulation.
[sponsored by Journal of Industrial Economics (JIE)]

Jong-Hee Hahn (Keele University)
Quality Degradation by a Durable-Goods Monopolist.
[sponsored by Instituto Flores de Lemus]

Mark D. Manuszak (Carnegie Mellon University)
The impact of upstream mergers on retail gasoline markets.
[sponsored by International Journal of Industrial Organisation (IJIO)]

Alan Marco (Vassar College)
Learning By Suing: Stock Market Reactions to Patent Litigation Decisions.
[sponsored by Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología (Science and Technology Ministry)]

Massimiliano Piacenza (CERIS-CNR, Turin)
Regulatory Contracts and Cost Efficiency: Evidence from the Italian Local Public Transport.
[sponsored by Master in Industrial Economics]

Julian Wright (University of Auckland)
The Determinants of Optimal Interchange Fees in Payment Systems.
[sponsored by Master in Industrial Economics]

EARIE 2001 Winners

Matthias Almus (Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim)
What Characterises a Fast Growing Firm?
[sponsored by the European Commission]

Terje Ambjornsen (University of Oslo)
Product Destruction and Price Discrimination.
[sponsored by Ulster Bank]

Nicholas Bloom (University College London)
The Real Options Effect of Uncertainty on Investment and Labour Demand.
[sponsored by the European Commission]

Natalia Fabra (European University Institute)
Collusive Behaviour with Capacity Constraints over the Business Cycle.
[sponsored by the European Commission]

Tobias Kretschmer (London Business School)
Competition , Inertia, and Network Effects.
[sponsored by the European Commission]

Dmitri Kvassov (Pennsylvania State University) and Sergei Guriev (New Economic School, Moscow)
Barter for Price Discrimination? Theory and Evidence fom Russia.
[sponsored by LICOS, Centre for Transition Economics, Catholic University of Leuven (KUL)]

Brian P. McManus (University of Virginia)
Nonlinear Pricing in an Oligopoly Market: The Case of Specialty Coffee.
[sponsored by International Journal of Industrial Organisation (IJIO)]

Hiroshi Ohashi (University of British Columbia)
The Role of Network Externalities in the U.S. VCR market, 1978-86.
[sponsored by Journal of Industrial Economics (JIE)]

Silvia Sonderegger (London School of Economics)
O Rival Where Art Thou? Endogenising Type-Dependent Reservation Utilities.
[sponsored by Ulster Bank]

Dirk Willem Te Velde (University of London)
Foreign Ownership, Microelectronic Technology and Skills.
[sponsored by the European Commission]

Johannes Van Biesebroeck (Stanford University)
Measuring Productivity Dynamics with Endogenous Choice of Technology and Capacity Utilization: An Application to Automobile Assembly.
[sponsored by the European Commission]

EARIE 2000 Winners

L. Arozamena and E. Cantillon (University of Harvard)
Investment Incentives in Procurement Auctions.
[sponsored by Chambre Vaudoise du Commerce]

M. Bennett (University of Warwick)
An Analysis of The Welfare Impacts of Dual Regulation: the Case of the Electricity Industry.
[sponsored by LECG]

C. Cambini (DSPEA - Politecnico di Torino)
Competition between Vertically Integrated Networks.
[sponsored by Chambre Vaudoise du Commerce]

T. Duso (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB), Humboldt University Berlin)
Who Decides to Regulate? Lobbying Activity in the US Cellular Industry.
[sponsored by Lexecon]

C. Fumagalli (Università Bocconi, Universitat Pompeu Fabra) and G. Cestone (Universitat Autonoma, Université de Toulouse)
Internal Capital Markets and Product Market Competition.
[sponsored by the European Commission]

C. Hainz (University of Munich)
Effects of Bank Insolvency and Strategic Uncertainty on Corporate Restructuring in Transition Economies.
[sponsored by the Swiss Bankers Association]

S. Hoernig (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
Existence and Comparative Statics in Heterogeneous Cournot Oligopolies.
[sponsored by the International Journal of Industrial Organisation (IJIO)]

N. Pavcnik
Do Firm Prices Respond to Insurance? Evidence from the German Pharmaceutical Market.
[sponsored by Chambre Vaudoise du Commerce]

E. Pfister (TEAM CNRS)
The Legal Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights: an Empirical Investigation on French Trademarks.
[sponsored by the Swiss Bankers Association]

S. Prantl (University of Mannheim)
Post-Entry Selection among Newly Founded Firms in East and West Germany After Unification: a Competing Risk Model with Forced Bankruptcy Liquidations and Voluntary Liquidations.
[sponsored by the Swiss Bankers Association]

S. Saha (National University of Singapore)
R&D Composition over the Product Life Cycle.
[sponsored by Chambre Vaudoise du Commerce]

R. Siebert (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB))
Multiproduct Firms, Market Conduct, and Dynamic Marginal Costs over the Product Life Cycle : Evidence from the Dram Industry.
[sponsored by Journal of Industrial Economics (JIE)]