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National Research University Higher School of Economics

Center for Market Studies and Spatial Economics

European University at Saint-Petersburg


Program of the International Workshop

«Natural Resources, Environment, Urban Economics, International Trade and Industrial Organization»
Saint-Petersburg, October 02-05, 2013


02 October, Wednesday


9:00 – 13:00. Registration.


9:30 – 10:00. Morning Coffee.


10:00 – 11:30. Session A1.

1. Wolfgang Habla (University of Munich, Germany, and Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research, Switzerland): Mobile Capital and Non-cooperative International Environmental Policy.

2. Efthymia Kyriakopoulou (University of Gothenburg, Sweden): Environmental Policy and the Size Distribution of Firms.

3. Skerdilajda Zanaj (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg): Carbon tax, pollution and the spatial location of heterogeneous firms.


10:00 – 11:30. Session А2.

1. Stefan Behringer (University of Heidelberg, Germany): Optimal Harvesting of a Spatial Renewable Resource.


2. Nicolas Treich (Toulouse School of Economics, France): Climate Risk Policy under Prioritarianism.


3. Masha Chistyakova (LAMETA, Montpellier I University, France) Environmental regulation threatened by fiscal avoidance must hit ‘the green’.


11:30 – 12:00. Coffee-break.


12:00 – 13:30. Session В1.

1. Roman Chuhay (HSE, Russia): Marketing via Friends: Strategic Diffusion og Information in Social Networks.

2. Oleksander Shepotilo (HSE, Russia): Deregulation and productivity: selection or within-firm effect? 

3. Sergey Kichko (HSE, Russia): Structure of factor endowments and market integration in a two-factor monopolistic competition model.


12:00 – 13:30. Session В2.

1. Ingmar Schumacher (IPAG Business School, France): The endogenous formation of an environmental culture.

2. Stephane Lambrecht (UVHC, France): Ocean Economics.

3. Roman Zakharenko (HSE, Russia) Trade Costs, Conflicts, and Defense Spending


13:30 – 15:00. Lunch.


15:00 – 16:30. Session C1.

1. Irina Kirysheva (European University Institute, Italy): Informed middleman and asymmetric information.

2. Philip Ushchev (HSE, Russia): Towards a general model of monopolistic competition.

3. Igor Sloev (HSE, Russia): Monopolistic Competition between Supply Chains and Hold-up Problem.


15:00 – 16:30. Session C2.

1. Dmitry Veselov (HSE, Russia): Natural Resources, Extractive Institutions and the Evolution of Social Norms.

2. Helene Ollivier (CNRS, Universite Paris 1, France): Product Mix, Trade, and the Environment: Theory and Evidence from Indian Manufacturing.

3. Nikita Lyssenko (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada): Scarcity vs. Pollution in Public Policy toward Fossil Fuels.


16:30 – 17:00. Coffee-break.


17:00 – 18:00. Session D1.

1. Francois Cohen (CERNA, Mines ParisTech, France): Consumers’ implicit discount rate and impacts of energy taxation: Evidence from the UK refrigerator market

2. Koen Vermeylen (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands): Non-Marginal Cost-Benefit Analysis and the Tyranny of Discounting.


17:00 – 18:00. Session D2.

1. Hélène Raesch (Université du Havre, France): Marine Protected Areas: What Impacts Should Be Expected?

2. Stefano Bosi (University of Evry, France): Labor Supply and Pollution.


03 October, Thursday


9:30 – 10:00. Morning coffee.


10:00 – 11:30. Session E1

1. Alexander Sidorov (Sobolev Institute for Mathematics and HSE, Russia): Urban cost-based theory of “central places”.

2. Marion Drut (Laboratoire EQUIPPE, Université Lille 1, France): Urban Sprawl: How space allocation matters.

3. Masha Maslianskaia Pautrel (University of Nantes, France): Hedonic model with discrete consumer heterogeneity and horizontal differentiated housing.


10:00 – 11:30. Session E2

1. Julien Daubanes (ETH Zurich, Switzerland): Optimum Tarifs and Exhaustible Resources: Theory and Evidence for Gasoline.

2. Mikhail Vashchenko (Dorodnicyn Computing Centre of RAS, Russia): Analysis of tax stimulus for russian oil sector through mathematical model.

3. Mireille Chiroleu-Assouline (Paris School of Economics & University of Paris 1, France): Payments for Carbon Sequestration in Agricultural Soils: Incentives for the Future and Rewards for the Past.


11:30 – 12:00. Coffee-break.


12:00 – 13:30. Session F1

1. Dmitry Pokrovsky (HSE, Russia): Market Size, Productivity, Entrepreneurship and Income Inequality in a Model a lá Melitz.

2. Alexander Skorobogatov (HSE – St.P., Russia): The systemic reversal of fortune among Russian cities: an impact of natural resource endowments on inter-city gaps in average wage.

3. Antonio Accetturo (Bank of Italy, Italy): Political Selection in the skilled city.


12:00 – 13:30. Session F2

1. Aude Pommeret (IREGE Univerte de Savoie, France): Adaptation versus abatement investment under pollution irreversibility.

2. Alexandra Vinogradova (ETH Zurich, Switzerland): Optimum Mitigation Policy with Uncertain Climate Damage.

3. Stephane Zuber (CERSES – CNRS, France): Models-as-Usual for Unusual Risks? On the Value of Catastrophic Climate Change.


13:30 – 15:00. Lunch.


15:00 – 15:50. Keynote Lecture. Yves Zenou (Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden): R&D networks: Theory, Empirics and Policy

15:50 – 16:40. Keynote Lecture. Takatoshi Tabuchi (University of Tokyo, Japan): Production Technology, Migration Cost, and Economic Geography.


16:40 – 17:10. Coffee-break.


17:10 – 18:00. Keynote Lecture. Sergey Kokovin (HSE, Novosibirsk State University): Big firms among monopolistically competitive fringe and two-dimensional competition.


04 October, Friday


9:30 – 10:00. Morning coffee.


10:00 – 10:50. Keynote Lecture. Cees Withagen (VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands): Green Paradoxes and the battle with oil exporters.

10:50 – 11:40. Keynote Lecture. Michael Hoel (University of Oslo, Norway): Incentives for environmental R&D.


11:40 – 12:10. Coffee-break.


12:10 – 13:00. Keynote Lecture. Geir Asheim (University of Oslo, Norway): Competitive intergenerational altruism.

13:00 – 13:50. Keynote Lecture. Rick van der Ploeg (Oxford University, UK): Climate Policy and Catastrophic Change: Be Prepared and Avert Risk.


14:00 – 15:30. Lunch.


15:30 – 16:20. Keynote Lecture. Carl Gaignes (INRA, France): The economic geography of food supply chain: Agglomeration economies vs. Environmental costs.

16:20 – 17:10. Keynote Lecture. Peter Neary (Oxford University, UK): Not So Demanding: Preference Structure, Firm Behavior, and Welfare.


19.00 – 22.00 Gala dinner.


05 October, Saturday


12-00 – Excursion Program