NIE Network of Industrial Economists
University of Nottingham

4. Doctoral Student Colloquium

The NIE Colloquium will take place Friday 28 June 2013, 10-4 pm, at Nottingham University Business School (North Building), Economics and Finance Division, Jubilee Campus, The University of Nottingham.

Please see directions to the Jubilee Campus and the Jubilee Campus Map.

The original call for papers


Friday, 28 June 2013
09:00-10:00 Registration
PG Atrium
10:00-10:10 Welcome by David Paton
Room: A76

Topics in Finance

Room: A76

Chair: Ye Bai

Luo, Di (NUBS): "Financial constraints, stock liquidity, and stock returns"
Discussant: Han Zhang

Zhang, Han (NUBS): "Causality on crude oil prices with structural breaks"

Discussant: Patrick Roberts

Roberts Patrick (NUBS):  "Measuring risk in UK quoted firms"

Discussant: Di Luo

11:20-11:35 Coffee Break
PG Atrium

Topics in Energy and Competition

Room A76
Chair: Monica Giulietti


Burlington, Andrew (WBS): "The decision to connect to district heating: Evidence from a survey of households in Birmingham"
Discussant: Johannes Meya

Meya, Johannes (University of Göttingen): "Dynamics of the Yardstick regulation:  Historcial cost data and the Ratchet effect"
Discussant: Eleni Statopoulou

Statopoulou, Eleni (University of Leicester): "Endogenous technology choice in the presence of pollution"

Discussant: Andrew Burlinton

12:45-13:25 Lunch
PG Atrium

Topics in Innovation and R&D

Room A76

Chair: Pia Weiss

Bhatti, Sabeen (WBS): "Innovation management and performance measurement of knowledge-based services in the open innovation paradigm"
Discussant: James Waters

James Waters  (NUBS): "Introduction of innovations during the 2007/8 financial crisis: The role of innovator type"
Discussant: Zheng Zehong

Zehong, Zheng (OU): "Credit constraints and cyclicality of R&D investment: An empirical study of the UK"
Discussant: Sabeen Bhatti


Coffee Break

PG Atrium

14:50-15:50 Development and Transition Economics


Chair: David Paton


Demir, Ayse (University of Leicester): "Disentangling size and efficiency effects of finance:  New evidence from transition countries"

Discussant: Brahmi Mohsen


Mohsen, Brahmi (IAE): "World trade liberalisation, dimensions of game rules: Agreements of commercial involvement for Tunesia"

Discussant: Ayse Demir



Concluding Remarks 

Monica Giulietti and

Awarding the prize for the best empirical paper sponsored by the Business and Industrial Section of the Royal Statistical Society.

Giuliana Battisti