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Economics of Digitization


Shane Greenstein, Josh Lerner, and Scott Stern, Organizers


March 6, 2015



366 Galvez Street

Room 130

Stanford University

Stanford, CA




Thursday, March 5:

6:00 pm

Group Dinner:

MacArthur Park Restaurant

27 University Avenue

Palo Alto, Ca 94301

Friday, March 6:

8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

9:00 am


9:05 am

Samuel Paul Fraiberger, New York University
Arun Sundararajan, New York University
Peer-to-Peer Rental Markets in the Sharing Economy

Discussant: Andrey Fradkin, NBER Digitization Fellow

9:50 am

Kevin Williams, Yale University
Thomas W. Quan,
University of Minnesota
Product Variety, Across-Market Demand Heterogeneity, and the Value of Online Retail

Discussant: Catherine Tucker, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER

10:35 am


11:00 am

Weijia Dai, University of Maryland
Ginger Zhe Jin, University of Maryland and NBER
Jungmin Lee, Sogang University
Michael Luca, Harvard University

Optimal Aggregation of Consumer Ratings: An Application to

Discussant: Sara Ellison, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

11:45 am

Erik Brynjolfsson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Kristina McElheran, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Data in Action: Data-Driven Decision-Making in U.S. Manufacturing

Discussant: Jennifer Brown, Northwestern University and NBER

12:30 pm


1:30 pm

Michela Giorcelli, Stanford University
Petra Moser, Stanford University and NBER
Copyrights and Creativity: Evidence from Italian Operas

Discussant: Joel Waldfogel, University of Minnesota and NBER

2:30 pm

Hong Luo, Harvard University
Julie H. Mortimer, Boston College and NBER
Copyright Enforcement in Stock Photography (not available for download)

Peter Menell, University of California at Berkeley

3:30 pm

Panel. Data Challenges.

Liran Einav, Stanford University and NBER (slides)

Hal Varian, University of California at Berkeley (slides)

Prasanna Tambe, New York University (slides)

4:30 pm