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Industrial Organization Program Meeting

Michael Dickstein and Ali Hortacsu, Organizers

February 20-21, 2015


Stanford University
366 Galvez Street,

Stanford, CA


Friday February 20


8:00 am

Continental Breakfast




Joint IO/Insurance Working Group meeting

(co-organized with Liran Einav and Kenneth Froot)



8:30 am

Maria Polyakova, Stanford University


The Welfare Eff ects of Supply-Side Regulations in Medicare Part D (with Francesco Decarolis and Stephen P. Ryan)




Discussant: Mark Duggan, Stanford University and NBER



9:30 am




9:45 am

Neale Mahoney, University of Chicago and NBER


Imperfect Competition in Selection Markets (with Glen Weyl)




Discussant: Timothy Bresnahan, Stanford University and NBER



10:45 am




11:00 am

Elisabeth Honka, University of Texas at Dallas


Simultaneous or Sequential? Search Strategies in the U.S. Auto Insurance Industry (with Pradeep Chintagunta)




Discussant: Jean-Francois Houde, University of Pennsylvania and NBER



12:00 n





IO Program Meeting



1:30 pm

Nicola Pavanini, University of Zurich


Asymmetric Information and Imperfect Competition in Lending Markets (with Gregory Crawford and Fabiano Schivardi)




Discussant: Gregor Matvos, University of Chicago and NBER



2:30 pm

Michael Sinkinson, University of Pennsylvania 


Ask Your Doctor? Direct-to-Consumer Advertising of Pharmaceuticals (with Amanda Starc)




Discussant: Brad Shapiro, University of Chicago



3:30 pm




4:00 pm

Harikesh Nair, Stanford University


Complementarities in Consumption and the Consumer Demand for Advertising


(with Anna Tuchman and Pedro Gardete)




Discussant: Joel Waldfogel, University of Minnesota and NBER



5:00 pm




6:00 pm

Group Dinner Indo Restaurant, 3295 El Camino Real, Palo Alto



Saturday, February 21



8:15 am

Continental Breakfast



9:00 am

Nikhil Agarwal, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER


Demand Analysis Using Strategic Reports: An Application to a School Choice Mechanism (with Paulo J. Somaini)




Discussant: Eric Budish, University of Chicago



10:00 am

Gautam Gowrisankaran, University of Arizona and NBER


Myopia and Complex Dynamic Incentives: Evidence from Medicare Part D

(with Christina M. Dalton and Robert Town)




Discussant: Jason Abaluck, Yale University and NBER



11:00 am




11:30 am

Ali Yurukoglu, Stanford University and NBER


The Welfare E ects of Vertical Integration in Multichannel Television Markets

(with Gregory Crawford, Robin S. Lee, and Michael D. Whinston)




Discussant: Julie Mortimer, Boston College and NBER



12:30 pm




1:30 pm

Jean-Pierre H. Dube, University of Chicago and NBER


Self-Signaling and Prosocial Behavior: A Cause Marketing Mobile Field Experiment (with Xueming Luo and Zheng Fang)




Discussant: Stefano DellaVigna, University of California at Berkeley and NBER



2:30 pm

Daniel Bjorkegren, Brown University


The Adoption of Network Goods: Evidence from the Spread of Mobile Phones in Rwanda




Discussant: Przemek Jeziorski, University of California at Berkeley



3:30 pm