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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH, INC.

 

Organizational Economics Working Group

 

Robert S. Gibbons, Organizer

 

April 24-25, 2015

 

NBER

2rd floor Conference Room

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA

 

PROGRAM

 

Friday, April 24:

8:15 am

Shuttle vans (2) depart from the Royal Sonesta Hotel for the NBER

 

8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

 

9:00 am

David Chan, Jr, Stanford University and NBER
Tacit Learning and Influence behind Practice Variation: Evidence from Physicians in Training

Discussant:
Douglas Staiger, Dartmouth College and NBER

 

10:00 am

Break

 

10:15 am

Oliver D. Hart, Harvard University and NBER
Maija Halonen-Akatwijuka, Bristol University
Short-term, Long-term, and Continuing Contracts

Discussant:
Bengt Holmstrom, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER

 

11:15 am

Break

 

11:30 am

Anne Preston, Haverford College

Casey Ichniowski, Columbia University
Do Star Performers Produce More Stars? Peer Effects and Learning in Elite Teams

Discussant:
Chris Stanton, London School of Economics and NBER

 

12:30 pm

Lunch

 

1:30 pm

Robert Akerlof, University of Warwick
Richard Holden, University of New South Wales
Movers and Shakers

Discussant:
Andrea Prat, Columbia University

 

2:30 pm

Break

 

2:45 pm

Rebecca Henderson, Harvard University and NBER

Hazhir Rahmandad, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Nelson P. Repenning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Making the Numbers? "Short Termism" & the Puzzle of Only Occasional Disaster

Discussant:
Luigi Zingales, University of Chicago and NBER

 

3:45 pm

Break

 

4:00 pm

David Rand, Yale University
Habits of Virtue: Creating Norms of Cooperation and Defection in the Laboratory

(joint with Alexander Peysakhovich)

 

David Rand, Yale University (background paper)

Spontaneous Giving and Calculated Greed

(joint with Joshua D. Greene and Martin A. Nowak)

 

David Rand, Yale University (background paper)
Social Heuristics Shape Intuitive Cooperation

(joint with Alexander Peysakhovich, Gordon T. Kraft-Todd, George E. Newman,

Owen Wurzbacher, Martin A. Nowak and Joshua D. Greene)

 

Open discussion

 

5:15 pm

Adjourn

5:30 pm

Shuttle vans (2) depart from the NBER for the Royal Sonesta Hotel

6:15 pm

Group Dinner Bambara Restaurant at the Hotel Marlowe

Saturday, April 25:

 

8:15 am

Shuttle vans (2) depart from the Royal Sonesta Hotel for the NBER

 

8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

 

9:00 am

Andrey Malenko, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Steven Grenadier, Stanford University
Nadya Malenko, Boston College
Timing Decisions in Organizations: Communication and Authority in a Dynamic Environment

Discussant: Marina Halac, Columbia University

 

10:00 am

Break

 

10:15 am

Birger Wernerfelt, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Size of Markets and the Scope of Firms

Discussant: Patrick Legros, ECARES

 

11:15 am

Break

 

11:30 am

Danielle Li, Harvard University

Mitchell Hoffman, University of Toronto
Lisa Kahn, Yale University and NBER
Discretion in Hiring

 

Discussant: Amanda Pallais, Harvard University and NBER

 

12:30 pm

Break

 

1:00 pm

Luis Garicano, London School of Economics

Luis Rayo, University of Utah

Why Organizations Fail: Models and Cases

 

Open discussion

 

2:30 pm

Adjourn