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SI 2016 Industrial Organization

Michael Whinston and Steven Tadelis, Organizers

July 22-23, 2016

Royal Sonesta Hotel
Charles Suites

40 Edwin H. Land Blvd.
Cambridge, MA



Friday, July 22



8:30 am

Coffee and Pastries


Morning session is joint with the Economics of IT and Digitization, Ballroom A, West Tower

9:00 am

Kenneth Arrow, Stanford University
L. Kamran Bilir, University of Wisconsin
Alan Sorensen,
University of Wisconsin and NBER
Information and Innovation Diffusion: The Case of Pharmaceuticals in the United States


Discussant: Benjamin Handel, University of California at Berkeley and NBER

9:50 am


10:05 am

Chiara Farronato, Harvard University
Andrey Fradkin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Market Structure with the Entry of Peer-to-Peer Platforms: The Case of Hotels and Airbnb

Discussant: Matthew Backus, Columbia University and NBER

10:55 am


11:10 am

Greg Lewis, Microsoft Research New England and NBER
Georgios Zervas, Boston University
The Welfare Impact of Consumer Reviews: A Case Study of the Hotel Industry


Discussant: Ryan McDevitt, Duke University

12:00 pm



Industrial Organization Workshop - Charles Suites (East Tower)

1:30 pm

Oyvind Thomassen, Seoul National University
Howard Smith, Oxford University
Stephan Seiler, Stanford University
Pasquale Schiraldi, London School of Economics
Multi-Category Competition and Market Power: A Model of Supermarket Pricing

Discussant: Jean-Pierre Dube, University of Chicago and NBER

2:30 pm


2:45 pm

Ying Fan, University of Michigan
Chenyu Yang, University of Michigan
Competition, Product Proliferation and Welfare: A Study of the U.S. Smartphone Market

Discussant: Andrew Sweeting, University of Maryland and NBER

4:00 pm

Javier Donna, The Ohio State University
Jose-Antonio Espin-Sanchez, Yale University
The Illiquidity of Water Markets: Efficient Institutions for Water Allocation in Southeastern Spain

Discussant: Jakub Kastl, Princeton University and NBER

5:00 pm


6:15 pm

Group Dinner at the Hotel Marlowe (Serrano BC)

Saturday, July 23

8:30 am

Coffee and Pastries

9:00 am

Jose Azar, Charles River Associates
Sahil Raina, University of Michigan
Martin Schmalz, University of Michigan
Ultimate Ownership and Bank Competition

Discussant: Judith Chevalier, Yale University and NBER

10:00 am


10:15 am

Fanyin Zheng, Columbia University
Spatial Competition and Preemptive Entry in the Discount Retail Industry

Discussant: Panle Jia-Barwick, Cornell University and NBER

11:15 am


11:30 am

Mitsuru Igami, Yale University
Kosuke Uetake, Yale University
Mergers, Innovation, and Entry-Exit Dynamics: Consolidation of the Hard Disk Drive Industry, 1996–2015

Discussant: Allan Collard-Wexler, Duke University and NBER

12:30 pm


1:30 pm

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

Patrick Bajari, University of Washington and NBER

2:30 pm