SI 2018 Industrial Organization

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Mar Reguant and Carl Shapiro, Organizers

July 19-20, 2018

Royal Sonesta Hotel
Charles Room
40 Edwin H. Land Blvd.
Cambridge, MA

Conference Code of Conduct

Thursday, July 19
12:00 pm
1:00 pm
Alexander MacKay, Harvard University
Nathan H. Miller, Georgetown University
Instrument-Free Demand Estimation
Discussant: Steven T. Berry, Yale University and NBER
2:00 pm
Christopher Conlon, New York University
Julie H. Mortimer, Boston College and NBER
Empirical Properties of Diversion Ratios (slides)
Discussant: Fiona Scott Morton, Yale University and NBER
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
Karam Kang, Carnegie Mellon University
Bernardo S. Silveira, University of California at Los Angeles
Understanding Disparities in Punishment: Regulator Preferences and Expertise
Discussant: Jose-Miguel Abito, University of Pennsylvania
4:15 pm
Wesley Blundell, California State University, East Bay
Gautam Gowrisankaran, University of Arizona and NBER
Ashley Langer, University of Arizona
Escalation of Scrutiny: The Gains from Dynamic Enforcement of Environmental Regulations (slides)
Discussant: Paul T. Scott, New York University
5:00 pm
6:15 pm
Group Dinner - Ballroom B, Royal Sonesta Hotel
Friday, July 20
8:30 am
Coffee and Pastries
First two morning papers joint with IT and Digitization in Ballroom
9:00 am
Alejandro Molnar, The World Bank
Daniel Mangrum, Vanderbilt University
The Marginal Congestion of a Taxi in New York City
Discussant: Thomas N. Hubbard, Northwestern University and NBER
9:45 am
Meng Liu, Washington University in St. Louis
Erik Brynjolfsson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Jason Dowlatabadi, Uber Technologies
Do Digital Platforms Reduce Moral Hazard? The Case of Taxis and Uber
Discussant: M. Keith Chen, University of California at Los Angeles
10:30 am
Industrial Organization continues in the Charles Rooms
10:45 am
Aaron Chatterji, Duke University and NBER
Matthew R. Grennan, University of Pennsylvania and NBER
Kyle R. Myers, Harvard University
Ashley Swanson, Columbia University and NBER
Welfare Effects of Physician-Industry Interactions: Evidence From Patent Expiration
Discussant: Heidi L. Williams, Stanford University and NBER
11:30 am
Pierre Dubois, Toulouse School of Economics
Morten Sæthre, Norwegian School of Economics
On the Effect of Parallel Trade on Manufacturers' and Retailers' Profits in the Pharmaceutical Sector
Discussant: Marc Rysman, Boston University
12:15 pm
1:15 pm
Panel Discussion
“Competitiveness Trends in the U.S. Economy: Gathering Evidence”
Moderator: Carl Shapiro, University of California at Berkeley and NBER
Panelists: Florian Ederer, Sharat Ganapati, Ben Leyden, Ioana Marinescu, and Ian McCarthy will address the general topic with reference to their own papers:
Colleen M. Cunningham, London Business School
Florian Ederer, Yale University
Song Ma, Yale University
Killer Acquisitions (slides)
Sharat Ganapati, Georgetown University
Oligopolies, Prices, Output, and Productivity
Gaurab Aryal, University of Virginia
Federico Ciliberto, University of Virginia
Ben T. Leyden, Cornell University
Public Communication and Collusion in the Airline Industry
Haizhen Lin, Indiana University and NBER
Ian McCarthy, Emory University and NBER
Multimarket Contact in Health Insurance (slides)
José A. Azar, IESE Business School
Ioana Marinescu, University of Pennsylvania and NBER
Marshall I. Steinbaum, Roosevelt Institute
Labor Market Concentration
2:30 pm
3:00 pm
Thomas R. Covert, University of Chicago and NBER
Ryan Kellogg, University of Chicago and NBER
Crude by Rail, Option Value, and Pipeline Investment
Discussant: Giulia Brancaccio, Cornell University
3:45 pm
Emek Basker, U.S. Census Bureau
Timothy Simcoe, Boston University and NBER
Upstream, Downstream: Diffusion and Impacts of the Universal Product Code
Discussant: Chad Syverson, University of Chicago and NBER
4:30 pm
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