Economics of Artificial Intelligence Conference

Ajay K. Agrawal, Joshua S. Gans, Avi Goldfarb, and Catherine Tucker, Organizers

September 22, 2023

Format: 20 minutes for presentation, 10 minutes for discussion, and 15 minutes for Q&A.

Conference Code of Conduct

Thursday, September 21
6:30 pm
Group Dinner
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Dual Citizen Restaurant, lobby level
(across the street from the Shangri-La)
Friday, September 22
8:00 am
Continental Breakfast
8:30 am
Welcome and Introductions:
Ajay Agrawal, University of Toronto and NBER
8:50 am
Governor Lisa D. Cook, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
9:15 am
Charles I. Jones, Stanford University and NBER

The A.I. Dilemma: Growth versus Existential Risk
Discussant: Joshua S. Gans, University of Toronto and NBER
10:00 am
10:30 am
Jens Ludwig, University of Chicago and NBER
Sendhil Mullainathan, University of Chicago and NBER

Machine Learning as a Tool for Hypothesis Generation
Discussant: John McHale, University of Galway
11:15 am
Tyna Eloundou, OpenAI
Sam J. Manning, OpenResearch
Pamela Mishkin, OpenAI
Daniel Rock, University of Pennsylvania

GPTs are GPTs: An Early Look at the Labor Market Impact Potential of Large Language Models
Discussant: Timothy F. Bresnahan, Stanford University
12:00 pm
1:00 pm
Runshan Fu, New York University
Ginger Zhe Jin, University of Maryland and NBER
Meng Liu, Washington University in St. Louis

Does Human-Algorithm Feedback Loop Lead to Error Propagation? Evidence from Zillow’s Zestimate
Discussant: Emilio Calvano, LUISS University
1:45 pm
Hamid Firooz, University of Rochester
Zheng Liu, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Yajie Wang, University of Missouri

Automation and the Rise of Superstar Firms
Discussant: Maryam Farboodi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
2:30 pm
3:00 pm
Kai Hao Yang, Yale University
Philipp Strack, Yale University

Privacy Preserving Signals
Discussant: Shota Ichihashi, Queen's University
3:45 pm
Xiaoxia Lei, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Yixing Chen, Notre Dame University
Ananya Sen, Carnegie Mellon University

The Value of External Data for Digital Platforms: Evidence from a Field Experiment on Search Suggestions
Discussant: Abhishek Nagaraj, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
4:30 pm
Wrap up and closing remarks:
Avi Goldfarb, University of Toronto and NBER
4:45 pm