Economic Analysis of Regulation

Steve Cicala and James Poterba, Organizers

February 9, 2023

on Zoom

Conference Code of Conduct

Thursday, February 9
10:00 am
Welcome
James M. Poterba, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
10:15 am
John Van Reenen, London School of Economics and NBER
Philippe Aghion, London School of Economics
Antonin Bergeaud, HEC Paris

The Impact of Regulation on Innovation (slides)
10:45 am
Amitabh Chandra, Harvard University and NBER
Jennifer L. Kao, University of California, Los Angeles
Kathleen L. Miller, US Food and Drug Administration
Ariel Dora Stern, Harvard University

Regulatory Incentive for Innovation: The FDA's Breakthrough Therapy Designation
11:15 am
Parker Rogers, NBER

Regulating the Innovators: Approval Costs and Innovation in Medical Technologies
11:45 am
Break
12:15 pm
Keynote Address
Privacy Regulation and Digital Platforms: Early Lessons from GDPR
Fiona Scott Morton, Yale University and NBER
12:45pm
Francesco Decarolis, Bocconi University
Muxin Li, Bocconi University

Competition and Defaults in Online Search
1:15 pm
Break
1:30 pm
Elise S. Brezis, Bar-Ilan University

Regulating the Revolving Door of Regulators
2:00 pm
Gautam Gowrisankaran, Columbia University and NBER
Ashley Langer, University of Arizona and NBER
Mar Reguant, Northwestern University and NBER

Energy Transitions in Regulated Markets
2:30 pm
Break
2:45 pm
Daphne Armstrong, University of North Carolina
Stephen Glaeser, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Jeffrey L. Hoopes, University of North Carolina

Measuring Corporate Regulation
3:15 pm
Francesco Trebbi, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
Miao Ben Zhang, University of Southern California

The Cost of Regulatory Compliance in the United States
3:45 pm
Keynote Address
Assessing Regulatory Benefits and Costs: Lessons from Oil Price Controls
Catherine Wolfram, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
4:15 pm
Concluding Remarks
Steve Cicala, Tufts University and NBER
4:30 pm
Adjourn