Industrial Organization Program Meeting

Thomas R. Covert, Ginger Zhe Jin, and Ali Yurukoglu, Organizers

February 12-13, 2021


Conference Code of Conduct

Friday, February 12
Presentation format: 25 minutes presenter, 10 minutes discussant, 15 minutes audience Q&A
12:00 pm
Matthew Backus, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
Christopher Conlon, New York University and NBER
Michael Sinkinson, Yale University and NBER

Common Ownership and Competition in the Ready-To-Eat Cereal Industry (slides)
Discussant: Florian Ederer, Yale University and NBER
12:50 pm
1:00 pm
Chiara Farronato, Harvard University and NBER
Jessica Y. Fong, University of Michigan
Andrey Fradkin, Boston University

Dog Eat Dog: Measuring Network Effects Using a Digital Platform Merger
Discussant: Jing Li, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1:50 pm
2:00 pm
Andrew Butters, Indiana University
Jackson Dorsey, Indiana University
Gautam Gowrisankaran, Columbia University and NBER

Soaking Up the Sun: Battery Investment, Renewable Energy, and Market Equilibrium
Discussant: Mar Reguant, Northwestern University and NBER
2:50 pm
3:00 pm
Jie Bai, Harvard University and NBER
Panle Jia Barwick, Cornell University and NBER
Shengmao Cao, Stanford University
Shanjun Li, Cornell University and NBER

Quid Pro Quo, Knowledge Spillover, and Industrial Quality Upgrading: Evidence from the Chinese Auto Industry
Discussant: Thomas G. Wollmann, University of Chicago and NBER
3:50 pm
Breakout rooms
4:30 pm
Saturday, February 13
Special session on online economy
Presentation format: 20 minutes presenter, 10 minutes discussant, 10 minutes audience Q&A
12:00 pm
Joerg Claussen, University of Munich
Christian W. Peukert, HEC Lausanne
Ananya Sen, Carnegie Mellon University

The Editor and the Algorithm: Returns to Data and Externalities in Online News
Discussant: Julia Cagé, Sciences Po
12:40 pm
Navdeep S. Sahni, Stanford University
Charles Y. Zhang, Stanford University

Are Consumers Averse to Sponsored Messages? The Role of Search Advertising in Information Discovery
Discussant: Thomas Blake, Amazon
1:20 pm
Michael Ostrovsky, Stanford University and NBER

Choice Screen Auctions
Discussant: John Asker, University of California, Los Angeles and NBER
2:00 pm
Presentation format for the next 2 papers: 25 minutes presenter, 10 minutes discussant, 15 minutes audience Q&A
2:10 pm
Daniel Bjorkegren, Brown University
Joshua Blumenstock, University of California at Berkeley
Samsun Knight, Brown University

Manipulation Proof Machine Learning
Discussant: Gregory Lewis, Amazon
3:00 pm
3:10 pm
Tuba Tuncel, HEC Montreal

Should We Prevent Off-Label Drug Prescriptions? Empirical Evidence from France
Discussant: Shoshana Vasserman, Stanford University and NBER
4:00 pm
Breakout rooms
4:30 pm