Megafirms and the Post-COVID Economy

Chad Syverson and John Van Reenen, Organizers

April 22, 2022

Cambridge, MA and on

Conference Code of Conduct

Friday, April 22
8:00 am
Coffee and Pastries
8:25 am
8:30 am
Maarten C. De Ridder, London School of Economics

Market Power and Innovation in the Intangible Economy
9:15 am
Renjie Bao, Princeton University
Jan De Loecker, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Jan Eeckhout, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Are Managers Paid for Market Power?
10:00 am
10:10 am
Hanwei Huang, City University of Hong Kong
Kalina Manova, University College London
Oscar Perello, University College London
Frank Pisch, Technical University of Darmstadt

Firm Heterogeneity and Imperfect Competition in Global Production Networks
10:55 am
Spencer Yongwook Kwon, Brown University
Yueran Ma, University of Chicago and NBER
Kaspar Zimmermann, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

100 Years of Rising Corporate Concentration
11:40 am
11:50 am
Keynote Address: The Future of Platform Regulation
Jean Tirole, Toulouse School of Economics
12:40 pm
1:25 pm
Bo Cowgill, Columbia University
Andrea Prat, Columbia University and NBER
Tommaso Valletti, Imperial College London

Political Power and Market Power
2:10 pm
Ginger Zhe Jin, University of Maryland and NBER
Mario Leccese, University of Maryland
Liad Wagman, Illinois Institute of Technology

How Do Top Acquirers Compare in Technology Mergers? New Evidence from an S&P Taxonomy
2:55 pm
3:05 pm
Hendrik Döpper, Duesseldorf Institute for Competition Economics
Alexander MacKay, Harvard University
Nathan H. Miller, Georgetown University
Joel Stiebale, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf

Rising Markups and the Role of Consumer Preferences
3:50 pm
Florian Ederer, Boston University and NBER
Bruno Pellegrino, Columbia University

A Tale of Two Networks: Common Ownership and Product Market Rivalry
4:35 pm
4:40 pm