Organizational Economics Meeting

Robert S. Gibbons, Organizer

April 12-13, 2019

NBER, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 1050 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

Conference Code of Conduct

Friday, April 12
8:30 am
Continental Breakfast
9:00 am
Devesh Rustagi, University of Warwick

Waiting for Napoleon? Historical Democracy and Norms of Cooperation
Discussant: Charles Angelucci, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
10:00 am
10:15 am
Monica Martinez-Bravo, Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros (CEMFI)
Gerard Padró I Miquel, Yale University and NBER
Nancy Qian, Northwestern University and NBER
Yang Yao, Peking University, China

The Rise and Fall of Local Elections in China: Theory and Empirical Evidence on the Autocrat’s Trade-off
Discussant: Xiao Yu Wang, CRI Foundation
11:15 am
11:30 am
Melanie Meng Xue, London School of Economics
Mark Koyama, George Mason University

Autocratic Rule and Social Capital: Evidence from Imperial China
Discussant: Vasiliki Fouka, Stanford University and NBER
12:30 pm
1:30 pm
Heikki Rantakari, University of Rochester

Simon Says? (Interpersonal) Authority in Organizations
Discussant: Eric Van den Steen, Harvard University
2:30 pm
2:45 pm
Guo Xu, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
Marianne Bertrand, University of Chicago and NBER
Robin Burgess, London School of Economics

Social Proximity and Bureaucrat Performance: Evidence from India
Discussant: Rema Hanna, Harvard University and NBER
3:45 pm
4:00 pm
Andrea Prat, Columbia University and NBER
Oriana Bandiera, London School of Economics
Michael C. Best, Columbia University and NBER
Adnan Khan, London School of Economics

Incentives and the Allocation of Authority in Organizations: A Field Experiment with Bureaucrats (slides)
Discussant: Gautam Rao, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
5:00 pm
6:00 pm
Group Dinner - Bambara Restaurant at Hotel Marlowe (across the street from the Royal Sonesta Hotel)

Saturday, April 13
8:15 am
Continental Breakfast
8:45 am
Christian Zehnder, University of Lausanne
Ernst Fehr, University of Zurich
Oliver D. Hart, Harvard University and NBER

Contracts, Conflicts and Communication
Discussant: David J. Cooper, University of Iowa
9:45 am
10:00 am
Mitchell Hoffman, University of California, Santa Barbara and NBER
Guido Friebel, Goethe University Frankfurt
Matthias Heinz, University of Cologne
Nick Zubanov, Goethe University Frankfurt

What Do Employee Referral Programs Do?
Discussant: Lori A. Beaman, Northwestern University and NBER
11:00 am
11:15 am
Daniela Scur, Cornell University
Renata Lemos, The World Bank

The Ties That Bind: Family CEOs, Management Practices and Firing Costs
Discussant: Zoe B. Cullen, Harvard University and NBER
12:15 pm
1:00 pm
Daniel V. Barron, Northwestern University
Yingni Guo, Northwestern University

The Use and Misuse of Coordinated Punishments
Discussant: Marina Halac, Yale University
2:00 pm
Oliver D. Hart, Harvard University and NBER
David Frydlinger, Cirio Law Firm

Overcoming Contractual Incompleteness: The Role of Guiding Principles
Discussant: Sylvain Chassang, Princeton University and NBER
3:00 pm