Economics of Privacy

Avi Goldfarb and Catherine Tucker, Organizers

March 31 - April 1, 2022

Washington, DC and Zoom.us

Conference Code of Conduct

Thursday, March 31
12:00 n
Lunch - The Backroom at Kingbird
1:00 pm
Laura C. Derksen, University of Toronto
Anita McGahan, University of Toronto
Leandro S. Pongeluppe, University of Toronto

Privacy at What Cost? Using Electronic Medical Records to Recover Lapsed Patients into HIV Care
Discussant: Amalia R. Miller, University of Virginia and NBER
1:45 pm
Break
2:00 pm
Raveesh Mayya, New York University
Siva Viswanathan, University of Maryland

Delaying Informed Consent: An Empirical Investigation of Mobile Apps’ Upgrade Decisions
Miremad Soleymanian, Simon Fraser University
Charles Weinberg, University of British Columbia
Ting Zhu, Purdue University

Privacy Concerns, Economic Benefits, and Consumer Decisions: A Multi-Period Panel Study of Consumer Choices in the Automobile Insurance Industry
Joseph R. Buckman, Georgia State University
Idris Adjerid, Virginia Tech
Catherine Tucker, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER

Privacy Regulation and Barriers to Public Health
3:15 pm
Break
3:45 pm
Dirk Bergemann, Yale University
Alessandro Bonatti, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Data, Competition and Digital Platforms
Discussant: Laura Veldkamp, Columbia University and NBER
4:30 pm
Keynote Speaker:
Elizabeth Goitein, Co-Director, Liberty & National Security Program Brennan Center for Justice (Slides)
5:30 pm
Adjourn
6:00 pm
Reception and Group Dinner at the Watergate Hotel, The Backroom at Kingbird
Friday, April 1
8:30 am
Continental Breakfast
9:00 am
Martin Beraja, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Andrew Kao, Harvard University
David Y. Yang, Harvard University and NBER
Noam Yuchtman, University of Oxford

AI-tocracy
Discussant: Peter Lombard Lorentzen, University of San Francisco
9:45 am
Tania Babina, Columbia University and NBER
Greg Buchak, Stanford University
Will Gornall, University of British Columbia

Customer Data Access and Fintech Entry: Early Evidence from Open Banking
Discussant: Maryam Farboodi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
10:30 am
Break
11:00 am
Vincent Lefrere, Institut-Mines Télécom
Logan Warberg, Carnegie Mellon University
Cristobal Cheyre, Cornell University
Veronica Marotta, University of Minnesota
Alessandro Acquisti, Carnegie Mellon University

The Impact of the GDPR on Content Providers (slides)
Yu Zhao, University of Pennsylvania
Pinar Yildirim, University of Pennsylvania and NBER
Pradeep Chintagunta, University of Chicago

Privacy Regulations and Online Search Friction: Evidence from GDPR (slides)
Simona Abis, Columbia University
Mehmet I. Canayaz, Pennsylvania State University
Ilja Kantorovitch, EPFL
Roxana Mihet, HEC Lausanne
Huan Tang, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Privacy Laws and Value of Personal Data (slides)
Karlo Lukic, Goethe University Frankfurt
Klaus M. Miller, HEC Paris
Bernd Skiera, Goethe University

The Impact of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on the Amount of Online Tracking
Rajkumar Venkatesan, University of Virginia
S. Arunachalam, Indian School of Business
Kiran Pedada, Indian School of Business

Short Run Effects of Generalized Data Protection Act on Returns from AI Acquisitions
Discussant: Joel Waldfogel, University of Minnesota and NBER
12:30 pm
Lunch -T he Backroom at Kingbird
1:30 pm
Long Chen, Luohan Academy
Yadong Huang, Luohan Academy
Shumiao Ouyang, University of Oxford
Wei Xiong, Princeton University and NBER

The Data Privacy Paradox and Digital Demand
Discussant: Laura Brandimarte, Univeristy of Arizona
2:15 pm
Break
2:30 pm
Daniel Goroff, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Erica Groshen, Cornell University

Disclosure Avoidance and the 2020 Census: What Do Researchers Need to Know?
Denis Nekipelov, University of Virginia
Tatiana Komarova, London School of Economics

Identification and Formal Privacy Guarantees
Discussant: Catherine Tucker, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
3:30 pm
Adjourn