Productivity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Program Meeting

Nicholas Bloom, Serguey Braguinsky, Sabrina T. Howell, and Josh Lerner, Organizers

March 15, 2019

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

Conference Code of Conduct

Thursday, March 14
6:00 pm
Group Dinner - Bambara Restaurant at Hotel Marlowe (across the street from the Royal Sonesta Hotel)
Friday, March 15
8:30 am
Continental Breakfast
9:00 am
Introductions
High Skill Labor Productivity
9:05 am
Greer K. Gosnell, Rethink Possibilities
John A. List, University of Chicago and NBER
Robert Metcalfe, University of Southern California and NBER

The Impact of Management Practices on Employee Productivity: A Field Experiment with Airline Captains
9:50 am
Achyuta Adhvaryu, University of California, San Diego and NBER
Anant Nyshadham, University of Michigan and NBER
Jorge A. Tamayo, Harvard University

Managerial Quality and Productivity Dynamics
10:35 am
Break
Innovation
10:55 am
George P. Ball, Indiana University
Jeffrey Macher, Georgetown University
Ariel Dora Stern, Harvard University

Recalls, Innovation, and Competitor Response: Evidence from Medical Device Firms
11:40 am
Laurent Fresard, University of Lugano and SFI
Gerard Hoberg, University of Southern California
Donald E. Bowen III, University of Maryland

Technological Disruptiveness and the Evolution of IPOs and Sell-Outs
12:25 pm
Lunch
1:25 pm
Shai Bernstein, Harvard University and NBER
Rebecca Diamond, Stanford University and NBER
Timothy McQuade, University of California, Berkeley
Beatriz Pousada, Stanford University

The Contribution of High-Skilled Immigrants to Innovation in the United States
2:10 pm
Break
IT and Digitization
2:30 pm
Nicolas Crouzet, Northwestern University
Apoorv Gupta, Dartmouth College
Filippo Mezzanotti, Northwestern University

Shocks and Technology Adoption: Evidence from Electronic Payment Systems
3:15 pm
Timothy J. DeStefano, Georgetown University
Richard Kneller, University of Nottingham
Jonathan D. Timmis, World Bank

Cloud Computing and Firm Growth
4:00 pm
Adjourn
Meeting format: 30 minutes for presentations and 15 minutes for Q&A.