SI 2019 Industrial Organization

Nikhil Agarwal, Panle Jia Barwick, Andrew Sweeting, and Liran Einav, Organizers

July 19-20, 2019

Parkview Room

Royal Sonesta Hotel, Edwin H. Land Blvd., Cambridge, MA

Conference Code of Conduct

Friday, July 19
8:30 am
Coffee and Pastries
Morning session will be held jointly with the Digitization group (Ballroom A)
9:00 am
Yizhou Jin, University of Toronto
Shoshana Vasserman, Stanford University and NBER

Buying Data from Consumers: The Impact of Monitoring Programs in U.S. Auto Insurance
Discussant: Ginger Zhe Jin, University of Maryland and NBER
10:00 am
10:20 am
Jean Tirole, Toulouse School of Economics

Digital Dystopia
11:10 am
Panel Discussion: Market Power in the 'Big Data' Economy
Susan Athey, Stanford University and NBER
Dirk Bergemann, Yale University
Fiona Scott-Morton, Yale University and NBER
Carl Shapiro, University of California at Berkeley and NBER
Florian Zettlemeyer Northwestern University and NBER
12:30 pm
Industrial Organization continues (Parkview Room)
2:00 pm
Tracy Xiao Liu, Tsinghua University
Zhixi Wan, University of Hong Kong
Chenyu Yang, University of Maryland

The Efficiency of A Dynamic Decentralized Two-sided Matching Market
Discussant: Tobias Salz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
3:00 pm
3:15 pm
Nathan H. Miller, Georgetown University
Gloria Sheu, Federal Reserve Board
Matthew C. Weinberg, The Ohio State University

Oligopolistic Price Leadership and Mergers: The United States Beer Industry (slides)
Discussant: Michael D. Whinston, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
4:15 pm
4:30 pm
Jose Ignacio Cuesta, Stanford University and NBER
Carlos E. Noton, University of Chile
Benjamin Vatter, Stanford University

Vertical Integration between Hospitals and Insurers
Discussant: Kate Ho, Princeton University and NBER
5:30 pm
6:45 pm
Dinner - Royal Sonesta Hotel, Riverfront Room
Saturday, July 20
8:45 am
Coffee and Pastries
9:15 am
Steven T. Berry, Yale University and NBER
Giovanni Compiani, University of Chicago

An Instrumental Variable Approach to Dynamic Models (slides)
Discussant: Allan Collard-Wexler, Duke University and NBER
10:15 am
10:30 am
David Abrams, University of Pennsylvania
Ufuk Akcigit, University of Chicago and NBER
Gokhan Oz, University of Pennsylvania
Jeremy G. Pearce, University of Chicago

The Patent Troll: Benign Middleman or Stick-Up Artist?
Discussant: Josh Lerner, Harvard University and NBER
11:30 am
12:45 pm
Eric Budish, University of Chicago and NBER
Robin S. Lee, Harvard University and NBER
John Shim, University of Notre Dame

Will the Market Fix the Market? A Theory of Stock Exchange Competition and Innovation
Discussant: Jakub Kastl, Princeton University and NBER
1:45 pm
2:00 pm
Claudia Allende, Stanford University and NBER
Francisco Gallego, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Christopher Neilson, Yale University and NBER

Approximating the Equilibrium Effects of Informed School Choice
Discussant: Paulo J. Somaini, Stanford University and NBER
3:00 pm
3:15 pm
Lysle Boller, Duke University
Fiona Scott-Morton, Yale University and NBER

Testing the Theory of Common Stock Ownership
Discussant: Nancy L. Rose, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
4:15 pm
The format for this workshop will be as follows:
- 30 minutes for presentations
- 10 minutes for discussants
- 20 minutes for general discussion and questions from the audience