SI 2019 IT and Digitization

Erik Brynjolfsson, Shane Greenstein, Susan Athey, and Hal R. Varian, Organizers

July 18-19, 2019


Royal Sonesta Hotel, 40 Edwin H. Land Blvd., Cambr

Conference Code of Conduct

Thursday, July 18
8:30 am
Coffee and Pastries
9:00 am
9:10 am
Estrella Gomez-Herrera, European Commission
Frank Mueller-Langer, European Commission

Is There a Gender Wage Gap in Online Labor Markets? Evidence from Over 250,000 Projects and 2.5 Million Wage Bill Proposals
Discussant: Rebecca Diamond, Stanford University and NBER
9:55 am
Samuel Goldberg, Stanford University
Garrett Johnson, Boston University
Scott Shriver, University of Colorado at Boulder

Regulating Privacy Online: The Early Impact of the GDPR on European Web Traffic and E-commerce
Discussant: Catherine Tucker, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
10:40 am
11:00 am
Michael Greenstone, University of Chicago and NBER
Guojun He, University of Hong Kong
Ruixue Jia, University of California, San Diego and NBER
Tong Liu, National University of Singapore

Can Technology Solve the Principal-Agent Problem? Evidence from Pollution Monitoring in China
Discussant: Christopher R. Knittel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
11:45 am
Chiara Farronato, Harvard University and NBER
Andrey Fradkin, Boston University
Bradley Larsen, Washington University at St Louis and NBER
Erik Brynjolfsson, Stanford University and NBER

Consumer Protection in an Online World: An Analysis of Occupational Licensing
Discussant: Ryan C. McDevitt, Duke University and NBER
12:30 pm
Parallel Sessions
1:30 pm
Ariel Dora Stern, Harvard University
Cirrus Foroughi, Harvard University

Who Drives Digital Innovation? Evidence from the U.S. Medical Device Industry
Discussant: Mara Lederman, University of Toronto
1:30 pm
Skyline CDE
Susan Athey, Stanford University and Department of Justice and NBER
Billy A. Ferguson, Stanford University
Matthew Gentzkow, Stanford University and NBER
Tobias Schmidt

Experienced Segregation
Discussant: Jessie Handbury, University of Pennsylvania and NBER
2:05 pm
Jay Dixen, Statistics Canada
Bryan Hong, New York University
Lynn Wu, University of Pennsylvania

The Employment Consequences of Robots: Firm-level Evidence
Discussant: Robert Seamans, New York University
2:05 pm
Skyline CDE
Karsten Müller, National University of Singapore
Carlo Schwarz, Bocconi University

Fanning the Flames of Hate: Social Media and Hate Crime
Discussant: Matthew Gentzkow, Stanford University and NBER
2:40 pm
Susan Helper, Case Western Reserve University and NBER
Robert Seamans, New York University
Raphael Martins, New York University

Complements or Substitutes? Firm Level Management of Labor and Technology (slides)
Discussant: John Van Reenen, London School of Economics and NBER
2:40 pm
Lukasz Rachel, University College London

Leisure-enhancing Technological Change (slides)
Discussant: Austan Goolsbee, University of Chicago
3:15 pm
3:30 pm
Moshe A. Barach, University of Minnesota
John Horton, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Joseph Golden,

Steering in Online Markets: The Role of Platform Incentives and Credibility
Discussant: Catherine Thomas, London School of Economics
3:30 pm
Skyline CDE
Gonzalo Cisternas, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Alessandro Bonatti, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Consumer Scores and Price Discrimination
Discussant: Joshua S. Gans, University of Toronto and NBER
4:05 pm
Rodrigo Belo, Erasmus University
Ting Li, Erasmus University

Referral Programs for Platform Growth: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment (slides)
Discussant: Elizabeth Mishkin, Uber
4:05 pm
Skyline CDE
Tarun Ramadorai, Imperial College London
Antoine Uettwiller, Imperial College London
Ansgar Walther, Imperial College London

The Market for Data Privacy
Discussant: Avi Goldfarb, University of Toronto and NBER
4:40 pm
Christoph Riedl, Northeastern University
Tom Grad, Copenhagen Business School
Christopher Lettl, Wirtschaftsuniversitaet Wien

Strategic Behavior in Contests with Ability Heterogeneous Agents: Evidence from Field Data
Discussant: Jennifer Brown, University of Utah
4:40 pm
Skyline CDE
Andrea Mantovani, University of Bologna
Claudio A. Piga, University of Genova
Carlo Reggiani, University of Manchester

Much Ado About Nothing? Online Platform Parity Clauses and the EU Case
Discussant: Carl Shapiro, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
5:15 pm
6:00 pm
Reception and Dinner at Hotel Marlowe (Serrano Ballroom BC)
across the street from the Royal Sonesta Hotel
Friday, July 19
8:30 am
Coffee and Pastries
Morning Joint with IO
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 (slides)
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 Zettelmeyer Northwestern University and NBER
12:30 pm
1:30 pm
Michael Bailey, Facebook
Drew M. Johnston, Harvard University
Theresa Kuchler, New York University and NBER
Johannes Stroebel, New York University and NBER
Arlene Wong, Princeton University and NBER

Peer Effects in Product Adoption
Discussant: Dean Eckles, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2:15 pm
2:30 pm
Matthew Backus, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
Thomas Blake, Amazon
Bradley Larsen, Washington University at St Louis and NBER
Steven Tadelis, University of California, Berkeley and NBER

Sequential Bargaining in the Field: Evidence from Millions of Online Bargaining Interactions
Discussant: John J. Horton, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
3:15 pm
3:30 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: Andrey Fradkin, Boston University
4:30 pm
Poster Session

Yannis Bakos, New York University
Hanna Halaburda, New York University
Due Diligence and Token Tradability

Bo Cowgill, Columbia University
The Impact of Algorithms on Judicial Discretion: Evidence from Regression Discontinuities

Nirupama Kulkarni, CAFRAL
Subrata Kumar Ritadhi, CAFRAL
Cash Supply Shock and Formalization -- Evidence from India's Demonetization Episode

Michael A. Ribers, University of Copenhagen
Hannes Ullrich, DIW Berlin
Battling Antibiotic Resistance: Can Machine Learning Improve Prescribing

Yangguang Huang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
A Model of Sales on Online Platforms

Timothy J. DeStefano, OECD
Richard Kneller, Unversity of Nottingham
Jonathan Timmis, University of Nottingham
Cloud and Big Data Diffusion: Are Capital Incentives an Incentive?

Olga Slivko, Centre for European Economic Research
Online "Brain Gain'': Do Immigrants Return Knowledge Home?

Anita Rao, University of Chicago
Selin Akca, University of Zurich
Value of Aggregators

Lee G. Branstetter, Carnegie Mellon University and NBER
Dean Alderucci, Carnegie Mellon University
Eduard Hovy, Carnegie Mellon University
Andrew Runge, Carnegie Mellon University
Nikolas Zolas, U.S. Census Bureau
Quantifying the Impact of AI on Productivity and Labor Demand: Evidence from U.S. Census Microdata

Martin Watzinger, University of Munich
The Adoption of Enterprise Resource Planning Systems and the Productivity of Small Firms

Emilio Calvano, University of Bologna
Giacomo Calzolari, European University Institute
Vincenzo Denicola, University of Bologna
Sergio Pastorello, University of Bologna
Artificial Intelligence, Algorithmic Pricing and Collusion

Marcello Miccoli, Stanford University
Cristina Angelico, Bocconi University
Juri Marcucci, Bank of Italy
Marcello Miccoli, Stanford University
Filippo Quarta, Bank of Italy
Can We Measure Inflation Expectations Using Twitter?

Miguel Godinho de Matos, Catolica Lisbon
Idris Adjerid, Virginia Tech
Consumer Behavior and Firm Targeting after GDPR: The Case of a Telecom Provider in Europe

Shariq Mohammed, University of Michigan
Designing for Racial Impartiality: The Impact of Relocating Host Photos on the Airbnb Website

Julian Kolev, SMU
Wendy A. Bradley, SMU
Can Piracy Increase Innovation? The Software Industry's Response to Online File Sharing

Klaus Ackermann, Monash University
Simon Angus, Monash University
Allison Lassiter, University of Pennsylvania
Paul Raschky, Monash University
Internet and Subnational Economic Growth Worldwide: Evidence from A Spatial RDD Approach

Jin-Hyuk Kim, University of Colorado
Peter Newberry, Pennsylvania State University
Liad Wagman, Illinois Institute of Technology
Ran Wolff, Yahoo! Research
Local Network Effects in the Adoption of a Digital Platform

Alberto G. Rossi, University of Maryland
Stephen Utkus, Vanguard
The Needs and Wants in Financial Advice: Human versus Robo-Advising

Joseba Martinez, London Business School
Automation, Growth and Factor Shares

Christian Volpe Martincus, Inter-American Development Bank
Jeronimo Carballo, University of Colorado
Marisol Rodriguez Chatruc, Inter-American Development Bank
Information and Exports: Firm-Level Evidence from an Online Business Platform

Matthijs Wildenbeest, Indiana University
Babur De los Santos, Clemson University
Daniel P. O'Brien, Compass Lexecon
Agency Pricing and Bargaining: Empirical Evidence from the E-book Market
5:30 pm
Reception in Ballroom Foyer
Friday, February 21
2:30 pm
Chiara Farronato, Harvard University and NBER
Andrey Fradkin, Boston University
Bradley Larsen, Washington University at St Louis and NBER
Erik Brynjolfsson, Stanford University and NBER

Consumer Protection in an Online World: An Analysis of Occupational Licensing