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
10:40 am
12:30 pm
Parallel Sessions
3:15 pm
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
10:00 am
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
2:15 pm
3:15 pm
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, Stanford University and NBER
Erik Brynjolfsson, Stanford University and NBER

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