NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH, INC.

 

SUMMER INSTITUTE 2009

 

Productivity Program: Information Technology and Economics

 

Susan Athey, Erik Brynjolfsson and Hal Varian, Organizers

 

Royal Sonesta Hotel

5 Cambridge Parkway

Cambridge, Massachusetts

 

July 23-24, 2010

 

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

 

FRIDAY, JULY 23:

 

 

12:00 n

Lunch

 

 

12:30 pm 

Welcome

 

 

 

Panel: IT and Economics on the Internet

 

Eric Brill, eBay

 

Rich Miner, Google

 

Irving Wladawsky-Berger, IBM and MIT

 

 

1:30 pm 

Break

 

 

1:40 pm    

Sinan Aral, New York University

 

Dylan Walker, New York University

 

Creating Social Contagion Through Viral Product Design: Theory and Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment

 

 

 

Discussant: Markus Mobius, Harvard

 

 

2:40 pm

Break

 

 

2:50 pm 

Jacob Goldenberg, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 

Gal Oestreicher-Singer, Tel Aviv University

 

Schachar Reichman, Tel Aviv University

 

The Quest for Content: The Integration of Product Networks and Social Networks in Online Content Exploration

 

 

 

Discussant: Juanjuan Zhang, MIT

 

 

3:50 pm

Break

 

 

4:10 pm

Ananidya Ghose, New York University

 

Panos Ipeirotis, New York University

 

Beibei Li, New York University

 

Estimating Demand in the Hotel Industry by Mining User-Generated and Crowdsourced Content

 

 

 

Discussant: Aviv Nevo, Northwestern

 

 

5:10 pm

Adjourn

 

 

6:30 pm

Group dinner,

 

Bambara Restaurant, 25 Edwin H. Land Blvd., Cambridge ,MA (across the street from the Sonesta)

 

 

SATURDAY, JULY 24:

 

 

8:30 am

Coffee and Pastries

 

 

9:00 am

Rahul Telang, Carnegie-Mellon University

 

Rodrigo Belo, IST Technical University of Lisbon

 

Pedro Ferriera, Carnegie Mellon University

 

The Effects of Broadband in Schools: Evidence from Portugal

 

 

 

Discussant: Shane Greenstein, Northwestern

10:00 am

Break

 

 

10:10 am

Prasanna Tambe, New York University

 

Lorin Hitt, University of Pennsylvania

 

Job Hopping, Knowledge Spillovers and Regional Returns to Information Technology Investments

 

 

 

Discussant: David Autor, MIT

 

 

 

 

11:10 am

Break

 

 

11:20 am

Avi Goldfarb, University of Toronto

 

Catherine Tucker, MIT

 

Privacy Regulation and Online Advertising

 

 

 

Discussant: Alessandro Acquisti, Carnegie-Mellon University

 

 

12:20 pm

Adjourn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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