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SI 2015 - Industrial Organization 

Kenneth Hendricks and James W. Roberts, Organizers 

July 17-18, 2015 

Charles Suites
Royal Sonesta Hotel
40 Edwin H. Land Blvd.
Cambridge, MA



Friday, July 17

8:30 am

Coffee and Pastries

Morning session is joint with the Economics of IT and Digitization Group
in Ballroom A (West Tower)

9:00 am

Matthew Backus, Cornell University
Tom Blake, ebay Research Labs
Steven Tadelis, University of California at Berkeley and NBER
Cheap Talk, Round Numbers, and the Economics of Negotiation

Discussant: Andrew Sweeting, University of Maryland and NBER

9:50 am


10:05 am

Patrick Bajari, University of Washington and NBER
Guido Imbens, Stanford University and NBER
Ana Gomez Lemmen Meyer, Amazon
Wilko Schulz-Mahlendorf, Amazon
Demand Estimation with High Dimensional Data and an Application to Amazon's Book Marketplace

Discussant: Peter Rossi, University of California at Los Angeles

10:55 am


11:10 am

Dominc Coey, eBay Research Labs
Brad Larsen, Stanford University and NBER
Brennan Platt, Brigham Young University
A Theory of Bidding Dynamics and Deadlines in Online Retail

Gregory Lewis, Microsoft Research New England and NBER

12:00 n

Panel Discussion on the Comcast-Time Warner Merger
Panelists: Mark Israel, Dennis Carlton, Bill Rogerson, Nancy Rose

Industrial Organization Workshop – Charles Suites (East Tower)

1:30 pm

Kate Ho, Columbia University and NBER
Robin Lee, Harvard University and NBER
Insurer Competition in Health Care Markets

Discussant: Aviv Nevo, Northwestern University and NBER

2:30 pm


2:45 pm

Matt Grennan, University of Pennsylvania and NBER
Ashley Swanson, University of Pennsylvania and NBER
Transparency and Negotiated Prices: The Value of Information in Hospital-Supplier Bargaining

Ali Yurukoglu, Stanford University and NBER

3:45 pm


4:00 pm

Matthew Gentzkow, University of Chicago and NBER
Jesse M. Shapiro, Brown University and NBER
Measuring the Sensitivity of Parameter Estimates to Sample Statistics

Discussant: Amit Gandhi, University of Wisconsin

5:00 pm


6:45 pm

Group Dinner – Hotel Marlowe, Serrano BC Room

Saturday, July 18

8:30 am

Coffee and Pastries

Industrial Organization Workshop – Charles Suites (East Tower)

9:00 am

Ali Hortacsu, University of Chicago and NBER
Jakub Kastl, Princeton University and NBER
Allen Zhang, U.S. Treasury
Bid Shading and Bidder Surplus in the U.S. Treasury Auction System

Philip Haile, Yale University and NBER

10:00 am


10:15 am

Bradley Shapiro, University of Chicago
Positive Spillovers and Free Riding in Advertising of Prescription Pharmaceuticals: the Case of Antidepressants

Discussant: Marc Rysman, Boston University

11:15 am


11:30 am

Greg Kaplan, Princeton University and NBER
Guido Menzio, University of Pennsylvania and NBER
Leena Rudanko, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Nicholas Trachter, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Relative Price Dispersion: Evidence and Theory

Discussant: Glenn Ellison, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER

12:30 pm

Lunch and Adjourn

1:30 pm

Methods Lectures – Susan Athey and Guido Imbens Machine Learning for Economists