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SI 2019 IT and Digitization

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

July 18-19, 2019


Ballroom

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

Conference Code of Conduct

Thursday, July 18
8:30 am
Coffee and Pastries
9:00 am
Introductions
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, Northwestern University
Garrett Johnson, Boston University
Scott Shriver, University of Colorado 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
Break
11:00 am
Michael Greenstone, University of Chicago and NBER
Guojun He, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Ruixue Jia, University of California at San Diego and NBER
Tong Liu, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
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, Stanford University and NBER
Erik Brynjolfsson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Consumer Protection in an Online World: An Analysis of Occupational Licensing
Discussant: Ryan C. McDevitt, Duke University
12:30 pm
Lunch
Parallel Sessions
1:30 pm
Ballroom
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 NBER
Billy A. Ferguson, Stanford University
Matthew Gentzkow, Stanford University and NBER
Tobias Schmidt, QuantCo
Experienced Segregation
Discussant: Jessie Handbury, University of Pennsylvania and NBER
2:05 pm
Ballroom
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, Princeton University
Carlo Schwarz, University of Warwick
Fanning the Flames of Hate: Social Media and Hate Crime
Discussant: Matthew Gentzkow, Stanford University and NBER
2:40 pm
Ballroom
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, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
2:40 pm
Skyline
Lukasz Rachel, London School of Economics
Leisure-enhancing Technological Change (slides)
Discussant: Austan Goolsbee, University of Chicago and NBER
3:15 pm
Break
3:30 pm
Ballroom
Moshe A. Barach, Georgetown University
John Horton, New York University and NBER
Joseph Golden, Collage.com
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
Ballroom
Rodrigo Belo, Erasmus University
Ting Li, Erasmus University
Referral Programs for Platform Growth: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment (slides)
Discussant: Elizabeth Mishkin, Uber Technologies
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
Ballroom
Christoph Riedl, Northeastern University
Tom Grad, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business
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, Keele University
Carlo Reggiani, University of Manchester
Much Ado About Nothing? Online Platform Parity Clauses and the EU Booking.com Case
Discussant: Carl Shapiro, University of California at Berkeley and NBER
5:15 pm
Adjourn
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, Harvard University
Shoshana Vasserman, Stanford University
Buying Data from Consumers: The Impact of Monitoring Programs in U.S. Auto Insurance (slides)
Discussant: Ginger Zhe Jin, University of Maryland
10:00 am
Break
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
Lunch
1:30 pm
Michael Bailey, Facebook
Drew M. Johnston, New York University
Theresa Kuchler, New York University
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
Break
2:30 pm
Matthew Backus, Columbia University and NBER
Thomas Blake, eBay Research Labs
Bradley Larsen, Stanford University and NBER
Steven Tadelis, University of California at Berkeley and NBER
Sequential Bargaining in the Field: Evidence from Millions of Online Bargaining Interactions
Discussant: John J. Horton, New York University and NBER
3:15 pm
Break
3:30 pm
Tracy Xiao Liu, Tsinghua University
Zhixi Wan, University of Oregon
Chenyu Yang, University of Rochester
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
 
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