Industrial Strategy 2011

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Fall 2011 Schedule

Date Speaker
Sept. 6 Luis Garicano (London School of Economics), "Firm Size Distortions and the Productivity Distribution: Evidence from France" (with Claire LeLarge and John Van Reenen)
Sept. 13 Roberto Burguet (Barcelona) -- Joint with Theory, "Simultaneous Nash Bargaining with Consistent Beliefs" (with Ramon Caminal).
Sept. 20 Marc Rysman (Boston University), "Explaining Adoption and Use of Payment Instruments by US Consumers" (with Sergei Koulayev, Scott Schuh and Joanna Stavins).
Sept. 27 Michael Waldman (Cornell, Johnson GSM), "Classic Promotion Tournaments versus Market-based Tournaments"
Oct. 4 Kathryn Shaw (Stanford Graduate School of Business), "The Value of Bosses" (with Edward Lazear and Christopher Stanton).
Oct. 11 Jisun Baek (Columbia), "Did Consumers Benefit from High Speed Trains in Korea?"
Oct. 18 (in 1101 IAB) John Van Reenen (London School of Economics), "The Impact of Competition on Management Quality: Evidence from Public Hospitals" (with Nicholas Bloom, Carol Propper and Stephan Seiler).
Oct. 25 Liran Einav (Stanford), "Moral Hazard in Health Insurance: How Important is Forward Looking Behavior?" (with Aviva Aron-Dine, Amy Finkelstein, and Mark Cullen).
Nov. 1 Francine Lafontaine (Michigan, Ross School of Business), "Delegation and Pay-for-Performance: Evidence from Industrial Sales Force" (with Mrinal Ghosh and Desmond Ho-Fu Lo).
Nov. 8 No Seminar (Election day; university holiday)
Nov. 15 Elena Krasnokutskaya (Johns Hopkins), "Multi-Attribute Auctions with Unobserved Heterogeneity in Supplier Qualities and Buyer Tastes" (with Kyungchul Song and Xun Tang)
Nov. 22 Myrto Kalouptsidi (Princeton), "Time to Build and Fluctuations in Bulk Shipping"
Nov. 29 Patrick Rey (Toulouse), "Loss Leading as an Exploitative Practice" (with Zhijun Chen).
Dec. 6 Oliver Hart (Harvard), "How Do Informal Agreements and Renegotiation Shape Contractual Reference Points?" (with Ernst Fehr and Christian Zehnder).
Dec. 13 Gautam Gowrisankaran (Arizona), "Estimating the Price Impact of Hospital Mergers: Inova's Acquisition of Prince William Hospital," (with Keith Brand, Christopher Garmon, Aviv Nevo and Robert Town).

Spring 2011 Schedule

Date Speaker
January 25  Christopher Stanton (Stanford), ""Landing the First Job: The Value of Intermediaries in Online Hiring"
February 1  Michael Dickstein (Harvard), "Efficient Provision of Experience Goods: Evidence from Antidepressant Choice"
February 15  Alberto Salvo (Northwestern - Kellogg), "Consumer Choice Between Gasoline and Sugarcane Ethanol" (with Cristian Huse).
February 22  Ying Fan (University of Michigan), "Ownership Consolidation and Product Quality: A Study of the U.S. Daily Newspaper Market."
March 1  Michael Grubb (MIT - Sloan School), "Penalty Pricing: Optimal Price-Posting Regulation with Inattentive Consumers."
March 8  John Asker (NYU - Stern School), "Exclusionary Minimum Resale Price Maintenance" (with Heski Bar-Isaac).
March 15  (GSB Spring Break)
March 22
IN 326 URIS)
 Brett Gordon) (joint with Marketing - lunchtime seminar), "Structural Equilibrium Analysis of Political Advertising" (with Wesley Hartmann).
 (Jointly presented with the Marketing Research Seminar)
March 29  Panle Jia (MIT - Dept. of Economics), "The Cost of Free Entry: Evidence from Real Estate Agents in Greater Boston" (with Parag A. Pathak)
April 5  Robin Lee (NYU - Stern School), "Markov-Perfect Network Formation: An Applied Framework for Bilateral Oligopoly and Bargaining in Buyer-Seller Networks" (with Kyna Fong).
April 12  Estelle Cantillon (Universite Libre de Bruxelles, visiting NYU), "Competition between Exchanges: Lessons from the Battle of the Bund" (joint with Pai-Ling Yin).
April 19 (No seminar)
April 26  Ricard Gil (Univ. California, Santa Cruz), "Vertical Integration, Exclusivity and Game Sales Performance in the U.S. Video Game Industry" (with Frederic Warzynski).
May 3  Marco Ottaviani (Northwestern - Kellogg), "Sales Talk, Cancellation Terms, and the Role of Consumer Protection" (with Roman Inderst).
May 10  Jakub Kastl (Stanford), "The 2007 Subprime Market Crisis Through the Lens of Markets for Short-Term Funds: Comparing the Impact of the Crisis in Eurozone and in Canada."
See related papers: "The 2007 Subprime Market Crisis Through the Lens of Euoprean Central Bank Auctions for Short-Term Funds" (with Nuno Cassola and Ali Hortacsu), and "Analyzing Default Risk and Liquidity Demand in Canada during the Financial Crisis" (with Jason Allen and Ali Hortacsu).
May 17  TBD