The New York City Media Seminar Series is a new initiative sponsored by the Media and Technology Program and Google, and organized by Lisa George (Hunter College) and Miklos Sarvary (Columbia Business School).
The goal of the seminar series is to link economists working on media topics in the greater New York area by providing a regular forum for discussion. The seminar is open to all researchers with access to New York City and draws speakers from across the US and abroad.
The 2016-2017 schedule is:
October 5, 2016: Neil Gandal (Tel Aviv University) “Online Exploration, Content Choice & Filter Bubbles: An Experiment.”
November 2, 2016: Hanan Halaburda (Bank of Canada and NYU) “Can We Predict the Winner in a Market with Network Effects? Competition in Cryptocurrency Market”
December 7, 2016: Simon Anderson (University of Virginia)
February 1, 2017: Joel Waldfogel (University of Minnesota) "Preference Externalities and the Rise of China: Measuring their Impact on Consumers and Producers in Global Film Markets"
March 1, 2017: Pinar Yildirim (University of Pennsylvania) "Social Media and Political Donations: New Technology and Incumbency Advantage in the United States" with Maria Petrova and Ananya Sen
April 5, 2017: Lapo Filistrucchi (University of Florence)
May 3, 2017: Garrett Johnson (University of Rochester) "The Online Display Ad Effectiveness Funnel & Carryover: A Meta-study of Predicted Ghost Ad Experiments" with Randall A. Lewis and Elmar I. Nubbemeyer
Seminars are held the first Wednesday of each month during the academic year at Google’s New York office located at 76 Ninth Avenue between 15th and 16th streets (view map). The sessions begin at 10am with coffee, followed by a 90-minute presentation and discussion. Participants are welcome to join the speaker and organizers for lunch.