Events

Upcoming Events

  • Wouter Dessein

    May 24, 2016

    Strategy Department

    MECS Brown Bag Seminar Series
    Distinguished Visitor
    Title: Models of Management

    12:05pm -- 1:35pm
    Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Canice Prendergast

    May 25, 2016

    Strategy Department

    Seminar Series
    University of California--Los Angeles
    Title forthcoming

    1:30pm - 3:00pm
    Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Rainer Widmann

    May 31, 2016

    Strategy Department

    MECS Brown Bag Seminar Series
    "The Effect of Government Research Grants on the Ambition and Direction of Industrial R&D: Theory and Evidence from the Austrian Research Fund Agency FFG"

    12:05pm -- 1:05pm
    Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Lee Branstetter

    Jun 01, 2016

    Strategy Department

    Seminar Series
    Carnegie Mellon University
    Title forthcoming

    1:30pm -- 3:00pm
    Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Johnny Chan

    Jun 07, 2016

    Strategy Department

    MECS Brown Bag Seminar Series
    "Product Differentiation in the Digital Economy: Evidence from Tagging"

    12:05pm -- 1:05pm
    Jacobs Center Room 619

Past Events

  • Canice Prendergast

    May 25, 2016

    Strategy Department

    Seminar Series
    University of California--Los Angeles
    Title forthcoming

    1:30pm - 3:00pm
    Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Wouter Dessein

    May 24, 2016

    Strategy Department

    MECS Brown Bag Seminar Series
    Distinguished Visitor
    Title: Models of Management

    12:05pm -- 1:35pm
    Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Jeffrey Clemens

    May 18, 2016

    Strategy Department

    Seminar Series
    University of California -- San Diego
    Title: The Minimum Age and the Great Recession

    1:30pm -- 3:00pm
    Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Soheil Ghili

    May 17, 2016

    Strategy Department

    MECS Brown Bag Seminar Series
    Title:  Hospital Networks, Price Negotiation, and Premiums in the Health Insurance Industry
    12:05pm -- 1:05pm
    Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Leila Agha

    May 11, 2016

    Strategy Department

    Seminar Series
    Boston University
    Title: Expert Discretion and Guidelines: Evidence from Warfarin Administration

    1:30pm -- 3:00pm
    Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Tom Hamami

    May 10, 2016

    Strategy Department

    MECS Brown Bag Seminar Series
    "Expert Product Reviews and Conflict-of-Interest: The Case of Game Informer"

    12:05pm -- 1:05pm
    Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Adam Isen

    May 04, 2016

    Strategy Department

    Seminar Series
    Office of Tax Analysis, U.S. Department of the Treasury
    "Un-Fortunate Sons: Effects of the Vietnam Draft Lottery on the Next Generation's Labor Market"

    1:30pm -- 3:00pm
    Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Colin Shopp

    May 03, 2016

    Strategy Department

    MECS Brown Bag Seminar Series
    "Deadlines"

    12:05pm -- 1:05pm
    Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Dilip Mookherjee

    Apr 27, 2016

    Strategy Department

    Seminar Series
    Boston University
    Ex Ante Collusion and Organizational Design

    1:30pm -- 3:00pm
    Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Linyi Zhang

    Apr 26, 2016

    Strategy Department

    MECS Brown Bag Seminar Series
    "Knowledge Spillovers of Manufacturing Firms"

      12:05pm-1:05pm, Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Alessandro Bonatti

    Apr 20, 2016

    Strategy Department

    Seminar Series
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Title: "Designing and Pricing Information"

    1:30pm -- 3:00pm
    Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Rafayal Ahmed

    Apr 19, 2016

    Strategy Department

    MECS Brown Bag Seminar Series
    "Dynamic Contracts with Short Term Commitment"

    12:05pm -- 1:05pm
    Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Owen Zidar

    Apr 13, 2016

    Strategy Department

    Seminar Series
    University of Chicago
    "Who Benefits from State Corporate Tax Cuts?  A Local Labor Markets Approach with Heterogeneous Firms"

    1:30pm -- 3:00pm
    Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Paolina Medina

    Apr 12, 2016

    Strategy Department

    MECS Brown Bag
    "Limited Attention in the Credit Card Market: Experimental Evidence from a Financial Management Software"

    12:05pm -- 1:05pm
    Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Kathryn Shaw

    Apr 06, 2016

    Strategy Department

    Seminar Series
    Stanford University
    "The Assimilation of Hispanics: Evidence from Retail"

    1:30 pm -- 3:00pm
    Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Dean Karlan

    Apr 05, 2016

    Strategy Department

    Seminar Series
    Yale University
    Unshrouding Effects on Demand for a Costly Add-on: Evidence from Bank Overdrafts in Turkey

    1:30pm - 3:00pm
    Jacobs Center Room 1246

  • Stephanie Holmes

    Apr 05, 2016

    Strategy Department

    MECS Brown Bag Seminar Series
    "Pretrial Detention and Criminal Case Outcomes: Evidence from the Federal Courts"

    12:05pm -- 1:05pm
    Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Hugo Hopenhayn

    Mar 30, 2016

    Strategy Department

    Seminar Series
    University of California -- Los Angeles
    Title forthcoming

    1:30pm -- 3:00pm
    Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Ahmet Colak

    Mar 29, 2016

    Strategy Department

    MECS Brown Bag Seminar Series
    "Auto Recalls: A Game of Chicken"

    12:05pm -- 1:05pm
    Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Thomas Jungbauer

    Mar 08, 2016

    Strategy Department

    MECS Brown Bag Seminar Series
    "Matching"

      12:05pm-1:05pm, Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Can Urgun

    Mar 01, 2016

    Strategy Department

    MECS Brown Bag Seminar Series
    "Relational Contracts with Entrenchment"

      12:05pm-1:05pm, Jacobs Center Room 619

  • HEMA and Strategy Department

    Dec 08, 2015

    Distinguished Visitor Brown Bag

    Boston University
    Title: "The Costs of Fragmented Care Delivery"

    12:05pm - 1:35pm, Jacobs Room 619  (Note: 90 minutes)

  • Zhuqing Yang

    Dec 01, 2015

    Strategy Department

    MECS Brown Bag
    Title Forthcoming
    12:05pm - 1:05pm
    Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Michael Luca

    Nov 18, 2015

    Strategy Department

    Seminar Series
    Harvard University
    Title Forthcoming
    1:30pm - 3:00pm
    Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Paolina Medina

    Nov 17, 2015

    Strategy Department

    MECS Brown Bag (CANCELLED)
    "Limited Attention and Credit Card Delinquency"

  • Tongtong Shi

    Nov 13, 2015

    Strategy Department

    MECS Brown Bag
    "The Welfare Impact of Contingent Free Shipping: Evidence from a Chinese Online Bookstore"
    12:05pm - 1:05pm
    Jacobs Center Room 619
    Please note:  takes place on Friday not Tuesday

  • Sara Ellison

    Nov 04, 2015

    Strategy Department

    Seminar Series
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    "Match Quality, Search, and the Internet Market for Used Books"
    1:30pm - 3:00pm
    Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Soheil Ghili

    Nov 03, 2015

    Strategy Department

    MECS Brown Bag
    "Estimation of Network Formation and Bargaining"
    12:05pm - 1:05pm
    Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Willie Fuchs

    Oct 28, 2015

    Strategy Department

    Seminar Series
    University of California--Berkeley
    "Information Spillovers in Asset Markets with Correlated Values"
    1:30pm - 3:00pm
    Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Johnny Chan

    Oct 27, 2015

    Strategy Department

    MECS Brown Bag
    "Music Content Value in Multi-sided Markets"
    12:05pm - 1:05pm
    Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Mitch Hoffman

    Oct 21, 2015

    Strategy Department

    Seminar Series
    University of Toronto
    "Discretion in Hiring" (Note: NEW PAPER)
    1:30pm - 3:00pm
    Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Rafayal Ahmed and Philip Marx

    Oct 20, 2015

    Strategy Department

    MECS Brown Bag
    Rafayal Ahmed: "Asymmetric All-pay Auctions"
    Philip Marx: "Matching & Platform Design"
    12:05pm - 1:05pm
    Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Andrei Hagiu

    Oct 14, 2015

    Strategy Department

    Seminar Series
    Harvard  University
    "Enabling Versus Controlling"
    1:30pm -- 3:00pm
    Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Chen Cheng

    Oct 13, 2015

    MECS

    Brown Bag Seminar Series
    "When Formal Performance Measure Meets the Informal: Contracting with Employee Evaluations"  (90 minutes)
    12:05pm -- 1:35pm
    Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Ali Yurukoglu

    Oct 07, 2015

    Strategy Department

    Seminar Series
    Stanford University
    "The Welfare Effects of Vertical Integration in Multichannel Television"
    1:30pm -- 3:00pm
    Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Thomas Jungbauer

    Oct 06, 2015

    MECS

    Brown Bag Seminar Series
    "Matching and Price Competition with Multiple Vacancies"
    12:05pm -- 1:35pm (Please note: 90  minutes)
    Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Renee Bowen

    Sep 30, 2015

    Strategy Department

    Seminar Series
    Stanford University
    "Dynamic Coalitions"
    1:30pm -- 3:00pm
     Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Tomer Hamami and Colin Shopp

    Sep 29, 2015

    MECS

    Brown Bag Seminar Series
    Tomer Hamami: "Network Effects, Bargaining Power, and Product Review Bias: Evidence"
    Abstract:  [Note: This talk focuses mostly on the empirical portions of the paper.] There are many industries in which expert reviews of products exist almost exclusively within the confines of publications or websites dedicated specifically to those industries. Such reviewers depend critically on the cooperation of producers for both advertising revenues and early access to products in order to produce content for consumers. The asymmetry of this relationship creates a conflict of interest; large producers ostensibly have motive and opportunity to flex their bargaining muscles and force reviewers to inflate reviews of their products. In this article, I construct a theoretical framework for studying this possibility and find that it is not obvious that producers have incentive to force inflated reviews when consumers are rational. However, if some fraction of consumers benefits from positive network externalities, there does exist an equilibrium where the producer induces maximal review inflation. As evidence that the video game journalism industry is in this equilibrium, I compare data on both professional and user reviews and demonstrate that professional reviewers are more likely to inflate reviews of games produced by the largest publishers and of games from pre-existing successful franchises. Moreover, this framework yields additional insight about why professional reviews are still so valuable at the height of the information age; in addition to serving as a conduit for information, these reviews serve as a coordination device for enthusiasts with network effects that must jointly decide which products to early adopt.

    Colin Shopp: "Deadlines"
    "I raise questions about the role of deadlines in motivating agents. I discuss their purported role within popular management literature and ask whether our current economic tools can fully account for this. I suggest that they cannot and conjecture a different economic force."
    12:05pm -- 1:05pm
    Jacobs Center Room 619

  • William Monter

    Sep 24, 2015

    Workshop in Economic History

    Northwestern University
    "How European Coins got Dates, 1400-1700"
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3204

  • Amanda Starc

    Sep 23, 2015

    Strategy Seminar Series

    Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
    "Ask Your Doctor?  Direct to Consumer Advertising of Pharmaceuticals"

    1:30p-3:00p, Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Matt Schmitt

    Sep 22, 2015

    Brown Bag Seminar Series

    "Multimarket Contact in the Hospital Industry"  (90 minutes)

      12:05p-1:35p, Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Massimo Motta

    Sep 21, 2015

    Workshop in Industrial Organization

    Barcelona Graduate School of Economics
    "Mergers and Investment"
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center, 4214

  • Egor Starkov

    Sep 21, 2015

    Economics 501: Graduate Student Seminar

    Northwestern University
    "Stochastic Romance: a Tale of Two-Sided Experimentation"
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3245

  • Arjada Bardhi

    Jun 10, 2015

    Economics 501: Graduate Student Seminar

    Northwestern University
    "The Political Economy of Public Information in the Times of Ponzi Schemes: The case of Albania, 1993-1997"
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3245

  • Brian Beach

    Jun 04, 2015

    Workshop in Economic History

    University of Pittsburgh
    "Who should own and control urban water systems? Disease and the municipalization of private waterworks in 19th century England"
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3204

  • Florian Ederer

    Jun 03, 2015

    Strategy Seminar Series

    Yale School of Management
    1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Jacobs Center, Room 619

  • Ben Handel

    Jun 01, 2015

    Workshop in Industrial Organization

    University of California, Berkeley
    "What Does a Deductible Do? The Impact of Cost-Sharing on Health Care Prices, Quantities, and Spending Dynamics"
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3245

  • Hugh Rockoff

    May 28, 2015

    Workshop in Economic History

    Rutgers University
    "O.M.W. Sprague and the Great Depression"
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3204

  • Alan Sorensen

    May 27, 2015

    Strategy Seminar Series

    University of Wisconsin - Madison
    1:30 - 3:00p.m. Jacobs Center, Room 619

  • Kamran Bilir

    May 20, 2015

    Strategy Seminar Series

    University of Wisconsin - Madison 
    1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Jacobs Center, Room 619

  • Aaron Bodoh-Creed

    May 13, 2015

    Strategy Seminar Series

    Haas School of Business University of California, Berkeley
    1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Jacobs Center, Room 619

  • Rainder Widman

    May 01, 2015

    Brown Bag Seminar Series

    Kellogg Strategy Spring 2015
    Fridays in Leverone Hall, Room 619

    "Research subsidies in a globalized world. A note on the Political Economy of government support to business R&D”

  • Joshua Gans

    Apr 29, 2015

    Strategy Seminar Series

    Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
    1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Jacobs Center, Room 619

  • Tom Hamami and Matt Schmitt

    Apr 28, 2015

    Brown Bag Seminar Series

    Kellogg Strategy Spring 2015 Brown Bag Seminar Series
    Leverone Hall, Conference Room 619

    Tom Hamami

    "Network Effects, Bargaining Power, and Product Review Bias: Theory and Evidence from the Video Game Industry"

    Matt Schmitt

    “Multimarket Contact in the Hospital Industry”

  • Larry Samuleson

    Apr 22, 2015

    Strategy Seminar Series

    Yale University
    A. Douglas Melamed Professor of Economics; Director, Cowles Foundation
    1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Jacobs Center, Room 619


    "The Implementation Duality"

    Abstract
    We use the theory of abstract convexity to study adverse-selection principal-agent problems and two-sided matching problems, departing from much of the literature by not requiring quasilinear utility. We formulate and characterize a basic underlying implementation duality. We show how this duality can be used to obtain a sharpening of the taxation principle, to obtain a general existence result for solutions to the principal-agent problem, to show that (just as in the quasilinear case) all increasing decision functions are implementable under a single crossing condition, and to obtain an existence result for stable outcomes featuring positive assortative matching in a matching model.

  • Ronald Edwards

    Apr 17, 2015

    Workshop in Economic History

    Tamkang University
    Topic TBA
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3204

  • Jonathan Rose

    Apr 16, 2015

    Workshop in Economic History

    Federal Reserve Board of Governors)
    "Stability Amidst Financial Contagion: The Case of Massachusetts Savings Banks during the Great Depression"
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3204

  • Judy Chevalier

    Apr 08, 2015

    Strategy Seminar Distinguished Visitor

    Yale School of Management
    1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Jacobs Center Room 619

    "Best Prices: Price Discrimination and Consumer Substitution"

    Abstract

    We propose a method for constructing price indices when retailers use periodic sales to price-discriminate amongst heterogeneous customers. To do so, we introduce a model in which Loyal customers buy one brand and do not strategically time purchases, while Bargain Hunters always pay the lowest price available, the “best price”. We derive the ideal price index and demonstrate em-pirically that accounting for our best price construct substantially improves the match between conventional price indices and actual prices paid by consumers. We demonstrate that our methodology improves inflation measurement without imposing an unrealistically large burden on the data-collection agency.

  • Mara Lederman

    Apr 01, 2015

    Strategy Seminar

    University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management
    1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Jacobs Center Room 619


    "Revisiting the Relationship between Competition and Price Discrimination: New Evidence from the Canadian Airline Industry"

    Abstract

    We revisit the relationship between competition and price discrimination in the airline industry. Building on early theoretical work on price discrimination under imperfect competition, we develop a simple model which shows that, if consumers differ in terms of both their underlying willingness-to-pay for a flight and their degree of brand loyalty, competition may increase fare differences be-tween some types of travellers while decreasing them between others. Using a novel source of data on airfares that allows us to distinguish tickets sold to different types of travellers, we estimate the impact of market structure on fare differences in the Canadian domestic airline industry. We find that competition increases cross-cabin fare differentials but decreases fare differentials between most Discount Coach passengers. Our analysis sheds light on conflicting findings from earlier work in this area and highlights the fact that the relationship between competition and price dispersion depends on the basis of customer segmentation in an industry.

  • Karim Lakhani

    Mar 04, 2015

    Strategy Seminar

    Harvard Business School and Institute for Quantitative Social Science

    1:30-3:00 p.m. Jacobs Center Room 619


    "Looking across and Looking Beyond the Knowledge Frontier: Intellectual Distance and Resource Allocation in Science"

    Abstract:

    Selecting among alternative projects is a core management task in all innovating organizations. In this paper, we focus on the evaluation of frontier scientific research projects. We argue that the intellectual distance between the knowledge embodied in research proposals and an evaluator's own expertise systematically relates to the evaluations given. To estimate relationships, we designed and executed a grant proposal process at a leading research university in which we randomized the assignment of evaluators and proposals to generate 2,130 evaluator-proposal pairs. We find that evaluators systematically give lower scores to research proposals that are closer to their own areas of expertise and to those that are highly novel. The patterns are consistent with biases associated with boundedly rational evaluation of new ideas. The patterns are inconsistent with intellectual distance simply contributing “noise” or being associated with private interests of evaluators. We discuss implications for policy, managerial intervention and allocation of resources in the ongoing accumulation of scientific knowledge.




  • Thomas Wollman

    Feb 13, 2015

    Junior Faculty Recruiting Candidate Seminar

    Harvard University
    "Trucks without bailouts: Equilibrium product characteristics for commercial vehicles"
    12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Jamie McCasland

    Feb 11, 2015

    Junior Faculty Recruiting Candidate Seminar

    University of California, Berkeley
    "Are Small Firms Labor Constrained? Experimental Evidence from Ghana"
    1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Daniel Gross

    Feb 09, 2015

    Junior Faculty Recruiting Candidate Seminar

    University of California, Berkeley
    "Creativity Under Fire: The Effects of Competition on Innovation and the Creative Process"
    1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Reka Juhasz

    Feb 06, 2015

    Junior Faculty Recruiting Candidate Seminar

    London School of Economics & Political Science
    "Temporary Protection and Technology Adoption: Evidence from the Napoleonic Blockade"
    12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Troy Smith

    Feb 04, 2015

    Junior Faculty Recruiting Candidate Seminar

    Stanford University
    "Private Equity Investment in India: Efficiency vs Expansion"
    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Michael Dinerstein

    Feb 02, 2015

    Junior Faculty Recruiting Candidate Seminar

    Stanford University
    "Quantifying the Supply Response of Private Schools to Public Policies"
    1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Joe Mazur

    Jan 30, 2015

    Junior Faculty Recruiting Candidate Seminar

    Duke University
    "Can Stricter Bankruptcy Laws Discipline Capital Investment? Evidence from the U.S. Airline Industry"
    12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Tarek Ghani

    Jan 28, 2015

    Junior Faculty Recruiting Candidate Seminar

    University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business
    "Competing for Relationships: Markets and Informal Institutions in Sierra Leone"
    10:30 a.m. - 12 noon Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Mark Shepard

    Jan 26, 2015

    Junior Faculty Recruiting Candidate Seminar

    Harvard University
    "Hospital Network Competition and Adverse Selection: Evidence from the Massachusetts Health Insurance Exchange"
    2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Nicola Bianchi

    Jan 23, 2015

    Junior Faculty Recruiting Candidate Seminar

    Stanford University
    "The General Equilibrium Effects of Educational Expansion"
    12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Nicola Bianchi

    Jan 23, 2015

    Junior Faculty Recruiting Candidate Seminar

    Stanford University
    "The General Equilibrium Effects of Educational Expansion"
    12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Judd Boomhower

    Jan 21, 2015

    Junior Faculty Recruiting Candidate Seminar

    University of California, Berkeley
    "Drilling Like There's No Tomorrow: Bankruptcy, Insurance, and Environmental Risk"
    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Mallika Thomas

    Jan 20, 2015

    Junior Faculty Recruiting Candidate Seminar

    University of Chicago
    "The Impact of Mandated Maternity Benefits on the Gender Differential in Promotions: Examining the Role of Adverse Selection"
    1:30PM - 3:00PM Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Titan Alon

    Dec 10, 2014

    Economics 501: Graduate Student Seminar

    Northwestern University
    Title TBA
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3245

  • Joyee Deb

    Dec 03, 2014

    Strategy Seminar

    Yale University
    Relational Contracts with Subjective Peer Evaluations
    1:30-3:00 p.m. Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Megan Lawrence (HBS) & Rafayal Ahmed

    Dec 02, 2014

    Brown Bag Seminar Series

    Presentation Titles:

    Lawrence: "Organizational learning in large firms"
    Ahmed: "Technology Licensing Contract"
    Abstracts:
    TBA

  • Paolina Medina & Colin Jeffrey Shopp

    Nov 25, 2014

    Brown Bag Seminar Series

    Presentation Titles:

    TBA
    Abstracts:
    TBA

  • Chris Conlon

    Nov 19, 2014

    Strategy Seminar

    Columbia University
    The Price of Liquor is Too Damn High
    1:30-3:00 p.m. Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Stephanie Holmes Didwania & Tom Hamami

    Nov 18, 2014

    Brown Bag Seminar Series

    Presentation Titles:

    Holmes Didwania: "The Effects of Pretrial Release in Criminal Cases"
    Hamami: "Signaling and Efficiency in Gift Exchange: An Application to Tipping"
    Abstracts:
    TBA

  • Chen Cheng & Soheil Ghili

    Nov 11, 2014

    Brown Bag Seminar Series

    Presentation Titles:

    Cheng: "Moral hazard in teams with subjective evaluation"
    Ghili: "Industrial Organization of Health Insurance
    Abstracts:
    TBA

  • Stephen Ryan

    Nov 05, 2014

    Strategy Seminar

    University of Texas
    The Welfare Effects of Supply-Side Regulations in Medicare Part D
    1:30-3:00 p.m. Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Shane Greenstein

    Nov 04, 2014

    Brown Bag Seminar Series

    Presentation Title

    "Do Experts or Collective Intelligence Write with More Bias? Evidence From Encyclopedia Britannica and Wikipedia"
    Abstracts:
    TBA

  • Paul Gertler

    Oct 29, 2014

    Strategy Seminar

    Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley
    Temporary Incentives and Long-run Medical Care Performance: Evidence from a Field Experiment
    1:30-3:00 p.m. Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Matthew Schmitt & Christopher Ody

    Oct 28, 2014

    Brown Bag Seminar Series

    Presentation Titles:

    Schmitt: "Hospital Mergers and Costs"
    Ody: "Hospital and Physician Integration"
    Abstracts:
    TBA

  • Michael Greenstone

    Oct 22, 2014

    Strategy Seminar

    Chicago Booth
    The Value of Regulatory Discretion: Estimates from Environmental Inspections in India
    1:30-3:00 p.m. Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Dan Barron & Mike Powell

    Oct 21, 2014

    Brown Bag Seminar Series

    Presentation Title:

    "Policy Commitments in Relational Contracts"
    Abstract:
    How should an organization choose policies to strengthen its relationships with employees and partners? We explore how biased policies arise in relational contracts using a flexible dynamic game between a principal and several agents with unrestricted vertical transfers and symmetric information. If relationships are publicly observed, then optimal policies are never biased---they are always chosen to maximize total continuation surplus. In contrast, if relationships are bilateral---each agent observes only his own output and pay---then the principal may systematically choose backward-looking, history-dependent policies to credibly reward an agent who performed well in the past. We first show that biased policies are prevalent in a broad class of settings. Then we argue that biases can manifest in interesting ways in a variety of simple examples. For instance, hiring may lag demand following a recession, investments may be delayed and awarded inefficiently, and allocation decisions may "stick with" an inefficient worker.

  • Ludovico Zaraga

    Oct 16, 2014

    Workshop in Economic History

    Northwestern University)
    Title TBA
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3204

  • Luis Rayo

    Oct 15, 2014

    Strategy Seminar

    University of Utah
    TBD
    1:30-3:00 p.m. Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Felipe Shalders

    Oct 15, 2014

    Economics 501: Graduate Student Seminar

    Northwestern University
    Title TBA
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3245

  • Yasin Ozcan

    Oct 14, 2014

    Brown Bag Seminar Series

     Presentation Title & Abstract:

    TBA

  • Jorge Lemus

    Oct 13, 2014

    Workshop in Industrial Organization

    Northwestern University
    "Outsourcing Patent Enforcement: The Effect of Patent Privateers"
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3245

  • Rene Leal Vizcaino

    Oct 13, 2014

    Economics 501: Graduate Student Seminar

    Northwestern University
    Title TBA
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3245

  • Anthony Wray

    Oct 09, 2014

    Workshop in Economic History

    Northwestern University
    "Childhood Health and Long-Run Economic Opportunity in 19th-Century Victorian England"
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3204

  • Amitabh Chandra

    Oct 08, 2014

    Strategy Seminar

    Harvard and the NBER
    Overuse, Underuse, and Comparative Advantage in Healthcare
    1:30-3:00 p.m. Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Krzysztof Kalisiak

    Oct 08, 2014

    Economics 501: Graduate Student Seminar

    Northwestern University
    Title TBA
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3245

  • Anthony Wray

    Oct 07, 2014

    Brown Bag Seminar Series

    Presentation Title:

    "Childhood health and long-run economic opportunity in 19th-century Victorian England"
    Abstract:
    TBA

  • Janjala Chirakijja

    Oct 06, 2014

    Economics 501: Graduate Student Seminar

    Northwestern University
    Title TBA
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3245

  • Nico Voigtlaender

    Oct 02, 2014

    Workshop in Economic History

    University of California, Los Angeles
    "Human Capital and Industrialization: Evidence from the Age of Enlightenment"
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3204

  • Joshua Gottlieb

    Oct 01, 2014

    Strategy Seminar

    University of British Columbia
    In the Shadow of a Giant: Medicare's Influence on Private Physician Payments
    1:30-3:00 p.m. Jacobs Center Room 619

  • R. Andrew Butters

    Sep 30, 2014

    Brown Bag Seminar Series

    Presentation Title:

    "Demand Volatility, Temporal Aggregation, and Productivity"
    Abstract:
    I explore the extent temporal aggregation masking demand volatility differences is responsible for measured productivity variation across firms by examining productivity measures of hotels and airlines. Temporal aggregation resulting from sampling procedures prevents differences in demand volatility within the sampling period from being used when measuring productivity. Differences in annual demand volatility explain as much as 50 percent of the measured productivity variation of hotels at the market-segment-year level, and none of the productivity variation of airlines at the destination level. I conclude productivity measures are sensitive to the size of adjustment costs within typical sampling frequencies.

  • Eric Budish

    Sep 24, 2014

    Strategy Seminar

    Chicago Booth
    The High-Frequency Trading Arms Race: Frequent Batch Auctions as a Market Design Response
    1:30-3:00 p.m. Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Pinghan Liang

    Sep 23, 2014

    Brown Bag Seminar Series

    Associate Professor  |  RIEM, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics
     
    Presentation Title:

    "Information, Control, and Government Oversizing: Unintended Consequences of Checks and Balances in a One-party System"
    Abstract:
    In the past two decades, the size of Chinese government attains remarkably rapid expansion, in spite of repeated downsizing campaigns initiated by the central government. This paper suggests that the internal checks and balances within local leadership might be responsible for oversizing government. We exploit the institutional features of CCP local standing committee (SC), the de facto decision-making body in each level, and construct an index to describe the constraints on chief executives (Party secretaries) by other SC members. It is shown that more internal constraints on Party secretaries are associated with more senior positions, and this association entirely disappears when the Party secretary enjoys substantial real or formal authority, or is promoted locally. It is further demonstrated that one standard deviation increase in senior positions is associated with a 13% increase in public sector employment. Government oversizing is correlated with larger size of SOE, more corruption, and less private investment. We propose two mechanism based on either information asymmetry or bargaining with SC to explain this pattern.

  • Taco Terpstra

    Jun 05, 2014

    Workshop in Economic History

    Northwestern University
    "Ethnicity and the Organization of Roman Overseas Trade"
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3204

  • Jon Kolstad

    Jun 04, 2014

    Strategy Seminar

    Wharton
    Health Insurance for "Humans": Information Frictions, Plan Choice, and Consumer Welfare
    1:30-3:00 p.m. Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Mirko Draca

    May 28, 2014

    Strategy Seminar

    Warwick
    "The Changing Returns to Crime: How Do Criminals Respond to Changes in Goods Prices?"
    1:30-3:00 p.m. Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Matthew Notowidigdo

    May 21, 2014

    Strategy Seminar

    Chicago Booth
    Housing Booms, Labor Market Outcomes, and Educational Attainment
    1:30-3:00 p.m. Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Davide Cantoni

    May 15, 2014

    Workshop in Economic History

    University of Munich
    "Urbanization in Europe: Regional Variations 1700-1900"
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3204

  • Jim Malcomson

    May 14, 2014

    Strategy Seminar

    University of Oxford
    Relational Incentive Contracts with Persistent Private Information
    1:30-3:00 p.m. Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Teddy Mekonnen

    May 14, 2014

    Economics 501: Graduate Student Seminar

    Northwestern University
    "Dynamic Contracting with an Informed Principal"
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3245

  • Mar Reguant

    May 07, 2014

    Strategy Seminar

    Stanford GSB
    Blowin' in the Wind: Sequential Markets, Market Power and Arbitrage
    1:30-3:00 p.m. Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Davide Cantoni

    May 01, 2014

    Workshop in Economic History

    University of Munich
    Title TBA
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3204

  • Thomas Lemieux

    Apr 30, 2014

    Strategy Seminar

    University of British Columbia
    "Performance Pay and Earnings Dynamics"
    1:30-3:00 p.m. Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Xi Luo

    Apr 30, 2014

    Economics 501: Graduate Student Seminar

    Northwestern University
    Title TBA
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3245

  • Justin Johnson

    Apr 28, 2014

    Workshop in Industrial Organization

    Cornell University
    "Unplanned Purchases and Retail Competition.”
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3245

  • Yuta Takahashi

    Apr 28, 2014

    Economics 501: Graduate Student Seminar

    Northwestern University
    Title TBA
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3245

  • James Robinson

    Apr 24, 2014

    Workshop in Economic History

    Harvard University
    "Monks, Gents and Industrialists; Long-Run Impact of the Dissolution of the English Monastries"
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3204

  • Stephanie Chapman

    Apr 23, 2014

    Economics 501: Graduate Student Seminar

    Northwestern University
    "Long Run Outcomes of Child Labor"
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3245

  • Jon Levin

    Apr 22, 2014

    Strategy Seminar

    Stanford
    "Can Healthcare Competition Work? Evidence from the US Medicare Advantage Program"
    NEW DAY - THIS WEEK ONLY:  Tuesday, April 22
    1:30-3:00 p.m. Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Ronald Edwards

    Apr 17, 2014

    Workshop in Economic History

    Tamkang University
    Topic TBA
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3204

  • Holger Spamann

    Apr 16, 2014

    Law and Economics Colloquium

    Harvard University
    Title TBA
    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Arthur Rubloff Building 339

  • Alex Frankel

    Apr 16, 2014

    Strategy Seminar

    Chicago Booth
    "Muddled Information" (joint with Navin Kartik at Columbia University)
    1:30-3:00 p.m. Jacobs Center Room 619

    Abstract: We introduce a model of signaling in which agents are heterogeneous on two dimensions. The first is the natural action: the action taken in the absence of signaling concerns. The second is gaming ability: a parameter for the costs of increasing actions beyond the natural level. Agents’ equilibrium actions “muddle” together information about both dimensions. As incentives to take higher actions increase—due to higher stakes or more easily manipulated signaling technology—more information is revealed about gaming ability, and less about their natural actions. Our analysis points to a tradeoff when observers are interested in agents’ natural actions. Making actions observable to a larger market gives new observers better information, but also raises agents’ incentives to take higher actions. Hence, the information about agents’ natural actions is further muddled for existing observers. We discuss applications to signaling in credit scoring, school testing, and web search.

  • German Bet

    Apr 16, 2014

    Economics 501: Graduate Student Seminar

    Northwestern University
    "Title TBA"
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3245

  • Gautam Gowrisankaran

    Apr 14, 2014

    Workshop in Industrial Organization

    University of Arizona
    “Myopia and Complex Dynamic Incentives: Evidence from Medicare Part D.”
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3245

  • Alan Sorensen

    Apr 13, 2014

    Workshop in Industrial Organization

    University of Wisconsin, Madison
    "The Role of Intermediaries in Dynamic Auction Markets"
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3245

  • Yishay Yafeh

    Apr 10, 2014

    Workshop in Economic History / Workshop in Industrial Organization

    Hebrew University
    "Business Groups in the United States: A Revised History of Corporate Ownership, Pyramids and Regulation, 1930-1950.”
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3245

  • Robert Daines

    Apr 09, 2014

    Law and Economics Colloquium

    Stanford University
    "Right on Schedule: CEO Option Grants and Opportunism"
    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Arthur Rubloff Building 339

  • Heidi Williams

    Apr 09, 2014

    Strategy Seminar

    MIT
    "How do patents affect follow-on innovation? Evidence from the assignment of patent applications to examiners" (joint with Bhaven Sampat)
    1:30-3:00 p.m. Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Jeffrey Mensch

    Apr 09, 2014

    Economics 501: Graduate Student Seminar

    Northwestern University
    "On the Existence of Monotone Pure-Strategy Equilibria in Dynamic Bayesian Games with Complementarities"
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3245

  • Murat Iyigun

    Apr 03, 2014

    Workshop in Economic History

    University of Colorado
    Topic TBA
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3204

  • Joe Doyle

    Apr 02, 2014

    Strategy Seminar

    MIT Sloan
    "Measuring Hospital Quality"
    1:30-3:00 p.m. Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Andreas Kropf

    Apr 02, 2014

    Economics 501: Graduate Student Seminar

    Northwestern University
    Topic TBA
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3245

  • Dennis Carlton

    Mar 31, 2014

    Workshop in Industrial Organization

    University of Chicago
    Coase, Antitrust, and Merger Simulation with Non-Linear Prices
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3245

  • Aubhugn Labiano

    Mar 31, 2014

    Economics 501: Graduate Student Seminar

    Northwestern University
    Topic TBA
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3245

  • Kirk Doran

    Mar 19, 2014

    Strategy Seminar

    Notre Dame
    “Cognitive Mobility:  Labor Market Responses to Supply Shocks in the Space of Ideas”
    1:30-3:00 p.m. Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Richard Hornbeck

    Mar 13, 2014

    Workshop in Economic History

    Harvard University
    Railroads and American Economic Growth: A “Market Access” Approach
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3204

  • Canice Prendergast - CANCELED

    Mar 12, 2014

    Strategy Seminar


  • George Georgiadis

    Mar 12, 2014

    Strategy Seminar

    Caltech / Boston University
    "Projects and Team Dynamics"
    1:30-3:00 p.m. Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Mauricio Drelichman

    Mar 06, 2014

    Workshop in Economic History

    University of British Columbia
    "Housing and the Cost of Living in Sixteenth Century Toledo"
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3204

  • Michael Powell

    Feb 21, 2014

    Brown Bag Lunch Seminar

    Kellogg Management & Strategy Department
    12:10PM - 1:10PM Jacobs Center Room 619

    "Burden of Past Promises"

    Abstract:

    We explore the evolution of a firm's organization and performance. The owner and her employee play an infinitely repeated trust game in which the owner benefits from delegation only if the employee honors her trust by choosing her preferred project. The owner, however, cannot observe whether the project is available. We characterize the optimal relational contract and highlight two implications. First, profits decline over time as the firm's organization evolves from flexibility to rigidity. Second, which type of rigid organization the firm converges to—and thus its long-run profitability—is determined by random events in its early history. 




  • Vincent Pons

    Feb 11, 2014

    Jr. Faculty Recruiting Candidate Seminar

    Massachussetts Institute of Technology
    TBD
    12Noon - 1:30PM Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Conrad Miller

    Feb 03, 2014

    Jr. Faculty Recruiting Candidate Seminar

    Massachussetts Institute of Technology
    "The Persistent Effect of Temporary Affirmative Action"
    10:30AM - 12Noon Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Kevin Williams

    Jan 28, 2014

    Jr. Faculty Recruiting Candidate Seminar

    University of Minnesota
    "Dynamic Airline Pricing and Seat Availability"
    12Noon - 1:30PM Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Marshall Burke

    Jan 27, 2014

    Jr. Faculty Recruiting Candidate Seminar

    University of California, Berkeley
    "Buying Low and Selling High: An Arbitrage Puzzle in Kenyan Villages"
    10:30AM - 12Noon Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Claudia Steinwender

    Jan 21, 2014

    Jr. Faculty Recruiting Candidate Seminar

    London School of Economics
    "Information Frictions and the Law of One Price: 'When the States and the Kingdom became United.'"
    12Noon - 1:30PM Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Christopher Nielson

    Jan 17, 2014

    Jr. Faculty Recruiting Candidate Seminar

    Yale University
    "Targeted Vouchers, Competition Among Schools, and the Academic Achievement of Poor Students"
    1:30PM - 3:00PM Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Joshua Graff-Zivin

    Jan 15, 2014

    Senior Faculty Recruiting Candidate Seminar

    UC San Diego
    "Particulate Pollution and the Productivity of Pear Packers"
    1:30PM - 3:00PM Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Joshua Graff-Zivin

    Jan 15, 2014

    Senior Faculty Recruiting Candidate Seminar

    UC San Diego
    "Particulate Pollution and the Productivity of Pear Packers"
    1:30PM - 3:00PM Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Ariel Stern

    Jan 13, 2014

    Jr. Faculty Recruiting Candidate Seminar

    Harvard University
    "Innovation Under Regulatory Uncertainty: Evidence from Medical Technology"
    10:30AM - 12Noon Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Noel Johnson

    Dec 05, 2013

    Workshop in Economic History

    George Mason University
    "Jewish Persecutions and Weather Shocks: 1100-1800"
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3204

  • Ilyana Kuziemko

    Dec 04, 2013

    Strategy Seminar

    Columbia Business School
    TBD
    1:30 - 3:00 Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Lorenz Kueng

    Dec 03, 2013

    Law and Economics Colloquium

    Northwestern University
    "Tax News: Identifying the Household Consumption Response to Tax Expectations using Municipal Bond Prices"
    4:00 - 6:00pm, Arthur Rubloff Building Room 339

  • Soheil Ghili & Stephanie Holmes

    Dec 03, 2013

    Brown Bag Lunch Series

    Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management
    Presentation TBA
    12:10PM - 1:15PM, Jacobs Center Managemet & Strategy Dept., Leverone 619


  • Michael Katz

    Nov 25, 2013

    Workshop in Industrial Organization

    University of California, Berkeley
    "Will Group Payments Improve Quality in Heath Care Markets?"
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3245

  • Marianne Bertrand

    Nov 21, 2013

    Workshop in Applied Microeconomics

    University of Chicago
    "Breaking the Glass Ceiling: The Effect of Board Quotas on Female Labor Market Outcomes in Norway"

    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3245

  • Pierre Azoulay

    Nov 20, 2013

    Strategy Seminar

    MIT Sloan
    "Retractions"
    1:30 - 3:00 Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Andrew Butters & Zhuqing Yang

    Nov 19, 2013

    Brown Bag Lunch Series

    Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management
    12:10PM - 1:15PM, Jacobs Center Managemet & Strategy Dept., Leverone 619

    Andrew Butters: "How Long is the Long Run?: Evidence of Market Integration in Wholesale Electric Power."
        Abstract:
    We suggest an innovative approach to investigate market integration. Specifically, we develop a framework that utilizes the price transmission ratio along different horizons to evaluate the level of substitutability between two goods. After outlining the methodological advantages of the approach over standard methods, the techniques are used in the U.S. wholesale electricity setting. Over the period, 2002-2011, electricity supplied among the different regions of the U.S. are found to have high price transmission ratios at frequencies of a week or longer, while at shorter frequencies price transmission ratios across different locations are negligible.(JEL C33, C8, L94).

    Bingyang Li: "Unlock the Black Box of Corporate Political Strategies: The Interaction Between Contribution and Lobbying." 
        Abstract:
    “Firms engage in two kinds of political strategies to influence government's decisions: campaign contribution and lobbying. Previous literature has not yet agreed on what the nature of lobbying is, let alone the connection between the two strategies. In this paper, we investigate how political connection built by contribution affects corporate lobbying by exploiting multiple sources of data on corporate political activities, federal elections, and legislative voting. We use random outcomes in close federal elections as the identifying variation of political connections, and measure policy outcomes of lobbying by looking at firms' stock market reactions when a bill was voted in congress. We found an increase in annual total lobbying but a decrease in lobbying per bill when a firm gets more connected. Results also suggest that connected firms get more favorable policies measured by greater boosts in market valuation. Our empirical findings would be in line with a model where firms first contribute to establish connections with the government, and later use lobbying to signal private information so as to influence public policies.”

  • Zenon Zabinski

    Nov 18, 2013

    Workshop in Industrial Organization

    Northwestern University
    "Product Quality Choice Under Weak Price Competition: Hospital Adoption of Robotic Surgery"
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3245

  • Nathan Nunn

    Nov 14, 2013

    Workshop in Economic History

    Harvard University
    "The Evolution of Culture and Institutions: Evidence from the Kuba Kingdom"
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3204

  • Gillian Hadfield

    Nov 14, 2013

    Law and Economics Colloquium

    University of Southern California
    "Scaffolding: Using Formal Contracts to Build Informal Relations in Support of Innovation"
    4:00 - 6:00pm, Arthur Rubloff Building Room 339

  • Enrico Moretti

    Nov 14, 2013

    Workshop in Applied Microeconomics

    University of California, Berkeley
    "Local Economic Development, Agglomeration Economies, And The Big Push: 100 Years Of Evidence From The Tennessee Valley Authority"
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3245

  • Hong Luo

    Nov 13, 2013

    Strategy Seminar

    Harvard Business School
    Imperfect Information, Patent Publication, and the Market for Ideas
    1:30 - 3:00 Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Can Urgun & Rohit Patel

    Nov 12, 2013

    Brown Bag Lunch Series

    Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management
    Presentation TBA
    12:10PM - 1:15PM, Jacobs Center Managemet & Strategy Dept., Leverone 619


  • Glen Ellison

    Nov 11, 2013

    Workshop in Industrial Organization

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    “Match Quality, Search, and Used Books on the Internet.”
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3245

  • Joshua Hausman

    Nov 07, 2013

    Workshop in Economic History

    University of Michigan
    "What was Bad for GM was Bad for America: The Automobile Industry and the 1937-38 Recession"
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3204

  • Peter Furth

    Nov 07, 2013

    Transportation Center Seminar

    Northwestern University
    "Transit service reliability, hidden waiting time and optimal holding control"
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Chambers Hall Ruan Conference Room

  • Peter DiCola

    Nov 07, 2013

    Law and Economics Colloquium

    Northwestern University
    "Money from Music: Survey Evidence on Musicians’ Revenue and Lessons About Copyright Incentives"
    4:00 - 6:00pm, Arthur Rubloff Building Room 339

  • Amanda Pallais

    Nov 06, 2013

    Strategy Seminar

    Harvard
    "Why the Referential Treatment? Evidence from Field Experiments on Referrals"
    1:30 - 3:00 Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Matt Schmitt & Tongtong Shi

    Nov 05, 2013

    Brown Bag Lunch Series

    Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management
    Presentation TBA
    12:10PM - 1:15PM, Jacobs Center Managemet & Strategy Dept., Leverone 619


  • Jorge Lemus and Emil Temnyalov

    Nov 04, 2013

    Workshop in Industrial Organization

    Northwestern University
    "Patent Assertion and the Rate of Innovation”
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3245

  • Jose Espin

    Oct 31, 2013

    Workshop in Economic History

    Northwestern University
    "The Illiquidity of Water Markets"
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3204

  • David Boyce

    Oct 31, 2013

    Transportation Center Seminar

    Northwestern University
    "High-speed Railroad Passenger Services:Ridership Projections for the USA’s Northeast Corridor "
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Chambers Hall Ruan Conference Room

  • Ryan Marsh

    Oct 31, 2013

    Workshop in Applied Microeconomics

    Northwestern University
    "Labor Composition and Compensation under Union Contracts"
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3245

  • Amit Khandelwal

    Oct 30, 2013

    Strategy Seminar

    Columbia Business School
    "Prices, Markups and Trade Reform"
    1:30 - 3:00 Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Ian Savage

    Oct 29, 2013

    Leon N. Moses Lecture

    Northwestern University
    "The Economics of Transportation Safety"
    7:30 PM - 9:00 PM, James L Allen Center McCormick Auditorium

  • Min Ren (Job Market Candidate)

    Oct 29, 2013

    Brown Bag Lunch Series

    Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management
    Presentation TBA
    12:10PM - 1:40PM, Jacobs Center Managemet & Strategy Dept., Leverone 619


  • Ayşe Özgür Pehlivan

    Oct 28, 2013

    Workshop in Industrial Organization

    Bilkent University
    "Nonparametric Identification and Estimation of Productivity Distributions and Trade Costs"
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3245

  • Anton Kolotilin

    Oct 25, 2013

    Brown Bag Lunch Series

    University of New South Wales
    12:10PM - 1:15PM, Jacobs Center Managemet & Strategy Dept., Leverone 619
    "Optimal Information Disclosure: Quantity vs. Quality"
    Abstract:

        A sender chooses ex ante how her information will be disclosed to a privately informed receiver who then takes one of two actions. The sender wishes to maximize the probability that the receiver takes the desired action. The sender faces an ex ante quantity-quality tradeoff: sending positive messages more often (in terms of the sender's information) makes it less likely that the receiver will take the desired action (in terms of the receiver's information). Interestingly, the sender's and receiver's welfare is not monotonic in the precision of the receiver's private information: the sender may find it easier to influence a more informed receiver, and the receiver may suffer from having more precise private information. Necessary and sufficient conditions are derived for full and no information revelation to be optimal.

  • Samuel Williamson and Lawrence Officer

    Oct 24, 2013

    Workshop in Economic History

    University of Illinois at Chicago
    "The Antebellum Slave Trade: Numbers and Impact on the Balance of Payments"
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3204

  • Anthony Casey

    Oct 24, 2013

    Law and Economics Colloquium

    University of Chicago
    "Fractional Partitions, Dynamic Enforcement, and the Easy Case for the Corporate Web"
    4:00 - 6:00pm, Arthur Rubloff Building Room 339

  • Ricardo Alonso

    Oct 23, 2013

    Strategy Seminar

    USC Marshall
    “Persuading Skeptics and Reaffirming Believers”
    1:30 - 3:00 Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Fernando Luco

    Oct 21, 2013

    Workshop in Industrial Organization

    Northwestern University
    "Sources of Switching Costs and Competition"
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3245

  • Andrew Goodman-Bacon

    Oct 17, 2013

    Workshop in Economic History

    University of Michigan
    "Public Insurance and Mortality: Evidence from Medicaid Implementation"
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3204

  • Michael Suimkovic

    Oct 17, 2013

    Law and Economics Colloquium

    Seton Hall University
    "The Million Dollar Law Degree"
    4:00 - 6:00pm, Arthur Rubloff Building Room 339

  • Christopher Lau

    Oct 17, 2013

    Workshop in Applied Microeconomics

    Northwestern University
    Title TBA
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3245

  • Petra Moser

    Oct 16, 2013

    Strategy Seminar

    Stanford
    "Dead Poets’ Property - Do Stronger Copyrights Increase Price?"
    1:30 - 3:00 Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Naveen Eluru

    Oct 15, 2013

    Transportation Center Seminar

    McGill University
    "Enhanced Econometric Model Structures: Application to Travel Behavior and Transportation Modeling"
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center ITW Conference Room

  • Bingyang Li (Job Market Candidate)

    Oct 15, 2013

    Brown Bag Lunch Series

    Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management
    "Cracking the Codes: Do Electronic Medical Records Facilitate Hospital Revenue Enhancement?"
    12:10PM - 1:40PM, Jacobs Center Managemet & Strategy Dept., Leverone 619
    Abstract
    Electronic Medical Records (EMR) has great potential to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of patient care delivery. However, as the Federal government started providing monetary incentives to accelerate EMR adoptions in hospitals and physician practices, concerns arose that the use of EMRs could facilitate hospitals' revenue-enhancing practice, and thus escalate health care expenditures rather than reduce costs. This study uses a longitudinal multi-state patient discharge dataset to examine the effect of EMR adoption on medical coding and billing in inpatient settings. I find that the fraction of patients that are coded into higher-paying DRG codes increases significantly after EMR adoption. This effect is particularly strong among for-profit hospitals and financially distressed hospitals, indicating that hospitals are likely to use EMR as tool of boosting reimbursement. I also find that there is no evidence EMR leads to more procedures but it significantly increases the number of diagnosis codes that are recorded.

  • Louis Kaplow

    Oct 14, 2013

    Workshop in Industrial Organization

    Harvard University
    "Optimal Regulation With Exceptions and Corrective Taxes"
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3245

  • Noam Yuchtman

    Oct 10, 2013

    Workshop in Economic History

    University of California, Berkeley
    "Medieval Universities, Legal Institutions, and the Commercial Revolution"
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3204

  • Mary Zaki

    Oct 10, 2013

    Workshop in Applied Microeconomics

    Northwestern University
    "Payday Loan Access and Consumption Among the Liquidity Constrained"
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3245

  • Jon Skinner

    Oct 09, 2013

    Strategy Seminar

    Dartmouth
    "Physician Beliefs and Patient Preferences: A New Look at Regional Variation in Health Care Spending"
    1:30 - 3:00 Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Kevin Bryan (Job Market Candidate)

    Oct 08, 2013

    Brown Bag Lunch Series

    Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management
    12:10PM - 1:40PM, Jacobs Center Managemet & Strategy Dept., Leverone 619

    "Optimal Research Subsidies, with an Application to Nuclear Power 1954-1973"

    Abstract:   Beyond changing the quantity of research performed, government R&D programs can also affect which research lines are studied. Why do  firms work on socially inefficient research lines, and how should a planner optimally change the direction of R&D, particularly when the planner has worse  information than the firms about the value and difficulty of various projects? A theoretical model suggests nine properties of optimal subsidy programs. Compared to these optimal decision making rules, the heuristic used in the Atomic Energy Commission nuclear reactor subsidy schemes contains a series of conceptual errors, largely due to the conflation of two separate reasons that firms work on inefficient basic research. Theory can also disentangle efficient path dependence from inefficient path dependence; the eventual dominance of light water reactors may have resulted from policy mistakes rather than unavoidable bad luck.



  • Guillermo Marshall

    Oct 07, 2013

    Workshop in Industrial Organization

    Northwestern University
    "Search and Price Discrimination in a Market with Repeated Purchases"
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3245

  • Steven Sprick Schuster

    Oct 03, 2013

    Workshop in Economic History

    Boston University
    "Delivering the Vote: The Political Effect of Free Mail Delivery in Early Twentieth Century America"
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3204

  • Max Schanzenbach

    Oct 03, 2013

    Law and Economics Colloquium

    Northwestern University
    "The Prudent Investor Rule: A Theoretical and Empirical Reassessment"
    4:00 - 6:00pm, Arthur Rubloff Building Room 339

  • Dean Yang

    Oct 03, 2013

    Workshop in Applied Microeconomics

    University of Michigan
    "Directed Giving: Evidence from an Inter-Household Transfer Experiment"
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3245

  • Amy Finkelstein

    Oct 02, 2013

    Strategy Seminar

    MIT
    The Response of Drug Expenditure to Non-Linear Contract Design: Evidence from Medicare Part D
    1:30pm - 3:00pm, Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Danielle Li

    Oct 01, 2013

    Management & Strategy Brown Bag Lunch Series

    Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management
    12:10PM - 1:15PM, Jacobs Center Managemet & Strategy Dept., Jacobs Center Room 619
    "Public R&D Investments and Private Sector Patenting: Evidence from NIH Funding Rules" (with Pierre Azoulay, Josh Graff-Zivin, and Bhaven Sampat)
    Abstract: This paper measures the impact of public R&D investments on innovation by private sector firms. We quantify the returns to grant spending at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in terms of the biomedical patents it generates. Our paper makes two contributions. First, we use newly constructed bibliometric data to develop a method for flexibly measuring the outcomes of basic science investments. Second, we take advantage of the institutional features of NIH peer review to address concerns about the endogeneity of grant funding. Our results show that NIH funding generates more private patents than it crowds out. A $10 million increase in NIH support generates 2.8 additional patents; given an average grant award of $1.34 million, this means that we expect one additional patent private sector patent to be produced for every three additional NIH grants. We document, moreover, substantial cross-disease spillovers in funding for biomedical research; approximately half of all patents generated by NIH funding for one disease area are primarily relevant for a different disease.

  • Ken Onishi

    Sep 30, 2013

    Workshop in Industrial Organization

    Northwestern University
    "Quantity Discounts and Capital Misallocation in the Aircraft and Airline Industries"
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3245

  • Anne Schneider

    Sep 27, 2013

    Transportation Center Seminar

    Illinois Department of Transportation
    "Transforming Transportation For Tomorrow"
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM, Chambers Hall St. Ruan Conference Center

  • Dylan Minor

    Sep 26, 2013

    Law and Economics Colloquium

    Northwestern University
    "Pay for Performance: Environmental Risk-Taking and Disasters"
    4:00 - 6:00pm, Arthur Rubloff Building Room 339

  • Julie Cullen

    Sep 26, 2013

    Workshop in Applied Microeconomics

    University of California, San Diego
    "The Politics of Tax Evasion"
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3245

  • Greg Lewis

    Sep 25, 2013

    Strategy Seminar

    Harvard
    "Just Starting Out: Learning and Price Competition in a New Market"
    1:30pm - 3:00pm, Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Patrick Rey

    Sep 23, 2013

    Workshop in Industrial Organization

    Toulouse University
    "Secret Contracting in Interlocking Relationships"
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3245

  • Kevin Bryan & Chris Ody

    Jun 07, 2013

    Brown Bag Lunch Series

    Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management
    TBA
    12:10PM - 1:10PM, Jacobs Center, Leverone 619

  • Chris Vickers

    Jun 06, 2013

    Workshop in Economic History

    NOTE: Nathan Nunn's seminar, originally scheduled for this date, has been postponed to the Fall Qtr.

    Northwestern University
    "The Demographics of Criminals in Victorian England"
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3204

  • Nathan Nunn

    Jun 06, 2013

    Workshop in Economic History

    Harvard University
    Title TBA
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3204

  • Todd Sinai

    Jun 05, 2013

    Strategy Seminar

    Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
    "How Parents Influence the Wealth Accumulation of their Children"
    1:30pm - 3:00pm, Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Min Ren & Rohit Patel

    Jun 04, 2013

    Brown Bag Lunch Series

    Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management
    TBA
    12:10PM - 1:10PM, Jacobs Center, Leverone 619

  • Robin Lee

    Jun 03, 2013

    Workshop in Industrial Organization

    New York University
    "Insurer Competition and Negotiated Hospital Prices" which is joint work with Kate Ho (Columbia)
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3245

  • Thomas Jungbauer & Soheil Ghili

    May 31, 2013

    Brown Bag Lunch Series

    Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management
    TBA
    12:10PM - 1:10PM, Jacobs Center, Leverone 619

  • James Dowey

    May 30, 2013

    Workshop in Economic History

    London School of Economics
    "Culture, the 'Protoype Knowledge Economy' And the Origin of Modern Economic Growth: an Empirical Analysis"
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3204

  • Sarah Reber

    May 30, 2013

    Workshop in Applied Microeconomics

    University of California, Los Angeles
    "Survey Incentives for Teenagers"
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3245

  • Allan Collard-Wexler

    May 29, 2013

    Strategy Seminar

    New York University
    "Reallocation and Technology: Evidence from the U.S. Steel Industry"
    1:30 - 3:00 Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Yasin Ozcan & Andrew Butters

    May 28, 2013

    Brown Bag Lunch Series

    Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management
    TBA
    12:10PM - 1:10PM, Jacobs Center, Leverone 619

  • Guillermo Marshall

    May 27, 2013

    Workshop in Industrial Organization

    Northwestern University
    "Price Discrimination in Business-to-Business Markets with Repeated Interactions"
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, Donald P. Jacobs Center 3245