Bureau of Economics Seminar Series

Schedule of Speakers
Federal Trade Commission
Bureau of Economics Series

Fall 2015

Date Speaker Paper Room Notes


Mitsukuni Nishida (JHU)

Dynamic Franchising Decisions


9/17/2015 Peter Newberry Amazon Distribution Centers H532  


Mark Shepard

Hospital Network Competition and Adverse Selection: Evidence from the Massachusetts Health Insurance Exchange




Mike Abito

On the Relevance of Probability Distortions in the Extended Warranties Market




William Greene (NYU)

The world’s best healthcare


10/14/2015 Amalia R. Miller (UVA) Privacy Protection, Personalized Medicine and Genetic Testing H332  
10/22/2015 Brian Caplan (GMU) The Selfish and Social Returns to Education H332  
10/29/2015 Petra Moser Patents, Competition, and Innovation - Evidence from Compulsory Licensing during WWI H332  
11/5/2015 John Solow (Iowa) Patent Pools and Cartel Stability H532  
11/12/2015 FTC Microeconomics Conference ----------------------    
11/19/2015 Andrei Hagiu (HBS) Enabling vs. Employing H532  
11/26/2015 Thanksgiving ----------------------    
12/3/2015 Jonathan Lafky (Lafayette) TBD H332  
12/10/2015 Daniel Gross Creativity Under Fire: The Effects of Competition on Creative Production H332  


Gautam Gowrisankaran (Arizona)

Myopia and Complex Dynamic Incentives


Unless otherwise noted, all seminars will take place on Thursdays at 2:30pm in the FTC Headquarters building located at 600 Pennsylvania Ave NW in the room noted. For admittance to the building, all attendees will be required to show valid photo identification, such as a driver’s license. If you would like to attend a seminar, please contact Chris Metcalf (cmetcalf@ftc.gov) by 4pm on the prior business day.

Updated: November 3, 2015

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