Bureau of Economics Seminar Series

Schedule of Speakers
Federal Trade Commission
Bureau of Economics Series

Spring 2017

Date

Speaker

Paper

Room

Notes

3/2/2017

Sylvia Hristakeva (UCLA)

How Do Vertical Contracts Affect Product Availability? An Empirical Study of the Grocery Industry

H294

 

3/9/2017

  

H294

 

3/16/2017

Ying Fan (Michigan)

Competition, Product Proliferation and Welfare: A Study of the U.S. Smartphone Market

H294

 

3/23/2017

Michael Sinkinson (Wharton)

Ask Your Doctor? Direct-to-Consumer Advertising of Pharmaceuticals

H294

 

3/30/2017

Emily Wang (UMass)

Demand for 'Healthy' Products: False Claims in Advertising

H332

 

4/6/2017

Andrew Sweeting (Maryland)

Dynamic Oligopoly Pricing with Asymmetric Information: Implications for Mergers

H294

 

4/13/2017

Emek Basker (Census)Customer-Employee Substitution: Evidence from Gasoline Stations

H332

 

4/20/2017

Brad Larsen (Stanford)

A Mechanism Design Approach to Identification and Estimation

H432

 

4/27/2017

Andrew Butters (Indiana)

What Drives Market Integration? Evidence From the Electric Power Market

H332

 

5/4/2017

Yesim Orhun (Michigan)

Reaching for the Gold: The Impact of Status Incentives on Airline Loyalty

H332

 

5/11/2017

TI Kim (Emory)

Hospital Advertising

H332

 

5/18/2017

Nathan Miller (Georgetown)

Finding Mr. Schumpeter: An Empirical Study of Competition and Technology Adoption

H294

 

5/24/2017 (Wednesday)

David Chan (Stanford)Price Setting by Committee in Medicare

H294

 
6/1/2017Federico Ciliberto (Virginia)Price Discrimination in International Airline MarketsH332 

6/8/2017

Ashley Swanson (Wharton)

Betting on Your Health: How Uncertainty Affects Physician Decisions

H294

 

6/15/2017

Dmitry Taubinsky (Dartmouth)

Attention Variation and Welfare: Theory and Evidence from a Tax Salience Experiment

H294

 

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 Jeremy Sandford (jsandford@ftc.gov) by 4pm on the prior business day.

Updated: May 31, 2017


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