Bureau of Economics Seminar Series

Schedule of Speakers
Federal Trade Commission
Bureau of Economics Series

Fall 2016

Date Speaker Paper Room Notes


Bob Kulick (Maryland)

Horizontal Mergers, Prices, and Productivity


9/1/2016 Nick Buchholz (Princeton) Spatial Equilibrium, Search Frictions and Efficient Regulation in the Taxi Industry H532  







Leemore Dafny (HBS)

The Price Effects of Cross-Market Mergers: Theory and Evidence from the Hospital Industry




Chenyu Yang (Rochester)

Does Vertical Integration Increase Innovation?


9/29/2016 Alan Sorensen (Wisconsin) Information and Innovation Diffusion: The Case of Pharmaceuticals in the United States H532  
10/6/2016 Kevin Williams (Yale) Zone Pricing and Strategic Interaction: Evidence from Drywall H532  
10/13/2016 Panle Jia Barwick (Cornell) Local Protectionism, Market Structure, and Social Welfare: China's Automobile Market H532  
10/20/2016 Chiara Farronato (HBS) Market structure with the entry of peer-to-peer markets: The case of hotels and Airbnb H532  
10/27/2016 Brett Hollenbeck (UCLA) Horizontal Mergers and Innovation in Concentrated Industries H532  
11/3/2016-11/4/2016 FTC Micro Conference      
11/10/2016 Eugenio Miravete (Texas) Innovation, Emissions Policy, and Competitive Advantage in the Diffusion for European Diesel Automobiles H532  
11/17/2016 John Lazarev (NYU) TBD H332  
11/22/2016 (Tuesday) Andrew Butters (Indiana) Market Integration Through Factor Price Equalization: Evidence From the Electric Power Market    
12/1/2016 Ryan McDevitt (Duke) TBD H532  
12/8/2016     H532  
12/15/2016 Devin Pope (Chicago Booth) What Motivates Effort?  Evidence and Expert Forecasts H532  
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: August 4, 2016

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