Bureau of Economics Seminar Series

Schedule of Speakers
Federal Trade Commission
Bureau of Economics Series

Spring 2016

Date Speaker Paper Room Notes


Thomas Jeitschko (Michigan State)

Bundling and Joint Marketing by Rival Firms


3/10/2016 Paul Ellickson (Rochester) Measuring Competition in Spatial Retail: An Application to Groceries H332  


Mark Shepard (Harvard Kennedy)

Hospital Network Competition and Adverse Selection




Jon Krosnick (Stanford)





Hunt Alcott (NYU)

The Welfare Effects of Nudges: A Case Study of Energy Use Social Comparisons


4/7/2016 Jonathan Williams (UNC) The Tragedy of the Last Mile: Congestion Externalities in Broadband Networks H332  
4/14/2016 Yunmi Kong (NYU) Sequential Auctions with Synergy and Affiliation H332  
4/21/2016 Emily Nix (Yale) Learning Spillovers in the Firm H332  
4/28/2016 Jeremy Tobacman (Wharton) TBD H332  
5/5/2016 JF Houde (Wharton) Measuring Substitution Patterns in Differentiated Products Industries H332  
5/12/2016 Zack Cooper (Yale) Politics, Medicare Payments, and Hospital Behavior H432  
5/19/2016     H532  
5/26/2016 Nick Papageorge (JHU) Positively Aware?  Expert Drug Reviews and the Downside of Information H332  
6/2/2016 Navdeep Sahni (Stanford GSB) TBD H332  
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: March 7, 2016

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