Bureau of Economics Seminar Series Calendar Archive

The Bureau of Economics periodically hosts seminars given by scholars and practitioners in economic fields related the Federal Trade Commission's missions.  Listed here are the presenters and topics from previous seminar series.  To view the schedule for the current seminar series, go to the seminar series homepage.

Fall 2016

DateSpeakerPaperRoomNotes

8/11/2016

Bob Kulick (Maryland)

Horizontal Mergers, Prices, and Productivity

H332

 
9/1/2016Nick Buchholz (Princeton)Spatial Equilibrium, Search Frictions and Efficient Regulation in the Taxi IndustryH532 

9/8/2016

 

 

H532

 

9/15/2016

Leemore Dafny (HBS)

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

H532

 

9/22/2016

Chenyu Yang (Rochester)

Does Vertical Integration Increase Innovation?

H532

 
9/29/2016Alan Sorensen (Wisconsin)Information and Innovation Diffusion: The Case of Pharmaceuticals in the United StatesH532 
10/6/2016Kevin Williams (Yale)Zone Pricing and Strategic Interaction: Evidence from DrywallH532 
10/13/2016Panle Jia Barwick (Cornell)Local Protectionism, Market Structure, and Social Welfare: China's Automobile MarketH532 
10/20/2016Chiara Farronato (HBS)Market structure with the entry of peer-to-peer markets: The case of hotels and AirbnbH532 
10/27/2016Brett Hollenbeck (UCLA)Horizontal Mergers and Innovation in Concentrated IndustriesH532 
11/3/2016-11/4/2016FTC Micro Conference   
11/10/2016Eugenio Miravete (Texas)Innovation, Emissions Policy, and Competitive Advantage in the Diffusion for European Diesel AutomobilesH532 
11/17/2016John Lazarev (NYU)Input Allocation and Downstream Market Structure: Slot Control in the U.S. Airline IndustryH332 
11/24/2016No seminar (Thanksgiving)   
12/1/2016Ryan McDevitt (Duke)Demand, Regulation, and Welfare on the Margin of Alternative Financial ServicesH532 
12/8/2016Eric Nielsen (Fed Board)Achievement Gap Estimates and Deviations from Cardinal ComparabilityH532 
12/15/2016Devin Pope (Chicago Booth)What Motivates Effort?  Evidence and Expert ForecastsH532 
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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Spring 2016

DateSpeakerPaperRoomNotes

3/3/2016

Thomas Jeitschko (Michigan State)

Bundling and Joint Marketing by Rival Firms

H332

 
3/10/2016Paul Ellickson (Rochester)Measuring Competition in Spatial Retail: An Application to GroceriesH332 

3/17/2016

Mark Shepard (Harvard Kennedy)

Hospital Network Competition and Adverse Selection

H532

 

3/24/2016

Jon Krosnick (Stanford)

 

H332

 

3/31/2016

Hunt Alcott (NYU)

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

H332

 
4/7/2016Jonathan Williams (UNC)The Tragedy of the Last Mile: Congestion Externalities in Broadband NetworksH332 
4/14/2016Yunmi Kong (NYU)Sequential Auctions with Synergy and AffiliationH332 
4/21/2016Emily Nix (Yale)Learning Spillovers in the FirmH332 
4/28/2016Jeremy Tobacman (Wharton)TBDH332 
5/5/2016JF Houde (Wharton)Measuring Substitution Patterns in Differentiated Products IndustriesH332 
5/12/2016Zack Cooper (Yale)Politics, Medicare Payments, and Hospital BehaviorH432 
5/19/2016Michael Falkenheim (OMB)A Model of the Multiemployer Pension SystemH332 
5/26/2016Nick Papageorge (JHU)Positively Aware?  Expert Drug Reviews and the Downside of InformationH332 
6/2/2016Navdeep Sahni (Stanford GSB)TBDH332 
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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Fall 2015

DateSpeakerPaperRoomNotes

August 13

Mitsukuni Nishida (JHU)

Dynamic Franchising Decisions

H332

 

September 17

Peter NewberryAmazon Distribution Centers

H532

 
September 24Mark ShepardHospital Network Competition and Adverse Selection: Evidence from the Massachusetts Health Insurance ExchangeH332 

October 1

Mike AbitoOn the Relevance of Probability Distortions in the Extended Warranties MarketH332 

October 5

William Greene (NYU)The world’s best healthcareH332 
October 14Amalia R. Miller (UVA)Privacy Protection, Personalized Medicine and Genetic TestingH332 
October 22Brian Caplan (GMU)The Selfish and Social Returns to EducationH332 

October 29

Petra MoserPatents, Competition, and Innovation - Evidence from Compulsory Licensing during WWIH332 
November 5John Solow (Iowa)Patent Pools and Cartel StabilityH332 
November 12FTC Microeconomics Conference   
November 19Andrei Hagiu (HBS)Enabling vs. EmployingH532 

November 26

Thanksgiving 

 

 

December 3

Jonathan Lafky (Lafayette)TBD

H332

 
December 10Daniel GrossCreativity Under Fire: The Effects of Competition on Creative ProductionH332 

December 17

Gautam Gowrisankaran (Arizona)Myopia and Complex Dynamic Incentives

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 Chris Metcalf (cmetcalf@ftc.gov) by 4pm on the prior business day.

Updated: November 3, 2015


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Spring 2015

DateSpeakerPaperRoomNotes

March 5

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March 12

Allan Collard-Wexler (Duke)Bargaining in Bilateral Oligopoly

 

 
March 19Larry White (NYU)The Credit Rating Agencies: An Analysis through the Lenses of Industrial Organization, Finance, and Regulation.  

March 26

Phillip Levine (Wellesley)EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION BY MOOC: LESSONS FROM SESAME STREET

 

 

April 02

Ethan LieberMoral Hazard in Search

 

 

April 09

Charles Murry (Penn State)Advertising in Vertical Relationships: An Equilibrium Model of the Automobile Industry

 

 
April 16Dominic Coey (ebay)The Bidder Exclusion Effect  

April 21

Matthew GentzkowSources of Geographic Variation in Health Care: Evidence from Patient Migration

 

 
April 30    
May 07Nick PapageorgeThe Economic Value of Breaking Bad Misbehavior, Schooling and the Labor Market  
May 13Hal VarianGoogle Tools for Data  

May 21

Tatiana HomonoffConsumer Borrowing After Payday Loan Bans

 

 

May 28

Nathan MillerMergers Facilitate Tacit Collusion: Empirical Evidence from the U.S. Brewing Industry

 

 

June 04

Ilya Rahkovsky (USDA)"What Drives Nutritional Disparities? Retail Access and Food Purchases Across the Socioeconomic Spectrum"

 

 

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: March 9, 2014


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Fall 2014

DateSpeakerPaperRoomNotes

August 28

Patrick McAlvanah

Time Preferences and Consumer Behavior

H332

 

September 17

Keith Ericson

When Consumers Do Not Make an Active Decision: Dynamic Default Rules and their Equilibrium Effects

H432

Tuesday
September 23Matthew EisenbergThe Impact of Competition on Quality in Physician Markets: Evidence from CardiologistsH532 

September 25

Kelly Bedard (UCSB)

Making Nutritional Information Digestible: Effects of a Receipt-Based Intervention on Restaurant Purchases

H332

 

October 2

Franklin Fisher (MIT)

WATER FOR PEACE: A GAME CHANGER FOR ISRAEL, PALESTINE, AND THE MIDDLE EAST

H332

 

October 9

Mark Rysman (Boston University)

TBD

H332

 
October 16MICRO CONFERENCE----  

October 23

Jeff Perloff (Berkeley)

Do Supermarkets Adjust Prices Asymmetrically?

H332

 
October 30Peter Leeson (George Mason)TBDH332 
November 6James Roberts (Duke)An Empirical Model of Dynamic Limit Pricing: The Airline IndustryH332 
November 13Mara LedermanCompetition and Price Discrimination When Consumers are Heterogeneous on Multiple DimensionsH332 

November 20

Benjamin Shiller (Brandeis)

First-Degree Price Discrimination Using Big Data

H481

 

November 27

Thanksgiving

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December 4

Ryan Conrad (FDA)

The Intersection of Shared Generic Exclusivity and Authorized Generics

H332

 
December 10Guido Imbens (Standford GSB)Finite Population Causal Standard ErrorsH332Wednesday

December 18

Jesse Shapiro (Univ. of Chicago/Brown)

TBD

H481

 

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: September 9, 2014


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Spring 2014

DateSpeakerPaperRoomNotes

March 06

Luke Froeb (Vanderbilt)

A Theory of Competitive Framing

NJ-B

 

March 13

David Friedman

 

NJ-B

Seminar starts at 3pm

March 20

Heidi Williams (MIT)

Do Fixed Patent Terms Distort Innovation? Evidence from Cancer Clinical Trials

NJ-4100

 

April 10

Matthew Grennan (UPenn)

TBA

M-Street

 

April 17

Ernst Berndt (MIT)

The Regulation of Prescription Drug Competition and Market Responses: Patterns in Prices and Sales Following Loss of Exclusivity

NJ-B

 
April 24Juha SiikamakiNudging Energy Efficiency Behavior: The Role of Information LabelsNJ-B 

May 01

Avi Dor (George Washington)

Impact of Mortality-Based Performance Measures on Hospital Pricing: the Case of Colon Cancer Surgeries

NJ-B

 

May 08

Ralph Winter (University of British Columbia)

Exclusionary Contracts

NJ-B

 

May 15

Petra Persson

 

NJ-B

 

May 22

Kevin Thom (NYU)

Smoking, Genes and Health

NJ-B

 

May 27

Andrew Caplin

Revealed Preference, Rational Inattention and Costly Information Acquisition

NJ-B

 

June 12

James Sallee

 

NJ-4100

 
Unless otherwise noted, all seminars will take place on Thursdays at 2:30pm in the ground floor Conference Center located at 601 New Jersey Ave. NW.  Prior to attending seminars or for other inquiries, please contact Christopher Metcalf (cmetcalf@ftc.gov).

For seminars held in the 1800 M street building, proceed directly from the lobby of the building to the 8th floor. Security clearance is required upon arrival at the 8th floor.  Seminars in the 1800 M street building begin at 2:30pm unless otherwise noted.

Updated: March 5, 2014


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Fall 2013

DateSpeakerPaperRoomNotes
10-OctJuha Siikamaki“Nudging Energy Efficiency Behavior:
The Role of Information Labels”
NJ-B 
17-OctPetra Persson (Harvard Fellow)"Attention Manipulation and Information Overload"NJ-4100 
24-OctSteve Puller (Texas A&M)“Behavioral Responses to Increased Household
Fuel Economy: Regression Discontinuity Evidence”
NJ-4100 
7-NovFTC Microeconomics Conference  
8-NovFTC Microeconomics Conference  
14-NovPedro Bordalo"Salience and Consumer Choice"NJ-C 
21-NovAyelet GneezyTBANJ-4100 
28-NovThanksgiving Day   
5-DecBart Hamilton (WUSTL)"Health and the Option Value of Medical Innovation"NJ-C 
9-DecLarry Samuelson (Yale)“Reputations in Repeated Games”NJ-4100This is a Monday
12-DecChristopher Knittel"Who is Exposed to Gas Prices? How Gasoline Prices
Affect Automobile Manufacturers and Dealerships"
NJ-C 
19-DecPaul RubinTBAM-8048 

Unless otherwise noted, all seminars will take place on Thursdays at 2:30pm in the ground floor Conference Center located at 601 New Jersey Ave. NW.  Prior to attending seminars or for other inquiries, please contact Christopher Metcalf (cmetcalf@ftc.gov).

For seminars held in the 1800 M street building, proceed directly from the lobby of the building to the 8th floor. Security clearance is required upon arrival at the 8th floor.  Seminars in the 1800 M street building begin at 2:30pm unless otherwise noted.

Updated: October 12, 2013


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Spring 2013

DateSpeakerPaperRoomNotes
Mar 07Ryan Lampe
(DePaul)
Patent Pools, Competition, and Innovation – Evidence from 20 U.S. Industries under the New DealM8089 
Mar 14Petra Persson
(Harvard Fellow)
Attention Manipulation and Information OverloadNJ-A 
Mar 21Luis Cabral
(Stern NYU)
Dynamic Pricing in Customer Markets with Switching CostsNJ-C 
Mar 28Yongmin Chen (Colorado)Monopoly Differential Pricing and WelfareM8089 
Apr 04Suhui Li (GWU)How Do Hospitals Respond to Market Entry? Evidence from the Pennsylvania Cardiac Revascularzation MarketM8089 
Apr 11Elena Patel
(U.S. Treasury)
An Empirical Analysis of Mergers Between Nonprofit and For-Profit Firms: An Application in the Hospital IndustryNJ-A 
Apr 18Ginger Jin
(Maryland)
TBANJ-A 
Apr 25Marc Remer
(U.S. DOJ)
Approximating the Price Effects of Mergers: Numerical Evidence and an Empirical ApplicationNJ-A 
May 02Robert Letzler (FTC)Everyone Believes in Redemption: Nudges and Overoptimism in Costly Task CompletionNJ-C 
May 09Steven Berry
(Yale)
Identification in Differentiated Products Markets Using Market Level DataNJ-A 
May 16Charles Manski (Northwestern)Policy Evaluation in Uncertain WorldNJ-A 
Jun 7Kate Ho & Robin LeeInsurer Competition and Negotiated Hospital PricesNJ-B 

Unless otherwise noted, all seminars will take place on Thursdays at 2:30pm in the ground floor Conference Center located at 601 New Jersey Ave. NW.  Prior to attending seminars or for other inquiries, please contact Christopher Metcalf (cmetcalf@ftc.gov) or Tammy John (tjohn@ftc.gov).

For seminars held in the 1800 M street building, proceed directly from the lobby of the building to the 8th floor. Security clearance is required upon arrival at the 8th floor.  Seminars in the 1800 M street building begin at 2:30pm unless otherwise noted.

Updated: May 15, 2013


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Fall 2012

Date

Speaker

PaperBuildingRoomNotes
28-SepGlen Weyl (Univ. of Chicago)Pass-Through as an Economic ToolNJNJBThis is a Friday.
11-OctEric ZitzewitzFigure Skating/CorruptionNJNJ4100 
18-OctBrian McManusQuality Certification, Competition, and Performance in an Online MarketplaceNJNJ4100 
25-OctRandall Lewis (Yahoo)Advertising ExternalitiesNJNJC 
7-NovDirk Bergemann (Yale) M StreetM8089This is a Wed.
15-Nov & 16-NovFTC MICROECONOMICS CONFERENCE    
29-NovAmy Finkelstein (MIT)Estimating Welfare in Lemons MarketsNJNJ4100 
6-DecChuck Thomas (Economic Science Institute, Chapman University)An Alternating-Offers Model of Multilateral NegotiationsNJNJ4100 
13-DecJames Adams (Rensselaer)Research Joint Ventures:  Reference Points, Moral Hazards, and UncertaintyM StreetM8089 
18-DecAmit Gandhi (Wisconsin)Estimating Discrete Choice Demand Models with a "Small" Number of ConsumersNJNJBThis is a Tuesday.

Unless otherwise noted, all seminars will take place on Thursdays at 2:30pm in the ground floor Conference Center located at 601 New Jersey Ave. NW.  Prior to attending seminars or for other inquiries, please contact Christopher Metcalf (cmetcalf@ftc.gov) or Tammy John (tjohn@ftc.gov).

For seminars held in the 1800 M street building, proceed directly from the lobby of the building to the 8th floor. Security clearance is required upon arrival at the 8th floor.  Seminars in the 1800 M street building begin at 2:30pm unless otherwise noted.

Updated: December 12, 2012


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Spring 2012

Date

Speaker/Affliliation/Paper

Mar 1Avi Goldfarb (Toronto)
Technology, Age, and Shifting Privacy Concerns?
Seminar will be held in 601 NJ Avenue Building, Room 4100
Mar 8Paul Niehaus (UCSD)
Managing Self-Confidence: Theory and Experimental Evidence
Seminar will be held in 601 NJ Avenue Building, Room 4100
Mar 15Jeffrey Prince (Indiana)
Does Service Bundling Reduce Churn?
Seminar will be held in 601 NJ Avenue Building, Conference Room B
Mar 22Matthew Lewis (OSU)
Diagnosing Hospital System Bargaining Power in Managed Care Networks
Seminar will be held in 601 NJ Avenue Building, Room 4100 and Video Teleconferencing (VTC) 1800 M Street Building, Room 8084
Mar 29Mike Sinkinson (Harvard)
Seminar will be held in 601 NJ Avenue Building, Conference Room B
Apr 5Jay Shimshack (Tulane)
Seminar will be held in 601 NJ Avenue Building, Room 4100 and Video Teleconferencing (VTC) 1800 M Street Building, Room 8084
Apr 12Carl Davidson (Michigan State)
Pigou, Becker, and the Regulation of Punishment-Proof Firms
Seminar will be held in 1800 M Street Building, Room 8089
May 3Justin Sydnor (Wisconsin)
Seminar will be held in 601 NJ Avenue Building, Room 4100
May 10Dmitry Lubensky (Indiana School of Business)
Seminar will be held in 601 NJ Avenue Building, Conference Room B and Video Teleconferencing (VTC) 1800 M Street Building, Room 8084
May 17Andrew Sweeting (Duke)
Seminar will be held in 601 NJ Avenue Building, Conference Room B

Unless otherwise noted, all seminars will take place on Thursdays at 2:30pm in the ground floor Conference Center located at 601 New Jersey Ave. NW.  No prior security clearance is necessary except for the seminars held in room 4100. Address inquiries to Loren Smith (lsmith2@ftc.gov) or Tammy John (tjohn@ftc.gov).

For seminars held in the 1800 M street building, proceed directly from the lobby of the building to the 8th floor. Security clearance is required upon arrival at the 8th floor.  Seminars in the 1800 M street building begin at 2:30pm unless otherwise noted.

Updated: March 1, 2012


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Fall 2011

Date

Speaker/Affliliation/Paper

Sep 29Mark Dean (Brown)
Search and Satisficing (with Andrew Caplin and Daniel Martin)
Seminar will be held in 601 NJ Avenue Building, Room NJ-B
Oct 13Yi Qian (Northwestern)
Oct 17Mo Xiao (Arizona)
Entry under Subsidy: the Competitive U.S. Local Telephone Industry (with Ying Fan)
Note: This seminar is on a Monday.
Oct 20Andrew Toole (ERS)
The R&D Investment-Uncertainty Relationship:  Do Strategic Rivalry and Firm Size Matter?
Seminar will be held in 1800 M Street Building, Room 8089
Oct 31John Asker (NYU Stern)
Exclusionary Minimum Resale Price Maintenance (with Heski Bar-Isaac)
NJ Conference Room A and Simulcast to M Street
Note: This seminar is on a Monday at 12:00
Nov 10Abe Dunn (BEA)
Physician Market Power and Medical-Care Expenditures (with Adam Hale Shapiro)
Seminar will be held in 1800 M Street Building, Room 8089
Nov 17John Driscoll (Federal Reserve Board of Governors)
Seminar will be held in 601 NJ Avenue Building, Room 4100
Dec 1Michael Salinger (Boston University)
Tying and Bundling in a Nearly Contestable Market
Seminar will be held in 601 NJ Avenue Building, Room 4100
Dec 8Paul Ellickson (Rochester)
Density versus Differentiation:  The Impact of Wal-Mart on the Grocery Industry (with Paul L. E. Grieco)
Seminar will be held in 601 NJ Avenue Building, Room 4100
Dec 15Mark Duggan (Wharton)
Will Risk-Adjustment Decrease Health Care Costs?  New Evidence from the Medicare Advantage Program (joint with Jason Brown, Ilyana Kuziemko, and William Woolston)
Seminar will be held in 1800 M Street Building, Room 8089

Unless otherwise noted, all seminars will take place on Thursdays at 2:30pm in the ground floor Conference Center located at 601 New Jersey Ave. NW.  No prior security clearance is necessary except for the seminars held in room 4100. Address inquiries to Loren Smith (lsmith2@ftc.gov) or Tammy John (tjohn@ftc.gov).

For seminars held in the 1800 M street building, proceed directly from the lobby of the building to the 8th floor. Security clearance is required upon arrival at the 8th floor.  Seminars in the 1800 M street building begin at 2:30pm unless otherwise noted.

Updated: September 14, 2011


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Spring 2011

Date

Speaker/Affliliation/Paper

Mar 3Henry Schneider (Cornell)
Mar 10Joel Waldfogel (Minnesota)
Bye, Bye, Miss American Pie? The Supply of New Recorded Music since Napster
Seminar will be held in 1800 M Street Building, Room 8089
Mar 17Zahi Ben-David (Ohio State)
Do Financial Counseling Mandates Improve Mortgage Choice and Performance? Evidence from a Legislative Experiment
Mar 24Allen Blackman (RFF)
Does Eco-Certification Boost Regulatory Compliance in Developing Countries?
Mar 31Rachel Croson (NSF, UT-Dallas)
The seminar topic is public radio contributions and is partly based on:
A Field Experiment in Charitable Contribution
Seminar will be held in 1800 M Street Building, Room 8089
Apr 7Emir Kamenica (Chicago)
Apr 14Liran Einav (Stanford)
Seminar will be based on the following 3 papers:
- Contract Pricing in Consumer Credit Markets
- The Impact of Information Technology on Consumer Lending
- Liquidity Constraints and Imperfect Information in Subprime Lending
Apr 21Brian Melzer (Northwestern)
Competition in Consumer Lending: Payday Loans and Overdraft Credit
Apr 28Patrick McAlvanah (FTC)
Impatience, Incentives, and Obesity
Seminar Postponed
May 5Przemek Jeziorski (JHU)
Estimation of Cost Synergies from Mergers Without Cost Data: Application to U.S. Radio
May 12Bob Hunt (Philadelphia Fed)
The Democratization of U.S. Research and Development After 1980
Seminar will be held in 1800 M Street Building, Room 8089
May 19Daniel O’Brien (FTC)
All-units Discounts and Double Moral Hazard
Seminar will be held in 601 NJ Avenue Building, Room 4100
Seminar Cancelled
Jun 2Patrick McAlvanah (FTC)
Impatience, Incentives, and Obesity

Unless otherwise noted, all seminars will take place on Thursdays at 2:30pm in the ground floor Conference Center located at 601 New Jersey Ave. NW.  No prior security clearance is necessary except for the seminars held in room 4100. Address inquiries to Loren Smith (lsmith2@ftc.gov) or Tammy John (tjohn@ftc.gov).

For seminars held in the 1800 M street building, proceed directly from the lobby of the building to the 8th floor. Security clearance is required upon arrival at the 8th floor.  Seminars in the 1800 M street building begin at 2:30pm unless otherwise noted.

Updated: January 31, 2011


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Fall 2010

Date

Speaker/Affliliation/Paper

Sep 16Tom Lyon (Michigan)
Competing Eco Labels (with Carolyn Fischer)
Seminar will begin at 10am
Sep 23Catherine Tucker (MIT Sloan)
Privacy and Online Advertising (with Avi Goldfarb)
Oct 7Seminar Cancelled
Oct 14Seminar Rescheduled to Dec 9
Oct 19Matt Osborne (BEA)  please note this seminar is on Tuesday instead of Thursday
Competition Among Spatially Differentiated Firms: An Empirical Model with an Application to Cement (with Nathan Miller)
Seminar will be held in New Jersey Avenue Building room 4100
Oct 28Emek Basker (Mizzou)
Supersize It: The Growth of Chains and the Rise of the 'Big Box' Retail Format (with Shawn Klimek and Pham Hoang Van)
Seminar will be held in 1800 M Street Building, Room 8089
Nov 4Mary Beth Deily (Lehigh)
Quality Information and Quality Competition: Evidence from the Pennsylvania CABG Market
Seminar will be held in 1800 M Street Building, Room 8089
Dec 2Thomas Jeitschko (DOJ)
Pro and Anti-Competitive Effects of Certification in Markets with Asymmetric Information (with Tony Creane and Jinhua Zhao)
Dec 9Wally Mullin (GWU)
Diversity, Social Goods Provision, and Performance in the Firm (with Sara Fisher Ellison and Jeffrey Greenbaum)
Seminar will be held in 1800 M Street Building, Room 8089
Dec 16Francine Lafontaine (Michigan) Scale, Scope and Performance (with Renata Kosova and Bo Zhao)
Seminar will be held in New Jersey Avenue Building room 4100

Unless otherwise noted, all seminars will take place on Thursdays at 2:30pm in the ground floor Conference Center located at 601 New Jersey Ave. NW.  No prior security clearance is necessary except for the seminars held in room 4100. Address inquiries to Loren Smith (lsmith2@ftc.gov) or Tammy John (tjohn@ftc.gov).

For seminars held in the 1800 M street building, proceed directly from the lobby of the building to the 8th floor. Security clearance is required upon arrival at the 8th floor.  Seminars in the 1800 M street building begin at 2:30pm unless otherwise noted.

Updated: September 20, 2010


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Spring 2010

Date

Speaker/Affliliation/Paper

Mar 4Scott Hemphill  (Columbia Law)
Bhaven Sampat  (Columbia)
Generic Drug Challenges Prior to Patent Expiration
Seminar will be held in New Jersey Avenue Building, Room 4100
Mar 11Aviv Nevo
(Northwestern)
A Simple Model of Demand Anticipation
Mar 18Ken Corts
(Toronto)
Inducing Information Provision through Competition Policy: Prohibitions on False and Unsubstantiated Claims
Mar 24Simon Anderson
(Virginia)
Aggregative Games with Entry
Seminar will be held in New Jersey Avenue Building, Room 4100
Mar 25Chuck Romeo
(DOJ)
Filling Out the Instrument Set in Mixed Logit Demand Systems for Aggregate Data
Seminar will be held in New Jersey Avenue Building, Room 4100
Apr 8Tim Brennan
(UMBC)
Exclusion vs. Predation: Drawing Lines Between Easy and Hard Abuse Cases
Apr 15Annamaria Lusardi
(Dartmouth)
Debt Literacy, Financial Experiences, and Over-indebtedness
Apr 22Kitt Carpenter
(UC Irvine)
The Drinking Age, Alcohol Consumption, and Crime
Apr 29Dan O'Brien & Dave Schmidt
(FTC)
Predicting Merger Effects Using Price Pressure Indices: Some Preliminary Results
May 6Stephan Meier
(Columbia)
Seminar will be held in New Jersey Avenue Building, Room 4100
May 13David Prentice
(La Trobe)
An Empirical Analysis of a Merger in the Australian Cigarette Industry
Seminar will be held in 1800 M Street Building, Room 8089
May 20Baba Shiv
(Stanford)
May 27Adair Morse
(Chicago-Booth)

Unless otherwise noted, all seminars will take place on Thursdays at 2:40pm in the ground floor Conference Center located at 601 New Jersey Ave. NW. No prior security clearance is necessary except for the seminars held in room 4100. Address inquiries to Loren Smith (lsmith2@ftc.gov) or Tammy John (tjohn@ftc.gov).

Updated: January 20, 2010


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Spring 2009

Date

Speaker/Affliliation/Paper

Feb 19Patrick Rey
(Toulouse School of Economics)
Resale Price Maintenance and Interlocking Relationships
Mar 12Jay Shimshack
Mercury Advisories and Household Health Trade-Offs
Seminar will be held in New Jersey Avenue Building, Room 4100
Mar 26Charlie Holt
(University of Virginia)
Collusion in Auctions for Emission Permits: An Experimental Analysis
Seminar will be held in New Jersey Avenue Building, Room 4100
Apr 9Stefano DellaVigna
(UC Berkeley and NBER)
The Effect of Fast Food Restaurants on Obesity
Apr 16Ken Hendricks
(Texas)
Information and the Skewness of Music Sales
Seminar will be held in New Jersey Avenue Building, Room 4100
Apr 23C. Lanier Benkard
(Stanford)
Simulating the Dynamic Effects of Horizontal Mergers: U.S. Airlines
Seminar will be held in New Jersey Avenue Building, Room 4100
Apr 30Amalia Miller
(University of Virginia)
Electronic Discovery and Electronic Medical Records: Does the Threat of Litigation Affect Firm Decisions to Adopt Technology?
May 7Jonathan Levin
(Stanford)
May 14John Thanasoullis
(Oxford)
Upstream Competition and Downstream Buyer Power
Seminar will be held in New Jersey Avenue Building, Room 4100
May 19Luke Froeb (Vanderbilt University)
Bernhard Ganglmair (University of Zurich)
An Equilibrium Analysis of Antitrust as a Solution to the Problem of Patent Hold-Up
Seminar will be held in New Jersey Avenue Building, Conference Room A at 10:30
May 21Chris Knittel
Estimation of Random Coefficient Demand Models: Challenges, Difficulties and Warnings
(University of California, Davis)
June 4Devin Pope
(University of Pennsylvania)
Is Tiger Woods Loss Averse? Persistent Bias in the Face of Experience, Competition, and Large Stakes
Seminar will be held in New Jersey Avenue Building, Conference Room C

Spring 2008

Date

Speaker/Paper/Host

Feb. 7Ben Atkinson
(Competition Bureau Canada)
Price Cycling
NJ Avenue Conference Center Room B

 

Feb. 21Robert Clark
(HEC)
"Market Structure and the Diffusion of Electronic Banking”
NJ Avenue Conference Center Room B
Feb. 28Kim Sau Chung
(University of Minnesota)
“Loopholes”
Mar. 6CANCELLED
Bob Hall
(Stanford University)
The Incentive to Start New Companies: Evidence from Venture Capital
NJ Avenue Conference Center Room A
Mar. 13Rachel Soloveichik
(Bureau of Economic Analysis)
“Family Transfers in Rural Mexico, An Application to Risk Sharing and Labor Supply Elasticity”
NJ Avenue Conference Center Room A
Mar. 27Jeff Prince
(Cornell University)
Measuring Welfare and the Effects of Regulation in a Government-Created Market: The Case of Medicare Part D Plans
NJ Avenue Conference Center Room A
Apr. 10Chris Garmon
(Federal Trade Commission)
"An Empirical Test of Bargaining Theory: Major League Baseball's Rule IV Draft"
NJ Avenue Conference Center Room B
Apr. 17Joe Farrell
(Berkeley)
“What Is (or Isn’t) the Competitive Process?”

 

Apr. 24Emily Oster
(University of Chicago)
“Routes of Infection: Exports and HIV Incidence in Sub-Saharan Africa”
NJ Avenue Conference Center Room B
May 1Phillip Leslie
(Stanford University)
The Welfare Effects of Ticket Resale
NJ Avenue Conference Center Room C
May 8Claudio Lucarelli
(Cornell University)
Government Policy and the Dynamics of Market Structure: Evidence from Critical Access Hospitals
NJ Avenue Conference Center Room B
June 19CANCELLED
Greg Crawford
(FCC)
NJ Room 4100

Fall 2007

Date

Speaker/Paper/Host

Sept. 6Michael Baye
(FTC and Indiana)
“Clicks, Discontinuities, and Firm Demand Online”
Sept. 13John Rust
(University of Maryland)
“Pricing and Selling Decisions by Rental Car Companies”
Sept. 20Ana Aizcorbe
(Bureau of Economic Analysis)
“Intermittent Purchases and Welfare-Based Price Deflators for Durable Goods”
Seminar will be held in room 4100.
Oct. 4David Prentice
(LaTrobe and Lehigh)
"The origins of American industrial success:  Evidence from the US portland cement industry."
Oct. 11Sean Nicholson
(Cornell University)
"Is Early Childhood Television Viewing an Environmental Trigger for Autism?"
Seminar will be held in room 4100.
Oct. 18Brian Krauth
(Simon Fraser University)
"Bounding a linear causal effect using relative correlation restrictions."
Oct. 25Jeremy Fox
(University of Chicago)
“Measuring the Efficiency of an FCC Spectrum Auction.”
Nov. 1Jacques Cremer
“The Value of Switching Costs”
Seminar will be held in room 4100.
Nov. 15Matt Shum
(Johns Hopkins University)
"Estimating First-Price Auctions with Unknown Number of Bidders: A misclassification approach" (with Yingyao Hu)
Nov. 29Oz Shy
“Market Dominance and Behavior-Based Pricing Under Horizontal and Vertical Differentiation.”
Dec. 6Gautam Gowrisankaran
(University of Arizona)
“Dynamics of Consumer Demand for New Durable Goods”
Seminar will be held in room 4100.
Dec. 13Kathy Zeiler
(Georgetown Law)
Seminar will be held in room 4100.

Spring 2007

Date

Speaker/Paper/Host

Jan. 18Avi Goldfarb
(University of Toronto Rotman School of Business)
Geography and Electronic Commerce: Measuring Convenience, Selection, and Price (with Chris Forman and Anindya Ghose)
Feb. 8Elizabeth Kiser and Ron Borzekowski
(Federal Reserve Board of Governors)
The Choice at the Check Out: Quantifying demand across payment instruments
Feb. 15Victor Aguirregabiria
(University of Toronto)
Dynamic Spatial Competition between Multi-Store Firms (with Gustavo Vicentini)
Mar. 8Aviv Nevo
(Northwestern)
Intermediation in Real Estate Markets: Evidence from Fsbomadison.com (with Igal Hendel and Francois Ortalo-Magne)
Notes: In rm NJ 4100
Mar. 15Michael Nicholson
(Transylvania University)
Technical Assistance for Law and Economics: An empirical analysis in antitrust/competition policy. (with Daniel Sokol and Kyle Stiegert)
Notes: In rm NJ 4100
Mar. 22Justin Wolfers
(U Penn Wharton)
Financial Markets and Politics: Evidence from Prediction Markets (with Erik Snowberg Eric Zitzewitz)
[PDF 1] [PDF 2 ]
Apr. 16Ali Hortacsu
(Chicago)
What Makes You Click? Mate Preferences and Matching Outcomes in Online Dating (with Guenter Hitsch and Dan Ariely)
Apr. 26
CANCELED
Steve Berry
(Yale)
Horizontal and Vertical Product Variety in Radio Broadcasting (with Joel Waldfogel)
May 11Chuck Thomas
(Clemson)
Horizontal Product Differentiation in Auction and Multilateral Negotiations (with Bart J. Wilson)
May 17Michelle Goeree
(Claremont McKenna)
Was Mr. Hewlett Right? Mergers, Advertising, and the PC Industry
May 31Brendan Cunningham
(Naval Academy and FTC)
Direct-to-Consumer Advertising Exposure and the Demand for Drugs

Fall 2006

Date

Speaker/Paper/Host

Sept. 14
Michael Salinger
(FTC)
The Role of Cost in Determining When Firms Offer Bundles (with D. Evans)
Sept. 28
Stan Liebowitz
(Texas,Dallas)
The Effect of Radio Play on Record Sales
Oct. 5Judith Chevalier
(Yale)
State Casket Sales Restrictions: A Pointless Undertaking? (with Fiona Scott Morton)
Oct. 12
Gary Fournier
(Florida State)
What does Willingness-to-Pay reveal about hospital market power in merger cases?
Oct. 17
(Tues.)
James Eales
(Purdue)
Demand Elasticities for Fresh Fruit at the Retail Level (with C. Durham)
Oct. 26
David Warsh
(Economic Principals)
Knowledge and the Wealth of Nations
Nov. 2
Matt Lewis
(Ohio State)
Temporary Wholesale Gasoline Price Spikes have Long-lasting Retail Effects: The Aftermath of Hurricane Rita
Nov. 9
Room 4100
Christopher R. Knittel (California, Davis)
Strategic Incompatibility in ATM Markets (with Victor Stango of The Tuck School)
Nov. 13
(Mon.)
James C. Miller III
(Chairman, Board of Governors USPS )
TBA
Nov. 16
Pai-Ling Yin
(Harvard Business School)
Economic and Technical Drivers of Technology Choice: Browsers. (with Timothy F. Bresnahan)
Dec. 1
(Fri.)
Nicholas Souleles
(Wharton)
Do Consumers Choose the Right Credit Contracts? (with S. Agarwal, S. Chomsisengphet, and C. Liu)
Dec. 6
(Wed.)
Erich J. Muehlegger
(Harvard)
Measuring Illegal Activity and the Effect of Regulatory Innovation: A Study of Diesel Fuel Tax Evasion

Winter/Spring 2006

Date

Speaker/Paper/Host

Jan. 19
Mark Nadel
(FCC)
How the Standard Residential Real Estate Broker Commission Rate Structure Costs Home Buyers & Sellers Billions
Feb. 16
Mark Skidmore
(Wisconsin-Whitewater)
Do State Motor Fuel Sales-below-cost Laws Lower Prices? (with James Peltier and James Alm)
March 8
(Wed.)
Adam Copeland
(Federal Reserve)
Prices, Production and Inventories over the Automotive Model Year
(with Wendy Dunn and George Hall)
April 6
Chris Dellarocas
(Maryland)
The Sound of Silence in Online Feedback: Estimating Trading Risks in the Presence of Reporting Bias (with C. Wood)
April 13
Cancelled
Andrew Fallow
(Oxford)
The G8's Vaccine Development Plan: Will it work?
April 27
Cancelled
Ginger Jin
(Maryland)
Direct to Consumer Advertising and Prescription Choice (with T. Iizuka)
May 4
Shane Frederick
(MIT)
Cognitive Reflection and Decision Making
May 18
Cancelled
Debra Holt
(FTC)
Television Advertising: Content and Exposure
May 25
Jonathan Zinman
(Dartmouth)
What Monthly Payment Gets You in This Car: Payment/Interest Bias and the Market for Consumer Loans (with Victor Stango)
June 8
Leslie Marx
(FCC/Duke)
Quantitative Analysis of Coordinated Effects
with Bill Kovacic, Bob Marshall, and Steve Schulenberg
June 15Tim Brennan
(UMBC/ Canadian Competition Bureau)
Three 'mini' essays on bundling
New Jersey Ave. - Room 4100
June 27
J. Stephen Clark
(Nova Scotia Agricultural College),
Will Fat Taxes Cause Americans to Become Fatter? Some Evidence From US Meats
(with J. Levedahl)
July 13
Marc Rysman
(Boston University)
Patents and Performance of Voluntary Standard Setting Organizations
(with Tim Simcoe)

Seminar Series - Fall 2005

Date

Speaker/Paper

Sept 21

Yossi Spiegel (Tel-Aviv University)
Partial Cross Ownership and Tacit Collusion

Oct. 6Chad Syverson (Chicago)
Market Distortions when Agents are Better Informed:
The Value of Information in Real Estate Transactions
(with S. Levitt)

Nov. 3*

Charles Manski (Northwestern) Room 4100
Interpreting the Predictions of Prediction Markets

Nov. 10

Susan Athey (Stanford)
TBA

Nov. 17*

Jesse Shapiro (Chicago) Room 4100
Fooling Some of the People Some of the Time: Advertising and Limited Memory.

Dec. 1

Jonathan Zinman (Dartmouth)
What’s Psychology Worth? A Field Experiment in the Consumer Credit Market (with M. Bertrand, D. Karlan, S. Mullainathan and E.Shafir )

Dec. 8

Andrew Sweeting (Northwestern)
Uniting and Turning the Guns on the Enemy: A Micro Study of Station Ownership, Programming and Listenership in the Music Radio Industry

Dec. 15

Amil Petrin (Chicago)
Omitted Product Attributes in Differentiated Product Models

Unless otherwise noted, all seminars will take place on Thursdays at 2:30pm in the ground floor Conference Center located at 601 New Jersey Ave. NW No prior security clearance is necessary.

*/ Seminar will take place in Room 4100 of the 601 New Jersey Ave. building. Please call or email ahead for security clearance. Contacts: Bernadette Harmon 202 326-3449 bharmon@ftc.gov
Joe Mulholland 202 326-3378 jmulholland@ftc.gov

Seminar Series - Fall 2005

Date

Speaker/Paper

Sept 21

Yossi Spiegel (Tel-Aviv University)
Partial Cross Ownership and Tacit Collusion

Oct. 6Chad Syverson (Chicago)
Market Distortions when Agents are Better Informed:
The Value of Information in Real Estate Transactions
(with S. Levitt)

Nov. 3*

Charles Manski (Northwestern) Room 4100
Interpreting the Predictions of Prediction Markets

Nov. 10

Susan Athey (Stanford)
TBA

Nov. 17*

Jesse Shapiro (Chicago) Room 4100
Fooling Some of the People Some of the Time: Advertising and Limited Memory.

Dec. 1

Jonathan Zinman (Dartmouth)
What’s Psychology Worth? A Field Experiment in the Consumer Credit Market (with M. Bertrand, D. Karlan, S. Mullainathan and E.Shafir )

Dec. 8

Andrew Sweeting (Northwestern)
Uniting and Turning the Guns on the Enemy: A Micro Study of Station Ownership, Programming and Listenership in the Music Radio Industry

Dec. 15

Amil Petrin (Chicago)
Omitted Product Attributes in Differentiated Product Models

Seminar Series - Fall 2005

Date

Speaker/Paper

Sept 21
Yossi Spiegel
(Tel-Aviv University)
Partial Cross Ownership and Tacit Collusion
Oct. 6
Chad Syverson
(Chicago)
Market Distortions when Agents are Better Informed: The Value of Information in Real Estate Transactions (with S. Levitt)
Nov. 3*Charles Manski
(Northwestern) Room 4100
Interpreting the Predictions of Prediction Markets
Nov. 10
Susan Athey
(Stanford)
TBA
Nov. 17*Jesse Shapiro
(Chicago) Room 4100
Fooling Some of the People Some of the Time: Advertising and Limited Memory.
Dec. 1
Jonathan Zinman
(Dartmouth)
What’s Psychology Worth? A Field Experiment in the Consumer Credit Market (with M. Bertrand, D. Karlan, S. Mullainathan and E.Shafir )
Dec. 8Andrew Sweeting
(Northwestern)
Uniting and Turning the Guns on the Enemy: A Micro Study of Station Ownership, Programming and Listenership in the Music Radio Industry
Dec. 15Amil Petrin
(Chicago)
Omitted Product Attributes in Differentiated Product Models

Seminar Series - Winter/Spring 2005

Date

Speaker/Paper

Jan. 27
Leemore S. Dafny
(Northwestern)
Estimation and Identification of Merger Effects: An Application to Hospital Mergers
Feb. 10
Greg Elliehausen
(Georgetown)
Mortgage Brokers and the Subprime Mortgage Market
March 3Andrew N. Kleit and James D. Reitzes
(Penn State/The Brattle Group)
Geographic Integration, Transmission Constraints, and Electricity Restructuring
March 17
John Asker
(NYU Stern)
Diagnosing Foreclosure Due to Exclusive Dealing
March 24
Mark Duggan
(Maryland)
The Distortionary Effects Of Government Procurement: Evidence from Medicaid Prescription Drug Purchasing (with Fiona Scott Morton)
Seminar will be in NJ 4100
March 31
3pm
Eric Posner
(Chicago Law)
Holding Internet Service Providers Accountable (with Douglas Lichtman)
April 14Carl Shapiro
(California Berkeley)
How Strong Are Weak Patents (with Joe Farrell)
April 21Alan Mathios
(Cornell)
Regulating Advertisements: The Case of Smoking Cessation Products
April 29
Friday
Gregory Duncan
(U.C. Berkeley)
Unbiased Simulators For Analytic Functions and Maximum Unbiased Liklihood Estimation
Seminar will be in NJ 4100
May 5Marcus Asplund
(Columbia)
Pricing for Long-Run Profits: The Swedish Tobacco Monopoly 1916-1959
May 12Florian Zettelmeyer
(California Berkeley)
$1000 Cash Back: Asymmetric Information in Auto Manufacturer Promotions
May 20
2pm
Michael Smith
(Carnegie Mellon)
Interest-Based Self-Organizing Peer-to-Peer Networks: A Club Economics Approach
Seminar will be in NJ 4100 Conference Room B
May 26Robert McMillan
(FTC)
Different Flavor, Same Price: The Puzzle of Uniform Pricing for Differentiated Products
June 15
12pm
Morris Kleiner
(University of Minnesota)
Regulating Occupations: Does Occupational Licensing Increase Earnings and Reduce Employment Growth?
Seminar will be in NJ 4100

Seminar Series - Fall 2004

Seminar Series - Fall 2004

Date

Speaker/Paper

Oct. 7
Jean-pierre H. Dube
(Chicago)
An Empirical Model of Advertising Dynamics. (with H.. Hitsch, P. Manchanda)
Oct. 14
Emek Basker
(Missouri)
Selling a Cheaper Mousetrap: Entry and Competition in the Retail Sector
Oct. 27
(Wed.)
Brian Knight
(Brown)
Are Policy Platforms Capitalized into Equity Prices? Evidence from the Bush/Gore 2000 Presidential Election
Nov. 4
Raphael Thomadsen
(Columbia)
The Impact of Location on Prices: An Analysis in the Fast Food Industry
Nov. 17
(Wed.)
John Yun
(FTC)
Properties of Retail Product and Promotional Distribution (with Steven Tenn)
Dec. 1
(Wed.)
Eric Johnson
(Columbia)
Defaults, Framing and Privacy: Why Opting In Opting Out
Dec. 9Francine Lafontaine
( Michigan )
Beyond Entry: Examining McDonald's Expansion in International Markets
Dec. 16
Note New Time: 2:00pm
David Laibson
(Harvard)
Shrouded Attributes and Information Suppression in Competitive Markets (with Xavier Gabaix)
Seminar will be in NJ 4100

Seminar Series - Spring 2004

Seminar Series - Spring 2004

Date

Speaker/Title

Jan. 29
Luke Froeb and Steven Tenn
(FTC)
Merger Effects when Firms Compete on Price and Advertising (with Steven Tschantz)
Feb. 5
Serge Moresi and Steve Salop
(Charles Rivers Associates/Georgetown Law)
Collusive Price Leadership by a Dominant Firm - Link to Seminar Slide Presentation
Feb. 26
Volker Nocke
(Wharton)
Do Vertical Mergers Facilitate Upstream Collusion? (with Lucy White)
March 18
Il-Horn Hann
(USC)
The Value of Online Information Privacy: An Empirical Investigation (with Kai-Lung Hui, Tom S. Lee, and I.P.L. Png)
March 25
Sean Nicholson
(Wharton)
Mergers and Acquisitions in the Pharmaceutical and Biotech Industries (with Patricia Danzon and Andrew Epstein)
April 8
Paul Seabright
(Université de Toulouse)
A minimum of rivalry: evidence from transition economies on the importance of competition for innovation and growth
April 22
Josh Lerner
(Harvard)
Cooperative Marketing Agreements Between Competitors: Evidence from Patent Pools” (with Marcin Strojwas and Jean Tirole)
Cancelled
John Cawley
(Cornell)
Obesity as a Barrier to the Transition from Welfare to Work (with Sheldon Danziger)
May 6
Chris Adams
(FTC)
Digital Demand: Demand for Digital Cameras on eBay (with William Vogt)
May 12
(Wed.)
Patrick Bajari
(Duke)
Economic Insights from Internet Auctions: A Survey (with Ali Hortacsu)
Slides From Presentation
May 20
(Thurs.)
A. Mitchell Polinsky
(Stanford Law)
Remedies for Price Overcharges: The Deadweight Loss of Coupons and Discounts (with D. Rubinfeld)
June 10
Marshall van Alstyne
(Michigan)
Information Asymmetry and Thwarting Spam (with T.Loder and R. Wash)
June 17
Note New Time: 1:30
Cass Sunstein
(Chicago)
Debiasing Through Law (with Christine Jolls)
June 24
Haj Hadeishi and Dave Schmidt
(FTC)
"An Empirical Analysis of a Merger of Manufacturers of Complementary (?) Goods"
Note: Seminar will be in NJ 4100
July 2
Note New Time: 12:00pm
Glenn Woroch
(Berkeley)
Who Signed Up for the Do-Not-Call List? (with Hal Varian and Fredrik Wallenberg)

Seminar Series - Fall 2003

Date

Speaker/Title

Oct. 2
(Thur.)
Bart Wilson
(George Mason)
Experimental Gasoline Markets (with Cary Deck)
Oct. 30
Resnick Seminar Cancelled
Nov. 6
(Thur. at 1:30)
Nicholas Economides
(NYU)
Competition Policy In Network Industries: An Introduction
Nov. 13
(Thur. at 3:00)
Peter Grajzl and Peter Murrell
(Maryland)
Professions, Politicians, and Institutional Reforms
Nov. 20
(Thur.)
Abe Wickelgren
(FTC)
Media Mergers and the Ideological Content of Programming (with Dave Balan and Pat de Graba)
Nov. 24
(Mon.)
Kyle Bagwell
(Columbia)
Collusion with Persistent Cost Shocks (with Susan Athey)
Dec. 1
(Mon.)
Michael Whinston
Antitrust in Innovative Industries (with Ilya Segal)
Dec. 5
(Fri.)
Jeff Perloff
(Berkeley)
Welfare, Market Power, and Price Effects of Product Diversity: Canned Juices (with Michael Ward) - Presentation slides available

Seminar Series - Winter/Spring 2003

Date

Speaker/Title

Thursday,
January 9
Dan Kessler 
(Wharton)
"Is More Information Better?  The Effects of 'Report Cards' on Health Care Providers"  (with David Dranove, Mark McClellan, and Mark Satterthwaite) [PDF 278K]
Thursday,
January 16
William Vogt and Hao Xu 
(FTC/Carnegie Mellon)
"Optimal Bidding in Sequential Online Auctions" (with Ashish Arora and Rema Padman) [PDF 140K]
Thursday,
January 23
12:30 p.m.
Daniel Rubinfeld
(Berkeley)
"Aligning the Interests of Lawyers and Clients" (with A. Mitchell Polinsky)
Thursday,
February 13
Mark Manuszak
(Carnegie Mellon)
"The Impact of Upstream Mergers on Retail Gasoline Markets"
Tuesday,
March 25
M. Christopher Auld
(University of Calgary)
Causal Effect of Early Initiation on Adolescent Smoking Patterns
Wednesday,
April 2
Igal Hendel
(Wisconsin)
"Sales and Consumer Inventory" (with Avi Nevo)
Thursday,
April 10
Erik Hurst
(Chicago)
"Grasshoppers, Ants and Pre-Retirement Wealth:  A Test of Permanent Income Consumers"
Monday,
April 14
Jeremy Bulow
(Stanford)
"Matching and Price Competition" (with Jonathan Levin)
Thursday,
May 1
Dick Wittink
(Yale)
"Flexible Decompositions of Unit-sales Price Promotion Effects Based on Store Scanner Data"
Thursday,
May 22
Sofia Berto Villas-Boas
(Berkeley)
"Vertical Contracts Between Manufacturers and Retailers:  An Empirical Analysis"
Thursday,
May 29
Michelle White
(Cal-San Diego)
"Explaining the Flood of Asbestos Litigation:  Consolidation, Bifurcation, and Bouquet Trial"