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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH, INC.

 

SI 2012 Economics of IT and Digitization Workshop

 

Erik Brynjolfsson, Shane Greenstein, Susan Athey, Hal Varian, and Nicholas Bloom, Organizers

 

July 19-20, 2012

 

Royal Sonesta Hotel

Ballroom A, West Tower

40 Edwin Land Boulevard

Cambridge, MA

PROGRAM

 

Wednesday, July 18


6:00 pm


Clambake, Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Thursday, July 19


8:00 am


Coffee and pastries


8:30 am


Randall Lewis, Google, Inc.
Dan Nguyen, University of Chicago
Display Advertising's Impact on Online Branded Search

Discussant: Catherine Tucker, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER


9:15 am


Sabrina Pabilonia, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Cindy Zoghi, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Which Job Skills Are Complementary to IT Adoption and Use?

Discussant: Dick Murnane, Harvard University and NBER


10:00 am


Break


10:30 am


Przemyslaw Jeziorskiy, University of California at Berkeley
Ilya Segal,
Stanford University
What Makes them Click: Empirical Analysis of Consumer Demand for Search
Discussant: Matthijs R. Wildenbeest, Indiana University


11:15 am


Jason Chan, New York University
Anindya Ghose, New York University
Internet's Dirty Secret: Assessing the Impact of Online Intermediaries on the Outbreaks of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Discussant: Avi Goldfarb, University of Toronto


12:00 n


Lunch


1:00 pm


David H. Reiley, Jr., Yahoo! Research Labs
Justin Rao, Microsoft Research
The Economics of Spam

Discussant: Joshua Gans, University of Toronto and NBER


1:45 pm


Break


2:00 pm


Erik Brynjolfsson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Joo Hee Oh, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Attention Economy: Measuring the Value of Free Goods on the Internet

Discussant: Austan Goolsbee, University of Chicago and NBER


2:45 pm


Break


3:00 pm


Joel Waldfogel, University of Minnesota and NBER
And the Bands Played On: Digital Disintermediation and the Quality of New Recorded Music

Discussant: Koleman Strumpf, University of Kansas


3:45 pm


Break


4:00 pm


Poster slam: 5 minute mini-presentations

Alejandro Zentner, Michael D. Smith, and Cuneyd Kaya, Bricks Clicks Blockbusters and Long Tails: How Video Rental Patterns Change as Consumers Move Online

Adam Saunders, Prasanna Tambe, The Value of Data: Evidence from a Textual Analysis of 10-Ks

Ryan C. McDevitt, The Internet Lowers Inhibitions: Implications for the Long Tail

Joel Barajas, Ramakrishna Akella, Marius Holtan, Jaimie Kwon, Aaron Flores, Measuring Dynamic Effects of Display Advertising: From Impressions to Commercial Actions

Scott Wallsten, What Are We Not Doing When We're Online And How Much is That Worth?

Mihai Calin, Chrysanthos Dellarocas, Elia Palme, Juliana Sutanto, Attention Allocation in Information-Rich Environments: The Case of News Aggregators

Brett Danaher, Yan Huang, Michael D. Smith, Rahul Telang, An Empirical Analysis of Digital Music Bundling Strategies

Ken Flamm, Dynamics of Change in Service Quality on US Broadband Networks:An Exploratory Study

Mark McCabe, Christopher Snyder, Did Online Access to Journals Change the Economics Literature?

Michael J. Callen, James Long, Institutional Corruption and Election Fraud: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Afghanistan


6:00 pm


Group Dinner at Hotel Marlowe

Friday, July 20

 

 

8:30 am

Coffee and pastries

 

 

Parallel Session I, Ballroom A, West Tower

 

 

9:00 am

Ravi Bapna, University of Minnesota

 

Akhmed Umyarov, University of Minnesota

 

Do Your Online Friends Make You Pay? A Randomized Field Experiment in an Online Music Social Network.

 


Discussant: Dylan Walker New York University

9:45 am

Break

 

 

10:00 am

Rahul Telang, Carnegie Mellon University

 

Rajiv Garg, Carnegie Mellon University

 

To Be or Not to Be Linked on LinkedIn: Online Social Networks and Job Search

 

 

 

Discussant: Misiek Piskorski, Harvard University

10:45 am

Break

 

 

11:00 am

Alessandro Acquisti, Carnegie Mellon University

 

Christina Fong, Carnegie Mellon University

 

An Experiment in Hiring Discrimination via Online Social Networks (not available for download)

 


Discussant: Roberto Fernandez, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Parallel Session II, Charles A, East Tower

 

 

9:00 am

Yu (Jeffrey) Hu, Purdue University

 

Michael D. Smith, Carnegie Mellon University

 

The Impact of Ebook Distribution on Print Sales: Analysis of a Natural Experiment

 

 

 

Discussant: Judy Chevalier, Yale University and NBER

9:45 am

Break

 

 

10:00 am

Jeffrey Prince, Indiana University

 

Shane Greenstein, Northwestern University and NBER

 

Does Service Bundling Reduce Churn?

 

 

 

Discussant: Ali Yorukoglu, Stanford University and NBER

10:45 am

Break

 

 

11:00 am

Masakazu Ishihara, New York University

 

Andrew Ching, University of Toronto

 

Dynamic Demand for New and Used Durable Goods without Physical Depreciation: The Case of Japanese Video Games

 

 

 

Discussant: Ben Shiller, Brandeis University

Joint afternoon with Industrial Organization

 

 

11:45 am

Lunch and Panel: Hal Varian, Google Inc., Moderator

Timothy Bresnahan, Stanford University
John Leonard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Andrew McAfee Massachusetts, Institute of Technology

 

 

1:30 pm

Elisa Celis, University of Washington

 

Gregory Lewis, Harvard University and NBER

 

Markus Mobius, Iowa State University and NBER

 

Hamid Nazerzadeh, University of Southern California

 

Buy-it-now or Take-a-chance: Price Discrimination through Randomized Auctions

 

 

 

Discussant: Jon Levin, Stanford University and NBER

2:15 pm

Joerg Claussen, Ifo Institute, University of Munich

 

Tobias Kretschmer, LMU Munich

 

Philip Mayrhofer, CDTM, LMU & TU Munich

 

Incentives for Quality over Time The Case of Facebook Applications

 

 

 

Discussant: Jen Brown, Northwestern University and NBER

3:00 pm

Break

 

 

3:30 pm

Liran Einav, Stanford University and NBER

 

Chiara Farronato, Stanford University

 

Jonathan D. Levin, Stanford University and NBER

 

Neel Sundaresan, eBay Research Labs

 

Sales Mechanisms in Online Markets: What Happened to Internet Auctions?

 

 

 

Discussant: Patrick Bajari, University of Minnesota and NBER

4:14 pm

Dina Mayzlin, Yale University

 

Yaniv Dover, Yale University

 

Judith A. Chevalier, Yale University and NBER

 

Promotional Reviews: An Empirical Investigation of Online Review Manipulation

 

 

Discussant: Michael Luca, Harvard University

 

5:00 pm

Adjourn