Academic journal article NBER Reporter

Industrial Organization

Academic journal article NBER Reporter

Industrial Organization

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The NBER's Program on Industrial Organization, directed by Nancy Rose of MIT, met in Palo Alto on January 24 and 25, 2014. NBER researchers Severin Borenstein and Benjamin Handel, both of the University of California, Berkeley, organized the meeting. Part of the meeting was held jointly with the NBER's Environmental and Energy Economics Program, and papers marked with a (*) were presented to the joint session. These papers were discussed:

* Randall Lewis, Google, Inc., and Justin Rao, Microsoft Research, "On the Near Impossibility of Measuring the Returns to Advertising"

* Nicola Lacetera, University of Toronto and NBER; Bradley Larsen, Stanford University; Devin Pope, University of Chicago and NBER; and Justin Sydnor, University of Wisconsin, "Bid Takers or Market Makers? The Effect of Auctioneers on Auction Outcomes" (NBER Working Paper No. 19731)

* Eric Anderson, Northwestern University; Emi Nakamura, Columbia University and NBER; Duncan Simester, MIT; and Jon Steinsson, Columbia University and NBER, "Informational Rigidities and the Stickiness of Temporary Sales" (NBER Working Paper No. 19350)

* (*) Soren Anderson, Michigan State University and NBER; Ryan Kellogg, University of Michigan and NBER; and Stephen Salant, University of Michigan, "Hotelling Under Pressure"

* (*) Louis Kaplow, Harvard University and NBER, "Optimal Regulation with Exemptions and Corrective Taxes"

* Aviv Nevo, Northwestern University and NBER, and John Turner and Jonathan Williams, University of Georgia, "Usage-Based Pricing and Demand for Residential Broadband"

* Brian Chen, University of South Carolina; Paul Gertler, University of California, Berkeley and NBER; and Chun-Yuh Yang, Kaohsiung Medical University, "Moral Hazard and Economies of Scope in Physician Ownership of Complementary Medical Services" (NBER Working Paper No. …

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