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 Jonathan Levin of Stanford University, met in Palo Alto on February 20 and 21. NBER Research Associates Michael Dickstein of Stanford University and Ali Hortacsu of the University of Chicago organized the meeting. Part of the meeting was held jointly with the NBER's Insurance Program, and papers marked with an (*) were presented to the joint session. These papers were discussed:

* *Francesco Decarolis, Boston University; Maria Polyakova, Stanford University; and Stephen Ryan, University of Texas at Austin and NBER, "The Welfare Effects of Supply-Side Regulations in Medicare Part D"

* *Neale Mahoney, University of Chicago and NBER, and E. Glen Weyl, Microsoft Corporation, "Imperfect Competition in Selection Markets" (NBER Working Paper No. 20411)

* *Elisabeth Honka, University of Texas at Dallas, and Pradeep Chintagunta, University of Chicago, "Simultaneous or Sequential? Search Strategies in the U.S. Auto Insurance Industry"

* Gregory Crawford and Nicola Pavanini, University of Zurich, and Fabiano Schivardi, LUISS Guido Carli, "Asymmetric Information and Imperfect Competition in Lending Markets"

* Michael Sinkinson, University of Pennsylvania, and Amanda Starc, University of Pennsylvania and NBER, "Ask Your Doctor? …

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