Applications of Structural Microeconomics

June 24-25, 2009

Organizers: Steven Berry and Melissa Tartari

TUESDAY
8:30 Continental Breakfast
9:30 Peter Arcidiacono (Duke University) “Estimation of Dynamic Discrete Choice Models in Continuous Time” (with Patrick Bayer, Jason R. Blevins, and Paul B. Ellickson)
10:30 Break
10:45 Chad Syverson (University of Chicago), “The Slow Growth of New Plants: Learning about Demand?” (with Lucia Foster and John Haltiwanger)
12:00 Lunch
1:30 Iourii Manovskii (UPENN), “Wages over the Business Cycle: Spot Markets?” (with Marcus Hagedorn)
2:30 Break
2:45 Jakub Kastl (Stanford University), “The 2007 Subprime Market Crisis in the EURO Area Through the Lens of ECB Repo Auctions” (with Nuno Cassola and Ali Hortaçsu) [Slides]
3:45 Break
4:00 Daniel Silverman (University of Michigan), “Consumption, Retirement and Social Security: Evaluating the Efficiency of Reform that Encourages Longer Careers” (with John Laitner)
6:30 Dinner, Union League Cafe
WEDNESDAY
8:30 Continental Breakfast
9:30 Gautam Gowrisankaran (University of Arizona), “Government Policy and the Dynamics of Market Structure: Evidence from Critical Access Hospitals” (with Claudio Lucarelli, Philipp Schmidt-Dengler and Robert Town)
10:30 Break
10:45 Robert Miller (Carnegie Mellon University), “Promotion, Turnover and Compensation in the Executive Market” (with George-Levi Gayle and Limor Golan) [Slides]
12:00 Lunch
1:30 Susan Athey (Harvard University), “A Structural Model of Equilibrium and Uncertainty in Sponsored Search Advertising Auctions” (with Denis Nekipelov)
2:30 Break
2:45 Robert Sauer (University of Bristol), “A Computationally Practical Simulation Estimation Algorithm for Dynamic Panel Data Models with Unobserved Endogenous State Variables” (with Michael Keane) [Slides]
3:45 Break
4:00 Ariel Pakes (Harvard University), “Finite State Dynamic Games with Asymmetric Information: A Framework for Applied Work”

Attendees

Peter Arcidiacono (Duke University)
Susan Athey (Harvard University)
Lanier Benkard (Stanford University)
Jason Blevins (Duke University)
Juan Esteban Carranza (University of Wisconsin)
Flavio Cunha (University of Chicago)
Jan De Loecker (Princeton University)
Paul Ellickson (Duke University)
Jeremy Fox (University of Chicago)
Amit Gandhi  (University of Wisconsin)
George-Levi Gayle (Carnegie Mellon University)
Limor Golan (Carnegie Mellon University)
Gautam Gowrisankaran (University of Arizona)
Katherine Ho (Columbia University)
Panle Jia (MIT)
Jakub Kastl (Stanford University)
John Kennan (University of Wisconsin)
Donghoon Lee (New York University)
Phillip Leslie (Stanford University)
James Levinsohn (University of Michigan)
Gregory Lewis (Harvard University)
Joshua Lustig (Boston University)
Maurizio Mazzocco (Duke University)
Robert Miller (Carnegie Mellon University)
Denis Nekiplov (UC Berkeley)
Ariel Pakes (Harvard University)
Amil Petrin (University of Minnesota)
John Rust (University of Maryland)
Robert Sauer (University of Bristol)
Katja Seim (University of Pennsylvania)
Dan Silverman (University of Michigan)
Alan Sorensen (Stanford University)
Chad Syverson (University of Chicago)
Christopher Taber (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Petra Todd (University of Pennsylvania)
Wilbert van der Klaauw (Federal Reserve Bank of NY)