Conference in Structural Microeconomics

June 9-10, 2010

Organizers: Josh Lustig, Katherine Ho, and Philip Haile

WEDNESDAY
8:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00 Patrick Bajari (University of Minnesota), “Regression Discontinuity Designs with an Endogenous Forcing Variable and an Application to Contracting in Health Care” (with H. Hong, M. Park, and R. Town)
9:40 Amanda Kowalski (Yale University), “Nonlinear Budget Set Model of Medical Care”
10:20 Break
10:40 Claudio Lucarelli (Cornell University), “Cross-Bundling and (Anti) Competitive Behavior: Evidence from the Pharmaceutical Industry” (with S. Nicholson and M. Song)
11:20 Amit Gandhi (University of Wisconsin), “Nonparametric Testing and Identification in Ascending Auctions with Unobserved Heterogeneity” (with A. Aradillas-López and D. Quint)
12:00 Lunch
1:30 Matthew Shum (California Institute of Technology) “Aggregate Matchings” (with F. Echenique and S. M. Lee)
2:30 Break
2:45 John Kennan (University of Wisconsin-Madison), “Higher Education Subsidies and Human Capital Mobility”
3:45 Break
4:00 Steven Stern (University of Virginia), “Entry Games with Continuous Choice Variables” (with M. Goeree)
7:00 Dinner, Ibiza, 39 High Street
THURSDAY
8:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00 Benjamin Handel (Northwestern University), “Adverse Selection and Switching Costs in Health Insurance Markets: When Nudging Hurts”
9:40 Matthew Grennan (New York University), “Bargaining Ability and Competitive Advantage: Empirical Evidence from Medical Devices”
10:20 Break
10:40 Andrew Ching (University of Toronto), “Quantifying the Impacts of Limited Supply: The Case of Nursing Homes” (with F. Hayashi)
11:20 Hanming Fang (University of Pennsylvania), “Why Do Life Insurance Policyholders Lapse? The Roles of Income, Health and Bequest Motive Shocks” (with Edward Kung)
12:00 Lunch
1:30 Robert Miller (Carnegie Mellon University), “CCP Estimation of Dynamic Discrete Choice Models with Unobserved Heterogeneity” (with P. Arcidiacono)
2:30 Break
2:45 Christopher Taber (University of Wisconsin-Madison), “Estimation of a Roy/Search/Compensating Differential Model of the Labor Market” (with R. Vejlin)

Attendees

John Asker (NYU)
Patrick Bajari (University of Minnesota)
Lanier Benkard (Yale University)
Steve Berry (Yale University)
Pierre-Andre Chiappori (Columbia University)
Andrew Ching (Toronto)
Leemore Dafny (Northwestern University)
Alon Eizenberg (University of Pennsylvania)
Ying Fan (University of Michigan)
Hanming Fang (University of Pennsylvania)
Jason Fletcher (Yale University)
Amit Gandhi (University of Wisconsin)
Marty Gaynor (Carnegie Mellon University)
Gautam Gowrisankaran (University of Arizona)
Matthew Grennan (NYU)
Phil Haile (Yale University)
Benjamin Handel (Northwestern University)
Ken Hendricks (University of Texas)
Katherine Ho (Columbia University)
Han Hong (Stanford University)
Jakub Kastl (Stanford University)
John Kennan (University of Wisconsin)
Alvin Klevorick (Yale University)
Amanda Kowalski (Yale University)
Fabian Lange (Yale University)
Robin S. Lee (New  York University)
Claudio Lucarelli (Cornell University)
Josh Lustig (Boston University)
Robert Miller (Carnegie Mellon University)
Julie Mortimer (Harvard University)
Ariel Pakes (Harvard University)
Marc Rysman (Boston University)
Bernard Salanie (Columbia University)
Katja Seim (UPENN)
Matthew Shum (Caltech)
Holger Sieg (Carnegie Mellon University)
Steve Stern (University of Virginia)
Andrew Sweeting (Duke University)
Christopher Taber (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Bob Town (University of Minnesota)
Edward Vytlacil (Yale University)
Ali Yurukoglu (Stanford University)