2021 Conference on Models and Measurement

June 1-2, 2021

Location: Virtual

Organizer: Chao Fu, Phil Haile, and Nick Ryan

Note: The first session on the first day will start in Zoom.

*Presenter

Tuesday, June 1
Session 1
11:00am to 11:45am Ariel Pakes* (Harvard University), Jack Porter (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Mark Shepard (Harvard University), Sophie Calder-Wang (University of Pennsylvania), “Unobserved Heterogeneity, State Dependence, and Health Plan Choices”
Discussant: Ben Handel (University of California, Berkeley)
11:45am to 12:30pm Juan Carlos Suárez Serrato (Duke University), Qiaoyi Chen (Fudan University), Zhao Chen (Fudan University), Zhikuo Liu (Fudan University), Daniel Yi Xu* (Duke University), “Regulating Conglomerates: Evidence from an Energy Conservation Program in China”
Discussant: Mar Reguant (Northwestern University)
12:30pm to 1:00pm

Coffee Break

Session 2
1:00pm to 1:45pm Yunmi Kong* (Rice University), Bernardo S. Silveira (University of California, Los Angeles), Xun Tang (Rice University), “Risk and Information in Dispute Resolution: An Empirical Study of Arbitration ”
Discussant: John Kennan (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
1:45pm to 2:30pm Christopher Sullivan* (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Marco Duarte (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Lorenzo Magnolfi (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Mikkel Soelvsten (University of Wisconsin-Madison), “Testing Firm Conduct”
Discussant: Steve Berry (Yale University)
2:30pm to 3:00pm

Coffee Break

Session 3
3:00pm to 3:45pm Gaurav Khanna* (University of California, San Diego), Wenquan Liang (Jinan University), A. Mushfiq Mobarak (Yale University), Ran Song (Yale-NUS College), “The Productivity Consequences of Pollution-Induced Migration in China”
Discussant: Melanie Morton (Stanford University)
3:45pm to 4:30pm Neale Mahoney* (Stanford University), Liran Einav (Stanford University), Amy Finkelstein (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Yunan Ji (Harvard University), “Voluntary Regulation: Evidence from Medicare Payment Reform”
Discussant: Kate Ho (Princeton University)
4:30pm to 5:00pm

Coffee Break

Wednesday, June 2
Session 1
11:00am to 11:45am Robert A. Miller* (Carnegie Mellon University), George-Levi Gayle (Washington University in St. Louis), Chen Li (New York University), “Was Sarbanes-Oxley Costly? Evidence from Optima Contracting on CEO Compensation”
Discussant: Pierre-Andre Chiappori (Columbia University)
11:45am to 12:45pm Michela M. Tincani* (University College London), Fabian Kosse (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), Enrico Miglino (University College London), “Subjective Beliefs and Inclusion Policies: Evidence from College Admissions ”
Discussant: Claudia Allende (University of Chicago)
12:30pm to 1:00pm

Coffee Break

Session 2
1:00pm to 1:45pm Yao Luo* (University of Toronto), Kory Kroft (University of Toronto), Magne Mogstad (University of Chicago), Bradley Setzler (University of Chicago), “Imperfect Competition and Rents in Labor and Product Markets: The Case of the Construction Industry ”
Discussant: Katja Seim (Yale University)
1:45pm to 2:30pm Brent R. Hickman* (Washington University in St. Louis), Christopher S. Cotton (Queen's University), John A. List (University of Chicago), Joseph Price (Brigham Young University), Sutanuka Roy (University of Chicago), “Productivity Versus Motivation in Adolescent Human Capital Production: Evidence from a Structurally-Motivated Field Experiment”
Discussant: Petra Todd (University of Pennsylvania)
2:30pm to 3:00pm

Coffee Break

Session 3
3:00pm to 3:45pm Nicola Rosaia (Harvard University), “Competing Platforms and Transport Equilibrium ”
Discussant: Laura Doval (Columbia University)
3:45pm to 4:30pm Matthew Shum* (California Institute of Technology), Miguel Alcobendas (Yahoo Research), Shunto J. Kobayashi (California Institute of Technology), “The Impact of Privacy Measures on Online Advertising Markets ”
Discussant: Michael Ostrovsky (Stanford University)
4:30pm to 5:00pm

Coffee Break

Participants

Petra E Todd
(University of Pennsylvania)
Koohyun Kwon
(Yale University)
Winnie van Dijk
(Harvard University)
Robin Lee
(Harvard University)
Nikhil Agarwal
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Rasmus Lentz
(University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Victor Aguirregabiria
(University of Toronto)
Chen Li
(New York University - Shanghai)
Naoki Aizawa
(University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Shanjun Li
(Cornell University)
Miguel Alcobendas
(Yahoo Research)
Yao Luo
(University of Toronto)
Claudia Allende
(University of Chicago)
Alexander MacKay
(Harvard University)
Joseph Altonji
(Yale University)
Lorenzo Magnolfi
(University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Peter Arcidiacono
(Duke University)
Neale Mahoney
(Stanford University)
Costas Arkolakis
(Yale University)
Arnaud Maurel
(Duke University)
Orazio Attanasio
(Yale University)
Maurizio Mazzocco
(UCLA)
Zack Barnett-Howell
(Yale University)
Costas Meghir
(Yale University)
Dirk Bergemann
(Yale University)
Robert Miller
(Carnegie Mellon University)
Steven Berry
(Yale University)
Sanjog Misra
(University of Chicago Booth)
Alessandro Bonatti
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak
(Yale University)
Nick Buchholz
(Princeton University)
Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak
(Yale University)
Andrew Butters
(Indiana University at Bloomington)
Corina Mommaerts
(University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Sophie Calder-Wang
(The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania)
Daniela Morar
(Yale University)
Ivy Cao
(Yale University)
Melanie Morten
(Stanford University)
Jesús Carro
(Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
Yusuke Narita
(Yale University)
Haoge Chang
(Yale University)
Christopher Neilson
(Princeton University)
Qiaoyi Chen
(Fudan University)
Aviv Nevo
(University of Pennsylvania)
Xiaohong Chen
(Yale University)
Guillermo Noguera
(Yale University)
Andrew Chesher
(University College London)
Cormac O'Dea
(Yale University)
Pierre Chiappori
(Columbia University)
Michael Ostrovsky
(Stanford Graduate School of Business)
Giovanni Compiani
(University of Chicago Booth)
Ariel Pakes
(Harvard University)
Christopher Conlon
(New York University Stern)
Suphanit Piyapromdee
(University College London)
Fernando Cordeiro
(Yale University)
Robert Porter
(Northwest University)
Christopher Cotton
(Queen's University)
Vitor Possebom
(Yale University)
Aureo de Paula
(University College London)
Mar Reguant
(Northwestern University)
Adam Dearing
(Ohio State University)
Seth Richards-Shubik
(Lehigh University)
Michael Dinerstein
(University of Chicago)
Nicola Rosaia
(Harvard University)
Laura Doval
(Columbia University)
Sutanuka Roy
(Australian National University)
Marco Duarte
(University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Michael Rubens
(UCLA)
Liran Einav
(Stanford University)
Bernard Salanie
(Columbia University)
Alon Eizenberg
(Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Bernard Salanie
(Columbia University)
Ying Fan
(University of Michigan - Ann Arbor)
Pasquale Schiraldi
(London School of Economics)
Hanming Fang
(University of Pennsylvania)
Bastian Schulz
(Aarhus University)
Jeremy Fox
(Rice University)
Paul Scott
(New York University Stern)
Eric French
(University of Cambridge)
Fiona Scott Morton
(Yale University)
Chao Fu
(University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Stephan Seiler
(Imperial College London)
Amit Gandhi
(The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania)
Katja Seim
(Yale University)
George-Levi Gayle
(Washington University in St. Louis)
Bradley Setzler
(University of Chicago)
John Geanakoplos
(Yale University)
Mark Shepard
(Harvard University)
Kenneth Gillingham
(Yale University)
Matthew Shum
(California Institute of Technology)
Phil Haile
(Yale University)
Holger Sieg
(University of Pennsylvania)
Benjamin Handel
(University of California, Berkeley)
Bernardo Silveira
(UCLA)
Jonathan Hawkins-Pierot
(Yale University)
Mikkel Soelvsten
(University of Wisconsin-Madison)
YingHua He
(Rice University)
Paulo Somaini
(Stanford Graduate School of Business)
Zijian He
(Yale University)
Suk Joon Son
(Yale University)
Marc Henry
(Pennsylvania State University)
Jaehee Song
(Yale University)
Brent Hickman
(Washington University in St. Louis)
Jintaek Song
(Yale University)
Kate Ho
(Princeton University)
Juan Carlos Suarez Serrato
(Duke University)
Charles Hodgson
(Yale University)
Christopher Sullivan
(University of Wisconsin-Madison)
John Eric Humphries
(Yale University)
Michael Sullivan
(Yale University)
Mitsuru Igami
(Yale University)
Christopher Taber
(University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Yizhou Jin
(University of California, Berkeley)
Xun Tang
(Rice University)
Myrto Kalouptsidi
(Harvard University)
Michela Tincani
(University College London)
Adam Kapor
(Princeton University)
Kosuke Uetake
(Yale University)
Jakub Kastl
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Winnie van Dijk
(Harvard University)
John Kennan
(University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Shoshana Vasserman
(Stanford Graduate School of Business)
Gaurav Khanna
(University of California, San Diego)
Alessandra Voena
(Stanford University)
Yuichi Kitamura
(Yale University)
Ebonya Washington
(Yale University)
Vanya Klenovskiy
(Yale University)
Kevin Williams
(Yale University)
Al Klevorick
(Yale University)
Frank Wolak
(Stanford University)
Ami Ko
(Georgetown University)
Pengpeng Xiao
(Duke University)
Shunto Kobayashi
(California Institute of Technology)
Xiaochuan Xing
(Yale University)
Yunmi Kong
(Rice University)
Daniel Yi Xu
(Duke University)
Amanda Kowalski
(University of Michigan - Ann Arbor)
Kohei Yata
(Yale University)
Elena Krasnokutskaya
(Johns Hopkins University)
Jidong Zhou
(Yale University)
Kory Kroft
(University of Toronto)

Virtual Chair Frequently Asked Questions



Once you have signed-in to Virtual Chair, use your arrow keys to navigate around the virtual conference space. The following video has more details about using Virtual Chair.

Additional information can be found on the Virtual Chair Help Guide page.


The 2021 Cowles Summer Conferences will be held virtually using the Virtual Chair online platform. A separate invitation will be sent to participants with instructions on how to access the conference session you registered for. This brief overview video explains how to navigate the Virtual Chair space.

A list of frequently asked questions for Virtual Chair guests can be found on this FAQ page. To familiarize yourself with the different features available while attending a Virtual Chair session can be found on the Glossary Page.


Each conference space within Virtual Chair has a presentation area called a Plenary Room which is found at the top of the screen.  Navigate your avatar to the plenary room door to enter the room. To join the Zoom presentation, have your avatar take a seat on a vacant stool and press “X” on your keyboard. At this point you will be presented with a Zoom link on the screen. Clicking the link will automatically launch Zoom on your computer to watch the presentation. Steps below:

  1. Enter the Plenary Room at the top of the screen through either of the doorways.
    Virtual Chair Lobby
     
  2. After entering the Plenary Room, have your avatar sit on a vacant stool.

    Virtual Chair Plenary Room
     

  3. At this point, press the “X“ key on your keyboard to join the Zoom session; click the link to launch Zoom.
    Join Zoom

    Enter Zoom link
     

  4. Once the Zoom presentation has finished, click the Leave Meeting button to bring you back to the Virtual Chair session in your browser. Exit the Zoom browser tab if necessary and on the Virtual Chair browser page, click the green Re-enter button to bring you back to the plenary room.

The following video shows what the attendee will experience joining Zoom from Virtual Chair, and re-entering the Virtual Chair venue once exiting the Zoom session..

Visit the Virtual Chair help page for additional information on how to connect to Zoom sessions.


Your affiliation will be displayed if another participant clicks on your name. Additionally, you can display your affiliation on your avatar by using the Status field found in your avatar settings (click on your name at the bottom of the screen to display the settings).  To save the status text, click anywhere outside of the settings window. Click image below to view a help video or visit this help page.


You can see all participants who have signed-in to Virtual Chair by clicking the people icon in the toolbar found on the left of the screen.


If a paper discussion is to take place, the Virtual Chair venue has provided two areas in the main lobby where participants can congregate. The rug areas will be clearly marked with signs. To join the discussion, navigate your avatar onto the  rug where you will hear and see only those other participants in the discussion.

If your avatar is unable to access the rug becuase it is being blocked by another avatar, hold down the G key to move through the other avatars.

 Virtual Chair Lobby for Cowles Conference


Before joining a Virtual Chair conference session please take note of these recommendations:

  • Use a desktop or laptop computer, not a mobile device such as a phone or tablet
  • Use either Chrome or Firefox browsers to connect to a session
  • Disconnect from VPN before joining a session
  • Download and install Zoom video conference software to view speaker sessions

Joining a Virtual Chair conference session:

  1. An email will be sent to you containing information on how to access the conference session(s) you registered for. Follow the link in the email to access the Virtual Chair session webpage. Click the Join button on the Virtual Chair session webpage. Enter the provided password when prompted.
  2. When prompted, enter the password provided in the email.
    Password prompt
     
  3. You will then be prompted to enter your name and configure your Virtual Chair avatar. It is here that you can also verify that your computer camera and microphone are working. Click the Join the Gathering button to enter the Virtual Chair venue space.
    Virtual Chair avatar settings window
     
  4. You will enter the venue where you can use your keyboard arrow keys to navigate the space to converse with your colleagues.

Additional information can be found on the Virtual Chair Help Guide page, or in this Virtual Chair PDF Help Guide.


As with in-person conferences, you can approach anyone in the Virtual Chair venue to interact with colleagues. When you approach another participant, that person’s camera will appear at the top of your screen allowing you to converse. If you would like a more private conversation, you can sit at one of the tables in the lounge area. The number of chairs dictates the number of people who can interact with each other. If there are no empty chairs, no one else can join the conversation. Thus, if you want a one-on-one conversation, sit at a table with only two chairs.

Interacting with others

Seating Options

Private Table for two
Private table for two Table with four chairs Table with eight seats


You can find a schedule of all the presentation on the left sidebar. Click the calendar icon to show upcoming events listed at the top of the sidebar.


If you need assistance navigating Virtual Chair, you can contact a support person in one of the following ways:

Help Desk

In (virtual) Person

  • Walk to a virtual Helpdesk to discuss your question directly. Helpdesks will be located in the lobby

  • Chat one-on-one with a Helpdesk staff member by scrolling through the participant list and clicking on their name, then “message”. You can also search for the Helpdesk staff member using the search bar, found above the list of participants.
     

     

Via Email

  • Email the Virtual Chair staff to alert them if you have trouble navigating the event space     on gather.town; they are available at the unique help email found on your event’s  landing page.
  • Or email help@virtualchair.net and put the name of the event you’re attending in the subject line.

In order for Virtual Chair’s Helpdesk team to best assist you, it is recommended that you confirm which browser you are using, and provide either a screenshot or a description of the specific webpage where you encountered an issue. Specific information on troubleshooting audiovisual connection issues is available by clicking here.

Via the Web