The NBER's Working Group on Organizational Economics met in Cambridge on May 13 and 14, 2011. The following papers were discussed:
Luis Garicano, London School of Economics; Claire LeLarge, SESSI; and John Van Reenen, London School of Economics and NBER, "Firm Size Distortions and the Productivity Distribution: Evidence from France"
Chang-Tai Hsieh, University of Chicago and NBER, and Peter Klenow, Stanford University and NBER, "The Life-Cycle of Plants in Mexico and India"
Lorenzo Caliendo, Yale University, and Esteban Rossi-Hansberg, Princeton University and NBER, "The Effect of Trade on Organization and Productivity"
Yeon-Koo Che, Wouter Dessein, and Navin Kartik, Columbia University, "Pandering to Persuade"
Heikki Rantakari, University of Southern California, "Employee Initiative and Managerial Control"
Florian Ederer, University of California at Los Angeles, and Johannes Spinnewijn, London School of Economics, "Information Search and Revelation in Groups"
Maria Guadalupe, Columbia University and NBER, and Catherine Thomas and Olga Kuzmina, Columbia University, "Innovation and Foreign Ownership"
Ian Larkin, Harvard University, "Paying $30,000 for a Gold Star: An Empirical Investigation into the Value of Peer Recognition to Software Salespeople"
Jin Li and Niko Matouschek, Northwestern University, "The Burden of Past Promises"
Mrinal Ghosh, University of Arizona; Francine Lafontaine, University of Michigan; and Desmond Lo, Santa Clara University, "Delegation and Pay-for-Performance: Evidence from Industrial Sales Force"
Nicholas Bloom, Stanford University and NBER; Benn Eifert, Overland Advisors LLC; Aprajit Mahajan and John Roberts, Stanford University; and David McKenzie, The World Bank, "Does Management Matter. Evidence from India"
Timothy F. Bresnahan, Stanford University and NBER; Rebecca Henderson, Harvard University and NBER; and Shane Greenstein, Northwestern University and NBER, "Schumpeterian competition and diseconomies of scope: illustrations from the histories of Microsoft and IBM"