The NBER's Working Group on Organizational Economics met in Cambridge on May 18 and 19, 2012. The program was organized by Working Group Director Robert S. Gibbons of MIT. The papers discussed were:
Canice Prendergast, University of Chicago, "The Economics of Wild Goose Chases"
Eric Van den Steen, Harvard University, "A Theory of Explicitly Formulated Strategy"
Marina Halac, Navin Kartik, and Qingmin Liu, Columbia University, "Optimal Contracts for Experimentation"
Heski Bar-Isaac and Joyee Deb, New York University, "Reputation for a Servant of Two Masters"
Rajkamal Iyer, MIT, and Antoinette Schoar, MIT and NBER, "Ex Post (In)efficient Negotiation and the Breakdown of Trade"
Raghuram Rajan, University of Chicago and NBER, "The Corporation in Finance"
Guido Friebel, Universite de Toulouse, and Michael Raith, University of Rochester, "Silo or Market: Internal Labor Markets in Multi-divisional Firms"
Birger Wernerfelt, MIT, "The Equilibrium Organization of Labor"
Sylvain Chassang, Princeton University, and Christian Zehnder, University of Lausanne, "A Theory of Informal Justice"
Supreet Kaur, Harvard University, and Michael Kremer and Sendhil Mullainathan, Harvard University and NBER, "Self-Control at Work: Evidence from a Field Experiment"
Valerie Smeets and Frederic Warzynski, Aarhus University, and Michael Waldman, Cornell University, "Performance, Career Dynamics, and Span of Control"
Camelia M. Kuhnen, Northwestern University, and Paul Oyer, Stanford University and NBER, "Exploration for Human Capital: Theory and Evidence from the MBA Labor Market"