The NBER's Program on Industrial Organization, directed by Nancy Rose of MIT, met in Palo Alto on January 24 and 25, 2014. NBER researchers Severin Borenstein and Benjamin Handel, both of the University of California, Berkeley, organized the meeting. Part of the meeting was held jointly with the NBER's Environmental and Energy Economics Program, and papers marked with a (*) were presented to the joint session. These papers were discussed:
Randall Lewis, Google, Inc., and Justin Rao, Microsoft Research, "On the Near Impossibility of Measuring the Returns to Advertising"
Nicola Lacetera, University of Toronto and NBER; Bradley Larsen, Stanford University; Devin Pope, University of Chicago and NBER; and Justin Sydnor, University of Wisconsin, "Bid Takers or Market Makers? The Effect of Auctioneers on Auction Outcomes" (NBER Working Paper No. 19731)
Eric Anderson, Northwestern University; Emi Nakamura, Columbia University and NBER; Duncan Simester, MIT; and Jón Steinsson, Columbia University and NBER, "Informational Rigidities and the Stickiness of Temporary Sales" (NBER Working Paper No. 19350)
(*)Soren Anderson, Michigan State University and NBER; Ryan Kellogg, University of Michigan and NBER; and Stephen Salant, University of Michigan, "Hotelling Under Pressure"
(*)Louis Kaplow, Harvard University and NBER, "Optimal Regulation with Exemptions and Corrective Taxes"
Aviv Nevo, Northwestern University and NBER, and John Turner and Jonathan Williams, University of Georgia, "Usage-Based Pricing and Demand for Residential Broadband"
Brian Chen, University of South Carolina, and Paul Gertler, University of California, Berkeley and NBER, "Moral Hazard and Economies of Scope in Physician Ownership of Complementary Medical Services" (NBER Working Paper No. 19622)
Ricardo Cossa, Charles River Associates, and Mariano Tappata, University of British Columbia, "Price Discrimination 2.0: Opaque Bookings in the Hotel Industry"
Sumit Agarwal, National University of Singapore; Souphala Chomsisengphet, Department of the Treasury ; Neale Mahoney, University of Chicago and NBER; and Johannes Stroebel, New York University, "Regulating Consumer Financial Products: Evidence from Credit Cards" (NBER Working Paper No. 19484)
Ulrich Doraszelski, University of Pennsylvania, and Gregory Lewis and Ariel Pakes, Harvard University and NBER, "Just Starting Out: Learning and Price Competition in a New Market"
(*)Hunt Allcott and Allan Collard-Wexler, New York University and NBER, and Stephen O'Connell, City University of New York, "How Do Electricity Shortages Affect Productivity? Evidence from India"