The NBER's Program on Industrial Organization met in Palo Alto on January 29–30. Research Associates Philip Haile of Yale University and Katja Seim of the University of Pennsylvania organized the meeting. These researchers' papers were presented and discussed:
Matthew L. Gentry, Tatiana Komarova, and Pasquale Schiraldi, London School of Economics, "Simultaneous First-Price Auctions with Preferences over Combinations: Identification, Estimation, and Application"
Marie-Laure Allain and Claire Chambolle, École Polytechnique (Palaiseau); Stéphane Turolla, INRA (Rennes); and Sofia Villas-Boas, University of California, Berkeley, "The Impact of Retail Mergers on Food Prices: Evidence from France"
Steven Berry and Philip Haile, Yale University and NBER, "Identification in Differentiated Products Markets" (NBER Working Paper No. 21500)
Amit Gandhi, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Jean-François Houde, University of Pennsylvania and NBER, "Measuring Substitution Patterns in Differentiated Products Industries"
Dominic Coey and Kane Sweeney, eBay Research Labs, and Bradley Larsen, Stanford University and NBER, "The Bidder Exclusion Effect" (NBER Working Paper No. 20523)
A. Kerem Coşar, Stockholm School of Economics; Paul Grieco, Pennsylvania State University; Shengyu Li, Durham University; and Felix Tintelnot, University of Chicago and NBER, "What Drives Home Market Advantage?" (NBER Working Paper No. 21583)
Anita Rao, University of Chicago, and Emily Y. Wang, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, "Demand for 'Healthy' Products: False Claims in Advertising"
Anita Rao, "Strategic R and D Investment Decisions in the Pharmaceutical Industry"
Fernando Luco, Texas A&M University, "Who Benefits from Price Disclosure? Evidence from Retail Gasoline"
Jean-François Houde; and Yuya Takahashi and Ricard Gil, Johns Hopkins University, "Preemptive Entry and Technology Diffusion in the Market for Drive-in Theaters"
Mitsukuni Nishida, Johns Hopkins University, and Nathan Yang, McGill University, "Dynamic Franchising Decisions"
Mitsuru Igami and Kosuke Uetake, Yale University, "Mergers, Innovation, and Entry-Exit Dynamics: The Consolidation of the Hard Disk Drive Industry, 1996–2015"
Tiago Pires, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Alberto Salvo, National University of Singapore, "Cash-Constrained Households and Product Size"
Viplav Saini, Oberlin College, "Entry, Exit, and Investment in Auction Markets"
Bradley Shapiro, University of Chicago, "Informational Shocks, Off-Label Prescribing, and the Effects of Physician Detailing"
Yufeng Huang, University of Rochester, "Learning by Doing and Consumer Switching Costs"
Amil Petrin and Boyoung Seo, University of Minnesota, "Identification and Estimation of Discrete Choice De-mand Models when Observed and Unobserved Product Characteristics are Correlated"
Frank Wolak, Stanford University and NBER, "Designing Minimum-Risk Nonlinear Price Schedules for Water Utilities"
Mar Reguant, Northwestern University and NBER, "Bounding Equilibria in Counterfactual Analysis"
Michael Dinerstein, University of Chicago, and Troy D. Smith, RAND Corporation, "Quantifying the Supply Response of Private Schools to Public Policies"
Mark L. Egan, University of Minnesota, and Ali Hortaçsu and Gregor Matvos, University of Chicago and NBER, "Deposit Competition and Financial Fragility: Evidence from the U.S. Banking Sector"