Thursday, January 4, 2018

Some ASSA sessions I would go to if I could, and some I'll certainly attend

I'm going to be a busy boy at the AEA/ASSA meetings, since as president of the AEA I'll preside over many champagne receptions and a few other things.  But the conference looks like fun. Here are just a few of the sessions that particularly caught my eye, even though I have conflicts with some of them...

Econometric Society Presidential Address



Session/Event

 Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018   5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

 Marriott Philadelphia Downtown, Liberty Ballroom
Hosted By: ECONOMETRIC SOCIETY
    Econometric Society Presidential Address
    Drew Fudenberg, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Speaker(s)
    Drew Fudenberg
    ,
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Topic: Learning, Experimentation, and Equilibrium Refinements
    ************

    Economic Applications of Machine Learning



    Paper Session

     Friday, Jan. 5, 2018   8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

     Marriott Philadelphia Downtown, Liberty Ballroom Salon A
    Hosted By: AMERICAN ECONOMIC ASSOCIATION
    • Chair: Daniel Bj√∂rkegrenBrown University

    A Large Scale Model of Travel Time and User Choice Behavior

    Susan Athey
    ,
    Stanford University
    Robert Donnelly
    ,
    Stanford University

    Behavior Revealed in Mobile Phone Usage Predicts Loan Repayment

    Daniel Björkegren
    ,
    Brown University
    Darrell Grissen
    ,
    Entrepreneurial Finance Lab

    Estimating Poverty and Wealth From Mobile Phone Data

    Joshua Blumenstock
    ,
    University of California-Berkeley
    Gabriel Cadamuro
    ,
    University of Washington
    Robert On
    ,
    University of California-Berkeley

    Forecasting Economic Activity With Yelp Data

    Edward Glaeser
    ,
    Harvard University
    Hyunjin Kim
    ,
    Harvard Business School
    Michael Luca
    ,
    Harvard Business School
    Discussant(s)
    Michael Luca
    ,
    Harvard Business School
    Marshall Burke
    ,
    Stanford University
    Greg Lewis
    ,
    Microsoft Research
    Shane Greenstein
    ,
    Harvard Business School
    ************

    Like Everybody Else: Experimental Economics of Conformity, Image, and Identity



    Paper Session

     Friday, Jan. 5, 2018   2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

     Marriott Philadelphia Downtown, Meeting Room 305
    Hosted By: ECONOMIC SCIENCE ASSOCIATION
    • Chair: James AndreoniUniversity of California-San Diego

    Identity and Impact in Public Goods Contributions: A Field Experiment on Wikipedia

    Yan Chen
    ,
    University of Michigan
    Rosta Farzan
    ,
    University of Pittsburgh
    Robert Kraut
    ,
    Carnegie Mellon University
    Iman YeckehZarre
    ,
    University of Michigan
    Ark Fangzhou Zhang
    ,
    University of Michigan

    Status Goods: Experimental Evidence From Platinum Credit Cards

    Leonardo Bursztyn
    ,
    University of Chicago and NBER
    Bruno Ferman
    ,
    Getulio Vargas Foundation
    Stefano Fiorin
    ,
    University of California-San Diego
    Martin Kanz
    ,
    World Bank
    Gautam Rao
    ,
    Harvard University and NBER

    Preference Endogeneity and Conformity

    Douglas Bernheim
    ,
    Stanford University
    Christine Exley
    ,
    Harvard Business School

    The Conformity Trap: Adaptation and Stagnation of Social Norms in a Changing World

    James Andreoni
    ,
    University of California-San Diego
    Nikos Nikiforakis
    ,
    New York University Abu Dhabi
    Simon Siegenthaler
    ,
    University of Texas-Dallas
    Discussant(s)
    Alain Cohn
    ,
    University of Michigan
    Desmond Ang
    ,
    University of California-San Diego
    Florian Ederer
    ,
    Yale University
    Ariel Rubinstein
    ,
    New York University
    *********

    Large Matching Markets



    Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018   8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

     Marriott Philadelphia Downtown, Meeting Room 406
    Hosted By: ECONOMETRIC SOCIETY
    • Chair: SangMok LeeUniversity of Pennsylvania

    The Cutoff Structure of Top Trading Cycles in School Choice

    Jacob D. Leshno
    ,
    Columbia University
    Irene Lo
    ,
    Columbia University

    Need Versus Merit: The Large Core of College Admissions Markets

    Avinatan Hassidim
    ,
    Bar-Ilan University
    Assaf Romm
    ,
    Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    Ran I. Shorrer
    ,
    Pennsylvania State University

    Top Trading Cycles in Two-Sided Matching Markets: An Irrelevance of Priorities in Large Matching Markets

    Yeon-Koo Che
    ,
    Columbia University
    Olivier Tercieux
    ,
    Paris School of Economics
    Discussant(s)
    Eduardo Azevedo
    ,
    University of Pennsylvania
    Utku Unver
    ,
    Boston College
    Scott Duke Kominers
    ,
    Harvard University
    Atila Abdulkadiroglu
    ,
    Duke University
    *************

    Inner Workings of Organ Markets and Organ Allocation


    Paper Session

     Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018   2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

     Pennsylvania Convention Center, 201-C
    Hosted By: AMERICAN ECONOMIC ASSOCIATION
    • Chair: Eric BudishUniversity of Chicago

    The Inner Workings of Kidney Exchange Markets

    Nikhil Agarwal
    ,
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Itai Ashlagi
    ,
    Stanford University
    Eduardo Azevedo
    ,
    University of Pennsylvania
    Clayton Featherstone
    ,
    University of Pennsylvania
    Omer Karaduman
    ,
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    A Regulated Market for Kidneys

    Mohammad Akbarpour
    ,
    Stanford University

    Strategic Behavior in the Kidney Waitlist

    Nikhil Agarwal
    ,
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Itai Ashlagi
    ,
    Stanford University
    Paulo J. Somaini
    ,
    Stanford University
    Discussant(s)
    Utku Unver
    ,
    Boston College
    Glen Weyl
    ,
    Microsoft Research
    Benjamin R. Handel
    ,
    University of California-Berkeley
    ******

    Here are some sessions I'm looking forward to attending ex officio:


    AEA/AFA Joint Luncheon - Fee Event


     Friday, Jan. 5, 2018   12:30 PM - 2:15 PM

     Marriott Philadelphia Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon G & H
    Hosted By: AMERICAN ECONOMIC ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN FINANCE ASSOCIATION
    • Chair: David ScharfsteinHarvard Business School
    Presiding: David Scharfstein, Harvard Business School
    Speaker: Raghuram Rajan, University of Chicago
    Speaker(s)
    Raghuram Rajan
    ,
    University of Chicago
    Topic: Liquidity and Leverage
    ************

    Session/Event

     Friday, Jan. 5, 2018   4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

     Marriott Philadelphia Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon G & H
    Hosted By: American Economic Association
      Speaker: David Laibson, Harvard University
        *************


        AEA Nobel Laureate Luncheon-Fee Event

        Session/Event

         Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018   12:30 PM - 2:15 PM

         Marriott Philadelphia Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon G & H
        Hosted By: AMERICAN ECONOMIC ASSOCIATION
        • Chair: Olivier BlanchardPeterson Institute for International Economics
        Nobel Laureate Luncheon Honoring the 2016 Nobel Laureates in Economics: Oliver Hart, Harvard University and Bengt R. Holmstrom, Massachusetts Institute of Technology--Fee Event--
        Presiding: Olivier Blanchard, Peterson Institute for International Economics--
        Speakers: Daron Acemoglu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Luigi Zingales, University of Chicago
        **********

        AEA Awards Ceremony and Presidential Address

        Session/Event

         Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018   4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

         Marriott Philadelphia Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon G & H
        Hosted By: AMERICAN ECONOMIC ASSOCIATION
        • Chair: Olivier BlanchardPeterson Institute for International Economics
        Awards Ceremony & Presidential Address
        Presiding: Olivier Blanchard, Peterson Institute for International Economics
        Speaker: Alvin E. Roth, Stanford University
        Topic: Markets and Marketplaces
        ****************

        New Insights on Classic Questions in Matching Theory

        Paper Session

         Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018   10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

         Marriott Philadelphia Downtown, Liberty Ballroom Salon A
        Hosted By: AMERICAN ECONOMIC ASSOCIATION
        • Chair: Alvin E. RothStanford University

        Deferred Acceptance with Compensation Chains

        Piotr Dworczak
        ,
        Stanford University

        Virtual Demand and Stable Mechanisms

        Jan Christoph Schlegel
        ,
        University of Lausanne

        Lone Wolves in Competitive Equilibria

        Ravi Jagadeesan
        ,
        Harvard University
        Scott Duke Kominers
        ,
        Harvard University
        Ross Rheingans-Yoo
        ,
        Harvard University
        Discussant(s)
        Alexander Teytelboym
        ,
        University of Oxford




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