Porter Conference

The Conference in Honor of Professor Robert Porter
sponsored by the Center for the Study of Industrial Organization
April 28-29, 2017

The conference will be held at Northwestern University in the Kellogg Global Hub, 2211 Campus Drive, starting at noon on Friday, April 28th and ending early afternoon on Saturday, April 29th.

Accommodations: We have reserved a block of rooms for conference invitees at the Hyatt House in Evanston, which is within walking distance of the conference location on campus.  Please contact Sarah at [email protected] for further details.

Directions

Attendee List

Program:

Friday, April 28

11:45am – 12:55pm
Arrival and Lunch, KGH 3322


1:00 – 1:50 pm
Ambarish Chandra (University of Toronto): How Does Advertising Depend on Competition?  Evidence from U.S. Brewing


1:50 – 2:20pm
Break


2:20 – 3:10pm
JP Dube (University of Chicago): “Scalable Price Targeting”


3:10 – 3:50pm
Break


3:50 – 4:40pm
Vrinda Kadiyali (Cornell University): The Effect of Calorie Posting Regulation on Consumer Opinion: A Flexible Latent Dirichlet Allocation Model with Informative Priors


4:40 – 5:10pm
Break


5:10 – 6:00pm
Allan Collard-Wexler (Duke University): “Market Power and Production (Mis)Allocation A Study of the World Oil Market”


6:00 – 6:15pm  Group photo


6:15 – 8:30pm
Dinner, White Auditorium, Kellogg Global Hub


9:00 – 11:00 pm
Reception, Temperance Brewery, 2000 Dempster Street, Evanston


Saturday, April 29

8:00 – 8:30am
Continental Breakfast, KGH 1410


8:30 – 9:20am
Martin Pesendorfer (London School of Economics): Reference dependence, limited attention, and intertemporal substitution in consumer choice


9:20 – 9:30am
Break


9:30 – 10:20am
Guillermo Marshall (University of Illinois): Dynamic Tournament Design: An Application to Prediction Contests


10:20 – 10:40am
Break


10:40 – 11:30am
Hiroshi Ohashi (University of Tokyo): “Bargaining power, regulation, and
innovation incentives: Evidence from Cardiac Pacemakers”


11:30 – 11:40am
Break


11:40 – 12:30pm
Elie Tamer (Harvard University): “Inference on auctions with general
information structure”


12:30pm
Closing Remarks


12:45 – 2:00pm
Lunch, Allen Center, 2169 Campus Drive


Adjourn