34th Annual Congress of the European Economic Association
72nd European Meeting of the Econometric Society

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European Economic Association


TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 10:45 to 12:45

Aspirations, Skills, and Policies: Women’s Success in the Labour Market
Room: Kilburn Building - 1.1 
Organiser and Chair: Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln (Goethe University Frankfurt)
Speakers: Matias Cortes (York University) The “End of Men” and Rise of Women in the High-Skilled Labor Market; Ghazala Azmat (Sciences Po) Gender Promotion Gaps: Career Aspirations and Early Workplace Experiences; Andrea Weber (CEU) Female Leadership and Gender Gap within Firms: Evidence from an Italian Board Reform


Capital Income and Taxes
Room: Simon Building - Theatre B
Organiser and Chair: Rachel Griffith
Speakers: Jan Eeckout (UPF-GSE) and  Quantifying the Effect of Market Power: An Oligopolistic Framework for Firm Dynamics; Eric Zwick (The University of Chicago Booth School of Business) Capitalists in the Twenty-First Century; Kate Smith (IFS & UCL) Intertemporal Income Shifting and Taxing Owners of Closely Held Businesses


Heterogeneity in Macroeconomics
Room: Simon Building - Theatre E
Organiser and Chair: Ben Moll (Princeton University)
Speakers: Ralph Lütticke (University College London) Shocks and Frictions in Business Cycles with Heterogeneous Agents; Christina Patterson (MIT) The Matching Multiplier and the Amplification of Recessions; Benjamin Moll (Princeton University) Saving Behavior Across the Wealth Distribution


Social Interactions in Political Economy
Room: Simon Building - Theatre D
Organiser and Chair: Noam Yuchtman (LSE)
Speakers: Maria Petrova (UPF and the New Economic School) Homophily and the Formation of Online Social Networks; Andrea Tesei (QMUL) Technology Adoption and Access to Credit via Mobile Phones; Chris Roth (Institute on Behavior and Inequality -briq, Bonn) What Motivates Protesters? Evidence from Right Wing Protests and Counterprotests


THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 10:45 to 12:45

Competition and Concentration
Room: Simon Building - Theatre B
Organiser: Thomas Philippon (NYU)
Chair: German Gutierrez (NYU)
Speakers: Chiara Criscuolo (OECD) Supersize Me: Intangibles and Industry Concentration; Tommaso Valletti (Imperial) Competition and Market Concentration in Europe; German Gutierrez (NYU) How EU Markets Became More Competitive Than US Markets: A Study of Institutional Drift


Gender and Development
Room: Kilburn Building - 1.1
Organiser and Chair: Alessandra Voena
Speakers: Tom Vogl (University Texas at Austin) Intergenerational Associations and the Fertility Transition; Ingvild Almas (IIES, Stockholm University and NHH) Conditional Cash Transfers and Barganing Power: Measuring Directly the Impact of Transfers on Female Positions in the Marriage; Roberta Ziparo (University Aix-Marseille) Maternal Mortality and the Gender Gap in the Demand for Children in Zambia


Surveys of Expectations and Their Use
Room: Simon Building - Theatre E
Organiser and Chair: Yuriy Gorodnichencko (UC Berkeley)
Speakers: Yuriy Gorodnichenko (UC Berkeley) Inflation Expectations and Firm Decisions: New Causal Evidence; Michael Weber (University of Chicago) Human Frictions to the Transmission of Economic Policy; Ulrike Malmendier (UC Berkeley) Salient Price Changes, Inflation Expectations, and Household Behavior 


Technological Innovation and Cities
Room: Simon Building - Theatre D
Organiser and Chair: David Weinstein (Columbia University)
Speakers: Daniel Sturm (LSE) The Making of the Modern Metropolis: Evidence from London; Lin Tian (INSEAD) Division of Labor and Productivity Advantage of Cities: Theory and Evidence from Brazil; David Weinstein (Columbia) The Impact of E-Commerce on Urban Prices and Welfare




Econometric Society

TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 10:45 to 12:45

Decisions in Markets and Organizations
Room: Simon Building - Theatre A
Chair: Rafael Repullo (CEMFI)
Botond Koszegi (CEU): Overconfidence and Prejudice
Marco Ottaviani (Bocconi): Resource Allocation across Fields: Proportionality, Demand Relativity, and Benchmarking


Experimental Economics
Room: Simon Building - Theatre C
Chair: Claudio Michelacci (EIEF)
Johannes Abeler (Oxford): Preferences for Truth-Telling
Yan Chen (Michigan): The Gig Economy and Productivity: Field Experiments at a Ride-Sharing Platform


Micro and Macro Forecasting
Room: University Place - Lecture Theatre A
Chair: Valentina Corradi, University of Surrey
Giorgio Primiceri (Northwestern): Economic Predictions with Big Data: The Illusion of Sparsity
Frank Schorfheide (Penn): Panel Data Forecasting


THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 10:45 to 12:45

Advances in Empirical Analysis of Organizations
Room: University Place - Lecture Theatre A
Chair: Rachel Griffith (University of Manchester and IFS)
Oriana Bandeira (LSE): Incentives and the Allocation of Authority in Organizations: A Field Experiment with Bureaucrats
Adam Szeidl (CEU): Direct and Indirect Effects of Financial Access on SMEs


Decision Making within Organisations / Political Economy
Room: Simon Building - Theatre A
Chair: Vasiliki Skreta (UT Austin, UCL and CERP)
Navin Kartik (Columbia): Delegation in Veto Bargaining
Benny Moldovanu (Bonn): Voting in Parliaments : Conscience or Strategy?


New Methods for Sensitivity Analysis
Room: Simon Building - Theatre C
Chair: Whitney Newey, MIT
Stephane Bonhomme (Chicago): Minimizing Sensitivity to Model Misspecification
Michal Kolesar (Princeton): Sensitivity Analysis using Approximate Moment Condition Models

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