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Sunday, November 3

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM  Industry Job Fair - Interviews  

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM  Outlook for Economist Careers in Tech 
Speakers TBA 

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM  Opening Keynote 
Ed Glaeser, Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics, Harvard University

4:30 PM - 5:15 PM Diversity in Tech and Economics
Susan Athey, The Economics of Technology Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Tracy Chou, Co-Founder, Project Include
Emily Glassberg Sands, Senior Director of Data Science, Coursera
Moderator: Clémentine Van Effenterre, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Toronto

5:30 PM - 6:45 PM  Cocktail Reception
Exhibit Hall

7:00 PM - 8:15 PM  Small Group Dinners  
Area Restaurants
Small Group Dinner registration will be available for registered attendees in the weeks ahead of the conference. 

Monday, November 4

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM  Industry Job Fair - Interviews  

8:00 AM - 8:55 AM Poster Presentations  

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM  Experiments and ML 
Susan Athey, The Economics of Technology Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Dominic Coey, Economic Research Scientist, Facebook Research

9:50 AM - 10:30 AM  Tools from Cloud Computing Every Economist Should Know
Ashish Mishra, Principal Engineer, Amazon

10:30AM - 11:00 AM  Poster Session / Networking Break / Expo in Exhibit Hall

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Concurrent Sessions

Track I: Big Data and Big Cities
Julia Lane, Professor of Public Service, NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
Dan Svirsky, Data Scientist, Uber

Track II: Tools and Products to Scale Data Science and Machine Learning Modeling
Nick Kadochnikov, Distinguished Engineer, Cognitive Enterprise, Chief Analytics Office, IBM
Nick Riabov, Senior Research Scientist, Netflix
Wes Wahlin
, Product Manager, Google Cloud TPU
Moderator: Fangfang Tan, Manager, Advanced Analytics, Google

Track III: All Companies are Tech Companies Now (AKA Digital Transformation Outside of Tech) 
Alexei Alexandrov, Director, Wayfair
Lester Jones, CBE, Chief Economist, National Beer Wholesalers Association
Stefan Karisch, Director of Analytics, Boeing Global Services
Moderator: Carolyn Evans, Chief Economist, Intel

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Luncheon / Keynote
Erik Brynjolfsson, Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management; Director, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy

1:35 PM - 2:35 PM Concurrent Session

Track I: Leveraging New Data Sources for Economic Analysis of Emerging Markets 
Joshua Blumenstock, Assistant Professor, School of Information; Director, Data-Intensive Development Lab, UC Berkeley
Florence Kondylis, Senior Economist, Development Impact Evaluation (DIME), World Bank Research Group
Nikhil Naik, Lead Research Scientist, Salesforce Research

Track II: More Power! Methods to Increase Precision of Experiments 
Kyle Carlson, Data Scientist - Analytics, Stripe
Mariel Finucane, Senior Statistician, Mathematica
Moshe Katzwer, Data Science Manager, Uber

Track III: Designing Reputation Systems 
Michael Luca, Lee J. Styslinger III Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Dina Mayzlin, Professor of Marketing, USC Marshall School of Business
Steve Tadelis
, Professor of Economics, Business and Public Policy, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

2:35 PM - 3:00 PM  Poster Session / Networking Break / Expo in Exhibit Hall

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM  General Session
Speakers TBA

3:50 PM - 4:40 PM   Causal Inference in Machine Learning Systems and Data Products
Victor Chernozhukov, Professor, Department of Economics + Center for Statistics, MIT
Guido Imbens, The Applied Econometrics Professor and Professor of Economics, Stanford Graduate School of Business

4:40 PM - 5:30 PM   Using Big Private Data for Economic Measurement: Opportunities and Challenges
Erica Groshen, Visiting Senior Scholar, Cornell University; former BLS Commissioner
Claudia Sahm, Chief, Consumer and Community Development Research Section, Federal Reserve Board
Louise Sheiner
, The Robert S. Kerr Senior Fellow - Economic Studies, Brookings Institution
Moderator: David Wessel, Director, The Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy, Brookings Institution

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM  Offsite Reception  
Zillow Tower

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM  Networking Happy Hour

Tuesday, November 5

8:45 AM - 9:35 AM   Data Privacy
John Abowd, Chief Scientist, U.S. Census Bureau
John Kahan, Chief Data Officer, Microsoft
Shiva Kasiviswanathan, Computer Scientist, Amazon
Aleksandra Korolova, WiSE Gabilan Assistant Professor of Computer Science,  USC
Paul Liu, Principal Economist, Google

9:35 AM - 10:25 AM  Data for the Public Good 
Andra Ghent, Associate Professor of Finance, UNC
Matthew Lindsay
, Senior Vice President, Applied Predictive Technologies - a Mastercard Company
Skylar Olsen
, Director of Economic Research, Zillow
Timothy Slaper, Co-Director, Indiana Business Research Center, Indiana University
Moderator: Lucia Foster, Chief, Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau

10:25 AM - 11:05 AM  Networking Break / Small Informal Group Talks  

Talk 1: The Value of Data for the Firms (And Where to Find It) 
Vladimir Starkov, Director, NERA Economic Consulting

Talk 2:  Topic TBD

Talk 3:  What's Up Next in Advancing Your Career in Data Science
Molly Jackman, Leading Content-Product Data Science and Engineering, Netflix
Celine Sun
, Director of Investment Research, Wealthfront
Moderator: Sara Rutledge, Managing Director, Real Estate Products, StratoDem Analytics

Talk 4: Designing Inclusive Platforms
Elisabeth Costa, Senior Director, The Behavioural Insights Team

11:10 AM - 12:10 PM Concurrent Sessions

Track I: PropTech
James Chung, Managing Director, StratoDem Analytics
Daryl Fairweather, Chief Economist, RedFin
Moderator: Frank Nothaft, CBE, Chief Economist, CoreLogic

Track II: New Areas for Experimentation: Political Science, Social Value, and Marketing
Elisabeth Costa, Senior Director, The Behavioural Insights Team
Min Gong, Principal Behavioral Scientist/ Data Scientist; Head of Applied Behavioral Science, Walmart
Emil Iantchev, Team Leader, Head of Portfolio Construction Research, Global Asset Allocation and Strategic Advisers, Fidelity Investments
Moderator: Josh Schwartzstein, Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Track III: Transportation Market Design for Consumers vs. Businesses 
Duncan Gilchrist, Rider Pricing & Fares, Uber
Ruben Kogel, Head of Data Analytics, Lime
Emily Kolinski Morris, CBE, Chief Economist, Ford Motor Company
Max Schmeiser, Head of Data Science, Convoy Inc

12:15 PM - 1:35 PM Luncheon with speaker Fireside Chat
Jeff Wilke, CEO, Amazon Worldwide Consumer
Interviewed by Steve Tadelis, Professor of Economics, Business and Public Policy, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

1:40 PM - 2:20 PM    AI and Machine Learning
Zoubin Ghahramani, Chief Scientist, Uber

2:20 PM - 3:00 PM  General Session
Aaron Roth, Co-Author, The Ethical Algorithm; 1940 Bicentennial Term Associate Professor of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania
Moderator: Anissa Tanweer, Research Scientist, Human-Centered Data Science, University of Washington

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM  Optional Tour TBD

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