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Program

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Our planning committee has arranged for an outstanding lineup of speakers from industry, policy, and academia, and has designed the conference to respect your time: there are lots of long breaks, so that you can better balance work and family obligations. And, if something does come up at home during a session you just can’t miss, rest assured, it will be recorded for you to watch at your convenience. 

First virtual conference? All you need to join is a solid internet connection and almost any device – a computer, tablet, or smartphone will do.
 


Monday, November 9

*all times US-Pacific

8:15 AM PT - 8:25 AM PT (11:15 AM ET - 11:25 AM ET)
Welcome Remarks
Manuel Balmaseda, CBE, NABE President; Chief Economist, CEMEX

8:25 AM PT - 9:00 AM PT (11:30 AM ET - 12:00 PM ET) The Power of Prediction: Predictive Analytics, Workplace Complements, and Firm Performance
Erik Brynjolfsson, Director of Digital Economy Lab and Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI (HAI)
Wang Jin, Research Associate, IDE, Sloan School of Management, MIT

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM PT Outlook for Econ Careers in Tech
Svenja Gudell, Chief Economist, ZIllow Group
Phil Leslie
, Chief Digital Economist and Vice President, Amazon
Chris Nosko, Director, Driver Data Science, Uber
Moderator: Carolyn Evans, Chief Economist, Intel

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM PT AI, Digital Biology, and the Transformation of Healthcare
Daphne Koller, Rajeev Motwani Professor, Computer Science Department, Stanford University
Moderator: Avi Goldfarb, Rotman Chair in Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare, University of Toronto

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM PT Break / NABE Industry Job Fair / Expo Booths
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM PT Birds of a Feather MeetUps
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM PT Concurrent Sessions I
A.
New Surveys and Datasets
Eric Groves, Co-Founder and CEO, Alignable
Svenja Gudell
, Chief Economist, Zillow Group
Lucia Foster, Chief of Center for Economic Studies and Chief Economist, U.S. Census Bureau
Moderator: Ron Jarmin, Director, U.S. Census Bureau

B. Overview of Experiments at Companies
Yan Chen, Daniel Kahneman Collegiate Professor of Information, University of Michigan
David Yang, Assistant Professor of Economics, Harvard University
Moderator: Moshe Katzwer,  Data Science Manager, Uber

C. Using Large Scale Data to Understand Society
Michael Bailey, Research Science Manager, Facebook
Arpit Gupta, Assistant Professor of Finance, New York University
Moderator: Constance Hunter, CBE, CBE, Chief Economist, KPMG

D. Deep Learning for Scalable Decisions
Sanjog Misra, Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Marketing, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Moderator: Daniel Pollmann, Head of Boston Office, QuantCo

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM PT Interactive Breakout Sessions I

Group 1. Experiences of Recent PhD Hires in Tech
Stacy Carlson, Senior Data Scientist, Uber; MIT graduate
Giorgio Martini, Economist / Senior Software Engineer, LinkedIn; Stanford University graduate
Nihar Shah, Research Scientist, Digital Currencies, Facebook; Harvard University graduate
Moderator: Ida Johnsson, Chief Technology Officer, Ush

Group 2. Transitioning from a Traditional Econ Role to a Tech Econ Role
Guy Berger, Principal Economist, LinkedIn
Peter Coles, Head Economist, Airbnb
Anjali Oza Gray, Data Science and Survey Research Manager, Small Business Group, Facebook
Moderator: Ron Borzekowski, Director, Amazon Web Services

Group 3. Market Design in Delivery Systems
Scott Kominers, MBA Class of 1960 Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Group 4. Predicting Political Instability with Algorithms
Witold Henisz, Director, Wharton Political Risk Lab
Mark Rosenberg, Co-Founder and CEO, GeoQuant

Group 5: CARES/HEROS Acts: Impacts on Credit Scores and Credit Markets
Amy Crews Cutts, CBE, AC Cutts & Associates LLC 
Moderator: Selma Hepp, Deputy Chief EconomistCoreLogic

Group 6: Automation and Wages
Zafer Kanik, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Glasgow
Sylvain Leduc, Executive Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Moderator: Juhi Dhawan, Global Macroanalyst, Wellington Management

Group 7: Outlook for AI
Michael Chui, Partner, McKinsey Global Institute


5:00 PM - 5:45 PM PT The Landscape of Tech in Asia
Mayur Datar, Chief Data Scientist, VP of Engineering, Flipkart
Gracie Lin
, Head of Economics, Grab
Tianshu Sun, Robert R. Dockson Assistant Professor in Business Administration & Assistant Professor of Data Sciences and Operations, University of Southern California
Kaifu Zhang, Head Of Operations, Taobao Marketplace, Alibaba
Moderator: Hyunjin Kim, Assistant Professor of Strategy, INSEAD Business School



Tuesday, November 10

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM PT Poster Sessions I
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM PT Using Real-Time Data to Measure COVID-19 Spread and Impact
Ed Glaeser, Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics, Harvard University
Chris Wheat, Director of Business Research, JP Morgan Chase Institute
Moderator: Frank Nothaft, CBE, Chief Economist, CoreLogic

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM PT COVID-19 and Real Estate
Chris Marlin, President, Lennar International 
Frank Nothaft, CBE, Chief Economist, CoreLogic
Errol Samuelson, Chief Industry Development Officer, Zillow Group
Moderator: Sara Rutledge, Founder, Principal Economist, SRR Consulting

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM PT Tech Economics in Developing Economies
Michael Kremer, Nobel Laureate and Professor in Economics, University of Chicago
Moderator: David Yang, Assistant Professor of Economics, Harvard University


10:45 AM - 11:15 AM PT Poster Sessions II

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM PT Break / NABE Industry Job Fair / Expo Booths
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM PT Concurrent Sessions II

A. Business Applications of Causal Inference
Tom Cunningham
, Data Scientist, Facebook
Eskil Forsell, Senior Data Scientist, Netflix
Moderator: Zhenyu Lai, Data and Economics, QuantCo
 
B. Using Private Data to Study COVID
Sitian Liu, Assistant Professor, Queen's University
Moderator / Presenter: Benjamin Leyden, Assistant Professor of Strategy and Business Economics, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University

C. Analyzing Labor Market Momentum Using Job Board Data
Karin Kimbrough, Chief Economist, LinkedIn
Julia Pollak, Labor Economist, Zip Recruiter
Moderator: Andrew Chamberlain, Chief Economist, Glassdoor

D. Market Design in Criminal Records
Amanda Renteria, CEO, Code for America
David Thomas, CEO, Evident
Moderator: Will Dobbie, Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School


1:30 PM - 2:15 PM PT Interactive Breakout Sessions II
Group 1.
I Recruit Economists: Ask Me Anything!
Renee Dubuque, Technical Recruiter - Economics, Amazon.com
Wilko Schulz-Mahlendorf, Director of Pricing & Economics, Wayfair
Robert Zeller, Data Science Manager, Uber Eats Pricing

Group 2. Women in Tech
Monica Bhole, Research Scientist, Facebook
Emily Oehlsen, Uber
Wonhee Park, Manager, Research Data Science, Facebook

Group 3. Market Design in Online Software Platforms
David Barnard, Developer Advocate, RevenueCat
Pai-Ling Yin
, Associate Professor of Clinical Entrepreneurship and Director, Technology Commercialization Initiative, USC Marshall School of Business
Brian M. Weller. Senior Manager of Economics, Amazon
Moderator: Benjamin Leyden, Assistant Professor of Strategy and Business Economics, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University

Group 4. Growing Tech Startups in Africa
Bosun Tijani, Co-Founder and CEO, Co-Creation Hub
Representative from BudgIT
Representative from Lifebank
Moderator: Michael Bailey, Research Science Manager, Facebook

Group 5: Machine Learning and Economics
Pat Bajari, Chief Economist and Vice President, Amazon
Moderator: Dante Rosario, Recruiter, Amazon

Group 6: Long-Term Economic Impacts of AI
Shawn DuBravac, President, Avrio Institute

Group 7: Tech Jobs and Tech Hubs in a Remote-Work World
Jed Kolko, Chief Economist, Indeed



Wednesday, November 11


8:30 AM - 9:00 AM PT Evolution of Work and the Future of Cities Post-COVID Michael Schwarz, Corporate Vice President & Chief Economist, Microsoft
Moderator: Ed Glaeser, Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics, Harvard University

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM PT Platform Annexation and Antitrust Susan Athey, The Economics of Technology Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Moderator: Benjamin Leyden, Assistant Professor of Strategy and Business Economics, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University


9:30 AM - 10:15 AM PT Perspectives on Diversity in Tech/Economics  
Jada Houser, Chief Design Officer, Sadie Collective
Heather Sarsons, Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Toronto
Moderator: Rachel Williams, Head of Equity, Inclusion and Diversity, X - The Moonshot Factory

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM PT   Break /  NABE Industry Job Fair / Expo Booths

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM PT  Speed Networking

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM PT   Alma Mater Mixers for Job Market Candidates and Alums
(Contact NABE to add your alma mater)
Columbia
Harvard
Stanford
UC - Berkeley
UC - San Diego
University of Minnesota
USC

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM PT Concurrent Sessions III
A. Measuring U.S. GDP in Real Time
Patrick Higgins, Policy Adviser and Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
David Wasshausen, Chief, Expenditure and Income Division, Bureau of Economics Analysis 
Moderator: Chris Varvares, CBE,  Vice President and co-head of US Economics, IHS Markit

B. Double Machine Learning
Victor Chernozhukov, Professor, MIT
Moderator: Pat Bajari, Vice President and Chief Economist, Amazon

C. Tech and Econ in Africa
Omar Gabr, CEO /  Co-Founder, Instabug
Paul Whelpton, Chief Information and Analytics Officer, JUMO.WORLD

D. Ad Effectiveness and Pricing Power
Garrett Johnson, Assistant Professor - Marketing, Questrom School of Business, Boston University
Fraser Thompson, Engagement Manager, Keystone Strategy
Moderator: Wilko Schulz-Mahlendorf, Director of Pricing & Economics, Wayfair


12:45 PM - 1:30 PM PT Competition Policy in Digital Platforms
Cristina Caffarra, Vice President, Head of European Competition Practice, Charles River Associates
Eliana Garces
, Director of Economic Policy, Facebook
Fiona Scott Morton, Theodore Nierenberg Professor of Economics, Yale University School of Management
Moderator: Benjamin Leyden, Assistant Professor of Strategy and Business Economics, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM PT Future of Online Education
Sal Khan, Founder and CEO, Khan Academy
Rick Levin, Senior Advisor and former CEO, Coursera
Moderator: Emily Glassberg Sands, VP of Data Science, Coursera

2:15 AM - 2:45 PM PT Closing Keynote / Fireside Chat
Tyler Cowen, Holbert L. Harris Chair of Economics, George Mason University
Moderator: Duncan Gilchrist, Head of Marketplace, Merchant, and Courier Data Science, Uber Eats
2:45 PM PT Closing Comments and Adjournment
Duncan Gilchrist
, Head of Marketplace, Merchant, and Courier Data Science, Uber Eats
 

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