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UPDATE: TEC2021 has concluded!  Thank you to all who attended.

Session replays remain available on the virtual platform for registered attendees until December 31, 2021


 

Program

*all times US-Pacific

Last update: November 10, 2021
Check back for programming updates! 


NABE Industry Job Fair / Virtual Expo: Virtual booths open to all 
Concurrent Sessions:
  Webinars, moderated Q&A conducted through the Chat
Interactive Breakouts:  Meetings where active audience participation is encouraged

Monday | Tuesday

 

Monday, November 8

 

             
8:00-8:35am
      Hit the Curveball: Lessons from Crisis, Competition and Consumer Change    
        Spencer Rascoff, Co-Founder of Hotwire and Zillow, Co-founder & Chair of Pacaso, Recon Food, Supernova SPAC
Moderator: Issi Romem, Economist & Founder, MetroSight
   
             
8:40-9:15am       Diversity in Tech and Econ    
        Amanda Bayer, Franklin and Betty Barr Professor of Economics, Department Chair, Swarthmore College
Moderator: Benjamin Leyden, Assistant Professor of Strategy and Business Economics, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University
   
             
9:20-10:00am       Economists in the Tech Sector: Past, Present and Future     
       

Susan Athey,  Economics of Technology Professor, Stanford University
Pat Bajari, VP Core AI and Chief Economist, Amazon
Hal Varian, Chief Economist, Google
Moderator: Mike Luca, Lee J. Styslinger III Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Optional reading: Economists (and Economics) in Tech Companies (Athey / Luca)

   
             
10:00-10:45am       NABE Industry Job Fair / Recruiters Row / Virtual Expo    
         Virtual recruiting booths open
 Product demo virtual booths open
   
             
             
             
11:00-11:45am       Concurrent Sessions    
             
        A) Blending Data to Understand the Economic Impact of COVID19
Scott Brave, Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Rebecca Hutchinson, U.S. Census Bureau
Christopher Kurz, Chief, Industrial Output Section, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Michael Stepner, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
Moderator: Ron Jarmin, Acting Director, U.S. Census Bureau
   
             
        B) Econometrics / Machine Learning
Gregory Duncan, Chief Economist and Chief Statistician, Amazon
Moderator: Daniel Pollmann, QuantCo
   
             
        C) Behavioral Econ at Companies 
Devin Pope, Professor of Behavioral Science and Robert King Steel Faculty Fellow, The University of Chicago
Moderator: Wilko Schulz-Mahlendorf, Director of Pricing & Economics, Wayfair
   
             
        D) Outlook for Economist Careers in Tech
Peter Coles, Data Science Lead, Airbnb
Carolyn Evans, Chief Economist, Intel
Stan Humphries
, Chief Analytics Officer & Chief Economist, Zillow
Moderator: Duncan Gilchrist, VP Data, Gopuff
   
             
        Interactive Breakout    
       

E) Book Talks
Ben Ho, Associate Professor of Behavioral Economics, Vassar College
Mike Luca, Lee J. Styslinger III Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Links to books:

The Power of Experiments: Decision Making in a Data-Driven World (Luca / Bazerman)
Why Trust Matters: An Economist's Guide to the Ties That Bind Us (Ho)

   
             
        Interactive Breakout    
12:00-12:30pm       Birds of a Feather MeetUps      
        Open to all. Pre-register for topics on the virtual event platform.     
             
             
             
             
12:45-1:30pm       Concurrent Sessions    
             
        A) Using Business Data for Public Research: Best Practices for Successful Partnerships
Mike Bailey, Research Science Manager, Facebook
Peter Blair
, Assistant Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education 
Moderator / Presenter: Mischa Fisher, Chief Economist, Angi
   
             
        B) GDPR and Privacy
Michael Kummer, Lecturer, University of East Anglia
Scott Shriver
, Professor, UC Boulder
Moderator: Benjamin Leyden, Assistant Professor of Strategy and Business Economics, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University
   
             
        C) What is the Value of Data to a Company?
Jill Furzer, Economist, Keystone
Ali Hortaçsu
, Ralph and Mary Otis Isham Professor of Economics, University of Chicago
Vitoria Rabello De Castro, Economist, Keystone
Moderator: Christine Meyer, Managing Director, NERA
   
             
        D) Economists’ Role in Customer Acquisition at Media Firms
Guy Calvert, Staff Tech Data Scientist, Twitter
Dave Tomala, Director of Analytics, Roku Inc.
Nils Wernefelt
, Research Manager, Facebook
Moderator: Chris Wignall, Senior Economist Manager, Amazon
   
             
        Interactive Breakout    
        E) Straight from the Recruiters: Interview Tips for Industry Jobs
Renee Dubuque, Technical Recruiter - Economics, Amazon
John Harpole, Consultant, Spencer Stuart
Liz Kutzman, Senior PhD Recruiter, Uber
   
             
1:45-2:45pm       NBER Session:  Research Insights on the Digital Economy    
         
"The Gender Earnings Gap in the Gig Economy: Evidence from Over a Million Rideshare Drivers" (Link)
Rebecca Diamond, Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Simone Schaner, Professor, University of Southern California
 

Amit Seru, Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Moderator: James Poterba, President and CEO, NBER

Hosted by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

   
             
2:50-3:30pm       How Data is Driving a Tech Revolution in Trucking: A Conversation with Convoy CTO Dorothy Li
   
        Dorothy Li, CTO, Convoy
Moderator: Aaron Terrazas, Director of Economic Research, Convoy
   
             
3:35-4:15pm       Environmental Sustainability and Urban Resilience:
Adapting to Climate Change through Technology and Predictive Analytics
   
        Joseph Hun-wei Lee, President and Chair Professor, Macau University of Science and Technology 
Moderator: Juhi Dhawan, Senior Managing Director, Global Macroanalyst, Wellington Management
   
             
             

 

Tuesday, November 9

 

8:00-8:30am
    Digital Addiction      
        Hunt Allcott, Senior Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research
Moderator: Dan Knoepfle, Senior Data Science Manager, Uber 
   
             
8:35-9:10am       A View from the President of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco    
        Mary Daly, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Moderator: Julia Coronado, NABE Vice President; President and Founder, MacroPolicy Perspectives, LLC
   
             
9:15-10:00am       Future of Work Post COVID-19     
        Sonia Jaffe, Senior Research Economist, Microsoft
Meghan Reibstein, VP, Organizational Operations, Zillow
Daniela Scur
, Assistant Professor of Strategy at the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University
Moderator: Svenja Gudell, Chief Economist, ZIllow Group
   
             
10:00-10:45am       NABE Industry Job Fair / Recruiters Row / Virtual Expo    
         Virtual recruiting booths open
 Product demo virtual booths open
   
             
             
             
        Interactive Breakout       
         Networking Roulette    
         Open to all    
             
11:00-11:45am       Concurrent Sessions    
       
   
        A) Ensuring the Fairness of Platforms

Aaron Rieke, Managing Director, Upturn
YinYin Yu
, Tech Lead of Computational Social Sciences, LinkedIN
Moderator / Presenter: Dan Svirsky, Data Scientist (Legal/Regulatory), Uber

Optional reading: Detecting and Mitigating Discrimination in Online Platforms: Lessons from Airbnb, Uber, and Others

   
             
        B) Fundamentals Based Valuation of Cryptocurrency
Michael Schwarz, Corporate Vice President & Chief Economist, Microsoft
Moderator: Chris Jonas, Director of Communications, National Association for Business Economics
   
             
       

C) Economics of Schmoozing
Zoe Cullen, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

   
             
        D) Bringing Behavioral Science into Tech
Jen Wang, Senior Director of Product, thredUP
Charlene Wu
, Director, Machine Assisted Cognition, Toyota Research Institute
Moderator: Brian Colwell, Senior Director, Economic Research, Zillow
   
             
        Interactive Breakout    
        E) Meet Recent Econ Hires in Tech    
        Colin Gray, Senior Economist, Wayfair
Rose Tan
, Data Scientist, LinkedIn
Yuyao Wang, Consultant, NERA
   
             
12:00-12:45pm       Concurrent Sessions    
        A) Evolving Landscape of Competition Policy
Martin Gaynor, E.J. Barone University Professor Of Economics And Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
Ginger Jin, Professor, University of Maryland 
Moderator: Florian Ederer, Associate Professor of Economics, Yale School of Management
   
             
        B) Innovative Applications of Digital Exhaust
Robert Fisher, CEO, Cogo Labs
Chris Hooton, Senior Research Scientist, Facebook
Moderator: Kyle Carlson, Data Scientist, Stripe
   
             
       

C) Fintech in Africa
Tavneet Suri, Louis E. Seley Professor of Applied Economics, MIT Sloan School of Management
Moderator: Elias Bruegmann, Head of Banking and Financial Products Data Science, Stripe

   
             
        D) Forecasting in a Pandemic
George Monokroussos, Principal Economist, Wayfair
Prakash Loungani, Assistant Director and Senior Personnel Manager, IMF’s Independent Evaluation Office
Moderator: Yelena Shulyatyeva, Senior U.S. Economist, Bloomberg
   
             
        Interactive Breakout    
        E) Mid-Career Discussion    
        Duncan Gilchrist, VP Data, Gopuff
Emily Glassberg Sands, Head of Data Science, Stripe
Wilko Schulz-Mahlendorf, Director of Pricing & Economics, Wayfair
   
             
1:00-1:40pm       The Great Divide: Education, Despair, and Death    
        Sir Angus Deaton, Senior Scholar, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
Moderator: David E. Altig, NABE President, 2021-22; Executive Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
   
             
1:45-2:25pm       Geographic Wage Differences: Evidence from Inter-city Migration    
        David Card, Class of 1950 Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley
Moderator: Pia Orrenius, Vice President and Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
   
             
2:30-3:00pm        Digital Innovation and Transformation: Lessons From the Classroom    
        Shane Greenstein, Martin Marshall Professor of Business Administration and co-chair, HBS Digital Initiative, Harvard Business School
Moderator: Mike Luca, Lee J. Styslinger III Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
   
             

 

 

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