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Monday, November 8


8:00 AM - 8:45 AM   Opening Keynote Address 
Amanda Bayer, Franklin and Betty Barr Professor of Economics, Department Chair, Swarthmore College

8:45 AM - 9:30 AM  Keynote
Speaker TBA

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM   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

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Break / Career Fair / Expo Booths 

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM 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
 
  B) Econometrics
 
  C) Digital Transformation in Real Estate 

  D) Behavioral Econ at Companies 
  John List, The Kenneth C. Griffin Distinguished Service Professor in Economics, The University of Chicago
  Devin Pope, Professor of Behavioral Science and Robert King Steel Faculty Fellow, The University of Chicago

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Birds of a Feather MeetUps  
Topics TBA

12:45 PM - 1:30 PM Small Group Breakouts

  1) Interview Tips for Industry Jobs 

  2) Tech in Media 
       Kyle Kretschman, Head of Economics, Spotify

  3) Using Business Data for Public Research: Best Practices for Successful Partnerships
       Peter Blair, Assistant Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education 
       Mischa Fischer, Chief Economist, Angi

  4) 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

   
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM   NBER Session: Topics in Tech Economics
"The Gender Earnings Gap in the Gig Economy: Evidence from Over a Million Rideshare Drivers" 
Rebecca Diamond, Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Business

"Building Transparency and Trust in the Financial System with Voice Notifications"
Simone Schaner, Professor, University of Southern California
"Why Is Intermediating Houses so Difficult?  Evidence from iBuyers" 
Amit Seru
, Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Business

 

Hosted by the National Bureau of Economic Research

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM   Keynote
Dorothy Li, Vice President, AWS BI and Analytic Services at Amazon


3:00 PM - 3:45 PM   GDPR and Privacy
Scott Shriver, Professor, UC Boulder
    

Tuesday, November 9

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM   Digital Addiction 
Hunt Allcott, Senior Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research

8:30 AM - 9:15 AM   A View from the President of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Mary Daly, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM   Future of Work Post COVID-19 
Sonia Jaffe, Senior Research Economist, Microsoft
Daniela Scur
, Assistant Professor of Strategy at the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Networking Roulette  

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Break / Career Fair / Expo Booths  

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Concurrent Sessions

  A) Outlook for Economist Careers in Tech
       Stan Humphries, Chief Analytics Officer & Chief Economist, Zillow

  B) People Analytics / HR 
       Meghan Reibstein, VP, Organizational Operations, Zillow

  C) Ensuring the Fairness of Platforms
       Dan Svirsky, Data Scientist (Legal/Regulatory), Uber

  D) Bringing Psychology into Tech Econ 
       Charlene Wu, Director, Machine Assisted Cognition, Toyota Research Institute 

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Small Group Breakouts 

  1) Forecasting in a Pandemic
       Ida Johnsson, Senior Economist, Forecasting and Risk, Zillow

  2) Innovative Applications of Digital Exhaust

  3) Market Design and Behavior
       Steve Tadelis, Professor of Economics, Business and Public Policy, UC Berkeley

  4) Topic TBA

  5) Topic TBA

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM  Keynote

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM   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 

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM  Closing Keynote
Shane Greenstein, Martin Marshall Professor of Business Administration and co-chair, HBS Digital Initiative, Harvard Business School


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