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*all times are US-Pacific time zone; please note: Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, November 6

Updated: November 7, 2022 

Sunday, November 6

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM Outlook for Economics Careers in Tech
Paper: "Economists (and Economics) in Tech Companies"
Pat Bajari, Vice President, Core AI and Chief Economist, Amazon
Kirti Gupta
, Vice President, Economic Strategy and Chief Economist, Qualcomm
Max Schmeiser, Vice President, Studio and Content Data Science and Engineering, Netflix
Moderator: Michael Luca, Lee J. Styslinger III Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM       Concurrent Sessions

Track I – Labor Market Dynamics and Developments
Alec Brandon, Assistant Professor, Carey Business School, Johns Hopkins University; Distinguished Data Scientist, Walmart Inc. | Slides
Sonia Jaffe, Principal Researcher, Microsoft | Slides

Track II – I Recruit Economists: Ask Me Anything!
Madeline ReiserSenior Recruiter, Emerging Talent, Wayfair
Renee Stewart, Senior Technical Recruiter, Amazon
Moderator: Kyle Kretschman, Head of Economics, Spotify

Track III – ESG in Tech: Data, Analysis, and Policy
Constance Hunter, CBE, Executive Vice President, Global Head of Strategy and ESG, AIG | Slide 
Five Steps to Making Your Garden a Carbon Sink Fixing the Grassroots of the American Lawn The Problem: Fossil Fuels & Soil Degradation
LN Renganarayana, VP of Engineering, Persefoni
Daniel Somerfield, Principal Engineer, Measurabl
Moderator: Anna Benjamin, Climate Lead, Bridge Investment Group

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM  Privacy-Preserving Advertising
Harikesh Nair, Director, Data Science, Ads Measurement, Google; Jonathan B. Lovelace Professor of Marketing, Stanford University Graduate School of Business
Moderator: Wilko Schulz-Mahlendorf, Head of Pricing and Marketing Data Science, Wayfair

4:35 PM - 5:30 PM Innovation Policy
Hosted by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
Benjamin Jones, Professor of Strategy, Kellogg School, Northwestern University
Danielle Li, Associate Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management
Moderator: Guido Imbens, Nobel Laureate; The Applied Econometrics Professor and Professor of Economics, Stanford Graduate Business School

5:30 PM - 6:45 PM Reception at Hotel Hosted by Amazon

Monday, November 7

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM - 8:55 AM Lightning Talks
"The Power of Proximity: Office Interactions Affect Online Feedback and Quits, Especially for Women and Young Workers"
Natalia Emanuel, Research Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

"Pricing and Efficiency in Decentralized Ride-Hailing Platform"
Renata Gaineddenova, Postdoctoral Associate, Yale University/Harvard Business School

"Do Incentives to Review Help the Market? Evidence from a Field Experiment on Airbnb"
David Holtz,
 Assistant Professor, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

"Option Value and Storefront Vacancies in New York City"
Erica Moszkowski,
 Doctoral Candidate, Business Economics PhD Program, Harvard University

"Deep Capital for Deep Learning"
Daniel Rock, Assistant Professor, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania 

"New Evidence on Discrimination in Online Marketplaces"
Michelangelo Rossi, Assistant Professor, Télécom Paris, Institut Polytechnique de Paris 

9:00 AM - 9:40 AM Data Science for Decision Making
Matt Taddy, VP Amazon Private Brands, Amazon
Moderator: Wilko Schulz-Mahlendorf, Head of Pricing and Marketing Data Science, Wayfair

9:45 AM - 10:35 AM Evolving Workforce and Workplace in the Wake of Covid
Lisa Simon, Senior Economist, Revelio Labs | Slides
Olivia White, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company; Director, McKinsey Global Institute
Moderator: AnnElizabeth Konkel, Senior Economist, Internal Audiences, Indeed

10:35 AM - 11:00 AM Networking Break
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Concurrent Sessions

Track I – Advances in Forecasting
Paul Sangrey, Economist II, Amazon
Martin Holdrich, Senior Economist, Woods & Poole Economics, Inc. | Slides
Moderator: Ida Johnsson, Associate Director, Economist, Chewy

Track II – Data Storytelling
Ben Casselman, Economics and Business Correspondent, The New York Times
Skylar Olsen, Chief Economist, Zillow
Moderator: Joe Brusuelas, Principal and Chief Economist, RSM US LLP

Track III – Organizational Economics: Using Economics and AI to Improve the Employee Experience
Zoe Cullen, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School | Slides
Sonny Tambe, Associate Professor of Operations, Information, and Decisions, Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania
Bartek Woda, Economist, Amazon
Moderator: Natalia Emanuel, Research Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

12:00 PM - 1:25 PM         Luncheon/Keynote: Attribution and Causality
Guido Imbens, Nobel Laureate; The Applied Econometrics Professor and Professor of Economics, Stanford Graduate Business School | Slides
Moderator: Phil Leslie, Chief Digital Economist and Vice President, Amazon 

1:35 PM - 2:30 PM        Concurrent Sessions

Track I – Selecting the Right Business Metrics: Pitfalls and Opportunities
Ayal Chen-Zion, Principal Economist, Convoy
Joe Orsini, Senior Manager, Applied Science, Uber
Lee Richardson, Senior Data Scientist, Tech Lead, Google
Emma Zetterdahl, Senior Manager, Economics Research, Spotify Research
Moderator:  Jeff Ferris, Senior Manager, Amazon Media Economic Strategy | Slides
Moderator:  Hao Hu, Staff Data Scientist, Google

Track II – Topics in Internet Advertising
Yuan Deng, Research Scientist, Google
Kristen Grabarz, Data Scientist, Amazon | Slides
Matt Harding, Professor of Economics and Statistics, UC Irvine
Moderator: Neha Bhargava, Director of Advertising Research, Meta

Track III – DEI Insights and Best Practices for Managers and Firms
Aaron Terrazas, Chief Economist, Glassdoor
Reyhan Ayas, Senior Economist, Revelio Labs
Moderator: Dorothy Mensah, Data Scientist, Economic Research, Convoy

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM        Networking Break
3:00 PM - 3:40 PM        Inference on Winners
Isaiah Andrews, George Fisher Baker Professor of Economics, Harvard University | Slides
Moderator: Duncan Gilchrist, Vice President, Data Science and Engineering, Gopuff

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM Social Networks and Social Capital Michael Bailey, Economic Geographer, Meta Karthik Rajkumar, Applied Research Scientist, LinkedIn | Slides 
Moderator: Julia Coronado, NABE President; Founder and President, MacroPolicy Perspectives LLC

4:30 PM - 5:45 PM       Reception at Hotel

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM ECON ROCK! featuring the Benevolent Dictators (RSVP Required) Hosted by Keystone Strategy Timbre Room (1809 Minor Avenue, Seattle)

Tuesday, November 8

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM  Community Design: The New Frontier
Michael Schwarz, Chief Economist and Corporate Vice President, Microsoft
Moderator: Chris Nosko, Vice President, Head of Science and Analytics, Uber Product

9:05 AM - 9:50 AM Better Healthcare Outcomes Through AI
Avi Goldfarb, Rotman Chair in Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare and Professor of Marketing, University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management
Ziad Obermeyer, Associate Professor and Blue Cross of California Distinguished Professor, Berkeley School of Public Health
Moderator: Elizabeth Halloran, Professor and Head of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Epidemiology Program, Fred Hutch Cancer Center; Professor of Biostatistics, University of Washington

9:50 AM - 10:35 AM Networking Break/Small Informal Chats
Chats will be from 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM:
Chat 1 A Career in Tech - The First Five Years
Robert Donnelly, Machine Learning Scientist, Arena AI
Colin Gray,
Principal Economist, Wayfair
Allyson Root, Senior Economist, Manager, HR Science, Amazon

Chat 2 Thinking of Jumping from Academia to Industry?
Olanrewaju Michael Akande, Research Scientist, Statistics and Privacy, Meta
Peter Coles
, Data Science Lead, Central Strategy and Insights, Airbnb

Chat 3 Manager or Senior IC? Navigating Midcareer Decisions
Duncan Gilchrist, Vice President, Data Science and Engineering, Gopuff
Kyle Kretschman
, Head of Economics, Spotify
Vincent Martin, Research Scientist Manager - Economics and Financial Engineering, Meta
Zhou Zhang, Staff Applied Scientist, Tech Lead Manager, Uber

Chat 4 Transitioning to Tech from Other Sectors
Mona Birjandi, Principal Economist, Petco
Andrea Guglielmo, Senior Manager, Economist, Wayfair
Randeep Kaur, Senior Product Manager, Data Science, Amazon
Max Perez Leon Quinoso, Economist, Finance Operations, Amazon

Chat 5 What Is Driving the Great Resignation? Reyhan Ayas, Senior Economist, Revelio Labs

Chat 6 Measuring and Communicating Financial Risk to Business Leadership
Jacob Cosman, Senior Economist, Zillow

10:35 AM - 11:35 AM Concurrent Sessions

Track I – Platform Design and Network Effects
Ben Casner, Economist
Evangelos Constantinou
, Economist, Keystone
Jill Furzer
, Senior Economist, Keystone
Moderator: Si Zuo, PhD Student, Cornell University

Track II – Causal Inference: Advances in Methodologies
Jiafeng "Kevin" Chen, PhD Student, Harvard Business School
Wenjing Zheng, Staff Data Scientist Experimentation and Causal Inference, Netflix
Moderator:  Daniel Pollmann, QuantCo

Track III – Creating Economics and Data Science Initiatives 
Chris Glynn,
Head of Data Science, Indeed Hiring Lab
Peter Gross
, Data Science Leader
Moderator: Ida Johnsson, Associate Director, Economist, Chewy

11:35 AM - 12:45 PM Networking Luncheon

12:50 PM - 1:50 PM Concurrent Sessions

Track I – Discrimination and Fairness Testing in Tech
Jacob Appel, Chief Strategist, ORCAA
Bennett Borden, Partner, Faegre Drinker
Elizaveta Pronkina, Postdoctoral Researcher, Université Paris Dauphine - PSL
Yinyin Yu, Applied Research Manager, Experimentation and Causal Inference, LinkedIn
Moderator/Presenter: Dan Svirsky, Data Scientist (Legal Regulatory), Uber

Track II – Impact of AI on Worker Engagement and Growth 
Erik Brynjolfsson, Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki Professor and Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI (HAI); Director, Stanford Digital Economy Lab
Martin Fleming, Chief Revenue Scientist, Varicent; Fellow, The Productivity Institute, University of Manchester
Hal Varian, Chief Economist, Google
Moderator: Michael Luca, Lee J. Styslinger III Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Track III – Causal Inference at Scale
Brent Cohn, Senior Data Science Manager, Experimentation and Causal Inference, Twitter
Emre Kiciman, Senior Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research | Slides
Sergey Gitlin, Senior Staff Applied Scientist, Uber
Moderator: Muxi Yang, PhD Student, Cornell University

1:50 PM - 2:00 PM Coffee Break

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM Advances in Measuring Real-Time Economic Data
Daniel Silverman, Senior Principal Economist, Amazon
Qing Wu
, Principal Economist, Google
Ben Zweig, CEO, Revelio Labs
Moderator: Svenja Gudell, Chief Economist, Indeed

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM People Analytics: Bringing Economics to Human Resources
Justine Hastings, Chief of People-Centered Science, VP HR Science, Amazon
Svenja Gudell, Chief Economist, Indeed
Moderator: Ben Hanowell, Director of People Analytics Research, ADP Research Institute
3:30 PM         Adjourn  



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