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IO+ Conference

In recent years, economists have started applying the tools of industrial organization to an ever-growing set of industries. This conference showcased how the IO canonical concepts of demand, supply, imperfect competition, and strategic interactions can be applied to a broad set of general markets and economic questions, such as housing markets, school competition, environmental regulation, and health care.

Please contact bfi-events@uchicago.edu if you have any questions.


Thursday, September 21, 2023
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Continental Breakfast
9:00 am - 9:05 am
Opening Remarks
Environmental Session

Jonathan Elliott, Johns Hopkins University (Session Chair)

9:05 am - 9:50 am
Cows and Trees

Eduardo Souza-Rodrigues, University of Toronto

9:55 am - 10:40 am
Regulating conglomerates in China: Evidence from an Energy Conservation Program

Daniel Yi Xu, Duke University

10:40 am - 11:00 am
Health Session

Stuart Craig, Yale University (Session Chair)

11:00 am - 11:45 am
The Dynamic Effects of Health Care Price Reform
Yunan Ji, Georgetown University
11:50 am - 12:35 pm
The Power of Exclusion: Pharmacy Networks and Bargaining in Medicare Part D
Robert Town, University of Texas, Austin
12:35 pm - 1:45 pm

Room 602

Spatial Session
Aradhya Sood, University of Toronto (Session Chair)
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Non-Payment and Eviction in the Rental Housing Market
Dan Waldinger, New York University
2:35 pm - 3:20 pm
Biased Beliefs and Search in Education Markets
Adam Kapor, Princeton University
3:25 pm - 4:10 pm
Distributional Impacts of the Changing Retail Landscape
Jessie Handbury, University of Pennsylvania
4:10 pm - 4:30 pm
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Keynote Discussion: Unobserved Heterogeneity, State Dependence and Health Plan Choices

Ariel Pakes, Harvard University (Speaker)

Sebastián Otero, Columbia University (Session Chair)
Friday, September 22, 2023
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Continental Breakfast
Development Session

Diego Jimènez Hernández, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Session Chair)

9:30 am - 10:15 am
Relational Collusion in the Colombia Electricity Market

Rocco Macchiavello, London School of Economics

10:20 am - 11:05 am
Private and Public Transit: Evidence from Lagos

Dan Bjorkegren, Brown University

11:05 am - 11:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Keynote Discussion: Explaining Early Bidding in Informationally Restricted Ascending Bid Auctions

John Rust, Georgetown University (Speaker)

Sebastián Otero, Columbia University (Session Chair)
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Room 601

Marketing Session

Wesley Hartmann, Stanford University (Session Chair)

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Pro-Social Change for the Most Challenging: Marketing and Testing Harm Reduction for Conservation

Kristina Brecko, University of Rochester

2:35 pm - 3:20 pm
Valuing Solar Subsidies

Bryan Bollinger, New York University

3:25 pm
Conference Concludes