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Social Economics Conference

This conference was hosted by Leonardo Bursztyn to celebrate the launch of The Normal Lab. It featured work that uses a variety of methods, with a special focus on work that improves our understanding of pressing social issues.

Attendance for this conference was by invitation only. If you have any questions about the conference, please contact bfi-events@uchicago.edu.

Agenda

Friday, November 3, 2023
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Registration & Breakfast
9:00 am - 9:05 am
Welcome Remarks
9:05 am - 10:05 am
Learning in the Household
Gautam Rao, Harvard University
10:05 am - 10:15 am
Break
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Social Norms as a Determinant of Aggregate Labor Supply

Supreet Kaur, University of California, Berkeley

11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Policy Diffusion and Polarization across U.S. States

Stefano DellaVigna, University of California, Berkeley

12:15 pm - 1:25 pm
Lunch

Rooms 501-502

1:25 pm - 2:25 pm
Decomposing the Rise of the Populist Radical Right
Ro’ee Levy, Tel Aviv University
2:25 pm - 2:35 pm
Break
2:35 pm - 3:35 pm
Herding, Warfare, and a Culture of Honor: Global Evidence
Paola Guiliano, University of California, Los Angeles
3:35 pm - 3:45 pm
Break
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Changing Harmful Norms through Information and Coordination: Experimental Evidence from Somalia
Eliana La Ferrara, Harvard University
4:45 pm
Conference Adjourns
6:00 pm
Conference Dinner
Saturday, November 4, 2023
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Registration & Breakfast
9:00 am - 10:00 am
The Social Media Trap
Christopher Roth, University of Cologne
10:00 am - 10:10 am
Break
10:10 am - 11:10 am
Socializing Alone: How Online Homophily Has Undermined Social Cohesion in the US
David Yanagizawa-Drott, University of Zurich
11:10 am - 11:20 am
Break
11:20 am - 12:20 pm
Firm Search and Labor Shortages
Zoë Cullen, Harvard University
12:20 pm - 1:20 pm
Lunch

Rooms 501-502

1:20 pm - 2:20 pm
Curtailing False News, Amplifying Truth: Evaluating Anti-Misinformation Measures on Social Media
Ekaterina Zhuravskaya, Paris School of Economics
2:20 pm
Conference Concludes