Industrial organization program meeting.The NBER's Program on Industrial Organization, directed by Nancy Rose of MIT, met in Stanford, CA on February 10 and 11, 2012. Timothy F. Bresnahan, Stanford University, and Jakub Kastl, NBER and Stanford University, organized the meeting. These papers were discussed:
* Fernando Ferreira, University of Pennsylvania (body, education) University of Pennsylvania - The home of ENIAC and Machiavelli.
Address: Philadelphia, PA, USA. and NBER, and Amil Petrin and Joel Waldfogel, University of Minnesota (body, education) University of Minnesota - The home of Gopher.
Address: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. and NBER, "Trade and Welfare in Motion Pictures"
* Jennifer Brown, Northwestern University and NBER, and Dylan B. Minor, Northwestern University "Selecting the Best? Spillover and Shadows in Elimination Tournaments" (NBER Working Paper No. 17639)
* Brian Viard, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, and Shihe Fu, "The Effect of Beijing's Driving Restrictions on Pollution and Economic Activity"
* Abe Dunn and Adam Hale Shapiro, Bureau of Economic Analysis, "Physician Market Power and Medical-Care Expenditures"
* Jason Allen, Bank of Canada Bank of Canada
Canada's central bank, established under the Bank of Canada Act (1934). It was founded during the Great Depression to regulate credit and currency. The Bank acts as the Canadian government's fiscal agent and has the sole right to issue paper money. ; Robert Clark, HEC Montreal; and Jean-Francois Houde, University of Wisconsin, Madison, "Price Negotiation in Differentiated Product Markets: The Case of Insured Mortgages in Canada"
* Carlos E. Noton, University of Warwick In the 1960s and 1970s, Warwick had a reputation as a politically radical institution. More recently, the University has been seen as a favoured institution of the British New Labour government. , "Revealing Bargaining Power through Actual Wholesale Prices"
* Liran Einav, Stanford University and NBER; Theresa Kuchler, Stanford University; Jonathan D. Levin, Stanford University and NBER; and Neel Sundaresan, eBay Research Labs, "Learning from Seller Experiments in Online Markets" (NBER Working Paper No. 17385)
Summaries of these papers may be found at: http://www.nber.org/~confer/2012/IOs12/summary.htm