Members of the NBER's Organizational Economics Working Group met in Cambridge on November 16-17. Research Associate Robert S. Gibbons of MIT organized the meeting. These researchers' papers were presented and discussed:
* Anna Gumpert, LMU Munich; Henrike Steimer, Stanford University; and Manfred Antoni, Institute of Employment Research, "Firm Organization with Multiple Establishments"
* Samuel Hafner, University of Basel, and Curtis Taylor, Duke University, "Contracting for Research: Moral Hazard and the Incentive to Overstate Significance"
* Raphael Boleslavsky and Kyungmin Kim, University of Miami, "Bayesian Persuasion and Moral Hazard"
* Jin Li, London School of Economics; Michael L. Powell, Northwestern University; and Rongzhu Ke, Hong Kong Baptist University, "Firm Growth and Promotion Opportunities"
* Mitra Akhtari, Harvard University; Diana B. Moreira, University of California, Davis; and Laura C. Trucco, Harvard University, "Political Turnover, Bureaucratic Turnover, and the Quality of Public Services"
* Anton Kolotilin, University of New South Wales, and Andriy Zapechelnyuk, University of St. Andrews, "Persuasion Meets Delegation"
* Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, MIT and NBER; Aran G. Chandrasekhar, Stanford University and NBER; and Matthew Jackson, Stanford University, "Changes in Social Network Structure in Response to Exposure to Formal Credit Markets"
* Yanhui Wu, University of Southern California, and Feng Zhu, Harvard University, "Competition, Contracts, and Worker Efforts in Creative Production"
* Charles Angelucci, Columbia University; Simone Meraglia, University of Exeter; and Nico Voigtlander, University of California, Los Angeles and NBER, "How Merchant Towns Shaped Parliaments: From the Norman Conquest of England to the Great Reform Act" (NBER Working Paper No. 23606)
* Jason Sandvik and Nathan Seegert, University of Utah; Richard Saouma, Michigan State University; and Christopher T. Stanton, Harvard University and NBER, "The Power (of) Lunch and the Role of Incentives for Fostering Productive Interactions"
* Daron Acemoglu, MIT and NBER, and Alexander Wolitzky, MIT, "A Theory of Equality before the Law" (NBER Working Paper No. 24681)
Summaries of these papers are at www.nber.org/conferences/2018/OEf18/summary.html