April 7 and 8, 2017
Third Organizational Economics Workshop

Berkeley – Paris Third Organizational Economics Workshop

University of California, Berkeley 

April 7 and 8, 2017


The Haas School of Business (University of California-Berkeley) and the Sorbonne Business School are organizing a series of workshops on Organizational Economics.

The first workshop took place in 2015, and was organized at the University of California Berkeley (See the program of the 2015 edition).  The second workshop took place in 2016, and was held at the Sorbonne Business School, with the support from the Institute for Business Innovation at the Haas School of Business, the Jeffrey A. Jacobs Distinguished Professor Chair in Business and Technology, and the Paris School of Economics — OSE Labex (See the program of the 2016 edition). The third workshop will be held at the University of California-Berkeley, on the 7th and 8th of April, 2017.

Download the program of the 2017 edition (PDF) or see below


Friday, April 7


9:00 – 9:30 am : Registration and Breakfast

9:30 – 9:45 : Welcome Remarks

Stéphane Saussier (Sorbonne Business School)
Pablo T. Spiller (UC Berkeley)
Dean Richard Lyons (UC Berkeley)

9:45 – 11:00 am : SESSION I

Paper : “What Motivates Effort? Evidence and Expert Forecasts”
Stephano DellaVigna and Devin Pope
Speaker : Stefano DellaVigna (UC Berkeley)
DiscussantNicholas Bloom (Stanford University)

11:00 – 11:30 am : Coffee Break

11:30 am – 12:45 pm : SESSION II

Paper : “The Limits of Meritocracy: Screening Bureaucrats Under Imperfect Verifiability”
Juan Carlos Suárez Serrato, Shuang Zhang and Xiao Yu Wang
SpeakerXiao Yu Wang (Duke University)
Discussant : Rui de Figueiredo (UC Berkeley)

12:45 – 2:00 pm : Lunch

2:00 – 3:15 pm : SESSION III

Paper : “Collusion in Auctions with Constrained Bids: Theory and Evidence from Public Procurement”
Sylvain Chassang
SpeakerSylvain Chassang (New York University)
Discussant : Steve Tadelis (UC Berkeley)

3:15 – 3:45 pm : Coffee Break

3:45 – 5:00 pm : SESSION IV

Paper : “Why do Employees (Not) Make Referrals?”
Guido Friebel, Matthias Heinz, Mitchell Hoffman and Nick Zubanov
SpeakerMitchell Hoffman (University of Toronto)
Discussant : Stéphane Saussier (Sorbonne Business School)

5:00 – 7:00 pm : Adjourn

7:00 pm : Reception at the home of Pablo Spiller
(Transport provided from Durant Hotel, 6:30 pm departure)

Saturday, April 8

9:30 – 10:00 am : Continental Breakfast

10:00 – 11:15 am : SESSION V

Paper : “Public Contracting for Private Innovation: Government Capabilites, Decision Rights, and Performance Outcomes”
Joshua R. Bruce, John M. de Figueiredo & Brian S. Silverman
Speaker :  Brian Silverman (University of Toronto)
Discussant : Pablo T. Spiller (UC Berkeley)

11:15 – 11:45 am : Coffee Break 

11:45 am – 1:00 pm : SESSION VI

Paper : “Past Performance and Procurement Outcomes”
Francesco Decarolis, Riccardo Pacini and Giancarlo Spagnolo
SpeakerFrancesco Decarolis (Boston University)
Discussant : Marian Moszoro (George Mason University)

12:45 am – 2:00 pm : Lunch

2:15 – 3:30 pm : SESSION VII

Paper : “The Value of Relational Adaptation in Outsourcing: Evidence from the 2008 shock to the US Airline Industry”
Ricard Gil, Myongjin Kim and Giorgio Zanarone
SpeakerRicard Gil (Johns Hopkins University)
DiscussantPatrick Warren (Clemson University)

3:30 – 4:00 pm : Coffee Break 

4:00 – 5:15 pm : SESSION VIII

Paper : “All Together Now: Integration, Delegation, and Management”
Andrew Newman, Alfaro Laura, Nicholas Bloom, Harald Fadinger, Patrick Legros, Paola Conconi, Raffaella Sadun, and John Van Reenen
SpeakerAndrew Newman (Boston University)
DiscussantRobert Gibbons (MIT)

5:15 pm : Final Remarks

Berkeley-Paris Organizational Economics Workshop
Haas School of Business – U. of California-Berkeley
April 7 and 8th, 2017



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