April 13 and 14, 2018 Fourth Organizational Economics Workshop

Berkeley-Paris Fourth Organizational Economics Workshop

University of Paris Panthéon Sorbonne, Paris 

April 13 and 14, 2018

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 was held at the University of California-Berkeley, on the 7th and 8th of April, 2017 (See the program of the 2017 edition).

The fourth edition will be held in Paris.



Friday, April 13

Location: Univ. Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, 12, place du Panthéon, 75005 Paris. Room 1 (First floor).

9:00 – 9:30 am: Registration and Breakfast
 9:30 – 9:45: Welcome Remarks

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

9:45 – 11:00 am: SESSION I

Paper: « Occupy Government: Democracy and the Dynamics of Personnel Decisions and Public Finances »
Klenio Barbosa (Insper)  and Fernando Ferreira (Wharton School, U. of Pennsylvania & NBER)
SpeakerKlenio Barbosa
Discussant: Jean Beuve (University Paris 1, Sorbonne)

11:00 – 11:30 am: Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:45 am: SESSION II

Paper: « Buyer Competence in Procurement: Evidence on Cooperation, Incentives and Skills »
Francesco Decarolis (Boston University, CEPR, EIEF and NBER), Leonardo M. Giuffrida (University of Rome Tor Vergata), Elisabetta Iossa (University of Rome Tor Vergata, IEFE-Bocconi and CEPR),  Vincenzo Mollisi (University of Rome Tor Vergata),  and Giancarlo Spagnolo (SITE-Stockholm School of Economics, EIEF, University of Rome Tor Vergata and CEPR)
Speaker: Elisabetta Iossa
Discussant:  Stéphane Saussier (Sorbonne Business School) 

 12:45 – 2:00 pm: Lunch

2:00 – 3:15 pm: SESSION III

Paper: « Funding and Financing Regulated Infrastructure »
Marianne Fay (World Bank), David Martimort (Paris School of Economics), and Stéphane Straub (Toulouse School of Economics)
Speaker: Stéphane Straub
Discussant: Marian Moszoro (George Mason University)

3:15 – 3:45 pm: Coffee Break

3:45 – 5:00 pm: SESSION IV

Paper: « Buyers’ ability in public procurement: a structural analysis of Italian medical devices »
Alessandro Bucciol (U. of Verona), Riccardo Camboni (U. of Padova), Paola Valbonesi (U. of Padova)
Speaker: Paola Valbonesi
Discussant: Philippe Gagnepain (Paris School of Economics)


Saturday, April 14

Location: Univ. Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, 12, place du Panthéon, 75005 Paris. Room 1 (First floor).

9:30 – 10:00 am : Continental Breakfast 

10:00 – 11:15 am : SESSION V

Paper: « More Women in Tech? Evidence from a field experiment addressing social identity »
Maria Guadalupe (INSEAD), and Lucía Del Carpio (INSEAD)
Speaker: Maria Guadalupe
Discussant:  Discussant: Brian Silverman (Rotman School of Management)

11:15 – 11:45 am: Coffee Break

11:45 am – 1:00 pm: SESSION VI

Paper: « Passing the Hot Potato: Above or Aside »
Miguel Espinosa (Univ. Pompeu Fabra) and Ramon Lecuona (Duke University)
Speaker: Miguel Espinosa
Discussant: Pablo Spiller (University of California, Berkeley)

 1:00 – 2:15 pm: Lunch

2:15 pm – 3:30 pm: SESSION VII

Paper:« Managing Social Comparison Costs in Organizations »
Oscar F. Contreras (Cunef) and Giorgio Zanarane(Cunef) 
Speaker:Giorgio Zanarone(Cunef)
Discussant: Kenneth Corts (Roman School of Management) — TBC

3:30 – 3:45 am: Coffee Break

3:45 pm – 5:00 pm: SESSION VIII

Paper: »Vertical Integration, Information Flows and the Power of Incentives »
Jacques Cremer (Toulouse School of Economics)
Speaker: Jacques Cremer
Discussant:Sylvain Chassang (New York University)