March 8 and 9, 2019 Fifth Organizational Economics Workshop

Berkeley-Paris Fifth Organizational Economics Workshop

University of California – Berkeley 

March 8 and 9, 2019

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.  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. The third workshop was held at the University of California-Berkeley, on the 7th and 8th of April, 2017. The fourth workshop took place at the University of Paris Panthéon Sorbonne, on the 13th and 14th of April, 2018.


Berkeley-Paris Organizational Economics Workshop

Haas School of Business – University of California, Berkeley

March 8/9, 2019 – Schedule

Location: Women’s Faculty Club

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Dinner: 7:30pm at Oliveto in Oakland
Transport provided from Graduate Hotel, 7:00 pm departure

Friday, March 8, 2019

8:00 – 8:45 am: Registration and Breakfast

8:45 – 9:00: Welcome Remarks

Stéphane Saussier (Sorbonne Business School)

Pablo T. Spiller (UC Berkeley)

Session I: 9:00-10:15am

Paper: “Come Together: Firm Boundaries and Delegation
by Laura Alfaro, Nicholas Bloom, Paola Conconi, Harald Fadinger, Patrick Legros, Andrew Newman, Raffaella Sadun, John Van Reenen

Speaker: Paola Conconi (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

Discussant: Marian Moszoro (GMU/IDB)

Break: 10:15-10:45am

Session II: 10:45-12:00pm

Paper: “Minimum Wage and Individual Worker Productivity: Evidence from a Large US Retailer
by Decio Coviello, Erika Deserranno and Nicola Persico

Speaker: Decio Coviello (HEC Montreal)

Discussant: Justin Marion (UCSC)

Lunch: 12:00-1:30pm

Session III: 1:30-2:45pm

Paper: “Coordination and Organization Design: Theory and Micro-evidence”
by Wouter Dessein, Desmond (Ho-Fu) Lo, and Chieko Minami

Speaker: Wouter Dessein (Columbia U)

Discussant: Pablo Spiller (UCB)

Break: 2:45-3:15pm

Session IV: 3:15-4:30pm

Paper: “Using Bid Rotation and Incumbency Patterns to Detect Collusion
by Sylvain Chassang, Kei Kawai, Jun Nakabayashi, Juan Ortner

Speaker: Kei Kawai (UCB)

Discussant: Frank Wolak (Stanford)

Reception 7:00 pm
(Transport provided, 6:30pm departure)

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Location: Women’s Faculty Club

9:00 – 9:30am: Breakfast

Session I: 9:30-10:45am

Paper: “Contract Duration and the Costs of Market Transactions
by Alexander Mackay

Speaker: Alexander Mackay (HBS)

Discussant: Paola Valbonesi (Padova University)

Break: 10:45-11:15am

Session II: 11:15-12:30pm

Paper: “Social Proximity and Bureaucrat Performance: Evidence from India”
by Guo Xu

Speaker: Guo Xu (UCB)

Discussant: Miguel Espinosa (Universidad Pompeu Fabra)

Lunch: 12:30-2:00pm

Session III: 2:00-3:15pm

Paper: “Certification, Reputation and Entry: An Empirical Analysis
by Steve Tadelis

Speaker: Steve Tadelis (UCB)

Discussant: Stephane Saussier (Sorbonne Business School)

Break: 3:15-3:45pm

Session IV: 3:45-5:00pm

Paper: “Conflict and motivation in organizations
by W. Bentley MacLeod, Victoria Valle Lara, Christian Zehnder

Speaker: W Bentley MacLeod (Columbia U)

Discussant: Giorgio Zanarone (CUNEF)


Dinner : 7:00 pm at Perbacco
Transport provided, 6:30 pm departure