Event Date and Time

The fourth annual Washington DC Industrial Organization Conference was held at 1400 16th Street NW in downtown DC on Friday, May 12, 2017. The program committee (Emek Basker (Census), Nate Miller (Georgetown), and Daniel Vincent (UMD)) selected a program highlighting a range of theoretical and empirical topics in industrial organization.. For the first time, the conference also included a poster session at which selected advanced graduate students at local universities presented their dissertation research.  


  Friday, May 12th, 2017
8:45 - 9:15 Coffee and pastries
9:15 - 10:10

Jason Albert (DOJ), Strategic Dynamics of Antibiotic Use and the Evolution of Antibiotic-Resistant Infections

  • Discussion: Sergei Koulayev (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau)
10:15 - 11:10

Nicholas Papageorge (JHU),  Innovation and Diffusion of Medical Treatment (with Barton Hamilton, Andres Hincapie and Robert Miller)

  • Discussion: John Rust (Georgetown)
11:15 - 11:30 Coffee
11:30 - 12:25

Sharat Ganapati (Yale),  The Modern Wholesaler: Global Sourcing, Domestic Distribution, and Scale Economies

  • Discussion: Gloria Sheu (DOJ)
12:30 - 1:15 Lunch
1:15 - 2:10

Robert Arons (DOJ),  Do Bigger Firms Get Better Terms? Evidence from Pay TV (with Alexander Raskovich)

  • Discussion: Yuya Takahashi (JHU)
2:15 - 3:00 Graduate Student Poster Session
• Benjamin Leyden, UVA
• Hong Lin, UMD
• Siying Liu, UVA
• Yi Xin, JHU
3:00 - 4:00

Katja Seim (UPenn Wharton and FCC),  Sales Tax, E-Commerce, and Amazon’s Fulfillment Center Network

  • Discussion: Mitsukuni Nishida (JHU Carey)



• Closest Metro: Dupont Circle (Red Line)

• Paid parking available underneath building

• 1400 16th Street can also be accessed from 1616 P Street

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