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Spring 2013 Schedule
The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis meets on Thursdays from 4:10 - 6:00 pm in room C325 Cheit Hall. Outside speakers normally meet with interested students from 3:00 - 3:45 pm in the IBI Conference room located in room F402 (in the Faculty Wing of the Haas School).

To schedule an appointment to meet with a speaker, click here: Speaker Schedule
Title of Talk/Paper
January 24
David Teece

Reasoning about Reasonable Royalties: Evaluating Patent Licensing in Platform Based Industries

January 31
Doug Bernheim
(Stanford Univ.)

Poverty and Self-Control

February 7
Tim Simcoe
(Boston Univ.

Public Procurement and the Private Supply of Green Buildings

February 14
Brian Silverman
(Univ. of Toronto)

Managing Agency Problems in Early Shareholder Capitalism: Liverpool Shipping in the 18th Century

February 21
Ulrike Malmendier

Managerial Duties and Managerial Biases

February 28
Canice Prendergast
(Univ. of Chicago)

The Empirical Content of Pay-for-Performance and The Economics of Wild Goose Chases

March 7
Ashish Arora
(Duke Univ.)

Make, Buy, Organize: The Interplay Between Research, External Knowledge, and Firm Structure

March 14

Wouter Dessein
(Columbia Univ.)

Rational Inattention and Organizational Focus

March 21
Jonathan Levin
(Stanford Unif.)

Sales Taxes and Internet Commerce

March 28


(Spring Break)


April 4
Emerson Tiller (Northwestern Univ.)
Panel Effects in Administrative Law: A Study of Rules, Standards and Judicial Whistleblowing.
April 11
Esteban Ross-Hansberg (Princeton Univ.)
The Anatomy of French Production Hierarchies
April 18

Nicola Lacetera
(Univ. of Toronto)

Bid Takers or Market Makers? The Effect of Auctioneers on Auction Outcomes.

April 25

Chad Syverson
(Univ. of Chicago)

Healthcare Exceptionalism? Productivity and Allocation in the U.S. Healthcare Sector

May 2

Pol Antras
(Harvard Univ.)

Organizing the Global Value Chain

Copies of papers to be presented or related background reading will be available in Room F402, Haas School (Institute for Business Innovation); and in Room 611 Evans Hall (Department of Economics).

For information, contact Prof. Pablo Spiller (spiller@haas.berkeley.edu) or Penny Hennagir, IBI (hennagir@haas.berkeley.edu)