Share / Print
Fifteenth Annual NYU Stern IO Day

Friday, September 8th, 2017

NYU Stern School of Business
40 West 4th Street, New York, NY 10012


9:00 –9:50 am Light breakfast and coffee
9:50 –10:00 am Opening remarks
10:00  – 11:00 am   “Monopoly without a Monopolist: An Economic Analysis of the Bitcoin Payment System”
Jacob Leshno (Columbia Business School)
Discussant: Hanna Halaburda (Bank of Canada and NYU Stern)
11:00  –11:20 am Coffee break
11:20  – 12:20 pm “Middlemen as Information Intermediaries: Evidence from Used Car Markets”
Yiyi Zhou (Stony Brook University)
Discussant: Alessandro Lizzeri (New York University)
12:20  – 1:50 pm Lunch
1:50  – 2:50 pm “Measuring the Incentive to Collude: The Vitamin Cartels, 1990–1999”
Mitsuru Igami (Yale University)
Discussant: Jean-François Houde (Cornell University)
2:50  – 3:10 pm Coffee break
3:10  – 4:10 pm “Product Recalls and Firm Reputation”
Boyan Jovanovic (New York University)
Discussant: Alessandro Bonatti (MIT Sloan)
4:10  – 4:30 pm Coffee break
4:30  – 5:30 pm “The Power of Rankings: Quantifying the Effect of Rankings on Online Consumer Search and Purchase Decisions”
Raluca Ursu (NYU Stern)
Discussant: Greg Lewis (Microsoft Research New England)

Each session will comprise a 40-minute talk and a 10-minute discussion, followed by 10 minutes of Q&A and open discussion.

We are grateful to NERA for graciously providing financial support for the workshop.

For more information, please contact Maher Said ( or Paul Scott (

Date & Location

Friday, September 8th, 2017

Tisch Hall
NYU Stern School of Business
40 West 4th Street

Map to NYU Stern


Past IO Days

2016, September 9th: Program

2015, September 18th: Program; Participants

2014, September 12th: Program; Participants: Photos

2013, September 6th: Program

2012, September 7th: Program; Participants

2011, September 16th: Program; Participants

2010, September 10th: Program; Participants

2009, September 18th: Program; Participants

2008, September 12th: Program: Participants

2007, September 14th: Program; Participants

2006, September 15th: Program; Participants

2005, September 16th: Program; Participants

2004, September 17th: Program; Participants

2003, September 19th: Program