Digital Economics Conference 2018

Digital Economics Conference 2018

About

The Microsoft Research Economics Group holds an annual conference of varying themes. Previous years have covered market design, machine learning-based econometrics, and economics at tech companies. The 2018 Digital Economics Conference will be held in Washington, DC and focus on the social impacts of technology in four important areas: financial tech, health, news, and politics. Each panel will have one paper highlighting the potentially transformative benefits of technology and another highlighting potential dangers. Panelists will include academics and others from more applied backgrounds to dive deeper into each topic. We will also have a keynote on transportation technology from Michael Schwarz (Chief Economist of Microsoft).

Program Committee Members

David Rothschild
Glen Weyl

Agenda


Thursday, November 15, 2018


Time

Speakers

10:00 AM–12:00 PM Health
Ziad Obermeyer (Paper)
Mike Geruso (Paper)
Emily Oster (Panelist)
Niels Rosenquist (Panelist)
12:00 PM–1:00 PM Lunch
Vitalik Buterin (Speaker)
1:00 PM–3:00 PM News
Gregory Martin (Paper)
Hunt Allcott (Paper)
Markus Mobius (Panelist)
Lili Mason (Panelist)
3:00 PM–3:30 PM Break
3:30 PM–5:30 PM Politics
Marc Meredith (Paper)
Yair Ghitza (Panelist)
Andrew Guess (Paper)
Sunshine Hillygus (Panelist)
5:30 PM–7:00 PM Reception

Friday, November 16, 2018


Time

Speakers

10:00 AM–12:00 PM Fin Tech
Susan Athey (Paper)
Jacob Leshno (Paper)
Nicole Immorlica (Panelist)
Zooko Wilcox-O’Hearn (Panelist)
12:00 PM–1:00 PM Lunch
Michael Schwarz (Speaker)