SICS - Summer Institute in Competitive Strategy

Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley


Sponsored by

Institute for Business Innovation (IBI), University of California Berkeley

Liang Guo
Przemyslaw Jeziorski


Monday, June 10, 2024

6:30 - 8:30pm

Reception, Faculty Club

Tuesday, June 11

9:00 - 10:20am

"The Challenges of Deploying an Algorithmic Pricing Tool: Evidence from Airbnb"

Mohsen Foroughifar (Carnegie-Mellon University) and Nitin Mehta (University of Toronto)


Discussant: Andrey Fradkin (Boston University)

10:40 - 12:00pm

"Retail Media and Manufacturer Response"

W. Jason Choi (University of Maryland), Kinshuk Jerath (Columbia University), and Amin Sayedi (University of Washington)


Discussant: Yue Wu (University of Pittsburgh)

1:30 - 2:50pm

"Identity and Economic Incentives"

Kwabena Donkor (Stanford University), Lorenz Goettey (National University of Singapore), Maximilian W. Müller (Toulouse School of Economics), Eugen Dimant (University of Pennsylvania), and Michael Kurschilgen (UniDistance Suisse)


Discussant: Zhenling Jiang (University of Pennsylvania)

3:10 - 4:30pm

"A Model of Dynamic In-Consumption Social Interactions"

Michelle Y. Lu (China Europe International Business School), and Ji Shen (Peking University)


Discussant: Harry Zihao Zhou (University College, London)

Wednesday, June 12

9:00 - 10:20am

"Communicating Attribute Importance under Competition"

Jae-Yun Lee (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), Jiwoong Shin (Yale University), and Jungju Yu (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)


Discussant: Elie Ofek (Harvard University)

10:40 - 12:00pm

"Price Competition Under Information (Dis)Advantage"

Nan Chen (National University of Singapore) and Hsin-Tien Tsai (National University of Singapore)


Discussant: Soheil Ghili (Yale University)

1:30 - 2:50pm

"Privacy and Polarization: An Inference-Based Framework"

Tommaso Bondi (Cornell Tech), Omid Rafieian (Cornell Tech), and Yunfei (Jesse) Yao (Chinese University of Hong Kong)


Discussant: Steven M. Shugan (University of Florida)

3:10 - 4:30pm

"Misinformation and Mistrust: The Equilibrium Effects of Fake Reviews on"

Ashvin Gandhi (UCLA), and Brett Hollenbeck (UCLA)


Discussant: Xiang Hui (Washington University, St. Louis)

Thursday, June 13

9:00 - 10:20am

"Strategic Conformity in Affiliate Marketing"

Itay Fainmesser (Johns Hopkins University), and Xudong Zheng (Johns Hopkins University)


Discussant: Dmitri Kuksov (University of Texas, Dallas)

10:40 - 12:00pm

"Fintech Failure: Examining B2B and B2C Solutions for Two-Sided Platform Adoption"

Shreya Kankanhalli (Cornell University), Stephen J. Anderson (Texas A&M University), Leonardo Iacovone (World Bank), and Sridhar Narayanan (Stanford University)


Discussant: Yingkang Xie (Washington University, St. Louis)

1:30 - 2:50pm

"Influencers: To Grow or To Monetize"

Cristina Nistor (Chapman University), Matthew Selove (Chapman University), and J. Miguel Villas-Boas (University of California, Berkeley)


Discussant: Mengze Shi (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

3:10 - 4:30pm

"Opposing Influences of YouTube Influencers: Purchase and Usage Effects in the Video Game Industry"

Nan Li (Tongji University), Avery Haviv (University of Rochester), and Mitch Lovett (University of Rochester)


Discussant: Navdeep Sahni (Stanford University)


Conference Dinner - Faculty Club

Friday, June 14

9:00 - 10:20am

"The Effect of Quality Disclosure on Firm Entry and Exit Dynamics: Evidence from Online Review Platforms"

Ying Bao (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), Limin Fang (University of British Columbia), and Matthew Osborne (University of Toronto)


Discussant: Xinyao Kong (University of Texas, Dallas)

10:40 - 12:00pm

"The Value and Synergies of Pharmaceutical Alliances in FDA Approvals: Estimating A Semi-parametric Two-Sided Matching Model of Alliance Formation and Innovation"

Ahmed Khwaja (University of Cambridge), Rebeca Mendez-Duron (Universitat de les Illes Balears), and Liang Zhao (University of Cambridge)


Discussant: Sylvia Hristakeva (Cornell University)

1:30 - 2:50pm

"To Each Their Own: Personalized Product Offerings in Competition"

Jinzhao Du (University of Hong Kong), and Z. Eddie Ning (University of British Columbia)


Discussant: Woochoel Shin (University of Florida)

3:10 - 4:30pm

"Demand Estimation with Text and Image Data"

Giovanni Compiani (University of Chicago), Ilya Morozov (Northwestern University), and Stephan Seiler (Imperial College)


Discussant: Yuyan Wang (Stanford University)


Drinks at the Faculty Club