HBS Strategy Research Conference

November 2-3, 2012

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Friday sessions will be held in Hawes Hall 101

Nov 02
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Welcome Lunch

Hawes Hall

1:30 - 3:00 PM

Healthcare Session

"Mandate-Based Health Reform and the Labor Market: Evidence from the Massachusetts Reform"

Jonathan Kolstad (The Wharton School) and Amanda Kowalski (Yale)


"Private Information and Insurance Rejections"

Nathaniel Hendren (Harvard University and NBER)


Discussants: Raffaella Sadun (Harvard Business School) and John Friedman (Harvard Kennedy School)

3:00 - 3:10 PM


Competitiveness Session

3:10 - 4:30 PM

"Why are Some Regions More Innovative than Others? The Role of Firm Size Diversity"

Ajay Agrawal (University of Toronto), Alberto Galasso (University of Toronto), Iain Cockbum (Boston University) and Alexander Oettl (Georgia Tech)


"Estimating the Impact of Trade and Offshoring on American Workers Using the Current Population Surveys"

Ann Harrison (Wharton and NBER), Avraham Ebenstien (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Margaret McMillan (Tufts University and NBER), and Shannon Phillips (Boston College)


Discussants: Heidi Williams (MIT) and Juan Alcacer (Harvard Business School)

4:30 - 4:40 PM


​4:40 - 6:00 PM

Competitiveness Panel

Participants: Erik Brynjolfsson (MIT)
Mark Edwards (Opportunity Nation)
Steve Tolman (AFL-CIO)
Moderator: Jan Rivkin (Harvard Business School)
6:15 - 7:00 PM


Kresge Faculty Club Library

7:00 - 9:00 PM


Kresge North Terrace

Saturday sessions will be held in Hawes Hall 101

Nov 03
8:30 - 9 AM

Continental Breakfast

Environment Session

9 - 10:40 AM

"The Effects of Environmental Regulation on the Competitiveness of U.S. Manufacturing"

Michael Greenstone (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Chad Syverson (University of Chicago) and John List (University of Chicago)


"Public Procurement and the Private Supply of Green Buildings"

Michael Toffel (Harvard Business School) and Tim Simcoe (Boston University)


Discussants: Rebecca Henderson (Harvard Business School) and Hunt Allcott (NYU)

10:40 - 10:50 AM


10:50 AM - 12:20 PM

Environment Panel​​

Participants: George Baker (HBS and Fox Islands Wind Project)

Mindy Lubber - Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies (Ceres)

Anthony Mansell - International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)

Moderator: Michael Toffel (Harvard Business School)

12:20 - 12:50 PM

"Closing Discussion & Farewell"


12:50 - 2 PM

Box Lunch