Social & Political Economics Conference 2020

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Social & Political Economics Conference

The Sharing/Gig Economy

April 24–25, 2020

Please join us for the fourth annual conference in the Social and Political Economics series, a joint endeavor of the Economics Department of Johns Hopkins University’s Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

The theme of this year’s conference is “The Sharing/Gig Economy.” Speakers from leading universities and from the industry, with expertise in disciplines including economics, marketing, and operation research, will make presentations during the two-day event.


Conference organizers



Friday, April 24

8:30 – 9:20 a.m. Breakfast
9:20 – 9:30 a.m. Opening Remarks
Valerie Suslow, Vice Dean for Faculty and Research
9:30 – 10:10 a.m. Michael Schwarz
Will remote work turn most of us into gig economy workers?
10:10 – 10:50 a.m. Vineet Kumar
10:50 – 11:20 a.m. Coffee break
11:20 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Jonathan Hall
12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00 – 2:40 p.m. Hanna Halaburda
2:40 – 3:20 p.m. Jacob Leshno
3:20 – 3:50 p.m. Coffee break
3:50 – 4:30 p.m. Daniela Saban
4:30 – 5:10 p.m. Scott Kominers

Saturday, April 25

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:30 – 10:10 a.m. Avi Goldfarb
10:10 – 10:50 a.m. Itay Fainmesser
Digital Privacy | view paper →
10:50 – 11:20 a.m. Coffee break
11:20 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Steve Tadelis


Carey Business School Baltimore campus

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School is in the Legg Mason Tower (100 International Drive, Baltimore, MD 21202), a 24-story glass high-rise in the Harbor East area of Baltimore. Harbor East is home to many upscale restaurants, hotels, and shops, and it is within easy walking distance (less than a half-mile) of the historic waterfront neighborhood of Fells Point, a major tourist attraction. Three major airports serve the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. The Amtrak Baltimore Penn Station is nearby.

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