Conferences & workshop

Conference on Finance, Labor and Inequality

Friday, 17 June 2022

8:30-8:55 Registration

8:55-9:00 Welcome address

Session 1: Risk Sharing in Firms

Chair: Marco Pagano (University of Naples Federico II and CSEF)

9:00-9:45 Sabrina Howell (New York University)
“Do Cash Windfalls Affect Wages? Evidence from R&D Grants to Small Firms” (joint with J. David Brown)
Discussant: David Matsa (Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University)

9:45-10:30 Michael Sockin (The University of Texas at Austin)

“Variable Pay and Risk Sharing between Firms and Workers” (joint with Jason Sockin)
Discussant: Fabiano Schivardi (LUISS and EIEF)

10:30-10:50 Coffee break

Session 2: Women’s Careers and Entrepreneurship

Chair: Paige Ouimet (Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina)

10:50-11:35 Ting Xu (Darden School of Business, University of Virginia)
“The Effect of Child Care Access on Women’s Careers and Firm Performance” (joint with Elena Simintzi, and Sheng-Jun Xu)
Discussant: Annalisa Scognamiglio (University of Naples Federico II and CSEF)

11:35-12:20 Maddalena Ronchi (Bocconi University)
“Early exposure to entrepreneurship and the creation of female entrepreneurs (joint with Mikkel Baggesgaard, and Ronchi Viola Salvestrini)
Discussant: Camille Hebert (Rotman School of Business, University of Toronto)

12:20-13:20 Lunch

Session 3: Labor Negotiations and Unemployment

Chair: Fabiano Schivardi (LUISS and EIEF)

13:20-14:05 Alessio Piccolo (Kelley School of Business, Indiana University)
“Financial Resilience in Labor Negotiations” (joint with Roberto Pinto)
Discussant: Elena Simintzi (Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina)

14:05-14:50 Gordon Phillips (Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College)
“Can the Unemployed Borrow? Implications for Public Insurance” (joint with J. Carter Braxton, and Kyle Herkenhoff)
Discussant: Pat Akey (Rotman School of Business, University of Toronto)

14:50-15:10 Coffee break

Session 4: Human Capital and Talent Discovery

Chair: David Matsa (Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University)

15:10-15:55 Basil Williams (New York University)
“Incentive Design for Talent Discovery” (joint with Erik Madsen and Andrzej Skrzypacz)
Discussant: Paolo Fulghieri (Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina)

15:55-16:40 Erik Mayer (Southern Methodist University)
“Can Human Capital Explain Income-based Disparities in Financial Services?” (joint with Ruidi Huang, James S. Linck and Christopher A. Parsons)
Discussant: Roberto Pinto (Lancaster University)

19:30 Dinner

Saturday, 18 June 2022

Session 5: Pay Inequality

Chair: Andrew Ellul (Kelley School of Business, Indiana University)

9:15-10:00 Alexandra Roulet (INSEAD)
“Private Equity and Pay Gaps Inside the Firm” (joint with Lily Fang, and Jim Goldman)
Discussant: Joacim Tåg (Research Institute of Industrial Economics)

10:00-10:45 Jan Bena (Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia)
“Owner Culture and Pay Inequality within Firms” (joint with Guangli Lu, and Iris Wang)
Discussant: Paige Ouimet (Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina)

10:45-11:05 Coffee break

Session 6: Labor Rigidities and Firm Growth

Chair: Annalisa Scognamiglio (University of Naples Federico II and CSEF)

11:05-11:50 Edoardo Maria Acabbi (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
“The Financial Channels of Labor Rigidities: Evidence from Portugal” (joint with Ettore Panetti and Alessandro Sforza)
Discussant: Isaac Hacamo (Kelley School of Business, Indiana University)

11:50-12:35 Julien Sauvagnat (Bocconi University)
“Hiring Difficulties and Firms’ Growth” (joint with Thomas Le Barbanchon and Maddalena Ronchi)
Discussant: Spyridon Lagaras (Katz Business School, University of Pittsburgh)

12:35-13:35 Lunch

 Allocated time:

Author: 25 minutes
Discussant: 10 minutes
Floor discussion: 10 minutes

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