AFFECT promotes a level playing field and expresses solidarity with everyone who is unfairly affected by existing attitudes and treatment. We are proponents of providing avenues of expression for underrepresented groups with a goal to have their voices heard enabling meaningful and durable changes to the status quo. The AFFECT leadership stands against racial injustice and is committed to promoting equality for all. We welcome your ideas of how we can connect scholars for research, support, and community-building to forge a more level playing field in our profession and at large, especially in these challenging times.
REMINDER: Friday, June 12 from 11:00-12:20 PM EST WEBINAR
A Discussion of COVID-19 and Academic Career Management
Chair: Wei Jiang, Columbia Business School
- Isha Agarwal, UBC Sauder School of Business
- Stefano DellaVigna, Berkeley
- Sabrina Howell, NYU
- Nadya Malenko, Boston College
The panelists will discuss a variety of issues related to the impact of COVID-19 on career progress of junior scholars. They will share their own thoughts and experience on the best practice and strategies in this unusual time.
- How can junior scholars, especially women, promote their work and manage their own visibility in the virtual world? How can we retain intellectual exchange with very limited human contact?
- How will the new work format affect our research productivity? How does the answer depend on family structure (which is correlated with gender)? How do we view the recent research on the disparity impact for men and women?
- What are the tips for time management and daily prioritization while working from home, especially for junior scholars with young children?
- The COVID-19 shock has already spurred a wave of new research. As a community how should we rationalize and leverage the research opportunities?
AFFECT Virtual Conference on Tuesday, June 16 from 2:00-3:30 PM EST
Artificial Intelligence, Firm Growth, and Industry Concentration
- Tania Babina, Columbia University
- Anastassia Fedyk, University of California, Berkeley
- Alex He, University of Maryland
- James Hodson, Jozef Stefan International Postgraduate School
Big Fish in Small Ponds: Human Capital Mobility and the Rise of Boutique Banks
- Janet Gao, Indiana University
- Wenyu Wang, Indiana University
- Xiaoyun Yu, Indiana University
Income, Liquidity, and the Consumption Response to the 2020 Economic Stimulus Payments
- Scott R. Baker, Northwestern University
- R.A. Farrokhnia, Columbia Business School
- Steffen Meyer, University of Southern Denmark
- Michaela Pagel, Columbia Business School
- Constantine Yannelis, University of Chicago
Thomas Philippon, New York University
Laura Starks, University of Texas at Austin
Marco Di Maggio, Harvard Business School
Victoria Ivashina, Harvard Business School and
Heather Tookes, Yale University