Agenda and Session Videos

Below is a list of the sessions from the confence and videos from each session.

Session 1: Finding Motivation

“Motivating Collusion”
Facilitator: Giorgo Sertsios, Universidad de los Andes, Chile

  • Sangeun Ha, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Fangyuan Ma, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Alminas Zaldokas, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

“The Market for CEOs”
Facilitator: Lea Stern, University of Washington

  • Peter Cziraki, University of Toronto
  • Dirk Jenter, London School of Economics

Session 2: Activism and the Environment

“Environmental Externalities of Activism”
Facilitator: Michael Wittry, Ohio State University

  • Pat Akey, University of Toronto 
  • Ian Appel, Boston College


“The Real Effects of Environmental Activist Investing​”
Facilitator: Matthew Gustafson, Penn State University

  • S. Lakshmi Naaraayanan, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Kunal Sacheva, Rice University
  • Varun Sharma, London Business School

Session 3: Recovery from Crisis

“Gig Labor: Trading Safety Nets for Steering Wheels”
Facilitator: Cindy Soo, University of Michigan

  • Slava Fos, Boston College
  • Naser Hamdi, Equifax Inc.
  • Ankit Kalda, Indiana University 
  • Joran Nickerson, Boston College

“Human Capital Investment After the Storm”
Facilitator: Constantine Yanellis, University of Chicago

  • Stephen Billings, CU Boulder
  • Emily Gallagher, CU Boulder
  • Lowell Rickets, St.Louis Fed

 - Presenting author