SI 2020 Personnel Economics

Mitchell Hoffman and Kathryn L. Shaw, Organizers

July 22-23, 2020


Conference Code of Conduct

Wednesday, July 22
Format: 30-40 minutes for the presentation (at the discretion of the author), followed by 5-15 minutes of Q and A. We recommend presenters limit their presentation to 30 minutes to leave time for questions and discussion, but we understand if some authors would like more questions along the way.
Participants should use the raise hand function during the Q and A period and ask the questions themselves after being called on. During the presentation, we encourage people to ask questions in the chat box, and then receive a response from the coauthors and/or have the moderator interrupt the speaker to ask the question.

1:00 pm
Barbara Biasi, Yale University and NBER
Heather Sarsons, University of British Columbia and NBER

Flexible Wages, Bargaining, and the Gender Gap
Moderator: Nicole Fortin, University of British Columbia and NBER
2:00 pm
Lamar Pierce, Washington University in St. Loius
Alex Rees-Jones, University of Pennsylvania and NBER
Charlotte Blank, Maritz, LLC

The Negative Consequences of Loss-Framed Performance Incentives
Moderator: Peter Kuhn, University of California at Santa Barbara and NBER
3:00 pm
Eliza Forsythe, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Lisa B. Kahn, University of Rochester and NBER
Fabian Lange, McGill University and NBER
David G. Wiczer, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta & IZA

Labor Demand in the Time of COVID-19: Evidence from Vacancy Postings and UI Claims
Moderator: Kevin Lang, Boston University and NBER
4:00 pm
Ekaterina S. Jardim, University of Washington
Gary Solon, University of Michigan and NBER
Jacob L. Vigdor, University of Washington and NBER

How Prevalent Is Downward Rigidity in Nominal Wages? Evidence from Payroll Records in Washington State (slides)
Moderator: Shulamit Kahn, Boston University and NBER
5:00 pm
Thursday, July 23
11:00 am
Jill Grennan, University of California, Berkeley
Roni Michaely, University of Hong Kong

Artificial Intelligence and High-Skilled Work: Evidence from Analysts (slides)
Moderator: William Kerr, Harvard University and NBER
12:00 pm
Andrew C. Johnston

Teacher Preferences, Working Conditions, and Compensation Structure
Moderator: Victor Lavy, University of Warwick and NBER
2:00 pm
Florian Englmaier, University of Munich
Jose Galdon-Sanchez, Universidad Publica de Navarra
Ricard Gil, Queen's University
Michael Kaiser, LMU Munich

Management Practices and Firm Performance During the Great Recession - Evidence from Spanish Survey Data (slides)
Moderator: Kathryn Shaw, Stanford University and NBER
3:00 pm
Stephen Hansen, University College London
Tejas Ramdas, Cornell University
Raffaella Sadun, Harvard University and NBER

The Changing Nature of the CEO Job (slides)
Moderator: Ulrike Malmendier, University of California at Berkeley and NBER
4:00 pm
Bo Cowgill, Columbia University
Fabrizio Dell'Acqua, Harvard Business School
Augustin Chaintreau, Columbia University
Sam Deng, Columbia University
Daniel Hsu, Columbia University
Nakul Verma, Columbia University

Biased Programmers? Or Biased Data? A Field Experiment in Operationalizing AI Ethics
Moderator: Mitchell Hoffman, University of Toronto and NBER
5:00 pm

Happy Hour