Selected faculty presentations and honors

MIKE BURKE, professor of management, virtually presented his paper “Applied Psychological Contributions to Occupational Safety: Industrial Revolution to Post-Cold War” at the 32nd International Congress of Psychology, which took place in Prague in July 2021. Burke holds the Earl P. and Ethel B. Koerner Chair in Business, the Lawrence Martin Chair in Business and the Charles Atwood Professorship.

amanda heitz

AMANDA HEITZ, assistant professor of finance, recently presented her solo-authored paper “The Long-Run Benefits of Losing Failed Bank Auctions” at Tulane University (April 2021), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (April 2021) and the Financial Management Association (November 2021). She also presented the paper “Bank Stress Tests, Private Information Production, and Price Informativeness,” co-authored with BARRETT WHEELER, assistant professor of accounting, at the Joint Virtual Workshop by the Research Group of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, Deutsche Bundesbank and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (April 2021); Northern Finance Association (October 2021); 2021 Federal Reserve Stress Testing Research Conference (October 2021); and the Financial Management Association (October 2021). Wheeler also presented the paper at the 2021 FARS Midyear Meeting (January 2021), the St. Louis Federal Reserve and Indiana University Workshop on Financial Institutions Research (August 2021), and the 31st Annual Conference on Financial Economics and Accounting (November 2021). Both “The Long-Run Benefits of Losing Failed Bank Auctions” and “Bank Stress Tests, Private Information Production, and Price Informativeness” were semi-finalists for the Financial Management Association’s Best Paper Award in Financial Institutions and Markets.

Mathias KronlundMATHIAS KRONLUND, assistant professor of finance, presented his paper “The Role of Assets in Place: Loss of Market Exclusivity and Investment,” co-authored with Matt Higgins, Ji Min Park and Joshua Pollet, at the Western Finance Association annual conference in June 2021.

JASON SANDVIK, assistant professor of finance, presented five papers at recent conferences. With JASMIJN BOL, professor of accounting, and LISA LAVIERS, assistant professor of accounting, he presented “The Creativity Contest: A Field Experiment on Eliciting Employee Creativity” at the 2020 Utah Experimental Economics Conference. With LaViers, he presented “The Effect of Workplace Gender Diversity Disclosures on Job Search Decisions” at the 2021 Journal of Accounting Research Registered Reports Conferences. With Anya Mkrtchyan and Vivi Zhu, he presented “CEO Activism and Firm Value” at the 2021 Drexel Corporate Governance Conference, the 2021 Western Finance Association Annual Meeting, and the University of North Texas Seminar Series. With Richard Saouma, Nathan Seegert and Chris Stanton, he presented “Treatment and Selection Effects of Formal Workplace Mentorship Programs” at the 2021 Financial Management Association Recent Research Session and the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. And with Raghu Rau and Theo Vermaelen, he presented “Are Women Undervalued? Board Gender Diversity and IPO Underpricing” at the 2021 Financial Management Association Annual Meeting. That paper was a semi-finalist for best corporate governance paper.

LARA WHITE, professor of practice in business and legal studies, co-chaired the ABA Women in Litigation Joint CLE Conference in Boston from Nov. 17-19. She also moderated the plenary panel “A Tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” in which several of Justice Ginsburg’s former law clerks spoke on her career and impact. She also recorded a recent podcast episode with Beth Kaufman, current chair of the Litigation Section of the ABA, in which they discussed the section’s support of women in the profession and promoted the conference as well as the Diverse Trial Lawyers Academy that follows it.


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