Gatton Research Excellence Series
Felipe Benguria, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Perspectives on the US--China Trade War
In this talk, Felipe Benguria will give an overview of his research on the US-China trade war, and address questions such as: How did the trade war impact US and Chinese firms? Was the trade war an uncertainty shock? How have China's state-owned firms shaped the trade war's impact?
Nargess Golshan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Applications of Machine Learning in Accounting Research
In this talk, Nargess Golshan will discuss how she uses machine learning to shed light on aspects of firms’ disclosures that are not always perceptible to human readers or listeners. Examples of the applications in her current research agenda include inferring CEOs’ depression from their vocal acoustic features during earnings conference calls and identifying topics discussed in corporate sustainability reports using NLP models.
Yunke Mai, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
What Businesses Can Learn From Evolutionary Game Theory
Originally used to examine how genetic traits persist, evolutionary game theory has drawn the interest of researchers from diverse backgrounds ranging from economics, sociology to anthropology. The presentation will focus on extending the application of evolutionary game theory models to managing the operations of innovative business models such as on-demand service platforms and free-to-play online games.
David Sovich, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Household Debt: Facts and Theories
There is more than $15 trillion in household debt in the United States. Sovich provides a broad overview of the theoretical and empirical literature on household debt. Focus is placed on the composition of household debt in the United States, consumer choice, contract design, and macroeconomic implications.
Mikhail Wolfson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Cyclists, Surgeons, and Soldiers: Team Dynamics in Action
What do cyclists, surgeons, and soldiers have in common? In this talk, Wolfson will discuss findings from several studies that inform how different organizations leverage various forms of team dynamics to improve team processes and team effectiveness.
Friday, March 4, 2022
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
- Gatton 383
- Graduate / Professional Students, Faculty / Staff