IZA - Conference Program


IZA Workshop: Economics of Leadership

Organizers: Nicholas Bloom (Stanford University), Amanda H. Goodall (IZA), Antoinette Schoar (MIT and IZA)
Location:Cambridge, MA, USA
Date:August 02, 2012 - August 03, 2012

Event Manager:

Elke Henn (IZA)


Thursday, August 02:

08:30 - 09:00   Breakfast
08:45 - 09:00   Welcoming Remarks
09:00 - 10:45   Session A: What Leaders Do
09:00 - 09:25   Nicholas Bloom (Stanford University)
  "Why CEOs Are Needed to Drive Change"
09:25 - 09:50   Maria Guadalupe (Columbia University and IZA), Hongyi Li (MIT), Julie Wulf (Harvard Business School)
  "Who Lives in the C-Suite: The Division of Labor in Top Management"
09:50 - 10:15   Raffaella Sadun (Harvard Business School), Oriana Bandiera (LSE), Andrea Prat (Columbia and LSE)
  "Managerial Capital at the Top: Evidence from CEOs Use of Time"
10:15 - 10:45   Discussion
10:45 - 11:05   Break
11:05 - 12:25   Session B: Supervisors and Senior Managers
11:05 - 11:30   Jan Sauermann (Maastricht University and IZA), Ben Kriechel (ROA, Maastricht University and IZA)
  "Under Pressure: Supervisor's Role in Implicit Targets and Effort"
11:30 - 11:55   Christopher Stanton (University of Utah), Edward Lazear (Stanford University and IZA), Kathryn Shaw (Stanford University and IZA)
  "The Value of Bosses"
11:55 - 12:25   Discussion
12:30 - 13:45   Lunch
13:45 - 15:30   Session C: Education
13:45 - 14:10   Roland Fryer (Harvard University)
  "Injecting Successful Charter School Strategies into Traditional Public Schools: Early Results from an Experiment in Houston"
14:10 - 14:35   Eric A. Hanushek (Stanford University), Gregory Branch (University of Texas at Dallas), Steven Rivkin (University of Illinois at Chicago)
  "Estimating the Effect of Leaders on Public Sector Productivity: The Case of School Principals"
14:35 - 15:00   Bruce A. Weinberg (Ohio State University and IZA), Xu Lin (Wayne State University)
  "Popular Peers' Effects"
15:00 - 15:30   Discussion
15:30 - 15:45   Break
15:45 - 17:30   Session D: Characteristics of Leaders
15:45 - 16:10   Steven Kaplan (University of Chicago), Mark Klebanov (Ziff Brothers Investments), Morten Sorensen (Columbia University)
  "Which CEO Characteristics and Abilities Matter?"
16:10 - 16:35   Amanda H. Goodall (IZA), Ganna Pogrebna (University of Sheffield)
  "Expert Leaders in a fast Moving Environment"
16:35 - 17:00   Luigi Guiso (Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance), Aldo Rustichini (University of Minnesota)
  "Understanding the Size and Profitability of Firms: The Role of a Biological Factor"
17:00 - 17:30   Discussion
18:30       Dinner

Friday, August 03:

08:00 - 08:30   Breakfast
08:30 - 09:40   Session E: Gender and CEOs
08:30 - 08:55   Amalia Miller (University of Virginia), David Matsa (Northwestern University)
  "A Female Style in Corporate Leadership? Evidence from Quotas"
08:55 - 09:20   Luca Flabbi (Georgetown University and IZA), Mario Macis (Johns Hopkins University and IZA), Fabiano Schivardi (University of Cagliari)
  "Do Female Executives Make a Difference? The Impact of Female Leadership on Firm Performance and Gender Gaps in Wages and Promotions."
09:20 - 09:40   Discussion
09:40 - 09:50   Break
09:50 - 11:30   Session F: Why CEOs Matter
09:50 - 10:15   Francisco Perez-Gonzalez (Stanford University), Daniel Wolfenzon (Columbia University), Morten Bennedsen (INSEAD)
  "Evaluating the Impact of The Boss: Evidence from CEO Hospitalization Events"
10:15 - 10:40   Antoinette Schoar (MIT and IZA), Luo Zuo (MIT)
  "Shaped by Booms and Busts: How the Economy Impacts CEO Careers and Management Styles"
10:40 - 11:05   Eric Van den Steen (Harvard Business School)
  "The Role of Leaders in Strategy Formulation"
11:05 - 11:30   Discussion
11:30 - 11:45   Wrap-up


Ajit Appari (Darthmouth College)
Nicholas Bloom (Stanford University and IZA)
Joe Doyle (MIT)
Luca Flabbi (Georgetown University and IZA)
Roland Fryer (Harvard University)
Robert Gibbons (MIT and IZA)
Amanda Goodall (IZA)
Maria Guadalupe (Columbia University and IZA)
Luigi Guiso (Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance)
Eric Hanushek (Stanford University)
Steven Kaplan (University of Chicago)
Xu Lin (Wayne State University, Detroit)
Mario Macis (Johns Hopkins University and IZA)
Andrey Malenko (MIT)
Amalia Miller (University of Virginia)
Andrew Oswald (IZA and Warwick University)
Francisco Perez-Gonzalez (Stanford University)
Raffaella Sadun (Harvard Business School)
Jan Sauermann (ROA, Maastricht University and IZA)
Antoinette Schoar (MIT and IZA)
Kathryn Shaw (Stanford University and IZA)
Donald Siegel (University at Albany, SUNY)
Christopher Stanton (University of Utah)
Eric Van den Steen (Harvard Business School)
Bruce Weinberg (Ohio State University and IZA)
Daniel Wolfenzon (Columbia University)
Julie Wulf (Harvard Business School)