Strategy Seminar Series


The UCLA Anderson Strategy Area seminars are held on Fridays 1:30 pm – 3:00 p.m. at the UCLA Anderson School of Management (unless otherwise noted). Below is the calendar for upcoming events and general information about the speaker. Please click on: the dates for announcement flyers, the title to download the paper being presented (papers may not be avaiable to the public), and the speaker’s name for a link to their website. If you have any questions or would like to know the schedule availability of the speaker please contact

Date Speaker Title

January 10, 2020

Milena Almagro Garcia
(New York University)

Location Sorting and Endogenous Amenities: Evidence from Amsterdam

January 17, 2020

Adina Sterling 
(Stanford University)

Pre-Employment and the Early Career: Race and the Pursuit of Tryouts

February 28, 2020

Emilie Feldman 
(The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania)


April 10, 2020

Florian Ederer
(Yale University)

Killer Acquisitions 

May 8, 2020

Ben Handle
(University of California, Berkeley)

The Social Determinants of Choice Quality: Evidence from Health Insurance in the Netherlands

Date Speaker Title

November 8, 2019

Caroline Flammer
Boston University

Improving the Corporate Governance of Non- Profits and the Implications for their Social Impact: Evidence from a Randomized Program in Healthcare in the Democratic Republic of Congo

November 1, 2019

Tim Folta 
University of Connecticut

Regulatory Impediments and Redeployability of Physical Assets 

October 25, 2019

Kira Stearns 

Failing to Terminate: The Effect of Negative Feedback on Investment in Innovation 

February 22, 2019 Olav Sorenson
Yale University
The Long-Term Income Consequences of Joining Young Firms
February 1, 2019 Ashvin Gandhi
Harvard University
Picking Your Patients: Selective Admissions in the Nursing Home Industry
January 25, 2019 Jennifer Kao
Harvard University
Charted Territory: Evidence from Mapping the Cancer Genome and R&D Decisions in the Pharmaceutical Industry
January 18, 2019 Audrey Guo
Stanford University
The Effects of Unemployment Insurance Taxation on Multi-Establishment Firms
January 11, 2019 Brian Wu
University of Michigan
Industry Evolution and Value Chain Climbing in the Chinese Economy
May 18, 2018

Shane Greenstein
Harvard University

Ideological Segregation among Collaborators: Evidence from Wikipedians
April 27, 2018 Ariel Rubinstein 
Tel Aviv University
My Journey in the World of Response Time. The Typology of Player: Between Instinctive and Contemplative  (Joint with Behavioral Decision Making Group)
February 5, 2018   Christopher Poliquin 
Harvard Business School
The Impact of Mass Shooting on Gun Policy
February 2, 2018 Raviv Murciano-Goroff 
Stanford University
Missing Women in Tech: The Labor Market for Highly Skilled Software Engineers
January 29, 2018 Daniel Waldinger 
Targeting In-Kind Transfers Through Market Design: A Revealed Preference Analysis of Public Housing Allocation
January 19, 2018 Linyi Zhang 
Northwestern University
Escaping Chinese Import Competition? Evidence from U.S. Firm Innovation
November 3, 2017 Jeffrey Kuhn
University of North Carolina
Property Rights and Frictions in the Sale of Patents
October 20, 2017 Rahul Kapoor
University of Pennsylvania
Two Faces of Value Creation in Business Ecosystems: Leveraging
Complementarities and Managing Interdependencies
October 6, 2017 Christopher Sullivan
University of Wisconsin
The Ice Cream Split: Empirically Distinguishing Price and Product Space Collusion