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 Time
April 19, 2024 Deepak Hedge (NYU)  1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
April 26, 2024 Isaac Tucker (UCLA, Ph.D.)  1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
May 3, 2024 Yiyang Zeng (UCLA, Ph.D.)  1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
May 17, 2024 Zoe Cullen (HBS)  1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
May 24, 2024 Xiang Ding (Georgetown)  1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
May 31, 2024 Richard Li (UCLA, Ph.D.) 
Hillary Cookler (UCLA, Ph.D.)
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.


Date Speaker
January 12, 2024  Hong Luo (HBS) 
January 26, 2024  Christopher Esposito (UCLA) 
February 2, 2024 Jordan Siegel (University of Michigan) 
February 9, 2024 Isabel Fernandez Mateo (London Business School) (UCLA)
February 16, 2024 Victor Bennett (University of Utah) 
March 1, 2024 David Arnold (UCSD) 
March 8, 2024 Yiyang Zeng (UCLA PhD) 
March 15, 2024 Ambar La Forgia (Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley) 


Date Speaker
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 Rodolphe Durand (HEC)
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 Joshua Gans (Rotman))
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 Leemore Dafny (HBS)
Friday, February 17, 2023 Hillary Cookler and Charu Gupta (UCLA Anderson)
Wednesday, February 22, 2023 Nathan Wilmers (MIT Sloan)
Friday, March 3, 2023 Camellia Cheng and Isaac Tucker (UCLA Anderson)
Friday, March 10, 2023 Alex MacKay (HBS)
Wednesday, March 15, 2023 Zarek Brot-Goldberg (Harris)
April 5, 2023 Josh Feng (Utah)
April 25, 2023 Yizhou Jin (Toronto)
May 1, 2023 Tingyu Du (UCLA)
May 17, 2023 Jasmina Chauvin (Georgetown)
May 22, 2023 David Holtz (Berkeley)
June 3, 2023 Yung-Hsu Tsui (UCLA)
September 15, 2023  Yung-Hsu Tsu (UCLA) 
September 27, 2023  Tingyu Du  
October 6, 2023 Liran Einav (Stanford)
October 13, 2023 Tingyu Du (UCLA)
October 20, 2023 Charu Gupta (UCLA)
November 3, 2023 David Arnold (UCSD)
November 8, 2023 Lamar Pierce (WashU)
December 1, 2023 Liz Lyons (UCSD)
December 8, 2023 Ethan Mollick (Wharton)


Date Speaker Title
April 22, 2022 Nick Bloom (Stanford)
May 6, 2022 Tom Wollmann (Chicago Booth)
May 20, 2022 Yiyang Zeng and Yung-Hsu Tsui (UCLA
May 27, 2022 Prasanna Tambe (Wharton)
June 3, 2022 Ines Black (Duke Fuqua)
Friday, Oct 7, 2022 Raj Choudhury (HBS)
Wednesday, Oct 26 Gustavo Manso (UC Berkeley)
Friday, Nov 4 Mary Tripsas (UCSB)
Wednesday, Nov 9 Zack Cooper (Yale)
Friday, Nov 18 Tingyu Du (UCLA Anderson), Dylan Minor (UCLA Anderson)
Wednesday, Nov 30 Yiyang Zeng (UCLA Anderson), Yung-Hsu Tsui (UCLA Anderson)


Date Speaker Title
September 17, 2021 Nan Jia
University of Southern California, Marshall
AI-Human Hybrid Salesforce in the Customer Purchase Funnel:
Evidence from Two Field Experiments
October 1, 2021 Ben Handel
University of California, Berkeley
Managing Intelligence: Skilled Experts and Decision Support in Markets for Complex Products
October 8, 2021 Andy Newman
Boston University

Competing for the Quiet Life: An Organizational Theory of Market Structure

October 15, 2021 Pedro Makhoul
University of California, Los Angeles
Ownership Design and Managerial Efficiency
October 29, 2021 David Chan
Stanford Medicine
Is There a VA Advantage? Evidence from Dually Eligible Veterans
November 5, 2021 Maria Roche
Harvard Business School
(Co-)Working in Close Proximity: Knowledge Spillovers and Social Interactions
November 12, 2021 Mary Tripsas
University of California, Santa Barbara
November 19, 2021 Lynn Wu
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania


Date Speaker Title
May 8, 2020 Ben Handle
University of California, Berkeley
The Social Determinants of Choice Quality: Evidence from Health Insurance in the Netherlands
April 10, 2020 Florian Ederer
Yale University
Killer Acquisitions
February 28, 2020 Emilie Feldman
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
January 17, 2020 Adina Sterling
Stanford University
Pre-Employment and the Early Career: Race and the Pursuit of Tryouts
January 10, 2020 Milena Almagro Garcia
New York University
Location Sorting and Endogenous Amenities: Evidence from Amsterdam


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


Date Speaker Title
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


Date Speaker Title
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