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Faculty Seminars

The Bates Family Foundation made a generous gift to support the activities of the Business Government & Society Department.

This gift is supporting the Business, Government & Society/Bates Family Foundation Speaker Series for the current academic year.


Date Location
Name Affiliation Discussion Topic
10/23/2017 GSB 6.420
9:30am to 11am
Ray Fisman
Boston University Tax Exempt Lobbying


Date Location
Name Affiliation Discussion Topic
11/18/2016 GSB 2.120
11am to 12:30pm
Lawrence Rothernberg
University of Rochester
Bureaucrats, Judges, and Societal Welfare
CBA 5.204
11am to 12:30pm
Thomas Stratmann
George Mason University
The Effect of Interest Group Pressure on Regulatory Decisions


Date Location
Name Affiliation Discussion Topic
04/22/2016 CBA 6.420 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Rick Hall
University of Michigan
Issue Advertising and Legislative Voting on the Affordable Care Act
CBA 3.202  2:00pm to 3:30 pm
Hollis Skaife UC Davis
Strategic R&D Classification and the R&D Tax Credit
03/04/2016 CBA 6.420
12:30pm to 2:00pm Jerry Davis
University of Michigan
New Institutions for a New Economic Order
02/25/2016 CBA 3.202 11:00am to 12:30pm Michael Weisbach Ohio State University The Liquidity Cost of Private Equity Investments:  Evidence from Secondary Market Transactions


Date Location
Name Affiliation Discussion Topic
CBA 6.420 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Doug Schuler
 Rice University
Windfalls of Emperor's Sojourns: Stock Market Reactions to Chinese Firms Hosting High Ranking Government Officials
03/26/2015 CBA 6.420 3:30pm to 5:00pm David Primo
 University of Rochester
Risky Business? Disclosure and Shareholder Approval of Corporate Political Spending
11/25/2014 CBA 6.420
3:00pm to 4:30pm Jerry Nickelsburg
 UCLA Anderson School of Management
Structural Adjustment and Regional Labor Markets: Lessons From Post Cold-­‐War Base Closures

Former Visiting Speakers 2011-13

 Date Name  Affiliation  Paper Topic 

October 19, 20113:30-5:00, CBA 4.304

Brian Richter

University of Western Ontario (Richard Ivey School of Business)

‘Good’ and ‘Evil’: The Relationship Between Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Political Activity

October 21, 2011

12-1:30, Cohort Classroom, GSB 2.120

Jason Snyder University of California at Los Angeles (Anderson School of Management) Reputations and Firm Performance: Evidence From the Dialysis Industry

October 27, 2011

3:30 - 5:00, BRB 1.118

Michael Baye Indiana University On the Optimality of Clickthrough Fees in Online Markets

November 17, 2011

3:30 - 5:00, MSB Conf Room, CBA 6.420

Ronnie Chatterji The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University Do the Costs of Cooperation Drive the Gale of Creative Destruction? : Commercialization Strategies in the Medical Device Industry

November 28, 2011

9:30 - 11:00 AM, MSB Conf Room, CBA 6.420

Timothy Werner Department of Political Science, Grinnell College

Do Private Policies Create a New Politics? Corporate Social Responsibility, Information, & Access

January 13, 2012

9:30 - 11:00 AM, MSB Conf Room, CBA 6.420

Jeff Macher McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University

Firm Size and Governmental Policymaking Influence

January 20, 2012

9:30 - 11:00 AM, IROM Conf Room, CBA 5.204

Guy Holburn University of Western Ontario (Richard Ivey School of Business) TBA

February 20, 2012

12:00-2:00 PM, GSB 3.106

Theodore Gordon

Director and Senior Advisor, The Futures Group

Senior Fellow of the Millenium Project

Interplay Between Ethics, Future Developments, and Decision Making

What Constitutes a "Good" Decision?

March 23, 2012

1:30 - 3:00 PM, CBA 6.420

Jordan Siegel Associate Professor, Harvard Business School Multinationals' Social Outsider Advantage

April 20, 2012

1:30-2:30 PM, CBA 5.204

Raghu Rao Assistant Professor, McCombs School of Business "Do You Have a Nickel for the Environment? Unlimited Consumer Response to New York State Bottle Bill"

April 23, 2012

5:00-6:30 PM, UTC 3.202

Tim Massad Asistant Secretary for Financial Stability, United States Department of Treasury "Confronting the Financial Crisis: How the Government Moblized to Prevent a Second Great Depression"

 February 22, 2013

1:30-3:00, CBA 6.420

Brayden King  Associate Professor of Management & Organizations "Keeping Up Appearances: Impression Management and Social Movement Attacks"

April 19th, 2013

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, CBA 6.420

 Mary-Hunter McDonnell  

Northwestern Unviersity (School of Law)




September 4, 2013

2:30-3:30, CBA 3.202

 Amy Bell  

Executive Director & Head of Principal Investments for JP Morgan's Social Finance Business Unit


Redefining Returns: An Overview of Impact Investing

Student Activities

  • Ethics Speaker Series 
  • Net Impact Calendar
  • Government Regulation & Business Student Group Speaker Series