Seminars: Economics of Science & Engineering

Seminar in the Economics of Science Engineering

Term:   Spring 2021

Location: Zoom

Meeting Time:   Fridays, 10:30am-12pm. 

- Time and day may change to accommodate speaker or audience

Description: Focus on work force and career issues. Topics include: Effects of globalization on work force and innovation, growth of networks in work; impact of career incentives on productivity; university policies; mobility between academe and industry; link between ideas and outputs, and affects of the Covid19 pandemic on the economics of science.  

ZOOM LINKS: Are sent to ListServ. To join, write to: <amadeoholl@gmail.com> & provide affiliation,etc. 
ZOOM RECORDINGS ARCHIVE:
  - Videos of the seminars are posted in Archive at the very bottom of this page, below the HBS map. 
Archive of Papers & PPT's:  see bottom of Archive page for a folder of downloadable papers & ppts 
 - Click the "arrow" to open up the accordian. 
Co-sponsor & Co-Host:  HBS SBBI /TOM Seminar (Science Based Business Initiative)

 

 

DATE SPEAKER TITLE

Wed Feb 3 @ 8pm

Joint with China Economy Seminar 

Xiaoying LI (Institute of Guangdong, HK and Macao Development Studies)

"Robot Use and Export Upgrading" (paper joint with Qiren Liu (Quangzhou University, School of Economics and Statistics, and Richard B. Freeman (Harvard Univ)) 
ZOOM RECORDING3 February 2021
Note: the zoom-recording is missing the first 5 minutes: to catch up on the first 4 slides, please see the PPT presentation

Apr 2 @ 10:30am

Hal Salzman (Rutgers University)

"Attrition and Attraction in STEM: Gender and Demographic Flows In and Out of College Majors (paper joint w/ Daniel Douglas (Trinity & Rutgers) and Khudodod Khudododov (Rutgers & CUNY))
ABSTRACT
ZOOM RECORDING:  2 April 2021​

Apr 16 @ 10:30am

Janet A. Vertesi (Princeton Univ)

"Pre-Automation: Insourcing and Automating the Gig Economy" (paper with Adam Goldstein, Diana Enriquez, Larry Liu, and Katherine T. Miller, all of Princeton University)
ABSTRACT & BIOS
ZOOM RECORDING: 
 16 April 2021

Apr 23 @ 10:30am

Christian Chacua (University of Bordeaux, HKS CID Growth Lab)

"The Life Cycle of Research Interest" (paper with Richard B. Freeman)
ABSTRACT & BIO:
ZOOM RECORDING23 April 2021