october, 2019

18oct2:00 pm4:00 pmOctober SEiR-F Sessions

Event Details

The October SEiR-F session is a series of presentations for faculty who have received grants through the SEiR-F program. Each presentation will last 30 minutes followed by 15 minutes for questions. Light snacks will be served immediately afterward.

1. Austin Reitenga

Presentation: An Examination of Board Diversity:  Do Multiple-Female Boards Break the Glass Ceiling and Appropriately Set Compensation?

Using the BoardEx data set, we find that firms with multiple women on the board are substantially more likely to have a female CEO relative to boards with zero or one female(s). We next examine the effect of board/compensation committee gender diversity on the appropriateness of compensation (unexpected compensation / expected compensation) and find evidence that female membership results in more appropriate levels of compensation. Finally, for both male and female CEOs we will examine the relationship between the appropriateness of pay and future performance, and whether that relationship is affected by board/compensation committee gender diversity.

2. Paul Pecorino

Presentation: Final Offer Arbitration:  Theory and Laboratory Experiments

Under Final Offer Arbitration (FOA) the parties to a dispute submit proposals to an arbitrator. If they fail to reach a settlement on their own, the arbitrator must choose one of the two submitted proposals. FOA is used in major league baseball, in public sector contract disputes and in business to business pricing for industries where market power is a concern. This includes telecommunications and Canadian railroads. I will summarize some recent theoretical and experimental work I have undertaken. This work analyzes the role of asymmetric information, voluntary information disclosures and a discovery procedure as applied to FOA.

3. Daniel Bachrach

Presentation: On the Folly of Hoping for Collaboration and Teamwork in STEM Education but Not Rewarding It

There is growing recognition of the importance of STEM education. A great deal of research has focused on drivers of STEM outcomes. Among these factors are collaboration and teamwork (C&T). To deepen understanding of factors relating to effective C&T in a Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE), I surveyed all of the members of the Geonomics Education Partnership (GEP). Results from this survey indicated that although instructors: 1) valued C&T, and 2) encouraged C&T, 3) They did not systematically reward C&T in their classes. My fall-targeted NSF proposal integrates management theory and research to develop an intervention to increase STEM C&T.


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