The Georgia Tech Scheller College hosted the annual Labor and Finance Group Conference on September 8 – 9, 2022, which was organized by the College’s Finance academic area and the Financial Services Innovation Lab. The two-day event offered a packed agenda with presentations and discussions from distinguished researchers and Ph.D. students from business schools across the country (and abroad), including Princeton, Wharton, Columbia, and more.
Sudheer Chava, Alton M. Costley Chair in Finance who leads the Financial Services Innovation Lab provided the opening remarks. Inspiring and policy-relevant papers presented included topics such as the impact of AI in the workforce, the effect of childcare access on women’s careers, how managerial rent extraction impacts within firm wage inequality, the effect of health insurance costs on labor, how banking poor individuals in Brazil increases wage inequality, the impact of talent retention risk on capital investment, and the hidden cost of entrepreneurship.
Manpreet Singh, assistant professor of Finance took the lead in organizing the conference with the support of other members of the finance area. Scheller faculty, post-doc fellows at the Financial Services Innovation Lab, and Ph.D. students, who helped select the papers, presented papers and moderated panel discussions, included Manasa Gopal, assistant professor of Finance, Narayanan Jayaraman, Thomas R. Williams-Wells Fargo Professor of Finance, Alex Oettl, associate professor of Strategy and Innovation, Alex Hsu, associate professor of Finance, Daniel Weagley, assistant professor of Finance, Debasmita Das, Post-Doc Fellow, Agoston Reguly, Post-Doc Fellow, and Baridhi Malakar, Ph.D. candidate.
After the conference presentations and discussions, guests gathered on the roof of the Coda building for an evening social.