interdisciplinary seminar

Do Lawyers Exploit Legal Networks? Evidence from Corporate Bankruptcies

We exploit a setting where lawyers are selected before the assignment of a judge and find that large Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings resolve 17%--25% faster when at least one lead counsel lawyer for the debtor has a connection to th ...

Innovation in China: Blockade of Google, Made in China 2025, and more

Building on the search-based view of innovation, we develop a framework regarding how Google guides innovative search behavior. We exploit an exogenous shock, China's unexpected blockade of Google in 2014, and adopt a difference-i ...

Do Part-time Jobs Attract Less Productive Workers? Evidence from Field Experiment on Data Entry Clerks in Ethiopia

We use a randomized field experiment to estimate a causal effect of part-time recruitment on labor productivity by identifying worker selection as a mechanism and using worker-level productivity data. In recruiting for data entry ...