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2024 Conference on Discrimination in the 21st Century: Fostering Conversations Across Fields


The third annual Conference on Discrimination in the 21st Century: Fostering Conversations Across Fields was held May 14-15, 2024, in Chicago.

This conference brought together researchers from different fields to discuss crucial themes around discrimination. Experts from economics, sociology, law, behavioral sciences, healthcare, artificial intelligence, and more interacted with each other through presentations and open panel discussions. This cross-disciplinary conference was organized around themes related to discrimination, such as freedom of expression and inclusion; artificial intelligence and disparities; and responses to perceived discrimination.

Joining the 2024 Conference on Discrimination in the 21st Century as the Keynote speaker was Melissa Thomas-Hunt, John D. Forbes Distinguished Professor of Business Administration and Professor of Public Policy at the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, University of Virginia.

Past Conference Information: 2023 | 2022


Tuesday, May 14, 2024
8:00 am - 8:30 am

University Prefunction

Session 1: Artificial Intelligence and Disparities
8:30 am - 9:10 am
Regulatory Arbitrage or Random Errors? Implications of Race Prediction Algorithms in Fair Lending Analysis

Emmanuel Yimfor, Columbia University (Presenter)

Agustin Hurtado, University of Maryland (Discussant)

9:10 am - 9:50 am
Deep Learning-Aided Decision Support for Diagnosis of Skin Disease across Skin Tones

Roxana Daneshjou, Stanford University (Presenter)

Karen Drukker, University of Chicago (Discussant)

9:50 am - 10:00 am
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Panel Discussion: Artificial Intelligence and Disparities

Stefania Druga, Google Gemini

Miles Schultz, U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission

Ben Y. Zhao, University of Chicago

Pietro Veronesi, University of Chicago (Moderator)

11:00 am - 11:20 am
11:20 am - 12:00 pm
Quantifying Racial Disparities Using Consecutive Employment Spells

Isaac Sorkin, Stanford University (Presenter)

Evan Rose, University of Chicago (Discussant)

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
University A
Session 2: Responses to Perceived Discrimination
2:00 pm - 2:40 pm
Perceived Discrimination at Work

Hannah Ruebeck, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Presenter)

Ray Reagans, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Discussant)

2:40 pm - 3:20 pm
Gendered Time Surveillance and Suspicions at Work and in Professional Roles

Chia-Jung Tsay, University of Wisconsin, Madison (Presenter)

Erika Kirgios, University of Chicago (Discussant)

3:20 pm - 3:30 pm
3:30 pm - 4:10 pm
Marketing Toward the Desegregation of Schools

Broderick Turner, Harvard University (Presenter)

Christopher Campos, University of Chicago (Discussant)

4:10 pm - 4:20 pm
4:20 pm - 5:00 pm
African American Board Representation on the Boards of Banks and Mortgage Loan Rejection Rates

Darius Palia, Rutgers University (Presenter)

Heather Sarsons, University of British Columbia (Discussant)

5:00 pm
Conference Adjourns
6:30 pm
Conference Dinner and Fireside Chat

By Invitation Only – Shuttle Service Provided

Marianne Bertrand, University of Chicago

Melissa Thomas-Hunt, University of Virginia

Wednesday, May 15, 2024
8:00 am - 8:30 am
University Prefunction
Session 3: Knowledge and Inclusion
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Panel Discussion: Freedom of Expression and Inclusion

Cathy Cohen, University of Chicago

Derwyn Bunton, Southern Poverty Law Center

Tom Ginsburg, University of Chicago

Ben Wizner, American Civil Liberties Union

Caroline Grossman, University of Chicago (Moderator)

9:30 am - 9:50 am
9:50 am - 10:30 am
Race and Science

Gaia Dossi, London School of Economics (Presenter)

Marlène Koffi, University of Toronto (Discussant)

10:30 am - 11:10 am
Disparate Teacher Effects, Comparative Advantage, and Match Quality

William Delgado, Boston University (Presenter)

Esteban Aucejo, Arizona State University (Discussant)

11:10 am - 11:20 am
11:20 am - 12:00 pm
Understanding Gender Discrimination by Managers

Christina Brown, University of Chicago (Presenter)

Tatiana Mocanu, Columbia University (Discussant)

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

University A

1:00 pm
Conference Concludes