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Conference on Discrimination in the 21st Century: Fostering Conversations Across Fields 2023

This conference brought together researchers from different fields to discuss crucial themes around discrimination. Experts from economics, artificial intelligence, law, behavioral sciences, healthcare, sociology, and more, interacted with each other through presentations and open panel discussions. This cross-disciplinary conference was organized around crucial themes on discrimination, such as (a) disparities and education; (b) the economic impact of discrimination; (c) DEI strategies; (d) discrimination in law, health, and the environment.

Keynote Speaker
Danielle R. Holley, Professor of Law and Dean of Howard University School of Law

2022 Conference Page


Thursday, May 4, 2023
8:00 am - 8:30 am

6th Floor Lounge

Session 1: Disparities and Education
8:30 am - 9:10 am
Quota vs Quality? Long-Term Gains from an Unusual Gender Quota

Ville Mankki, University of Turku (Co-author)

Ursina Maria Schaede, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Presenter)

Muriel Niederle, Stanford University (Discussant)

9:10 am - 9:50 am
Discrimination in the Formation of Academic Networks: A Field Experiment on #EconTwitter

Bruno Ferman, Sao Paulo School of Economics (Co-author)

Pedro C. Sant’Anna, Sao Paulo School of Economics (Co-author)

Nicolás Ajzenman, McGill University (Presenter)

Olga Stoddard, Brigham Young University (Discussant)

9:50 am - 10:10 am
10:10 am - 11:10 am
Panel Discussion: On Race Conscious Admission Policies

Peter Arcidiacono, Duke University (Panelist)

Geoffrey Stone, University of Chicago (Panelist)

Omari Swinton, Howard University (Panelist)

Kalinda Ukanwa, University of Southern California (Panelist)

Marianne Bertrand, University of Chicago (Moderator)

11:10 am - 11:20 am
11:20 am - 12:00 pm
Undergraduate Gender Diversity and the Direction of Scientific Research

Francesca Truffa, Stanford University (Co-author)

Ashley Wong, Stanford University (Presenter)

Rembrand Koning, Harvard University (Discussant)

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Room 702

12:40 pm-1:10 pm Lunch Presentation: Initiatives to Increase Diversity in the Academic Pipeline

Victoria Flores, University of Chicago, Leadership Alliance

Quentin Johnson, University of Chicago, Expanding Diversity of Economics

Stephen Lamb, University of Chicago, PREDOC

Omari Swinton, Howard University, AEA Summer Program

Session 2: Discrimination: Economic Impact and DEI Strategies
2:00 pm - 2:40 pm
Making the Elite: Top Jobs, Disparities, and Solutions

Soumitra Shukla, Federal Reserve Bank (Presenter)

Emmanuel Yimfor, University of Michigan (Discussant)

2:40 pm - 3:20 pm
Why Do We Discriminate? The Role of Motivated Reasoning

Markus Eyting, Stanford University (Presenter)

Kirby Nielsen, California Institute of Technology (Discussant)

3:20 pm - 3:40 pm
3:40 pm - 4:20 pm
The Effect of Minority Bank Ownership on Minority Credit

Jung Sakong, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Co-author)

Agustin Hurtado, University of Chicago (Presenter)

Diag Davenport, Princeton University (Discussant)

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Panel Discussion: The Economic Impact of Discrimination and DEI Policies

Rohini Pande, Yale University (Panelist)

Robert Perkins, SVP, Chief Global Diversity and Inclusion Officer for Mondelez International (Panelist)

Lauren Rivera, Northwestern University (Panelist)

Smita Shah, SPAAN Tech, Inc. (Panelist)

Conrad Miller, University of California, Berkeley (Moderator)

6:00 pm
Conference Dinner

The Study Hotel, Winter Garden

Keynote Speaker: Dean Danielle R. Holley, Howard University

Friday, May 5, 2023
8:00 am - 8:30 am

6th Floor Lounge

Session 3: Discrimination in Law, Health, and the Environment
8:30 am - 9:10 am
Racial Discrimination in Child Protection

Joseph Doyle, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Co-author)

Natalia Emanuel, New York Federal Reserve Bank (Co-author)

Peter Hull, Brown University (Co-author)

Joseph Ryan, University of Michigan (Co-author)

Jason Baron, Duke University (Presenter)

Evan Rose, University of Chicago (Discussant)

9:10 am - 9:50 am
Explaining Racial Disparities in Personal Bankruptcy Outcomes

Bronson Argyle, Bringham Young University (Co-author)

Sasha Indarte, University of Pennsylvania (Co-author)

Christopher Palmer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Co-author)

Benjamin Iverson, Bringham Young University (Presenter)

Raffi Garcia, Duke University (Discussant)

9:50 am - 10:00 am
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Panel Discussion: Discrimination in Health, Law, and the Environment

Monica Bell, Yale University (Panelist)

Anita Blanchard, University of Chicago (Panelist)

Trevon Logan, Ohio State (Panelist)

Mario Small, Columbia University (Panelist)

Alex Imas, University of Chicago (Moderator)

11:00 am - 11:20 am
11:20 am - 12:00 pm
Class-Based Disparities and Profiling in Traffic Stops

Benjamin Feigenberg, University of Illinois, Chicago (Co-author)

Conrad Miller, University of California, Berkeley (Presenter)

Mackenzie Alston, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Discussant)

12:00 pm
Room 702