Social Sciences Upcoming Events

Economics Seminar Series

Fri, Aug 23, 2019
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Miller Hall 230

featuring Dr. John Zhu from Yale University

"Better Monitoring...Worse Productivity"

Abstract: Changing workplace demands are driving managers to collect more information and provide more feedback about worker performance than ever before. Despite obvious benefits, concerns persist about how all this information (much of which is non-contractible and must pass through discretionary feedback) might distort incentives. I highlight a better monitoring/worse outcome channel that speaks to these concerns. Some improvements to the informativeness of monitoring tempt managers to provide excessive negative feedback leading to overpunishment. Workers then refuse to accept contracts that do not severely constrain the size of the punishment threat. Without a serious punishment threat, effort and surplus decline.

Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Tannista Banerjee at tzb0018@auburn.edu.

Women's Studies Guest Speakers - Dr. Lauren Ruhlman and Dr. Silvia Vilches

Tue, Sep 10, 2019
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Haley Center 3166

featuring Dr. Lauren Ruhlman and Dr. Silvia Vilches from the Department of Human Development and Family Studies.

"Researching Sex Trafficking"

Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Arianne Gaetano at amg0028@auburn.edu.

Extraordinary Women Lecture Series

Thu, Sep 26, 2019
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Telfair Peet Theatre

The community is invited to the Extraordinary Women Lecture Series featuring Tarana J. Burke, civil rights activist and Me Too Movement founder. The event will be held at the Telfair Peet Theatre and is hosted by the School of Communication and Journalism and the Women's Leadership Institute in the College of Liberal Arts. The event is co-sponsored by the Women's Studies Program and other campus units. Free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served. For more information, contact Joan Harrell, diversity coordinator fof the School of Communication and Journalism at jrh0098@auburn.edu.

Women's Studies Guest Speaker - Dr. Joan R. Harrell

Tue, Nov 5, 2019
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Haley Center 3166

featuring Dr. Joan R. Harrell from the AU School of Communication and Journalism

"The Untold Syphilis Study Narrative: The Power and Death of Nurse Eunice Rivers Laurie"

Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Arianne Gaetano at amg0028@auburn.edu.