Business In Government Initiative Faculty Experts

Faculty Experts

Below are examples of BIG-affiliated faculty and the research


Ge Bai

  • Consumer Responses to Price Disclosure in Direct-to-Consumer Pharmaceutical Advertising


Paul Ferraro

  • Are Voters More Likely to Contribute to Other Public Goods? Evidence from a Large-Scale Randomized Policy Experiment
  • Using Non-pecuniary Strategies to Influence Behavior: Evidence from a Large-scale Field Experiment
  • Conditions Associated with Protected Area Success in Conservation and Poverty Reduction
  • Persistence of Treatment Effects with Norm-based Policy Instruments: Evidence from a Randomized Environmental Policy Experiment

Mario Macis

  • Economic Development and the Regulation of Morally Contentious Activities
  • Do Female Executives Make a Difference? The Impact of Female Leadership on Firm Performance and Gender Gaps
  • Will there be Blood? Incentives and Displacement Effects in Pro-Social Behavior
  • Economic Rewards to Motivate Blood Donations
  • Bone Marrow Donation: The Effect of Leave and Tax Legislation in the U.S.

Angelo Mele

  • Racial Segregation and Public School Expenditure
  • Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? Do Pedophiles live close to schools?

Emilia Simeonova

  • Public vs. Private Provision of Charity Care? Evidence from Hill-Burton Hospitals in Florida
  • Can Health IT Adoption Reduce Health Disparities?
  • Health and the Labour Market: New Developments in the Literature
  • How Do Financial Incentives Affect Physician Behavior? Evidence from a Randomized Experiment Benefit-Cost Analysis of a Family Income Supplement

Valerie Suslow

  • Price Fixing Hits Home: An Empirical Study of U.S. Price-Fixing Conspiracies


Alessandro Rebucci

  • Does Easing Monetary Policy Increase Financial Instability?
  • Are Capital Controls Countercyclical?
  • Capital Controls or Exchange Rate Policy? A Pecuniary Externality Perspective

Management and Organizations

Roman Galperin

  • Knowledge, Reciprocity, and Small-World Networks in the Patent Examination Process:  Evidence from the USPTO Administrative Data (with Colleen Stuart)
  • Tough Times Borrowing: Effects of Fringe Lending Regulation on Credit Standing, Search, and Access
  • The Military Lending Act: Do Fringe Borrowing Policies Help?
  • Payday Lending Regulation and the Demand for Alternative Financial Services

Brian Gunia

  • The Science of Culture and Negotiation
  • The Remarkable Robustness of the First-offer Effect: Across Culture, Power, and Issues Negotiation
  • Paying a Price: Culture, Trust, and Negotiation Consequences

Erik Helzer

  • Understanding the Ethics and Value of Higher Education: When is Specialized Training “Worth It”?

Christopher Myers

  • Coactive Vicarious Learning: Towards a Relational Theory of Vicarious Learning in Organizations
  • When Health Care Providers Look at Problems from Multiple Perspectives, Patients Benefit
  • The Next Wave of Hospital Innovation to Make Patients Safer
  • Transferring Knowledge Between Projects at NASA JPL (A) and (B).

Phillip Phan

  • Quality over Quantity: Reexamining the Link between Entrepreneurship and Job Creation
  • Corporate governance and environmental performance: Is there really a link?
  • CEO Tenure as a Determinant of CEO Pay

Colleen Stuart

  • Knowledge, Reciprocity, and Small-World Networks in the Patent Examination Process:  Evidence from the USPTO Administrative Data (with Roman Galperin)
  • Kinship and Women in the US Congress

Kathleen Sutcliffe

  • Organizational Response to Adversity: Fusing Crisis Management and Resilience Research Streams
  • Re-examining High Reliability: Actively Organizing for Safety
  • Managing the Unexpected: Sustainable Performance in a Complex World
  • When Health Care Providers Look at Problems from Multiple Perspectives, Patients Benefit 
  • The Healthcare Professional Workforce: Understanding Human Capital in a Changing Industry
  • Still Not Safe: Patient Safety and the Middle Managing of American Medicine


Jian Ni

  • A Dynamic Model of Health Insurance Choices and Health Care Consumption Decisions
  • Could Good Intentions Backfire? An Empirical Analysis of Bank Deposit Insurance
  • Effects of Changes in Health Insurance Reimbursement Level on Outpatient Service
  • The Effects of Media Ownership on Agenda Manipulation and Policymaking
  • Affordability vs. Availability: Access to Essential Medicines and Patent Litigation
  • Service Quality, Moral Hazard and Competition in the Emerging Markets

Operations Management

Tinglong Dai

  • Jumping the Line, Charitably: Analysis and Remedy of Donor-priority Rule
  • Clinical Ambiguity and Conflicts of Interest in Interventional Cardiology Decision-Making
  • Heart Analytics: Analytical Modeling of Cardiovascular Care