Social & Political Economics Conference 2020

Social & Political Economics Conference

The Sharing/Gig Economy

April 24–25, 2020

Please join us for the fourth annual conference in the Social and Political Economics series, a joint endeavor of Johns Hopkins University’s Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

The theme of this year’s conference is “The Sharing/Gig Economy.” Speakers from leading universities and from the industry, with expertise in disciplines including economics, marketing, and operation research, will make presentations during the two-day event.


Conference organizers



Friday, April 24

8:30 – 9:20 a.m. Breakfast
9:20 – 9:30 a.m. Opening Remarks
Valerie Suslow, Vice Dean for Faculty and Research
9:30 – 10:10 a.m. Michael Schwarz
Will remote work turn most of us into gig economy workers?
10:10 – 10:50 a.m. Vineet Kumar
10:50 – 11:20 a.m. Coffee break
11:20 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Jonathan Hall
12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00 – 2:40 p.m. Hanna Halaburda
2:40 – 3:20 p.m. Jacob Leshno
3:20 – 3:50 p.m. Coffee break
3:50 – 4:30 p.m. Daniela Saban
4:30 – 5:10 p.m. Scott Kominers

Saturday, April 25

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:30 – 10:10 a.m. Avi Goldfarb
10:10 – 10:50 a.m. Itay Fainmesser
10:50 – 11:20 a.m. Coffee break
11:20 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Steve Tadelis


Carey Business School Baltimore campus

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School is in the Legg Mason Tower (100 International Drive, Baltimore, MD 21202), a 24-story glass high-rise in the Harbor East area of Baltimore. Harbor East is home to many upscale restaurants, hotels, and shops, and it is within easy walking distance (less than a half-mile) of the historic waterfront neighborhood of Fells Point, a major tourist attraction. Three major airports serve the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. The Amtrak Baltimore Penn Station is nearby.

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