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Faculty research

June 2013

Faculty research

Stephanie Greene, associate professor of business law, presented her paper “First Amendment Concerns in Off-Label Promotion of Drugs” at the annual conference of the North Atlantic Regional Business Law Association, held in April at Boston University.

On April 20, Assistant Professor of Finance Oğuzhan Karakaş and Associate Professor of Finance Edith Hotchkiss, along with coauthor Peter Feldhütter, presented their paper “The Impact of Creditor Control on Corporate Bond Pricing and Liquidity” at “Institutional Investors: Control, Liquidity, and Systemic Risks,” a conference hosted by the Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk at Georgia State University in Atlanta.

Accenture Professor of Marketing and Chair of the Marketing Department Katherine Lemon completed her four-year editorship of the peer-reviewed Journal of Service Research.

In April, Adjunct Associate Professor of Finance Richard McGowan, S.J., presented his working paper “The Conflicting Fiscal Tool: The Beer Excise Tax” at the Midwest Political Science Association’s annual conference in Chicago. In May, McGowan was a panelist on the discussion “Sports Gambling: The Final Frontier for Legalized Gambling?” at the 15th International Conference on Gambling & Risk Taking, held by the Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming at the University of Nevada in Reno. McGowan also delivered a speech as part of a “last lecture” series, sponsored by the Boston chapter of Americans for Informed Democracy. 

Christine Neylon O’Brien, professor and chairperson of business law, took part in a panel on best practices at the annual conference of the North Atlantic Regional Business Law Association, hosted by Boston University in April. That same month, O’Brien’s 1996 paper “The Law of After-Acquired Evidence in Employment Discrimination Cases: Clarification of the Employee’s Burden, Remedial Guidance, and the Enigma of Post-Termination Misconduct” was cited by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio in James v. Kaiser Aluminum Fabricated Products, LLC. In June, her article “The Top Ten NLRB Cases on Facebook Firings and Employer Social Media Policies,” in the Oregon Law Review, was itself one of the top 10 downloads on the Social Science Research Network.

Michael G. Pratt, O’Connor Family Professor, facilitated the workshop “Leverage the Art of Influence to Advance Corporate Citizenship” at the 2013 International Corporate Citizenship Conference, hosted in April by Boston College.

Margo Reder, business law lecturer, held a session on “Emerging Legal Issues in Social Media” at the annual conference of the North Atlantic Regional Business Law Association, hosted by Boston University in April. Reder also published an article titled “College Textbooks, Price Arbitrage, Copyright, Business Models, and More” in the May 2013 edition of the Bellarmine Pre-Law Review.

Professor of Finance Ronnie Sadka delivered his paper “Horizon Pricing,” coauthored with Avraham Kamara, Robert A. Korajczyk, and Xiaoxia Lou, as part of the Finance Seminar Series at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

David Twomey, professor of business law, presented his paper “Licensed Practical Nurses: Protected ‘Employees’ or Statutory ‘Supervisors’ Under the NLRA? The Impact of the Eleventh Circuit’s Lakeland Health Care Decision” at the annual conference of the North Atlantic Regional Business Law Association, held in April at Boston University.

In April, Thomas Wesner, business law lecturer, sat on the best practices panel at the North Atlantic Regional Business Law Association’s annual conference, hosted by Boston University.

 

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