My current research focuses on the interplay between reputation and decision-making under uncertainty. My job market paper studies how reputation affects managers' decision to herd. The question is important because it helps with our understanding of (1) why decision-makers herd, (2) among who and under what conditions herding can lead to inferior performance, and (3) how to reduce inefficient herding and improve decision quality. Understanding the link between reputation and herding is relevant in new venture funding, technology investment, and adoption of managerial practices. My broad research interests include reputation, awards, and entrepreneurship.

Working Paper

"Reputation and Herding"

“Revisiting the Categorical Imperative: Securities Analysts and the Illegitimacy Discount: Zuckerman (1999)" (with Brent Goldfarb, 2nd round Revise and resubmit at Strategic Management Journal )

Work In Progress

“To Explore or Exploit? The Effects of Winning Awards on Sell-Side Equity Research”  (Dissertation Essay 2)

In data analysis.

“Reputation and Entrepreneurship: An Examination of Award-Winning Analysts' Careers” (Dissertation Essay 3).

In data analysis.

“The Durability and Fragility of Reputation”(with Kalinda Ukanwa)

Model developed. Collecting empirical evidence.

“Booms, Busts, and Research Lab Productivity” (with Waverly Ding and Chris Liu)

Data collected. 

“External Ratings and Mutual Fund Herding” (with Jinming Xue)

In data collection.