The OIM Department hosts a seminar series each academic year. The current schedule of seminars planned for the 2014-2015 academic year is provided below, along with links to papers when available. Please return to this page for up-to-date information.

For questions regarding the OIM department seminar, please contact Jordan Tong (
Date Time Room Speaker Affiliation PaperComments
September 262:30 PMGrainger 3070Laurens DeboChicago"Inferring Quality from Wait Time"
December 53:30 PMGrainger 4151Gad AllonNorthwestern"Managing Services in the Presence of Social Networks"
January 303:30 PMGrainger 5120Volodymyr BabichGeorgetown"Franchise Contracting: The Effects of the Entrepreneur's Timing Option and Debt Financing"
April 102:00 PMGrainger 1140Elena KatokUT Dallas"Can Structured Bargaining Improve Channel Efficiency?"This seminar is co-sponsored by the BRITE lab.
April 242:30 PMGrainger 3180Amy WardUSC"Staffing and Incentives for Strategic Employees"