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Research Informing Policy
Professor Hyo Kang’s research cited in FTC-recommended policy change.
Hyo Kang, Assistant Professor of Management and Organization
Many scholars hope to ultimately effect change in some way through their research. Not too many are directly informed about the fact.
Early in 2023, HYO KANG, an assistant professor of management and organization, received an email from Elizabeth Wilkins, the director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Office of Policy Planning. She told him that the agency’s January 5th recommendation to change rulings on noncompete clauses was reached in part due to his exhaustive research on the topic, and in particular, a research paper he published in the JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC AND MANAGEMENT STRATEGY (JEMS) in 2020.
“Today, we published a NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING (NPRM) ON NONCOMPETE CLAUSES. The rule would provide that noncompete clauses are an unfair method of competition, and would prohibit employers from entering noncompete clauses with their workers, including independent contractors,” she wrote Kang.
“Your work is cited in the NPRM, and I am writing to thank you for the work you’ve done that’s helped shape this proposal.”
Kang expressed his gratitude.
“I am glad my research on noncompete clauses and business dynamism, along with scholarly works by other scholars, helped design a new policy proposal that could reshape the American work environment,” said Kang. “I will continue to study competition in the product and labor market and its implications for entrepreneurship and innovation.”
Noncompete clauses, which stipulate that employees can’t work for competitors after they leave the company, are controversial and are deemed by some to be ultimately DISCRIMINATORY against employees. Approximately one in five American workers, or approximately 30 million people, are bound by a noncompete clause.
The proposed FTC rule would enact a nationwide prohibition on noncompete clauses, among other actions.
“It is great to see Hyo’s work recognized in this way,” said KYLE MAYER, chair and professor of management and organization. “Faculty research that appears in top academic journals can also have a significant impact on the business community. It is good to see policy being grounded in rigorous research and I hope to see this move spur innovation in a number of industries.”
Quoted: Michael Mische on Fox News
MISCHE, lecturer of management and organization, offers thoughts on the adverse effects that could result from California legislation aimed at regulating oil companies on FOX NEWS.
"Comparing Trained and Untrained Probabilistic Ensemble Forecasts of COVID-19 Cases and Deaths in the United States"
In recent work published in the International Journal of Forecasting, Professor Jacob Bien and his co-authors describe their efforts to evaluate the performance of different ensemble models to forecast cases and deaths as part of the US Covid-19 Forecast Hub, which was used by the CDC and various state health officials.
"Increasing Charity Donations: A Bandit Learning Approach"
In recent work, Professor Somya Singhvi and his co-author propose a novel approach to maximizing donations on such platforms by developing a recommendation system that overcomes some of the drawbacks of widely used recommender systems.
"The Value of Personal Data in Internet Commerce: A High-Stake Field Experiment on Data Regulation Policy"
In a recent article forthcoming in Management Science, Professor Tianshu Sun and his co-authors explore the impact of strict data privacy laws on e-commerce by performing a large-scale randomized experiment on Alibaba, the largest e-commerce platform in the world.
Cited: Erica Jiang on The Economist
Work by JIANG, assistant professor of finance and business economics, and co-authors is highlighted in a piece on THE ECONOMIST looking at the systemic flaws in America's banking industry. [Paywall]