Aka FAQ: What is the most important advice you have for first-time parents?   Answer: Divide parenting tasks ex-ante, with clear responsibilities.   Why: To avoid repeated discussions and quarrels.   Why is that important? 1 Because when overwhelmed it is so easy to feel that you are doing more than your partner or that

It was a great honour to be invited as a mentor to the July 17 Vivamentor event at Publicis Media. Here is the gist of my answers to their most common question: how to adapt to a new work culture when you move country.   I spoke to women from 12 countries that night. Some

My office used to be next to the PhD students and so often I would come across one of them looking disappointed after a meeting or nervous before the next, or hiding from their supervisor altogether. And obviously when I was a student I would be surrounded by students that complain about their supervisors (including

Disclaimer: Whenever I get asked a question more than twice I write up the answer on this blog. I’m not writing this because I have any superior knowledge on this topic; I’m just sharing my experience. Your baby and situation may be very different!   Q: Why do you want to travel in the first

Read the article here: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/ref-cycles-force-academics-rush-out-poorer-quality-research
Steven Hill issued a critical response: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/blog/response-do-ref-cycles-really-encourage-poorer-quality-research
Our discussion of Steven’s comments on the LSE research impact blog: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2018/03/15/looming-ref-deadlines-lead-to-a-rush-in-publication-of-lower-quality-research/

Do senders time information to take advantage of periods of high or low recipient attention? We explore this question with official US corporate information filings after-hours in our paper ‘Night Fever: Investor Inattention and the Timing of Corporate Filings’. The Oxford Business Law Blog covers my paper with Vicente here

Parenting makes people more efficient. Parents become more efficient by brute force: even a generous nursery opens only 10 hours a day. That means you have to do the same amount of work you used to have 24 hours to choose from in 10 hours.   Do I just work harder or did I become

  Start at Kew bridge (north of the Thames). Walk to the Thames and take the Thames path Eastwards. There a bunch of nice pubs here to take a drink to start your walk. Just after the railway bridge take a left up to Annie’s for a snack if you’re hungry. If you are interested

I don’t think I’m the expert on outsourcing research, but I do work a lot with research assistants and subcontractors, and I have answered this question so often that I may as well write a blog post about it and hopefully get comments on it. How to find a good research assistant? Here is where

This is an introduction I give to PhD students at LSE.   Why use SAS and not the WRDS online interface? Because you can change the data on the WRDS server before you download the output, which can be especially useful for very big data sets.   Step 1: Set up Get a WRDS account.

The proxy season 2016 is in full swing and again, our Finance students have made recommendations for selected AGMs.   This year’s recommendations involve healthcare conglomerate Smith & Nephew which has its AGM this Thursday, April 14.   Students judged Smith&Nephew’s performance positively but were concerned about their disclosure level regarding managerial remuneration. Check out

“A baby is bad for your career”, they say. “With a baby you don’t get any work done.”   I was scared of the baby. Should I have had it after the tenure review, like, when I’m 65?   Eos was born January 30, 2015. She started nursery and I returned to work on June

My advice to someone who is running an essay competition. Give an example, such as one of last year’s reports, a good article you can find online etc. Specify details of what information you expect (i.e. returns you can make over a 1-year horizon) Specify details of are the criteria for what you consider good

I’m proud to run a project on the second Science Hackathon! Call for applications here: http://sciencehackathon.com/ Our project is about long- vs. short-term incentives in science and research. We are going to use the REF to see its impact on faster vs. slower-paced disciplines. We are looking to assemble an interdisciplinary team with natural scientists,

Can we use metrics from the innovation literature to think about research evaluation? I would like to measure impact by more metrics than publication and citation count. Here are some suggestions I made at the COASP in Amsterdam. Longterm_incentives_Amsterdam 20150908

A brief overview of my work on long-term CEO incentives, prepared for “Bridging the gap: academics and practitioners debate current issues in governance” at the LBS, joint with ecgi and ICGN. Slides_Longterm_incentives_LBS

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