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Friday Research Presentations

Stuart School of Business highlights scholarly research by faculty and students 

The Friday Research Presentations series showcases ongoing academic research projects conducted by faculty, graduate students, and alumni of Illinois Tech’s Stuart School of Business, as well as guest presentations by Illinois Tech colleagues, business professionals, and faculty from other leading business schools.

All Illinois Tech faculty, students, and staff are invited to attend these presentations.

Every year, research collaborations that begin as presentations in this series go on to produce research papers accepted for publication in leading journals.

The series, begun in 2008, sponsors presentations throughout the academic year. Use the page navigation to view lists of Friday Research Presentations in previous academic years.

Presentations in 2022-23

Fall 2022

All sessions in fall 2022 will be presented in person in Room 490 at the Conviser Law Center (downtown campus), 565 West Adams Street, Chicago.

For more information about Stuart’s Friday Research Presentations, contact Harold L. Stuart Endowed Chair in Business Siva K. Balasubramanian.

Unless otherwise noted, all presenters are faculty, students, or alumni of Stuart School of Business at Illinois Tech.

September 16 at 9:45–10:30 a.m.
Financialization of Structured Products [abstract]

  • Lizi Zhu, Stuart Management Science Ph.D. student


September 16 at 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Mini Workshop on Storytelling with Data, Part I [abstract]


September 23 at 10–10:45 a.m.
Marriage Equality for Everyone? The Business Case for Same-sex Marriage Legislation [abstract]

  • Associate Professor of Management Smriti Anand
  • Hui Li, Stuart Management Science Ph.D. student


September 23 at 10:45–11:30 a.m.
A Study on the Idiosyncratic Volatility of Low-priced and Lottery Type Stocks [abstract]

  • David Lee, Stuart Management Science Ph.D. student


October 7 at 10–10:45 a.m.
How to Build and Predict Clustered Industry Index Return on Continuous Time Series Data with Non-Continuous Values [abstract]

  • Tian Tian, Stuart Management Science Ph.D. student


October 7 at 10:45–11:305 a.m.
Shareholder Litigation Rights and Bond At-Issue Yield Spreads: Evidence from the Adoption of Universal Demand Laws [abstract]

  • Hao Shen, Stuart Management Science Ph.D. student
  • Professor of Finance Haizhi Wang


October 14 at 10–10:45 a.m.
Increased (Platform) Competition Reduces (Seller) Competition [abstract]

  • Shana Cui, University of Florida


October 14 at 10:45–11:30 a.m.
Mini Workshop on Storytelling with Data, Part II [abstract]
Attendees are requested to bring their laptop computer.


October 21 at 10–10:45 a.m.
Green Bonds Pay When Trustworthy [abstract]

This is co-authored research with Jiyong Eom, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.


October 21 at 10:45–11:30 a.m.
Mini Workshop on Storytelling with Data, Part III [abstract]
Attendees are requested to bring their laptop computer.


October 28 at 10–10:45 a.m.
Multifactor Model Reverse Optimization [abstract]


October 28 at 10:45–11:30 a.m.
Managing Change Under Threat: How and When Leader Threat Perception Relates to Employee Change Adaptivity [abstract]


November 4 at 10–10:45 a.m.
Advertising through Influencers and Disclosure Regulation [abstract]

  • Aastha Gupta, Western Illinois University


November 4 at 10:45–11:30 a.m.
Evolution of Advertising Theories: A Study of Citation Growth with Growth Curve Models [abstract]


December 2 at 10–10:45 a.m.
Socio-Techno-Economics of VGI-EV Charging Infrastructure Outlook


December 2 at 10:45–11:30 a.m.
Blockchain Decentralized Clearing of Environmental Credits [abstract]

  • Assistant Professor of Analytics Andrew Kumiega
  • Deborah Cernauskas, Ph.D.
  • Steven Josephs, P.E., Renewable Energy Consultant

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