Jillian Carr is an assistant professor of economics in the Krannert School of Management, where she teaches undergraduate public finance and taxation and graduate public economics. She received her PhD from Texas A&M University in 2015 and a BA from Rhodes College in economics and math.
Her research interests include applied microeconomics and labor economics, and her current research is on the economics of crime, urban economics and law and economics. Professor Carr has studied a variety of topics including Section 8 Housing Vouchers, the effect of juvenile curfews on gun violence, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
Faculty Session with Jillian CarrHard Evidence on Hard Times: Causal insights on Crime and Poverty
The existence of a connection between crime and poverty is a foregone conclusion, but our knowledge of the nature of this relationship is limited by the interconnectedness of societal forces impacting both. The field of economics has undergone a “causality revolution” in the past two decades, providing today’s economists with new tools to disentangle these effects. In this talk, Dr. Carr will describe the complex relationship between poverty and crime, explaining why it is so hard to study. She will then explain the nature of this paradigm shift in empirical economics, and what we have learned about this critical relationship in its wake.
Mohammad Rahman is an associate professor of management in the Krannert School of Management. He was named one of the World's Top 40 Business School Professors Under 40 by Poets and Quants in 2017. His research primarily focuses on digital business; big data; omni-channel retailing; retail and web analytics; consumer behaviour and decision making.
After earning his PhD from Krannert in 2008, and prior to joining Krannert as a faculty in 2014, Professor Rahman was an associate professor at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary. He has been recognized as a Krannert Outstanding and Distinguished Teacher at both undergraduate and master's levels (2015-present) and currently serves as an associate editor of Management Science and Information Systems Research (ISR).
Faculty Session with Mohammad RahmanHIPPO and Data-Driven Decisions: Why Should they Coexist?
With the explosion of data all around us, the goal of this lecture would be to highlight the value and application of data-driven decisions as well as the role of the Highest Paid Person’s Opinion (HIPPO). How would the proliferation of artificial intelligence (AI) change our decision-making in organizations? We will also discuss the creepiness factors, conveniences, and risks of the “god view”. How can we build data-sophisticated businesses without being creepy?
Cliff Fisher joined the Krannert faculty in 2005 and has served as the assistant dean and academic director for undergraduate programs and the area coordinator for business law. He also has been an adjunct faculty member at National University in Fresno, California, California State University-Fresno, the California School of Professional Psychology, the University of San Francisco, Western Washington University, and Eastern Washington University. He was an assistant city attorney in Bellingham, Washington, and a risk manager for the city of Fresno, California.
The recipient of numerous teaching wards awards throughout his career, Professor Fisher is the academic advisor for Delta Sigma Pi and Beta Gamma Sigma for undergraduates. His research interests are employment law, environmental law, contract law and constitutional law. He is a peer reviewer for the American Business Law Journal and serves on the editorial boards for the Research in Social Change Journal, Journal of Law & Legal Studies, and International Journal of Scientific, among others.
Faculty Session with Cliff FischerLegal Employment Issues
Dr. Fischer will explore employment issues that impact both the manager and employee in today’s workplace.