Bo Cowgill

Assistant Professor
Columbia Business School

Email: bo@bocowgill.org
3022 Broadway, Uris Hall
New York, NY 10027

Publications

Corporate Prediction Markets

Review of Economic Studies, Volume 82, Issue 4, October 2015, 1309-1341. Abstract in ACM EC'14. With Eric Zitzewitz.
Related regulatory activity: CFTC Request for Comment . Reply from Google/Yahoo. Reply from Microsoft. Replies from others.

Press discussion: New York Times (html), FT Magazine (html), InfoWorld (html). A digestible summary via the Freakonomics blog.

Related popular writing (by me): The McKinsey Quarterly, The New Republic.

Teaching material: Harvard Business School Case 607-088

Earlier version: Using Prediction Markets to Track Information Flows.

The Value of Hiring through Employee Referrals

The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Volume 130, Issue 2, May 2015, 805-839. With Stephen Burks, Mitchell Hoffman and Michael Housman.

Press discussion: New York Times once (html), twice (html).

Television Advertising and Online Search

Management Science, Volume 60 Issue 1, January 2014, pp. 56-73. With Mingyu Joo, Kenneth C Wilbur and Yi Zhu.

Winner of the 2015 John D. C. Little Award, given annually to the best marketing-related paper published in Management Science or Marketing Science.

Finalist of the 2015 Frank M. Bass Dissertation Paper Award, given annually to the best marketing paper derived from a Ph.D. thesis published in Management Science or Marketing Science.

Do Workers Comply with Salary History Bans? Voluntary Disclosure, Adverse Selection, and Unraveling

American Economic Association, Papers and Proceedings. With Amanda Agan and Laura Gee.

The Managerial Effects of Algorithmic Fairness Activism

American Economic Association, Papers and Proceedings. With Fabrizio Dell'Acqua and Sandra Matz.

Algorithmic Social Engineering

American Economic Association, Papers and Proceedings. With Megan T. Stevenson.