Bo Cowgill

Assistant Professor
Columbia Business School

Email: [email protected]
3022 Broadway, Uris Hall
New York, NY 10027

Working Papers

Matchmaking Principals: Theory and Evidence from Internal Labor Markets

Summary HBR article: How to Design an Internal Talent Marketplace. Also, see our related paper about a new mechanism. With Jonathan Davis, Pablo Montagnes and Patryk Perkowski.

Salary History and Employer Demand: Evidence from a Two-Sided Audit

NBER WP #29460. Summaries: NBER Digest, WEF, and VoxEU. With Amanda Agan and Laura Gee. Related: Salary History Bans and Unravelling.

Political Power and Market Power

Summaries/discussion: VoxEU/CEPR and Equitable Growth. With Andrea Prat and Tommaso Valletti.

Bias and Productivity in Humans and Algorithms

Discussion: New York Times, Forbes, Harvard Business Review.

Stock Compensation and Employee Attention

With Eric Zitzewitz.

Delegation in Hiring: Evidence from a Two-Sided Audit Study

With Patryk Perkowski.

Legalizing Entrepreneurship

NBER WP #30624. With Dany Bahar and Jorge Guzman. Summary/discussion at World Bank-UNHCR Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement.

Principals Matching Agents: Applications to Organizations and Auctions

With Jonathan Davis and Pablo Montagnes.

Biased Programmers? Or Biased Data? A Field Experiment in Operationalizing AI Ethics

Older Working Papers

The Impact of Algorithms on Judicial Discretion: Evidence from Regression Discontinuities


Algorithmic Bias: A Counterfactual Perspective

With Catherine Tucker

Algorithmic Fairness and Economics

Earlier version containing additional lit review. With Catherine Tucker.

Using Prediction Markets to Track Information Flows

With Eric Zitzewitz.

Competition and Productivity in Employee Promotion Contests


Incentive Effects of Equity Compensation

With Eric Zitzewitz.

"The US-Canada Border Effect: Evidence from Online Commerce"

With Cosmina Dorobantu.

"Worldwide Gravity in Online Commerce"

With Cosmina Dorobantu.