Aggie Longhorn Innovation Conference

Friday November 12th, 9am - 6:30 pm

Rowling Hall (RRH) 4.408

The Aggie Longhorn Innovation (ALI) Conference will be held at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin on November 12th, 2021. The ALI Conference is jointly held by the Salem Center for Policy and the Mays Innovation Research Center at Texas A&M. The conference aims to discuss many of the modern pressing issues faced in policy and innovation research. 

Register here for free:  


9:00am – Breakfast  

10:00 am – 10:45am – Aaron Phipps, West Point 
Unintended Consequences of Teacher Performance Pay: Evidence from Washington D.C. 

11:00am – 11:45am – Vish Krishnan, University of California San Diego  
Invigorating Innovation: Nuanced Models for Development in a Turbulent World 

12:00pm – 12:50pm – Lunch  
Salem Center Student Research Assistants Poster Presentations 

1:00pm – 1:45pm – Ruidi Huang, Southern Methodist University  
Gender Bias in Promotions: Evidence from Financial Institutions 

2:00pm – 2:45pm – Tristan Fitzgerald  
How do venture capitalists actually make investment and contracting decisions? Internal Evidence from Startup Accelerators 

2:45pm – 3:15pm, Afternoon coffee break 

3:30pm – 4:15pm – Xiao Cen, Texas A&M University 
Household Wealth and Entrepreneurial Career Choices: Evidence from Climate Disasters 

4:30pm – 5:15pm – Nicholas Snashall-Woodhams, University of Texas at Austin 
Disentangling Frictions and Preferences Under Non-Linear Pricing

5:30pm – 6:30pm – Keynote: Peter Klein, Baylor 
Entrepreneurship and Property Rights