Research Seminars - Department of Defense Management

Research banner v2.0
Research Banner
Nested Applications
Reseach Seminars

Reseach Seminars

The DDM’s Research Seminar Series invites academic researchers from around the country to present their working papers on a wide range of topics relevant to DDM academic areas (economics, financial management, operations and logistics management, management and organizations, acquisition). The Series facilitates thought-provoking discussions between the DDM faculty and external scholars, hence directly fulfilling the NPS mission “to sustain academic excellence, foster and encourage a program of relevant and meritorious research which both supports the needs of Navy and Department of Defense while building the intellectual capital of Naval Postgraduate School faculty.”




1/23/2023 | Location: Ingersoll Hall, Room 263 | Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Dario Pozzoli (Copenhagen Business School) will present
Title of Seminar: Automation and Low-Skill Labor
by Katja Mann and Dario Pozzoli


Changes in the supply of low-skill labor may affect robot adoption by firms. We test this hypothesis by exploiting an exogenous increase in the local labor supply induced by a large influx of immigrants into Danish municipalities. Using the Danish employer-employee matched dataset over the period 1995-2019, we show in a shift-share regression that a larger share of migrants in a municipality leads to fewer imports of robots at the firm-level. We rationalize this finding in a simple model of robot adoption in which robots and low-skill workers are substitutes. As many advanced economies are facing labor shortages, this paper sheds light on the future of robotization.

03/24/2022 | Location: Zoom | Time: 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Title of Seminar: Enemy at the Gates:  IPOs and Peer Firms' Voluntary Disclosure
Dr. Ivy Zhang, Associate Professor; School of Business, University of California, Riverside.


10/19/2021 | Location: Zoom | Time: 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Title of Seminar: Navigating in the Dark:  Dark Personality in  the Workplace and its Implications for Leadership
Dr. Peter Harms, Associate Professor of Managements; Culverhouse College of Business, University of Alabama


07/13/2021 | Location: Zoom | Time: 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Title of Seminar: Service Industrialization and the US Economy
Dr. Uday Karmarkar, UCLA Distinguished Professor and LA Times Chair of Technology and Strategy; UCLA Anderson School of Management


04/09/2021 | Location: Zoom | Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Title of Seminar: Pay Now, Play Later: Political Connections and Underwriting Relationships in the Muni Market
Z. Jay Wang, University of Oregon


01/12/2021 | Location: Zoom | Time: 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Title of Seminar: Reshaping Adolescents' Gender Attitudes: Evidence from a School-Based Experiment in India. 
Seema Jayachandran, Northwestern University


02/12/2020 | Location: Ingersoll Hall 122 | Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Title of Seminar: Deliver Capability to the Warfighter - Faster!
Jeff Dunlap, NPS


01/23/2020 | Location: Ingersoll Hall 278 | Time: 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Title of Seminar: Religion and 360º strategic thinking: A View from Europe
Sean Oliver-Dee, Oxford University


09/20/2019 | Location: Ingersoll Hall | Time: 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Title of Seminar: How Controlling Failure Perceptions Affects Performance (Evidence from a Field Experiment)
Jason Schloetzer, Georgetown University


08/01/2019 | Location: Ingersoll Hall | Time: 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Title of Seminar: Introduction to the Design Structure Matrix (DSM) for Management and Engineering Researchers
Tyson Browning, Texas Christian University


07/17/2019 | Location: Reed 201 | Time: 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Title of Seminar: Influence over-qualification on hiring decisions, job-selection, and performance
Patricia Martinez, Loyola Marymount University


05/30/2019 | Reed Hall 201 | 3:00 - 4:30 pm
A DDDAMS-based Surveillance and Crowd Control via UABs and UGVs
Young-Jun Son, University of Arizona


01/31/2019 | Reed Hall 201 | 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Labor Market Impacts of the Seattle Minimum Wage Initiative
Jacob Vigdor, University of Washington 


For more information about the DDM’s Research Seminar Series, please contact Chong Wang, the faculty coordinator, at 831-656-2665 or