Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Message from Dean Ordóñez 


Faculty Insights 

The Four Stages of Pandemic Response - A White Paper By On Amir, PhD

Consumption, Income Changes, and Heterogeneity: Evidence from Two Fiscal Stimulus Programs By Kanishka Misra and Paolo Surico

Shortcut to a Post-coronavirus World: A Global Pandemic War Bond By Glenn Yago and Steven Zecher


Rady Blog

May 8, 2020: How the Rady Community Is Showing Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 17, 2020: Join Rady Faculty For Market Impacts Of Covid-19 Webinar Series

April 16, 2020: Tips And Resources For Job Searching During The Covid-19 Pandemic

April 8, 2020: How Rady School of Management Alumni Are Responding to Covid-19

April 3, 2020: Rady School of Management Backgrounds For Video Conferencing 

March 20, 2020: March Update From Dean Ordóñez Regarding Covid-19

March 11, 2020: From UC San Diego: Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) Information For The UC San Diego Community


Market Impacts of COVID-19: A Webinar Series Featuring Rady Faculty 

Four Stages of Pandemic Response, Examples from the Freelance Marketplace 

Friday, April 24th, 12:00 to 12:30pm | Watch the recording here

Speaker: On Amir, Marketing Professor and Associate Dean at the Rady School of Management

Moderator: Uma Karmarkar, Assistant Professor of Marketing/ITO


How do Fiscal Stimulus Checks Impact Consumer Spending? Evidence from Prior Fiscal Stimulus Programs 

Friday, May 1, 12:00 to 12:30pm | Watch the recording here

Speaker: Kanishka Misra, Associate Professor of Marketing

Moderator: Karsten Hansen, Professor of Marketing


Physical and Mental Health During COVID-19

Friday, May 8, 12:00 to 12:30pm | Watch the recording here

Speaker: Sally Sadoff, Associate Professor of Economics and Strategic Management

Moderator: Uri Gneezy, Professor of Economics and Strategic Management

  • There is growing concern about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing on physical health and mental well-being. We have been conducting a wellness study with cohorts of undergraduates since February 2019 that tracks students’ physical activity (via Fitbits), mental well-being (via surveys) and academic achievement. Our preliminary analyses demonstrate large disruptions to physical activity and mental health during COVID-19 compared both to baseline and to a prior cohort. Over sixty percent of our participants are now considered at risk for clinical depression, double the rate at baseline.


Supply Chain Insights and Modifications in a Pandemic

Friday, May 15, 12:00 - 12:30pm | Watch the recording here

Speaker: Zal Phiroz, Rady Lecturer

Moderator: Hyoduk Shin, Associate Professor of Innovation, Information Technology and Operations 

  • How supply chains from different industries have changed as a result of COVID-19, and expectations of future changes.
  • Challenges faced by companies (specifically the impact of demand uncertainty across stakeholders).
  • Impacts on long and short term business operations as a result of various phases of the extended supply chain changing.


Stock Market Investor Sentiment During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Friday, May 22, 12:00 - 12:30pm | Watch the recording here

Speaker: Joey Engelberg, Professor of Finance and Accounting

Moderator: Will Mullins, Assistant Professor of Finance

Professor Engelberg will explain how a social media platform for investors called StockTwits can measure investor sentiment during the Covid-19 pandemic. He'll also present evidence that pre-Covid political views are affecting the ways investors are processing information about the pandemic, with Democrat investors holding more pessimistic market expectations during the crisis than Republican investors.


Panera During Covid-19: Lessons in Leadership 

Friday, May 29, 12:00 - 12:45pm | Watch the recording here

Speaker: Niren Chaudhary, CEO of Panera Bread

Moderator: Amy Nguyen-Chyung, PhD MBA-MPA, Rady Lab to Market Faculty

Join us as we hear from Niren Chaudhary, CEO, Panera Bread on Lessons in Leadership at Panera during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will learn their purpose, mission and values at Panera and how they’re looking at success in this ever-changing environment and the new normal. He will discuss lessons learned and the importance of resiliency in the face of adversity.


The Beyster Institute Webinar Library

April 17, 2020 Latest on the Paycheck Protection Program 

Speakers: Sandy Shoemaker, Partner, Plante Moran and Bob Grossman, Shareholder, Polsinelli PC

Moderator: Kim Blaugher, Executive Director, The Beyster Institute 


April 16, 2020 ESOP Issues When Considering Reductions in Wages or Workforce Due to COVID-19

Speakers: Karen Ng, Parnter, Nixon Photography LLP and Becky Hoffman, Senior ESOP Consultant, Principal Financial Group, and Kim Blaugher, Executive Director, The Beyster Institute 


March 26, 2020 What are the Impacts to ESOP Companies from the Economic Instability?


Kim Blaugher, Beyster Institute
Corey Rosen , National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO)
Chris Cooper, Ohio Employee Ownership Center (OEOC)
Jim Bonham, The ESOP Association (TEA)
Lynn DuBois, ESOP Law Group, LLP
Philip Carstens, Foster Garvey PC
Chris Kramer, Strategic Equity Group
Jennifer Briggs, GRITT Business Coaching
Alex Moss, Praxis Consulting Group
Jim Bado, Workplace Development, Inc.



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