Aggie Longhorn Innovations Conference

Conference date

12 Nov 2021


300 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78705 (Room 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.

Free Registration:


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 Chen, 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