Jason Sandvik is an Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management. He was previously an Assistant Professor at Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business. His research focuses on corporate governance, specifically the implications of board structure on corporate performance. His published work considers the causal relation between board monitoring effectiveness and a firm’s credit quality.
Among his works in progress, he investigates the effects of board gender diversity on IPO performance and on the labor market outcomes of a firm’s workforce. He also studies the effect that CEO compensation, CEO risk exposure, and CEO activism have on firm value. His second stream of research considers various questions in labor economics.
His published work investigates the role of knowledge-sharing among coworkers in improving individual and firm-wide productivity. His other published work identifies the heterogeneous effort and turnover responses of workers who experience an adverse compensation change. His ongoing work in this area considers the treatment and selection effects of formal workplace mentorship programs and the efficacy tournaments in eliciting creative ideas from employees.