About BAID

About BAID

"Why is democracy more fragile today than a decade ago?  What are the consequences of media consolidation?  How does AI impact these areas?"

BAID Voting

 

Democracy is widely believed to be necessary for the sustainability of markets and market reforms that encourage investment and innovation.

Surprisingly then, as political polling shows, democracies are living in a moment of crisis. Business is not isolated from these trends. This initiative will explore the impact of social and traditional media, government regulation, misinformation, and new and emerging technologies on democracy.

Initiative Leadership

Led by Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Professor of Leadership and Ethics Bruce Kogut, in collaboration with CBS faculty, including Professors Ann BartelGita JoharAndrea Prat, Andrey Simonov, and external members like Professor Mario Small and Provost and Professor Sergei Guriev, BAID will conduct academic-quality studies and advocacy to stimulate public debate and exchange ideas to strengthen democracies.  

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Ann Bartel

Merrill Lynch Professor of Workforce Transformation, Economics Division

Decisionmaking & Negotiations Faculty

Competitive Strategy Affiliated Faculty

Vice Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Dean’s Office

Gita Johar

Gita Johar

Meyer Feldberg Professor of Business , Marketing Division

Decisionmaking & Negotiations Faculty

Bruce Kogut

Bruce Kogut

Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Professor of Leadership and Ethics, Management Division

Competitive Strategy Affiliated Faculty

Andrea Prat

Andrea Prat

Richard Paul Richman Professor of Business, Economics Division

Competitive Strategy Affiliated Faculty

Andrey Simonov

Andrey Simonov

Gary Winnick and Martin Granoff Associate Professor of Business, Marketing Division

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Mario L. Small

Quetelet Professor of Social Science, Department of Sociology, Columbia University

Upcoming Events

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Democratizing Alternative Energy Solutions to Cities

Thu, February 23, 2023 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST

Location: Dear Mama 611 West 129th Street New York, NY 10027

BlocPower analyzes, finances, and installs clean energy and building decarbonization upgrades in buildings in underserved communities.

Past Events

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The Changing Face of Tyranny in the 21st Century: with comments on Russia and Ukraine

Held on: 10/20/22 from 6-7:30pm at Columbia Business School 

David Geffen Hall at 645 West 130th Street

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