Jennifer Brown

Eccles School of Business

University of Utah


Professor Brown’s research focuses on platform competition, competitors’ strategies in tournaments, and job seekers’ behavior during the Great Recession. She holds a Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley, and previously held appointments at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and UBC’s Sauder School of Business.

Vote History

Statement Vote Confidence Comments
Amazon’s new $15 per hour minimum wage will force other companies to follow suit. Disagree 7 “Amazon may pitch its new policy as ‘doing the right thing,’ but those headlines don’t disentangle benevolence and a firm’s push to get out ahead of a tightening labor market. After all, turnover may be costly for Amazon — especially if automation has already replaced some of its lowest-skilled workers. Other firms may follow the changing labor market more than they follow Amazon’s policies.”
Restrictions on skilled immigration will cause US firms to to shift more operations overseas. Neither Agree nor Disagree 7 “This may be true for tech and (some) engineering jobs, but organizations can’t readily relocate many high-skill, user-facing professionals, such as doctors, nurses, professors, etc. Some jobs are simply not mobile.”
Uber has to develop self-driving cars in the next 10 years in order to remain viable. Did Not Answer
A trade war will be more disruptive to business than to consumers. Neither Agree nor Disagree 5 “What harms businesses will likely hurt its consumers; what harms consumers will likely hurt the firms from which those consumers demand goods and services.”
Concern over consumer privacy will fundamentally limit businesses’ ability to use big data. Strongly Agree 7 “Regulators will face pressure unless consumers understand how their own data create value and see how the value is shared with them. Both big hurdles.”