Who we are


The Accommodating Generations in Employment (AGE) Initiative at NYU Stern conducts research on cutting-edge topics pertaining to the increasingly older and intergenerational workplace and workforce. Broad study themes include age, ageism, and generational issues, and related organizational, HR, legal, public policy, and societal implications. 

In its research focus, the AGE Initiative emphasizes two key trends that affect industrialized economies around the globe: 

People are working longer than ever before in the industrialized world—a trend that shows no signs of slowing down. At the same time, the rate of age discrimination charges has also risen in recent years. Resolving this tension benefits employers and workers alike—and more broadly, limits the economic stagnation that many fear an aging population will cause.

Never before have so many generations co-existed in business and society. From an organizational perspective, the need to accommodate differing styles, expectations, and outlooks of diverse generations has never been greater.

Nevertheless, very little scholarship elucidates the implications of these trends for the modern workplace. Filling in the gaps, we seek to be at the forefront of research on these topics. Our ultimate aim is to help maximize the productivity of businesses and societies within an aging, intergenerational world.

  • Yair Berson, Bar-Ilan University

  • Jennifer Chatman,  UC Berkeley Haas School of Business

  • Ulrike Fasbender, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany

  • Allison Flamion, University of Liege, Belgium

  • Seval Gundemir, University of Amsterdam

  • David Hancock, University of Massachusetts Amherst

  • Hal Hershfield, UCLA Anderson School of Business

  • Astrid Homan, University of Amsterdam

  • Laura Kray, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business

  • Ashley Martin, Stanford Graduate School of Business

  • Kieran O’Connor, UVA McIntire School of Commerce

  • Shaul Oreg, IRL School, Cornell University

  • Katherine Phillips, Columbia Business School

  • Daron Sharps, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business

  • Chris To, Northwestern Kellogg School of Management

  • Elad Sherf, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

  • Ting Zhang, Harvard Business School

  • Xin Zhang, Peking University Beijing

  • Victoria Barbalat

  • Emily Brown

  • Sydney Cheng

  • Allison Dai

  • Aleena Francisco

  • Sanjana Gupta

  • Samyak Jain

  • Richa Jatia

  • Alice Jiang

  • Jane Kyerematen

  • Kitty Liang

  • Lucy Lian

  • Jodie Miller

  • Paisley Millhausen

  • Megan Montero

  • Melanie Sequeira

  • Rihani Shah

  • Avijit Singh 

  • Jenna Smith

  • Lauren Smith

  • Zac Stern

  • Eileene Suh

  • Lisa Testa

  • Frank Wang

  • Ron Yakar

  • Judy Zhou

  • Alex Zoeckler

  • Kathleen Zhang