Faculty and Doctoral

At a research university such as UCLA, a highly effective means of increasing global content of courses is through support of the global research of faculty, Ph.D. and MBA students.

Faculty and Doctoral

The Center for Global Management provides seed funding to support UCLA Anderson faculty and doctoral students in developing global research and courses with business and management relevance that advances global management thinking and addresses topics related to global management and economic issues, international relations or issues of global/regional cooperation with business and management relevance. Proposals with an applied focus are preferred, though theoretical proposals with a strong global focus are also considered. Development of case studies or other pedagogical materials is encouraged, and the CGM especially welcomes interdisciplinary proposals. Funding decisions are made by the directors of the CGM, in consultation with the Global Research and Teaching Advisory Committee. Funding is typically used for the hiring of research assistants (UCLA Anderson Ph.D. and MBA students are encouraged), purchase of datasets, data collection and analysis, as well as support for international research travel, co-author meetings and attendance at research conferences.


2015-2016 GLOBAL RESEARCH FACULTY GRANT RECIPIENTS

Leonardo Bursztyn, assistant professor of global economics and management, in collaboration with
David Yanagizawa-Drott, Harvard Kennedy School:

“Understanding and Shifting Social Norms: Evidence from Female Labor Force Participation in Saudi Arabia.”

Charles Corbett, IBM Chair in Management and professor of operations management and sustainability and Felipe Caro, Associate Professor of decisions, operations and technology management, in collaboration with Christian Blanco, UCLA Anderson Ph.D. candidate in decisions, operations and technology management (entered 2012):

“Water Footprinting and Disclosure in the Global 500 Firms” (continuation of 2014–15 and 2013–14 awards).

Christian Dippel, assistant professor of global economics and management, in collaboration with Florian Hoffman, University of British Columbia:

“Empire and Innovation: Knowledge Flow in the Colonial Tropics.”

Henry Friedman, Distinguished Professor and Henry Ford Chair in International Management:

“How Political, Institutional and Cultural Factors Affect Capital Markets and Managerial Decisions” (continuation of 2014–15, 2013–14 and 2012–13 awards).

Uday Karmarkar, distinguished professor and L.A. Times Chair in Technology and Strategy, and Vandana Mangal, executive director of Easton Technology Management Center and research director of Business and Information Technologies (BIT):

“Reorganizing the BIT Project: Developing the Infrastructure for the New BIT Model” (continuation of 2014–15, 2013–14 and 2012–13 awards).

Nico Voigtlaender, assistant professor of global economics and management, in collaboration with Alvaro Garcia-Marin (Ph.D. ’14), Universidad de Chile:

“Exporting and Productivity Spillovers (Mexico).”

Romain Wacziarg, Hans Hufschmid , Chair in Management and professor of global economics and management, in collaboration with Klaus Desmet, Stanford University, and Ignacio Ortuno Ortin, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Part 1) andEnrico Spolaore, Tufts University (Part 2):

“Ethnicity, Preferences and Socioeconomic Outcomes: Within Countries and Between Countries” (continuation of 2014–15 and 2013–14 awards).

2015-2016 GLOBAL RESEARCH DOCTORAL GRANT RECIPIENTS

Andrea Di Miceli, Ph.D.candidate in global economics and management (entered 2011):

“The Private Sector Impact on Armed Conflict: The Case of Myanmar.”

Stefano Fiorin, Ph.D. candidate in global economics and management (entered 2012), in collaboration with Andrea Di Miceli:

“Speaking the Same Language: The Effect of Cultural Proximity on Loan Repayment (Kenya)” (continuation of 2014–15 award).

Shenje Hshieh and Jiasun Li Ph.D candidates in finance (both entered 2011):

“The Global Network of Corporate Ownership.”

Vasily Korovkin, Ph.D. candidate in global economics and management (entered 2012):

“Welfare Effects of Foreign Firms’ Access to Domestic Markets: Link through Corruption.”

Bruno Pellegrino, Ph.D. candidate in global economics and management (entered 2014):

“Affect, Context and the Economics of Cooperation (Italy).”

Michael Poyker, Ph.D. candidate in global economics and management (entered 2013), in collaboration with Maxim Ananyev UCLA political science Ph.D. candidate:

“Economic Inequality in the Developing World: Measurement and Applications.”

Yang Yang, Ph.D. candidate in global economics and management (entered 2011):

“Transportation Infrastructure and Spatial Distribution of Firms and Industries (China).”

2014-2015 Global Research Faculty Grant Recipients

Leonardo Bursztyn, Assistant Professor of Global Economics and Management, in collaboration with
Stefano Fiorin, UCLA Anderson Ph.D. Candidate, and
Martin Kanz, World Bank:

“Understanding the Effect of Islamic Finance on Small Enterprises: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment”

Charles Corbett, Professor or Operations Management and Sustainability, and Felipe Caro, Associate Professor of Decisions Operations and Technology Management, in collaboration with Christian Blanco, UCLA Anderson Ph.D. Candidate:

“Water Footprinting and Disclosure in the Global 500 Firms” (continuation of 2013-14 award)

Christian Dippel, Assistant Professor of Global Economics and Management:

“Trade Integration, Manufacturing Competition, and Political Radicalization: German Evidence from 1987-2009"

Sebastian Edwards, Distinguished Professor and Henry Ford Chair in International Management:

“The Importance of Contracts in Investment Decisions: Lessons from the Great Depression” (continuation of 2013-14 award)

Henry Friedman, Assistant Professor of Accounting:

“How Political, Institutional, and Cultural Factors Affect Capital Markets and Managerial Decisions” (continuation of 2013-14 and 2012-13 awards)

Noah Goldstein, Associate Professor of Management and Organizations, in collaboration with Ashley Angulo, UCLA Anderson Ph.D. Candidate, and Helen Colby, UCLA Anderson Post-Doctoral Scholar:

“To Understand How Global Charitable Organizations Can Better Manage Their Donation Campaigns to Optimize Efficiency and Effectiveness in the System by Better Understanding the Underlying Psychology of Prospective Donors and How They Respond to Different Types of Appeals”

Uday Karmarkar, Distinguished Professor and L.A. Times Chair in Technology and Strategy, and Vandana Mangal, Executive Director of Easton Technology Management Center and Research Director of Business and Information Technologies (BIT):

“BIT Global Research Project: The Adoption and Impact of New Information Technologies by Firms and Industries” (continuation of 2013-14 and 2012-13 awards)

Romain Wacziarg, Professor of Global Economics and Management:

“Ethnicity, Preferences and Socioeconomic Outcomes” (continuation of 2013-14 award)

Shi Zhang, Associate Professor of Marketing:

“Brand Stigmatization and Global Branding"

2014-2015 Global Research Doctoral Grant Recipients

Andrea Di Miceli, Ph.D. Candidate, Global Economics and Management (entered 2011):

“Improving Healthcare Delivery by Myanmar’s Private Providers through a Social Franchising Network – Aligning Incentives of Private Providers with Needs of the Population they Serve”

Stefano Fiorin, Ph.D. Candidate, Global Economics and Management (entered 2012):

“Speaking the Same Language: The Effect of Cultural Proximity on Loan Repayment (Indonesia)”

Vasily Korovkin, Ph.D. Candidate, Global Economics and Management (entered 2012):

“Social Norms and Peer Pressure as Determinants of Low Take-Up of Preventative Health Products: Case of Pakistan”

Shekhar Mittal, Ph.D. Candidate, Global Economics and Management (entered 2013):

“Fracking and Farmers of Rajasthan – A Study of the Impact of a Positive and Temporary Income Surge on Spending and Investment Decisions of Farmers”

Yang Yang, Ph.D. Candidate, Global Economics and Management (entered 2011):

“The Effect of Firms’ Technology Upgrading through Machinery Imports”

2013-2014 Global Research Faculty Grant Recipients

Leonardo Bursztyn, Assistant Professor, Global Economics and Management; and co-authors
Bruno Ferman, São Paulo School of Economics;
Peter Koudijs, Stanford Graduate School of Business; and
Ulrike Malmendier, UC Berkeley:

"Experience and Investment - Field Experiments to Study Real World Investment Decisions in Brazil"

Charles Corbett, Professor, Operations Management and Sustainability, and
Felipe Caro, Associate Professor, Decisions Operations and Technology Management:
"Carbon Footprinting and Marginal Abatement Cost Curves in Global Supply Chains: Collaboration with CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project)"

Christian Dippel, Assistant Professor, Global Economics and Management:
"Using Labor Search Theory to Infer Colonizers' Motives from Colonial Careers"

Sebastian Edwards, Distinguished Professor, Global Economics and Management:
"The Importance of Contracts in Investment Decisions: Lessons from the Great Depression"

Henry Friedman, Assistant Professor, Accounting:
"How Political, Institutional, and Cultural Factors Affect Capital Markets and Managerial Decisions" (continuation of 2012-13 award)

Paola Giuliano, Assistant Professor, and Nico Voigtlaender, Assistant Professor, Global Economics and Management:
"Historical Determinants of Industrialization and Entrepreneurship: Evidence from India"

Uday Karmarkar, Distinguished Professor, Decisions Operations and Technology Management, and Vandana Mangal, Executive Director, Easton Research Technology Leadership Program and Research Director, Business and Information Technologies (BIT):
BIT Global Research Project: The Adoption, Implementation and Diffusion of New Information Technologies by Firms and Industries" (continuation of 2012-13 award)

Romain Wacziarg, Professor, Global Economics and Management:
"Ethnicity, Preferences and Socioeconomic Outcomes"

Shi Zhang, Associate Professor, Marketing:
"Consumer Attributions about Product Safety Incidents"
2013-2014 Global Research Doctoral Grant Recipients
Alvaro Garcia Marin, Ph.D. Candidate, Global Economics and Management (entered 2009):
"Export Quality and Product Markups"

Vasily Korovkin, Ph.D. Candidate, Global Economics and Management (entered 2012); and co-author,
Ali Hasanain, Assistant Professor, Lahore University of Management Sciences;
Yasir Khan, Country Economist, International Growth Center, Pakistan; and
Arman Rezaee, Ph.D. Candidate, UC San Diego:
"The Effects of New Monitoring Technologies on Regulatory Compliance: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Pakistan"

Michael Poyker, Ph.D. Candidate, Global Economics and Management (entered 2013) and Maxim Ananyev, Ph.D. Candidate, UCLA Department of Political Science (entered 2012):
"Who Reaps Gains in Trade? International Trade and Inequality in Diverse Societies: Evidence from Africa"

Yang Yang, Ph.D. Candidate, Global Economics and Management (entered 2011):
"Analyzing the Dynamics of Product Quality in International Trade"
2012-2013 Global Research Faculty Grant Recipients
Paola Giuliano, Assistant Professor, and Romain Wacziarg, Professor, Global Economics and Management:
"Biofuels, Food Prices, and the Health of Babies - Focus Mexico"

Mark Garmaise, Associate Professor, Finance:
"Financial Ecosystems of Banks and Firms -Focus Peru"

Leonardo Bursztyn, Assistant Professor, Global Economics and Management; Florian Ederer, Assistant Professor, Strategy; and Noam Yuchtman, Assistant Professor, Business and Public Policy, Hass School of Business, UC Berkeley:
"Productivity and Prejudice - Based on Nationality"

Henry Friedman, Assistant Professor, Accounting: "How Political, Institutional, and Cultural Factors Affect Capital Markets and Managerial Decisions" Nico Voigtlaender, Assistant Professor, Global Economics and Management, and Vasco Carvalho, Assistant Professor, Universitat Pompeu Farba, Barcelona
"The Rise of General Purpose Technologies"

Charles Corbett, Professor, and Felipe Caro, Associate Professor, Decisions Operations and Technology Management:
"Carbon Footprinting in Global Supply Chains"

Jason Snyder, Assistant Professor, Strategy:
"The African Slave Trade and the Present Day Business Environment"

Christian Dippel, Assistant Professor, Global Economics and Management:
"The Effects of a Large Stock to Civic and Political Leadership"

Sebastian Edwards, Professor, Global Economics and Management:
"Is Tanzania a Success Story? A Long Term Analysis"

Uday Karmarkar, Professor, Decisions Operations and Technology Management, and Vandana Mangal, Executive Director, Easton Research Technology Leadership Program and Research Director, Business and Information Technologies (BIT):
"BIT Global Research Project: The Adoption, Implementation and Diffusion of New Information Technologies by Firms."
UCLA Anderson
Understanding the Effect of Islamic Finance on Small
Enterprises: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment
(2015-16)

Leonardo Bursztyn, Assistant Professor of Global Economics And Management



UCLA Anderson
Ethnicity, Preferences and Socioeconomic Outcomes
(2014-15)

Romain Wacziarg, Professor of Economics, Hans Hufschmid Chair in Management



UCLA Anderson
Financial Ecosystems of the Banks and Firms — Focus Peru
(2012-13)

Mark J. Garmaise, Professor of Finance, Robert D. Beyer ’83 Term Chair in Management


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