Faculty Global Research

The Center for Global Management provides seed funding for UCLA Anderson faculty and doctoral students to support global research and course development that address topics related to global management, 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 hiring of research assistants (UCLA Anderson Ph.D. and MBA students are encouraged), datasets, data collection and analysis, as well as support for international research travel, co-author meetings and research conference attendance. 

2013-2014 Global Research Grant Awardees

Faculty

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"

Doctoral Students

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 Grant Awardees (Click to expand)

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.

2010-2012 Global Research Grant Awardees (Click to expand)

In recent years, as part of the UCLA CIBER grant, faculty and doctoral research grants have successfully promoted interest in international research on the part of both UCLA Anderson and UCLA faculty and doctoral students. Funding typically supported international research travel, conference attendance and research assistants. Over $85,000 in faculty seed, assistant faculty development and doctoral grants were awarded as part of the UCLA CIBER grant during 2010-2012.

Faculty 

Paola Giuiliano, UCLA Anderson School of Management, Global Economics and Management Area
Miriam Golden, UCLA Department of Political Science
Noah Goldstein, UCLA Anderson School of Management, Management and Organizations Area
Keyvan Kashkooli, UCLA Anderson School of Management, Management and Organizations Area
Peter Katona, UCLA Geffen School of Medicine
Kumar Rajaram, UCLA Anderson School of Management, Decisions, Operations and Technology Management Area
Richard Roll, UCLA Anderson School of Management, Finance Area and Kuntara Pukthuanthong, San Diego State University
Michael Ross, UCLA Department of Political Science
Nico Voigtlaender, UCLA Anderson School of Management, Global Economics and Management Area
Shi Zhang, UCLA Anderson School of Management, Marketing Area
Magali Delmas, UCLA Institute of the Environment
Reza Ahmadi, UCLA Anderson School of Management, Decisions, Operations and Technology Management Area

Doctoral Students 

Joshua Eisenman, UCLA Department of Political Science
Kyle Herkenhoff, UCLA Department of Economics
Mitsuru Igami, UCLA Anderson School of Management, Global Economics and Management Area
Tom Narins, UCLA Department of Geography
Meher Varma, UCLA Department of Anthropology