Placement

 

Recent Academic Placement of Our Ph.D. Graduates

All students who completed their Ph.D. in 1999 or later and who accepted faculty positions at universities are listed below. More than 90 percent of our graduates accepted academic positions during this period.

Accounting
Decisions, Operations, and Technology Management
Finance
Global Economics and Management
International Business and Comparative Management
Information Systems
Management and Organizations
Marketing
Strategy

Accounting

 
Omri Even-Tov (Ph.D. '15)
First academic placement: U.C. Berkeley
Dissertation Title: Can the Bond Price Reaction to Earnings Announcements Predict Future
                               Stock Returns?

Dissertation Chair: Professor Trueman
Ben Lourie (Ph.D. '15)
First academic placement: U.C. Irvine
Dissertation Title: The Revolving-Door of Sell-side Analysts: A Threat to Analysts' Independence? 
Dissertation Chair: Professor Hayn
Chi Cheng (Ph.D. '14)
First placement: Brattle Group
Dissertation Title: Chief Financial Officer Turnovers and Firm Performance
Disseration Chair: Professor Trueman
Daniel Aobdia (Ph.D. '12)
First academic placement: Northwestern University
Dissertation Title: Sharing Suppliers and Information Spillovers: The Case of the Auditor
Dissertation Chair: Professor Hughes
Elizabeth Gutierrez (Ph.D. '12)
First academic placement: Florida International University
Dissertation Title: Evidence on the Role of Accounting Conservatism in Debt Contracting 
Dissertation Chair: Professor Aboody
Ruihao Ke (Ph.D. '12)
First academic placement: Southern Methodist University
Dissertation Title: Predicting Financial Distress: The Role of Earnings Quality
Dissertation Chair: Professor Trueman
Tsahi Versano (Ph.D. '11)
First academic placement: Yale University
Dissertation Title: Discretionary Disclosure in Agencies
Dissertation Chair: Professor Trueman
Mingshan Zhang (Ph.D. '05)
First academic placement: Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
Dissertation Title: Three Essays in Accounting
Dissertation Chair: Professor Hughes

Decisions, Operations and Technology Management

 
Christian Blanco (Ph.D. '17)
Academic placement: Ohio State University
Dissertation Title: Three Essays in Sustainable Operations Management: Climate Change Strategies,
                              Safety, and the Role of Information on Conservatism   

Dissertation Co-Chairs: Professor Caro and Professor Corbett
Sandeep Rath (Ph.D. '16)
Academic placement: UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Dissertation Title: Resource Planning Models for Healthcare Organizations 
Dissertation Chair: Professor Rajaram
Paul Rebeiz (Ph.D. '16)
Placement: Amazon
Dissertation Title: Management of Demand Response Programs in the Electricity Industry
Dissertation Chair: Professor Ahmadi
Boyoun Choi (Ph.D. '15)
First academic placement: Goldman Sachs
Dissertation Title: Information Chains and Content Management
Dissertation Chair: Professor Karmarkar
Wei Zhang (Ph.D. '15)
First academic placement: University of Hong Kong
Dissertation Title: Understanding the Process and Impacts of Price Bargaining and Contracting in
                              High-Tech Supply Chains: A Combination of Empirical and Theoretical Analysis

Dissertation Chair: Professor Ahmadi
Aparupa Das Gupta (Ph.D. '14)
First academic placement: No placement
Dissertation TItle: The Design of Experimental Service Processes 
Disseration Co-Chairs: Professor Karmarkar and Professor Roels
George Georgiadis (PhD '13)
First academic placement: Boston University
Dissertation Title: Interdisciplinary Essays in Economics and Operations Management 
Dissertation Chair: Professor Tang
Morvarid Rahmani (Ph.D. '13)
First academic placement: Georgia Institute of Technology
Dissertation Title: The Dynamics of Collaboration in Knowledge-Based Work Processes
Dissertation Co-Chairs: Professor Karmarkar and Professor Roels
Foad Iravani (Ph.D. '12)
First academic placement: University of Washington
Dissertation Title: Essays on Supply Chains Facing Competition from Gray Markets
Dissertation Chair: Professor Ahmadi
Dimitrios Andritsos (Ph.D. '11)
First academic placement: HEC, Paris
Dissertation Title: Interdisciplinary Studies in Operations Management: Applications in Healthcare
                              and Marketing

Dissertation Chair: Professor Tang
Onesun Steve Yoo (Ph.D. '10)
First academic placement: University College London, UCL School of Management
Dissertation Title: Time Allocation Strategies for Entrepreneurial Operations Management 
Dissertation Chair: Professor Corbett
Soo-Haeng Cho (Ph.D. '08)
First academic placement: Carnegie Mellon University
Dissertation Title: Asymmetric Optimal Policies in Multi-Dimensional Operational Decisions 
Dissertation Chair: Professor McCardle
Sarang Deo (Ph.D. '07)
First academic placement: Kellogg, Northwestern University
Dissertation Title: Three Essays in Healthcare Operations Management
Dissertation Chair: Professor Corbett
Rui Yin (Ph.D. '07)
First academic placement: Arizona State University
Dissertation Title: Pricing and Production for the Supply Chain Management
Dissertation Chair: Professor Tang
Murat Bayiz (Ph.D. '05)
First academic placement: University of Southern California
Dissertation Title: Coordination and Incentive Contracts in Stochastic Project Management
Dissertation Chair: Professor Corbett
Barbara Somlo (Ph.D. '05)
First placement: Amgen Pharmaceuticals 
Dissertation Title: Distribution Planning for the Motion Picture Industry: Models, Applications
                              and Analysis

Dissertation Co-Chairs: Professor Ahmadi and Professor Rajaram
Deming Zhou (Ph.D. '05)
First academic placement: Chinese Hong Kong University
Dissertation Title: Three Essays on Supply Chain Competition with Different Network Structures
Dissertation Chair: Professor Karmarkar
Aydin Alptekinoglu (Ph.D. '04)
First academic placement: University of Florida
Dissertation Title: Essays on Operations-Marketing Strategy
Dissertation Co-Chairs: Professor Corbett and Professor Tang
Thanos Papadimitriou (Ph.D. '04)
First academic placement: Bocconi University, Italy
Dissertation Title: Efficient Data Inventory Management
Dissertation Chair: Professor Mamer
Thomas Roemer (Ph.D. '00)
First academic placement: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dissertation Title: Managing Product Development Processes
Dissertation Chair: Professor Ahmadi
Laura Melody Williams (Ph.D. '00)
First academic placement: U.S. Naval Post Graduate School
Dissertation Title: Strategic Decision Support for Project Portfolio Management in the Public Sector
Dissertation Chair: Professor Karmarkar

Finance

 
Eric Cho (Ph.D. '17)
Academic placement: Korea
Dissertation Title: The Impact of Local Media on Household Investment Decisions
Dissertation Co-Chairs: Professor Subrahmanyam and Professor Gabriel
Shenje Hshieh (Ph.D. '17)
First academic placement: City University of Hong Kong
Dissertation Title: Essays in Corporate Goverance and Innovation
Dissertation Chair: Professor Garmaise
Nimesh Patel (Ph.D. '17)
First academic placement: University of Hawaii, Shidler College of Business
Dissertation Title: Essays in Empirical Finance
Dissertation Chair: Professor Welch
Jiasun Li (Ph.D. '16)
First academic placement: George Mason University
Dissertation TItle: The Role of Information in Financial Markets, Security Design, and Theory
                              of the Firm

Disseration Chair: Professor Grinblatt
Robert Richmond (Ph.D. '16)
First academic placement: New York University Stern School of Business
Dissertation Title: Essays on the Fundamental Determinants of International Asset Prices
Dissertation Chair: Professor Chernov
Yuji Sakurai (Ph.D. '16)
Placement: Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Dissertation Title: How Does the Bond Market Perceive Macroeconomic Risks under Zero
                              Lower Bound?

Dissertation Co-Chairs: Professor Longstaff and Professor Chernov
Yaron Levi (Ph.D. '15)
First academic placement: USC
Dissertation Title: Information Architecture and Intertemporal Choice: A Randomized Field
                              Experiement in the United States

Dissertation Chair: Professor Welch
Aurelien Philippot (Ph.D. '15)
First academic placement: Universite Laval, Canada
Dissertation Title: Essays in Empirical Finance
Dissertation Chair: Professor Garmaise
Brian Waters (Ph.D. '15)
First academic placement: University of Colorado, Boulder
Dissertation TItle: Essays in Finance
Disseration Chair: Professor Carlin
Florian Schulz (Ph.D. '14)
First academic placement: University of Washington
Dissertation Title: Essays in Finance and Economics
Dissertation Chair: Professor Garmaise
Xiaolan Zhang (Ph.D. '14)
First academic placement: University of Texas
Dissertation Title: Human Capital Investment, Cash Flow Risk and Capital Structure Dynamics
Dissertation Chair: Professor Lustig
Shaun Davies (Ph.D. '13)
First academic placement: University of Colorado, Boulder
Dissertation Title: Essays in Finance
Dissertation Chair: Professor Carlin
Phillip Wool (Ph.D. '13)
First academic placement: State University of New York, Buffalo
Dissertation Title: Essays Concerning the Network Structure of Mutual Fund Holdings and the
                              Behavior of Institutional Investors

Dissertation Chair: Professor Roll
Saurabh Ahluwalia (Ph.D. '12)
First academic placement: University of New Mexico
Dissertation Title: Three Essays in Empirical Finance
Dissertation Co-Chairs: Professor Bernardo and Professor Subrahmanyam
Priyank Gandhi (Ph.D. '12)
First academic placement: Notre Dame University
Dissertation Title: Systemic Risks, Financial Intermediaries and Asset Markets
Dissertation Chair: Professor Longstaff
Michael Nowotny (Ph.D. '11)
First academic placement: Boston University
Dissertation Title: Asset Pricing with Heterogeneous Agents and Disaster Risk
Dissertation Chair: Professor Grinblatt
Konark Saxena (Ph.D. '11)
First academic placement: University of New South Wales
Dissertation Title: Essays in Empirical Finance
Dissertation Co-Chairs: Professor Chowdhry and Professor Roll
Alberto Plazzi (Ph.D. '10)
First academic placement: Swiss Institute of Finance, Switzerland
Dissertation Title: Essays on Real Estate and International Asset Pricing   
Dissertation Chair: Professor Torous
Albert Sheen (Ph.D. '09)
First academic placement: Harvard Business School
Dissertation Title: Essays on Corporate Investment 
Dissertation Chair: Professor Bernardo
Cesare Fracassi (Ph.D. '09)
First academic placement: University of Texas at Austin
Dissertation Title: Social Networks and Finance
Dissertation Co-Chairs: Professor Grinblatt and Professor Tate
Ehud Peleg (Ph.D. '08)
First academic placement: USC Marshall School
Dissertation Title: Three Essays on Asset Pricing, Portfolio Choice and Behavioral Finance
Dissertation Co-Chair: Professor Benartzi and Professor Subrahmanyam
Yuzhao Zhang (Ph.D. '08)
First academic placement: Temple University
Dissertation Title: Essays on Return Predictability and Volatility Estimation
Dissertation Chair: Professor Roll
Yi Zhou (Ph.D. '08)
First academic placement: University of Oklahoma
Dissertation Title: Leverage, Asset Pricing and Its Implications
Dissertation Chair: Professor Geske
Brett Myers (Ph.D. '07)
First academic placement: Purdue University
Dissertation Title: Effects of the Political Process on Financial Topics
Dissertation Chair: Professor Garmaise
Juhani Linnainmaa (Ph.D. '06)
First academic placement: University of Chicago
Dissertation Title: Essays on Learning and Investment Behavior
Dissertation Chair: Professor Grinblatt
Alessio Saretto (Ph.D. '06)
First academic placement: Purdue University
Dissertation Title: Three Essays in Empirical Asset Pricing
Dissertation Chair: Professor Roll
Selale Tuzel (Ph.D. '05)
First academic placement: University of Southern California
Dissertation Title: Three Essays in Asset Pricing
Dissertation Chair: Professor Grinblatt
Laura Frieder (Ph.D. '04)
First academic placement: Purdue University
Dissertation Title: An Investigation of the Trading Patterns and Heuristics of Stockholders
Dissertation Co-Chairs: Professor Roll and Professor Subrahmanyam
Martin Dierker (Ph.D. '03)
First academic placement: University of Houston, Bauer College of Business
Dissertation Title: The Link between Informational Efficiency and Economic Efficiency: Essays on
                              Corporate Disclosure Policy and Private Information Acquisition
 
Dissertation Chair: Professor Subrahmanyam
Justin Sai Pang Chan (Ph.D. '03)
First academic placement: Singapore Management University
Dissertation Title: Essays on Liquidity and Stock Returns 
Dissertation Chair: Professor Subrahmanyam
Ashley Wenqing Wang (Ph.D. '03)
First academic placement: University of California, Irvine, Graduate School of Management
Dissertation Title: Three Essays on Empirical Asset Pricing
Dissertation Co-Chairs: Professor Longstaff and Professor Brennan
Shingo Goto (Ph.D. '02)
First academic placement: University of South Carolina
Dissertation Title: Three Essays on Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy 
Dissertation Chair: Professor Torous
Amit Goyal (Ph.D. '02)
First academic placement: Emory University
Dissertation Title: Three Essays on the Predictability of Stock Returns
Dissertation Chair: Professor Roll
Bing Han (Ph.D. '02)
First academic placement: Ohio State University
Dissertation Title: Towards a Better Understanding of Stocks Interest Rate Derivatives and Real Estate
                               Investment Trusts: Three Essays in Financial Economics

Dissertation Chair: Professor Grinblatt
Jiang Luo (Ph.D. '01)
First academic placement: Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
Dissertation Title: Three Essays in Finance: Demographics and the Equity Premium, Capital Budgeting
                              and Compensation with Asymmetric Information and Moral Hazard; Risk Sharing,
                              Welfare and a New Security 

Dissertation Chair: Professor Brennan
Shu Yan (Ph.D. '01)
First academic placement: University of Arizona
Dissertation Title: Three Essays on Stock Market Volatility and Stock Return Predictability
Dissertation Chair: Professor Roll
Felipe Aguerrevere (Ph.D. '00)
First academic placement: University of Alberta, Canada
Dissertation Title: Essays on Real Options
Dissertation Chair: Professor Schwartz
Augusto Castillo (Ph.D. '00)
First academic placement: Catolica University, Chile
Dissertation Title: Essays on Event Studies and on Numerical Methods
Dissertation Chair: Professor Brennan
Pansy Lin (Ph.D. '00)
First academic placement: Emory University
Dissertation Title: Equity Pricing in International Markets: Three Empirical Essays 
Dissertation Chair: Professor Roll
Yihong Xia (Ph.D. '00)
First academic placement: University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School
Dissertation Title: Three Essays on the Effect of Learning and Predictability on Optimal Dynamic
                               Portfolio Strategies and Asset Prices

Dissertation Chair: Professor Brennan

Global Economics and Management

 
Andrea Di Miceli (Ph.D. '17)
Placement: Analysis Group
Dissertation Title: Essays on Development and Political Economics
Dissertation Chair: Professor Wacziarg
Stefano Fiorin (Ph.D. '17)
First academic placement: Postdoctoral research at UCSD
Dissertation Title: Essays in Behavioral Economics
Dissertation Chair: Professor Bursztyn
Yang Yang (Ph.D. '17)
First academic placement: IMF
Dissertation TItle: Essays on Economic Growth and International Trade
Disseration Chair: Professor Wacziarg
Alvaro Garcia (Ph.D. '14)
First academic placement: Post Doc - UCLA Economics Department
Dissertation Title: Essays on Firms and International Trade
Dissertation Co-Chairs: Professor Leamer and Professor Voigtlaender
Juan Marcos Wlasiuk (Ph.D. '13)
First academic placement: Universidad Adolfo Ibanez, Chile
Dissertation Title: Essays on International Development
Dissertation Chair: Professor Edwards
Mitsuru Igami (Ph.D. '12)
First academic placement: Yale University
Dissertation TItle: Three Essays on Creative Destruction
Disseration Chair: Professor Leamer
Bernardo Morais (Ph.D. '11)
First academic placement: Federal Reserve Board
Dissertation Title: Uncertainty and the Relative Price of Investment Goods
Dissertation Chair: Professor Wacziarg
Daniel A. Dias (Ph.D. '10)
First academic placement: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Dissertation Title: Essays in International Trade and Globalization
Dissertation Co-Chairs: Professor Leamer and Professor Wacziarg
Christine Richmond (Ph.D. '10)
First academic placement: World Bank
Dissertation Title: Essays on Firm Performance and Dynamics in Developing Countries
Dissertation Chair: Professor Edwards
Brian Kelleher Richter (Ph.D. '10)
First academic placement: University of Western Ontario, Canada
Dissertation Title: Essays in Political Economy and Finance
Dissertation Co-Chairs: Professor Leamer and Professor Wacziarg
Roberto Jaime Alvaraez Espinoza (Ph.D. '06)
First academic placement: Universidad de Chile
Dissertation Title: Three Essays on Export Transitions
Dissertation Chair: Professor Edwards
Juan Jauregui (Ph.D. '06)
First academic placement: IAE - Universidad Austral, Argentina
Dissertation Title: Three Essays on External Sector Crises
Dissertation Chair: Professor Edwards
Marc Junkunc (Ph.D. '04)
First academic placement: The University of Miami
Dissertation Title: Toward a Greater Economic Understanding of Entrepreneurial Activity: Examining
                              the Nature and Importance of Specialized Knowledge

Dissertation Co-Chairs: Professor Osborne and Professor Leamer
Wenjin Kang (Ph.D. '04)
First academic placement: National University of Singapore
Dissertation Title: Towards a Better Understanding of Liquidity, Trading Behavior, and Stock Returns:
                              Three Essays in Market Microstructure

Dissertation Co-Chairs: Professor Subrahmanyam
Anusha Chari (Ph.D. '00)
First academic placement: University of Chicago
Dissertation Title: Essays on the Microstructure of Foreign Exchange Markets 
Dissertation Chair: Professor Darby
Rajesh Chakrabarti (Ph.D. '99)
First academic placement: University of Alberta, Canada
Dissertation Title: Essays on Information and Linkages in Financial Markets
Dissertation Chair: Professor Roll

International Business and Comparative Management

 
William Tracy (Ph.D. '08)
First academic placement: Rensselaer Polytechnic University
Dissertation Title: Three Essays on Firm Learning
Dissertation Chair: Professor McKelvey
Sahn-Wook Huh (Ph.D. '04)
First academic placement: Brock University, Canada
Dissertation Title: Essays on Financial Markets and Trading Behavior
Dissertation Chair: Professor Subrahmanyam
Tatsuo Ushijima (Ph.D. '03)
First academic placement: Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan, Graduate School of International Management
Dissertation TItle: Evolution of Multinationality and the Value of the Firm
Dissertation Chair: Professor Lieberman
Heather Berry (Ph.D. '01)
First academic placement: Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Dissertation Title: The Exploitation and Development of Intangible Assets by Multinational
                              Enterprises (MNEs): An Empirical Analysis of the Foreign Direct Investment
                              of US and Japanese MNEs, 1974-1997

Dissertation Co-Chairs: Professor de la Torre and Professor Sakakibara
Javier Gomez Biscarri (Ph.D. '00)
First academic placement: University of Navarra, Spain
Dissertation Title: Interest Rates and the Transition to a Monetary Union
Dissertation Co-Chairs: Professor Edwards and Professor Leamer

Information Systems

 
Ping Wang (Ph.D. '05)
First academic placement: Rensselaer Polytechnic University
Dissertation Title: Fashion in Information Technology
Dissertation Chair: Professor McKelvey
David R. Firth (Ph.D. '03)
First academic placement: University of Montana, School of Business Administration
Dissertation Title: Supply of Information into, Search of Information within, and use of Information
                              from Information Technology-Based Organizational Memory Systems

Dissertation Chair: Professor Swanson
Enrique Dans (Ph.D. '00)
First academic placement: Instituto de Empressa, Spain
Dissertation TItle: Three Essays on IT Innovation and Productivity
Disseration Chair: Professor Swanson

Management and Organizations

 
Ashley Angulo (Ph.D. '17)
First academic placement: postdoc at Disney Research
Dissertation Title: The Role of Feelings of Endowment in Charitable Giving Decisions
Dissertation Chair: Professor Goldstein
Daniel Walters (Ph.D. '17)
First academic placement: INSEAD
Dissertation Title: Known Unknowns in Judgment and Choice
Dissertation Chair: Professor Fox
Thomas Altura (Ph.D. '15)
First academic placement: Rensselaer San Jose State University
Dissertation Title: The Social Facticity of Partner-Status: The Case of Local Governments and
                              Investment Banks

Dissertation Chair: Professor Jacoby
Peter Norlander (Ph.D. '14)
First academic placement: Loyola- Chicago
Dissertation Title: Organizing Migrations: People and Knowledge Flows in the Global Economy
Dissertation Chair: Professor Erickson
Benjamin Everly (Ph.D. '13)
First academic placement: University of Sussex
Dissertation TItle: The Fear of Femininity: How Men's Motivation to Maintain Manhood Status
                               Influences Performance

Dissertation Chair: Professor Shih
Angélica Gutiérrez (Ph.D. '12)
First academic placement: Post Doc-University of Michigan
Dissertation Title: The Effect of Social Dominance Orientation on Reactions to University and
                               Employment Recruitment and Selection Policies

Dissertation Chair: Professor Unzueta
Nicholas Hays (Ph.D. '12)
First academic placement: Post Doc-New York University
Dissertation Title: Social Climbing: A Contextual Approach to Understanding the Effects of Social
                               Hierarchy on Individual Cognition and Behavior

Dissertation Co-Chairs: Professor Bendersky and Professor Goldstein
Ming-Hong Tsai (Ph.D. '12)
First academic placement: Singapore Management University
Dissertation Title: Information Sharing Within Groups
Dissertation Chair: Professor Shih
Alice Wieland (Ph.D. '12)
First academic placement: University of Nevada, Reno
Dissertation Title: Gender and Decision-Making: Competitive, Risky and Entrepreneurial Decisions:
                              Three Essays Related to How Sex and Gender Influence Decisions in Different
                              Contexts

Dissertation Chair: Professor McKelvey
Rangapriya Narasimhan (Ph.D. '11)
First academic placement: University of San Diego
Dissertation Title: Understanding Intrapreneurs and the Mechanics of Opportunity Exploitation
Dissertation Co-Chairs: Professor Lawrence and Professor Flamholtz
Neha Parikh Shah (Ph.D. '10)
First academic placement: Rutgers University
Dissertation Title: The Individual Performance Effects of Multiplex Relationships in Workplace
                              Social Networks

Dissertation Chair: Professor Lawrence
Vicki Scherwin (Ph.D. '09)
First academic placement: Long Beach State University
Dissertation Title: The Overlooked Dimension of Leadership: Follower Self-Interest
Dissertation Chair: Professor Culbert
Emily Mung-Lam Nason (Ph.D. '08)
First academic placement: Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
Dissertation Title: Uncertainty and Fairness Judgments: The Role of Information Ambiguity
Dissertation Chair: Professor Jacoby
Hilla Dotan (Ph.D. '07)
First academic placement: Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Dissertation Title: Friendship Ties at Work: Origins, Evolution and Consequences for Managerial
                              Effectiveness

Dissertation Chair: Professor Lewin
Wei Hua (Ph.D. '05)
First academic placement: Singapore Management University
Dissertation Title: The Role of Social Context: Putting Similarity Effects on Organizational Attachment
                               in Perspective

Dissertation Co-Chairs: Professor Lawrence and Professor Lewin
Jean-Francois Axel Hugues Coget (Ph.D. '04)
First academic placement: HEC School of Management, Paris
Dissertation Title: Leadership in Motion: An Investigation into the Psychological Processes that Drive
                              Behavior when Leaders Respond to Real-Time Operational Challenges

Dissertation Chair: Professor Culbert
Zeynep Aksehirli (Ph.D. '03)
First academic placement: Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
Dissertation Title: Transfer of Organizational Norms through Electronic Communication
Dissertation Chair: Professor Lawrence

Marketing

 
Charlene Chu (Ph.D. '17)
First academic placement: Chapman University
Dissertation Title: Of Photographs, Souvenirs, and Ticket Stubs: Understanding Mementos
Dissertation Chair: Professor Shu
Marissa Sharif (Ph.D. '17)
First academic placement: Wharton School of Business
Dissertation Title: The Benefits of Emergency Reserves in Goal Preference and Persistence
Dissertation Chair: Professor Shu
Wayne Taylor (Ph.D. '17)
First academic placement: SMU Cox
Dissertation Title: Modeling Customer Behavior in Loyalty Programs
Dissertation Chair: Professor Bodapati
Lisa Jiang (Ph.D. '16)
First academic placement: Post Doc- Carnegie Mellon
Dissertation Title: How Consumers React to the Negative Emotions of Loss, Embarrassment,
                              and Stress

Dissertation Chair: Professor Drolet Rossi
Mirei Takashima (Ph.D. '16)
First academic placement: No placement
Dissertation Title: Self-Expression Through Brand and Consumption Choices: Examining
                              Cross-Cultural Differences

Dissertation Chair: Professor Sood
Paul Hoban (Ph.D. '14)
First academic placement: University of Wisconsin
Dissertation Title: Advertising, Promotion, and Reviews: Three Models to Better Understand
                              Internet Marketing

Dissertation Chair: Professor Bucklin
Elizabeth Webb (Ph.D. '14)
First academic placement: University of Hong Kong
Dissertation Title: Understanding Risk Preference and Perception in Sequential Choice
Dissertation Chair: Professor Shu
Rafael Becerril Arreola (Ph.D. '13)
First academic placement: University of South Carolina
Dissertation TItle: Modeling Consumer Preferences for Status-signaling Brands: Branding, Pricing
                              and Product-line Decisions

Disseration Chair: Professor Hanssens
Inigo Gallo (Ph.D. '13)
First academic placement: Boston University
Dissertation Title: The Processing and Evaluation of Experiences
Dissertation Chair: Professor Sood
Ho Kim (Ph.D. '13)
First academic placement: Azusa Pacific University
Dissertation Title: Consumer Online Search and New-Product Marketing
Dissertation Chair: Professors Hanssens
Hyewook Jeong (Ph.D. '11)
First academic placement: Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
Dissertation Title: The Indecisive Consumer: Coping with Negative Emotion by Seeking Variety
Dissertation Chair: Professor Drolet Rossi
Min Ha Hwang (Ph.D. '10)
First academic placement: McGill University, Canada
Dissertation Title: Three Essays on Food and Grocery Retailing 
Dissertation Co-Chairs: Professor Bronnenberg and Professor Thomadsen
Claudia Townsend (Ph.D. '10)
First academic placement: University of Miami
Dissertation Title: The Impact of Product Aesthetics in Consumer Choice
Dissertation Chair: Professor Sood
Hyun Sang Shin (Ph.D. '08)
First academic placement: Long Island University
Dissertation Title: Strategic and Financial Implications of New Product Quality in High-Tech Industries
Dissertation Chair: Professor Hanssens
Oliver Rutz (Ph.D. '07)
First academic placement: Yale University
Dissertation Title: Three Essays on Paid Search Advertising
Dissertation Chair: Professor Bucklin
Michael Trusov (Ph.D. '07)
First academic placement: University of Maryland
Dissertation Title: Three Essays on Internet Marketing
Dissertation Chair: Professor Bucklin
Paulo Albuquerque (Ph.D. '06)
First academic placement: University of Rochester
Dissertation Title: Using Multi-Market Information to Improve Understanding of Firm and
                              Consumer Behavior

Dissertation Chair: Professor Bronnenberg
Garrett Sonnier (Ph.D. '06)
First academic placement: University of Texas, Austin
Dissertation Title: Bayesian Analysis of Consumer Willingness-to-Pay
Dissertation Chair: Professor Ainslie
Amit Joshi (Ph.D. '05)
First academic placement: University of Central Florida
Dissertation Title: The Direct, Indirect and Feedback Effects of Marketing Actions
Dissertation Chair: Professor Hanssens
Yi Cathy Chen (Ph.D. '04)
First academic placement: Singapore Management University
Dissertation Title: Understanding the Impact of Certain and Uncertain Store Promotions on
                               the Decision-Making Process in Product Choices
 
Dissertation Co-Chairs: Professor Scott and Professor Zhang
Andres Terech (Ph.D. '04)
First academic placement: IAE/Universidad Austral, Argentina
Dissertation Title: Three Essays on Consideration Sets
Dissertation Chair: Professor Bucklin
Shijin Yoo (Ph.D. '04)
First academic placement: Singapore Management University
Dissertation Title: Essays on Customer Equity and Product Marketing
Dissertation Chair: Professor Hanssens
Julian Villanueva (Ph.D. '03)
First academic placement: IESE Business School, Spain
Dissertation Title: Acquisition Channels and Price Discrimination in a Customer Equity Framework
Dissertation Chair: Professor Hannsens
Caterina Sismeiro Ribeiro (Ph.D. '02)
First academic placement: University of Southern California
Dissertation Title: Modeling and Browsing and Purchase on the Internet Using Clicstream Data
Dissertation Chair: Professor Bucklin
Loraine Lau (Ph.D. '01)
First academic placement: University of Minnesota
Dissertation Title: Understanding Consumers' Evaluations of Mixed Affective Experiences
Dissertation Co-Chairs: Professor Aaker and Professor Scott
Koen Pauwels (Ph.D. '01)
First academic placement: Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College
Dissertation Title: Long-Term Marketing Effectiveness in Mature, Emerging and Changing Markets
Dissertation Chair: Professor Hanssens

Strategy

 
Bennett Chiles (Ph.D. '17)
First academic placement: Columbia University
Dissertation Title: Shrouded Information and Strategic Transparency: Three Essays on
                                Price Obfuscation

Dissertation Chair: Professor Lieberman
Cristian Ramirez (Ph.D. '17)
First academic placement: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Dissertation Title: Three Essays on Non-Monetary Incentives and Employee Compensation
Dissertation Chair: Professor Larkin
Vanessa Burbano (Ph.D. '15)
First academic placement: Columbia University
Dissertation Title:Three Essays on Corporate Social Responsibility
Dissertation Co-Chairs: Professor Lieberman and Profesor Snyder
Bo Kyung Kim (Ph.D. '13)
First academic placement: No placement
Dissertation Title: Essays on the Effect of Financial Crises on Corporate Management
Dissertation Chair: Professor Lieberman
James Owen Ostler (Ph.D. '13)
First academic placement: University of Michigan
Dissertation TItle: Strategic Risk Taking Under Competition
Dissertation Chair: Professor Lieberman
Sara Elizabeth Parker (Ph.D. '13)
First academic placement:Rutgers University
Dissertation Title: Conflict of Interest and Incentives in Health Care
Dissertation Co-Chairs: Professors Lieberman and Professor Ramanarayanan
David Bardolet (Ph.D. '08)
First academic placement: Bocconi University
Dissertation Title: New Perspectives on Capital Allocation
Dissertation Chair: Professor Fox
Marco Huesch (Ph.D. '08)
First academic placement: Duke University
Dissertation Title: Three Essays in Healthcare Economics
Dissertation Co-Chairs: Professor McKelvey and Professor Zame
Hyok-Jon Dharma Kwon (Ph.D. '08)
First academic placement: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dissertation Title: The Impact of Uncertainty on Operational Decisions
Dissertation Chair: Professor Lippman
Gabriel Natividad (Ph.D. '08)
First academic placement: NYU, Stern School
Dissertation Title: Essays in Corporate Finance and Strategy
Dissertation Co-Chairs: Professor Bernardo and Professor Lieberman
Natarajan Balasubramanian (Ph.D. '07)
First academic placement: Florida International University
Dissertation Title: Essays on Learning and Innovation
Dissertation Chair: Professor Lieberman
Jeongsik Lee (Ph.D. '07)
First academic placement: Georgia Institute of Technology
Dissertation Title: Essays on the Economics of Exchange Networks
Dissertation Co-Chairs: Professor de Figueiredo and Professor Sorenson
Rongrong Ren (Ph.D. '05)
First academic placement: Purdue University
Dissertation Title: Learning by Firms and Technological Innovation
Dissertation Chair: Professor Sorenson
Jina Kang (Ph.D. '02)
First academic placement: California State University, Fullerton
Dissertation Title: The Knowledge Advantage: Tracing and Testing the Impact of Knowledge
                              Characteristics and Relationship Ties on Project Performance

Dissertation Chair: Professor Goodman
Belen Villalonga (Ph.D. '01)
First academic placement: Harvard Business School
Dissertation Title: 'Chop Shop' Valuation Models and the Diversification Discount: Issues of Causality,
                                Selectivity and Aggregation 

Dissertation Co-Chairs: Professors Roll and Rumelt
Panayiota Konstantina Kiousis (Ph.D. '00)
First academic placement: Ohio State University
Dissertation Title: Knowledge, Incentives, and Growth
Dissertation Co-Chairs: Professor McKelvey and Professor Zame
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