What’s Current December 2023

December  2023


Dear Anderson Community:

Welcome to the December edition of What’s Current. We are ending the year strong at Anderson with much to celebrate, including the graduations of our 2023 MSBA and MFE classes!
While the first half of the month was packed with activities, I hope that you can now fully relax and enjoy the rest of the holiday season with your family and friends. I wish each of you a wonderful holiday!

Dean Tony Bernardo

Congratulations to Our 2023 Graduates in the MFE and MSBA Programs!

After 15 months of study, our quants tossed up their caps and walked across the stage

Watch MFE Reflection
Watch MSBA Celebration

Who Is the 2023 John Wooden Global Leadership Award Recipient?

This year’s winner reaches new heights

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Happy Holidays from Our #UCLAEntrepreneurs!

Get in the holiday spirit with our Venture Accelerator Gift Guide, featuring eight of our favorite Bruin-owned businesses — you’ll find something for everyone on your list!

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What Is the Business Value of
Inclusive Ethics?

Heather Maiirhe Caruso and Eugene Caruso outline how UCLA Anderson’s new initiative readies MBAs for ethical management and leadership

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Technology and Organizational Culture Are at the Center of Advancing Our Mission

Seattle alumni welcomed us for a conversation about
Anderson’s strategic plan

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UCLA Anderson Forecast Says, Despite Geopolitical Uncertainty, Data Indicate No Recession

California’s slower-growing economy still continues to outpace the weak growth of the U.S. economy

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Fernanda Bravo’s Healthcare Analytics Course Untangles a Nuanced Industry

Students tap multiple data sources to arrive at better decision making, applying techniques to real situations

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The Fink Center’s Credit Pitch Competition Holds Tangible Value

First-year MBA students from as far away as London compete and even launch careers in investment management

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Riot Games Principal Strategist Keeps a Laser Focus

When he wanted to pursue a career in esports, Matt Boyd (’15) made a beeline for the greater UCLA Anderson network

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Going Big, Differently: Amazon Versus Google

As Marvin Lieberman shows, these leviathans have distinct strategies and methods for growth

Listen Now

Do Workers Cross State Lines for Higher Minimum Wages?

Anderson’s Brian Wheaton carries on research of the complex topic of low-wage labor markets

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Anderson in the News

December highlights in the global press

The cybertruck must be huge—or it will dig Tesla’s grave
Olav Sorenson observes that whether Tesla ends up making money on its new vehicle will depend on selling enough units after investing heavily in the equipment and processes for producing it at scale.

Meet the newest Forbes 30 Under 30
Along with two other UCLA faculty members in the science category, Shohini Kundu was named to the 2023 Forbes 30 Under 30 list in finance.

Wall Street Journal
California is desperate for affordable housing but can’t stop getting in its own way
A study co-authored by UCLA Ziman Center’s Stuart Gabriel details the bottlenecks in the entitlement and approval process that delay increasing multifamily housing stock.

Interesting Engineering
5 ways the future of wine is changing
Research by Magali Delmas shows that organic and biodynamic farming has significant positive effects on wine quality, which she says is “another example of sustainable goods providing additional benefits to consumers.”

Investment Executive
How short sellers help stock prices
New research co-authored by Bernard Herskovic finds that brokers leak information on smart shorts into the market.