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.

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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

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

Tsahi Versano (Ph.D. '11)
First academic placement: Yale University
Dissertation Title: Discretionary Disclosure in Agencies
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

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

Mingshan Zhang (Ph.D. '05)
First academic placement: Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
Dissertation Title: Three Essays in Accounting
Dissertation Chair: Professor Hughes

Chi Cheng (Ph.D. '14)
First placement: Brattle Group
Dissertation Title: Chief Financial Officer Turnovers and Firm Performance
Disseration Chair: Professor Trueman

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

 

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

Boyoun Choi (Ph.D. '15)
First academic placement: Goldman Sachs
Dissertation Title:Information Chains and Content Management
Dissertation Chair: Professor Karmarkar

George Georgiadis (PhD '13)
First academic placement: Boston University
Dissertation Title: Interdisciplinary Essays in Economics and Operations Management
Dissertation Chair: Professor Tang

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

Sarang Deo (Ph.D. '07)
First academic placement: Kellogg, Northwestern University
Dissertation Title: Three Essays in Healthcare Operations 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

Thanos Papadimitriou (Ph.D. '04)
First academic placement: Bocconi University, Italy
Dissertation Title: Efficient Data Inventory Management
Dissertation Chair: Professor Mamer

Sandeep Rath (Ph.D. '16)
Academic placement: UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Dissertation Title:Resource Planning Models for Healthcare Organizations
Dissertation Chair: Professor Rajaram

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

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

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

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

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

Thomas Roemer (Ph.D. '00)
First academic placement: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dissertation Title: Managing Product Development Processes
Dissertation Chair: Professor Ahmadi

Paul Rebeiz (Ph.D. '16)
Placement: Amazon
Dissertation Title:Management of Demand Response Programs in the Electricity Industry
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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Rafael Porsani (PhD. '18)
First Academic Placement: UCLA Statistics (Lecturer)
Dissertation Title: Machine Learning and Asset Pricing Models
Dissertation Co-Chairs: Professor Subrahmanyam and Professor Roll

Eric Cho (Ph.D. '17)
First Academic placement: Korea
Dissertation Title: The Impact of Local Media on Household Investment Decisions
Dissertation Co-Chairs: Professor Subrahmanyam and Professor Gabriel

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

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

Florian Schulz (Ph.D. '14)
First academic placement: University of Washington
Dissertation Title: Essays in Finance and Economics
Dissertation Chair: Professor Garmaise

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

Michael Nowotny (Ph.D. '11)
First academic placement: Boston University
Dissertation Title: Asset Pricing with Heterogeneous Agents and Disaster Risk
Dissertation Chair: Professor Grinblatt

Albert Sheen (Ph.D. '09)
First academic placement: Harvard Business School
Dissertation Title: Essays on Corporate Investment
Dissertation Chair: Professor Bernardo

Yuzhao Zhang (Ph.D. '08)
First academic placement: Temple University
Dissertation Title: Essays on Return Predictability and Volatility Estimation
Dissertation Chair: Professor Roll

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aurelien Philippot (Ph.D. '15)
First academic placement: Universite Laval, Canada
Dissertation Title: Essays in Empirical Finance
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

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

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

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

Yi Zhou (Ph.D. '08)
First academic placement: University of Oklahoma
Dissertation Title: Leverage, Asset Pricing and Its Implications
Dissertation Chair: Professor Geske

Selale Tuzel (Ph.D. '05)
First academic placement: University of Southern California
Dissertation Title: Three Essays in Asset Pricing
Dissertation Chair: Professor Grinblatt

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

Amit Goyal (Ph.D. '02)
First academic placement: Emory University
Dissertation Title: Three Essays on the Predictability of Stock Returns
Dissertation Chair: Professor Roll

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

Pansy Lin (Ph.D. '00)
First academic placement: Emory University
Dissertation Title: Equity Pricing in International Markets: Three Empirical Essays
Dissertation Chair: Professor Roll

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

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

Brian Waters (Ph.D. '15)
First academic placement: University of Colorado, Boulder
Dissertation TItle: Essays in Finance
Disseration Chair: Professor Carlin

Shaun Davies (Ph.D. '13)
First academic placement: University of Colorado, Boulder
Dissertation Title: Essays in Finance
Dissertation Chair: Professor Carlin

Priyank Gandhi (Ph.D. '12)
First academic placement: Notre Dame University
Dissertation Title: Systemic Risks, Financial Intermediaries and Asset Markets
Dissertation Chair: Professor Longstaff

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

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

Brett Myers (Ph.D. '07)
First academic placement: Purdue University
Dissertation Title: Effects of the Political Process on Financial Topics
Dissertation Chair: Professor Garmaise

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

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

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

Felipe Aguerrevere (Ph.D. '00)
First academic placement: University of Alberta, Canada
Dissertation Title: Essays on Real Options
Dissertation Chair: Professor Schwartz

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

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

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

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

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

Stefano Fiorin (Ph.D. '17)
First academic placement: Postdoctoral research at UCSD
Dissertation Title: Essays in Behavioral Economics
Dissertation Chair: Professor Bursztyn

Juan Marcos Wlasiuk (Ph.D. '13)
First academic placement: Universidad Adolfo Ibanez, Chile
Dissertation Title: Essays on International Development
Dissertation Chair: Professor Edwards

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

Roberto Jaime Alvaraez Espinoza (Ph.D. '06)
First academic placement: Universidad de Chile
Dissertation Title: Three Essays on Export Transitions
Dissertation Chair: Professor Edwards

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

Yang Yang (Ph.D. '17)
First academic placement: IMF
Dissertation TItle: Essays on Economic Growth and International Trade
Disseration Chair: Professor Wacziarg

Mitsuru Igami (Ph.D. '12)
First academic placement: Yale University
Dissertation TItle: Three Essays on Creative Destruction
Disseration Chair: Professor Leamer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Daniel Walters (Ph.D. '17)
First academic placement: INSEAD
Dissertation Title: Known Unknowns in Judgment and Choice
Dissertation Chair: Professor Fox

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

Ming-Hong Tsai (Ph.D. '12)
First academic placement: Singapore Management University
Dissertation Title: Information Sharing Within Groups
Dissertation Chair: Professor Shih

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

Ho Kim (Ph.D. '13)
First academic placement: Azusa Pacific University
Dissertation Title: Consumer Online Search and New-Product Marketing
Dissertation Chair: Professors Hanssens

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

Michael Trusov (Ph.D. '07)
First academic placement: University of Maryland
Dissertation Title: Three Essays on Internet Marketing
Dissertation Chair: Professor Bucklin

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

Shijin Yoo (Ph.D. '04)
First academic placement: Singapore Management University
Dissertation Title: Essays on Customer Equity and Product Marketing
Dissertation Chair: Professor Hanssens

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wayne Taylor (Ph.D. '17)
First academic placement: SMU Cox
Dissertation Title: Modeling Customer Behavior in Loyalty Programs
Dissertation Chair: Professor Bodapati

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

Inigo Gallo (Ph.D. '13)
First academic placement: Boston University
Dissertation Title: The Processing and Evaluation of Experiences
Dissertation Chair: Professor Sood

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

Oliver Rutz (Ph.D. '07)
First academic placement: Yale University
Dissertation Title: Three Essays on Paid Search Advertising
Dissertation Chair: Professor Bucklin

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

Andres Terech (Ph.D. '04)
First academic placement: IAE/Universidad Austral, Argentina
Dissertation Title: Three Essays on Consideration Sets
Dissertation Chair: Professor Bucklin

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

 

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

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

David Bardolet (Ph.D. '08)
First academic placement: Bocconi University
Dissertation Title: New Perspectives on Capital Allocation
Dissertation Chair: Professor Fox

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

Rongrong Ren (Ph.D. '05)
First academic placement: Purdue University
Dissertation Title: Learning by Firms and Technological Innovation
Dissertation Chair: Professor Sorenson

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

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

James Owen Ostler (Ph.D. '13)
First academic placement: University of Michigan
Dissertation TItle: Strategic Risk Taking Under Competition
Dissertation Chair: Professor Lieberman

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

Natarajan Balasubramanian (Ph.D. '07)
First academic placement: Florida International University
Dissertation Title: Essays on Learning and Innovation
Dissertation Chair: Professor Lieberman

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

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

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

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

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

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