About the UCLA Anderson Review


UCLA Anderson Review is a window into the cutting-edge research of expert faculty who are drawn to the school from around the globe. They examine crucial topics in business, the economy and the wider world of human existence. Each month, leading journalists report on UCLA Anderson faculty’s newly published research and most provocative working papers. The Review is produced by UCLA Anderson’s Marketing & Communications team.




Jeff Bailey

Jeff Bailey, UCLA Anderson Review's editor-in-chief, is a former New York Times and Wall Street Journal reporter, editor and columnist. He also served as the editor of Crain's Chicago Business and was the founding editor of YCharts, a financial analysis platform, and has written widely for national magazines. Bailey works from Seattle and Los Angeles.

Monika Brown

Monika Brown is a freelancer in data visualization. She previously worked as a trader at UBS, Goldman Sachs and several hedge funds before starting a second career in data analysis and data visualization. She holds an MBA from UC Berkeley, a B.A. from Brown University and, more recently, an M.Sc. in data science and advanced analytics from Nova IMS in Lisbon, Portugal.

Carla Fried

Carla Fried is a freelance journalist who specializes in personal finance, with a keen interest in how behavioral issues impact consumer decisions. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Money magazine, Barron's, Bloomberg, CNBC and Consumer Reports. Fried works from Lisbon.

Dee Gill

Dee Gill specializes in translating scholarly and technical research into material aimed at broader audiences. Her articles have appeared in publications for the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and other institutions. Formerly, she worked as a freelance writer for the Wall Street Journal, Time magazine, The Economist and the New York Times, and as a foreign correspondent in London for AP/Dow Jones News. Gill works from St. Petersburg, Florida.

Evelyn Iritani

Evelyn Iritani is a Pulitzer Prize-winning business writer whose articles have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Al Jazeera America, Global Trade Magazine, Zester Daily and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. She is working on a book on the exchange of civilian hostages during World War II. Iritani works from Seattle.

Christina Le Beau

Christina Le Beau is a longtime freelance journalist who has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Salon, BusinessWeek, American Demographics, Preservation and Crain's Chicago Business. She's from Rochester, New York, but currently lives and works on the road, traveling throughout North America in an Airstream with her family. Find her on Instagram.

Tom Petruno

Tom Petruno is a veteran financial writer. His work appears in the Los Angeles Times, Kiplinger's magazine and elsewhere. He was the financial columnist for the Los Angeles Times from 1990 to 2011. Before that he was markets editor for USA TODAY. Petruno is based in Los Angeles.

Michael Totty

Michael Totty is a freelance reporter and editor. Previously, he was a news editor with the Wall Street Journal in charge of assigning and editing Journal reports on technology, energy, health care, management and other topics. Totty works from Berkeley, California.

Gail Zuniga

Gail Zuniga’s passion is discovering and then visualizing the stories that live inside huge multitab spreadsheets. She loves searching for patterns and grouping parts of data together, allowing form to follow function. She previously worked for the Wall Street Journal as a graphics editor and as an information designer for a worldwide consulting firm. Zuniga works from New York.


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