Academic Placements

Graduates of our PhD program have gone on to become leading scholars at top universities.

Our recent academic placements are listed by year of graduation, with their dissertation title.

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Douglas Laporte, ’23

Washington University in St. Louis
Measuring Cross-Sectional Variation in Expected Returns: A Machine Learning Approach

Shawn Shi, ’22

University of Washington
How Does Better Public Firm Disclosure Affect Private Firm Financing?

Andrew Baker, ’21

Stanford University (Post-doc); UC Berkeley (2022)
Essays in Corporate Governance

Stefan Huber, ’21

Rice University
Loan Loss Measurement and Bank Lending

Sara Malik, ’21

University of Utah
Without a Word of WARN-ing: Advance Notice, Information Quality, and Labor Market Outcomes

Steven Mitsuda, ’20

University of Montana
The Effect of Chief Accounting Officers on Financial Reporting Quality

Edward M. Watts, ’20

Yale School of Management
Lemons or Unicorns: The Market for Pre-IPO Employee Equity

Chloe L. Xie, ’20

MIT Sloan School of Management
The Signal Quality of Earnings Announcements: Evidence From an Informed Trading Cartel

Ken Li, ’19

McMaster University
Linguistics Fundamentals in Earnings Press Releases

Christina Zhu, ’19

Big Data as a Governance Mechanism

Kurt H. Gee, ’18

Penn State University, Smeal College of Business
Readability, Profitability, and Discretionary MD&A Text

Charles McClure, ’18

University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
Determinants of Tax Avoidance

Trung Nguyen, ’18

Harvard Business School
The Effectiveness of White-Collar Crime Enforcement: Evidence from the War on Terror

Economic Analysis & Policy

Martino Banchio, ’23

Bocconi University (2024)
Adaptive Algorithms and Collusion via Coupling

Daniel Chen, ’23

Princeton University
Analysis of Modern Market Structures

Zi Yang Kang, ’23

Harvard University (postdoc); University of Toronto (2024)
The Public Option and Optimal Redistribution

Suraj Malladi, ’21

Cornell University
Delegated Screening and Robustness

Enrique Ide, ’20

IESE Business School

Yucheng Liang, ’20

briq Institute (Postdoc); Carnegie Mellon University (2021)
Learning from unknown information sources

Anthony Lee Zhang, ’19

University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
Competition and Manipulation in Derivative Contract Markets

Dmitry Arkhangelsky, ’18

Center for Monetary and Financial Studies (CEMFI)
Essays in Econometrics

Shannon Liu, ’18

University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management
Theory and Applications of Collective Investment


Xu Lu, ’23

University of Washington, Foster School of Business
Monetary Transmission and Portfolio Rebalancing: A Cross-Sectional Approach

Lulu Wang (Yichuan), ’23

Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management
Payment Network Competition

Amy Wang Huber, ’22

University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School
Lender Preference, Borrower Market Power, and the Effect of RRP

Dan Luo, ’22

Chicago Booth (postdoc); Chinese University of Hong Kong
Raising Capital from Investor Syndicates with Strategic Communication

Yilin (David) Yang, ’22

The City University of Hong Kong
What Quantity of Reserves Is Sufficient?

Samuel Antill, ’20

Harvard Business School
Essays in Financial Economics

Jonathan Wallen, ’20

Harvard Business School
Markups to Financial Intermediation in Foreign Exchange Markets

Yu An, ’19

Johns Hopkins University, Carey Business School
Competing with Inventory in Dealership Markets

Jiacui Li, ’19

University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business
Sophisticated Inattention and Investor Underreaction

Wenhao Li, ’19

University of Southern California
Public Liquidity and Financial Crises

Yiming Ma, ’18

Columbia Business School
Intermediation in the Interbank Lending Market

Yang Song, ’18

University of Washington, Foster School of Business
Essays in Financial Economics


George (Zhida) Gui, ’23

Columbia University, GSB
Designing Promises with Reference-Dependent Customers: The Case of Online GroceryDelivery Time

Rupali Kaul, ’23

Using Marketing Technology to Grow Small Businesses: Evidence from Field Experiments in Emerging Markets

Shwetha Mariadassou, ’23

Erasmus University, Rotterdam School of Management
The Effects of Information Modality on Decision-Making

Wendy J. De La Rosa, ’22

The Impact of Resource Timing on Consumers' Resource Perceptions, Justifications, and Discretionary Spending

Jen Park, ’22

University of British Columbia
The Role of Response Modes in Consumer Judgment and Choice

Michelle (Yingze) Song, ’22

Boston College
How Do Personalized Recommendations Affect Consumer Exploration: A Field Experiment

Jessica Yu, ’22

University of Michigan, Ross School of Business
Search, Selectivity, and Market Thickness in Two Sided Markets

Christopher J. Bechler, ’21

University of Notre Dame
A Categorical Perspective on Attitudes: Implications for Perceived Change, Persuasive Targeting, and the Attitude-Behavior Relationship

Rhia Catapano, ’21

University of Toronto
Essays on the Role of Values in Changing Minds

Shreya Kankanhalli, ’21

Pennsylvania State University
Modernizing Retail Firms in Emerging Markets

Megan Hunter, ’20

Boston College, Carroll School of Management
Strategic Utilization and Communication of Information

Ilya Morozov, ’20

Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management
Consumer Behavior, Pricing, and Product Entry in Markets with Information Frictions

Melanie Brucks, ’19

Columbia University, GSB
The Creativity Paradox: Encouraging Creative Ideas Blocks Idea Generation

Justin T. Huang, ’18

University of Michigan, Ross School of Business
Visibility Policy, Seller Incentives, and Pricing Dynamics in a Digital Goods Marketplace

Operations, Information & Technology

Mingxi Zhu, ’23

Georgia Tech, Scheller College of Business
Essays on Optimization Algorithms and its Applications in Online Platform Revenue Management

Wenjia Ba, ’22

University of British Columbia
Sequential Decision Making in Online Platforms

Wanning Chen, ’22

University of Washington
Learning and Decision-Making with Matrix-Shaped Data

Bar Light, ’21

Microsoft Research (Post Doc); Tel Aviv University
Market Design for Platforms and the Analysis of Large Games

Danqi Luo, ’21

University of California, San Diego
Impacts of Emergency Department Crowding: from Identification to Mitigation

Jae Hyuck Park, ’21

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Post-doc)
Essays in Perishable Inventory Management

Zhengli Wang, ’21

University of Hong Kong
A Stochastic Steepest Descent Approach to Entrepreneurial Opportunity Search

Xavier Sebastian Warnes, ’21

Stanford University, Wood Institute (Post-doc)
Social Good, Fairness, and Efficiency in Operations Management

Ignacio Andres Rios, ’20

The University of Texas at Dallas
Essays on Behavioral Market Design

Organizational Behavior

Abraham Oshotse, ’23

Emory University
Inferring Social Structure from Digital Trace Data: Applications to Organizations and Markets

Natasha Overmeyer, ’23

University of Oregon
Selling Snake Oil and Unicorns: Performative Standardization in the Evaluation and Socialization Processes of Entrepreneurial Ideas

Paul Vicinanza, ’23

UC Berkeley, Haas Business School (post doc)
The Social Structure of Knowledge Innovation, Diffusion, and Practice

Charles Chu, ’22

Boston University
Essays on Self, Meaning, and Polarization

Shiya Wang, ’22

Harvard Business School (Post-Doc)
Pay-Setting, Gender Inequality, and Initial Salary Offers

Vivian Xiao, ’22

Vanderbilt University (postdoc)
A New Understanding of Race and Gender in Leadership: Punishments and Rewards for Breaking or Adhering to Gender Norms Across Race

Matt Cummins, ’21

ESSEC Business School
Essays in Nonverbal Organizational Design

Chunchen Xu, ’21

Stanford University (Post-doc)
Know yourself: centrality of beliefs to the self predicts an interest in exploration

Anjali M. Bhatt, ’20

Santa Fe Institute (Postdoc); Harvard Business School (2021)
Neither blank slate nor set in stone: Cultural behaviors of organizational newcomers

Solène Delecourt, ’20

University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business
Field Experiments in Performance Inequality Among Small Businesses: Evidence from India and Uganda

Naomi M. Fa-Kaji, ’20

Rice University (Postdoc)
Seeing Harm, Thinking, "Humans": Perceptions of Harm Prompt Human-Driven Explanations

Amelia M Stillwell, ’20

University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business
Gendered Racial Boundary Maintenance: Social Penalties for White Women in Interracial Relationships

Matthew Corritore, ’18

McGill University
Essays on the Consequences and Determinants of Cultural Heterogeneity in Firms

Jennifer E. Dannals, ’18

Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business
Essays in Social Norm Perception

Arthur Jago, ’18

University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business (Postdoc)
Locating Conviction Within Organizations

Julian J. Zlatev, ’18

Harvard Business School
Self-Interest and Other-Interest Motives in Prosocial Behavior

Political Economics

Marcos Salgado, ’22

Fundação Getulio Vargas
Building Loyalty through Personal Connections: Evidence from the Spanish Empire

Ashutosh Thakur, ’21

National University of Singapore
Matching Theory Applications in Political Economy

Hugh Xiaolong Wu, ’21

Washington University in St. Louis (Postdoc); Washington University in St. Louis
Field Experiments in Firms

Nathan Atkinson, ’19

ETH Zurich (Postdoc); University of Wisconsin Law School (2021)
Essays in Law and Business

Thomas Choate, ’19

Duke University (PostDoc); George Washington University (2021)
Essays in Political Economy

Christian Fong, ’19

University of Michigan, Political Science
The Allocation of Rights to Congressional Leaders

Zhao Li, ’19

Princeton University, Department of Politics
Three Essays on Money in Politics in the United States