In 2016/2017, we recruited 11 new faculty representing six
nationalities and an extraordinary range of disciplines and
experiences. They are now installed across our campuses.
Before completing his PhD at the London School of Economics, Hami worked as a consultant in the area of syndicated loans and project finance. His research analyses how corporate governance reforms, capital market regulation and corporate law affect financial contracting and accounting choice.
Elizabeth’s research focuses on how emotion, non-verbal behaviour, gender and national culture affect the way people assess their own and others’ performance. She aims to make organisations more effective through more accurate evaluation, which was the inspiration for her PhD at Harvard Business School.
John, who joins us from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, has a PhD in macroeconomics from Harvard University. The Economist has described him as “the foremost authority on American productivity figures” and The Wall Street Journal as “the Fed’s point man on productivity”.
Previously teaching at UCLA, Guillaume earned his PhD from MIT. He has won numerous teaching and research awards, and in 2015 was named one of the Poets & Quants ‘Best 40 Business School Professors under 40’. His research is about traffic flow modelling and contracting for collaborative services.
Ko joins us from Columbia Business School. He gained his PhD from Cornell University. His research investigates the motivational psychology of networking and has also explored the question of trust in cross-cultural interactions and online markets.
Melanie gained a PhD from the University of Cambridge. Her research deals with the psychological aspects of entrepreneurship. One of her recent projects explored how entrepreneurs’ moods influence the success of their pitches – insights that she is passing on through the New Business Ventures MBA course.
A labour-market and public-service economist, Alexandra had already coauthored a book – Repenser l’Etat – about rethinking the French state before doing her PhD at Harvard. She researches the effect of job loss and unemployment on health, and is working on a number of hands-on projects with French government agencies.
Daniel gained his PhD and MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, before which he worked in investment banking and oversaw a portfolio of $200 million. Today, his highly applied research is concerned with decision-making – and particularly with how a lack of information can lead to overconfidence.
Michael’s research focuses on healthcare management and hospital operations, applying advanced empirical methods and machine learning to ensure effective – and costeffective treatment for patients. He gained his PhD from the Judge Business School, Cambridge, and holds an honorary appointment with Cambridge University Hospitals.
Spencer researches the management of creativity; collaboration in business (and beyond); and emotional connection with organisations. He has conducted projects with Google, NASA and Black Diamond, and is currently studying T-shirt designers, dancers and Grammy-winning bands. He has a PhD from Arizona State University.