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Professors receive tenure

Three Brandeis IBS faculty members receive tenure

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June 4, 2012

Brandeis International Business School (IBS) faculty members Daniel Bergstresser, Jens Hilscher and Brad Morrison were granted tenure as well as new official titles by Brandeis IBS earlier this month. In recognition of their contributions to the school’s research and positioning in the global marketplace, as well as their ability to relate academic studies to real-world expertise in the classroom, Brandeis IBS has awarded them full Associate Professor titles.
Bergstresser, previously Visiting Associate Professor of Finance, is now Associate Professor of Finance at Brandeis IBS. Hilscher, previously Assistant Professor of Finance, is now Associate Professor of Finance. Morrison, previously Assistant Professor of Management, is now Associate Professor of Management.

“It is truly a time to celebrate when three such outstanding individuals are awarded tenure," said Dean Bruce Magid, who serves as the Martin and Ahuva Gross Chair in Financial Markets and Institutions. “They are all well-respected researchers and engaged with students in and out of the classroom. These appointments represent ongoing efforts to deepen our expertise in finance and management.”

Bergstresser’s research focuses on municipal finance and on the impact of taxation, regulation, and market structure on financial markets. His research with Harvard University has been published in various academic and trade journals and has been cited by Bloomberg. He earned a PhD in economics at MIT and an AB at Stanford. In 2006 and 2007, he worked for the investment manager Barclays Global Investors, serving in London as Head of European Credit Research.

Hilscher joined the Brandeis IBS faculty in July 2005. His research concentrates on the pricing effects of credit and distress risk on stocks and bonds, which has been cited by the Economist and earned him an Outstanding Research Award at the Eastern Finance Association conference. He has worked on investigating both firm as well as country level risk. He earned a PhD at Harvard University and both a BSc and MSc degree at the London School of Economics.

Morrison’s research in healthcare includes the study of overcrowding of emergency departments as well as other work that explores the micro-foundations of diagnostic error.  In another stream of research, he examines the paradoxes of building organizational capability and implementing innovation and change. He has previously taught at the Sloan School at MIT, and has more than 15 years of consulting experience in the retail and consumer products and healthcare industries. He holds a PhD in management from the Sloan School of Management at MIT, an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and two BS degrees from MIT.