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5 new faculty join us this fall!

September 1, 2011

For academic year 2011-12 Brandeis International Business School is pleased to be joined by five new faculty: Daniel BergstresserSandra ChaJane EbertDebarshi Nandy, and Davide Pettenuzzo.

Visiting Associate Professor Bergstresser teaches at Harvard Business School, and has focused his research on the impact of taxation, regulation and market structure on financial markets. He has worked for Barclays Global Investors in London and the Federal Reserve Board in Washington D.C. He received his Ph.D. in economics from MIT.

Assistant Professor Cha was most recently at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management, where she wrote articles on leadership and diversity management for such publications as the Journal of Applied Psychology and Harvard Business Review. She holds a Ph.D. in organizational behavior, awarded jointly by Harvard Business School and the Harvard Psychology Department. 

Assistant Professor Ebert comes to us from the University of Minnesota, where she served as an Assistant Professor of Marketing and conducted research on how individuals are motivated by future concerns versus immediate concerns. Awarded her Ph.D. in social psychology from Harvard University, she also served as a postdoctoral research fellow at MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

Before coming to Brandeis, Assistant Professor Nandy taught finance at York University’s Schulich School of Business in Toronto. He is a visiting research scholar at the National Bureau of Economic Research and has been published in the Journal of Financial Economics. He has conducted extensive research in corporate finance, venture capital and hedge funds. 

Assistant Professor Pettenuzzo will be teaching an advanced econometrics course in the Ph.D. program at Brandeis IBS. His academic interests also include forecasting and data mining. He was most recently Manager at Bates White, LLC, a prestigious economic consulting firm. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy, working extensively with Professor Halbert L. White, Jr. at University of California, San Diego.

The school is very fortunate to have these five scholars join the Brandeis community this year. Collectively, they will add to emerging areas of expertise in economics, finance, leadership and marketing.