Annual Report 2011

Doctoral Programs Update

The Doctoral Programs at HBS train students who will be responsible for the next generation of business knowledge.

Wyss Awards


Claudine Madras Gartenberg
DBA, Strategy

Dissertation: “Essays on Firm Scope and Incentives: 1) Related Scope and Moral Hazard within Firms 2) Tempted by Scope? Homebuilder Mortgage Affiliates, Lending Quality and the Housing Crisis 3) Too Much Control: Vertical Integration, Managerial Monitoring and Firm Failure”
Now on the faculty of Stern School of Business, New York University

Michael Dickstein
Ph.D., Business Economics

Dissertation: “Essays on the Industrial Organization of Health Care: 1) Physician vs. Patient Incentives in Prescription Drug Choice 2) Efficient Provision of Experience Goods: Evidence from Antidepressant Choice 3) Estimating Single Agent Dynamic Models Using Moment Inequalities”
Now on the faculty of the Department of Economics, Stanford University

Lalin Anik
DBA, Marketing

Dissertation: “Experiments in Social Networks” Now a post doctoral fellow of the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Named in honor of Hansjoerg Wyss (MBA ’65)



Judd Kessler
Ph.D., Business Economics

Dissertation: “Social Forces and Public Good Provision” Now on the faculty of The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Samuel Hanson
Ph.D., Business Economics

Dissertation: “Essays in Financial Economics: 1) Share Issuance and Factor Timing, 2) Issuer Quality and Corporate Bond Returns, 3) Are There Too Many Safe Securities? Securitization and the Incentives for Information Production”
Now on the faculty at Harvard Business School
Established by Roger Martin (MBA ’81) in memory of his mentor, HBS professor John Lintner


For the fourth year DBA and Ph.D. candidates recognized one senior and one junior faculty member who fostered their professional and personal development with the Doctoral Awards for Excellence in Mentoring.

The senior faculty award went to Al Roth and the junior faculty award to Dennis Campbell.

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