Maria Ibanez is a doctoral candidate and teaching fellow in the Technology and Operations Management unit at the Harvard Business School.
Maria's research spans several disciplines, with a specific focus on the interactions of management, organizational design, and productivity.
Prior to joining HBS, Maria conducted research at the University of Chicago with Professor Steven Levitt.
She previously worked as a research/teaching assistant, an investment analyst, and a Web developer. Maria has volunteered in Latin America, participating in medical brigades as well as acting as a consultant for small businesses in need of technical expertise. She earned a Master of Science in Applied Economics from Marquette University, and published her thesis in the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics with Professor Anthony Pennington-Cross.
Maria's research includes service operations, market dynamics, finance, decision making under uncertainty, process improvement, and supply chain management, with a particular focus on productivity.