19 Oct 2022

Faculty Recognition

A round-up of recent Harvard Business School faculty awards, honors and recognition.
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Driven Data Labs
Professor Seth Neel Wins U.S. Pets Prize Challenge: Phase 1
November 10, 2022
Professor Seth Neel and his team, MusCAT, are winners of the U.S. PETs Prize Challenge. Privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs) have the potential to unlock more trustworthy innovation in data analysis and machine learning. The goal of the challenge is to advance privacy-preserving federated learning solutions that provide end-to-end privacy and security protections while harnessing the potential of AI for overcoming significant global challenges.


Forbes
Introducing the Forbes Future of Work 50
November 3, 2022
Forbes' inaugural list of 50 leaders, executives, thinkers and teams who are shaping the office of tomorrow, today includes HBS Professor Tsedal Neeley.


INFORMS 2022
Lauren Cohen and Scott Duke Kominers Awarded Management Science Best Paper Award
November 1, 2022
Professors Lauren Cohen and Scott Duke Kominers won the Management Science Best Paper Award from the finance section of INFORMS. Papers are evaluated based on their contribution to theory, empirics, operational aspects, and managerial practice of finance.


INFORMS 2022
Professor Edward McFowland III and Colleagues Win Best Complete Paper Award
October 17, 2022
At the 2022 INFORMS Annual Meeting, Professor Edward McFowland III and colleagues won the Best Complete Paper Award for their paper "Ensemble Iv: Creating Instrumental Variables from Ensemble Learners for Robust Statistical Inference." This award was presented for their latest method of addressing measurement (prediction) error in data-mined variables when they are incorporated into regression analyses.


University of Bradford
Professor Stephen Greyser Awarded an Honorary Doctorate
October 19, 2022

Professor Steve Greyser receiving an honorary degree from the University of Bradford
Photo Courtesy University of Bradford
Richard P. Chapman Professor (Marketing/Communications) Emeritus Stephen Greyser (MBA 1958), was recently awarded an honorary doctorate from Bradford University. He had previously collaborated with former Bradford Professor John Balmer and Lund (Sweden) Professor Mats Urde on a project examining the branding of monarchies. Greyser currently serves on Bradford’s business school’s advisory board, as well as a guest lecturer. Balmer is now Professor of Corporate Identity at Brunel. Greyser has been a long-time marketing professor at HBS, teaching for over 50 years and continuing to publish HBS cases and Working Papers. Commenting on his honorary degree, Greyser said, “I have always felt that I was a member of the Bradford family. Now, I am also an alumnus.”

Earlier this year, Greyser was elected through a competitive ballot to the Market Research Council Hall of Fame in the Retired Practitioner category. He was recognized for “his contributions of outstanding and lasting value to the practice of Market Research.”


Private Equity Summit Series
Professor Josh Lerner Awarded the Doriot Award
October 2, 2022
Professor Josh Lerner and colleagues have been awarded the 2022 Doriot Award for their paper “Investing Outside the Box: Evidence from Alternative Vehicles in Private Equity.” Established in 2021, the award jury searches for academic publications in highly ranked peer reviewed journals (A or A+ ranking) on the topics of private equity and venture capital.


Chicago Quantitative Alliane
Professor Lauren Cohen Awarded First Prize in CQA's Academic Competition
September 30, 2022
Professor Lauren Cohen, post-doctoral researcher Stephan Heller, and colleagues have won first place in Chicago Quantitative Alliance’s Academic Competition with their paper “Hidden Alpha.” Winners are chosen based on both presentation quality and content of interest to practicing investment professionals. Competitive papers submitted are from topic areas such as asset allocation, derivatives, fixed income, equity, financial engineering, and security valuation/pricing models.


U.S. Department of Commerce
U.S. Department of Commerce Appoints First Members to Industrial Advisory Committee
September 29, 2022
The U.S. Department of Commerce announced the appointment of 24 members to the Industrial Advisory Committee (IAC), including HBS Professor Willy Shih. The advisory body that will provide guidance to the Secretary of Commerce on a range of issues related to domestic semiconductor research and development in support of CHIPS for America.


American Accounting Association
Professors Ethan Rouen and Yuan Zou Receive Innovation in Research Award
September 29, 2022
Professors Ethan Rouen and Yuan Zou received the Innovation in Research Award for their paper “Inclusive Managers,” which is now titled “Passing the Mic: Career and Firm Outcomes of Executive Interactions," from the American Accounting Association.


MIT
Professors Pacelli and Zou Receive Best Paper Award
September 29, 2022
At the 2022 MIT Asia Conference, Professors Joseph Pacelli, Yuan Zou, and Doctoral Student Tianshuo Shi, received the award for Best Paper for their paper "Communicating Corporate Culture in Labor Markets: Evidence from Job Postings."


European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management
Professor Ethan Rouen Receives Award
September 23, 2022
Professor Ethan Rouen has received the award for Best Junior Contribution to the Theory and Practice of Intangibles, Intellectual Capital, and Sustainability from the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management.


Formiche
Italian Translation: Minister Franco Gives Sadun and Tabellini the de Sanctis Prize
September 6, 2022
Economist Raffaella Sadun, connected via streaming, received the De Sanctis Prize for Economic Sciences in a ceremony that took place in the Carlo Azeglio Ciampi room of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, in the presence of Minister Daniele Franco.


Society for Personality and Social Psychology
SAGE Early Career Trajectory Award
August 30, 2022
Ashley Whillans has received a SAGE Early Career Trajectory Award. The award recognizes outstanding achievements by early career scholars in social and personality psychology, including contributions to teaching, research, or service to the field.


International Association for Conflict Management
2022 Early Career Award Winners Announcement
July 10, 2022
Earlier this year, the International Association for Conflict Management (IACM) announced the winners of its Early Career Award. This award honors scholars in the first five years of their post-doctoral career, who have shown exceptional promise for making significant contributions to the study of conflict and negotiation. This year, the award went to Jackson Lu (MIT) and Julian Zlatev (HBS). Both Jackson and Julian were presented with their award at this year’s IACM Conference in Ottawa, Canada this July.


Market Research Council
Market Research Council Announces 2022 Hall of Fame Inductees
June 28, 2022
The Market Research Council (MRC), the nation’s leading organization devoted to promoting the field of marketing research, announced the inductees for its 2022 Market Research Council Hall of Fame Awards and for its Change Maker Award. This year’s Hall of Fame Inductees include Stephen A. Greyser, Richard P. Chapman Professor (Marketing/Communications) Emeritus, of the Harvard Business School, in the Retired Practitioner category. Professor Greyser is being recognized for his outstanding contributions to market research.


American Accounting Association
Daniel A. Cohen, Aiyesha Dey, and Thomas Z. Lys to Receive the American Accounting Association 2022 Distinguished Contributions to Accounting Literature Award
May 26, 2022
The American Accounting Association (AAA) is pleased to announce that the 2022 Distinguished Contributions to Accounting Literature Award will be presented to Daniel A. Cohen, Aiyesha Dey, and Thomas Z. Lys for their work “Real and Accrual-Based Earnings Management in the Pre-and Post-Sarbanes-Oxley Periods,” published in the May 2008 issue of The Accounting Review.


International Industrial Organization Conference
Robert F. Lanzillotti Prize for Assistant Professor Alex MacKay
May 17, 2022
The Robert F. Lanzillotti Prize for the best paper in antitrust economics is presented at the International Industrial Organization Conference (IIOC), annually. The IIOC is one of the most high-profile conferences in the field of industrial organization. Assistant Professor Alex MacKay and colleagues from Georgetown and DICE were honored this year for their paper, "Rising Markups and the Role of Consumer Preferences." The paper shows that companies in the consumer-packaged goods industry in the U.S. significantly increased their market power between 2006 and 2019, increasing their price-cost margins by more than 30% on average. The main reasons for this increase are that consumers are less responsive to price changes over time, and falling production costs have only been passed on to consumers to a small extent.

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