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FACULTY

6

CHICAGO BOOTH I DEAN’S REPORT 2016 –17

AWARDS, APPOINTMENTS,

AND RETURNS

Faculty members at Booth continue to

receive prestigious accolades.

Amir Sufi,

Bruce Lindsay Professor of Economics and

Public Policy, won the Fischer Black Prize,

which is awarded by the American Finance

Association to the best financial economist

under 40.

Douglas W. Diamond,

Merton

H. Miller Distinguished Service Professor

of Finance, was elected a member of the

National Academy of Sciences. Associate

professor of economics

Joseph S. Vavra

was

awarded the Sloan Research Fellowship

in Economics. Meanwhile,

Raghuram G.

Rajan

returned to Booth and was named

Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished

Service Professor of Finance. Rajan had

been on leave from the university while

serving for three years as the governor of

the Reserve Bank of India.

NEW FACULTY MEMBERS

Nine exceptional scholars joined the

faculty during the 2016–17 academic year.

Berkeley J. Dietvorst

, assistant professor

of marketing, researches how consumers

and managers make judgments and

decisions, and how to improve them.

João

Granja

is assistant professor of accounting.

His research interests include analyzing

the relationship between disclosure and

financial development, with a focus on

examining the way accounting information

affects the stability and development of

financial institutions. Assistant professor

of economics

Rohan Kekre

studies

macroeconomics and international

finance, with additional interests in public

economics and finance.

The research focus of

Elisabeth Kempf,

assistant professor of finance and James

S. Kemper Foundation Faculty Scholar,

lies at the intersection of corporate

finance, financial intermediation, and

labor economics.

Emma Levine,

assistant

professor of behavioral science and Charles

E. Merrill Faculty Scholar, investigates

interpersonal trust and ethical decision-

making.

Veronika Rockova

is assistant

professor of econometrics and statistics

and James S. Kemper Foundation Faculty

Scholar. Her work brings together statistical

methodology, theory, and computation

to develop high-performance tools for

analyzing large datasets.

Assistant professor of accounting

Rimmy

Tomy

explores the impact of regulatory

intervention on firms’ financial reporting

and real activities, and the role of external

monitors such as auditors and regulators

in corporate oversight and governance.

Panagiotis (Panos) Toulis,

assistant

professor of econometrics and statistics

and John E. Jeuck Faculty Fellow, studies

causal inference and experimental design

in complex dynamical systems, such as

multi-agent economies and networks.

And assistant professor of operations

management

Yuan Zhong

researches

applied probability, as well as modeling and

analysis of large-scale stochastic systems

with business and engineering applications.

INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL

UNDERGOES REBRANDING

Booth’s five-year-old intellectual capital

initiative, which translates faculty research

for a general audience, relaunched its

quarterly magazine and website as

Chicago

Booth Review

. Since then, monthly page

views of its website have risen from 33,000

a month to more than 54,000, while its

social-media following has increased from

11,000 to more than 33,000. In April

2017, the

CBR

website was short-listed for

a Webby Award for Best Business

Blog/Website.