Meet Berkeley-Haas’ Nine New Professors

A diverse group of nine new assistant professors is joining the Haas School of Business this fall.

New faculty members, whose research spans from studying cardiac surgeons’ performance reports to researching the long-term effects of affirmative action on companies’ hiring policies, will help enrich the school’s thought leadership in a wide range of disciplines.

Having earned their PhDs at the some of the world’s most prestigious institutions, they say they chose to join the Haas faculty for both the school’s rich research ecosystem and its teaching excellence.

“I wanted the opportunity to teach at a smaller business school where students want to understand complex industries and improve the way they work, both for profit and to do good, “ says Asst. Prof. Jonathan Kolstad, who comes to Haas from Wharton and teaches economic analysis and policy. “I am also here because of the caliber of applied economics research at Haas.”

“Our new assistant professors are fabulous,” says Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Chair of the Faculty Andrew Rose. “We are simply delighted to welcome such a promising group of young talent.”

Pictured clockwise from left:

Conrad Miller: Economic Analysis and Policy
PhD: MIT, Economics
Areas of expertise: Labor markets; hiring; job networks; spatial frictions
Fall semester class: Data and Decisions

Yiangos Papanastasiou: Operations and Information Technology Management
PhD: London Business School
Areas of expertise: Social learning; crowdsourcing; strategic information transmission

Hoai-Luu Nguyen: Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics
(*Currently a postdoctoral fellow; will teach in 2016-2017)
PhD: MIT, Economics
Areas of expertise: Banking; local credit markets; small business lending

Raul Sanchez de la Sierra: Business and Public Policy
PhD: Columbia University
Areas of expertise: Political economy of development, economies in weak states, private sector and violent groups

Juliana Schroeder: Management of Organizations
PhD: The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Areas of expertise: Social cognition; judgment; decision-making
Fall semester class: Introduction to Organizational Behavior.

Jonathan Kolstad: Economic Analysis and Policy
PhD: Harvard University
Assistant Professor, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Areas of expertise: Economics (health, public and industrial organization); incentives and motivation (particularly of physicians); consumer decision making in complex markets (e.g. insurance); methods to use large-scale data.

Ellen Evers: Marketing
PhD: Tilburg University
Postdoctoral Fellow, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Areas of expertise: How the human tendency to group and categorize affects judgment and decision making.
Fall semester class: Customer Insights

Omri Even Tov: Accounting
PhD: University of California, Los Angeles
Areas of expertise: Corporate bond market; sell-side analysts; mergers and acquisitions
Fall semester class: Financial Accounting

Mathijs de Vaan: Management of Organizations
PhD: Columbia University, Sociology
Areas of expertise: Networks analysis; economic sociology; health economics.
Fall semester class: Leading People