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Five Award-winning Professors Join Haas School in 2007-2008


Five new professors joined the Haas School faculty in the 2007-2008 year, bringing additional knowledge in the areas of financial theory, operations, and the prevention of fraud and malfeasance.


Dmitry Livdan joined the Finance Group as assistant professor in the fall. Livdan taught Introduction to Finance to Evening & Weekend MBA students and a Ph.D. corporate finance seminar during the spring semester. Livdan came from Texas A&M University's Mays School of Business and also holds a Ph.D. in physics. His research focuses on asset pricing, optimal contracts, and informational economics.


After coming to Haas as a visiting professor from University of Michigan's Ross School of Business, Patricia Dechow officially joined the Haas Accounting Group in summer 2007. Dechow, who hails from Perth, Australia, taught Financial Information Analysis to Evening & Weekend MBA students in the fall. Her research on accounting fraud has grabbed headlines from such publications as Forbes and CFO.com.


Jo-Ellen Pozner joined the Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations Group as an assistant professor in the fall, following completion of her Ph.D. at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. Pozner has focused her research on corporate malfeasance and corporate governance. She taught an Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations Ph.D. research seminar in the spring semester and taught the core Leadership course to MBA students last fall.


Assistant Professor Nicolae Gārleanu taught Introduction to Finance to Berkeley MBAs in the fall. Gārleanu, who was previously an assistant professor at Wharton, has won awards from the Western Finance Association and the Association for Investment Management and Research for his research, which covers imperfect markets, trading liquidity, and financial innovations.


Associate Professor Terry Taylor came to Haas from the Columbia Graduate School of Business, where he received the Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence in a Core Course. Taylor taught Operations Management to Berkeley MBAs in the spring. Taylor studies supply chain management and served as director of research of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Supply Chain Management Forum before moving to Columbia in 2001.


 

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Five Award-winning Professors Join Haas School in 2007-2008

(l. to r.) Dmitry Livdan, Assistant Professor, Finance Group, From: Texas A&M (Mays). Patricia Dechow, Professor, Accounting Group, From: U. Michigan (Ross). Jo-Ellen Pozner, Assistant Professor, Organizational Behavior & Industrial Relations Group, From: Ph.D., Northwestern (Kellogg). Nicolae Gârleanu, Assistant Professor, Finance Group, From: Wharton. Terry Taylor, Associate Professor, Operations & IT Management Group, From: Columbia.