Job Market Candidates

Yale School of Management PhD students on the job market in 2014-2015.

Ernest Baskin

Dissertation Committee: Nathan Novemsky (Chair), Ravi Dhar, Shane Frederick, Zoe Chance
Research Interests: Context Effects in Choice, Future Biases in Decision Making, Role of Goals and Expectations in Consumer Behavior, Gift Giving, Judgment and Decision Making, Gambling and Emotion
Job Market Paper Title: “Choice as Opportunity: The Role of Attribution”
Ernest Baskin’s Website
Contact: ernest.baskin@yale.edu

Michelle Y. Lu

Dissertation Committee: Jiwoong Shin (Chair), K. Sudhir, Arthur Campbell, Subrata Sen
Research Interests: Communication, Consumer Education, Creative Industries, High-tech Marketing, Advertising, Applied Game Theory, Supermodular Games, Information Theory
Job Market Paper Title: “Strategic Consumer Education”
Michelle Y. Lu’s Website
Contact: yi.lu@yale.edu

Jennifer Savary

Dissertation Committee: Ravi Dhar (Chair), Shane Frederick, George Newman, Nathan Novemsky
Research Interests: Judgment & Decision Making, Consumer Psychology, Self-Signaling, Prosocial Decision Making
Job Market Paper Title: “When Quitting Feels Like Giving Up: Self-Signaling Considerations in Forfeiture Choice”
Jennifer Savary’s Website
Contact: jennifer.savary@yale.edu

Aytekin Ertan

Dissertation Committee: Jacob K. Thomas (Chair), Shyam Sunder, Frank X. Zhang, Alina Lerman
Research Interests: Financial Accounting and Capital Markets, Debt Contracting, Earnings Management, Accounting Disclosure, Financial Regulation
Job Market Paper Title: “Real Earnings Management in the Financial Industry”
Aytekin Ertan's Website
Contact: aytekin.ertan@yale.edu

Simon Huang

Dissertation Committee: William N. Goetzmann (Chair), Nicholas C. Barberis, Andrew Metrick, Jacob K. Thomas
Research Interests: Behavioral Finance, Empirical Asset Pricing, Investment Management
Job Market Paper Title: "The Momentum Gap and Return Predictability"
Simon Huang's Website
Contact: simon.huang@yale.edu

Stephen A. Karolyi

Dissertation Committee: Gary Gorton (Chair), Andrew Metrick, Justin Murfin, Matthew Spiegel
Research Interests: Corporate Finance, Financial Intermediation
Job Market Paper Title: "Personal Lending Relationships"
Stephen A. Karolyi's Website
Contact: stephen.karolyi@yale.edu

Cecil Wang

Dissertation Committee: William N. Goetzmann (Chair), Zhiwu Chen, Matthew Spiegel, Heather E. Tookes
Research Interests: Real Estate, Financial Institutions, Behavioral Finance, Empirical Asset Pricing
Job Market Paper Title: "Subjective Home Valuations and the Cross-Section of Housing Returns"
Cecil Wang's Website
Contact: cecil.wang@yale.edu