David Bach is Deputy Dean for Academic Programs and Professor in the Practice of Management at Yale School of Management. An expert in political economy, his research and teaching focus on business-government relations, nonmarket strategy, and global market regulation. His course “The End of Globalization?” received the 2018 Ideas Worth Teaching Award of the Aspen Institute.
As a member of Yale SOM’s senior leadership team, Dean Bach directs the school’s Executive MBA, the Master of Advanced Management, and the Master of Management Studies; leads global strategy primarily via engagement with the 30-school strong Global Network for Advanced Management; supervises marketing, communications, and technology; catalyzes curricular innovation in the area of global business; guides online education initiatives; and oversees Yale Center Beijing. He also serves on the Provost's Advisory Committee on International Activities.
A winner of multiple teaching awards, Bach was named one of “40 under 40” business school professors by Poets & Quants, one of the “Top 50 business school professors on Twitter”, and has twice given a GMAC keynote address on innovation in management education.
Bach enjoys working with the media and is frequently quoted on topics including the global economy, financial markets, the future of the European Union, business-government relations, and innovation in management education in leading international news outlets such as the Financial Times, The Economist, New York Times, L.A. Times, Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal, BBC, Reuters, Times of India, and South China Morning Post.
A native of Germany, he received his Ph.D. and M.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and holds a B.A. magna cum laude in Political Science and International Studies from Yale University.