Yale SOM Welcomes New Faculty

The Yale School of Management will welcome nine new ladder-track, non-ladder, and visiting faculty members for the 2017–18 academic year, including two senior finance scholars and junior faculty in organizational behavior, economics, and finance.

New Faculty

Two new professors of finance join Yale SOM from the faculty of the University of Chicago: Stefano Giglio and Kelly Shue. Giglio’s research interests span several topics, including asset pricing, macroeconomics, and real estate, with a particular focus on volatility risk and on the term structure of asset prices across markets. He and visiting professor Bryan Kelly recently won the Fama-DFA Prize for the best paper in the Journal of Financial Economics. (Yale SOM faculty member Tobias J. Moskowitz took second place.) Giglio is also a classical musician and composer.

Top row: Kelly Shue, Stefano Giglio, Tristan Botelho;
middle row: Michael Sinkinson, Bryan Kelly, Cydney
Dupree; bottom row: William B. English, Kevin Donovan,
Alexander Zentefis

Kelly Shue’s academic interests lie at the intersection of behavioral economics and empirical corporate finance. Her research has explored executive social networks, compensation and promotions, sequential decision errors, mergers and acquisitions, corporate social responsibility, persuasion in corporate financial reporting, and errors in voting. She has been awarded the AQR Insight Award, the Wharton School–WRDS Award for Best Empirical Finance Paper, and the UBS Global Asset Management Award for Research in Investments. 

Senior lecturer in finance William B. English joins Yale SOM from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, where he served as senior special advisor for monetary policy,  to teach in the Master of Management Studies in Systemic Risk program. Prior to joining the Federal Reserve, English taught at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Chicago. 

Tristan Botelho joins the school as assistant professor of organizational behavior after receiving his PhD from the Sloan School of Management at MIT. Botelho’s research interests include entrepreneurship, evaluation processes, organization theory, and strategy. Most recently, he has explored how factors unrelated to quality, such as gender and social influence, affect the ratings that investment professionals receive.

Cydney Dupree has been appointed assistant professor of organizational behavior. Dupree’s doctoral studies at Princeton University were in social psychology and public policy; her scholarship includes the examination of stereotypes and impression management, especially the strategies used by high-status and low-status groups to create, change, and manage impressions. 

Newly arrived assistant professor of economics Michael Sinkinson specializes in applied microeconomics and industrial organization. His research focuses on questions of market structure as they relate to the industries of media, technology, and telecommunications. He formerly taught at the Wharton School of Business and was recognized by Poets and Quants as one of its “best 40 under 40” business school professors. He received his PhD in economics at Harvard University. Before his academic career, he worked in consulting at McKinsey & Company and at Cornerstone Research.

Alexander Zentefis has been appointed assistant professor of finance.  During his doctoral studies at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, he studied macro-finance, financial intermediation, asset pricing, and industrial organization. His recent research shows the ways in which low equity in the banking sector disrupts the transmission of monetary policy to the real economy.

Visiting Faculty

Kevin Donovan joins Yale SOM as a visiting assistant professor of economics. Donovan, whose research focuses on growth and development, is an assistant professor in the department of economics at the University of Notre Dame and a concurrent faculty member at the Keough School for Global Affairs.

Bryan Kelly, visiting professor of finance, will join the Yale SOM faculty in September from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. His research interests include theoretical and empirical asset pricing; models of tail risk, volatility and correlation dynamics; and asymmetric information in asset markets. Prior to his doctoral studies, Kelly worked in Morgan Stanley’s investment banking division and in the sales and trading division of UBS.


Jason Abaluck, whose Yale SOM courses include Healthcare Strategy, Public Sector Economics, and Healthcare Economics, has been promoted to associate professor of economics.