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Yale School of Management Announces Faculty Promotions, Retirements, and New Arrivals

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Two members of the faculty were promoted to full professor, two veterans retired, and new faculty in management, economics, and marketing joined the school.

The Yale School of Management has announced faculty promotions, retirements, and new appointments effective July 1.

Jason Abaluck and Joyee Deb were promoted to the rank of professor of economics. Abaluck, whose research lies at the intersection of public finance, behavioral economics, health economics, and industrial organization, joined the faculty in 2012. Deb’s research focuses on repeated games, reputation, industrial organization, and political economy. She joined the faculty in 2014.

Veteran faculty members Paul Bracken and Shyam Sunder have retired. Bracken, an authority on global competition and the strategic application of technology in business and defense who joined Yale SOM as a ladder-track faculty member in 1983, is now a professor emeritus of management. Sunder, a renowned accounting theorist and experimental economist, has taught at Yale SOM since 1999. He is now the James L. Frank Professor Emeritus of Accounting, Economics, and Finance.

Meanwhile, new faculty members in management, marketing, and economics joined the school.

Diana Van Patten was appointed assistant professor of economics, effective July 1. Van Patten received a PhD in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles. Van Patten’s research interests include macroeconomics, economic development, international trade, and economic geography.

Also on July 1, Kai Hao Yang was appointed assistant professor of economics. Yang received a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago. Yang’s research interests include microeconomic theory, political economy, and industry organization.

Joowon Klusowski, currently a postdoctoral associate at Yale SOM, will join the Yale SOM faculty as an assistant professor of marketing in July 2022. Klusowski received a PhD in marketing and psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Klusowski’s research interests include numeric judgements and decisions, choice, and behavior change.

In addition to its new tenure-track faculty, Yale SOM will welcome new visiting lecturers. These include Alp Simsek, most recently the Rudi Dornbusch Career Development Associate Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who will be a visiting lecturer in management at Yale SOM beginning September 1. Some of Simsek’s research interests include macroeconomics, finance, international finance, and uncertainty.

Jihae Shin was also appointed visiting lecturer in management, effective July 1. Most recently an assistant professor of management and human resources at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Shin received a PhD in management from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. Shin’s research interests include motivation, creativity, and entrepreneurial decision making.