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Pricing and revenue management with limited market information

Serken Eren, 2008

Faculty Advisor: Costis Maglaras

Traditional models from the revenue management literature assume that firms have full information about the market demand and consumer preferences. This thesis studies pricing, capacity allocation and product line positioning models for a firm with limited market information using relative performance criteria and maximum entropy estimation.

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Essays on financial markets

Siddhartha Ghosh Dastidar, 2008

Faculty Advisor: Christopher Mayer

This dissertation comprises three chapters, each of which studies the effect of an unanticipated event on a financial market. This helps us understand what variables influence changes in security prices, and what information is embedded in these price movements.

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Essays in financial economics

Sze Wah Sam Cheung, 2008

Faculty Advisor: Michael Johannes

The first chapter of this dissertation examines continuous-time one-factor and two-factor stochastic volatility models incorporating jumps in returns and volatility using joi

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Managers' Affective Expressions as Determinants of Employee Responses to Change: Valence, Inappropriateness and Authenticity

Rachael Elwork Wells, 2008

Faculty Advisor: Joel Brockner

This dissertation contributes to an understudied area in organizational change research: the effects of managers' affective expressions on employee responses to change. I build upon the psychological literature on resilience and the organizational literatures on affect and change to develop hypotheses based on the premise that resilient responses to change may be the result of social processes in addition to purely individual ones.

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Three Essays on the Pharmaceutical Industry Ariel Yaakov Fishman

Ariel Fishman, 2008

Faculty Advisor: Pierre Azoulay

Three essays discuss management theory and the pharmaceutical industry.

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Essays on announcements and asset pricing

Andrew Dubinsky, 2008

Faculty Advisor: Michael Johannes

This first essay develops a framework for understanding the impact of macro announcements on Treasury bond prices and Treasury bond options. Scheduled macro news increases the return volatility several times compared to days without announcements. I build a model that incorporates these announcement effects and use it to develop an estimation procedure to measure the ex-ante volatility of bond prices on announcement days using option prices.

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How are choice givers perceived? Effects of choice provision on leadership and trust perceptions

Yong-Joo Roy Chua, 2008

Faculty Advisor: Sheena Iyengar

Managers today often try to engage employees by giving them more freedom and flexibility at work. One simple yet powerful way to do so is to give them choice, i.e., the selection of one or more options out of multiple available alternatives. However, choice as a tactic in granting employees work flexibility is seldom explicitly studied in organizational research.

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Capital market pressures and earnings management: Evidence from U.S. dual-class firms

Feng Chen, 2008

Faculty Advisor: Bjorn Jorgensen

In a dual-class share structure, one class of common stock typically has more votes per share than the other, but both classes have equal or similar cash flow rights per share. While this dual-class structure is likely to entrench management, it potentially reduces capital market pressures on managers thereby reducing the need for managers to manipulate earnings.

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Revenue management under model uncertainty: Theory and methods

Omar Besbes, 2008

Faculty Advisor: Assaf Zeevi

A growing number of industries are adopting advanced decision support tools to optimize their revenues. One of the main challenges in the area of revenue management is the ability to account for the underlying uncertainty associated with the demand, e.g., the sensitivity of customers to changes in prices.

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Business groups, corporate innovation, and financial development: Evidence from Europe

Tomer Berkovitz, 2008

Faculty Advisor: Patrick Bolton

This dissertation examines the relation between business groups, corporate innovation, and financial development. The first chapter studies the effect of business group affiliation on innovation.

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Doctoral Program News

Honigsberg featured in Ideas at Work

The August issue of Ideas at Work features research that doctoral candidate Colleen Honigsberg led in conjunction with Sharon Katz.

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Wazlawek featured in Ideas at Work

Abbie Wazlawek's joint research with Professor Daniel Ames is featured in the June 24th, 2014 edition of Ideas at Work

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Ethan Rouen featured in Ideas at Work

Ethan Rouen's joint research with Professor Dan Amiram is featured in the May 15th, 2014 edition of Ideas at Work

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Rivas Wins Fellowship

The PhD program is proud to congratulate Miguel Duro Rivas, who was awarded the Nasdaq Educational Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship.

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Wong wins Deloitte Fellowship

We are proud to announce that Yu Ting (Forester) Wong is one of the recipients of the 2014 Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellowship in Accounting.

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The PhD Program Congratulates John Yao

PhD student John Yao was a finalist in the 2013 M&SOM (Manufacturing & Service Operations Management) student paper competition.

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Honigsberg Named Postdoctoral Fellow

The PhD program is proud to congratulate Colleen Honigsberg, who was named the Postdoctoral Fellow in Corporate Governance at the Millstein Center at Columbia Law School in October 2013

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