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Essays on Decisions Involving Recurring Financial Events

Stephen Atlas, 2013

Faculty Advisor: Daniel Bartels

This dissertation explores what influences consumer financial decisions with consequences that recur over time, such as mortgages and recurring payment plans in contracts. This dissertation investigates two questions: (1) How do individual differences in intertemporal preferences influence how consumers think about recurring financial events? (2) How does the aggregation level used to describe the recurring financial consequences impact how consumers mentally represent the purchase?

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Essays on the Strategic Discretion of Prosecutors in the Legal System

Alicja Reuben, 2013

Faculty Advisor: Bruce Kogut

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Venture Capital and Innovation

Juanita Gonzalez-Uribe, 2013

Faculty Advisor: Morten Sorensen

This dissertation delves into the relation between venture capital and innovation. The existing literature usually addresses this question by using industry-level data. In contrast, the analysis here relies on data at the company level on patents invented in venture-backed companies. The dissertation has four parts.

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Cultural Metacognitive Processes: Psychological Mechanisms Promoting Intercultural Effectiveness

Shira Mor, 2013

Faculty Advisor: Michael Morris

In Chapter 1, I provide a general theoretical framework for the dissertation. In Chapter 2, I examine the association between cultural metacognition and intercultural effectiveness. In Chapter 3, I examine the conditions and cognitive mechanisms that facilitate application and updating of cultural knowledge among individuals high on cultural metacognition. I further test whether related individual difference factors can explain the hypotheses I proposed in Chapter 3.

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Egocentric Categorization: Self as a Reference Category in Product Judgment & Consumer Choice

Liad Weiss, 2013

Faculty Advisor: Gita V. Johar

Be it a shiny sports car or a luxury watch, consumers are predisposed to approach appealing objects. However, rules of modern society restrict consumers from touching or taking objects based on a mere desire to do so. Instead, consumers must have a legal connection to an object--ownership--in order to have mastery over it. What are the cognitive implications of the transparent boundaries that society draws between consumers and objects that they do not own?

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Essays on Decisions Involving Recurring Financial Events

Stephen Atlas, 2013

Faculty Advisor: Eric Johnson

This dissertation explores what influences consumer financial decisions with consequences that recur over time, such as mortgages and recurring payment plans in contracts.

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The Real Effects of Opacity: Evidence from Tax Avoidance

Jon Nathan Kerr, 2013

Faculty Advisor: Trevor Harris

This study provides evidence on a significant real consequence of an opaque financial reporting information environment: increased corporate tax avoidance. Using an international sample of firms, I find that firms with a more opaque information environment, as measured at both the firm and country level, exhibit higher levels of firm-specific tax avoidance.

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How Power and Powerlessness Corrupt

Andy Yap, 2013

Faculty Advisor: E. Tory Higgins

This dissertation examines how and when, both powerfulness and powerlessness, can each lead to corrupt behavior.

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Rethinking Organizational Leader Identity Development: A Social Network and Ethnographic Approach

Russell Lemler, 2013

Faculty Advisor: Jerry Kim

I propose a nuanced theoretical approach to understanding leader identity development in organizations. Past identity work has ignored or tangentially addressed phases of development that I term `leader identity stagnation' and `leader identity destruction'. Analysis of survey and network data examining West Point cadets' identities and friendship, leadership, and trust networks adds insight into the leader identity development process.

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Pricing Decentralization in Customized Pricing Systems and Network Models

Ahmet Simsek, 2013

Faculty Advisor: Robert Phillips

In this thesis, we study the implications of multi-party pricing for both consumers and producers in different settings. Within most organizations, the final price of a product or service is usually the result of a chain of pricing decisions. This chain may consist of different departments of the same company as well as different companies in a specific industry. Understanding the implications of such chains on the final prices and on consumer and producer surplus is the key topic of this dissertation.

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Application Deadlines

Master of Science in Marketing >

For Fall 2016 Entry:

Available: August 1st, 2015
Deadline: January 4th, 2016

 

Master of Science in Financial Economics >

For Fall 2016 Entry:

Available: August 1st, 2015
Deadline: January 4th, 2016

 

Master of Science in Management Science and Engineering >

For Fall 2016 Entry:
To be determined

 

Available 8/1/15
Sept 2016

Doctoral
Deadline: 01/05/16

MS Marketing
Deadline: 01/04/16

MS Financial Economics
Deadline: 01/04/16

 

Doctoral Program News

Young Alumni Balseiro wins George B. Dantzig Dissertation Award

At the 2014 Informs national meeting, Santiago Balseiro was honored for his work in "Competition and Yield Optimization in Ad Exchanges". We congratulate Santiago on his accomplishment.

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Ethan Rouen wins Deloitte Doctoral Fellowship in Accounting

The Deloitte Foundation has awarded $25,000 grants to 10 top accounting Ph.D. candidates through the Deloitte Foundation’s annual Doctoral Fellowship program. Given to students who plan to pursue academic careers upon graduation, the award will support the 2015 recipients’ final year of coursework and the subsequent year to complete their doctoral dissertation.

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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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